Friday, May 24, 2013
Students from the 3 schools will walk across the stage on Saturday, May 25th, 2013.
The hardwork pays off on Saturday as students from Douglass, Washington, and Therrell High Schools will walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. All ceremonies take place at the Atlanta Civic Center, located at 395 Piedmont Avenue, 30308. See the attached APS graduation schedule for the complete list of times.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Congratulations to the Class of 2013! The Ceremony began around 5:00pm
The 2013 Mays High School graduation ceremony! Congrats to all the Grads and their Families! What an amazing graduation! $17.3M in scholarships! - APS
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Gemini Jackson and others will be recognized at the Braves 400 Fan Club's Annual High School All-Star luncheon.
Gemini Jackson, a Benjamin E. Mays student, is among the Atlanta area's top high school baseball players to be recognized at the Braves 400 Fan Club's Annual High School All-Star luncheon. The event will take place May 30 at the 755 Club, Turner Field. The guest speaker will be Frank Wren, the Braves' executive vice president and general manager, according to an e-mail about the luncheon. The Player of The Year and Coach of the Year will be announced at the end of the luncheon, the correspondence states. Here are all the 2013 All-Star Honorees (players, high school and coaches): Brandon Baker- Redan - Marvin Pruitt Dylan Cease - Milton -Joey Ray Clint Frazier -Loganville -Jeff Segars Josh Hart -Parkview- Chan Brown Griffin Helms -Norcross…
Betsegaw Tadele impressed the family and students in attendance at the 129th Morehouse commencement.
Meet Betsegaw Tadele. He is the 2013 Morehouse College Valedictorian, and has the added distinction of being one of only a few people to speak on the same stage as the President of the United States. President Obama gave Morehouse's 129th Commencement speech to thousands of family members, alumni, faculty and students on May 20th. Being the great orator that he is, the President gave a very well received speech speaking about responsibility and giving-back to others who are less fortunate. Betsegaw, the school's valedictorian, also gave a great speech that received a thunderous applause. Betsegaw was a Computer Science major, and is on his way to begin working with Microsoft. Betsegaw is originally from Ethiopia and graduated with a 3…
While the Board of Education struggles to balance its budget and debates class sizes, Atlanta Public Schools' students celebrate as Wednesday marks the last day of school.
Wednesday marks the final day of the 2012-13 school year for Atlanta Public Schools, but for the APS board, the work is far from done concerning passing a $568 million budget by the end of the month for preliminary approval. The Atlanta Board of Education Budget Commission met on Monday to review the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 and considered three teacher furlough days, eliminating a 3 percent salary bonus to employees who haven’t received a raise in five years and other cuts in an attempt to close a $61 million budget gap. The board also debated smaller class sizes, which in some schools are larger than state guidelines. But Superintendent Erroll Davis said it wasn’t the time to spend $20 million or so to reduce class sizes so …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
During a rainy Sunday, May 19th in Atlanta, Georgia the President of the United States spoke at Morehouse's graduation.
It rained, it stormed, and it rained some more on Sunday morning ahead of President Obama's 2013 Commencement Address at Morehouse College. LIVE STREAM and COVERAGE of the 2013 MOREHOUSE COMMENCEMENT Fun Facts:
The live coverage is over, but replay the live blog to see what all the hype was about.
President Barack Obama gave the 129th commencement address speech on a wet and rainy Sunday afternoon, May 19th, at Morehouse College. Obama began his remarks to an excited yet wet crowd,most of whom had been seated as early as 6 am. at approximately 11:30 am. The sky opened just before the speech began, and the crowd was treated to a steady downpour throughout. Obama quipped that, “I would be out there with you, but the Secret Service gets nervous.” Obama was greeted with a big cheer when he emerged from a building adjacent to the stage with Morehouse College president John Silvanus Wilson, a former White House aide. The invocation was given by Rev. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous church. …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Patch rounds up some recent health inspection scores for restaurants and schools around the Cascade and southwest Atlanta community.
Here are some recent health inspection scores performed by the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness for restaurants and schools around our community. Readers an click on the score to see the actual report: Bojangles 5628 Fulton Industrial Boulevard 5/8/13 Score: 94 Bolton Academy_ 2268 Adams Drive 5/10/13 Score: 100 Boyd Elementary 1891 Johnson Road 5/14/13 Score: 93 Chili's Grill And Bar 3660 Camp Creek Parkway 5/7/13 Score: 97
Thursday, May 16, 2013
In just a matter of days, Morehouse College will host the President of the United States.
President Barack Obama will grace the Morehouse College commencement stage on Sunday afternoon, May 19, 2013, in-front of thousands of hardworking graduating students and their families. The 129th Commencement exercises at Morehouse College will take place - rain or shine - on the Century Campus (the yard between Graves Hall and Harkness Hall). This is probably the most anticipated visit that the AUC has seen in over 100 years, but its important to point out that First Lady Obama speaking at Spelman College comes in as a very close second. According to the Morehouse College website, "this event is for invited guests only and will be closed to the general public. Persons without an official ticket will not be permitted." A White House …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This is your opportunity to voice the qualities and skill sets you want to see in the next superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools.
The Atlanta Board of Education’s Superintendent Search Committee has released the schedule for four community input sessions — May 15, 16, 20 and 21. The sessions are designed to give citizens the opportunity to provide feedback on the characteristics they believe are critical in the next Atlanta Public Schools superintendent. The Superintendent Search Committee has pledged to gather input from all key stakeholders such as parents, teacher and students. “All members of the search committee affirm the importance of gathering extensive community input in this search,” said committee chair Ann Cramer, who is a retired IBM executive and mother of former APS students. “We hope everyone interested will take advantage of this opportunity, and we …