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  • 2/13 MCAA Parent Receives State Award

    02/13 MCAA Parent Receives State Award

    Melinda Gittleman, a Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA) parent, receives the 2015 Georgia Parent Leadership Award. Gittleman is one of only six parents from across the state selected by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and the Georgia Parent Teacher Association (GA PTA) to receive the award.

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Parent Tips

  • Web Photos Can Reveal Secrets

    Parents may not realize that when they or their children upload photos to the Internet they can disclose where they live, work, and play. Geotags identify where the photo or video was taken.
    • New York Times: Web Photos That Reveal Secrets, Like Where You Live
    • Birmingham science news | Examiner.com: Geotagging photos endangers children
    • NBC Chicago: Online Photos Could Give Strangers Your Exact Location (Video)
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  • New Law Places More Children In Booster Seats

    More children must use car booster seats under the new state law. Under the measure, nearly all children ages seven and under will now have to sit in booster seats while riding in a car in Georgia.
    Changes to GA Booster Seat Law
    What you need to Know Booster Seat Law
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  • Stay Aware of Safety in your Neighborhood

    The Police Email Notification System (PENS) is maintained by Cobb Police to enhance communication between the county’s five police precincts and the communities they serve. The objective of the program is the establishment of e-mail contact with official representatives of Cobb's homeowners associations (HOAs) and business leaders on matters of safety and security. The police will notify businesses and HOAs about crime updates, community rumors, tips on crime prevention and BOLO (Be On the Look Out) information. Visit the PENS Web site for more information.

    The Cobb County Department of Public Safety can also deliver real-time emergency notifications specific to an individual’s geographic area via text and email using a web-based system called Nixle. These messages will go to you from the Public Information Office of the Cobb County Police Department and other public safety divisions within Cobb County. You can expect the following types of notifications from Nixle:

    • Armed or dangerous persons in their area
    • Missing person alerts to include Amber Alerts, Levi's Call and Mattie's Call
    • Fatality or severe injury accidents resulting in significant traffic delays
    • Other critical incidents that require real-time notification

    Go to www.Nixle.com to sign up.

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Helpful Publications

Educational Terms in Everyday Language

Education, like all professions, has a specialized vocabulary that parents and others may have a difficult time understanding. The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development has assembled an online glossary, “A Lexicon of Learning,” which provides clear definitions of educational terms in everyday language.

View the Lexicon of Learning

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Dr. Dayton Hibbs
Associate Superintendent
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 7268


Jody Drum
Assistant Superintendent for Special Services
250-B Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 7238

Jill Sims
Executive Director, Curriculum and Instruction
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 7254

Mark Lindstrom
Director of Transportation
145 Dodd Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 429-3110, ext. 100

Cindy Culver
Director of School Nutrition
145 Dodd Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 429-3107, ext. 114