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APS Students Paint Colorful Pianos for Peace

Paint brushes became tools for peace and pianos became canvases for student artists at 11 Atlanta Public Schools who designed colorful contributions for the Pianos for Peace Festival. APS students, as well as professional artists, hand painted 50 pianos that are now on display in public places throughout metro Atlanta for everyone to play and…

Ralph J. Bunche Middle School is ‘No Place for Hate’

On Friday, Sept. 7, Ralph J. Bunche Middle School hosted its first rally of the new school year, a high-energy assembly combatting bias, bullying and hatred. The Chargers join more than 1,600 schools across the country that are making their schools “No Place for Hate,” an Anti-Defamation League (ADL) initiative that provides Pre-K-12 schools with…

Cascade Elementary Celebrates Grandparents Over Lunch

Cascade Elementary School held its annual Grandparents Day Celebration on Sept. 7, welcoming a record 48 grandparents for a school lunch date with their grandchildren. Kimberly R. David, Cascade Elementary School International Baccalaureate specialist and communications ambassador, says the purpose of the annual event is to honor grandparents, give grandparents an opportunity to show their love for their…

Burgess Peterson Educator Wins First Ever Georgia World Language Award

  Burgess-Peterson Elementary School APS Foreign Language Teacher Asiaa Karriem, has been named the first Georgia Department of Education’s (GADOE) World Languages Educator Award winner! Karriem was surprised during the schools morning meeting by APS Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen and GADOE World Languages Program Specialist Patrick Wallace. Karriem received this award for demonstrating a commitment to world…

Douglass’ Cofield is Atlanta Falcons’ Coach of the Week

Douglass High School head football coach Rodney Cofield is the first Atlanta Falcons High School Football Coach of the Week for the 2018 season! The program recognizes high school football coaches across the state of Georgia for their hard work and dedication to making a difference in student-athletes’ lives on and off the field. Each…