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Campbell High School: ‘Welcome, Freshmen! This is Sparta!’
Campbell High School: ‘Welcome, Freshmen! This is Sparta!’
Posted: 8/16/2017

“This will set the tone for the rest of the year. They are trying to give us that sense that we are finally in high school. I feel really excited about it. This is a…



Wheeler High School Cuts Ribbon on New AVID Program
Wheeler High School Cuts Ribbon on New AVID Program
Posted: 8/16/2017

Launching a new partnership with the East Cobb Rotary Club, Wheeler High School staff and Rotary members cut the ribbon on the school’s new AVID program, July 31. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) prepares high-potential…



Walton High School Teacher Brian Benton Attends FIRST Mentors Conference at U.S. Air Force Academy
Walton High School Teacher Brian Benton Attends FIRST Mentors Conference at U.S. Air Force Academy
Posted: 8/16/2017

The head coach for Walton High School’s award-winning robotics team recently travelled to the U.S. Air Force Academy for the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Leadership Experience. Brian Benton was one…



Cobb County Students to Experience Once-in-a-Lifetime Total Solar Eclipse; Legends of Learning Preparing Students for the Astronomy Event
Cobb County Students to Experience Once-in-a-Lifetime Total Solar Eclipse; Legends of Learning Preparing Students for the Astronomy Event
Posted: 8/16/2017

Middle school students from the Cobb County School District in Georgia will be taking the field trip of a lifetime. On August 21, 40 students will join Legends of Learning on a field trip to…



Wheeler High School Achieves Both STEM and STEAM Certification
Wheeler High School Achieves Both STEM and STEAM Certification
Posted: 8/15/2017

The Center for Advanced Studies at Wheeler High School has accomplished something no other high school in Georgia can claim. It is both STEM and STEAM certified by the Georgia Department of Education. On Tuesday,…



Mableton Elementary Becomes Third School in Georgia to Become STEAM Certified
Mableton Elementary Becomes Third School in Georgia to Become STEAM Certified
Posted: 8/15/2017

Mableton Elementary School’s full steam ahead approach to academics has paid off in a big way. The school has officially become the third school in Georgia to be STEAM certified by the Georgia Department of…



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Cobb Schools Extend School Day by 45 minutes on August 21, 2017 due to Solar Eclipse

Cobb Schools Extend School Day by 45 minutes on August 21, 2017 due to Solar Eclipse

Due to the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, the Cobb County School District will delay dismissal of elementary, middle and high school students by 45 minutes...


Walton High School Teacher Named State-Fish Art Educator of the Year

Walton High School Teacher Named State-Fish Art Educator of the Year

Wildlife Forever named Walton High School art teacher, Kathleen Petka, the 2017 State-Fish Art Educator of the Year. Along with her award, the 13-year veteran teacher earned a $500 gift card for classroom art supplies…


CCSD Football Coaches Gather for Kick Off Luncheon

CCSD Football Coaches Gather for Kick Off Luncheon

 They will soon meet beneath the Friday night lights on football fields across Cobb County. However, they recently put aside their team rivalries, for a few hours, to celebrate together at the annual Cobb County…


Superintendent Ragsdale Names Nicole Kempson CCSD 2017 Teacher of the Year

Superintendent Ragsdale Names Nicole Kempson CCSD 2017 Teacher of the Year

She cheered. She laughed. She cried. She gave away lots of hugs. “A ton of emotions,” that’s how Nicole Kempson described her reaction to Superintendent Chris Ragsdale naming her the Cobb County School District 2017…


Dickerson Middle School Invited To Perform at Prestigious Music Festival

Dickerson Middle School Invited To Perform at Prestigious Music Festival

It certainly is no surprise that the band partially led by a man nominated for a Grammy award as a music educator continues to receive honors. The Dickerson Middle School Percussion Ensemble has…


Cobb County Schools Emphasize Safety During National Stop On Red Week

Cobb County Schools Emphasize Safety During National Stop On Red Week

Cobb County School District will observe National Stop on Red Week 2017, August 6-12, 2017 to draw attention to the serious safety issue of the illegal passing of stopped school buses. The Federal Highway Administration…


Cobb County School District Becomes First in Georgia to Test New School Crisis Management System

Cobb County School District Becomes First in Georgia to Test New School Crisis Management System

As part of a continuing effort to explore safety and security resources for its schools, the Cobb County School District has become the first in the state to test a new crisis management system called…


Lassiter NJROTC Cadets Attend Leadership Academy

Lassiter NJROTC Cadets Attend Leadership Academy

This summer, six Lassiter High School NJROTC cadets packed their bags and headed for the Leadership Academy at Riverside Military Academy. The Leadership Academy pushes cadets with the goal to instill leadership skills, which the…


CCSD Website Wins Gold in 2017 dotCOMM Awards

CCSD Website Wins Gold in 2017 dotCOMM Awards

The results of the 2017 dotCOMM Awards are in and the Cobb County School District has received a Gold Award for Website Design in the Educational Institution category. The district site, www.cobbk12.org, is maintained by the CCSD…


Atlanta Braves Leadership Institute Launches Inaugural Class

Atlanta Braves Leadership Institute Launches Inaugural Class

Dozens of Cobb County teens are learning what it takes to become great leaders. They are members of the inaugural class of Atlanta Braves Leadership Institute (ABLI), which recently launched with 68 students from all…


Volunteer Prepares, Serves Meals for Hundreds of Students at Griffin Middle School Summer Camp

Volunteer Prepares, Serves Meals for Hundreds of Students at Griffin Middle School Summer Camp

Macaroni and cheese, broccoli, pizza, and spaghetti and meatballs—one community member opened her cupboards and her heart to prepare home cooked, hot meals for hundreds of Griffin Middle School students over the summer. While her…


Broadway’s Shuler Hensley Trains CCSD Drama Teachers

Broadway’s Shuler Hensley Trains CCSD Drama Teachers

He’s performed in Broadway’s “Young Frankestein,” “Les Misérables,” and “Oklahoma!” Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards carry his name. The renowned actor Shuler Hensley returned to his roots in Cobb County to share with Cobb County…


American School Counselor Association Names 8 CCSD Schools 2017 RAMP Schools

American School Counselor Association Names 8 CCSD Schools 2017 RAMP Schools

During a ceremony in Denver, Colorado, the American School Counselor Association awarded the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation to eight schools in the Cobb County School District. This award honors schools for making an…


Kindergarten, First Grade Students SOAR on Trial Run Bus Ride

Kindergarten, First Grade Students SOAR on Trial Run Bus Ride

“The school bus is the safest way to get to and from school,” Transportation Executive Director Rick Grisham told parents and students after they stepped off buses at McCall Primary School July 28. Grisham’s team…


WellStar Kennestone Hospital Trauma Team Schools CCSD Nurses

WellStar Kennestone Hospital Trauma Team Schools CCSD Nurses

Members of WellStar Kennestone Hospital’s trauma team gave a demonstration to more than 100 Cobb County School District nurses as part of the “Stop the Bleed” campaign. Paid for by a grant from the state,…


  Other Recent News Stories

Center for Excellence in Performing Arts Students Earn Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholarships Hillgrove High School Student Represents Georgia at 2017 Washington Journalism and Media Conference Ribbon Cutting Opens New Walton High School Classroom Building Superintendent Chris Ragsdale Welcomes Students Back to School
Superintendent Ragsdale Surprises Teachers of the Year KidTalk, TeacherTalk Winners Inspire Teachers at Opening Day Celebration CCSD Welcomes More Than 800 New Teachers at New Teacher Academy 2017 Kick Off Event Pumps Up CCSD Leadership; Atlanta Braves’ John Schuerholz Motivates CCSD Leadership
6 Additional CCSD Students Earn College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships CCSD Music Specialist Tune Skills Graduates of Cobb County Center for Excellence in Performing Arts Star in Broadway Shows Important “Back to School” Bus Route Info for 2017-18 Now Available
Addison Elementary Assistant Principal Brad Cohen Stands Up As National Role Model 500 Metro Atlanta Teachers Dive In to Learning at CCSD STEMapalooza South Cobb High Student Zainab Molumo Named Alexander Hamilton Scholar 500 CCSD Students Build Skills, Friendships During Summer Enrichment Academy
Harrison High School Students Win Student Production Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast Chapter CCSD Students Earn Associates Degrees and High School Diplomas CCSD’s Dr. Patti Agatston Delivers Speech on Cyberbullying to International Audience Navy League of the United States Atlanta Metropolitan Council Creates Wells-Pratt Award

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