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Mary Lin Elementary Steppers to Compete for National Title After Winning State Championship

It continues to rain state championships in Atlanta Public Schools! Earlier this month, the Mays girls, South Atlanta boys and Atlanta Wolfpack (wheelchair team) won state titles in basketball. Now you can add Mary Lin Elementary School to the list. Last weekend at East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, the school’s step team – Psi…

Atlanta Public Schools’ Alexandra Huguelet is Named Georgia School Counselor of the Year

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Alexandra Huguelet, Ed.S., school counselor at Mary Lin Elementary School, has been named 2016 Georgia School Counselor of the Year (GSCY) by the Georgia School Counselor Association. Known for her positive attitude, love of children, and commitment to improving school climate and culture, Huguelet was nominated for the award by former…

Six APS Elementaries Are Among the Top Schools in Georgia

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Sarah Smith Elementary School Principal Dr. Michael Forehand is extremely proud of his school’s consistent track record of academic excellence. According to the recent Single Statewide Accountability System Award (SSAS) Schools recognition by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), Sarah Smith and five other elementary schools – Mary Lin, Morningside, Morris Brandon,…

Mary Lin Elementary Celebrates New Playground

The Mary Lin Elementary School community was excited to celebrate its recent playground ribbon-cutting ceremony. Groundbreaking on the school’s renovation and addition started in the fall of 2013, so the children were enthusiastic to be back on the Mary Lin playground again! Students, parents, faculty and Atlanta Public Schools board members Leslie Grant, Matt Westmoreland, and Cynthia…

Passion City Church Donates Books to APS Elementary Students

For the third consecutive year, every student in an Atlanta Public Schools elementary school received a new book before heading home for the Winter Break, thanks to Passion City Church’s “Christmas Smile” initiative. “We think education is a key to success in life, and reading is an essential part of learning,” said WAGA-TV (FOX5) Meteorologist…

Mary Lin’s Native American Pow Wow

written by Jessica, 4th grader from Mary Lin Elementary School Mary Lin Elementary’s fourth graders participated in a Native American Pow Wow, a celebration that includes dancing, singing, gifts and a feast. There could be many people at a Pow Wow, and they could celebrate a good harvest, a good hunt, a new birth or a…