05.24 Weekly News Tip Sheet (Week of May 23, 2022)

Office of Communications and Public Engagement
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Seth Coleman, Director of Media Relations & Television Broadcast
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                
May 24, 2022

Atlanta Public Schools Weekly News Tip Sheet
(May 23 - 28)

Editors/Producers/Reporters: The following is a list of events, programs, accomplishments and/or initiatives occurring in Atlanta Public Schools (APS) this week. Please use it as a guide as you develop your coverage plans.

Members of the media are invited to attend all events on the Weekly APS News Tip Sheet. If you have an interest in these stories, please contact Seth Coleman, Media Relations Director. Thank you for your interest in Atlanta Public Schools!

(Tuesday - Friday) APS Honors the Class of 2022 with
Commencement Ceremonies at Georgia Tech

More than 2,300 seniors, and their families, from 13 Atlanta Public Schools high schools will graduate during Commencement ceremonies this week at McCamish Pavilion, on the campus of Georgia Tech, beginning today.

Complete information on APS Commencement activities may be found on the district’s Operation Grad Nation website, here. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, May 24
B.E.S.T. Academy / Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy, 4 p.m.
KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 25
Midtown High School, 11 a.m.
Frederick Douglass High School, 3 p.m.
Booker T. Washington High School, 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 26
Benjamin E. Mays High School, 11 a.m.
George Washington Carver STEAM/Early College Academy, 3 p.m.
South Atlanta High School, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 27
North Atlanta High School, 11 a.m.
Maynard H. Jackson High School, 3 p.m.
Daniel M. Therrell High School, 7 p.m.



City of Atlanta Offers Summer Employment Initiative for Atlanta’s Youth

The City of Atlanta Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a collective impact strategy spearheaded by Mayor André Dickens to engage Atlanta’s businesses, philanthropic community and community-based organizations in youth workforce development.

The goal is to “put 3,000 teens to work this summer!” 

Students and families are encouraged to visit www.ATLYouthEngage.com for more information and to register!  


Long Middle School, Centennial Academy STEM Certification

Another Atlanta Public School and a district charter school have earned Cognia STEM certification as the school year comes to a close.

Crawford Long Middle School and Centennial Academy earned Cognia STEM certification!  As a result of Long Middle School’s achievement, now all schools in the South Atlanta cluster are fully STEM certified.

The evaluation team from Cognia stated that the passion exhibited for STEM education by Long’s leadership, faculty, students, and partners was exemplary. 

Centennial Academy is a K-8 charter school located near the campus of Georgia Tech.  The Cognia evaluation team commended Centennial on having a STEM vision and a commitment to stakeholder support.  They also commended them on “having STEM curriculum aligned to recognized standards/organized into interdisciplinary frameworks.”



APS, DeKalb Senior Baseball All-Stars to Battle in First APS-DeKalb Classic

A roster of 15 of the top senior baseball players in Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Public Schools will face off in the first-ever DeKalb County-APS Senior Baseball All-Star Classic.

The nine-inning game is scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, 5:30 p.m., at Gresham Park (3113 Gresham Road, SE). Tickets are $7.

Team APS will be led by Benjamin E. Mays High School senior infielder Termarr Johnson, considered by many to be the top high school baseball prospect in the nation.



Devon Alleyne - North Atlanta

Chance Boines - North Atlanta 

Rhett Burley - Maynard Jackson

Noah Collins - North Atlanta

Doug Evans - Maynard Jackson

Ayden Farrow - Maynard Jackson

Shawn Givens - Maynard Jackson

Drew Gossett - Midtown

Termarr Johnson - Mays

Sagor Levy - Midtown

Thomas Mayer - Midtown

Keon Mobley - Therrell 

Charlie Payne - Midtown

Javan Reeder - Mays

Jeremy Wellmaker - Maynard Jackson



Aaron Decarlo – Drew Charter

Elijah Grant - Carver 

Quavious Hancock - Douglass 

Head Coach
Desmond Stegall, Head Baseball/Softball Coach, Maynard Jackson


Asst. Coach
Ryan Christian, Head Baseball Coach, Therrell HS

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About Atlanta Public Schools

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