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“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” —Thurgood Marshall, first African American U.S. Supreme Court member

About the Month of Febuary

February is the 2nd month of the year and has 28 or 29 days. The 29th day is every 4 years during leap year. Season (Northern Hemisphere)


  • Chinese New Year
  • National Freedom Day
  • Groundhog Day
  • Valentine's Day
  • President's Day
  • Mardi Gras
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Black History Month
  • American Heart Month
  • Chocolate Lover's Month
  • National Bird Feeding Month
  • National Dental Month

Symbols of February

Birthstone: Amethyst

Flower: Primrose

Zodiac signs: Aquarius and Pisces

Log your Race2read Minutes Now.

#RACE2READ 3,895,612 Minutes out of 10,000,000 since Aug 1, 2020. Don't forget to log your minutes daily. Thank you for those of you who logged your minutes for the Winter Reading Challenge!

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MyBackpack eBook Shelf

MyBackpack eBook Shelf

APS District eBook Shelf

To access the APS eBook shelf, students should log into MyBackpack. Select the eBooks tile. From here, all apps are accessible for student use.

To access apps requiring username/password, use the following credentials:

TumbleBook Library/Cloud

Username: atlantaps

Password: books

Big Timber Books

Username: atlantaps

Password: readmore

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Share the Scholarship opportunity with students.

Win a $2,500 scholarship award to your college or trade school. One applicant will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship for the 2021 fall semester.

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Remembering Cicely Tyson

Media Paraprofessional-Mrs. Box-Barnes

I'm available from 8 AM- 4 PM if you need me!