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Grady’s Caylin Newton Wins Weekly Atlanta Touchdown Club Award

Grady senior quarterback Caylin Newton was selected as the Atlanta Touchdown Club’s Back of the Week for his performance against Lithia Springs last Friday. Caylin led the Gray Knights to a 74-14 victory by tossing five touchdown passes and running for another score. His brother, Cam, the reigning National Football League MVP, won the award…

XQ Project Helps APS Community Rethink High School

By: Alicia Sands Lurry On Wednesday, June 29, the XQ Super School Bus rolled by Price Middle School to celebrate D.M. Therrell High School being named a semi-finalist for the Atlanta Arts and Innovation Academy (AAIA) $10 million grant application. During the event, dozens of students, parents, teachers and community members were invited to board the 47-foot modified school…

APS to Host First-Ever High School All-Star Baseball Classic at Turner Field, Presented by L.E.A.D.

Atlanta Public Schools has a long and storied athletic history, and that includes baseball. Now APS will honor its baseball tradition by hosting the first high school all-star baseball game in the district’s history. The Atlanta Public Schools All-Star Baseball Classic, presented by L.E.A.D., will showcase nearly 50 of the top baseball student athletes in…

Spring Sports Teams Making a Run at State Championships

By Seth Coleman The school year is winding down, but spring sports competition in Atlanta Public Schools is red hot as several teams are making a run at a state championship. Tennis The Henry W. Grady boys team has advanced to the third round of the state playoffs. Last week the Knights, the No. 3…

Public Input Sought on District Budget Parameters and Scenarios for 2016-2017 School Year

By Seth Coleman Atlanta Public Schools is continuing to advance through the district’s budgeting process, which began in September 2015, with the development of the budget parameters for the 2016-2017 school year. Now the district needs feedback from you. During the March 7  Atlanta Board of Education meeting, APS Chief Financial Officer Robert Morales presented…

Winter Concerts Abound as Semester Comes to a Close

Benjamin E. Mays High School held its winter concert on Monday, Dec. 14, in the school’s auditorium. ‘Tis the season for winter concerts, recitals and plays throughout Atlanta Public Schools. APS Fine Arts Coordinator Dr. Betsy Eppes said the performances are more than just exhibitions signalling the end of the semester. “These performances are critical…