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South Atlanta Cluster To Host 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair

At South Atlanta High School, a healthy body is just as important as a healthy mind. That’s why the school decided to host the inaugural South Atlanta Cluster 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair on Nov. 9. Proceeds will benefit South Atlanta’s Athletics Department and its HOSA – Future Health Professionals team. “Building community is essential…

We Are APS: Tonnia Blount

Oct. 21 is Georgia Driver Appreciation Day, and Atlanta Public Schools proudly honors the dedicated, professional drivers who serve on the frontline every day, ensuring our students arrive safely to and from school. To help kick off Georgia Driver Appreciation Day and National School Bus Safety Week, held Oct. 21-25, Atlanta Public Schools honors the…

Somos Uno – We Are One: APS Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15- Oct. 15) is an opportunity to celebrate the rich histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Sept. 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In…

NYT Best-Selling Author Jason Reynolds Kicks Off APS Race2Read 2.0

Atlanta Public Schools is excited to re-launch our district-wide reading campaign, Race2Read 2.0 – A Journey Through Atlanta, One Book at a Time! This year, we’re challenging students, teachers, staff, parents and community to read daily and collectively reach 10 million minutes of reading by the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Read and log…

Atlanta Community Schoolyard Program Enters Design Phase at Kimberly Elementary

Story contributed by Birgitta Johnson, L.O. Kimberly Elementary, Media Specialist and communications ambassador The Atlanta Community Schoolyard Program kicked off last month at Dobbs and Kimberly elementary schools, as fourth- and fifth-grade students met representatives from the Trust for Public Land and Park Pride who will turn their playground dreams into community park realities. On…