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Mays Girls Lead Historic Day for APS at Track and Field State Championships

The year of championships in Atlanta Public Schools came to a thrilling conclusion over the weekend as APS student athletes shined at the Georgia High School Association Track and Field State Championship meets over the weekend. From the team standpoint, the Mays girls led the way, winning the Class 6A team championship. It is the…

Mays Girls, South Atlanta Boys Honored by Fulton County Commission

The South Atlanta boys and Mays girls basketball teams were each honored by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners for winning state championships this season. The Mays girls and South Atlanta boys basketball teams, winners of state championship titles this season, were honored at the Fulton County Government Center on Wednesday by the Fulton County…

Twelve APS Basketball Players, Two Coaches Named to AJC’s All-State and All-Metro Atlanta Squads

A dozen Atlanta Public Schools (APS) student athletes were named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) All-State and All-Metro basketball teams on Friday. Mays senior guard Kamiyah Street was named the Class AAAAAA All-State Girls Player of the Year, as well as the Atlanta/South Fulton Girls Player of the Year. Street led the Raiders to…

USDA Official Visits Mays High School to see Successful Farm-to-School Program

When Atlanta Public Schools Nutrition Director Dr. Marilyn Hughes came to the district her vision was to create a nutrition program that connected the cafeteria, the classroom and the community. More than a decade later that vision is a reality at a number of schools throughout the district, including Mays High School, where its teachers…

APS JROTC Cadets, Employees Help Brighten Holiday Season for Needy Families

Atlanta Public Schools employees and JROTC students made the holiday season a little brighter for hundreds of children and families on Wednesday through their participation in the Atlanta Empty Stocking Fund’s annual Santa’s Village initiative. Nearly 100 APS employees, including Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen, and more than 100 JROTC cadets volunteered for several hours…