Thanks to Mr. Todd Bol and Little Free Libraries, SPARK is one of 6 winners of the Black History Month Essay Contest by Fathers Incorporated/Real Dads Read. A big thank you to Catherine Lewis, SPARK parent and PTO Co-President, who submitted the winning SPARK essay on behalf of Ms. Madlem’s second grade class. #BeSPARK! Other […]
Congrats to all of our participants and finalists! Every January, Bee season hits SPARK! Since 2013 SPARK has participated in one of the oldest and most respected educational programs, Scripps Spelling Bee. SPARK’s media specialist, Roy Jackson, started the spelling bee program. Grades 1-5 have spelling activities and centers in the classroom culminating with classroom […]
Congratulations to 2 of our very own SPARK students who will be performing in the upcoming holiday production of Madeline’s Christmas! in Ms. Fellow’s 4th grade class and in Ms. Lockwood’s 3rd grade class have been putting in extra hours rehearsing for what has quickly become a holiday tradition for the whole family in the […]
SPARK! Did you know that we have a SUPERSTAR who works in our school!??? Her name is JENNIFER LOCKWOOD and she was recently named as the overall Elementary School Teacher of the Year for Atlanta Public Schools! Mrs. Lockwood’s reputation proceeds her but we wanted to take some time to share all of the wonderful […]
Congratulations to our SPARK Teacher & Students of the Month This year, SPARK has started a new tradition in affirmation of our Be SPARK theme. Each month during the school year, one student from each class and one teacher will be selected as our Teacher and Students of the month. The students recognized are those who […]
Our Advanced Chorus was invited to perform for the Atlanta Families Awards for Excellence in Education ceremony, in which this year’s winners were recognized. The event took place on Wednesday, May 3 at the Carter Center. I wanted to offer something special, and I enlisted a team of kids, mostly Advanced Chorus kids, who were […]
Atlanta Public Schools proudly congratulates Roy Jackson, media specialist at Springdale Park Elementary School, for being named Library Media Specialist of the Year. Read more…
Amelia Lingugaris, Ben Rein and Andrew Reveno, the top three finishers at SPARK’s Fall STEM fair, competed at the APS district-wide fair on January 25th. Students were interviewed by judges who ranked their projects on a number of criteria. Of the 129 elementary school division entrants that qualified for the district event, 13 were selected […]
Congratulations to Amelia Lignugaris, who won first place (gold ribbon) for the Behavioral Sciences category at the APS district-wide STEAM Fair last week at Corretta Scott King Academy! Great work, Amelia!
Springdale Park defended their district title this past Saturday by placing first again in the APS Reading Bowl. SPARK won all 6 head to head rounds and had the highest cumulative score of any elementary or middle school. The SPARK reading bowl team has given up their lunches and recess for months to practice and […]
Madeline’s Christmas returns to the Horizon Theatre Company in Little Five Points this holiday season for the ninth year. Based on the popular children’s book character, the Horizon Theater production features local girls performing with a professional theatre company alongside professional actors. This year’s cast features girls ages 8 to 13, from five metro Atlanta […]
Ms. Richardson is SPARK’s Teacher of the Year! She teaches English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Mr. Glaze, our custodian, is SPARK’s Support Staff person of the Year! Thank you for the dedication, energy and talents you give to our students and our beautiful facilities.
On March 9th, Stephen Ramsden visited SPARK with the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. This non-profit organization brings high-powered solar telescopes to schools free of charge. Fourth grade students were able to see solar flares on the surface of the sun (!) and received solar viewing glasses. This experience is one that most people will […]
SPARK students were able to test out a new Google App; Expedition. Google representatives took our students to the 7 wonders of the world, to the deepest parts of the ocean, and to the moon using their new app and virtual reality googles. Check out Ms. Brown as she takes a virtual trip to the […]
SPARK’s Reading Bowl Team, who won the APS district competition, competed in the metro region competition on February 13. The team won all 6 H2H rounds they competed in and their accumulated point total placed them overall in 2nd. They now move on to the state divisional round on Feb. 27th. Way to go team, […]
Congratulations to Spark 5th Grader Salter Sliger. Salter represented SPARK at the APS district bee competing against students in grades fourth through eighth. Salter came in fourth place and now will be part of the team representing APS in the state wide spelling bee next month. Salter is also part of the reading bowl team […]
SPARK is excited that we have been named as a winner for a $5000 grant to strengthen SPARK’s health and wellness. The grant will provide resources to conduct a school health assessment, provide support to teachers for increasing opportunities for physical activity, create opportunities for healthier snacks and engage the larger SPARK community in creating […]
Teachers in 53 Atlanta schools had their classroom wishlists fulfilled this week through a $260,000 donation from Staples. Among them were some of our very own SPARK teachers! Congratulations to all of the teachers who had their grants funded! Ms. Emerson: iPad minis and a math literature collection Ms. Turgeon: android tablets, chrome books, a […]
This summer, Springdale Park served as a model for Garden-Based Education across our city, state, and nation. Throughout Metro Atlanta: Captain Planet Foundation – Photos and experiences of standard-based lessons from Springdale Park’s garden were shared with many teachers in districts across Metro Atlanta in Learning Garden Workshops hosted by Captain Planet Foundation. Community Farmers […]
Congratulations to Callan Cucchi for receiving 3rd place and Colbi Browning for receiving an Honorable Mention in the Clean Air Campaign’s Young Lungs at Work Art Competition. See their winning comics and more.
We are excited to announce that 4 SPARK teachers won CINS grants totaling $1,286! Challenge Program Enrichment, Lisa Evans (Challenge teacher), $ 260.00 A Home for Birds on the Rooftop Garden, Jenna Mobley (Enrichment Lab – co-written with students), $ 296.52 Invasion of the Bristlebots!!, Monica Slack (Challenge teacher), $ 308.00 Supplemental Foreign Language Tools, […]
Congratulations to Damian Read for placing first at the first ever SPARK Scripps Spelling Bee. Damian went on to compete at the district fair at Jackson High School on February 2nd. Damian made it to the 3rd round and was one of the top 20 spellers in the district. Former SPARK student Kedar Veeraswamy won […]