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2019-2020

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Friday, August 16th, our S.A.F.E. Center distributed over 

9000 lbs of food to over 200 people.

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2018-2019


Banneker High School’s 3DE Business and STEM Magnet has earned AdvancED STEM International Certification! 


Thank you to our students, our parents, STEM Advisory Stakeholders and the BHS family for your support!  

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Banneker High School's Transition Services Department served as hosts for the South Fulton Coalition for Understanding, Inc., who presented the

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency's Pre-ETS (Pre-Employment Transition Services) Workshop on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Media Center.  It was a great turnout. Shouts out to Ms. Curcio, Ms. Daily and the entire team for an outstanding job!

The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) collaboratively works with students, youth, families, schools, community partners and organizations to provide services that promote successful transition from school to work and adult life. GVRA offers a service to help students with disabilities move from school to post-school life called Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS). 

Summer Camp, Respite & Family Support Providers attending the meeting;
Incommunity/Beyond Horizon Center - Cherished Hearts

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BHS Visual Art Students Win Awards at the High Museum

Recently the BHS Visual Art pathway students competed in the annual Southside Showdown Competition at the High Museum of Art. We competed against the other SLC high school visual art departments, such as Creekside HS, Langston Hughes HS and Tri-Cities HS (Stiff competition). All artwork was made that day and timed.  

Dulce Henriquez-Ramirez, 10th grade Ceramics II student won 1st place in the Clay Cultural Edifices contest!

Breanna Felix, 11th grade National Art Honor Society member won 2nd place in the Combine 2 individual drawing contest!

Jabari Courtney, 11 grade National Art Honor Society member won 2nd place in the Balance Collage individual mixed media contest!

*BHS won 1st place in the Cut Paper PSA Poster Team Challenge!*

The team members were National Art Honor Society co-president Logan Crump 12thNAHS member Sydney Gaines 12thNAHS member Jabari Courtney 11thNAHS member Candyss Jackson-Johnson 10th, NAHS member Jasmin Anderson 9th, and Keila Barajas 9th. 

The team members were National Art Honor Society co-president Logan Crump 12th, NAHS member Sydney Gaines 12th, NAHS member Jabari Courtney 11th, NAHS member Candyss Jackson-Johnson 10th, NAHS member Jasmin Anderson 9th, and Keila Barajas 9th.

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I also want to give a shout out to my partner in art, Mrs. Skeete! Her PERSONAL textile artwork is currently being exhibited at The Art Station Big Shanty gallery in Kennesaw, GA until the end of this month. The name of the exhibition is "Hanging by a Thread". 

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Lastly, I would like to give a shout out to the Fine Art Department under the leadership of Dr. Ogletree and to all teachers here in the building who allow our students to participate in our fine art pathway field trips and competitions "guilt free".



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Banneker Makes the News...AGAIN!

State Superintendent of Education Richard Woods Visits Banneker

State Superintendent of Education Richard Woods visited the school and reiterated that we are moving in the right direction, and did so during an interview with Atlanta's Fox 5 News at the conclusion of his visit. (News Story)

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Our Boys and Girls track team competed at the Atlanta Games Invitational this past weekend.  Here's what happened:

Sparticus Griffin Won 1st place in the 800m-COMING OFF OF A HAMSTRING INJURY!  He ran 2:01 and is well on his way to make it back to the State track meet.

In addition to the amazing performance by Sparticus, other students also placed: 

Breana Crumbie: 6th in the Shot Put

Daja Freeman: 8th in the Shot Put, 5th in the Discus

We will be competing next Wednesday at Westlake and next Saturday at Roswell High School for the Fulton County Championships.  Please come show your support for our track team!

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BANNEKER HIGH SCHOOL TEENS CELEBRATE BRIGHT FUTURES!

..another Great Story Featuring Our Amazing Students!  (video)

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The Banneker High School Wrestling Team competed in the GHSA TRADITIONAL STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT@ the Macon Centerplex in Macon,GA from 
February 13-16th. 

Banneker had two representatives in the State Tournament. Seniors. Avery Dublin (170lbs) and Jaylin Williams(220lbs) represented B-Town with valiant efforts during the 4 day tournament.  Jaylin was on the medal stand for the 2nd straight year placing 5th in  state in the 5A 220lbs weight class. He is the first 2- time state placer that Banneker High School has had in over a decade. Please take the time to acknowledge these student athletes for their accomplishments on the mat this season. Thanks for your support of Banneker Trojan Athletics.  

5th PLACE-Jaylin Williams (220lbs) 

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Banneker High School Seniors honored MLK Day early on SAFE Center Saturday as they distributed over 6000 pounds of food to our community! 

The students served over 200 families!!!! When you see the students featured in the photos below, please thank them for their service!!! BHS SAFE Center-Removing Barriers; Changing Lives! 

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" Banneker Trojans  Are 6-AAAAA Champs"


Dear Banneker High School Alumni and Friends,

This past weekend, our Mighty Trojans football team defeated North Springs High School by a score of 25-7.  The victory secured our first ever Region 6-AAAAA championship - the highest classification that Banneker has ever competed in. 

Banneker now stands at 8-1 on the season, with our only defeat coming from Hillgrove High School who is currently undefeated and ranked 5th in AAAAAAA - two classes higher than Banneker.  Our season finale and Senior night will be this coming Friday versus Grady High School.  Banneker is a heavy favorite in that game and a victory would secure our second 9-win season in school history.

Please also note that with our recent victory, we are assured of our second consecutive playoff birth and will host a first round playoff game in just a couple of weeks.  As we look to make a deep run into the state playoffs, we ask that you come out and support the Trojan football team, band, and cheer squad.

These are high times at Banneker High School!  Thanks for your continued support!

Take care,

Dr. Bradley

Check out this morning's AJC


What we learned: Starr's Mill, SWD, Banneker sew up titles ...

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The No. 1-ranked Rome Wolves completed their second straight unbeaten season and extended their winning streak to 37 games on Friday. But they had already clinched the Region 7 title, so there was ...

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"TEAM UP TO CLEAN"
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On Sunday, October 7th, members of the BHS football program joined World Changers Church for "Team up to Clean Up". Several BHS students gathered together with over 200 youth in the community to clean up a portion of Old National Hwy. The students were eager and enthusiastic about the work being done and are looking forward to giving back more in the future. 


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NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY

In celebration National Voter Registration Day, Banneker High School hosted a Voter Registration Drive in the Media Center with assistance from the ladies of the East Point/ College Park Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, of which our very own Dr. Bradley belongs. With their assistance, we registered over 130 students. Fulton County’s Office of Voter Registration was also on hand with sample ballots and an actual voting machine to train students on the voting process and how to cast their votes.


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HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

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​To  recognize the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans during National Hispanic Heritage Month 
(Sept.15-Oct.15), Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport  Airport invited Airport-area high school students to experience a day in aviation and participate in an essay contest on cultural diversity and inclusion for a chance to win cool prizes. 
Two of  Banneker's very own won 1st and 3rd place!!!!

Way to go BHS! Congratulations to our winners: 
1st  place Osiris Zelaya
3rd Place Yazmin Ruiz


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THE BHS DRAMA TEAM!


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The BHS Drama team, The Trojan Spotlights, competed this past Saturday at the 6- AAAAA One Act Play Competition. Please congratulate Tiyanna Burton (Poet) and Joshua Sherrer (Darryl) for being selected as "All Star Cast Members".


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BHS Senior Makes HERstory...

Senior LaShayla Early signed an Athletic Scholarship for wrestling with Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. This marks the first time in the history of Banneker High that a female has been awarded a wrestling scholarship. LaShayla is a great example of the Pride at Banneker.

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"The Wiz"

This was BHS first live, major theatrical production in over 20 years and the first time acting for most of the students. The students did a great job. There is so much raw talent here at Banneker.

"The Wiz", presented by The Fine Art Program's Trojans Spotlights, Drama Club!

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"THE WIZ"
FLYER & PROGRAM

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The Southside Showdown is an art competition with various individual and team challenges between the South Fulton High schools. Our Banneker students brought home MANY awards and even scholarship money!

Individual Challenge Winners:

  • Jihad Brooks- 1st Place for Animorphs Drawing
  • Xyonna Carreia- 2nd Place for Zoomed-In Still Life Drawing
  • Aysha Miller- 1st place for Clay Face Jugs
  • Magali Arceo- 2nd Place for Clay Face Jugs
  • Chloe Faulkenberry- 3rd Place for Q-tip Architecture

 

Also, 4 seniors from each South Fulton high school were nominated to be reviewed for a scholarship and Nya Turner was  one of three selected, receiving $3,000 from Young Harris College.

 

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2017_2018_JA_February.jpgTHE JA ACADEMY
The JA Academy embarked on a mission during Black History Month, to educate the entire school population on the accomplishments of African Americans. This was done by the staff and students in the Academy through an interactive museum. The museum consisted of several displays, including those honoring heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, as well as displays celebrating HBCUs and Black Greek life. The museum received rave reviews by all who visited.

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BHS ART DEPARTMENT NEWS
The Banneker High School Art Department and Administration has established a chapter of the National Art Honor Society at BHS! Banneker students are now members of a highly regarded organization that supports the art endeavors and education of more than 58,000 young people across the nation.  

BHS juniors and seniors are now eligible to apply for the esteemed Rising Stars Secondary Recognition Program Award. Students are also now able to apply for the Charles M. Robertson Memorial Scholarship and scholarships to Columbus College of Art and Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, and The Art Institute (seniors only). Students will now have the opportunity to have their work published in NAHS News (the semi-annual, full-color digital publication of the NAHS program). Artwork submitted for inclusion is often used in other NAEA publications. Additionally, Banneker students will be eligible to submit artwork for possible inclusion in the annual NAHS/NJAHS Juried Exhibition held at the NAEA Studio & Gallery. All submissions are featured in the NAEA virtual gallery.

Artwork created by 30 Banneker High School students will be on display as part of Kennesaw State University's Youth Art Gallery Spring exhibition. The artwork will be displayed from March 16 - May 31, 2018 in KSU's Bagwell Education Building. Please come out and support the talented teachers and students of Banneker.

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BANNEKER SPORTS

 

Track

On February 21st, the Track and Field Trojans had their first meet at Westminster Academy. They placed second overall. These are the stats:

  • Jhauntea' Mitchell-1st overall in the 100m
  • Ka'mya Mayo-2nd overall in the 100m
  • Zanya Daniels-2nd overall in the 200m
  • Ivory Davis-3rd overall in the 400m
  • Deshayla Lumpkin-2nd overall in the 300Hurdles & 1st in the Triple Jump (35ft 1.5), a new personal best
  • 4x100 1st overall: Ka'mya Mayo, Jhauntea Mitchell, Yosaniki Bailey, Zanya Daniels
  • 4x400-2nd overall: Deshayla Lumpkin, Jhauntea' Mitchell, Ivory Davis, Zanya Daniels
  • Breana Crumbie-2nd in the Shot Put
  • Jeflyn Barnes-2nd in the Shot Put, 2nd in the Discus

Soccer

The Banneker Boys' and Girls' Soccer Teams both took losses against the New Manchester Jaguars. The boys lost 7-1 and the girls lost 6-0. Their next soccer matchups will be against Grady High School at Banneker on Tuesday, March 6th.

Baseball

The Banneker Baseball Team won against New Manchester High School in the home opener on Wednesday, the 21st. The final score was 9-2. 

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Dear Banneker Family,

The Tri-M® Music Honor Society is an international program dedicated to the recognition of exceptional music students that meet the music, academic, leadership, and character criteria asked of every Tri-M member. Tri-M is a program of the National Association for Music Education, which is the largest arts education association in the world. We are proud to announce the acceptance of 28 Banneker High School music students into this prestigious organization. Please congratulate these students when you see them. Their names are listed  below:

Tri-M Music Honor Society Roster ​
Abdul-qawil, Elijah           ​Orchestra​
Allen, Re'Anna  ​Chorus​
​Beauford, Demitri ​Band
Brown, Alorie  ​Chorus/Orchestra​
​Carmichael, Mackayla Orchestra​
​Coburn, GenesisBand​
​Davis, Brian Jr.  Orchestra​
Douglas, Jaidyn​Orchestra​
Ferrell, Myles ​Orchestra​
​Gaines, Legion    Band​
​Harris, Skyy Chorus​
​Jones, Anieya Orchestra​
Kent, DeAnte ​Orchestra​
Knight, Treasure ​Band​
​McClendon, Nathan Band​
McGhee, Sumerstarr​Band​
Medley, Rashawn​Orchestra​
Merrell, Abram​​Band
Morris, Trinity​ Orchestra​
Myrick, Rachel  ​Band​
Sims, Diamond   ​Orchestra​
Swanson, Talia​​Band/Orchestra
Tafari, Isaiah​Band​
Trimble, Tiffany  ​​Chorus
Walker, Demisha​ Orchestra
​Wannamaker, TatianaChorus​
Williams, Anthony ​​ Chorus
Yiadom, Elizabeth​​ Chorus

 

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BHS WRESTLING

The Banneker High School Wrestling Team competed at Milton High School this weekend in the Fulton County Championships. We had 8 wrestlers compete and 4 of them placed.

Jaylin Williams is the 195lbs FULTON COUNTY CHAMPION!!!

Avery Dublin (170lbs) placed 3rd

Robert Thomas (182lbs) placed 4th

Chris Hatcher (285lbs) placed 5th

Please Congratulate the Banneker Wrestling Team for representing Banneker High School and South Fulton!!!

Coach Payne
Banneker High School
Head Wrestling Coach
Assistant Football and Track & Field Coach

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BHS STEM Career Day

Representatives from Verizon Wireless visited BHS on Thursday December 7, 2017 to speak with students about various career opportunities.  Additionally, students were introduced to innovative technology.

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2nd Annual BHS Leadership Lecture Series

w/ Featured Guests Speakers Bakari Sellers, CNN Political Commentator and Rev. Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church was held last Wednesday, December 6 and was a great success.  VIDEO
 

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BHS Apply To College Week

In keeping with Governor Nathan Deal's proclamation of the month of November as Georgia Apply to College (GAC) Month, Banneker joined other high schools throughout Georgia in hosting GAC events which provided seniors with the opportunity to use dedicated class time to learn more about the college application process and to complete college applications.

The BHS Apply to College event was presented by the counseling department and held in the media center November 14-16.  Nearly 200 seniors had a chance to speak with representatives from postsecondary institutions, participate in career exploration, and learn about scholarship research.  Community volunteers, including students from Spelman and Morehouse, were on hand to assist students as they navigated through the college application process.  Ms. Tina Criss, Banneker's Media & Educational Technology Instructor, who co-hosted the event, was joined by Mr. Ronald Brown and Ms. Michelle Bennett of the South Fulton branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library as the trio provided valuable college, career, and scholarship research information. 

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT MAGNET & STEM ACADEMY

Monday, November 13, 2017  5:30-7:00 p.m.
The Junior Achievement Magnet & STEM Academy 8th Grade Parent Information Night!
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FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS!!

November 11, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.

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ASVAB CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Tuesday, November 7, 2017: The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test will be given on Tuesday, November 7th for any interested 10th – 12th grader
(8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) in the auditorium.  The ASVAB given in schools is part of the Career Exploration Program where students receive access to online career exploration resources.  The ASVAB is also used to determine if a student is qualified to enlist in the military and to assign military job positions.

STUDENTS: Please sign up using the QR code and get an ASVAB information packet in Student Services.  Registration closes on Friday, November 3rd. (Sign up today)

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"FALL INTO THE ARTS" FALL CONCERT AND ART EXHIBITION

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Earlier this month ( October), the BHS Fine Arts Department, led by Dr. Don Ogletree, hosted a Sponsorship Breakfast, to honor the organizations, companies, and individuals, whose commitments of time, talent, and/or economic support helps us to continue to provide a quality arts education program.

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"FALL INTO THE ARTS" FALL CONCERT AND ART EXHIBITION

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
If you love arts, you don't want to miss this presentation. Students from the entire fine arts program will showcase their talents. Art exhibits will be on display in the auditorium atrium and throughout the Banneker Fine Arts Theater. Performances from the band auxiliaries featuring the Ebony Flames and the Mahogany Silk choral music groups, including Trojan Ice and Trojan Light orchestral string ensembles, the Trojan Spotlight drama team, and the sounds of winds and percussion will fill the atmosphere with artistic energy.

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PTA MEETING

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
We will be holding our first PTA meeting of the year and all parents/guardians and community members are invited to be in attendance.  Among other things, we will be discussing matters related to membership, special projects, and our current status as a school.  If you are not already a member, you can join tomorrow for $10.00.

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BHS FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT HOSTED SPONSORSHIP BREAKFAST

October 11, 2017

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BANNEKER HIGH SCHOOL FEATURED IN SOUTH FULTON NEIGHBOR

August 31, 2017
Banneker High School and metro area nonprofits recently teamed up to prepare students for post-graduation success.

Goodwill of North Georgia’s Youth Employment Services program began in August for juniors and seniors....... READ MORE ABOUT IT!

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TROJANS TRAMPLE FAYETTE COUNTY 44-14 TO GO 2-0 IN FOOTBALL

 ........READ MORE ABOUT IT!

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GOOD LEADER MUST BE WILLING TO SERVE

August 11, 2017
On Friday afternoon, August 11th, Dr. Bradley took time to say thanks to his staff for a great first week by personally delivering a cool, refreshing beverage to each member of his team.

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