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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…

APS Serves Up District Grown Garden Menu for Earth Day April 22

by Kimberly Willis Green ATLANTA – In celebration of Earth Day on Friday, April 22, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will serve chicken with pasta and green beans seasoned with district grown garden herbs in all APS cafeterias. The fresh rosemary and basil harvested to prepare these menu items were grown inside the Benjamin E. Mays…

Pre-K Students Explore Children’s Museum of Atlanta

By: Erica Fatima Running and jumping, and filled with wild exclamations of delight, 157 of APS’ bright Pre-K scholars explored the exciting Children’s Museum of Atlanta . The energy and excitement filled the room, as students from Perkerson, Parkside, M. Agnes Jones, and Kimberly elementary schools “learned through play,” at various interactive stations. “I love this game!”…“Let…

APS psychologists committed to helping children thrive

By Leslie Rivera, Communications Officer School psychologists are among the army of educational professionals dedicated to ensuring a child’s complete well-being at Atlanta Public Schools, but you probably aren’t fully aware of their role in a student’s life. APS is recognizing the incredible work being done by its 22 school psychologists during National School Psychology…

50 APS Schools Participate in Supper On Site Program

Fifty Atlanta Public School (APS) sites have been approved to participate in the Bright from the Start Supper Meal Program for the 2014-2015 school year. A collaborative effort between the APS Nutrition Department and the Expanded Day/Special Projects Department, the “Supper on Site” Program provides students with a free afterschool supper while attending their participating…

Gideons hosts APS Chess Tournament

Gideons Elementary hosted a chess tournament and coaching meet on March 25th. Twenty-nine students from Gideons, Venetian Hills, Peyton Forest and M. Agnes Jones participated. Students from Morehouse, APS staff, Chess Coach Andrew and Mr. Alan Pinado with Kappa Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity were all present, coached and facilitated the chess tournament. When…