This Week's Marietta Matters Newsletter



May 27, 2016



MCS Celebrates Teachers & Employees,

Names 2017 Teacher of The Year - May 26

Susan Donlin, Marietta Middle School Adapted Curriculum Teacher


Marietta City Schools (MCS) honored teachers and school system employees during its annual awards celebration. Susan Donlin, an Adapted Curriculum teacher at Marietta Middle School (MMS) was named the 2017 System Teacher of the Year. Dr. Emily Lembeck, MCS Superintendent, made the announcement at the district's Annual Teacher of the Year and Employee Awards Ceremony held May 26, 2016.


“Susan Donlin is very deserving of this recognition as the 2017 MCS Teacher of the Year,” said Dr. Lembeck. “She has an outstanding commitment to promoting the possibilities and joy of learning for her students. Her passion for education is an example of the Marietta Difference.” More>>



*Pictured Above: Teacher of the Year - Susan Donlin, Marietta Middle School Adapted Curriculum Teacher


Pictured Left: Employee of the Year - Cindi Savage, Marietta Community Schools Director


Revised Bell Schedule 

The Board of Education of the City of Marietta

Approve Revised Bell Schedule

New Start Times for Schools


The Board of Education of the City of Marietta voted in favor of a revised bell schedule for the 2016 – 2017 School Year:


Bell Schedule:


“This bell schedule was developed from feedback received from School Governance Teams, stakeholders, and Q&A Sessions,” said Marietta City Schools (MCS) Superintendent Dr. Emily Lembeck. “It is a compromise that moves in the direction of addressing our scheduling goals. Additionally, information on routes will be made available to families as soon as possible.” More>>


A Letter to Parents and MCS Educators from Superintendent Dr. Emily Lembeck>>


  • Revised 2016-2017 Bus Routes NOW AVAILABE

    School BusParents please review the revised 2016-2017 Bus Routes for Marietta City Schools especially if your child is changing schools next year.


    If you do not see a stop for your child close to your residence, please send a Bus Stop Appeal to the Transportation Department. You have until June 30, 2016 to fill out a Bus Stop Appeal Form. After that date no changes will be made to Routes until after the first two weeks of school are completed. View Routes

Virtual Learning Opportunities This Summer

Georgia Department of Education announces
2016 summer reading resources, events
When students don’t read during the summer months, they lose educational ground: research shows that students can lose up to three months of reading ability over the summer. This phenomenon – known as summer loss – can lower achievement potential and widen the achievement gap. 
Fortunately, this summer reading loss is preventable. Research shows that children who read during the summer don’t suffer the same losses, and may even show some growth in their reading ability. 
To ensure students and families have the support they need to make literacy a priority this summer, the Georgia Department of Education is working to get books in the hands of as many students as possible, through summer reading events, resources, and the donation of more than 100,000 books. More>>

Virtual Learning Opportunities


Georgia Milestone Testing will run from April 20 - May 2nd.  The Learn 24/7 webpage is a resource that provides opportunities for students to learn beyond traditional school hours. We strongly encourage parents and students to take advantage of these resources. More>>

Mark Your Calendars

  • August 3, 2016               First Day of School


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