This Week's Marietta Matters Newsletter



March 27, 2015



Marietta City Schools Named 2015 Top Workplace

 Marietta City Schools (MCS) received the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) 2015 Top Workplace Award, naming the school system as one of the best places to work in Metro Atlanta. Only 150 companies were selected for this recognition. MCS was ranked among thTop 25 Large Workplaces


Top Workplaces are solely determined by employee feedback from a questionnaire that was managed by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. More>>

MHS Educator Receives Resolution by GA House of Representatives


Chef Ginger Pratt

Marietta City Schools (MCS) Employee of the Year and Marietta High School (MHS) 2014 Teacher of the Year, Chef Ginger Pratt was honored with a special resolution by the Georgia House of Representatives. The resolution was presented by House Representative Sam Teasley for Pratt’s dedication to the MHS Culinary Arts Program and its academic excellence. More>>

MMS Technology Student Association Teams Place in Georgia TSA State Competition

Congratulations to the Marietta Middle School Technology Student Association (TSA) teams that competed March 21st at the largest ever Georgia TSA State Conference! The TSA is a national organization of middle and high school students who are engaged in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Twenty-eight MMS students competed in 15 different events. MMS had a first place win in Agriculture and Biotechnology (Ayana O’Brien and Trinity Lynn); a 2nd place win in Challenging Technological Issues (Michelle Kariuki and Damicia Bakaar); and a 2nd place win in Essays on Technology (David Rubury). 

A total of eleven teams advanced to the semi-finals and additional teams included:

  • Inventions & Innovations (Alex Dube, Jalen Collins & Phillip Ghai)
  • Medical Technology Issues (Isabelle Chalker, Shaina Hildalgo, & McKenzie Beard)
  • Prepared Speech (Ian Chevelier)
  • STEM Animation (Beatriz Coronado, Sam Judd, & Thomas Verstraete)
  • Tech Bowl (Aaron Gibbs, Hallie Rimmey, & Carrington Rogers)
  • Junior Solar Sprint (Grace Miner & JoAnna Keili)
  • Technical Design (Lydia Cheney & Smith Hawkins)
  • Video Game Design (Eli Roberts, Ethan Harper, Amanda Lang, & Jacob Armitage
  • Website Design (Hallie Rimmey, Aaron Gibbs, & Carrington Rogers)

Dunleith Elementary Partner in Education, Novelis, Donates $10,500 for Mobile STEM Science Labs


Dunleith Elementary’s Partner in Education, Novelis, donated $10,500.00 to the school, for the purchase  of mobile STEM science labs.  Aside from o this donation, Novelis will be hosting 4 STEM nights at Dunleith during the 2015-2016 school year. 


In addition, they will be working with the teachers at Dunleith to design a monthly Novelis STEM experiment day that correlates along with the Georgia Science GPS for grades K-5.  Novelis scientists and engineers will be the facilitators during these lab days.  Our students and community will be better served with this kind donation.

MMS Theatre Arts Department Presents

The Little Mermaid, Jr. 

MMS Theatre Arts Department presents 


at the Marietta Performing Arts Center 


Friday, March 27th at 7:00pm through Saturday, March 28th at 2pm and 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)


PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN-NIGHT, Thursday, March 26th at 7pm, we will collect donations of a $1 or greater at the door (doors open at 6:45pm). This 7th and 8th grade cast contains some of most talented and dedicates students at MMS. The show is Student Directed by Jada Gober and Stage Managed by Ashlee Castillo. Tickets are only $8 for teachers and students and $10 for adults.


Go online and purchase tickets at mpac.marietta-city.org or purchase at the box office the day of the show. Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of fun while supporting for Middle School Theatre. 


Marietta Community School Spring Afterschool Youth Enrichment

Marietta Community SchoolLooking for an Afterschool Activity for your children? Find the right enrichment class to keep them busy and enlightened. This Spring we have a wide variety of new classes that will entertain your children and engage them in STEM related activities. Enrollment is currently open and can be completed online, by phone 770-429-3170 ext. 3306 or by Fax 770-429-3178. Our offerings include, but are not limited to, Taekwondo, Dance, Chess Club, CSI Crime Lab, Soccer, Drawing, and much more! See what your school is offering now and enroll today! More>>
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 MCS Parents, We Want to Hear from You!

Programming Interest Survey


If you did not complete a Programming Interest Survey during Conference Week and wish to provide feedback, please  complete and submit it to the main office of your child’s school. 


Click Here for a Copy of the Survey.


Printed surveys are also available at your child’s school. 


Your feedback is appreciated!



 Mark Your Calendars

  • April 6-10, 2015      Spring Break


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