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District Announcements

  • Atlanta Families' 2014 Nominations
    The Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) is a program that understands how critical teacher and leader quality are in ensuring that every child receives an excellent education. To promote this belief, the AFAEE recognizes outstanding teachers and school leaders in Atlanta Public Schools and Fulton County Schools. 

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  • APS Superintendent Finalist Dr. Meria Carstarphen

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  • March 21, 2014
    Atlanta Public Schools is aware of recently reported abduction attempts near multiple school properties.  

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  • Report Address Fraud and Ethics Violations

    Report address fraud: 404-802-3540 or by email   

    Report ethics violations: 1-877-801-7754

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  • APS Statement Regarding Personnel Changes

    Atlanta Public Schools is appreciative of the leadership demonstrated by all of our principals, particularly those who have served the district for many years.  Like all school districts, APS conducts an annual assessment of where we are as a system, as well as a review of any revisions to state law. Necessary changes are made to ensure the district remains in compliance and that all of our students are prepared for the next level and long-term success. This process includes an intense and methodical performance review of all of our schools and their leadership teams. For the full statement, please click here. 

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  • Atlanta Public Schools parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey administered by the Georgia Department of Education. Data from the Georgia Parent Survey will be used along with the Georgia Student Health Survey and the Georgia School Personnel Survey to calculate the School Climate Star Rating within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).

    The Georgia Parent Survey has 20 questions and should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete it. Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.


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  • Learn More About Gifted Parent University 


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  • Congratulations to Rita Simmons for being named the 2013-2014 APS Teacher of the Year! 

    Rita Simmons is a gifted and talented teacher of students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Cleveland Avenue Elementary School. 

    Finalists for this year's award included Nathaniel Snyder, Middle School Teacher of the Year from KIPP Ways Academy and Danielle Gilley Costarides, High School Teacher of the Year from North Atlanta High School. 

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  • Statewide GA CRCT is Here!

    ATTENTION PARENTS: Jean Childs Young Middle School students will be taking the CRCT from April 23rd through May 1st. Testing will begin promptly at 9:05 a.m. Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and arrive to school on time. Students should bring two number 2 pencils. All electronic devices (including cell phones) are prohibited during testing. Cell Phones will be confiscated. Visitors (including parents) are not allowed in the building during testing sessions. Please remember that the All Stars After School Program will resume May 5th. Thank you for all that you do to support academic success.

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  • Young Middle School Earns Track Accolades

    Young Middle School is home of the 2014 APS Middle School Boys Track Championship Trophy! Congratulations to the coaches and runners for all of their hard work! A special acknowledgement also to the Young Middle School girls Track team who won the District's 2nd Place Trophy!

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  • Time to Celebrate our Knowledge (see online tools flyer here)

    It’s time to celebrate our knowledge! The CRCT Countdown has begun! The CRCT Administration will begin April 23rd! Let's get geared up to Ace the test by using our free online tools! Young offers Study Island, Georgia OAS, My Backpack CFY, and more tools that can be accessed via cell phone for student convenience.

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  • Coffee & Conversation with Principal Atkinson & Dr. Gregory Middleton

    Join us every 1st Friday in the YMS Parent Center above the Main Office to make positive contributions toward Young Middle School!

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  • Principal Selection Survey (see survey link here)

    We value your opinion! West Region Schools and Community Supporters are collaborating to make sensible contributions. Many have expressed interest in the principal selection process. Please help us make decisions that include your voice by completing the survey.

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  • Congratulations to Maestro Jeffrey and JCYMS Band on LGPE Superiors

    The JCYMS Symphonic Band traveled to Centennial HS in Roswell, GA to participate in the annual GMEA District V LGPE. Students were judged and provided valuable feedback, inspiration, and curriculum assessment. The students earned ALL Suprior ratings and received vital suggestions from qualified judges that provided goals, standards, and progress for a school year of music education!

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  • YMS Boys Basketball Team Named APS Champs (see pics here)

    Young Middle School is the official home of the APS Middle School Basketball Championship Trophy! A special shout out to Coaches Williams, Wilson, Crump and AD Coach Nadine O. Smith for a winning season! We boast AAA Excellence - Academics-Athletics-Arts!

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  • JCYMS Music Department Unparalled (see more here)

    Congratulations to our Woodwind Ensemble, led by our Maestro Robert Jeffrey, on being selected to perform at the Annual GMEA In-service conference in Savannah, Georgia!

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  • YMS Hope Business in A Box Winners Announced (see more here)

    On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, students at Jean Childs Young Middle School participated in the Operation Hope-Hope Business in a Box (HBIAB) Student Pitch Competition. During the pitch competition, 18 teams pitched their business proposals for 2-minutes to an audience of business leaders, parents, students and Atlanta Public Schools officials.

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  • YMS Participates in Chick-fil-A Sponsored Biztown at GAWCC

    Jean Childs Young Middle School sixth grade students participated in the Junior Achievement Simulation Experience at Chick-fil-A Foundation’s Discovery Center in Atlanta, located in building C of the Georgia World Congress Center. The experience begins in the classroom with four weeks of JA-provided curriculum which focuses on financial literary and that culminates with a day at JA BizTown.

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  • more

It is imperative that we promote a comfortable and welcoming environment in which our students and teachers feel safe, respected and competent.

Overall, students are doing great with adhering to 
the“Big 4” : 
1. Wear uniform daily
2. No  profanity
3. No fighting
4. Be respectful to everyone. 

If you have a concern regarding your child's attendance, grades, performance or discipline, please communicate with the teacher first and then with the administration.  Teachers are more than willing to speak and conference with you.

Together, we can make a difference, and I hope this school year will be the beginning of a new journey for Jean Childs Young Middle with you in transitioning Jean Childs Young Middle School from GOOD to GREAT!