Saturday, April 27, 2013
Three North Atlanta High School students each received $500 scholarships from the Buckhead Coalition.
In recognition of both academic and civic achievement, the Buckhead Coalition has singled out three North Atlanta High School graduates. Scholarships of $500 each were given to Sam Boatwright of the Center for Performing Arts; Kinsey Simpson of the Center for International Business and Entrepreneurship and Aishatu Garba of the Center for International Studies. The Coalition has a partnership with NAHS to help the school with teaching aids, athletic supplies and personal relations. The Honors Night presentations were made by Coalition Director of Development Garth Peters. Have a pretty, interesting, funny or unique photo to share? Just click on the Buckhead Pics & Clips tab at the top of the page and then click "Upload photos and …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Atlanta Public Schools has just released a list of projects that will affect schools in the 2013-2014 school year.
North Atlanta High School, Sutton Middle School, and Rivers Elementary School students will all be affected by ongoing renovations and construction in the upcoming 2013-2014 school year, according to the TalkUp APS blog. TalkUp APS, has created a full list of schools that will have renovation and construction work done during the next school year. The only school on the list that is actually finishing up their work and will be open to students again, will be the new North Atlanta campus. According to the list, North Atlanta High School students and staff will be, "permanently relocated to the new North Atlanta High School campus located at 4111 Northside Parkway in Fall of 2013." Students and Staff at Sutton Middle School, "will …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Ian Katz has been added to the list of APS students named as a 2013 finalist.
Ian Katz, of North Atlanta High School, has been named a 2013 National Merit Scholarship Corporation Finalist. Ian is one of seven high school students in the Atlanta Public School system to be named as a finalist for the award, according to the APS Blog. According to the National Merit Corporation, "the National Merit and Achievement Scholarship is one of the most coveted recognitions a high school student could achieve." The students were chosen based on their GPA, SAT scores, personal essays/applications, and school evaluation. Ian Katz made it past 16,000 semifinalists and is among roughly 8,000 students nationwide who will receive a scholarship from the National Merit Corporation.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Students left class Wednesday in protest of the removal of school administration
North Atlanta High School students left class Wednesday in protest of the removal of school administrators last week. The students were sitting on the football field on the campus around 12 p.m. in protest, according to a live Channel 2 Action News report. Mark MyGrant, the interim prtincipal at North Atlanta High School, and his administrative leadership at the Buckhead school were removed from their posts late Friday with little public explanation from school district officials. In letter posted to the APS website, Superintendent Erroll B. Davis simply wrote the changes were effective immediately. Sid Baker, the former principal of Sarah Smith Elementary, will run the school until Oct. 29, when Howard Taylor takes over. At a meeting with…
Monday, October 8, 2012
Parents upset about the removal of interim principal Mark MyGrant and his leadership team are signing a petition calling for their return.
Parents at North Atlanta High School continue to question Friday's removal of interim principal Mark MyGrant and his school leadership team. Some parents have started an online petition calling for APS to restore MyGrant's leadership team to the school. As of 9:20 a.m. Monday, it had 261 supporters. Meanwhile, APS Superintendent Erroll B. Davis agreed to meet with NAHS parents Tuesday evening to talk about the transition, according to AJC.COM. The AJC report says the meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the high school. The hiring of new principal Howard Taylor was announced earlier last the week. In a letter dated Oct. 5 and posted to the APS website, Davis said that MyGrant's last day would be Friday. Taylor is a principal in the Gwinnett …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Mark MyGrant, senior administrative officials, were told to leave Friday.
Mark MyGrant, the interim prtincipal at North Atlanta High School, and his administrative leadership at the Buckhead school were removed from their posts late Friday. Atlanta Public Schools officials did not explain the reasonfor the sudden change. Indeed, the disrict brought MyGrant out of retirement to run the school as interim, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In letter posted to the APS website, Superintendent Erroll B. Davis simply wrote the changes were effective immediately. Sid Baker, the former principal of Sarah Smith Elementary, will run the school until Oct. 29, when Howard Taylor takes over. APS' board approved of Taylor's selection on Monday. Taylor is a principal in the Gwinnett County schools. "We understand …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Tentative plans are for Mygrant to return as principal for three months, after which a new principal is expected to be hired.
Long-time North Atlanta High School Principal Mark Mygrant will return to lead the school on an interim basis, as the search continues for a new leader, Atlanta Public Schools announced Monday, via their blog Talk Up APS. Mygrant will still formally retire this month, but will return a month after his retirement to lead preparations for the start of classes for the new school year on August 6. He will also be instrumental in continuing plans for the relocation of the school’s students, faculty and staff to their new location, scheduled for the start of the 2013-14 school year. Tentative plans are for Mygrant to return as principal for three months, after which a new principal is expected to be hired. The search for a new leader for …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Atlanta Public Schools reportedly considered Eddie Echols, a former Fulton principal arrested for stealing $25,000 from his school, for the North Atlanta High principal job.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Update: Atlanta Public Schools Director of Media Relations Keith Bromery took a moment to bring some clarity to the recent revelation about former Fulton prinicipal Eddie Echols, who was arrested for stealing $25,000 from his school, and was being considered for the North Atlanta High School Principal job. Bromery said that while he could not speak directly to how Echols name ended up on the list of candidates for the NAHS job, the former Fulton principal had simply submitted his resume and still had a long way to go in the process if he were to get the job at all. "They would be much more thoroughly vetted before they are hired if they are chosen for a particular position," he said of all the candidates. "I don't know what was realized …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Tommy Usher has been named interim principal at Garden Hills Elementary. Meanwhile, the top candidate for principal at North Atlanta High School has turned down the job.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Garden Hills Elementary has chosen its interim principal after former principal Amy Wilson Alderman submitted her resignation effective June 30. Tommy Usher will be the new principal, according to Buckhead View. Information provided by Atlanta Public Schools lists Usher's former job as principal of Sarah Smith Elementary School in Atlanta. According to the Sarah Smith School’s website, Usher received his bachelor’s in early childhood education from Clark Atlanta University and later obtained his master’s in education in curriculum and instruction development from Central Michigan University. While Garden Hills has secured its principal for the new school year, North Atlanta High School has not had as much luck. Reporter Newspapers …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Jazmin Gutierrez, sophomore at North Atlanta High School, attended the recent International Forum of Entrepreneurs in Argentina.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Four Atlanta area high school students represented the United States at the 14th annual International Forum of Entrepreneurs (FIE) in Cordoba, Argentina. More than 600 young people from around the world attended the high-impact, educational event held May 14th-May 19th. Throughout the five day forum students participated in conferences, training workshops and multicultural activities. The Atlanta teens, Jazmin Gutierrez, sophomore at North Atlanta High School, Angelica Miller, sophomore at Miller Grove High School, Sydney Richmond sophomore at Campbell High School, and India Stephens, senior at Campbell High School, joined students from Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay at the week-long leadership event hosted…