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Dr. Betsy Bockman Receives 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Educational Advisory Foundation

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Dr. Betsy Bockman is an educator who “changes lives” and “never gives up.” And now Dr. Bockman, the interim principal of Henry W. Grady High School, is also the recipient of the first Lifetime Achievement Award in Education and Business from the Educational Advisory Foundation (EAF). Joined earlier this month by colleagues, community…

Inman Middle has room to GROW on Earth Day

Inman’s GROW Club won a $1,700 grant from the Students Taking Charge Foundation. The organization supports healthy eating habits in teens and preteens. Inman students and sponsors pitched an idea called “Taste the Earth Day.” Look for an exciting Earth Day event to come in April, thanks to sixth-grade science teacher Melissa Nunnink, who leads…

Inman Middle student reads books, wins prize (as if she needed motivation)

Spend a few minutes speaking with Inman Middle School sixth-grader Vicky Walters, and you get the feeling she didn’t exactly have to enter a contest to read more. But that didn’t stop her from blazing through 19 books spanning 5,388 pages to finish among the top 10 in Georgia Tech’s fourth-annual Jacket2Jacket area reading contest.…

An award-winning Inman Middle School poet, in her own words

Congratulations are in order for Inman Middle School sixth-grader Tessa Szalkowski (pictured, above left) who finished sixth in the Metro RESA (greater Atlanta) division of the Georgia Department of Education’s Young Georgia Authors competition with her Claude Monet-inspired poem, “Femmes au Jardin” (“Women in the Garden”). In the video above, Szalkowski discusses the inspiration for the poem…

Inman Middle students get a ‘read’ on the situation

Congratulations to the Inman Middle School students who participated this year in the Jacket-2-Jacket reading program sponsored by Georgia Tech. Those students were the special guests at Sunday’s Georgia Tech women’s basketball team victory over Mississippi Valley State. A special round of congratulations goes to Inman eighth-grader Alex Wolfe. She read the highest number of pages…

How to toot your own horn: Inman Middle

We here at http://www.TalkUpAPS.com know that our primary mission is share the incredible things that are going on around the district to show how APS is making a difference in students’ lives. So we think we know effective communication when we see it. That’s why we’re so happy to pass along a little memo about…