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Tri-Cities High School Ranked as one of the Best Schools in Atlanta

Tri-Cities High School Ranked as one of the Best Schools in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA--  

Georgia’s wintry weather may have temporarily dominated news headlines, but nine high schools in the Fulton County School System are ready to take their place in the spotlight after being named to Atlanta Magazine’s annual list of “Best High Schools.” 

Tri-Cities was listed as one of the Best in atlanta for Fine Arts.

The magazine compared course offerings, facilities, extracurricular activities, awards and national test performance. Results were reported across a broad spectrum of categories to include general academics, math, science, language arts, performing/visual arts and sports.

Additionally, the magazine compiled a list of “Top All-Around” achievers, which are schools that made the cut in all categories.

Facebook Page Seeks Recall of Atlanta School Board

Facebook Page Seeks Recall of Atlanta School Board

ATLANTA -- You knew it had to happen.

Someone has created a Facebook page aimed at recalling members of the Atlanta School Board.

The page was launched Tuesday night, just hours after the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools put Atlanta Public Schools' accreditation on probation due to the political bickering of a "dysfunctional" board.

The first post on the Facebook recall page is supposedly from a parent with two children in Atlanta public schools who writes, "it is my desire to build support for my children and many others in demanding that the board immediately resign or otherwise step down."

Meanwhile, the battle continues over whether the board should fight back or comply with recommendations from SACS to save their accreditation.

The Office of Cultural Affairs is offering Atlanta Youth Cultural and Educational After School Prog.

The Office of Cultural Affairs is offering Atlanta Youth Cultural and Educational After School Prog.

Atlanta, GA--  

The Office of Cultural Affairs is offering an opportunity for the youth of Atlanta to gain access to after-school cultural and educational enrichment classes.  The JD Sims Recreational Center has reopened under Mayor Kasim Reed in hopes of inspiring youth in the neighborhood and providing a place where they can study. 

This facility features a dance studio, computer lab, large multi-purpose room, arts and crafts room and kitchen.  These areas will be utilized with the help of the After-School All-Stars for tutoring and homework assistance.  In addition the Dance Canvas will be instructing the dance classes, there will be theater classes taught by Theater with True Colors and Character Building with United Brothers.  Our goal is to provide an opportunity for youth to participate in educational and cultural activates that contribute to their growth and achievement. 

Currently the fee for enrollment is $10

11 APS Schools earn 13 Outstanding Achievement Awards from the State

11 APS Schools earn 13 Outstanding Achievement Awards from the State

Atlanta, GA--  A total of 11 APS schools earned 13 outstanding achievement awards from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) for their academic achievement during the 2009-10 school year. 

The schools are being recognized under Georgia’s Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS), which awards schools based on their performance on state curriculum exams and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status.  The schools receive awards on four levels – platinum, gold, silver and bronze – and in two categories – greatest gains and highest performance, based on students’ results on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT).

APS Schools, Offices closed Thursday for the 4th Consecutive Day due to Weather

APS Schools, Offices closed Thursday for the 4th Consecutive Day due to Weather

Atlanta, GA-- (Submitted by APS)

APS schools and offices will be closed Thursday (Jan. 13) for the fourth consecutive day due to hazardous road and travel conditions that continue to exist throughout the metropolitan area.

APS makes schools and facilities closing and opening decisions based on a continuous assessment of current and predicted weather and travel conditions, with the safety and security of students and employees constituting the primary factor.

The district will proactively announce the status of schools and offices on a daily basis, including when the district reopens.

34 Fulton County Schools Recognized for Achievement

34 Fulton County Schools Recognized for Achievement

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Fulton County Schools.org)

The year 2011 has started well for 34 schools in Fulton County with the news that they are being highlighted for improving and promoting academic excellence. The Georgia Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement annually announces a list of schools that are making great strides in educating students.

The Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) recognition program awarded 34 Fulton County schools – an increase from the previous year’s 31 schools – in two categories, Greatest Gains and Highest Performance.

“We are thrilled any time that our schools are recognized for high performance and increasing students’ achievement levels,” said Superintendent Cindy Loe. “This is yet another indication that our schools are hitting the mark when it comes to educating students.”

An 8th grader from Atlanta is selected to join the All-American Youth Bowl

An 8th grader from Atlanta is selected to join the All-American Youth Bowl

Atlanta, GA--  Arrington Farrar has been selected to play in the 2011 Eastbay Youth All-America Bowl in San Antonio on January 9th.

Arrington was given a special jersey presentation at Woodward Academy last week to celebrate this huge achievement. 

Arrington will play linebacker for the East team.  The Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl brings together the top youth talent in the nation, and many of the top players receive college attention after being part of these bowl games.

Several thousand youth all-stars were nominated for this honor, and athletes had to fill out a form and submit a highlight reel.

I want to congratulate Arrington Farrar for achieving this great honor and I look forward to hearing about all your future accomplishments.