Friday, November 16, 2012
If you live in the Mays Cluster community; If your chiId(ren) attend a Mays cluster school; If you own a business, or If you just love SW Atlanta . . . Come out to the Mays Community Parade and Festival!
If you live in the Mays Cluster community; If your chiId(ren) attend a Mays cluster school; If you own a business, or If you just love SW Atlanta . . . Come out to the Mays Community Parade and Festival! On November 17, Atlanta City Councilman C.T. Martin, and the students, faculty and alumni of Benjamin E. Mays High School will join Emc2: Embracing Mays Community & Cluster Schools in hosting the Mays Cluster Schools & Community Parade. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Hoosier Memorial United Methodist Church, 2545 Benjamin E Mays Drive, S.W. and ends at Jean Childs Young Middle School, 3116 Benjamin E Mays Drive, S.W. Councilman H. Lamar Willis is sponsoring the Community and Cluster Fall Festival this year. The parade will end at Jean …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The Thursday evening panel—at Mays High School—will feature West Manor Elementary and include more black history makers with roots in the greater southwest Atlanta area.
Embracing Mays Community and Cluster Schools (EMC2) will continue its special screening of the classic documentary "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years" and panel discussion at 6 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 2, at [# Named in honor of Atlanta educator Dr. Benjamin ...", created_at: "2010-09-01 01:15:04", updated_at: "2010-11-28 16:21:01", ratings_average: nil, ratings_count: 0, user_id: nil, published_at: "2010-11-28 16:21:24", allow_reviews: true, url: "http://www.mayshigh.com", fax: nil, accessible: nil, access_details: nil, open: true, contact_name: "Keith Bromery, Director of Media Relations", contact_email: "firstname.lastname@example.org", owner_message: nil, allow_asset_uploads: true, patch_pick: false, review_id: nil, …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
"The end result of most charter and voucher movements is the separation of motivated parents and students from those who don’t have the support system or wherewithal to take advantage of a lottery or application process."—Brockington-Shaw
Thursday, December 8, 2011
At a recent Atlanta Board of Education meeting, my inner alarm bell rang as I listened to a school board member ask Karen Waldon, Deputy Superintendent for Instruction, and Steve Smith, Deputy Superintendent and Chief of Staff, questions regarding how to handle public schools that fail to meet AYP. The school board member stated that we need to take drastic measures to correct our problems and asked if APS would be willing to work with lawmakers to hand over control of Atlanta Public Schools to some sort of charter/privatization/voucher organization. I consider this request both un-American and a betrayal of public trust. The school board has been entrusted with the job of providing quality education to all students, not to hand off that …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Cascade Patch turns one today. See our "About Us" section to learn more about our team and come celebrate the occasion this afternoon at Cascade Wine Styles.
Happy Birthday Cascade Patch! The staff and correspondents of Cascade Patch are celebrating the first anniversary of our Nov. 29, 2010, launch as a daily community news website serving greater southwest Atlanta. To see just a few of the great stories we've filed over the last 12 months, visit Our First Year: A Look at Top Cascade Patch Stories in Our First Year which is pinned under the News tab at the top of the page. To learn more about the many wonderful southwest Atlanta-area writers and photographers who make Cascade Patch what it is, see the "About Us" section, which is pinned at the bottom of the Home Page. Cascade Patch will celebrate its first anniversary from 5:30 to 7 tonight at Wine Styles Cascade with door prizes, words from …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
"The recent AYP standings affirm what we already know-- that we have lots of work to do." —EMC2 meeting announcement
Organizers of a new booster organization for Mays High School and its feeder schools will hold a general body meeting 10-11:15 a.m. Sat., Nov. 5, at the Southwest Branch Library, 3665 Cascade Rd, across from Starbucks. On the agenda are parade results, Black History Month and SPLOST IV but the news Wednesday that Mays High and several of its feeder schools did not make AYP is sure to be a hot topic, as well as the five candidates in the Nov. 8 election to fill the District 2 seat vacated by Khaatim Sherrer El. "The recent AYP standings affirm what we already know-- that we have lots of work to do to ensure that our children are properly educated," Communications Coordinator Dr. Leslie Meyers-Joseph said in an e-mail news release Wednesday …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
A community parade down Benjamin E. Mays Saturday gave Atlanta Public Schools youth across the southwest Atlanta area a chance to show their school pride.
A community parade down Benjamin E. Mays Saturday gave Atlanta Public Schools youth across the southwest Atlanta area a chance to show their school pride. The parade—sponsored by Councilman C.T. Martin, Mays High School and Embracing Mays Community and Cluster Schools (EMC2)—began at 10 a.m. at Hoosier Memorial United Methodist Church, 2545 Benjamin E. Mays Drive, and ended at Mays High School, 3450 Benjamin E. Mays Drive. Participants then enjoyed a cluster pep rally on the Mays track followed by a Mays High homecoming tailgate party. The event also included the annual fall festival at Young Middle School. Despite the cold weather, Saturday's parade drew onlookers up and down Mays. Councilman C. T. Martin, dressed in winter gloves and hat…