“Coffee Talk” – 7 p.m., March 13
Marietta City Schools (MCS) Superintendent, Dr. Emily Lembeck will host “Coffee Talk”—a community dialogue, at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Sawyer Road Elementary located at 840 Sawyer Road in Marietta. “Coffee Talk” is free and open to the public. For more information, call 770.422.3500, ext. 231. More>>
Beth Pfeiffer (Nurse, A. L. Burruss Elementary) and Paula Daniels (Cafeteria Manager, Marietta Middle School) were among those honored as SNOWJAM Heroes by State Representative Alisha T. Morgan (HD-39) and fellow legislators during a reception and ceremony at the Georgia State Capitol. SNOWJAM Heroes were recognized for their selfless and outstanding performance during the Jan. 28 snow storm event.
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The Board of Education of the City of Marietta, at their Feb. 25, 2014, meeting revised the dates for Marietta City Schools 2015 Spring Break to more closely align with other area school systems. The revised calendar also provides advanced notice that the February 2015 Presidents Day Holiday/Mid-Winter Break may be utilized for severe weather make-up days if needed. The board approved the calendar revision in a
vote of 7:0.
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Marietta City Schools and Zaxby’s are teaming up to benefit the district’s Marietta Reads! literacy initiative. The Marietta Reads! Fundraiser night at Zaxby’s Marietta, located at 1347 Church Street Ext., is Wednesday, March 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come eat at Zaxby’s Marietta and 10% of total sales during fundraiser night go toward Marietta Reads!
Eat Like a Child”, March 14 - 15
The Hickory Hills Elementary Dragon Players
present “How to Eat Like a Child: And Other
Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up”, March 14 and
15 at the Marietta Performing Arts Center located
on the campus of Marietta High School at
1171 Whitlock Avenue in Marietta.
"How to Eat Like a Child Flier"
Available – March 31 Deadline
Marietta Kiwanis has nine Scholarships available, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply for one of the scholarships by the March 31, 2014 deadline. For more information, contact Steve Imler at firstname.lastname@example.org or Donovan Adams at email@example.com.
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MCAA Students Place 1st –
Science Olympiad, March 1
Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA) students recently competed in the Cobb Science Olympiad and several MCAA teams placed in the competition. Elliot and Sonal placed 1st in Map Reading, and Julia and Emory Gillette placed 3rd in Leaf & Tree Finder.
Lockheed Hosts 11Alive Hope & Weather Tour, Feb. 28
Lockheed Elementary fourth graders welcomed the 11Alive Hope and Weather Tour. Meteorologist Chesley McNeil taught students a weather lesson, and Pirelli the service dog shared his message of hope.
Sawyer Road Reading Night Kicks Off Read Across America, Feb. 27
Sawyer Road Elementary kicked off its Read Across America celebration with Reading Night. Tables were setup in the school atrium by different groups of teachers where parents could ask questions about literacy activities,
words, vocabulary, reading techniques,
and choosing the correct book. Each student received a book of their choice
to take home.
West Side "Science
Swarm", Feb. 27
West Side Elementary hosted their annual "Science Swarm" featuring student science fair projects. Projects were judged and winners were announced at the reception, and everyone enjoyed Phenomenal Physics, an interactive science presentation by Big Thinkers.
Hickory Hills Studies
Cow Eyes, Feb. 27
Hickory Hills Elementary teacher Dr. Kim Littlejohn and fourth graders recently dissected cow eyes to study convex and concave lens. The students observed the eye structures as part of the lesson.
West Side Performs
“Swamped”, Feb. 25
West Side Elementary second graders recently performed “Swamped” at the Marietta Performing Arts Center. The play included turtles, frogs, tadpoles, dragonflies and more and taught students about tolerance, friendship, and change.
MCAA Named High Performance Healthy School, Feb. 24
Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA) was recently recognized as a High Performance Healthy School by the U.S. Green Building Council. Jennifer Hernandez, MCAA Principal, accepted the award at the Georgia Department of Education.
MCS Thanks Community & Staff – Snow Jam 2014
Many thanks to the numerous individuals that responded with both professionalism and heroism during the recent unprecedented weather event. The entire Marietta City School District community along with Marietta City agencies and families, worked collaboratively to ensure our students and staff were safe.
West Side 1st Semester "Save-A-Watt" Winner, Feb. 7
West Side Elementary is the 1st semester winner of the Marietta City Schools (MCS) "Save-A-Watt" energy conservation contest. Rusty Smith, representing Marietta Power & Water, recognized West Side students and staff for their energy conservation efforts. The school achieved over 8% savings this semester to lead the way in district wide energy conservation efforts.
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Cobb County Library Book Sale, March 7 - 9
Marietta Reads! literacy partner, The Cobb County Public Library System hosts their semi-annual book sale, March 7 - 9 at the Jim R. Miller Park located at 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta. Donated items for the book sale include soft-cover and hard-back books, magazines, text books, DVD and VHS movies, and children’s books.
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.
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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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.