This Week's Marietta Matters Newsletter



April 17, 2015



Marietta City Schools and Technology Learning Center

Featured Nationwide in PBS Documentary

Professor Know-How “America's Science Coach”


Marietta City Schools and Technology Learning Center Founder Jim Phillips (also known as Professor Know-How) are the focus of a documentary that will air nationwide on Public Broadcast Service (PBS) television stations. The documentary entitled “Professor Know-How ‘America's Science Coach’” highlights the need to engage students through innovative methods in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education. It focuses on creative, hands-on methods that keep students interested in STEM, through Professor Know-How's Laboratory located at the Marietta Sixth Grade Academy. PBS began airing the documentary Sunday, April 5, 2015. More>>


April is Month of the Military Child



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!
The Light the Way 5K will begin and end at Marietta High School (MHS). It is an Official Peachtree Road Race Qualifier, but there is also a family-friendly 1 Mile Fun Run suitable for all ages. We are planning for 750 participants in this inaugural year and will be marketing heavily to all 11 Marietta City Schools. All of the funds raised on behalf of the Marietta Kiwanis Foundation will go directly to support the Graduate Marietta initiative. 


Take this opportunity to help us Graduate Marietta!




MHS Athletics - College Recruitment Workshop 

Marietta High School’s Athletic Department is hosting a workshop to show athletes and parents (grades 7-12) how to prepare for college recruiting.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM 
at the MHS Cafeteria

Attendees will learn:

- How do I get NOTICED? - How do I get RECRUITED? 

- How can I get SCHOLARSHIP offers? - Where do I START?


Attendees will receive a FREE SAT/ACT Prep DVD valued at $200!

Limit 1 per family / S&H not included 


MCS Hosts Invitation Only Recruitment Event

  • 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

  • April 21, 2015          Regularly Scheduled BOE Meeting 
  • May 2, 2015             Teach Marietta Invitation Only Job Fair
  • May 9, 2015             Light the Way 5K


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