Posts tagged with "toomer elementary"

Toomer Elementary teacher wins $100,000 grant for playground

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 1, 2015

This story has been updated.  A Toomer Elementary School teacher’s dream of building an inclusive playground for students is one big step closer to becoming a reality. Emily Max won a $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance as part of its Thank America’s Teachers grant program, according to posts on social media and a press release […]

Toomer Elementary teacher seeking $100,000 grant for ‘inclusive’ playground

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 6, 2015

Toomer Elementary teacher Emily Max is a finalist for a $100,000 grant offered by Farmers Insurance. She was the only teacher from Georgia to be named a contender in the eastern region. If she wins, she wants to use the money to build an “inclusive” playground at Toomer that will help children with special needs. […]

APS promotes assistant principal at Springdale Park Elementary to lead Toomer Elementary

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 5, 2015

Atlanta Public Schools has found the next leader of Fred Armon Toomer Elementary. The school system has selected Ashley Adamo, Assistant Principal at Springdale Park Elementary, which serves students from Virginia-Highland, Midtown, Druid Hills and Poncey Highland. Adamo is replacing Nicole Evans Jones, who is leaving to work at Drew Charter School in East Lake as the school’s Director of Talent. “Mrs. […]

Toomer Elementary among APS schools that would be eligible for takeover under Gov.’s plan

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 12, 2015

Gov. Nathan Deal believes the state should take control of a local school if consistently comes up short on the state’s College and Career Ready Performance Index. He’s backing a constitutional amendment that would allow for the creation of Opportunity School Districts. “In the governor’s proposal, persistently failing schools are defined as those scoring below 60 […]

Decatur considers leasing space from other school systems

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 10, 2015

Superintendent Phyllis Edwards knows City Schools of Decatur is running out of room. One of her ideas for creating more space is leasing it from neighboring school districts. Edwards recently told Decaturish that she has reached out to Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools to ask if they have any school buildings nearby that […]

Death of 5th grader stuns Toomer community

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 3, 2014

Teachers and family described Randy Bellows, 12, as a kid with a good heart who loved to smile. Bellows, who was a fifth grader at Toomer Elementary, died unexpectedly on Aug. 28, and there’s been an outpouring of support from the community. A Go Fund Me account has raised nearly $8,000 to cover his funeral expenses. […]

Report card – Oakhurst, Clairemont scores explained

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 23, 2014

The Decatur community celebrated when the state released the 2013 College and Career Ready Performance Index scores. CCRPI is what has replaced the Adequate Yearly Progress scores that were a part of the discarded No Child Left Behind policy. Schools are graded on a scale of 1 to 100. City Schools of Decatur placed 5th overall […]

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