NOTICE TO ALL APS STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND GUARDIANSThis notice is to inform you that the Atlanta Public Schools has received a subpoena related to Fulton County Superior Court case 13SC117954. The subpoena requires the school system to produce information that may contain the education information of students, including student identification numbers. Please note that the subpoena is directed to the school system, and you are not required to take any action or provide any information.
The school system will comply with the subpoena and provide the subpoenaed information unless restrained in some manner by legal authority. The school system is providing you this notice as required by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Should you choose to seek protective action, it is your responsibility to take the necessary steps with appropriate court officials. The school system must comply with the subpoena unless restrained in some manner by legal authority, and the school system is not allowed to withhold the subpoenaed information based upon a request by a student, parent, or guardian.
Court officials will have access to the subpoenaed information on or after May 17, 2013, unless restrained in some manner by legal authority.
Please be assured that Atlanta Public Schools takes the privacy of students and their families very seriously and discloses information related to students and their families only in a manner allowed by law.
Superintendent Search Committee community meetings
The Superintendent Search Committee will hold community meetings at schools in every cluster. The purpose of the meetings is to obtain input regarding the profile for the next superintendent. The meeting dates and locations are listed below. All meetings will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
· May 15: North Region meetings will be held at Harper-Archer MS, the Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy and Sutton MS.
· May 16: South Region meetings will be held at Long MS and Price MS.
· May 20: West Region meetings will be held at Brown MS, Bunche MS and Young MS.
· May 21: East Region meetings will be held at Inman MS and King MS.
Jean Childs Young Middle School was awarded the 2012-2013 Nutrition Department's School of the Year. This award recognizes the school that stands out for showing leadership, outstanding numbers, food quality, cleanliness, and just going above and beyond for the school year in regards to Nutrition. Throughout the year, cafeterias were closely monitored through unannounced visits to ensure that nutritional standards were being upheld. Mrs. Mixon, cafeteria manager, and her staff were rated 'Excellent'.
Special thanks to Severe OutRAGEoUS Extreme Outreach for their motivational presentation on achievement and anti-bullying.
Counselors Allen & Wright bring home district-wide 2nd place award for College & Career Readiness. We are so proud of our counselors for the unquestionably fantastic week. Young Middle School celebrated College and Career Readiness Week in grand style! (read more)
YMS Yearbooks are being sold at the ridiculously low price of $26! Don't you dare miss the opportunity to own a copy of the best yearbook of all times! Some of this year's best memories have been captured and recorded for your enjoyment. Please see Mr. D. Harrison in Room C209 for additional details/purchase or use the yearbook order form to secure your copy.
Young Middle School athletes are no strangers to Excellence! Young Middle School was a force to be reckoned with in sports playoffs this year with the YMS Football Team playing in this year's Domecoming, Young's Softball team competing in the playoffs and both Young's Girls and Boys Basketball team playing in the Championship walking away with the APS Middle School Girls Champion title. Young Middle School Boys Track team added to the list of amazing athletic feats....(read more by selecting title)
As always, Young Middle School Counseling Department is offering us the edge on summer opportunities. See the directory of summer camps and submit your applications now! The early bird catches the worm!
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.
My philosophy as an educational leader is, “everything rises and falls on leadership.” Throughout my career, I have repeatedly built a thriving learning atmosphere through implementing best practices in student achievement, teacher advocacy and proactive parent communication in a safe and respectful environment.
Again, I am honored to serve as Principal of Jean Childs Young Middle School. I am fortunate to have been granted the opportunity to work in such a caring and compassionate community; one which recognizes "one size does not fit all" when educating our youth. I respect each student’s uniqueness and I will make every effort to create an educational environment that ensures success for every student. I know it is vital to have a collaborative partnership with parents and the community in order to provide a school culture where nurturing, communication, and student achievement thrive.
Kelvin L. Griffin, Ph.D.