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APS Middle Schoolers Hit the Field, Learn Life Lessons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

(Go here to view a short video on this year’s SEC Youth Football Clinic.) Two days before Auburn University and the University of Georgia will decide the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 175 Atlanta Public School middle school students hit the field under the guidance of former college and National Football League (NFL)…

Michael Pleze Takes Pride in His Craft at Usher-Collier ES

NATIONAL CUSTODIAL WORKER’S DAY: Monday, Oct. 2 Ask Michael Pleze to state the hardest, most challenging part of his job as a custodian at Usher-Collier Elementary School and he’ll hesitate. Then, just when he is about to give you an answer, he’ll hesitate again. That’s because he enjoys and takes pride in all aspects of…

Sprint 1Million Program Provides Electronic Devices for APS Students

Atlanta Public Schools has passed out nearly 1,500 fully activated electronic devices to students in 11 of the district’s high schools, as part of the Sprint 1Million Program — a five-year initiative of Sprint and the Sprint Foundation that will connect 1,000,000 low-income high school students, nationally, who do not have internet access at home. APS…

John Lewis Invictus Academy Hosts Atlanta Falcons’ Rise Up 159 Event

The Atlanta Falcons want to introduce more kids to the game of football, and Atlanta Public Schools is helping them do it. APS is partnering with the Falcons on the organization’s “Rise Up 159” initiative, named for the 159 different counties in Georgia. The program is designed to introduce the sport of football to young…

Heritage Academy Gets Media Center Makeover

When students return to Heritage Academy Elementary School on August 1, they will be learning under a new curriculum model with newly refurbished media center to go with it. On Wednesday, more than 50 volunteers from the pharmaceutical company AbbVie and the AbbVie Foundation worked all day to makeover the school’s media center and bring…

Centralized Registration process to begin Monday, June 19

The Atlanta Public Schools Centralized Registration process for new kindergarten students, students who have moved to another residence in Atlanta, and rising sixth-grade and rising-ninth grade students who missed the Cluster Registration process will be held at the Atlanta Public Schools Central Office, located at 130 Trinity Avenue, Second Floor, from 8 a.m. to Noon…

APS Baseball All-Stars to Face Cobb All-Stars in L.E.A.D. All-Star Baseball Classic at SunTrust Park

Atlanta Public Schools (APS) top high school baseball players will take on the best from Cobb County Schools in the first ever high school all-star game to be played at SunTrust Park. The L.E.A.D. Legacy Classic will be played Saturday, June 3 at 11:30 a.m. The game is free to the public. The game was…