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Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Sealed bids for Custodial Services are being accepted by the Board of Education of the City of Marietta until 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Request for Proposal

Sealed bids for 72 Passenger School Buses are being accepted by the Board of Education of the City of Marietta until 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
Request for Proposal

Sealed bids for 84 Passenger School Buses are being accepted by the Board of Education of the City of Marietta until 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
Request for Proposal

Athletic Spotlight

Marietta High School Sweeps
Region 4AAAAAA Titles, April 19
Region 4AAAAAA Track Winners
Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Varsity Track Teams for winning the Region 4AAAAAA title Saturday, April 19th at Marietta High School.  This was the 3rd consecutive region title for the girls and the 7th consecutive region title for the boys!

Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month
Lela Horne is an ESOL Lead teacher at Sawyer Road Elementary.  Lela incorporates interactive journals, technology and graphic organizers into all aspects of her instruction as she differentiates learning for her students.  She has worked tirelessly helping her team gain a better understanding of the procedures and the organization required in fulfilling ESOL duties. Lela has shown her team great instructional strategies in teaching English Language Learners.  She is currently assisting the ESOL team and Sawyer Road prepare for a system-wide department audit.

Student of the Month

Student of the Month

Sarah Dickerson is a 12th grade full IB diploma candidate student at Marietta High School who recently won three state-wide culinary competitions. A member of a three-person team, she won the Management event at the Georgia ProStart Invitational, at the Georgia SkillsUSA competition she created an award winning dish within an hour from a prescribed set of ingredients and at the Georgia FCCLA STAR Event Competition, Sarah won the Applied Math in Culinary Arts. Sarah traveled to Lynchburg College in Virginia where she has been accepted into the Westover Honor’s Program. While there she participated in the Annual Scholarship Competition for outstanding students.

Latest Headlines

04/21 MCS Demonstrates Progress
on College - Career Ready Performance

Marietta City Schools (MCS) demonstrated progress on the 2013 College and Career Ready Performance Index. The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system, implemented in 2012. It measures schools and school districts on a 100-point scale, helping parents and the public better understand how schools are performing. More»
America’s Most Challenging High Schools04/18 Marietta High School Named –
The Washington Post’s America’s
Most Challenging High Schools

The Washington Post recently ranked Marietta High School (MHS) among the nation’s top public high schools on its list of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.” Only 2063 schools out of over 20,000 U.S. public High schools managed to earn placement on the Washington Post 2014 National High School Challenge Index. “It is critical that we challenge our students to achieve at higher levels and I was really pleased to see that Marietta High School, for the 4th consecutive year, was included among the nation’s most challenging high schools. This follows the fifth year of being named one of the best high schools in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of the best high schools in the Nation,” said Dr. Emily Lembeck, Marietta City Schools Superintendent. “Further, MHS increased in ranking to 1075 out of 2063 schools recognized, from 1248 out of 2068 in 2013.” More»
04/16 Park Street Educator Selected To Attend
2014 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academys

Park Street Elementary School educator Naomi Beverly is among the 150 highly qualified third through fifth grade teachers selected nationwide by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) to participate in the 2014 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy.  The panel selected teachers based on their qualifications, dedication to inspiring students and overall commitment to enhancing the teaching profession. More»

Upcoming Events

Dance WeekHickory Hills Arts Academy, Celebrates National Dance
Week, May 5-9
Hickory Hills Arts Academy will celebrate National Dance Week May 5-9. A poster and creative writing competition lead by Dance Specialist Anna Dunn will accompany special dance lessons in Flamenco, Musical Theatre, Fosse Jazz, Hip-Hop, African, Chinese, Salsa, Bollywood, Irish, Capoeira, and Tap! Be on the lookout for spontaneous dance mobs happening that week, too.
pdf file Dance Week Flier

Recent Events

Third Annual Pet DayA.L. Burruss, Third Annual
Pet Day, April 18
A.L. Burruss Elementary first grade students held their third annual Pet Day April 18. This special event featured a horse ridden by teacher Jaclyn Bell. There were many other animals for students to view, hold and pet. Students learned about each of them and how they compare to other animals. This culminating activity completed their animal research unit.

Stress Management SeminarStress Management Seminar
at Marietta PLC, April 18
Ms. Julie Sheetz, a Liberty Mutual Insurance representative, met with several groups of Marietta PLC students throughout the week of April 14-18. She focused on helping teens deal with daily stressors and achieving balance in their lives.

Science Review Egg HuntLockheed Science Review
Egg Hunt, April 18
Lockheed Elementary 5th graders in Mrs. Paige’s class have learned so much in science this year! To review what they have learned in a fun and engaging way, students participated in a Science Egg Hunt. Students searched for colored eggs, once found they and answered the science review question contained inside.

Math Egg HuntA.L. Burruss, Math
Egg Hunt, April 17
Thursday, April 17th, A.L. Burruss Elementary first grade students went on a math egg hunt with their bunny baskets. They found eggs and then solved math problems contained inside that reflected their CCGPS common core math standards. An “egg-se-lent” time was had by all!

Gutsy The Flying FoxGutsy The Flying Fox
At Lockheed, April 11
Lockheed Elementary students were entertained with a fun and exciting Pep Rally from Gutsy the Flying Fox! Students were dazzled by Gutsy’s acrobatic stunts and interactive presentation but they also embraced his motto to “SLAM the CRCT”: Show what you know, Like a Challenge, Aim for your goals, and Make a Commitment. The students left the Pep Rally ready to do their best on the CRCT.

CRCT Movie NightLockheed CRCT
Movie Night, April 11
Lockheed Elementary families had an evening of learning and fun at the CRCT Family Fun Night! Teachers shared information about the upcoming CRCT test and ways to prepare students at home. Each family received books and study aids. The night concluded with a viewing of the movie Frozen.

Arts NightSawyer Road Arts Night, April 10
Thursday, April 10, Sawyer Road Elementary had a fabulous Arts Night following their PTA meeting. Families came to hear the second and third grade music STEP Club play the Ukuleles, watch the second and third grade Spanish STEP Club dance the Merengue, and view the students’ art work. Parents had the opportunity to support the arts program by purchasing their children’s matted art or clay piece.

Showcase NightHickory Hills Showcases
Student Learning, March 27
Hickory Hills Arts Academy celebrated achievement and creativity in the third Showcase Night of the year on March 27, 2014. The theme of “Walk on the Wild Side” was exhibited by student docents at each grade level. Student work was displayed all over the building, and the night was topped off with a performance by the Dragon Players of numbers from the spring musical “How to Eat Like a Child.”

Chattahoochee Nature CenterWest Side Students Visit Chattahoochee Nature
Center, March 26
West Side Elementary students recently enjoyed a visit to the Chattahoochee Nature Center. They participated in a hands-on, interactive lesson focusing on the different Eco-regions of Georgia and the adaptations of plants and animals in the different habitats of these regions.

Evening of the ArtsMCAA Evening of
the Arts, March 24
Monday, March 24th, Marietta Center for Advanced Academics held its 8th annual Evening of the Arts at the Marietta Performing Arts Center. The standing room only crowd enjoyed student displays of STEAM education in action that focused on African art, music and culture. MCAA partnered with the Hidden Treasures Children Center that serves students in Uganda. MCAA raised over $1,700 for Hidden Treasures at the event to bring their total raised for the school to $2,700.

AladdinA.L. Burruss in Aladdin at The Strand Theater, March 23
A.L. Burruss Elementary students performed Aladdin at The Strand on the Marietta Square on March 23. Their practice paid off as they entertained the audience with their singing, acting, and dancing. An encore performance at a school assembly March 29 brought cheers and excitement.

College Career FairMarietta Performance Learning Center Students Attend College/Career Fair, March 13
On March 13, select Marietta PLC students attended a college fair sponsored by the National Alternative Education Association Conference at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Students visited many college, technical school and military display tables. Students completed free applications, and networked with representatives.

What's happening at the schools:

A. L. Burruss Elementary Dunleith Elementary Hickory Hills Elementary
Lockheed Elementary Park Street Elementary Sawyer Road Elementary
West Side Elementary Marietta Center for Advanced Academics
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy Marietta Middle School Marietta High School

Marietta Reads! News

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Medallion Winners
State Reading BowlMHS Students Place 2nd
State Reading Bowl, March 8

The Marietta High School (MHS) Reading Bowl team recently placed 2nd in the State Reading Bowl championship. The Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl finals were held in Athens, GA.

MHS 2014 Reading Bowl Team (shown left to right): Elinor Fulcher, Meredith Duncan, Irazema Diaz Vicente, Asia Leonard, Keana Sherad-Smith, Tucker Hembree, Nick Rios, Selina Bassett, Denise Freeman, Nicole Diaz, and Demetrius Lathan.

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Marietta Reads!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 News

Marietta Community Schools Summer Enrichment Camps
This Summer the Marietta Community School will offer a wide variety of Summer Enrichment Camps. Camps include, but are not limited to, Art Around the World, Motor Mania, E.A.G.L.E. Jr. Golf, Georgia Premier Soccer, Movie Making, Chess Camp, STEAMmulating Summer Fun, Video Game Design, Performing Arts Camp, and much more! Enroll online today or call 770-429-3170 ext. 3306.
pdf file Summer Enrichment Camps Flier

Marietta Community Schools Afterschool Youth Classes, Spring 2014
This spring the Marietta Community School will offer a wide variety of Afterschool Youth Classes at A. L. Burruss Elementary; Dunleith Elementary, Hickory Hills Elementary, Lockheed Elementary, Marietta Center for Advanced Academics, Sawyer Road Elementary, West Side Elementary, Marietta Sixth Grade Academy, and Marietta Middle School. Classes include, but are not limited to, Lego missions to space, Cartooning, Chess Club, Jr. Golf, Sand Art, and much more! Enroll online today or call 770-429-3170 ext. 3306.

Marietta Cobb Drivers EducationMarietta/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.
pdf file Driver's Education Flier

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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:

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