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Sylvan Hills Middle School Teacher Mahoganey Jackson Picks Up Another Honor: CFP Teacher of the Month

(Click here to view a short video on Mahoganey Jackson, the College Football Playoff Teacher of the Month.) The good news keeps on coming for Sylvan Hill Middle School teacher Mahoganey Jackson. In October, she was named the 2017-2018 Atlanta Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Then on Tuesday, Jackson was named the College Football…

APS Middle Schoolers Hit the Field, Learn Life Lessons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

(Go here to view a short video on this year’s SEC Youth Football Clinic.) Two days before Auburn University and the University of Georgia will decide the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 175 Atlanta Public School middle school students hit the field under the guidance of former college and National Football League (NFL)…

APS Squads Impress at Metro Cheerleading Championships

Atlanta Public Schools cheerleading squads flexed their muscles and voices at the 2017 APS Metro Cheerleading Competition, held Saturday at Douglass High School. An APS squad placed in nearly every category, with the Mays co-ed, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate and KIPP Metro Middle School squads taking home championships. Mays won the Co-Ed Division Championship, KIPP Atlanta…

APS Parents Have “Thanksgiving Lunch” with Students for Family Engagement Day

Students and parents at Deerwood Academy and several other Atlanta Public Schools ate lunch together on Thursday for Family Engagement Day. Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, but students and parents throughout the Atlanta Public School system already have eaten a Thanksgiving meal together. Scores of schools in the district – including Deerwood Academy, F.L. Stanton Elementary,…

Public Input Sought on District Budget Parameters and Scenarios for 2016-2017 School Year

By Seth Coleman Atlanta Public Schools is continuing to advance through the district’s budgeting process, which began in September 2015, with the development of the budget parameters for the 2016-2017 school year. Now the district needs feedback from you. During the March 7  Atlanta Board of Education meeting, APS Chief Financial Officer Robert Morales presented…

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…