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APS psychologists committed to helping children thrive

By Leslie Rivera, Communications Officer School psychologists are among the army of educational professionals dedicated to ensuring a child’s complete well-being at Atlanta Public Schools, but you probably aren’t fully aware of their role in a student’s life. APS is recognizing the incredible work being done by its 22 school psychologists during National School Psychology…

Meet Atlanta Families Award winner Elizabeth Emerson

Atlanta Public Schools first grade teacher Elizabeth Emerson was not quite sure what to think when new Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen invited Emerson to join her center stage Thursday afternoon. Moments earlier, Carstarphen surprised Emerson when she announced to the Springdale Park Elementary audience that they were there to celebrate Emerson’s exemplary…

International Exchange at Springdale Park Elementary

On June 26, the Springdale Park students in AfterSchool Classe’ Summer Camp skyped with students from Greengates International School in Mexico City, Mexico. The students compared their daily school life in Atlanta with the daily school life of students in Mexico City. They discussed places of interest with their international peers, including cities, sports, favorite…

Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Turner Broadcasting on hand today to celebrate Springdale Park Elementary – a LEED School

Georgia Lt. Governor Casey Cagle was greeted by students this morning at Springdale Park Elementary School (SPARK) as he arrived for the Turner Broadcasting taping of the “High Performance, Healthy School” video in conjunction with the U.S. Green Building Council.  SPARK was selected to be highlighted as an exemplary example of a LEED school. To ascertain LEED certification, the…