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Georgia-Pacific to donate supplies to APS classrooms

Georgia-Pacific to donate supplies to APS classrooms

ATLANTA – (Atlanta Public Schools) All APS elementary school classrooms will receive boxes of school supplies from Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific, as part of a month-long national corporate employee campaign that started last month on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday and will conclude at the end of February.

The company will deliver the supplies, including notebook paper, pencils, pens, construction paper, crayons and hand sanitizer to M. Agnes Jones Elementary School at Noon Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011.  Along with these “care boxes”, each elementary school will also receive two cases of office paper, paper towels and facial tissue products.

Georgia-Pacific employees will arrive at the school on a chartered school bus, as they do on a weekly basis to engage in mentoring activities with students through the Atlanta Partners for Education program.

Community Meeting at Grady High School, January 25th

Community Meeting at Grady High School, January 25th

During the Atlanta School Board Meeting, held on yesterday, the board voted to accept the SACS report and promised that they would work together to address the six points outlined in the report. And today, January 25th, parents of APS students will host a community meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Grady High School Theater.

Cecily Harsch-Kinnane (District 3), along with Reuben McDaniel (At Large Board Member, District 8), will provide information and answer questions about the accreditation status of APS Schools. Brenda Muhammad, District 2 Board Member, has also been invited to attend. "The SACS Report focuses solely on APS Board of Education governance issues."

Grady High School is located at 929 Charles Allen Drive in Atlanta.

Doc Chey’s Noodle House Helps Raise Funds for The Intown Academy

Doc Chey’s Noodle House Helps Raise Funds for The Intown Academy

Friends and family of The Intown Academy are invited to dine out at Doc Chey’s Noodle House in Grant Park on Tuesday, January 25th, this event is a fundraiser which is being hosted by the schools PTO.  

The Intown Academy just opened in August and the school presently has about 350 students in kindergarten-sixth grade. Each year, the school will add a new grade level and by the 2012-2013 school year, it will include 8th grade.  

Author & Early Childhood Education Expert Launches 2nd Edition of National Preschool Curriculum

Author & Early Childhood Education Expert Launches 2nd Edition of National Preschool Curriculum

In July 2008, Author & Early Learning Expert, Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis, known as Dr. Bisa, made good on her declaration to produce an affordable preschool curriculum that meets national standards. In January 2011, WINGS: The Ideal Curriculum for Children in Preschool, 2nd edition, will be available, along with five  sets of supporting materials for infants, toddlers, preschoolers/pre-k, family/group child care, and after-school programs. The updated WINGS Curriculum Parent Handbook includes new information on play and learning, along with more resources and forms to support home-learning.

APS Earns National Financial Reporting Award

APS Earns National Financial Reporting Award

ATLANTA, GA -- Atlanta Public Schools has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

The award reflects the commitment of APS and its staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting, according to GFOA.  To achieve the award, APS’ budget documents were rated “proficient” in all four categories, including development of an effective policy document, financial plan, operations guide and a communications device.  APS also had to achieve proficiency in 14 mandatory criteria within the four categories to receive the award.

Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America, according to GFOA.

APS earned GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award last year.