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Magnet Focus: The School for International Studies at North Cobb HS
Magnet Focus: The School for International Studies at North Cobb HS
Posted: 9/12/2019

James Auld, Cobb’s Coordinator of The School for International Studies, discusses the distinctive aspects of this Magnet program.


Harrison High School Teacher Selected to Serve on Teacher Council for Bill of Rights Institute
Harrison High School Teacher Selected to Serve on Teacher Council for Bill of Rights Institute
Posted: 9/10/2019

The Bill of Rights Institute recently announced that Harrison High School’s Matt Logan will serve as one of the twenty members of the group’s Teacher Council.


This is Cobb: Pope High School Graduate Excels Thanks to Dual Enrollment Program
This is Cobb: Pope High School Graduate Excels Thanks to Dual Enrollment Program
Posted: 9/9/2019

Olivia Shapiro graduated in May 2019 along with more than 8,000 Cobb high school graduates. She is now a fulltime college student like many of her Pope High School classmates, except she is a step ahead. 


Walton High School to Screen Film to Raise Awareness of How Anxiety Impacts Students
Walton High School to Screen Film to Raise Awareness of How Anxiety Impacts Students
Posted: 9/6/2019

Walton High School, in partnership with Axis Hope LLC, will host a special screening of the documentary “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety” to start a dialogue between local families, community leaders, and mental health experts. 


Getting a School Social Worker in Your Corner
Getting a School Social Worker in Your Corner
Posted: 9/5/2019

Supervisor of School Social Workers, Ana Murphy, discusses the role and benefits of involving a School Social Worker in your student’s academic life.


Calling All Teachers!
Calling All Teachers!
Posted: 9/5/2019

Teachers, whether your idea involves chickens, bunnies, racing bikes, 3D printing, a planetarium, or something extra unusual, now is the time to pitch your innovative ideas on how to increase student success.  


Smyrna Primrose West Continues Support of Cobb Schools
Smyrna Primrose West Continues Support of Cobb Schools
Posted: 9/4/2019

Some Cobb School social workers have a few more resources to help families in the Smyrna area thanks to the recent gift card donations from Smyrna Primrose West.  


Blackwell Elementary Students Construct Robotic Arm for International Student in Need
Blackwell Elementary Students Construct Robotic Arm for International Student in Need
Posted: 9/3/2019

“We get to build special things for special people.” According to a Blackwell Elementary School student, that is what makes the school’s robotics and coding club so great. 


National Study Ranks Cobb, Again, as Georgia’s Best Large School District
National Study Ranks Cobb, Again, as Georgia’s Best Large School District
Posted: 9/1/2019

Cobb Schools Superintendent Chris Ragsdale often says, “Cobb is the best place to teach, lead, and learn.” A recent national study by Niche provides the Cobb Superintendent with more evidence in support of his statement.   


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Magnet Focus: The Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook HS

Magnet Focus: The Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook HS

Director Frank Timmerman discusses various aspects of The Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts Magnet program at Pebblebrook High School.


Baseball Star Dansby Swanson Shines Light on Success of Green Acres Elementary Students

Baseball Star Dansby Swanson Shines Light on Success of Green Acres Elementary Students

The fourth and fifth graders knew they were in for a Friday celebration at Green Acres Elementary as a result of their success on the Georgia Milestones assessment.


Parent Education Event at Allatoona High School to Discuss Effects of Social Media

Parent Education Event at Allatoona High School to Discuss Effects of Social Media

Cobb parents are going to learn about the effects of social media on the mental health of children during a free public event at Allatoona High School on August 29 at 7 p.m.  


Lassiter Pope Kell Navy JROTC Holds Freshman Orientation

Lassiter Pope Kell Navy JROTC Holds Freshman Orientation

Although all Cobb students are back in class now, a group of students from Lassiter, Pope, and Kell high schools started the school year a little early.


Cobb Board of Education Praises Success of Cobb Horizon High School, Appoints Director for New Cobb Career Academy

Cobb Board of Education Praises Success of Cobb Horizon High School, Appoints Director for New Cobb Career Academy

The Cobb County School District’s newest high school, Cobb Horizon, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, and during the Board of Education meeting, board members reviewed the success of the new school. 


Cobb Schools: A Special Place

Cobb Schools: A Special Place

The Cobb County School District is a special place. The teachers, students, staff, and parents of this District are central to our county’s daily life and have been for over 100 years.


Attention Parents: Attend Dual Enrollment Summit to Learn How Your High Schooler Can Earn College-Credit

Attention Parents: Attend Dual Enrollment Summit to Learn How Your High Schooler Can Earn College-Credit

One Kennesaw Mountain High School student earned 60 college credit hours while also fulfilling requirements toward her 2019 high school graduation. That’s two years of college with 100 percent free tuition, including mandatory fees and books. 


Cindy Wadsworth Named Cobb Schools Teacher of the Year

Cindy Wadsworth Named Cobb Schools Teacher of the Year

Kind, caring, funny, and “the best teacher ever”—those are the words students use to describe the 2019-2020 Cobb Schools Teacher of the Year, Cindy Wadsworth.  


How Schools Work: Attendance

How Schools Work: Attendance

Ana Murphy, Cobb’s Supervisor of School Social Workers, discusses the details of attendance requirements and procedures in Cobb Schools.


Rocky Mount Elementary Opens 20-Year-Old Time Capsule

Rocky Mount Elementary Opens 20-Year-Old Time Capsule

Where were you two decades ago? Current Rocky Mount Elementary School students, of course, had not been born yet. Most of their parents were still in school themselves. 


Name our New School

Name our New School

We have an exciting opportunity for our friends and supporters of the Cobb County School District.


Statewide Digital Library Expands Cobb’s Students Access to About 15,000 Books

Statewide Digital Library Expands Cobb’s Students Access to About 15,000 Books

Whether they are at home, at school, or traveling, Cobb students now have access to a digital collection of almost 15,000 electronic and audiobooks for pre-k through fourth grade. 


McCleskey Middle School Teacher Completes National Food Safety and Nutrition Training

McCleskey Middle School Teacher Completes National Food Safety and Nutrition Training

Only 36 teachers nationwide recently completed a food science training program developed and implemented in a partnership between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and Graduate School USA.  


School Buses Keep Our Students Safe

School Buses Keep Our Students Safe

The beginning of the school year brings many ‘firsts’ for students, teachers, and parents across the county. For our youngest students, in Kindergarten and First Grade, one of those firsts is riding the school bus.


Ceremonial Groundbreaking Builds Excitement for New Harmony Leland Clay Replacement School

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Builds Excitement for New Harmony Leland Clay Replacement School

A state-of-the-art educational facility at the heart of the Mableton community is beginning to take shape. In Fall 2020, the new replacement school will welcome about 1,000 students from Clay Elementary School and Harmony Elementary school. 


How Schools Work: Can My Student Be Part of an IB or Magnet Program?

How Schools Work: Can My Student Be Part of an IB or Magnet Program?

Dr. Kutcher provides an overview of the Magnet programs in Cobb Schools and useful insights for parents and students.


Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: Brad Wheeler, Post 7

Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: Brad Wheeler, Post 7

I’m looking forward to another great school year including recognizing our students and staff members on their many achievements throughout the school year.


Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: Charisse Davis, Post 6

Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: Charisse Davis, Post 6

I have been so impressed with all of the Cobb team members, and not just those in the classroom, who take the time to really get to know and care about students and encourage them to be the best they can be.


Recent News Stories

Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: David Banks, Post 5 Great Start to the New School Year: Superintendent Ragsdale Back to School with Board Member David Banks Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: David Chastain, Post 4
Board Members Welcome Students Back Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: Dr. Jaha Howard, Post 2 Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: Randy Scamihorn, Post 1 Cobb First in Metro on the GA Milestones!
What You Need to Know for the New School Year Back to School: Q&A with Superintendent Chris Ragsdale Cobb Kindergarten Students Catch First Bus Ride REWIND: Everything You Need to Know for Getting Your Student to School
Where’s the bus? Here’s All the info on How to Prepare Bus Riders for 2019-20 School Year REWIND: Keeping Parents Informed for Students’ Bus Safety Cobb County Police, Firefighters Team Up with Dowell Elementary Special Needs Students for Game of Kickball Superintendent Ragsdale Surprises Cobb’s Top Teachers of the Year
REWIND: Day One in Elementary School REWIND: Day One in Middle School REWIND: Day One in High School REWIND: Everything You need to Know About the Food Your Student Eats

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