Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, picks 1,000 students every year who receive scholarships to use at a university or college of their choice.
Fourteen high school students from Atlanta Public Schools, including five from Cascade Patch schools, were named Gates Millennium Scholars. The students from the Cascade area named included: The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, picks 1,000 students every year who receive scholarships to use at a university or college of their choice. The scholarships, good through graduation, also give recipients professional and personal development through Gates leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college careers. “At a time when the perception of our academic programs has suffered, it is reassuring to see our students compete and achieve some of the most prestigious academic …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
For the 2nd year in a row, an APS Teacher of the Year was selected as a finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year. Tamika Nicole Ball hopes she becomes the big winner.
Tamika Nicole Ball has already received the award for APS Teacher of the Year for her work with 9th and 10th grade math students at Therrell High School in southwest Atlanta, but the big prize may come in May of 2013 when she might win the Teacher of the Year award for the entire state of Georgia. According to previous reporting by APS via their TalkUp APS blog, "Ms. Ball has already achieved the huge accomplishment of being named the 2012-2013 D. M. Therrell High School Teacher of the Year as well as the 2012-2013 Atlanta Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year." Come May 2013, we will find out if Tamika Ball will be awarded the coveted 2012-2013 Georgia Teacher of the Year award. Over the next few weeks, APS says that, "Tamika will prepare…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Ce’Darius Glaze was 1 of 75 students nationwide flown to D.C. to receive the Sun Life Rising Star Award.
Ce’Darius Glaze is an outstanding student leader from Therrell High School, and one of only 75 students nationwide who received an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. as part of the Sun Life Rising Star Award. America’s Promise Alliance’s third annual Building a Grad Nation Summit America’s Promise Alliance’s third annual “Building a Grad Nation” Summit, is the nation’s premier annual event focused on measuring progress in the nation’s efforts to increase high school graduation rates and close opportunity gaps for youth. General Colin Powell is the founding chairman of America’s Promise and Mrs. Alma Powell serves as Board Chair. Rising Stars Award winners each received a $5,000 college scholarship for their commitment to education …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
D. M. Therrell School of Law, Government and Public Policy is focused on developing a student’s critical thinking skills necessary for success in college and the workplace.
Press Release submitted by the Office of Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms Atlanta City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms welcomed 40 students and several teachers from the D. M. Therrell School of Law, Government and Public Policy to Atlanta City Hall on Monday, May 7. Councilmember Bottoms took the special guests on a guided tour of City Hall offices including the Office of the Atlanta City Council and the Office of the Mayor. Councilmembers Bottoms along with her colleagues also answered the students’ questions on their career paths in public service. The students also shared their career goals with the elected officials. The Therrell students ended their day by sitting in on a council committee meeting as well as the meeting of the …
Monday, April 30, 2012
The activities are all part of Law Day 2012.
Monday, April 30, 2012
The Atlanta Bar Association is conducting a series of mock trials at two Atlanta schools on Tuesday as part of Law Day 2012, and one of them is being held at the D.M. Therrell School of Law, Government and Public Policy. The mock trial begins at 9:45 am at the school. The association's other mock trial will be held at Gideons Elementary School on Monday, May 7, 2012. Law Day, a national celebration that is recognized annually on May 1, is a day meant to reflect on the role of the law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance in society. The American Bar Association’s theme for this year’s Law Day is, “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.” The Atlanta Bar is using this theme to give Atlanta students the opportunity to…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The schools will qualify for state assistance.
The Georgia Department of Education has released its list of the state's worst-performing schools based on graduation rates and overall test scores, and three Cascade high schools made the list. Douglass High School; the Therrell schools of engineering, math and science, health and science, and law, government and public policy; and Booker T. Washington's schools of banking, finance and investment, and health, sciences and nutrition. 11Alive is reporting the department's overall list of priority schools include 78 schools across the state. Attempts by Patch to reach the principals of the schools for comment were not successful.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Cascade Patch's top headlines of the day for Friday, February 17, 2012.
Amos: Find A Use For Stanton Elementary. Therrell Student Arrested After Attempting To Hide Handgun. Girl Scout Cookie Sales Begin In Cascade.
One student has been released from Thursday's arrest.
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Friday, February 17, 2012
The incident occurred Thursday afternoon.
An 11th grade student at Therrell High School was arrested Thursday afternoon after trying to hide a handgun in the men's restroom. Two other students were also arrested for gambling. "At approximately 2:45 pm, a school resource officer apprehended the suspects gambling at the school," said APD Public Affairs Officer K. Y. Jones. One of the suspects told the officer he needed to use the restroom. Jones said the suspect then attempted to conceal a 9mm handgun in the urinal. It is unknown at this time if the gun was loaded. The AJC is reporting that Atlanta Public Schools spokesman Keith Bromery told Channel 2 Action News there were no injuries or disruptions at the school.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Graduates from 1960s to 2000s come together for Panther memories at Perkerson Park.
Alumni from classes ranging from 1971 to 2011 of Therrell High School came together Saturday for a reuion picnic at Perkerson Park. According to graduate Cheryle Moses, Class of 1975, this was the first ever reunion of this kind and they promise this will be an annual celebration. See if you can find a former classmate in our picture gallery.