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Sarah Smith Students Get Civics Lesson From Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

More than 100 second graders at Sarah Smith Elementary School were treated to a civics lesson by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed last week, as they gained insight about the importance of government, the responsibilities of a city mayor, and how preparation and hard work will help make them successful in life. “You have to work hard in school and prepare, because preparation…

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,…

Student Spotlight of The Week

Name: Russell Kamden Dobbs Grade: 5th Grade School: Beecher Hills Elementary Kamden Dobbs’ teachers describe him as a leader, a scholar, an athlete, and more. Kamden serves as a lead Safety Patrol and works every day to make sure his fellow Beecher Bees are safe during afternoon carpool. Recently, Kamden was elected the 2012-2013 Beecher Hills…

Ten APS educators surprised with Atlanta Families’ $7,500 grants

Ten APS educators surprised with Atlanta Families’ $7,500 grants by Tammy Garnes, Office of Communications Community partners, local personalities and government officials – including Atlanta Board of Education Chair Brenda J. Muhammad, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis, Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall, Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders and football players, and mascots from the Atlanta Braves…

Sarah Smith Elementary raises money for breast cancer survivors

The Sarah Smith Elementary School community raised more than $6,000 and registered more than 400 walkers for its inaugural 2-mile walk for breast cancer! “This was an amazing and authentic expression of outreach, awareness and action on behalf of our school community,” said walk organizers Bejay Osby and Stephanie Wilkinson. “The walk allowed our united…

Annual String Fling allows APS students to get in tune with their peers

Orchestra teachers throughout APS hosted the second annual String Fling on Thursday (May 13) at Grady High. This event was an excellent performance opportunity for all of the district’s orchestra students to celebrate their talent and play in a large ensemble comprised of elementary, middle and high schools. About 200 students performed, according to Erik…