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Six APS Elementaries Are Among the Top Schools in Georgia

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Sarah Smith Elementary School Principal Dr. Michael Forehand is extremely proud of his school’s consistent track record of academic excellence. According to the recent Single Statewide Accountability System Award (SSAS) Schools recognition by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), Sarah Smith and five other elementary schools – Mary Lin, Morningside, Morris Brandon,…

Mary Lin Elementary Celebrates New Playground

The Mary Lin Elementary School community was excited to celebrate its recent playground ribbon-cutting ceremony. Groundbreaking on the school’s renovation and addition started in the fall of 2013, so the children were enthusiastic to be back on the Mary Lin playground again! Students, parents, faculty and Atlanta Public Schools board members Leslie Grant, Matt Westmoreland, and Cynthia…

Passion City Church Donates Books to APS Elementary Students

For the third consecutive year, every student in an Atlanta Public Schools elementary school received a new book before heading home for the Winter Break, thanks to Passion City Church’s “Christmas Smile” initiative. “We think education is a key to success in life, and reading is an essential part of learning,” said WAGA-TV (FOX5) Meteorologist…

Mary Lin students test their multiplication skills at X Camp

By Leslie Rivera Third-graders at Mary Lin Elementary didn’t have time to daydream about spring break on the last day before their week-long vacation. Instead, these students put their multiplication skills to the test in the school’s annual X Camp event. “Students are working on refreshing math skills and remembering the skills they’ve learned in…

APS Celebrates Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day

Monday, schools across the district celebrated Read Across America Day, an annual nationwide event with a mission to promote literacy, in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. This event, created by the National Education Association (NEA), provides a great opportunity for teachers, parents and students to explore new books, participate in reading events and dress up…