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Pre-K Students Explore Children’s Museum of Atlanta

By: Erica Fatima Running and jumping, and filled with wild exclamations of delight, 157 of APS’ bright Pre-K scholars explored the exciting Children’s Museum of Atlanta . The energy and excitement filled the room, as students from Perkerson, Parkside, M. Agnes Jones, and Kimberly elementary schools “learned through play,” at various interactive stations. “I love this game!”…“Let…

AND THE WINNER OF THE 55TH ANNUAL SPELLING BEE IS…

By: Erica Fatima Benjamin Song! “Ben,” as his friends call him, appeared unflappable as he spelled “V-I-G-I-L-A-N-T-E” and secured the victory after nine harrowing rounds of spelling. Ben, a fifth grader at Brandon ES, will represent Atlanta Public Schools in the District 4 Bee, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, at North Atlanta High School. Upon being declared the winner, Ben…

APS Celebrates National School Counseling Week “School Counseling: The Recipe for Success”

By Erica Fatima National School Counseling Week (Feb. 1-5), sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the tremendous impact school counselors within U.S. school systems have in helping students achieve academic success and plan for a career. This year’s theme is “School Counseling: The Recipe for Success.” Notably, Atlanta Public Schools own Dr.…

Steve Smith Departs APS to Return to Private Sector

Steve Smith, associate superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools (APS),will resign effective June 30, to return to the private sector. He has served the students of Atlanta as the second-ranking executive since Superintendent Erroll Davis was appointed in 2011. Smith is credited with providing executive oversight of the district’s daily operations,collaborating with the superintendent to stabilize…

School Communications Survey

APS parents, please help us communicate more effectively by completing a quick survey. The survey includes 7 questions and is available on the homepage of your school’s website.  In addition, printed copies of the survey are available at all schools. Your feedback is very important to us, as the results from this survey will impact…