Student of the Month
Anna Lam is a fifth grade “A/B” ESOL honor roll student at Sawyer Road Elementary. Anna came to Sawyer Road in the middle of last year from Vietnam and she spoke very little English. She is now thriving academically as a vital member of the Reading Bowl team. She read all 18 books and has the most AR points for the fifth grade — she amassed 296.5 points! Anna recently wrote an essay that was selected to represent the Sawyer Road Elementary fifth grade class during a statewide writing competition. She is principled, caring and consistently tries her hardest to do her best. Anna is organized and follows through with her work. She listens well and eagerly shares thoughts. Anna demonstrates core values. She is engaged, respectful and has a positive attitude and actions towards learning, school responsibilities and relationships with her peers and teachers. She has many friends, is a role model and a leader to peers and other ESOL students. Anna is in the Drama Club, joined Chorus this Fall and will participate in the Lion King this Spring. Anna loves school, is a true IB student and a very special Starfish.
Employee of the Month
Kimberlye Cole is an eighth grade Social Studies teacher who has been with Marietta Middle School and our district since August 1998. She taught gifted students Social Studies and ELA for several years before moving to eighth Grade Social Studies. Kim goes above and beyond every day. She is the Professional Learning Chair, charged with guiding her team in implementing MYP unit planners and she works closely with the District’s Social Studies coach to create new pacing and curriculum guides for her content area. Kim took on the role as the schools’ KSU intern coordinator facilitating intern meetings, providing guidance for pre-service teachers as well as hosting her own intern – whom she leads through reflection and lesson planning daily. Kim continually seeks leadership opportunities whenever presented and contributes greatly to school’s Summer Leadership Summit. She pushed for a school-wide literacy program that would improve students’ academic vocabulary and content literacy skills. Kim is a consummate collaborator – novice and veteran teachers routinely seek her advice on lesson planning and resource selection. Anthony Booker, Assistant Principal shared, “Ms. Cole continues to provide academically challenging and engaging lessons to students from diverse backgrounds at our school, advocating vigorously for the needs of her students.” Kimberlye Cole, is an asset not only to Marietta City Schools but the teaching profession.
Comcast Cable Communications is a true examples of generosity, commitment, and support. In the past two years, Comcast Cable Communications has donated $30,000 to Marietta City Schools. Twenty Thousand dollars was donated for the REACH Georgia Scholarship, directly impacting MMS students invited to join REACH Georgia and who are rewarded for self-accountability. With this donation low-income students are given greater opportunity to attend post-secondary institutions. In June 2016, Comcast Cable Communications presented a $10,000 check to MCS for being named the 2016 Charter Systems Innovator of the Year Award – support of the Graduate Marietta Student Success Center (GMSSC). Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program was implemented to support families in need of assistance which offers low-cost internet service, discounted computer equipment and free digital literacy training to qualifying families, making affordable technology accessible for our students at home. Comcast Cable Communications’ generosity and their desire to support our students is greatly appreciated. Comcast Cable Communications is most deserving of this award!
Check Presentation – Marietta Mentoring for Leadership
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Dr. Arthur Vaugh, President of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s local chapter of Young Organizers United to Help (Y.O.U.T.H) along with, Chesley McNeil, of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., presented a check to the Marietta Mentoring for Leadership in the amount of $1,025.00. Marge Kellogg, Executive Director, of Marietta Mentoring for Leadership and Beverly McAfee, Founder accepted the check.