This Week's Marietta Matters Newsletter



April 24, 2015




April Employee of the Month

Lydia Spruill is an ESOL and an Afterschool Instructional Program teacher at Sawyer Road Elementary School working with a number of classrooms. She is a generous and caring person who always goes above and beyond to help all students and teachers. Lydia does an amazing job of teaching students how to read and write, integrating various subjects with the IB planners, and always differentiates her teaching. She continually looks for ways to make interactive learning fun for her students. Lydia also works with struggling readers in small IEP groups. Children under her tutelage have made tremendous gains academically and in their confidence levels.

She understands the importance of assessment driven teaching and progress monitors many students that are in the RTI process. Her Spanish speaking students have become more confident as students and English speakers. 

Lydia is quick to share lesson ideas, materials, and PowerPoint/Smart Board presentations with her peers. She is a true asset to Marietta City Schools’ students, teachers, and staff. She is positive and creative; a true team player and a wonderful role-model for all teachers.


April Student of the Month

Tanya Vargas is a fourth grade A/B honor roll star student at Dunleith Elementary and epitomizes what it means to be a Dunleith Dolphin. She has maintained honor roll status all year, participated in the school’s Spelling Bee - an honor reserved for only 16 students, and is a member of the student council.

Whether Tanya is stacking chairs at the end of day, helping students log into Odyssey, or explaining a math problem to a classmate, she is always eager to help. Tanya was also chosen to be a student mentor in a first grade classroom, helping students with their site words each day.

In addition, Tanya participated in SCANA Energy Homework Center, an after- school program providing support and structure for students to complete their homework along with creating exposure between students and the greater community. Tanya, after quickly and accurately completing her homework, is the first volunteer to help her peers.

MCS Hosts Invitation Only Recruitment Event


Light the Way 5K - May 9th

Help Light the Way to Graduation

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Run, walk, or push a stroller in the 5K or 1-Mile and help the Marietta Kiwanis raise funds to support literacy and “Light the Way” to Graduate Marietta!
Click the image below to view a message from our superintendent.
  • House Bill 91 Information 

    Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 into law on March 30, 2015.  The law contains provisions for students who are not enrolled in the school system to petition the Local Board of Education for a diploma, if their sole reason for not receiving a diploma was due to not passing any part of the required graduation tests at the time of enrollment. Marietta City Schools is developing procedures for the HB91 petition process. These procedures will be posted online once they are complete.


 Mark Your Calendars

  • May 2, 2015             Teach Marietta Invitation Only Job Fair
  • May 9, 2015             Light the Way 5K


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