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Schools Throughout the District Celebrate Black History Month

  The auditorium at Continental Colony Elementary School was transformed into an interactive, African American “wax museum” last week, as nearly 50 students posed as famous and influential African Americans in history. The event is part of the school’s Black History Month celebration during the month of February. Continental Colony Principal Dr. Kristen Vaughn said…

Miles Elementary celebrates Black History Month

L.P. Miles Elementary celebrated Black History Month with its annual program Friday. Parents and community members were delighted by the talent of the participating classes. After a rousing welcome by student hosts Deonte Bryant and Keari Bryant of Karen Pettigrew’s fourth-grade class, the talent began. Performances were provided in by each grade level including pre-k and…

Major League Baseball enlists two Atlanta legends for Civil Rights history lesson at Young Middle

In honor of Black History Month, Major League Baseball‘s long-time home run king Hank Aaron was joined by former U.N. Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young and Major League Baseball to talk to students about the sport’s connection to the Civil Rights Movement during an assembly at Jean Childs Young Middle School on Feb. 14. Jimmie…

APS celebrates Black History Month — on the airwaves

Atlanta Public Schools salutes the heroes of Black History Month with compelling programming on its two television channels. First we invite you to flip to Channel 22 to watch “A History of Black Achievement in America,” an original, eight-part series that documents black achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country, and…

Humphries Elementary turns Principal for a Day relationship into partnership

As part of its annual Black History Month program, Humphries Elementary School received a bit of good news when Principal Donald Clark announced a partnership with MVG Consulting Group, LLC. The group participated in last fall’s popular Principal for a Day program at the school in which community partners follow a principal throughout the school day…

Atlanta Hawks honor Dr. Hall as African-American leader for Black History Month

As part of this year’s celebration of Black History Month, the Atlanta Hawks are honoring prominent African-American leaders during home games in February for their civic contributions, accomplishments and leadership. During Wednesday’s night game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall and her work to tranform the district were recognized. Among her accomplishments…