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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,…

“Peace. Love. Soap.” Service Project Helps Summer Campers in Need

By: Alicia Sands Lurry Just like their school mascot, students at Morris Brandon Elementary School are busy little bees. For the fourth time this school year, students in kindergarten through fifth grade embarked on a school-wide service project designed to help individuals in need. This time around, students donated everything from toothbrushes, toothpaste and socks, to…

Atlanta Public Schools participates in 8th annual Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Buzzers sounded quickly as 290 elementary and middle students from 29 Atlanta Public Schools competed in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl at Drew Charter School. At the elementary school level, Morris Brandon Elementary won first place and Garden Hills Elementary won second. At the middle school level, Sutton Middle School won first place with Atlanta Neighborhood…

APS students finish third in metro Atlanta at Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Congratulations to media specialist, Lindsay Waddell, and her team from Morris Brandon Elementary on their amazing performance at the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl regional competition for the metropolitan Atlanta area.  Morris Brandon placed third in the competition, which included students from school districts across the metro area. The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is a competition…

Schools from APS advance in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Congratulations to Morris Brandon, Centennial Place, Garden Hills, Parkside, D.H. Stanton, Toomer, Beecher Hills, and Drew Charter elementary schools for their outstanding performance in the fourth-annual APS Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl this last weekend. As the highest-scoring teams, Parkside and Morris Brandon will proceed to the Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 5.…

Morris Brandon Elementary celebrates 2010 opening of Primary Center (K-1)

UPDATE: Watch video of the First Grade Choir performance here. Visit photo gallery here. APS and other distinguished officials cut the ribbon Thursday on the Morris Brandon Elementary‘s Primary Center that opened at the start of the year and serves the growing Buckhead school’s 200-plus kindergarteners and first-graders. The ceremony capped off an unprecedented year of school…