The open application window for the 2014-2015 Marietta City Schools (MCS) elementary Choice Academies program is Nov. 11, 2013 through Jan. 17, 2014. Interested Marietta City residents seeking to apply for Choice Academies must submit their completed application no later than Jan. 17, 2014.
Two Retiring School Board Members, Dec. 17
Marietta City Schools (MCS) hosts a reception Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. honoring two retiring members of the Board of Education of the City of Marietta: Tony Fasola and Stuart Fleming for their contributions to the academic success and continuous improvement of the school district. The reception at the administrative offices of Marietta City Schools, located at 250 Howard Street in Marietta, precedes the school board's regularly scheduled monthly meeting and is open to the public. More»
– Park Street Elementary, Dec. 2013
Marietta Power and Water will be collecting clothes, medical supplies and gift cards to buy eyeglasses during December. All donated items will be given to Park Street Elementary, the Marietta Power and Water Partner in Education. More>>
Join Marietta High School (MHS) Basketball for “Throw-Back” Night, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. MHS will host Harrison High School at the original Marietta Garden located at Marietta Middle School (MMS). Game times are: Junior Varsity Girls tip-off 4:30 p.m., Varsity Girls tip-off 6 p.m., Varsity Boys tip-off 7:30 p.m. A recognition of former Blue Devil greats is also scheduled! Tickets $3 (students) and $5 (adults), available at the gate.
Present Yes, Virginia…
There is a Santa Claus, Dec. 13
Sawyer Road Elementary Oceaneer Players and the Showtime Singers present Yes, Virginia…There is a Santa Claus, Friday, December 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.00. Enjoy holiday favorites as Virginia convinces everyone that there is truly magic in Christmas! For more information, call 770-429-9923.
Band Auditions, Dec. 14
Marietta High School (MHS) hosts the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) Round One All State Band Auditions, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Over 1,000 students and faculty representing 27 local High Schools will participate.
Join us for a spectacular season of performances at the Marietta Performing Arts Center (MPAC).
- Juried Art Show – MHS Visual Arts: Dec. 5 - 6
- Winter Dance Concerts – MHS Dance: Dec. 5 - 6
- Choreography Showcase – MHS Dance: Dec. 7
- Winter Band and Choir Concert – MHS Bands and Choirs: Dec. 12
- Studio 4 the Arts; Winter Program: Dec. 14
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jan. 8
The Marietta Performing Arts Center (MPAC) presents The Atlanta Shakespeare Company performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at http://mpac.marietta-city.org/.
Concert - Tickets Now On Sale
Tickets for the February 15, 2014, Career Pathways Benefit Concert featuring Platinum recording artist, John Berry at the Marietta Performing Arts Center are on sale now. For tickets and information, visit Ticket Alternative or the Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) office at Marietta High School (MHS). A limited number of premium seats will be sold for $35 (first 14 rows).
Dunleith Elementary fifth graders recently achieved induction to the National Junior Beta Club. Students qualify for induction to the Junior Beta Club based on their academic achievement and leadership qualities. View Video
Holiday Performance, Dec. 5
Under the direction of music specialist, Cat Glaser, the Lockheed Elementary Singing Jets performed several holiday songs during the 2013 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Christmas Tree Lighting.
West Side, Dec. 3
West Side Elementary third graders recently enjoyed a visit from Marietta Mayor Steve "Thunder" Tumlin. His honor spoke to the students about city government, and the students prepared several questions to ask the mayor about his work.
Third Graders, Dec. 3
Dunleith Elementary third graders recently learned about the three branches of government from Marietta Mayor Steve “Thunder” Tumlin. The Mayor spoke to third grade classes about local government and about what his Mayoral job entails.
Judge Grubbs, Nov. 22
Marietta Performance Learning Center (MPLC) students Trevon Irving and Tamia Jackson, recently job shadowed Cobb Superior Court Judge Adele Grubbs. The job shadow provided an inside look at day-to-day courtroom proceedings.
History Play, Nov. 22
A. L. Burruss Elementary fourth graders brought history to life as they performed a play about the American Revolution at the school’s monthly assembly. Characters included Betsy Ross, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere.
Re-Enactment, Nov. 22
A. L. Burruss Elementary first graders performed a re-enactment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition for fellow students and their parents. Students wore costumes and shared what they had learned about important historical figures such as Sacagawea, a Lemhi Shoshone woman, who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition, acting as an interpreter and guide, in their exploration of the Western United States.
Marietta High School (MHS) Air Force Junior ROTC (JROTC) Distinguished Unit GA-20021 Color Guard led by Group Commander Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Ashley Hayden carrying the nations flag, recently presented the Colors before the Atlanta Falcon’s home game against the New Orleans Saints.
Food Drive, Nov. 21
In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, generous A. L. Burruss Elementary students and families donated 844 canned goods to the Center For Family Resources for distribution to families in need during the holidays.
“Minute to Win It”, Nov. 21
Dunleith Elementary students recently participated in fun challenges inspired by the “Minute to Win It” television show. Students cheered for their classmates as they conquered each challenge and won dolphin prizes.
Thanksgiving Feast, Nov. 21
Dunleith Elementary Kindergarten students enjoyed the annual Thanksgiving feast and sang songs of celebration. Students dressed as Pilgrims and Native Americans and learned about life in early America.
Skype, Nov. 20
A. L. Burruss Elementary 4th and 5th grade Advanced Content Reading students recently met their favorite author Rob Buyea via Skype! Buyea authored Because Of Mr. Terupt, a Georgia Book Award nominee and Reading Bowl selection.
Several Marietta Performance Learning Center (MPLC) students are participating in a Job Shadowing Project. Adia Shy recently completed a job shadow with Jennifer Nelson, Vice President of External Affairs at Chattahoochee Technical College.
Family Day, Nov. 19
Marietta Performance Learning Center (MPLC) students recently enjoyed Thanksgiving Family Day. Parents, grandparents, siblings, mentors, and friends visited the MPLC and enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal and facility tours.
Simulation, Nov. 19
Ellis Island is the symbol of American immigration and the immigrant experience. West Side Elementary fifth graders recently participated in the Ellis Island simulation. Each student took on the persona of an immigrant who may have lived the Ellis Island experience.
Hygiene Kit Collection, Nov. 18
Lockheed Elementary League students recently held their annual Hygiene Kit Collection. Lockheed faculty and students donated personal hygiene items to help MUST Ministries.
Lockheed, Nov. 18
Georgia Power educator, Deborah Pendergrass visited Lockheed Elementary fifth graders to present a hands-on lesson about different types of circuits, insulators and conductors. Students made circuits and tested a variety of items to determine if they were insulators or conductors.
West Side Elementary Career Day engaged students in activities with Junior Achievement volunteers, and sessions on personal economics. Nearly 60 special guest speakers presented as part of the afternoon Career Fair. Overall, Career Day was a huge success thanks to our community involvement and our wonderful volunteers.
To College Month, Nov. 15
Marietta Performance Learning Center (MPLC) recently participated in Georgia Apply To College Day. About 20 students completed college applications with assistance from Counselor Julie Smith and various volunteers representing Chattahoochee Technical College and Georgia State University.
Night, Nov. 14
Sawyer Road Elementary hosted a Math/Gifted Night event with gifted teachers sharing games that challenge gifted learners and help to enhance their critical thinking skills. Math teachers shared the new ways they are teaching using technology and manipulatives, Pizza, beverages, and desserts were provided to everyone in attendance.
Success Luncheon, Nov. 14
Marietta Performance Learning Center (MPLC) students recently attended a Communities in Schools of Marietta/Cobb County Student Success Luncheon. Graduating seniors and community business leaders enjoyed a Dress for Success Fashion Show, and students participated in a session about mealtime etiquette. Guest speaker David Degitz, COO/President of iVision inspired everyone.
Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA) hosted Career Day with over 40 businesses and professions represented. MCAA students utilized the school’s Bring Your Own Technology initiative to search careers via QR Codes. Fifth graders wore business attire for interviews, and 3rd and 4th graders interviewed Career Day participants.
The Marietta Middle School (MMS) Visual Arts Department recently hosted "Dinner with the Arts” at Gabriel's. Patrons participated in a silent auction for paintings by both local artists and students. Handmade holiday cards and ornaments created by the MMS National Junior Art Honor Society and MMS Visual Art Teachers, Ms. Arrington & Mrs. Northcutt were also available for purchase.
Marietta Middle School (MMS) and Marietta High School (MHS) Society for Pre-Engineering students recently participated in the Lunch with an Engineer/Architect Series. During the activity, Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) School of Engineering Technology representatives shared 3D-printed engineered artifacts. Students also explored the SPSU Formula SAE student-engineered race car and electric motorcycle.
Engineering Pipeline Newsletter Nov. 2013
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) students recently raised $717 from their community service project, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.
Photo Caption: MSGA Magnet students, Olivia Koerner, Shreya Gelli, and Kieran Holton, are proud of the $717 they helped raise for UNICEF.
Science Day, Oct. 31
Sawyer Road Elementary third grade team held a Weird Science Day with students visiting different classrooms and performing various experiments. The culminating activity was to test each team’s protective egg cover made from recycled materials during the egg drop test!
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Marietta Reads! News
Marietta Reads! & Zaxby’s
Literacy Fundraiser, Nov. 13
Marietta City Schools (MCS) and Zaxby’s Marietta teamed up to benefit the district’s Marietta Reads! literacy initiative. The Marietta Reads! Fundraiser night at Zaxby’s Marietta was a big success with 10% of total sales benefiting Marietta Reads!
Sawyer Road Marietta Reads! Nerds Rule Party, Nov. 5
In support of the Marietta Reads! Barnes & Noble Book Fair at the Barnes & Noble Town Center Prado, Sawyer Road Elementary presented Nerds Rule, A Party Celebrating the Release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid – 8: Hard Luck. The festivities included “read alouds” and trivia from the Wimpy Kid series. Students earned “Reef” passes if they were dressed like a nerd. Student artwork was also on display.
Rotary Visits Lockheed - Supports Marietta Reads!, Oct. 30
Members of the Rotary Club of Marietta recently visited Lockheed Elementary second grade classrooms. Rotarians read Weslandia by Paul Fleischman. The book is part of the Marietta Reads! Book of the Month to promote student reading.
Rotary Visits Sawyer Road - Supports Marietta Reads!, Oct. 28
Members of the Rotary Club of Marietta recently visited Sawyer Road Elementary second grade classrooms. Rotarians read Weslandia by Paul Fleischman. The book is part of the Marietta Reads! Book of the Month to promote student reading.
Rotary Visits West Side
Supports Marietta Reads!, Oct. 28
Members of the Rotary Club of Marietta recently visited West Side Elementary second grade classrooms. Rotarians read Weslandia by Paul Fleischman. The book is part of the Marietta Reads! Book of the Month to promote student reading.
MSGA Celebrates Top Marietta Reads! Readers, Oct. 16
The Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) Media Committee celebrated the first quarter achievements of the schools top 65 Marietta Reads! Accelerated Readers with a Mad Hatter Tea Party. Congratulations to each of these students for being the top readers on their teams!
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.
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For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact Jill Sims at (770) 422-3500. Your support can make a difference.
Community School NewsMarietta/Cobb Drivers Education- Marietta Community School
The Marietta Community School offers Drivers Education classes for teens ages 15-18 in preparation for the Class D Driver License. The program consists of 30-hours of classroom instruction and 6-hours of driving instruction and meets the Joshua’s Law requirements and qualifies for the Teen Drivers Education Insurance discount.
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Parent TipsApply for Free and Reduced
Price Meals Online!
Marietta City Schools (MCS) parents/guardians with children attending non-Provision II* schools can now apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals online! The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!
Visit www.schoollunchapp.com to get started today. The following MCS Provision II Schools are not eligible for the online program: Park Street, Dunleith, Lockheed, Sawyer Road, and Hickory Hills Elementary.
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.