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Zep Donates School Supplies to Bryant Elementary School
Zep Donates School Supplies to Bryant Elementary School
Posted: 11/15/2018

It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. Sometimes that means community organizations coming forward to donate supplies to help students succeed in school.   


Cobb Schools Honor Veterans
Cobb Schools Honor Veterans
Posted: 11/14/2018

“Dear Veteran, I admire you because you risked your life just for us, and I’m thankful for that…” 


The Classroom of the Future is Here!
The Classroom of the Future is Here!
Posted: 11/13/2018

John Floresta and Marc Smith discuss the many facets of technology supporting teaching and learning in the classroom.


OutTeach, Target, AT&T Volunteers Unearth New School Garden at Acworth Elementary School
OutTeach, Target, AT&T Volunteers Unearth New School Garden at Acworth Elementary School
Posted: 11/8/2018

Rewind two months and the area along Cantrell Road outside of Acworth Elementary School was a quiet green space, disconnected from where students were actively learning. 


Dickerson Middle School Students Collect Books for Students Impacted by Hurricane Florence
Dickerson Middle School Students Collect Books for Students Impacted by Hurricane Florence
Posted: 11/7/2018

When Hurricane Florence whipped through North Carolina, one middle school lost more than 3,500 books to flooding and mold.


Simpson Middle School Students Hold Cardboard Regatta
Simpson Middle School Students Hold Cardboard Regatta
Posted: 11/6/2018

As the Simpson Middle School students timidly stepped into their cardboard-crafted boats, their faces said it all—will it float?


Cobb County School District Honored for Farm to School Excellence at 2018 Golden Radish Awards
Cobb County School District Honored for Farm to School Excellence at 2018 Golden Radish Awards
Posted: 11/5/2018

The Cobb County School District once again won Gold recognition at the 2018 Golden Radish Awards held at the Georgia Freight Depot.


Cobb Schools Host Student Safety Town Hall at Lassiter High School
Cobb Schools Host Student Safety Town Hall at Lassiter High School
Posted: 11/1/2018

Keeping students and staff safe is the number one priority of the Cobb County School District.


Garrett Middle School Partners with MUST Ministries to Open Food Pantry
Garrett Middle School Partners with MUST Ministries to Open Food Pantry
Posted: 11/1/2018

During the opening of the 30th MUST Ministries school food pantry, President and CEO Dr. Dwight “Ike” Reighard recounted a story he heard from a Cobb principal. 


Using Data for Student Learning
Using Data for Student Learning
Posted: 10/30/2018

Drs. Ehsan Kattoula and Casey Jones discuss how they use the data collected in schools each day to help our students learn.


Brumby Elementary Students Turn Entrepreneurs, Open Donut Shops

Brumby Elementary Students Turn Entrepreneurs, Open Donut Shops

The aroma of freshly baked donuts welcomed students and staff who stepped down the stairs of Brumby Elementary School. 


Georgia’s First Lady Emphasizes the Importance of Early Literacy, Steps in as Guest Reader for Cobb Students

Georgia’s First Lady Emphasizes the Importance of Early Literacy, Steps in as Guest Reader for Cobb Students

Despite her packed schedule committing her to appointments across the state, Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal made it a priority to visit four Cobb elementary schools.


How Schools Work: A Conversation with Board Member David Chastain

How Schools Work: A Conversation with Board Member David Chastain

Cobb School Board Member, David Chastain, discusses his perspective on issues relating to Cobb County Schools.


Cobb Celebrates Teachers of the Year with Rockin’ Pep Rally

Cobb Celebrates Teachers of the Year with Rockin’ Pep Rally

If a teacher in Cobb County ever daydreamed about being a rock star and stepping on stage to a roaring crowd of fans, they don’t have to go on “American Idol” or travel the globe with a famous band. They just have to stand out for doing what they do every day—helping kids succeed. 


Georgia Department of Education Awards FastTrack Grant to Fund CTAE Lab at Harrison High School

Georgia Department of Education Awards FastTrack Grant to Fund CTAE Lab at Harrison High School

The Georgia Department of Education recently awarded a FastTrack grant to the Cobb County School District to support an audio/video technology and film lab at Harrison High School.


Powder Springs Elementary Students Demonstrate Learning through Arts Integration

Powder Springs Elementary Students Demonstrate Learning through Arts Integration

When Superintendent Chris Ragsdale stepped into a fourth-grade classroom at Powder Springs Elementary School, students gathered around a table and role played as colonists to explore the historical causes of the Revolutionary War. 


How Schools Work: A Conversation with School Board Member Scott Sweeney

How Schools Work: A Conversation with School Board Member Scott Sweeney

Cobb School Board Member, Scott Sweeney, discusses his perspective on issues relating to Cobb County Schools.


Milford Elementary Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Milford Elementary Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

From Cuba and the Dominican Republic to Mexico, Panama, and Puerto Rico, Milford Elementary School students took a trip around Latin America without even leaving Cobb County. 


Cobb ACT Scores Top State, Nation for 13th Straight Year

Cobb ACT Scores Top State, Nation for 13th Straight Year

Like last year and the year before that, Cobb County School District students posted ACT scores above the state and national average. This is the thirteenth consecutive year that Cobb’s graduating class has topped their peers around the country.


Cobb Community Honors Cobb Schools Teacher of the Year Fred Veeder

Cobb Community Honors Cobb Schools Teacher of the Year Fred Veeder

Standing on the stage of Marietta’s Strand Theater, Fred Veeder recounted a time when his college professor started crying as he told his students how much they meant to him.


Griffin Middle School gets Class of 2023 Excited for High School

Griffin Middle School gets Class of 2023 Excited for High School

This time next year, current Griffin Middle School eighth graders will be attending classes at either Campbell High School or Osborne High School. Their middle school days will be behind them, and their graduation in front of them. 


Brumby Elementary Makes Students Strong4Life

Brumby Elementary Makes Students Strong4Life

What if kids cheered about eating their vegetables? What if kids celebrated at the suggestion of tossing their sugary drinks in favor of water? What if kids squealed with excitement about trying new foods? 


What is Student Success?

What is Student Success?

If student success can’t be measured by a single test grade or a single grade in a class, then what can we turn to, to understand what success is?


Hillgrove High Band Members Build Relationships with Compton Elementary Students

Hillgrove High Band Members Build Relationships with Compton Elementary Students

Students at Compton Elementary School were making new friends. Their new friends pulled up to the school in a yellow bus from Hillgrove High School ready to show the Compton students “What the World Needs Now.” 


South Cobb High School and the HBCU Experience

South Cobb High School and the HBCU Experience

South Cobb High School will host the school’s second annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Panel for parents and students at 6:00 p.m. on October 10 in the South Cobb Theater.  


Cobb Musicians March into Annual Band Exhibition

Cobb Musicians March into Annual Band Exhibition

Young musicians from across Cobb County will put their collective talents on display at the annual Cobb-Marietta Marching Band Exhibition on October 8 and October 15 starting at 7 p.m. each night.


Kids Helping Kids: Lost Mountain Middle School Students Raise $27,000 to Battle Childhood Cancer

Kids Helping Kids: Lost Mountain Middle School Students Raise $27,000 to Battle Childhood Cancer

Jennifer Dawson thinks her Lost Mountain Middle School students can change in the world, and they know it.


Riverside Intermediate Spreads Literacy, Opens Little Lending Libraries

Riverside Intermediate Spreads Literacy, Opens Little Lending Libraries

Even when school is not in session, Riverside Intermediate School students will have access to books. 


Fair Oaks Elementary, Northwest Exterminating Partner to Launch Family Literacy Program

Fair Oaks Elementary, Northwest Exterminating Partner to Launch Family Literacy Program

Fair Oaks Elementary School and Northwest Exterminating have partnered together to develop the Northwest Eagle Literacy Program, an innovative bilingual program.


Graduation Rate Hits All-Time High!

Graduation Rate Hits All-Time High!

“Our commitment to the success of each student has helped Cobb continue to increase the number of students who graduate and are prepared to win outside of the classroom."  -- Superintendent Chris Ragsdale


Graduation Rate Offers Evidence of Cobb Excellence

Graduation Rate Offers Evidence of Cobb Excellence

The Cobb County School District’s graduation rate has continually outpaced the state’s growth, even as Georgia’s rate has steadily climbed, year-after-year since 2015.


How Schools Work: Cobb’s Innovative Assessment Model

How Schools Work: Cobb’s Innovative Assessment Model

The Cobb School District’s Chief Strategy and Accountability Officer, John Floresta, discusses the implications of the new assessment model innovation in Cobb Schools.


The Cobb County School District Applies to GaDOE to Lead the Way in Assessment

The Cobb County School District Applies to GaDOE to Lead the Way in Assessment

In the Cobb County School District, teachers know that students are more than a test score.


A Conversation with Superintendent Ragsdale

A Conversation with Superintendent Ragsdale

The Superintendent of Cobb County School District discusses the excitement of the new school year and developments on the horizon. Mr. Ragsdale also tells listeners about the growing budget challenges and how you can be a part of keeping Cobb as the best place to teach, lead and learn.


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New Study Ranks Cobb as the Best Big School District in Georgia Committed to Serving Each and Every Child The Safest Way to Get Your Kids to School Smyrna & Brumby Elementary Students Receive FREE Back-in-School Eye Exams!
What Does Your Student Really Know? CTLS Changes Everything The Cobb County School District Recognizes 16 Teachers for Their Commitment to STEM Education Board Recognitions August 2018 Cobb County School Board Meeting Spotlights Georgia Milestones Achievements
The Cobb County School District's Manageable Growth Cobb Mentoring Matters is Off to a Great Start! Cobb County School District Alum makes a Difference Superintendent Ragsdale Honors the District Teacher of the Year 
This is The Cobb County School District Exceptional Cobb: Kidtalk 2018 Winner Wows with Inspiring Speech Three Cobb Schools Recognized as National PTA Schools of Excellence Using Cutting-edge Technology to Keep Your Student Safe

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