As Atlanta Public Schools and Young Middle School Prepare for our students' arrival, ALL new and returning students must be enrolled and registered for the upcoming school year. Families who did not complete Spring Registration must complete Summer Registration and Enrollment. In order to ensure that you have ample time to register/re-register your scholar, APS SUMMER CENTRALIZED ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION CENTER will be open at 1442 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310 June 24th. See full schedule/flyer by selecting annoucnement header above.
During the summer break, YMS strongly encourages scholars to dive into a good book! Summer is the perfect time to get a jump start on the upcoming school year! The Media Team (comprised of media speacialists, students, parents, and teachers) have comprised a list of required readings for the Fall.
Jean Childs Young Middle School was awarded the 2012-2013 Nutrition Department's School of the Year. This award recognizes the school that stands out for showing leadership, outstanding numbers, food quality, cleanliness, and just going above and beyond for the school year in regards to Nutrition. Throughout the year, cafeterias were closely monitored through unannounced visits to ensure that nutritional standards were being upheld. Mrs. Mixon, cafeteria manager, and her staff were rated 'Excellent'.
Special thanks to Severe OutRAGEoUS Extreme Outreach for their motivational presentation on achievement and anti-bullying.
Counselors Allen & Wright bring home district-wide 2nd place award for College & Career Readiness. We are so proud of our counselors for the unquestionably fantastic week. Young Middle School celebrated College and Career Readiness Week in grand style! (read more)
Young Middle School athletes are no strangers to Excellence! Young Middle School was a force to be reckoned with in sports playoffs this year with the YMS Football Team playing in this year's Domecoming, Young's Softball team competing in the playoffs and both Young's Girls and Boys Basketball team playing in the Championship walking away with the APS Middle School Girls Champion title. Young Middle School Boys Track team added to the list of amazing athletic feats....(read more by selecting title)
We are pleased to announce that YMS Orchestra (led by Conductor Erick Herndon) and YMS Band (led by Maestro Robert Jeffrey) received Superior Ratings on the Large Group Performance Evaluations! Way to go!
Young Middle School doors opened to welcome scholars on August 7th at 8:15am. The official Young Middle School start time is 8:45am. Please come prepared for a world class education by taking advantage of back to school sales now!
PTSA President, Councilman H. Lamar Willis is still hard at work with Parents to Move Young From Good to GREAT! We salute you for going above and beyond your commitment to Young Middle!
If you have a concern regarding your child's attendance, grades, performance or discipline, please communicate with the teacher first and then with the administration. Teachers are more than willing to speak and conference with you.
My philosophy as an educational leader is, “everything rises and falls on leadership.” Throughout my career, I have repeatedly built a thriving learning atmosphere through implementing best practices in student achievement, teacher advocacy and proactive parent communication in a safe and respectful environment.
Again, I am honored to serve as Principal of Jean Childs Young Middle School. I am fortunate to have been granted the opportunity to work in such a caring and compassionate community; one which recognizes "one size does not fit all" when educating our youth. I respect each student’s uniqueness and I will make every effort to create an educational environment that ensures success for every student. I know it is vital to have a collaborative partnership with parents and the community in order to provide a school culture where nurturing, communication, and student achievement thrive.
Kelvin L. Griffin, Ph.D.