Published on April 19th, 2016 |


Meeting roundup: Memorial Park playground, NAPPS

The City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation is holding the first of three meetings to plan the future of the playground in Atlanta Memorial Park on Thursday, April 21.

This first meeting, at the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center Atrium, is for invited members of the Steering Committee of “interested individuals or an organization leader…. to discuss and provide input for the public to receive, review and give additional input on planning for the playground at Atlanta Memorial Park.”

According to the email sent to one park area resident from Department of Parks and Recreation Urban Planner Daniel J. Calvert, “This will be a fun and very informative exercise and I hope that you can join us as an invited member of the 16 member Steering Committee.”

According to the email, the other two planned meetings are: a May 5th Community Meeting Open House at Bitsy Grant and a May 12th Final Steering Committee meeting of neighborhood group.

NAPPS meeting to feature 20 NAHS students 

NAPPS (North Atlanta Parents for Public Schools) will hold its final community meeting of the 2015-16 school year April 27 at North Atlanta High School and will feature  20 of NAHS’ best and NAPPSbrightest seniors.

The diverse and talented group of students will showcase the menu of offerings at NAHS including IB, AP, Work Based learning, Arts, Sports, Dual Enrollment and more.

All feeder elementary schools as well as newcomers to APS and the North Atlanta Cluster will be represented, with students ranging from those accepted to Ivy League schools to playing college sports to locally-based programs and more.

The meeting is at noon on Wednesday, April 27th at the NAHS Terrace near the gym. Those attending are encouraged to bring a lunch and friends. Drinks and dessert will be provided by the host school. The entire community is welcome. NAHS is located at 4111 Northside Parkway.

Following an open Q&A with the Stellar Seniors, attendees will be able to ask about program offerings, including the new IB Career Certification program.  Additional guest speakers include:  NAHS College & Career Counselor, NAHS Grade Level Counselors, IB Diploma Program Coordinator as well as Amy Durham, Owner of Branching Out College Admissions Counseling and mother of four NAHS graduates.

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