The T.H.E. Take-Home Project: A Local Initiative to Serve the Community During COVID-19

Led by Tania Herbert, Urban Agriculture Coordinator at The Paideia School, and Javan Wyche, Director of After-School Programming at THES, the Thomasville Heights (T.H.E.) Take-Home Project mobilized volunteers and parents from the community to collect and then distribute APS breakfasts and lunches to THES students each morning in their own neighborhood. Continue Reading →

School Closures and Online Learning Resources

Based on the recommendation and guidance provided by state and local government, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) closed all schools and offices effective Monday, March 16. This includes all Purpose Built Schools: Thomasville Heights Elementary School, Slater Elementary School, Price Middle School and Carver STEAM Academy. Continue Reading →

Start:ME Accelerator Opens Doors for Purpose Built Schools Families

DeAndrea Byrd began making specialty tutus on the weekend to entertain her young daughters while she worked in her salon. “I just made them to keep my kids busy while I worked with clients on Saturdays,” says DeAndrea. “But then clients saw the tutus and started making special requests. I began selling themed-tutus for holidays,… Continue Reading →

Mindful Life Project Brings Mindfulness to the Classroom

JG Larochette knows firsthand how anxiety, depression and stress from trauma can overtake someone’s life. As a successful elementary school teacher in South Richmond, CA, JG cared deeply for his students, and like many teachers, absorbed their trauma as he struggled to provide a healthy learning environment. “In 2011, I tried to push through sleepless… Continue Reading →

Partnership school model puts students on path to success

Atlanta’s partnership with Purpose Built Schools broke new ground for both APS and Georgia. Jovan Miles, principal of Thomasville Heights Elementary School, shared the benefits of the partnership school model in a guest column on the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s education blog, Get Schooled. Continue Reading →