Peyton Forest Receives a Great Day One Gift from Comcast!

August 4, 2014

Fourth and fifth grade students (and the superintendent) at Peyton Forest Elementary couldn’t believe their ears today.  Did the Comcast Essentials representative say “everyone gets a free laptop at their school?”  Really?  Why yes, yes he did.  Guess what?  They will also receive six months of free internet as well.  All of this is a…

Thomasville Heights Elementary is Ready for Day One

August 4, 2014

I met the ‘street team’ behind the back to school campaign at Thomasville Elementary Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes!  Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes! Eyes and ears and mouth and nose… Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes! Yes, we played that song/exercise game while waiting for the…

The Benteen Lunch Bunch

August 4, 2014

I enjoyed making friends during lunch at Benteen Elementary On the menu today at Benteen was grilled cheese sandwiches, meatloaf and mashed potatoes, pears, apples and green beans.  The school, like all APS schools, also had a salad bar. I look forward to working with food and nutrition leadership and department to improve the quality…

I Hugged a Panda!

August 4, 2014

Parkside Elementary is located near Zoo Atlanta in the heart of Grant Park. Parkside Elementary School recently celebrated its 10th year of teaching and learning.  A 21st century school with vibrant technology, students not only participate in a robust academic day, they also enjoy an after school experience that includes classes in dance, golf, karate, piano, science,…

Hi-Five to the Students & Staff at Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School

August 4, 2014

I enjoyed the hands-on approach of this dynamic school community. [youtube] Today was meatless Mondays at ANCS and the tomatoes from the garden were INCREDIBLE.  I am not surprised because this school has gardens, a cistern and their very own chef who is also a parent! I say YES to the veggie lasagna! (I…

Good Morning Price Middle School!

August 4, 2014

Price Middle School students were excited about the new school year. Thank you Price Middle School for being our first middle school visit for the day! Luther Judson Price Middle School is the home of the mighty Wildcats!  The school has a strong alumni community and great partnerships with IBM and the French Consulate of…

Get On The Bus!

August 4, 2014

I’m kicking off the first day of school with a bus ride to Bethune Elementary School. I am so excited that I was finally able to visit Bethune Elementary School. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary is a part of the Vine City community, located near the Atlanta University Center and across from the Georgia World Congress…

Rise and Shine. Let’s Go Back to School!

August 4, 2014

My first day of school begins with a trip to the Lakewood Bus Depot. For those students who ride the bus, once they leave home, our APS drivers are the second “teacher” of the day after their parents. Sometimes the ride on the bus can set the tone for the whole day for our students…

Day One: Be There

August 1, 2014

Day One:  Be There I am blogging throughout the day, Monday, August 4! Follow my updates. Be there!