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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…

State Superintendent Richard Woods Visits Cascade Elementary for National Agriculture Literacy Day

State Superintendent Richard Woods read to third- and fifth-grade students at Cascade Elementary School Thursday, to celebrate National Agricultural Literacy Day. The annual observance was launched in 1973. It is designed to promote a better understanding of how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced; highlight the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a…

Schools Throughout the District Celebrate Black History Month

  The auditorium at Continental Colony Elementary School was transformed into an interactive, African American “wax museum” last week, as nearly 50 students posed as famous and influential African Americans in history. The event is part of the school’s Black History Month celebration during the month of February. Continental Colony Principal Dr. Kristen Vaughn said…

Usher-Collier Elementary Teacher Named National Scholar for Gifted Education

Asiaa Karriem has the ability to see the untapped potential in children from socio-economically challenged communities. As such, her being honored by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) recently should come as no surprise. Karriem, a gifted teacher at Usher-Collier Elementary School, was named a Javits-Frasier Scholar by the NAGC. The Javits-Frasier Scholars Program…

Deerwood Students Walk to Bring Awareness to Poverty

Even before the holiday season started, students at Deerwood Academy already had the spirit of giving. Last month they took to the streets – or at least the driveways and walkways around the school campus – to raise awareness to the plight of the less fortunate among them in the community. For the third consecutive…