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We Are APS: Michael Henley

National School Bus Safety Week may be over, but for Michael Henley, the safety of Atlanta Public Schools’ students remains his No. 1 priority every day of the year. In his role as North Region Assistant Transportation Supervisor, Henley oversees the morning operations for all regular education buses at Grady, Douglass, Maynard Jackson and North…

M. Agnes Jones Takes 1st Place in STEAMIFY Dance Category

The M. Agnes Jones STEAMing Rams charged onto the campus of Augusta University on Oct. 26 for the second annual STEAMIFY competition and left with first-place honors. Hosted by Augusta University’s College of Education, the event featured more than 150 fourth through eighth grade teams from across the state who competed in a series of…

APS is Buzzing Over Beecher Hills’ New $9.6M Beehive

“I just took a DNA test. Turns out I’m 100% intelligent,” sang the Bee Sharp Chorus to the tune of Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” at the official Beecher Hills Elementary School ribbon cutting ceremony.   The Oct. 30 event featured the talented chorus, Beecher Hills Dancing Dolls, and Beecher Hills Cheer Squad, and it also showcased…

We Are APS: Tanasha Mahone

Tanasha Mahone, a third-grade teacher at Burgess-Peterson Academy, has received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST program, administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, recognizes outstanding teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning of…

Elementary Scholars Debate on Recycling Versus Sustainable Packaging

Should the state of Georgia increase spending on recycling programs, or require companies to use more sustainable consumer packaging? That was the resolution at the Atlanta Urban Debate Elementary Tournament on Oct. 25 in the Atlanta Public Schools Coan Building. The tournament featured 19 teams from 16 elementary schools from across the District. Each team…

Willkommen in Atlanta! German Teachers Visit APS for Cultural Exchange

Willkommen in Atlanta! (Welcome to Atlanta!) A group of 16 educators and administrators from Saxony, Germany visited Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy and Therrell High School on Oct. 18 to gain insight about curriculum and programs and learn more about education in America. It’s all part of a two-week cultural exchange program. The…