ANCS invites runners, walkers and even strollers (sorry, no actual wolves or dogs allowed) to the second annual Run with the Wolves 5K, 1 Mile and Health Fair on Saturday, April 20 in Ormewood Park.
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Friday, April 19, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Whole Foods' Ponce de Leon Avenue store will donate five percent of net sales from April 3 to ANCS.
by Ellie Cantkier Come pick up groceries at Whole Foods Market Ponce de Leon on April 3 and support a worthy cause with your purchase. The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School will be the recipient of five percent of Whole Foods' net sales on this day, so the more you shop, the more you give! ANCS' mission is to create a community of deeply engaged families and educators working to foster extraordinary levels of student achievement in an inclusive, constructivist learning environment that values every individual and prepares students to be effective citizens in a diverse global society. For more information, visit www.atlncs.org or www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/poncedeleon. Ms. Cantkier is treasurer of ANCS' Parent Teacher Community …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Hundreds of items will be up for auction at the 10th Annual Fire Ball with proceeds going to school programs and initiatives.
Come help the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School celebrate its rich history and prepare for the future at its annual auction on March 23 from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This year’s event — “FIRE BALL: 10th Annual Auction Benefitting ANCS” — will remember the amazing community support that allowed the school to thrive after a fire engulfed the newly-opened school in 2003. The community’s dedication to the school has helped it become a highly-prized charter school with two campuses, serving children from kindergarten to 8th grade. Parents, neighbors and all supporters of the school can help ANCS continue its mission by attending FIRE BALL, where hundreds of items will be up for auction during what’s always one of the best parties of the season. …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Darnell Fine recognized for his approach to teaching kids of diverse backgrounds.
ORMEWOOD PARK — The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project is recognizing five outstanding educators with the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching on Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C. Darnell Fine, a teacher at Atlanta Neighborhood Charter Middle School in Ormewood Park is among the honorees. The award recognizes educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching students from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The winners were selected through a rigorous review process by an expert panel of teachers and scholars. Each educator will be presented with an award of $1,000. Video of their teaching techniques will be used to create professional development resources that will …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Charter school in competition to fund upgrades to Related Arts programs and needs your votes to win.
The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, which has campuses in Grant Park and Ormewood Park, is competing for a $50,000 grant from the Clorox Co. under that company's Power A Bright Future initiative. Schools from across the country compete for the grant by explaining why they would like the money and what for what it is earmarked. The school with the most votes wins. ANCS' plans for the grant calls for a lighting and sound system improvements at both campuses for its drama program, the purchase of the Yamaha in Music program and equipment for its physical education department, said Lisa Roberson, a parent at the school and one of its board members. Such funding opportunties are critical for Atlanta's charter schools as funding from …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School's football team is undefeated.
The Atlanta Falcons aren't the only undefeated carnivores this football season. The Wolves of the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School in Ormewood Park also are undefeated with a record of 8-0. Go Wolves!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Man attempted to lure children from playground of Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School Oct. 3
Atlanta police have released a sketch of a man wanted for questioning in connection with an Oct. 3 incident at Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School in Ormewood Park. Several children told school officials that the man, who is not affiliated with the school approached them outside the fence at the back of the school and asked if they'd like to hop the fence and join him in his car. The students alerted school officials and the man escaped. A police spokesman said investigators do not believe the man in the Ormewood Park incident is the same man who sexually assaulted two teenaged girls last month in Lakewood Heights. "At this time we do not believe that there is a connection, but we are not ruling anything out," Officer John Chafee Anyone …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Man approached children in the backyard of Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School.
Editor's note: Matt Underwood, executive director and principal of the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School in Ormewood Park, issued the following warning to neighbors today following ANCS students' reports that a man in a white Chevrolet Malibu, approached them to see if they wanted to ride in his car. The man is described as being white, about 6 feet tall, in his late 20s to early 30s with short, dark hair.: Dear Middle Campus Parents & Guardians: Earlier today as students were in the backyard of the middle campus for recess, an adult male not affiliated with the school on the street outside the fence of the back of the school asked a group of students if they would like to hop the fence and join him in his car. A student quickly got the …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
With school back in session, motorists need to be patient and cautious.
If you drive Ormewood Avenue to get to Moreland Avenue with any regularity, you know you have to be prepared for a wait when you get to the traffic light at the intersection — unless you're lucky to catch the green light. Moreland is a state road and controlled by the Georgia Department of Transportation. As such, the DOT's main objective is to keep traffic flowing on Moreland as freely and fast as possible. But Ormewood is a city road and takes a back seat to Moreland in terms of traffic flow. That explains why the red light for motorists turning onto Moreland from Ormewood Avenue is so long, compared with Moreland at the Memorial Drive or Freedom Parkway intersections. It's also led to some testy or impatient drivers. On several …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Lara Zelski named principal of ANCS' elementary campus.
The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School said Thursday Matt Underwood, who served as interim director of the institution since last May, has been named permanent director. The school's board of directors said Lara Zelski, who had been interim principal of the ANCS' elementary school campus in Grant Park, is now in that post permanently. The middle school campus, where Underwood also serves as principal, is in Ormewood Park. Both campuses opened separately — Neighborhood Charter School in 2001 in Grant Park to serve kindergarteners through fifth graders students and Atlanta Charter Middle School in 2005 in Ormewood Park sixth graders to eighth graders. They merged last year. "Mr. Underwood has done an extraordinary job of providing …