This Week's Marietta Matters Newsletter


October 24, 2014   

MCS Employee of the Month

Mary Thurman has been an exceptional 8th grade Math teacher at Marietta Middle School, since coming to Marietta City Schools in 2001.  Recently Mary transitioned to the IB MYP Coordinator and School Improvement Specialist supporting efforts to rebuild the instructional framework of the school as they transition into the IB Next Chapter. 


Mary never hesitates to assist teachers with modeling lessons or providing them with feedback needed to assure that IB is consistently implemented in the classrooms.  She supports teachers throughout the summer and school year as they continue to review curriculum and develop unit plans for the year. Mary developed the Personal/Community projects for students as well as in-depth advisement lessons for the entire school, assuring the learning profiles of IB are understood.


Additionally, Mary meets regularly with parents responding to their questions, regarding programs offered, curriculum pathways and transitioning to the high school. She continues to work diligently with administration to assure Marietta Middle is in compliance with Title I guidelines. Mary is beyond effective and exhibits excellence and professionalism is all she does.


MCS Student of the Month

Noah Breshears is a straight-A honor roll student at West Side Elementary.  Noah, although only in the second grade, is currently reading at an impressive fourth grade level. He is an avid reader who is self-motivated and can frequently be found with his nose buried in his favorite series, The 39 Clues.


Noah loves to help his peers.  He is a mentor and encourager for his classmates. When assisting other students, Noah offers a different way to look at a problem and lends a hand until his friends meet with success. You can tell he is loved by his peers as they always want to be near him. Noah takes responsibility for not only his learning but his behavior as well, making good choices and encouraging others to do the same.


Noah is an exceptional baseball player, competing with the travel team the Marietta Bombers. He is an active member of Christ the Redeemer Church, and participates in Kids’ Connection.  Noah is also a Cub Scout. 




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 Kiwanis Fall GEM Awards

The Kiwanis Club of Marietta recognized the Fall 2014 GEM Award Recipients. The GEM Award honors Marietta City Schools (MCS) employees and students who regularly “Go the Extra Mile.” The following individuals were honored for their enthusiasm and dedication to the culture of excellence at MCS. 


A.L. Burruss Elementary

Tracy Nerenbaum


Dunleith Elementary

Melissa Falco


Hickory Hills Elementary

Dr. Kim Littlejohn


Lockheed Elementary

Asha Patel


Marietta Center for Advanced Academics

Keli Durner


Park Street Elementary

Nicole Renshaw


Sawyer Road Elementary

Ann Booker


West Side Elementary

Laura Moseley


Marietta Sixth Grade Academy

Amy Miller


Marietta Middle School

Shelia Leftwich


Marietta High School

Jennifer Santi


Marietta Performance Learning Center

O’Neal McRunells


Central Office

Susan Cook


 MHS Alumni Veterans Recognition

Marietta High School (MHS) to create a wall of recognition for graduates who are United States of America (USA) Veterans. The ongoing appreciation and memorial is entitled Blue Devils in Action: Protecting You and Me. The school requests that graduates who served in the USA military send the following:

  • Name and contact information
  • Year of graduation
  • Branch of service
  • Photo of themselves in action that shows a visual of the service they performed in the military, such as nurse, logistics, pilot, cook, artillery, sailor, etc.
  • A historical narrative of their rank at the time they left the military
  • A synopsis of their time in the military

Requested information and photos (preferably 8” x 10” and no smaller than 5”x 7”) should be mailed to the attention of Leigh Colburn, Marietta High School, 1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, Georgia 30064.  Do not send original photos, as the photos will be used in a permanent display. Pictures will also be used at the MHS Veterans Day Assembly, Tuesday, November 11, 2014.



 Education in Action

Sawyer Road Elementary

Earth Ambassadors Programs


Sawyer Road Elementary implemented the Earth Ambassadors program to teach students Environmental Awareness, Earth Science, Ecology, Nutrition and Healthy Eating. Using the I. B. Learner profile, the program focuses on Food Rescue, Reduce/Reuse and Composting. Watch the Sawyer Road Elementary Earth Ambassadors Video.



 A Celebration of Culture

Marietta High School Hispanic Heritage Night
October 28, 2014 at 7 p.m.
MHS Seminar Room (C205-C206)
Marietta High School to host Hispanic Heritage Night for freshman families, friends, and the community. The evening will feature special performances from Sawyer Road Elementary and Marietta Sixth Grade Academy!
There will be a discussion of the following topics:
  • HOPE
  • Aspen
  • CTAE
  • ESOL
  • Attendance
  • Guidance
  • Social Work


 Proposed School Calendars


Marietta City Schools (MCS) School Governance Teams (SGT) will work with their individual schools to solicit input from all parents, guardians, and district employees, regarding the proposed calendar options for the 2015-2016 school year. SGTs will submit their individual recommendations to the Superintendent by the deadline of Thursday, November 20, 2014. More»




 Mark Your Calendars


  • October 28            TOTY Breakfast and Pep Rally
  • November 11         MHS Veterans Day Assembly

The Board of Education of the City of Marietta does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or gender in its employment practices, student programs and dealings with the public.

Marietta City Schools
250 Howard Street
Marietta GA 30060
Email: mcspr@marietta-city.org

Phone: (770) 422-3500 
Fax: (770) 425-4095
Web: www.marietta-city.org