Westview can continue to be proud to have an institution like KIPP STRIVE Academy in the neighborhood. After being recognized as a “National Blue Ribbon School” in 2015 the charter school is back in the news for winning the “Georgia Charter School of the Year Award.” As part of the achievement KIPP STRIVE Academy received a $50,000.00 check, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation.
Read the press release: KIPP STRIVE Academy Wins Georgia Charter School of the Year Award
Come learn about the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum on the Westside Trail on this FREE Walking Tour!
Join trained Trees Atlanta Docents for this 90 minute walk covering roughly 2 miles. Each stop along the way will highlight neighborhood history, nearby key features of the Atlanta BeltLine, and a strong focus on the horticultural collections of the Arboretum. Great fun for all ages. Come prepared to walk and to be outdoors for this fun educational experience.
You’ve probably heard of them before – the “Little Free Library.” It is a movement that started in 2009 of little houses that are placed in front yards and neighborhood entry points throughout the country (even the world!). Neighbors can come and check out books for free with the concept “take a book, return a book.”
As of September a Westview neighbor started her very own “Westview Little Free Library” on South Gordon Street at the corner of Ontario Avenue. A whole spectrum of rotating books can be found at the little library, which is a replica of the owner’s house. The children’s books have been especially popular, so bring the kids to come check out a book. If they write down their thoughts in the “Book Blurbs” the book fairy will even write them a personal response!
The project has been such a success that other neighbors plan to place Little Free Libraries at their houses across the neighborhood.
Stay up-to-date about happenings at the Westview Little Free Library via the website: http://westviewlittlelibrary.tumblr.com
On Tuesday, August 20, 2013 the official ribbon cutting ceremony took place for Westview’s KIPP STRIVE Primary School. The elementary charter school, which shares a campus with the KIPP STRIVE Academy middle school, was able to move into the newly constructed $10 million building for its second year of operation. In its first year it shared the adjacent historic school building with its middle school peers.
To view photos of the ribbon cutting ceremony please visit the KIPP STRIVE Primary School Facebook page.
Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Location: KIPP STRIVE Primary, 1444 Lucile Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30310
Details: KIPP Metro Atlanta and KIPP STRIVE Primary School cordially invite you to the Ribbon Cutting ceremony, dedication and reception in honor of our new school building. We would be honored for you to join us as we continue to build on a legacy of love and learning for Southwest Atlanta scholars.
A lot of progress has been made on the new KIPP STRIVE Primary school building since we last posted about it in November. With approximately one month left to go until the anticipated ribbon-cutting ceremony, the building, classrooms, and character of the school is taking shape. Before long the building will be bustling with children, teachers, and parents. In the meanwhile take a sneak-peek of the construction by visiting our Westview Facebook page.
Construction of the KIPP STRIVE Primary School has been well under way since its groundbreaking in June 2012. The construction of the new school building is being funded thanks to a successful $10 million capital fundraising campaign. The new building is being constructed adjacent to the existing KIPP STRIVE Academy Middle School, which is housed in the nearly 100-year old former J.C. Harris Elementary School building. Kindergarten KIPPsters have started classes in 2012 in the middle school building and are due to move to their brand new classes in the 2013-2014 school year.
To view more photos of the KIPP STRIVE Primary Construction please visit our Westview Facebook page.
On Tuesday, June 5, 2012 the groundbreaking of KIPP STRIVE Primary School took place. KIPP STRIVE Primary will join KIPP STRIVE Academy Middle School on the grounds of the former J.C. Harris Elementary School as part of a $10 million investment. The new school building will be built behind the existing building and will face Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Under the leadership of Principal Mini’imah Shaheed the Kindergarten class will start with the 2012-2013 school year in the middle school building and move into the new building for the following 2013-2014 school year.
For more information about the KIPP Charter Schools you can visit their website at www.kippmetroatlanta.org.
To view more photos of the KIPP STRIVE Primary groundbreaking please visit our Westview Facebook page.
Location: KIPP STRIVE Academy, 1444 Lucile Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30310
Details: KIPP Strive Primary will be breaking ground on Tuesday, June 5th at 9am. This will kickoff the start of a $10+ million dollar project to construct the new KIPP Strive Primary school building adjacent to the existing KIPP Strive Academy. As many of you know, they’ve been working towards this for quite some time, so lets help celebrate this fantastic investment in the education of the area’s youth and our neighborhood!