This Week's Marietta Matters Newsletter



October 21, 2016



Marietta High School Educator

Named ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award Finalist
2016 Association for Career and Technical Education Region II 

Marietta High School Pre-Engineering and Pre-Architecture Teacher Leon Grant was recently named a 2016 Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Region II Carl Perkins Community Service Award Finalist. The award is presented to ACTE members who have used Career Pathways to make a significant impact on a community/humanitarian cause through leadership in programs and activities that promote community involvement. 

Grant is recognized for developing and leading Engineering and Architecture students in the implementation of the Haiti Container Building Project: a multi-year design/build/transfer project for a five-acre community center that will address the lack of sustainable energy, clean water, internet connectivity, and education opportunities in L’Arbre, Haiti.  More>>


Exciting Upcoming Events

Official Installation of the Coach "Friday" Locker Room; Oct. 28 


Marietta Reads! Kick-Off Event on the Marietta Square; Oct. 29

Public Feedback Requested

Public invited to give feedback on Georgia’s education plan

State leaders seek feedback on Every Student Succeeds Act state plan


The Georgia Department of Education announced today an online survey to get the public’s feedback on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In addition to the survey, eight feedback sessions are being held throughout the state to allow all citizens to give input on Georgia’s ESSA plan.


The online survey can be found at the following link: http://gadoe.org/ESSASurvey

Learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act and the development of Georgia’s state plan at gadoe.org/ESSA. View a one-page overview here.

View the original press release with additional details>>




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Proud News From Our Schools

MCAA Student Selected to present for the Georgia STEM Conference in Athens

Samarth Mohanty, a 4th grader, was selected as the elementary winner to speak at the Georgia STEM Talk, during the Ga STEM Conference later this month. His trip to Athens will be paid for by the GaDOE. Samarth and his family initiated this opportunity all on their own. They were happy to share the news with our school today, after learning that Samarth was the winner. We are proud of his passion to share his experiences at MCAA with the nearly 1,200 educators that will attend this conference!

Check out his video submission for this opportunity - https://youtu.be/slzYx-7aToA 

Lockheed Elementary PTA, All Dads Matter Event

To celebrate District 9 PTA's Male Involvement Month, Lockheed Elementary PTA invited dads to come and volunteer at the school. The dads volunteered in carpool, breakfast line, media center, welcomed students off the bus ramp, and joined our students in the morning announcements.
Special Thanks to: Waffle House | 550 N Greenbriar Pkwy | Marietta, GA 30062 for sponsoring this event!
(Click the photo to view slideshow)

All Dads Matter

Lockheed Elementary PTA Named 

National PTA School of Excellence

Second Annual Charter System Foundation Awards Luncheon


National PTA® named the Lockheed Elementary School (LK) Parent Teacher Asso

ciation (PTA®) as a National PTA School of Excellence for their achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. As a National PTA School of Excellence, the PTA is recognized for its effective leadership and commitment in supporting student success and continuous school improvement. 


Pictured Above Left (from left to right): Tyler Barr, Georgia State PTA President Elect; Shaneque Metellus, PTA President; Dr. Devonne Harper, Principal; Alma Calderon, PTA Vice President; Dorietta Thomas, PTA Treasurer; Lisa-Mary Haygood, Georgia PTA President


Pictured Above Right (from left to right): Byron Blackman, Past  PTA President; Araceli Pedraza, PTA Treasurer Alma Calderon, PTA Vice President; Dorietta Thomas,  PTA Secretary; Shaneque Metellus, PTA President


Mark Your Calendars

  • October 28         Coach James "Friday" Richards Locker Room Installation
  • October 29         Marietta Reads Kick-Off


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