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Michael Pleze Takes Pride in His Craft at Usher-Collier ES

NATIONAL CUSTODIAL WORKER’S DAY: Monday, Oct. 2 Ask Michael Pleze to state the hardest, most challenging part of his job as a custodian at Usher-Collier Elementary School and he’ll hesitate. Then, just when he is about to give you an answer, he’ll hesitate again. That’s because he enjoys and takes pride in all aspects of…

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…

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…

Heritage Academy Gets Media Center Makeover

When students return to Heritage Academy Elementary School on August 1, they will be learning under a new curriculum model with newly refurbished media center to go with it. On Wednesday, more than 50 volunteers from the pharmaceutical company AbbVie and the AbbVie Foundation worked all day to makeover the school’s media center and bring…

It’s Official! M.A. Jones Elementary is APS’ First Certified STEM School

After five years of hard work, it was party time at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School on Tuesday as the school celebrated becoming the first Atlanta Public School to earn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) certification. The school held a pep rally featuring Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen and State Schools Superintendent Richard…

Super Bowl Winner Malcolm Mitchell Stresses Importance of Reading to F.L. Stanton Students

Former University of Georgia football star and current New England Patriots player Malcolm Mitchell spoke about the importance of reading to students at F.L. Stanton Elementary School on Tuesday, as a part of his Read With Malcolm campaign. Mitchell, who played for the New England Patriots, winners of this year’s Super Bowl, has teamed up…