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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…

APS Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month remains an important time to honor the heritage of African-Americans; and APS has some significant connections with the civil rights movement. Atlanta Public Schools has had many famous students, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lena Horne, Mayor Maynard Jackson, Nipsey Russell and others. The district’s Museum Curator, Cathy Loving, sat down…

Usher-Collier Elementary students participate in the 2nd annual Georgia STEM Day

  Usher-Collier Elementary hosted STEM Day program activities for the 2014 2nd annual Georgia STEM Day earlier this spring. The activities consisted of both a STEM CAREER DAY and their end of the year Engineering Design Challenge. STEM professionals from all over the Atlanta metro area visited Usher-Collier Elementary to speak to students about what…

West Manor Elementary honored with National Excellence in Urban Education Silver Award

West Manor Elementary School is one of the 16 winners of the 2014 National Excellence in Urban Education Award from the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) at San Diego State University. The schools were recognized at the National Excellence in Urban Education Symposium in San Diego. West Manor received The Silver Award for $2,500.…

Garden Hills Celebrates its 20-Year Anniversary of Shakespeare Residency

by Britney Morgan, Communications Officer brmorgan@atlanta.k12.ga.us This spring, Garden Hills Elementary celebrated its 20-year anniversary of the Shakespeare Residency program with an impressive performance of the classic play “Romeo and Juliet”. The residency program introduces the works of William Shakespeare for early learning through a partnership with the Georgia Shakespeare Festival. It is completely PTA funded…