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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…

Atlanta Public Schools Names J. Scott Allen 2015-2016 APS Districtwide Teacher of the Year

J. Scott Allen, Latin teacher from Henry W. Grady High School, was named Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) 2015-2016 Districtwide Teacher of the Year during the APS Employee Recognition Celebration awards ceremony October 29 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. It took a little time for the teaching bug to bite J. Scott Allen. But…

APS Leaders Surprise Employee Recognition Award Winners

Members of the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) leadership team recently surprised several employees with news that they will be honored for their contributions to helping APS achieve its mission and vision. The honors include Principal of the Year, Assistant Principal of the Year, Schools First Award, Students First Award, Districtwide Partner of the Year Award…

Atlanta Board of Education Members “Read for the Record®” to Pre-K Students

Atlanta Board of Education Members spent some quality time Thursday reading to the littlest of Atlanta Public School students, the pre-kindergarteners, during Read for the Record® 2015. #ReadfortheRecord, which celebrated its 10th anniversary on Thursday, is a worldwide campaign designed to bring awareness to the importance of high-quality early learning, by mobilizing millions of children…

Real Men Read at Heritage Academy

Heritage Academy recently hosted their annual Real Men Read Program, where local community stakeholders volunteered their time to mentor and read to the young men of Heritage Academy. Participants included doctors, lawyers, businessmen, culinary chefs, servicemen, police officers, educators, and others, who share the value of reading and believe in the opportunities that reading provides to…

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Aniceah Leaks Grade: 5th Grade School: Heritage Academy Aniceah Leaks is a talented and diligent fifth grade student at Heritage Academy, who has been in the APS Gifted and Talented Program for three years.  Her favorite activities are solving math problems, learning new things, and cheerleading at school. When Aniceah grows up, she hopes…

Student Wellness Ambassadors Leadership Academy

On Saturday, March 16, 2013, students representing 14 Atlanta Public Schools attended the 4th Annual Student Wellness Ambassadors (SWA) Leadership Academy.  This event was held in conjunction with the Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully (C.H.O.I.C.E.S) Children’s Expo at the Adamsville Recreation Center. Focusing on the theme, “Fitness for the fun of it,” students…