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.
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!
KIPP Metro Atlanta is pleased to announce the completion of a $10 million capital campaign to fund the construction of our first elementary school in Atlanta, KIPP STRIVE Primary. Thanks to the $5 million challenge grant issued by one of our greatest advocates, the Kendeda Fund, we were able to leverage this support and raise the remaining funds required to construct the facility on the campus of KIPP STRIVE Academy Middle School. Funders include the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, the David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund, the Tull Foundation, the Besse Johnson & George Blanton Allen Foundation, two anonymous donors, and numerous individuals.
Securing the funds at this time will allow us to begin construction this spring. The founding class of KIPP STRIVE Primary Kindergarten students will share space with KIPP STRIVE Academy Middle School during the 2012-13 school year. The new facility will be completed in time for the begining of the 2013-14 school year.
Such local philanthropic support would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of all our teachers, staff, students and parents who work each and every day to ensure our students have the knowlege and skills necessary to successfully climb the mountain to college.
Taken from KIPP Metro Atlanta E-newsletter (February 8, 2012)
The Westview Community Organization would like to thank all the attendees, grillers, vendors, and sponsors for making the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration such a great event!
Congratulations to our grill-off winners – Ashview Heights’ Larry Carter won the “Best Chicken” category, and West End’s Carl Nes won the “Best Pork” category!
To view more photos from the 2011 Westview Summer Solstice Celebration please visit our Westview Facebook page.
What better way to spend the height of summer than at the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration! Come hang out with an afternoon full of fun activities for the whole family!
Join the Westview Community Organization at KIPP STRIVE Academy for music, art, and food as part of Westview’s Summer Solstice Celebration! KIPP STRIVE is located in the historic J.C. Harris school building at 1444 Lucile Avenue, 30310.
Come boogie down to some soul, funk, and classics with our local Djs – Theo, Ryze, and Quasar.
GRILL-OFF: TASTE OF WESTVIEW
Are you ready to sample a taste of southwest Atlanta? Get your “passport” and taste what our grill masters have created! The “passport” will allow you to sample the different foods (chicken and pork) plus a drink. Once you have tasted all the different categories submit your vote for “the best of…”.
The suggested donation for a “passport” is $5, although you are always welcome to donate more! You can go ahead and reserve your “passport” via PayPal and pick it up at will-call on the day of the event. (Just bring the printed PayPal receipt and/or your ID matching the PayPal records.)
This year’s celebration includes a grill-off, fostering friendly competition between neighboring communities in Southwest Atlanta. Teams from these neighborhoods have signed up to compete:
- Adair Park
- Ashview Heights
- Beecher-Donnelly (2 contestants!)
- West End
- Plus individuals
Between eating and dancing browse our artist/vendor market!
- Antiques Shop
- Angel Green Eyes Jewelry
- Deanna Claudette Jewelry
- Gingerbread Sisters Creations
- Peaceful Natural Soaps
- The Atlanta BeltLine
- Unforgettable Delights
- ZoUnique Abstracts
- And more…
Learn more about it on our Westview Summer Solstice Celebration page »
Westview is gearing up for its annual summer bbq!
Music, vendors, kids games, and a grill-off! Learn more about it on our Westview Summer Solstice Celebration page »