11.12 APS to Host Two More Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, Wednesday and Friday

ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Office of Communications and Public Engagement
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Ian Smith, Executive Director
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ian.smith@atlanta.k12.ga.us

 

Seth Coleman, Media Relations Manager
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

November 12, 2019

 

APS to Host Two More Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, Wednesday and Friday

 

ATLANTAAtlanta Public Schools (APS) will host ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new Tuskegee Airmen Global (TAG) Academy building and the newly renovated facility and campus at Kindezi at Gideons Elementary School, Wednesday and Friday, respectively.

 

The new TAG Academy was built on land adjacent to the old building in southwest Atlanta, near the Atlanta Beltline. The $30.5 million facility and campus upgrade respects the school’s namesake with an aviation theme throughout the building. Additionally, the school’s Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) pathway is reflected by the number of science and technology labs and classrooms in the building.

 

The $16.5 million renovation at Kindezi at Gideons features a near total rebuild of old facility, with wider, brighter hallways and remodeled classroom spaces.

 

Both building projects were paid for with SPLOST funds.

 

WHAT:        Ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new TAG Academy and the renovated facility and campus at Kindezi at Gideons Elementary School.

WHEN:        TAG Academy, Wednesday, November 13 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
                   Kindezi at Gideons, Friday, November 15 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:      TAG Academy | 1626 Westhaven Drive, SW
                   Kindezi at Gideons Elementary | 897 Welch Street, SW

 

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