Monday, January 28, 2013
Two outstanding students from our area made APS' Weekly Student Spotlight!
Monday, January 28
Cascade Patch wants to congratulate 2 local students that were featured on the Atlanta Public Schools website for their recent exceptional performance. Finch Elementary and Young Middle School both had representatives this week that made the APS spotlight. Devean Terriquez, from Finch Elementary likes science and has completed science projects, but his favorite subject is math. “Math is everywhere,” says Devean. “If I’m good at math, I’ll be good with my money as I learn to make lots of it, save it, and help my family.” Young Middle School eighth grade scholar, Cameron Giles, spent his formative years matriculating at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (S.A.C.A.) and West Manor Elementary. He is a chef, athlete, a stellar academian, …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The school is now allowed to operate normally after the carbon monoxide leak earlier this week forced its temporary closure.
While Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Errol Davis said today that human error caused the carbon monoxide leak at Finch Elementary School, the Atlanta Fire Department inspected the school building and will allow the school to re-open with a temporary boiler in place, according to a press release from the department. As the school awaits a permanent replacement for the boiler initially believed to be the cause of the leak, the temporary will be an acceptable compliance with fire coded provided: 1. a 24-hour security detail is provided 2. an emergency plan of action is created 3. a secondary emergency plan is also created Finch also has new carbon monoxide detectors in place, which will become a fixture at all other Atlanta public …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
43 students were taken to Hughes Spalding and treated for nausea, headaches, and other symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Finch Elementary School in SW Atlanta was evacuated early Monday morning.
Update: Finch students will be holding class at Kennedy Middle School on Tuesday, December 4th and Wednesday December 5th. Students should arrive at Finch Elementary as normal and buses will transport students to Kennedy for the day and back to Finch after school. The complete official details from APS. A temporary boiler furnace will be put in place this week, and a more permanent replacement will be installed over the weekend. Finch Elementary in southwest Atlanta was evacuated around 8:45am Monday, December 3rd. According to WSB, Atlanta Firefighters reported a carbon monoxide reading of "17,000 parts per million, the highest levels the Fire Department has ever seen." (23-29 is a normal level) Their initial assessment is that a leak …