11.12 APS Weekly News Tip Sheet

Office of Communications and Public Engagement
130 Trinity Avenue SW | Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Ian Smith, Executive Director
404-802-2855, office
404-603-6934, cell

Seth Coleman, Media Relations Manager
404-802-2891, office
404-406-5570, cell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

November 12, 2018

Atlanta Public Schools Weekly News Tip Sheet 
(November 12 - 17)

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


Thursday, November 15, 2018 (10 a.m.)

Award Winning Music Producer for “Greenleaf”
to Speak to Students at Finch ES

Matthew Head, an award-winning film composer and music producer/arranger who is currently the music producer for the hit television show “Greenleaf” (OWN), will speak with students at Finch Elementary School (1114 Avon Avenue, SW) who have an interest in a career in music, on Thursday at 10 a.m. Head, who has won an Emmy Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a Peabody Award, will talk to students about the myriad of career opportunities in music that do not involve performing.


Thursday, November 15, 2018 (1 p.m.)

Inman MS Students to Get Up-Close Lesson on Careers in Fitness

Students at Inman Middle School (774 Virginia Avenue, NE) will experience more than just their normal recess break and receive a lesson on a possible future career, all at once on Thursday at 1 p.m., when personal trainer Alana Sanders will put them through her patented “Get Pulsed” workout. Sanders’ program is accredited by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America.


Friday, November 16 (9 a.m.)

Inman MS Students to Get Fun Lesson in Science from UWG Professor

Ben Jenkins, a physics professor at the University of West Georgia known for making science instruction fun and exciting, will work with eighth graders at Inman Middle School (774 Virginia Avenue, NE) on Friday, beginning at 9 a.m. Professor Jenkins is a senior lab coordinator and director of the observatory at West Georgia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from West Georgia and a master’s degree in physics, with a concentration in astronomy, from Georgia State University.

New Open Records Request Portal
Atlanta Public Schools has instituted a new online portal for filing official Open Records Requests. To file your Open Records Request, click here to access the new portal.

Members of the media are invited to attend all events on the weekly APS News Tip Sheet.