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Michael Pleze Takes Pride in His Craft at Usher-Collier ES

NATIONAL CUSTODIAL WORKER’S DAY: Monday, Oct. 2 Ask Michael Pleze to state the hardest, most challenging part of his job as a custodian at Usher-Collier Elementary School and he’ll hesitate. Then, just when he is about to give you an answer, he’ll hesitate again. That’s because he enjoys and takes pride in all aspects of…

Usher-Collier Elementary Teacher Named National Scholar for Gifted Education

Asiaa Karriem has the ability to see the untapped potential in children from socio-economically challenged communities. As such, her being honored by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) recently should come as no surprise. Karriem, a gifted teacher at Usher-Collier Elementary School, was named a Javits-Frasier Scholar by the NAGC. The Javits-Frasier Scholars Program…

Fredrick Douglass High School hosts first cluster-wide literacy night

written by Britney Morgan The Frederick Douglass High School Parent Center hosted the Douglass Cluster Family Literacy Night Thursday, January, 15, 2015. There were numerous activities for children of all ages including ‘Babies and Toddler Emerging Literacy,’ ‘Pre-Kindergarten Story Time,’ and ‘Middle School- Art as Literacy.’ Elementary students explored web-based tools to strengthen their command of…

Usher-Collier Elementary students participate in the 2nd annual Georgia STEM Day

  Usher-Collier Elementary hosted STEM Day program activities for the 2014 2nd annual Georgia STEM Day earlier this spring. The activities consisted of both a STEM CAREER DAY and their end of the year Engineering Design Challenge. STEM professionals from all over the Atlanta metro area visited Usher-Collier Elementary to speak to students about what…

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Richard Sims Grade: 8th Grade School: Coan Middle School Richard stands out as one of Coan Middle’s top students with his academic achievements, leadership, and excellent behavior. Last spring, he made a perfect score on the science section of the CRCT, and scored high in the other sections as well. He also made the…

APS Parents Invited to Give Input on Use of Title I Funds, Flexible Learning, Race to the Top, District Policies & Plans

APS parents are invited to join the Office of Federal Grants and Program Compliance team in preparing for the upcoming school year. We need your expertise and feedback on the following:  District Parent Involvement Policy  Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP)  Use of Title I Parental Involvement Funds  Flexible Learning Program (FLP)  School…

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…