Samaritan’s Feet Provides New Shoes to Gideons and Thomasville Heights Students

  By: Alicia Sands Lurry Nearly 500 students from Charles L. Gideons and Thomasville Heights elementary schools on Thursday were treated to a special foot wash, a new pair of shoes and socks, and a backpack, thanks to a team of 60 volunteers from the international organization Samaritan's Feet. As part of their mission, Samaritan's Feet aims... Continue Reading →

Head of the Class: Thomasville Heights Elementary Students Welcome a New School Year

    By: Alicia Sands Lurry Earlier this week, hundreds of bright-eyed students at Thomasville Heights Elementary School were greeted with smiling faces as they entered freshly painted doors, excited and ready to learn on their first day of school. School started for these youngsters on Wednesday, July 27 - one week sooner than the rest of Atlanta... Continue Reading →

Atlanta Board of Education Members “Read for the Record®” to Pre-K Students

Atlanta Board of Education Members spent some quality time Thursday reading to the littlest of Atlanta Public School students, the pre-kindergarteners, during Read for the Record® 2015. #ReadfortheRecord, which celebrated its 10th anniversary on Thursday, is a worldwide campaign designed to bring awareness to the importance of high-quality early learning, by mobilizing millions of children... Continue Reading →

APS awarded $35,000 to improve library book collections

This spring, Media Specialists at seven Atlanta Public Schools received grants from the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries to expand, update and diversify their schools’ library book collections. APS was awarded more than any other district in Georgia. The Foundation announced last month that 219 school libraries were chosen to receive grants totaling more... Continue Reading →

A Night Under the Stars: Thomasville Heights Elementary School’s Father-Daughter Dance

The young ladies of Thomasville Heights Elementary were honored to invite their fathers, male family members and other influential men in their lives to escort them to a magical night under the stars at the 2014 Father-Daughter Dance. The students walked down the red carpet and had a memorable dance to "Dance with my Father”... Continue Reading →

Back to School at Thomasville

by Intiasar Ziyad, Media Specialist at Thomasville Heights Elementary School  Thomasville Heights is determined to make sure that every student is ready for the start of the 2013-2014 school year. With the help of Exalt Integrated Technology, every student at Thomasville Heights Elementary has received a brand new book bag filled with supplies. The staff... Continue Reading →

NEA Outreach to Teach at Thomasville Heights Elementary

Since its inception 16 years ago, Outreach to Teach, sponsored by the National Education Association Student Program, has become an annual celebration that brings educators together to give back to local communities. The first Outreach to Teach was started in Atlanta in June 1996 with 30 student volunteers who were attending the NEA Student Leadership... Continue Reading →

10 APS Schools Awarded The Laura Bush Foundation Grant for School Libraries

Ten Atlanta Public Schools are awarded $5,000 grants from The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. The Foundation announced that 212 school libraries are receiving $1,060,000 in grants to expand, update and diversify the schools’ library book collections. The grant application process is administered by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region with guidance... Continue Reading →

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