Closed Memorial Day Holiday Observance, May 27
All Marietta City Schools' facilities and administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe and happy Holiday!
Marietta City Schools (MCS) and the Cobb County Public Library System are teaming for free events to support and celebrate the district’s Marietta Reads! literacy initiative. On Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m., join Marietta Reads! and Lynne Yates of the Georgia Equine Rescue League (GERL) for a free workshop about horse rescue. This free event takes place in the Activity Room of the Hattie G. Wilson Youth Services Department located at the Cobb County Central Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta. More»
Help Marietta High School, one brick at a time! For $50, you can engrave the name of a Marietta High School alumnus in history on a brick paver of the new school courtyard. Help Preserve the Pride, visit www.bricksrus.com/order/mhs to place your order online. Each brick paver can be engraved with the full name (and maiden name) of a graduate and the Class of ____.
For example: Leigh Beggs Colburn, Class of 1983.
MHS Brick Flier
The Board of Education of the City of Marietta has named Jody Drum—the current Director of Special Education—as the new Assistant Superintendent for Special Services for Marietta City Schools (MCS). Drum will serve on the Superintendent’s Cabinet and will officially assume the post July 1, 2013, replacing Dr. Donna Ryan, after 7 years of service to the school system. Ryan was recently named Superintendent of the Clinch County, Georgia school district effective July 1, 2013. More»
2013 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy
Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA) third-grade teacher, Stormi Johnson is one of only 200 third- through fifth-grade teachers selected by the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to attend the 2013 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J. More»
Kibbie DeJarnett, a French teacher at Marietta High School (MHS), Student Council Sponsor, Junior Class Advisement Team Leader, and School Coordinator of the Georgia Pennies School & Youth program, is a nominee for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Jannon Barker Memorial Award. Only eight school sponsors statewide, selected out of 778 schools that participate in the Pennies for Patients program, receive the award each year. More»
2013 Fifth Grade Writing Assessment
Marietta City Schools (MCS) fifth-graders meeting or exceeding standards outpaced state and Metro Atlanta percentages on the 2013 Georgia Grade 5 Writing Assessment. Of the 683 students tested, 87 percent met or exceeded the standard. Marietta City students outscored their state peers (79%) by an eight-point margin, and their Metro peers (83%) by four percentage points. More»
IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC)
Marietta High School (MHS) recently earned approval from the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer the new International Baccalaureate Career-related Certificate (IBCC). The IBO authorization establishes Marietta High School as only the third International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Georgia to offer the IBCC, and Marietta City Schools as only the second Georgia school district to provide the full IB continuum of all four IB programmes (Primary Years, Middle Years, Diploma, and Career-related Certificate). More»
America's Most Challenging High Schools
The Washington Post recently ranked Marietta High School (MHS) among the nation's 1,900 top public high schools in its list of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.” Only 9 percent of the approximately 22,000 U.S. public high schools managed to earn placement on The Washington Post 2013 National High School Challenge Index. More»
Read-A-Thon Raises Over $8,000
Marietta Reads! recently completed its ninth annual Read-A-Thon fundraising program for Marietta City Schools (MCS) elementary and Sixth Grade Academy students. This year's Read-A-Thon started March 22, 2013 and ended April 15, 2013. Students collected donations based on the amount of reading they did – elementary students had a target of 500 minutes while sixth grade students set a goal of 500 pages. More»
Marietta High School (MHS) grades 9-12 Summer School (Session I & II) begins Tuesday, June 4 and ends Thursday, June 27, 2013. To register for MHS grades 9-12 Summer School contact Joanne Trout, MHS Curriculum Secretary - Room A203. Summer School Registration ends June 3.
Sawyer Road Elementary K-2 and grades 3-5 Field Day recently provided students with fun, engaging activities including musical chairs, scooter racing, parachute, keep the ball up, Bounce House, relay race with ball and partner, face painting, and a chance to observe newborn baby chicks. Despite the cloudy skies, everyone had a “shining” experience.
Extravaganza, May 16
West Side Elementary recently hosted its quarterly TAG (Talented and Gifted) Extravaganza. Mindstorm LEGO Robotics, Advanced Computer Skills, Popping with Power, Physics in Motion, Sewing, Reader’s Theater, and Digital Storytelling were just a few of the TAG classes offered to students. Parents and community members enjoyed being a part of this celebration that demonstrated what students have learned and the projects they have completed in their latest TAG class.
Budd Jeffries, May 16
Dunleith Elementary students were entertained by Strongman, Bud Jeffries. Bud spoke to third, fourth and fifth grade students about the importance of reading, and he performed several amazing physical feats including bending a nail
with his bare hands; lifting a teacher above his head with one arm; and dropping a bowling ball on his stomach from 8 feet above him. Wow!
GEM Awards, May 16
The Kiwanis Club of Marietta recognizes a teacher and/or administrator as well as a student in each of the Marietta City Schools for "Going the Extra Mile" (GEM). Each school has a plaque on the wall of their school with the names of each GEM Award recipient since 1996. The spring 2013 Kiwanis GEM Awards were presented Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Marietta Conference Center.
Marietta City Schools (MCS) 2013 retirees recently gathered for a luncheon recognizing their 544 combined years of service to the school system.
2013, May 9 & 15
West Side Elementary 4th grade MILE students recently participated in Seminar 2013, and presented independent study projects on various animals, sports, enigmas, famous people, the history of the Internet, the 70’s, Marietta folklore, ballet and the Parthenon. The reports were fun, interesting and innovative.
Teach For A Day, May 9
Dunleith Elementary fifth graders became Teachers for a Day as they assisted Kindergarten students with research. Using iPads, Kindergarten students researched various animals they’d been assigned as preparation for writing a research paper.
Fifty-nine Marietta Middle School (MMS) Band students recently participated in the "Disney Magic Music Days". The MMS Band performed a 25-minute concert in Downtown Disney's Waterside Amphitheater. The performance was attended by hundreds of Disney guests.
Marietta High School (MHS) student Naterrika Reid is the recipient of an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority scholarship. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Rho Zeta Omega Chapter, in conjunction with The PEARL Foundation, Inc., recently awarded $14,000 to 10 deserving young ladies in Cobb County. These young ladies were honored at the organization’s annual scholarship reception on Saturday,
May 4, 2013, at The Home Depot Support
Center in Atlanta, GA.
Seated L to R: Kierra Ross, Jacoya Davis, Onyeka Okeke, Audine Crosse, Blessing Osim
Standing L to R: Christella Almonacy, India Stephens, Gloria Nichols (President, The PEARL Foundation, Inc.), Sarah-elaine Jones (President, Rho Zeta Omega Chapter), Queentela Benjamin, Naterrika Reid
Back Row L to R: Angela Bowers-Ervin (Vice President, Rho Zeta Omega Chapter), Daphne Moore (Scholarship Committee Chairman), Merle Point-Johnson (Scholarship Committee Co-Chairman), Bianca Robinson (Rho Zeta Omega Chapter Chaplain)
Pioneer & STEM Day, May 3
Sawyer Road Elementary fourth graders recently enjoyed Pioneer Day as the culmination of their “Changing Nations” International Baccalaureate (IB) planner. They also celebrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
Day and participated in all of the
Georgia STEM Day, May 3
Sawyer Road Elementary second graders celebrated Georgia STEM day by constructing boats, third graders built drought flower pots, Kindergartners learned about living and non-living things, and fifth grade presented Harry
Pet Parade, April 26
A. L. Burruss Elementary first graders recently held their second annual Pet Parade featuring animal learning stations that included a calf, dogs, rooster, sheep, hens, goats, rabbits, and much more. Students especially loved seeing Jaclyn Bell, a first grade teacher, ride her horse for all to see.
Visiting Kennesaw State University Teachers of Specific Subjects (TOSS) and their supervising Park Street Elementary teachers recently facilitated a fun-filled health initiative for Park Street students. Kindergarten and third graders were paired for outdoor activities focused on Fitness for Living Day. Students also received fresh fruit and vegetables along with healthy living tips.
Field Trip, April 25
A.L. Burruss Elementary fourth graders recently visited the High Museum of Art to see the Frida Kahlo/Diego Rivera Exhibit. Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Drawing featured more than 120 paintings and drawings and included an important group of photographs by artists who captured the couple's shared passion for each other and for Mexico's revolutionary culture during the 1920's and 1930's.
Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA) Principal Jennifer Hernandez and students Savannah and Marcos were invited to join Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to proclaim May 3 as Georgia STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Day.
Explorers. April 2013
West Side Elementary second and third graders recently completed the Pele’s Peak Unit in April. As volcanologists they studied volcanoes around the world and built and erupted volcano models. They also wrote myths and learned about the unique characteristics of Hawaii.
What's happening at the schools:
Marietta Reads! News
West Side Elementary Top Readers enjoyed a day at the Scholastic Warehouse for achieving their Marietta Reads! reading goals. Students toured the facility, ate lunch, visited with Clifford the Scholastic mascot, and enjoyed a shopping spree.
Marietta Reads! Party, May 14
West Side Elementary student Patrick Holton participated in the Marietta Reads! Read-A-Thon and earned $699.25 in overall pledges for his reading efforts. As a top reader he won a Zaxby's party for his entire class. Patrick placed 3rd overall in the Marietta City Schools ninth annual Marietta Reads! Read-A-Thon.
Congratulations to Sawyer Road Elementary student Emily for reaching 628.6 Accelerated Reader (AR) points with a 99.4 accuracy and for reading 4,018,000 words. Emily is a four-time millionaire
Marietta Reads! reader.
Read-A-Thon Winner, May 8
Dunleith Elementary student Ty, was awarded an iPad for meeting and exceeding his Marietta Reads! Read-A-Thon fundraising program goals. Ty read over 100 hours and collected pledges totaling $2121.
Beginning in October, Marietta Reads!—the Marietta City Schools (MCS) citywide effort to foster reading and literacy in the community—launches Flat Mari-Etta. The Flat Mari-Etta program encourages students to consider reading as an enjoyable activity that can occur in many places besides their school desks. More»
Cutout your Flat Mari-Etta
Become a Marietta Reads! Donor/Supporter Today
By becoming a Marietta Reads! donor/supporter, you can give the gift of reading to someone else. Your generous contributions will help purchase books, supplies, and other resources necessary for implementing sound literacy programs.
Corporate/Business Sponsor opportunities
Personal and Individual Sponsorship
For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact Jill Sims at (770) 422-3500. Your support can make a difference.
Marietta Community School
Marietta/Cobb 2013 Summer Teen Driver’s Education
Marietta City Schools and Cobb County will be offering driver’s education classes this summer at different high schools throughout the county. Classes will be open to all high school students. For class locations and to register visit www.mariettacommunityschool.com
Driver's Education Flier
Parent Tips"Find-a-Book" For Your
Student This Summer
The Georgia Department of Education's 2013 Summer Reading Challenge and the Find a Book" Web site can help families identify books that their student is able to read. The Find-a-Book Web site - is a fun and easy way to find books at a student's Lexile (reading) level. Information for Parents Find-A-Book Flier
Stay Aware of Safety in your Neighborhood
The Police Email Notification System (PENS) is maintained by Cobb Police to enhance communication between the county’s five police precincts and the communities they serve. The objective of the program is the establishment of e-mail contact with official representatives of Cobb's homeowners associations (HOAs) and business leaders on matters of safety and security. The police will notify businesses and HOAs about crime updates, community rumors, tips on crime prevention and BOLO (Be On the Look Out) information. Visit the PENS Web site for more information.
The Cobb County Department of Public Safety can also deliver real-time emergency notifications specific to an individual’s geographic area via text and email using a web-based system called Nixle. These messages will go to you from the Public Information Office of the Cobb County Police Department and other public safety divisions within Cobb County. You can expect the following types of notifications from Nixle:
Armed or dangerous persons in their area
- Missing person alerts to include Amber Alerts, Levi's Call and Mattie's Call
- Fatality or severe injury accidents resulting in significant traffic delays
- Other critical incidents that require real-time notification
Go to www.Nixle.com to sign up.