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Young Middle School Students Learn About the Blues

About 200 students at Jean Childs Young Middle School received an unexpected but interesting history lesson on Wednesday, through the use of music. The Atlanta Blues Society’s “Blues in the Schools” program paid a visit to the southwest Atlanta school, and provided students with some historical perspective on how blues music influences many of today’s…

John Lewis Invictus Academy Hosts Atlanta Falcons’ Rise Up 159 Event

The Atlanta Falcons want to introduce more kids to the game of football, and Atlanta Public Schools is helping them do it. APS is partnering with the Falcons on the organization’s “Rise Up 159” initiative, named for the 159 different counties in Georgia. The program is designed to introduce the sport of football to young…

Bunche Middle School Treble Chorus Wins National Competition

Atlanta Public Schools have won championships in a number of competitions this school year, from sports to science to debate. Now you can add the arts to the list. The Ralph J. Bunche Middle School Treble Chorus took first place in the Choral Division for Middle and High Schools in 2017 Southern Star Music Festival, held…

Bunche Middle Sweeps Track and Field Titles, Sutton Middle Takes Both Soccer Championships

The boys and girls soccer teams at Sutton Middle School won the Atlanta Public Schools Middle School Soccer Championships. The boys defeated Inman Middle School while the girls beat Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School. Sutton Middle School swept the girls and boys titles in the Atlanta Public Schools Middle School Soccer Championships. The girls blanked Atlanta…

APS Parents Have “Thanksgiving Lunch” with Students for Family Engagement Day

Students and parents at Deerwood Academy and several other Atlanta Public Schools ate lunch together on Thursday for Family Engagement Day. Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, but students and parents throughout the Atlanta Public School system already have eaten a Thanksgiving meal together. Scores of schools in the district – including Deerwood Academy, F.L. Stanton Elementary,…

Weekend Sports Roundup: Mays, KAC Play for Region Championships; 10 APS Cross Country Teams Advance to State; KIPP Vision, Bunche MS Compete for APS Middle School Football Title

FOOTBALL K.I.P.P. Atlanta Collegiate (KAC) will challenge Hapeville Charter (Fulton County) for the Georgia High Schools Association (GHSA) Class AA-Region 6 championship tonight at 7:30 p.m., at the Hapeville Recreation Center. In just their third season of varsity competition, the Warriors have already clinched a spot in next week’s GHSA Class AA state playoffs. Prior…

Bunche MS Wins National Construction Award

An expanded and renovated Atlanta Public School that re-opened in the fall of 2015 after completing construction earned an Honor Award and recognition from the South Atlantic Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). The renovated Ralph Bunche Middle School located in southwest Atlanta was honored at the organization’s annual banquet and awards…