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
The Westview Community Organization‘s Membership Committee awarded former WCO President Scott Smith with an award for “Westview Community Neighbor of the Year” at the May WCO meeting.
Pat Perdew presented the award to Scott because the Membership Committee felt Scott had gone above and beyond the duty of a neighbor to help make the community a better place to live.
The Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education organization awarded not one, but two educators at KIPP STRIVE Academy!
The organization’s mission is to “improve the quality of education in Atlanta Public Schools by recognizing outstanding teachers and school leaders for their commitment to excellence.” KIPP STRIVE Academy’s Principal, Ed Chang, and 5th grade math teacher, Mike Stewart, were two of ten winners of the 2011 AFAEE awards. The awards each came with $7,500 in grant money to help fund innovative classrooms and school-wide projects. The project was made possible thanks to Councilmember Kwanza Hall, the Chick-fil-A cow, the Atlanta Falcons players and cheerleaders, and Superintendent Erroll Davis.
At a time when the Atlanta Public School system has been engrossed in news of cheating scandals it is refreshing to know that KIPP STRIVE Academy has continued to aim high. Westview residents can be proud to have such award-winning educators within the neighborhood school.
The Westview Community Organization would like to congratulate Ed Chang and Mike Stewart on their commitment and dedication to the future of the children in southwest Atlanta!
To view more photos of the awards ceremony please visit our Westview Facebook page.
Members of the Westview Community Organization awarded former WCO President Scott Smith with an award for “his commitment of time and inspiration to the Westview neighborhood” at the November WCO meeting.
Scott has been truly dedicated to the community – he has served as President and Vice President of the WCO Executive Committee for 8 years, has shown incredible leadership with code enforcement issues, has played a key role in the development of the community garden, has tirelessly been working with city officials over the years, and he has additionally been an officer of Neighborhood Planning Unit T. His endless efforts to serve the community are invaluable and the neighborhood can be thankful to have his continued support as the WCO Parliamentarian.
A tree will be planted in the neighborhood in Scott’s honor to exemplify an extraordinary resident.
The Westview Community Organization recognized developer Jim Kelly at the Westview Community Organization meeting on Monday, June 6th, 2011, for his committment to “context sensitive design in his rehabilitaion of historic homes in Westview.” Photos of Jim’s quality work can be seen on the Westview Facebook page.
Jim is a resident of West End. Thanks, Jim, for helping to rehabilitate one of Westview’s most valuable assets – its historic homes!
At the October 5th Westview Community Organization meeting outgoing President John Davis was presented with an award by the new Executive Committee for his “commitment of time and inspiration” during his 2007 – 2009 term.