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APS is Thankful for Delta! Global Giant Steps Up Again to Help Hutchinson and Dobbs Elementary Schools

Students and staff at Hutchinson and Dobbs Elementary Schools have one more thing for which to be thankful … the generosity of Delta Airlines. Members of Delta’s cargo division, led by vice president Shawn Cole, visited Hutchinson on Friday and brought boxes of school supplies, along with large bags filled with snacks   and treats…

M. Agnes Jones Elementary School’s Literacy Initiative Gets a Big Boost from Georgia-Pacific

Agnes Jones Elementary School was “lit” on Friday afternoon … literally! Thanks to community partner Georgia-Pacific, all 547 students at the school received a personalized “lit kit” during its monthly honors assembly, held on the last Friday of each month. Each kit includes several books, based on the student’s interests, flash cards and various school…

Young Middle School Students Learn About the Blues

About 200 students at Jean Childs Young Middle School received an unexpected but interesting history lesson on Wednesday, through the use of music. The Atlanta Blues Society’s “Blues in the Schools” program paid a visit to the southwest Atlanta school, and provided students with some historical perspective on how blues music influences many of today’s…

Atlanta Falcons Bring “Hometown Huddle,” “Play 60” Events to APS

The Atlanta Falcons took care of business on the field Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers. Tuesday morning they showed how much they care about the community, as several players – including quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Devonta Freeman – visited three Atlanta Public Schools as part of the team’s Hometown Huddle program.…

APS Announces “APS Homecoming” Schedule, Including Venue for 2017-18 State of the District Event

ATLANTA – Atlanta Public Schools wants its alumni, community supporters, parents and students to “come home.” APS Homecoming Weekend will be Oct. 20-21 The district announced today a weekend of events – Oct. 20-21 – under the theme “APS Homecoming. Events include: The annual State of the District address at Hollis Innovation Academy, followed immediately…

Sprint 1Million Program Provides Electronic Devices for APS Students

Atlanta Public Schools has passed out nearly 1,500 fully activated electronic devices to students in 11 of the district’s high schools, as part of the Sprint 1Million Program — a five-year initiative of Sprint and the Sprint Foundation that will connect 1,000,000 low-income high school students, nationally, who do not have internet access at home. APS…

John Lewis Invictus Academy Hosts Atlanta Falcons’ Rise Up 159 Event

The Atlanta Falcons want to introduce more kids to the game of football, and Atlanta Public Schools is helping them do it. APS is partnering with the Falcons on the organization’s “Rise Up 159” initiative, named for the 159 different counties in Georgia. The program is designed to introduce the sport of football to young…