Join Us for #StateOfAPS!, Friday, Oct. 7, at King Middle

I am not throwing away my shot!

I am not throwing away my shot!

Hey yo, I’m just like my country

I’m young, scrappy and hungry

And I’m not throwing away my shot!

–           Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton

Atlanta Public Schools is on a journey of transformation, and I am thrilled to invite every APS stakeholder to the beautifully renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School for my annual State of the District address.sod-tweetinvite

We are using the hip-hop Broadway musical Hamilton to help frame the event because, in part, it encapsulates the struggle that transformed our nation much like the transformation journey for our district. We are also showcasing our students and a new teaching method called Flocabulary to help tell the story of our APS transformation, using educational hip-hop music in the Hamilton style. It will be fun, fast-paced and engaging, so don’t be left out!

Please RSVP at this link with a “Yes” to join us on this journey. Doors open at 7 a.m. with coffee and light refreshments; program begins promptly at 8 a.m. If you cannot make it in person, we will broadcast the event live (available at www.livestream.com/k12aps).

sod-tweet-hamiltonI have also asked our students, teachers, staff and stakeholders to embrace the Hamilton spirit, and join me for “Operation Rochambeau,” our social media effort to promote the State of the District. Please share news of this event across social media from Twitter to Facebook to Instagram or whichever social media platform you use.

Our official hashtag for State of the District is: #StateofAPS. Please use that on all of your social media communications involving the event, and tag me at @atlsuper!

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