This Week's Marietta Matters Newsletter



September 16, 2016



Pictured Above: Sawyer Road Elementary surprised Superintendent Dr. Emily Lembeck by honoring her for her years of service to Marietta City Schools.


MCS Selected for State Advisory Councils

Sawyer Road Parent Selected To Serve On State

Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council

Melissa Moore, selected for 2016-2017 Parent Advisory Council


Melissa More, a Sawyer Road Elementary School (SR) parent liaison, is one of 24 parents statewide selected to serve on the State Superintendent’s 2016-2017 Parent Advisory Council (PAC). Moore and other parent members of the council will meet two times during the year with State Superintendent Richard Woods to discuss education issues in Georgia. Their primary focus will be to give input on the development of Georgia’s state plan in implementing the new federal law – Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). More>>


Marietta Middle School Student Named To State

Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council

Amaya Moss,one of 108 students selected statewide


Amaya Moss, a seventh grade student at Marietta Middle School (MMS), is one of 108 students statewide named to the State Superintendent's 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council. As a member of the Student Advisory Council, Moss will represent Marietta City Schools. More>>

Graduate Marietta Student Success Center

Click the image below to view a video about the difference that the Graduate Marietta Student Success Center is making in the lives of MHS students.


Teachers Awarded for Innovated Ideas

Innovative Ideas to Improve Student Achievement 


Theresa Allen, Lauren Avery, Jennifer Barnes, Naomi Beverly, LaKeasha Clark, Sara Cleveland, Amy Crandall, Susan Donlin, Laura Floryance, Jacob Garcia, Vickie Grant, Leon Grant, Jillian Horsey, Keisha Kirkpatrick, Shannon Lawson, Andrea Lyons, Dana Meyer, Misty Neidig, Tim Nielson, Tynisha Robinson, Shelley Sitzes, and Ashley Teslicka 


MCS teachers were awarded Teacher Innovations Grants for their submitted innovative practices during the 2015-2016 school year. Grant recipients received up to $10,000 worth of classroom materials or associated implementation costs. The teachers are being recognized for their projects and their final reports and will receive performance incentives of $2,000. Their reports were published in the 2016 Innovations and Inspirations publication.

Purpose of The Journal:
  • To highlight outstanding teaching practices across the district
  • To encourage teacher inquiry and collective accountability
  • To support the professional development of teachers
  • To contribute to the theory and knowledge base of the profession
  • To identify areas for improvement and systematic ways for finding solutions
  • To celebrate learning and to incite passion for the profession

View the 2016 Journal>>

Teachers Receive Inspire Award

Marietta City Schools Inspire Awards recognize and reward outstanding educators for producing high levels of achievement among their students or within their programs. Awards are given based on the following criteria:
• Student Outcomes / Supporting Data,
• Implementation of Best Practices,
• Correlation to District Initiatives & MCS Strategic Plan,
• Model for Inspiration / Replication.
Award recipients and their accomplishments are listed below. In recognition of outstanding achievement, each teacher received a bonus check of $1,500.
Award Recipients:
Quiana Bryant, Carey Callahan, Ruth S. Jean Baptiste, Laura Floryance, Melanie Jackson, Monica Jones, Asha Patel, Sarah Pulley, Caroline M. Russell

Public Feedback Requested

Public invited to give feedback on Georgia’s education plan

State leaders seek feedback on Every Student Succeeds Act plan; eight meetings to be held across Georgia


The Georgia Department of Education and State School Superintendent Richard Woods are urging anyone interested in the future of Georgia’s public education system to attend one of eight public feedback sessions on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

ESSA is the replacement for the law commonly known as No Child Left Behind, and offers an enormous opportunity for Georgia’s students, teachers, parents and communities because it replaces the top-down federal approach required by NCLB. The new law allows states and local schools/districts to make education decisions that are best for their students, and requires states to develop plans that address standards/assessments, school and district accountability, and special help for struggling schools and students. More>>



The Georgia Department of Education Back to School GaDOE newsletter is now available. This newsletter is intended primarily for parents and other stakeholders who may not receive other communications from the GaDOE. 

Fall Afterschool Youth Enrichment

Marietta Community School

Marietta Community School Fall Afterschool Youth Enrichment

Looking for an Afterschool Activity for your children? Find the right enrichment class to keep them busy and enlightened. This Fall 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; Lego Robotics, Puppetry, Taekwondo, Art, Dance, Chess Club, Cheerleading, and much more! See what your school is offering now at Marietta Community School and enroll today!  


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 Mark Your Calendars

  • September 20, 2016           REACH Georgia Scholar Program Signing
  • September 26-30, 2016      Fall Break


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