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CCSD Announces the 2016-17 Elementary, Middle and High School Teachers of the Year

Elizabeth Dunlap
Elizabeth Dunlap
ALP Teacher
Fair Oaks Elementary
Jacquie Mericka-Brand
Jacquie Mericka-Brand
Science Teacher
Palmer Middle School
Paulette Allard
Paulette Allard
Science Teacher
Harrison High School

The Cobb School District is proud to announce the 2016-17 Teachers of the Year. The elementary level winner is Elizabeth Dunlap, Advanced Learning Program (ALP) teacher at Fair Oaks Elementary. Jacquie Mericka-Brand, science teacher at Palmer Middle School, is the middle school level winner. Harrison High School science teacher, Paulette Allard, is the high school level winner. All of this year's winners were greeted by a team of District leaders, including Superintendent Chris Ragsdale, and were inducted into an elite and distinguished group of Cobb's top educators. Congratulations to these amazing teachers!

Cobb Welcomes More than 720 New Teachers at New Teacher Academy

Some are veteran teachers from other school districts. Some are starting a second career as educators, and some are starting their first job after college. No matter their background, the District welcomed them to the Cobb family at the kickoff session of the New Teacher Academy July 19 at Hillgrove High SchoolRead more

KiDTalk Winners Inspire Cobb Staff for Start of School

Cobb KiDTalk Winner, John Newton rocks the house during the Cobb County School District Learning Kickoff.

Three Cobb County sixth graders are now public speaking rock stars.

The trio are winners of Cobb’s KiDTalk inspired Cobb staff throughout the district, and they presented during the Learning Kickoff for Cobb staff.  For the very first time, the kickoff event was multicast to all Cobb County schools and more than 13,000 Cobb staff members.

Two of the KiDTalk winners—John Newton and Tyler Hoard—presented their KiDTalks live to a packed audience of Cobb staff in Wheeler High School’s Performing Arts Center. Because she was unable to attend, Daisy Reyes, the third winner of Cobb’s KiDTalk, pre-recorded her KiDTalk which was played for the event attendees. Their KiDTalks centered on the theme of “If I knew I couldn’t fail, I would…”  Read more

2016-17 CCSD School Bus Routes Ready

Bus Routes for the new school year are now available. Bus Runs and Maps will be posted at the local school for review prior to the first day of school. Click here to view bus routes.

Kindergarten/First Grade Ride Along July 29, 2016

K-1 students along with their parents are invited to ride the bus on Friday morning, July 29, 2016, as a practice run prior to the first day of school which is Monday, August 1, 2016. Buses will run at regular scheduled morning pick up times and parents/students should be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes early. Check for your bus route information. Due to limited space, we ask that you limit the number of additional family members riding. Only school-age children are allowed to ride as our regular buses are not equipped with car seats. The bus will follow the planned route to school, then return back to the bus stop. If a school has a planned Sneak-a-Peek upon arrival, the driver will deliver the families back home upon completion of the event.

Attention Parents of Children That are 8 Years Old and Younger

A yellow tag will be issued to your student, please attach to his/her book bag.  This tag will assist Transportation Staff to quickly identify that your student is 8 years old or younger, which provides another safety net for proper delivery of your child. The yellow tag must remain on the book bag on the top strap and visible to the driver at all times. Do not write or remove the tag for safety purposes.

Water Allowed August and September For All Students

Due to extreme heat, during the months of August and September, ALL students may bring water in containers with a screw on lid to drink on the bus. This will serve as an extra precaution for hydration.

If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department at 678-594-8000, or email your transportation area supervisor whose email can be found on the Transportation website.

Atlanta Braves Announce Partnership with Cobb County Schools

Homer, the Official Atlanta Braves Mascot

The Atlanta Braves today announced a partnership with the Cobb County School District. The Braves outlined the five-part initiative and helped motivate Cobb School staff during the District’s leadership kick off celebration at Hillgrove High School.

The Braves kicked off the team’s announcement about the Cobb Schools partnership with an exciting Braves drumline that included Cobb students. Former Braves player and current Braves sports analyst Brian Jordan addressed the Cobb School leaders, pumping them up for the new partnership and new school year. Read more | Watch video

SPLOST Continuation – A Community Conversation

  • July 26, 2016    6:00 PM    Smyrna Elementary School
  • July 27, 2016    6:00 PM    Lovinggood Middle School
  • July 28, 2016    6:00 PM    Walton High School

A community conversation will be held at the dates, times and locations listed above to provide an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) Program being planned for continuation from 2019 through 2023.

We invite the community to please join the Cobb County School District for this important conversation concerning the 2019-2023 capital program.

Cobb Schools Designated As Georgia’s First Asthma-Friendly School District

Four female students work intently around a table in an Asthma-friendly media center.

The Georgia Department of Public Health designated the Cobb County School District as Georgia’s first Asthma-Friendly School District effective June 15. In order to be recognized, schools and school districts must adopt the following policies and best practices:

  • • 100% Tobacco Free School Policy
  • • School Asthma Policy
  • • No Idling (School Bus) Policy
  • • Medication Policy
  • • Integrated Pest Management Policy
  • Read more

Cobb Tank Returns Fall 2016

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Dates You Need To Know

First Day of School
Aug. 1, 2016
Labor Day
Sep. 5, 2016
Fall Break
Sep. 26-30, 2016

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