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How Schools Work: Attendance
How Schools Work: Attendance
Posted: 8/22/2019

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


Name our New School
Name our New School
Posted: 8/21/2019

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


Rocky Mount Elementary Opens 20-Year-Old Time Capsule
Rocky Mount Elementary Opens 20-Year-Old Time Capsule
Posted: 8/21/2019

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. 


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
Posted: 8/20/2019

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
Posted: 8/19/2019

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
Posted: 8/17/2019

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
Posted: 8/15/2019

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?
Posted: 8/15/2019

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
Posted: 8/14/2019

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


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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.


Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: David Banks, Post 5

Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: David Banks, Post 5

The Cobb County School District, under the leadership of Superintendent Chris Ragsdale, has been an innovative leader on how teaching, leading, and learning is implemented.


Great Start to the New School Year: Superintendent Ragsdale

Great Start to the New School Year: Superintendent Ragsdale

Students across the Cobb County School District returned to school on August 1, and they are already back in the classroom routines that led to a successful 2018-2019 school year.  


Back to School with Board Member David Banks

Back to School with Board Member David Banks

Board Member David Banks discusses his experiences as a member of the Cobb County School Board.


Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: David Chastain, Post 4

Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: David Chastain, Post 4

I am amazed that an organization with 18,000 employees, serving 112,000 students, is able to maintain the agility and flexibility to allocate resources to support our mission at a relatively low cost compared to neighboring school districts.


Board Members Welcome Students Back

Board Members Welcome Students Back

Throughout the school year, members of the Cobb County School District Board of Education pop in and out of schools visiting with students, staff, and parents. 


Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: Dr. Jaha Howard, Post 2

Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: Dr. Jaha Howard, Post 2

I am looking forward to challenging ourselves as a district to intentionally strive for excellence in every area of education.


Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: Randy Scamihorn, Post 1

Cobb Schools Board Member Q&A: Randy Scamihorn, Post 1

It is always an honor when I’m able to help our parents and grandparents solve issues they encountered in our schools and school system.


What You Need to Know for the New School Year

What You Need to Know for the New School Year

We are excited to welcome students back to Cobb Schools. As shown by the most recent Georgia Milestone scores, where Cobb students outperformed their peers across the state and the metro, Cobb is the best place to teach, lead, and learn,” said Superintendent Chris Ragsdale. 


Cobb First in Metro on the GA Milestones!

Cobb First in Metro on the GA Milestones!

Students in the Cobb County School District increased their scores on the Georgia Milestones in the 2018-2019 school year, outpacing their peers across the state by 7.4 to 9.4 percentage points in all subject areas. 


Back to School: Q&A with Superintendent Chris Ragsdale

Back to School: Q&A with Superintendent Chris Ragsdale

Cobb Schools’ Superintendent, Chris Ragsdale, discusses the past school year, preparations over the Summer break and the upcoming school year.


Cobb Kindergarten Students Catch First Bus Ride

Cobb Kindergarten Students Catch First Bus Ride

Joined by their parents, the youngest riders across the Cobb County School District took a dry run on the yellow buses ahead of the first day of school on August 1.  


REWIND: Everything You Need to Know for Getting Your Student to School

REWIND: Everything You Need to Know for Getting Your Student to School

Cobb Schools’ Executive Director of Transportation Rick Grisham discusses school bus transportation for your students.


Where’s the bus? Here’s All the info on How to Prepare Bus Riders for 2019-20 School Year

Where’s the bus? Here’s All the info on How to Prepare Bus Riders for 2019-20 School Year

In preparation for the new school year, take a moment to review the new bus routes, which are now available here.


REWIND: Keeping Parents Informed for Students’ Bus Safety

REWIND: Keeping Parents Informed for Students’ Bus Safety

Cobb Schools’ Executive Director of Transportation announces a powerful tool to help keep students’ commutes safe.


Cobb County Police, Firefighters Team Up with Dowell Elementary Special Needs Students for Game of Kickball

Cobb County Police, Firefighters Team Up with Dowell Elementary Special Needs Students for Game of Kickball

It has become an annual event that Dowell Elementary School special needs students, Cobb County Police, and Cobb County Firefighters look forward to every year. 


Superintendent Ragsdale Surprises Cobb’s Top Teachers of the Year

Superintendent Ragsdale Surprises Cobb’s Top Teachers of the Year

Teachers in Cobb Schools returned to the classroom Wednesday to kick off planning for the new school year. 


REWIND: Day One in Elementary School

REWIND: Day One in Elementary School

Two of Cobb’s elementary school principals offer their insights to making the first day of school successful for our students.


REWIND: Day One in Middle School

REWIND: Day One in Middle School

Two of Cobb’s middle school principals offer their insights to making the first day of school successful for our students.


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The U.S. Department of Education asks Cobb for Clarification on Georgia’s Assessment Application Lassiter High Graduates Win Congressional Art Competition It’s Back to School Time: Leadership Kickoff Event Inspires Principals, Administrators New Principal Profile Q&A: William Dryden, Frey Elementary School
600+ Educators Turn Out for Cobb’s STEMapalooza Conference New Principal Profile Q&A: Kristie Brown, Garrett Middle School Cobb Schools Hosts Tech Conference for Hundreds of Educators Simpson Middle School Earns First Cobb Schools STEAM Certification, Continues Cobb’s Tradition as a STEM Leader
Cobb Schools Budget Presentation Earns International Business Award, Praise for Fiscal Integrity Cobb Schools Wins Georgia’s Top Transportation Safety Award Bank of America Selects McEachern High School Student for Student Leader Program New Principal Profile Q&A: Dr. Peter Giles, Kell High School

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