‘Shout Out’ to our great students, teachers and schools

There are a lot of GREAT things happening in our district. Each month I will give “shout outs” to students, staff and volunteers who are helping us with our mission to have every APS student graduate ready for college and career.

Let’s give a shout out to:

The 107 students at North Atlanta High School who earned Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications. Thirty-six students earned two or more certifications and Aliaksandra Khrypkova earned three certifications ­ Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  These are fantastic skills that will help ensure you are college and career ready. Congratulations!

The Maynard Jackson Lady Jaguar Track team for receiving $4,000 worth of free track and field shoes through a partnership with Big Peach running company.  What a great gift for these dynamic scholar-athletes.

South Atlanta High School for being one of 11 sites chosen nationwide to host an hour of code workshop. Media specialist Shanna Miles spearheaded the partnership with Best Buy as a part of Teen Tech Week. What a great way to introduce students to careers in STEM!

Grady High School principal Tim Guiney for being recognized as a 2015 AP Honor School by the Georgia Department of Education.


Grady High School Principal Tim Guiney

The recognition is based on the results of its 2014 AP course enrollment and exams taken. Grady was recognized in the following categories:

  • AP Merit School
  • AP Humanities School
  • AP STEM School
  • AP STEM Achievement School
South Atlanta High School Region 4AAA Champions

South Atlanta High School Region 4AAA Champions

The following high school basketball teams who have won their region championship games: North Atlanta Boys- Region 7AAAAA Champions, South Atlanta Boys- Region 4AAA Champions and Mays Girls-Region 6AAAAA Champions.

Good luck to South Atlanta Boys and Mays Girls as they advance to the Elite 8 of the state playoffs.

Way to go APS! Keep up the great work!

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