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M. Agnes Jones Elementary School’s Literacy Initiative Gets a Big Boost from Georgia-Pacific

Agnes Jones Elementary School was “lit” on Friday afternoon … literally! Thanks to community partner Georgia-Pacific, all 547 students at the school received a personalized “lit kit” during its monthly honors assembly, held on the last Friday of each month. Each kit includes several books, based on the student’s interests, flash cards and various school…

It’s Official! M.A. Jones Elementary is APS’ First Certified STEM School

After five years of hard work, it was party time at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School on Tuesday as the school celebrated becoming the first Atlanta Public School to earn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) certification. The school held a pep rally featuring Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen and State Schools Superintendent Richard…

West Manor ES Teachers Receive Grants from Chevron “Fuel Your School” Program

Chevron Corporation hopes to grow the next generation of scientist, engineers and chemists by cultivating a love for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in today’s youth. Thanks to the company’s “Fuel Your School” initiative, they may have found several at West Manor Elementary School. Three teachers at West Manor received awards from Chevron Corporation…

South Atlanta High School to Use New Interactive Technology Soon

By Seth Coleman South Atlanta High School is quickly becoming a hub for innovative measures that will improve the lives of its students. First came the establishment of the school’s Automotive Basic Maintenance and Light Repair Lab, courtesy of $150,000-worth of equipment from Kaufman Tires. Now South Atlanta is about to become the first Atlanta…

Google Brings Virtual Reality to APS Classrooms

By: Taylor R. Jones Can you imagine visiting the bottom of the sea and the surface of Mars in one day? This has now become a marvelous reality thanks to Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Program. The Expeditions Pioneer Program is a virtual reality platform built for the classroom and designed to incorporate with teacher lesson plans.…