Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Police: Eighth grader brought plastic gun to school.
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with bringing a gun to Inman Middle School, earlier this month. The boy, who was not named because he is a minor, brought the black-handled, silver colored, plastic gun to the school on May 1, according to a police report about the incident. The boy had shown the gun to different students around the school and another student reported it to school officials. Inman administrators pulled the student from his class, found the plastic gun inside his bookbag in his locker and summoned police. The boy's mother was subsequently called and the boy was charged with carrying a weapon at school. An Atlanta Public Schools spokesman did not return a Patch request for comment Wednesday. The incident is the …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Wednesday night at Inman Middle School, the Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools will recognize the Grady cluster teachers who received CINS’ grant funding this year.
Please join the Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools (CINS) at its annual Schools Showcase where it will recognize the Grady cluster teachers who received CINS’ grant funding this year. The showcase will take place on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Inman Middle School, located at 774 Virginia Avenue. There will be presentations from some of the teachers who received grant funding on how they used their grant funds to impact student education and growth in their classrooms. This is the 29th year that CINS has awarded grant funds to teachers serving the Grady Cluster. This is always a very uplifting meeting that includes lots of student participation. CINS has awarded more than $75,000 in grants since the program was founded in…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Principal Herrema plans to discuss recent gang rumors with parents and community members.
Last week, Inman Middle School Principal Paula Herrema sent home a letter to parents discussing rumors of gang threats against some students. She also reiterated her school's tough stance against violence and informed parents that the threats were "unconfirmed" and probably just rumors. Still, police stepped up security at the school in response to the concerns. On Tuesday evening, Herrema will follow up by holding a "Pricipal's Coffee" to discuss school safety issues with parents. The Principal's Coffee Discussion on Safety will take place at the school at 6 p.m. See also: Inman Middle Responds to Gang Fears Grady Student: “I feel safe/unsafe at Grady because ____” Police Say Gun Used in Grady High Shooting was Stolen
Monday, April 1, 2013
Inman's Girls Excelling in Math and Science Club received the funds as part of a 2013 Educational Partnership Award.
Girls Excelling in Math and Science, better known as the GEMS Club at Inman Middle School, posed for a funny picture to celebrate their winning of the 2013 Educational Partnership Award from the Georgia Tech Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. TalkUp APS reported that the Educational Partnership Award is an annual Georgia Tech award of $7,500 that recognizes "genuine and substantial partnerships between the faculty and students of Georgia Tech and the K-12 community." According to the APS blog, Georgia Tech professors, Carol Colatrella and Mary Lynn Realff, co-direct GEMS Club which is a joint project of the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology (WST) and Inman Middle. The students will be honored in …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Principal Paula Herrema sent home a letter to parents on Tuesday detailing possible threats made against the middle school.
More gang activity in Atlanta Public Schools was confirmed on Tuesday as a letter released by the principal of Inman Middle School detailed her school's response to threats made against them on Friday. An Inman Middle School parent told that parents were hearing that an incident on Friday had led to some "members of the gangs involved" discussing plans to "'shoot up some kids' at Inman on Monday at 12:15. It didn't happen, thank goodness." The parent said some students stayed home Monday due to the rumors. Principal Paula Herrema confirmed in her letter to parents that, "during Friday afternoon's dismissal, a group of 7th and 8th grade boys were involved in a fight." The fight was immediately taken care of, she said, and there was no …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Karin Wilksa created a multimedia project and won 2nd place among 8th graders in the State.
Karin Wilksa is an 8th grade transfer student at Inman Middle School, who has hit the ground rolling at her new school and is already bringing a trophy home to her new classmates from the State Technology Fair. Karin placed 2nd in the Multimedia category for 8th graders, for a film she created in math class. According to APS' TalkUp Blog, her project set out to explain mathematical functions by using photo drawings, text, and a voice-over. “I was not expecting to win and was really surprised when I won,” Karin said in the APS Blog. “I decided to do a little more than what was required for my math project, and my teacher submitted it for the APS Technology fair, but I didn’t expect to go this far.” Karin, who took part in the fair on …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Incident occurred on an Atlanta Public Schools’ bus on Friday afternoon.
An Atlanta school resource officer reportedly broke up a fight between two 7th grade girls on a bus outside Inman Middle School by zapping them with a Taser gun. WSB TV reported the Friday afternoon incident that is being reviewed by Atlanta police officials to determine if department policies were followed. The girls, ages 12 and 13, were fighting on the bus when the officer, who was described by one of the girl’s mother as standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 240 pounds, boarded the bus and used the Taser in “drive stun mode” to end the fight. It appeared by the news outlet’s story that the Taser gun was used on one of the girls in the stomach area. An Atlanta Public Schools spokesman told WSB that officers “must use their own best judgment” …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Atlanta Public Schools’ Superintendent Erroll B. Davis is expected to attend and discuss middle school capacity issues.
At the start of the school year, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr. delivered a state-of-the-district address that outlined the challenges and work the system faced. Now, school principals will hold their own forums to provide an update on the state of the schools in each cluster. APS leaders in the East cluster will discuss the academic offerings in the schools and answer questions at a Feb. 7 meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Grady High School. One of the hot topics among parents in East Atlanta Patch, is the status of a sixth grade academy to relieve overcrowding at Inman Middle School. Inman pulls students from Mary Lin Elementary in Candler Park and Hope-Hill Elementary in Old Fourth Ward, as well as schools in…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Parents will have a chance to weigh in on school calendars for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years at a Jan. 28 meeting at Inman Middle.
In March, the Atlanta Board of Education will take action on the district calendars for the next two school years (2013-14 and 2014-2015). Parents can learn more about the proposed calendars and offer input at a public meeting from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 at Inman Middle School. School officials began work on the new calendar at the start of the current school year, gathering data through a survey that gathered public input. See here for more information. The public can now comment on the proposed 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 calendars here. Grady High Gets Grant for Street Art Talk Up APS reports that Grady High School was 1 out of 10 high schools in America to receive a $2,000 Custom Culture Grant by VANS to create a street art …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Two Morningside eateries will donation a portion of proceeds Tuesday evening to the Inman Middle PTA.
Looking for an easy way to support Inman Middle School? You can dine at Rosebud or Doc Chey’s on Tuesday, Jan. 15 and a portion of your bill will go to the school's PTA. Tuesday is the evening of the first semester awards ceremonies, and the PTA suggests making it a night to celebrate and give a little to the school in the process. To reserve a table at Rosebud, call 404-347-9747. The PTA asks that patrons mention that they are taking part in the the Inman dine out.