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APS Cool Kid: James Bond

by talkupaps

Chances are, when you hear the name James Bond, your thoughts instantly turn to spies, cool cars, hi-tech gadgets and a certain tall and dashing, tuxedo-clad secret agent.  But how often does that name leave you with thoughts of Atlanta Public Schools?

If you’ve called any APS phone number recently, you’ve probably made that connection.  James Bond is the Cool Kid with the big voice customers now hear when they call district phone numbers.  When callers are placed on hold, the fourth grader’s news updates keep them informed about what’s happening in the district.

James is excited to deliver the news for APS.  “I like informing all the parents about the changes happening in the APS schools,” James says.  But more importantly, he realizes that his news bites serve a purpose.  “This is important, because it helps people so that they’ll be ready when it’s time to go back to school.”

When he’s not keeping parents informed, the straight-A student spends his time doing kid stuff.  This summer James participated in a future space explorer program as part of Xanadu, the APS enrichment camp for gifted students.  James learned a lot about rockets at Xanadu.  But for him, the best part of the camp was combining those lessons with his creativity to build water and gunpowder rockets.

James is also a Lego enthusiast who can build just about anything with the miniature bricks.  And his fascination with robots has prompted him to experiment and teach himself about the world of robotics.

This interest in design, construction and experimentation suggests that James’ future lies somewhere in science and technology.  In fact, he says science is his favorite subject, and his professional goals include creating the first non-air propelled Hubber-craft.

James attends West Manor Elementary school, and has been an APS student since first grade.

Budding scientist and inventor James Bond is the APS Cool Kid for this week.



Freda Hamilton 12 Aug 2012 - 7:54 pm

GREAT JOB Mr. Bond….James Bond!!! I loved putting a face with the voice. It always makes me smile when I hear you telling about APS when I’m put on hold. You’re an awesome young man!
Freda Hamilton, Assistant Principal – Sarah Smith Elementary School.

Saida M Latigue 5 Aug 2012 - 4:23 pm

Hi James !!

I am so proud of you , what an outstanding honor.

Much love,


Erykah Jackson 10 Aug 2012 - 2:01 pm

awsome its great that you are going for a good lead

Dr. Corlis Robertson 29 Jul 2012 - 7:25 pm

I can really appreciate using one of our own students to deliver the APS news about our system to people. These is an example of us highlighting our students as a proud system. Congratulations James! A Hallmark Accomplishment!

Dr. Corlis Robertson/ APS Educator

Alison Henderson /APS Employee 25 Jul 2012 - 12:53 pm

Congratulations on a job well done James! It is such a pleasure to hear your voice providing much needed information!

Jacqueline Pickett 22 Jul 2012 - 11:29 am

Great Job James.
I really appreciated your kindness in saying “good morning” to me every day at Xanadu.
Dr. Pickett/ Orchestra Teacher

Tiffany Ragin 19 Jul 2012 - 2:31 am

Good job James!! Tyler and I are very proud of you!!!
Tyler Ragin’s Mom & Proud West Manor Parent

Angela Woods 17 Jul 2012 - 3:16 pm

Proud of you James ..,not shocked, just proud!!!
Ms. Woods/West Manor

Jane Moore 17 Jul 2012 - 3:31 am

Good for you James – your Aunt Jane


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