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Wheeler Counselor “Excited, Humbled” by Yale Honor

2015 Yale Educator:
Sumana Moudgal

Humble, dedicated and adored by students, it’s no surprise at Wheeler High School that counselor Sumana Moudgal is a recipient of the 2015 Yale Educator Award. The Yale University Office of Undergraduate Admissions sponsors the award, which recognizes educators from around the world who inspire and support their students to perform at high levels and to achieve excellence. Moudgal says, “It is very humbling to be selected for such an award and by an institution as prestigious as Yale, no less.  I feel fulfilled in what I do and know now that it is true that there is always someone watching and soaking in what you are saying and doing.  You never know whose life you will touch and in what manner.”

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Floyd MS Celebrates 50 Years of Student Success

l-r: Deputy Supt. John Adams; Post 2 Board Member Susan Thayer; Supt. Chris Ragsdale; Floyd Principal Dr. Teresa Hargrett; and Asst. Supt. Middle Schools Robin Lattizori

Floyd Middle School is celebrating 50 years! Green Wave and Panther Pride were united in the Louise Rushing Media Center at Floyd, where attendants gathered to celebrate the anniversary. Students have been actively engaged, also. Since school started, they’ve been working on Floyd research and ended the event with a massive school-wide pep rally. All year, Floyd Middle School will continue to honor 50 years of excellence, according to Principal Dr. Teresa Hargrett.

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Cobb, Marietta Schools Sponsor Transition Fair

The Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools are sponsoring a transition fair for students exploring postsecondary programs leading to college and career readiness. 

Transition to Life: Exploring The Possibilities will be held Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Marietta High School located at 1171 Whitlock Avenue, NW, Marietta, Georgia 30064.

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September Board Meeting Date Changed

Public notice: The September evening meeting of the Cobb Schools Board of Education has been moved to Thursday, September 17, 2015. The meeting will begin at its regularly scheduled time of 7:00 PM. The meeting had originally been scheduled for September 24, 2015. Please make note of the change.

ACT Scores for Cobb Graduates Outperform Peers for Tenth Consecutive Year

The Cobb County School District’s recently-graduated Class of 2015 has outperformed its peers across the state and nation on the ACT assessment for college readiness.  The average Composite score of 22.5 was three-tenths of a point higher than last year’s score, and almost one-and-a-half points higher than the state and national averages of 21.0. The ACT assessment measures high school students’ overall educational development and their readiness for the challenge of core college classes. Cobb graduates continue to exceed state and national averages in all four subject areas tested: English, Math, Reading and Science.

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Timber Ridge Teacher Awarded AFAEE Grant

Area Assistant, Elementary, Sherri Hill, AFAEE grant recipient Alison Dunford, Chief Leadership and Learning Officer, Dr. Grant Rivera

Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education (AFAEE) surprised 5th grade teacher Alison Dunford with a $7500 grant to improve science teaching in outdoor settings at her school, Timber Ridge Elementary. The group’s intention is “to retain excellent teachers and school leaders, inspire other educators to transform their craft, and increase the public’s awareness of educator and student success across metro-Atlanta.”

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District TOTY is 1SG Kathryn Burns

CCSD Teacher of the Year
1SG Kathryn Burns

“It’s a great honor and I really appreciate it!” The CCSD District TOTY is high school JROTC instructor, First Sergeant Kathryn Burns (US Army). Today, Burns was surprised by a district team, including Superintendent Chris Ragsdale, who interrupted a school-wide pep rally to tell the Campbell High School teacher that, in fact, the rally was for her. Burns now leads the 2015-16 Teachers of the Year (TOTYs), an elite and distinguished group of educators, identified as going above and beyond as teachers and leaders.

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Wheeler HS Chemistry Teacher Named Presidential Award State Finalist

Linda Patterson

Wheeler High School Chemistry teacher Linda Patterson is a state finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching program. Principal Dr. Peter Giles says of Patterson that "she goes above and beyond in all that she does. This is a well-deserved honor for Linda, and we are so proud of her and all that she does for our students. It's also a tremendous honor for Wheeler High School. We are very excited for her!"

Patterson is one of five finalists in Georgia for this prestigious award. Now, the finalists will go through their last round of review by a select White House panel. One winner per subject - math and science - will be selected on behalf of the State. Those winners then make a trip to Washington, to be recognized by the President and honored in a special ceremony next summer.

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Student Success: Cobb Stories

Celebrate Student Success with us! From elementary school students who run their own natural juice bar in the morning, to high school students paving a productive path to and past graduation, Cobb students are not only making the grade, they're making their way. To view the entire series, click "Play All" in the player on the left.

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2015-16 Need to Know

Labor Day Holiday Sep. 7, 2015
Fall Break Sep. 21, 2015
Conferences Begin Oct. 19, 2015

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