Saturday, May 25, 2013
A video shows the caked-up seniors having a lot of fun.
Here's one way for parents to celebrate their graduating high school seniors: toss little cakes to their faces. Buckhead Church's blog posted a fun video, attached here, showing some good-spirited seniors from its InsideOut high school ministry, getting pelted in slow motion with colorful frosted cupcakes.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Patch rounds up some recent health inspection scores for Buckhead restaurants and schools.
Here are some recent health inspection scores performed by the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness for restaurants and schools in our community. Readers can click on the score to see the actual report: Chin Chin Restaurant 1715 Howell Mill Road 5/20/13 Score: 56 E. Rivers Elementary 8 Peachtree Battle Avenue 5/14/13 Score: 100 The Imperial Fez 2285 Peachtree Road 5/16/13 Score: 100 North Atlanta High 2875 Northside Drive 5/14/13 Score: 100 Piccadilly 1715 Howell Mill Road 5/20/13 Score: 64 Westminister School 1424 W. Paces Ferry Road 5/17/13 Score: 84 (A food service establishment that is graded as a “U” and does not earn at least a grade “C” within 10 days of receiving the “U” will be requested to voluntarily close until all …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The North Atlanta High School class of 2013 earned more than $10 million in scholarships.
Congratulations to the Class of 2013 at North Atlanta High School! You did it, and oh, the places you'll go! It was announced during the graduation service that the NAHS Class of 2013 earned more than $10 million in scholarships. Atlanta Public Schools posted all the social media updates and photos during the graduation exercises, which began at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Scroll through the Storify application above to review the updates and excitement or check out Atlanta Public Schools' Twitter feed at @apsupdate.
While the Board of Education struggles to balance its budget and debates class sizes, Atlanta Public Schools' students celebrate as Wednesday marks the last day of school.
Wednesday marks the final day of the 2012-13 school year for Atlanta Public Schools, but for the APS board, the work is far from done concerning passing a $568 million budget by the end of the month for preliminary approval. The Atlanta Board of Education Budget Commission met on Monday to review the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 and considered three teacher furlough days, eliminating a 3 percent salary bonus to employees who haven’t received a raise in five years and other cuts in an attempt to close a $61 million budget gap. The board also debated smaller class sizes, which in some schools are larger than state guidelines. But Superintendent Erroll Davis said it wasn’t the time to spend $20 million or so to reduce class sizes so …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
NAPPS (North Atlanta Parents for Public Schools) distributed a statement the the North Atlanta community regarding the upcoming adoption of the APS FY14 budget.
Do you have a friend or family member graduating from high school or college this year? Want to congratulate them and share the good news with your friends and neighbors? Post a free graduation announcement on Buckhead Patch.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Student rape victim said the suspect sent her texts, and she fears she is now pregnant, according to the police report.
A female North Atlanta High student reported being raped by a male suspect in the girls' restroom during lunch in early May. According to a report from the Atlanta Police Department, the girl said the male student approached her during lunch in the cafeteria and said he wanted to "show her something." He then escorted her to the girls' restroom, according to the report. Once inside, the suspect put on a condom, the female student reported that the suspect then raped her. During the incident, the female student asked the suspect to stop, and he told her not to tell anyone, according to the police report. The victim's teacher knocked on the restroom door during the alleged incident and the victim exited the restroom, but did not report the …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The live coverage is over, but replay the live blog to see what all the hype was about.
President Barack Obama gave the 129th commencement address speech on a wet and rainy Sunday afternoon, May 19th, at Morehouse College. Obama began his remarks to an excited yet wet crowd,most of whom had been seated as early as 6 am. at approximately 11:30 am. The sky opened just before the speech began, and the crowd was treated to a steady downpour throughout. Obama quipped that, “I would be out there with you, but the Secret Service gets nervous.” Obama was greeted with a big cheer when he emerged from a building adjacent to the stage with Morehouse College president John Silvanus Wilson, a former White House aide. The invocation was given by Rev. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous church. …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Andrew Schettino was named valedictorian, and Meredith Bradshaw was named salutatorian.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Katie Jarrell, a second grader at Sara Smith Elementary is Buckhead Patch's Whiz Kid of the Week.
According to the official IB website, “The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.” This may seem difficult for most 7-year-olds to understand, but there is a special second-grader at Sarah Smith Elementary, an IB school, who epitomizes what the IB is all about. Katie Jarrell is eager to share everything she knows with anyone who asks. She articulates her thoughts with the skill of someone twice her age; no short, vague mumbling, or awkward second-grade rambling for her. When answering a question, Katie uses complete sentences and she always provides thought-provoking explanations …