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Cobb Superintendent Receives Kennesaw State University's Distinguished Alumni Award

Chris Ragsdale, Superintendent of the Cobb County School District, was honored tonight with the KSU Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes his extraordinary professional achievements; engagement in civic and community activities; support of the KSU community; and the ways in which he exemplifies the ideals and mission of Kennesaw State University.

Each year the KSU Alumni Association bestows awards to three distinguished alumni who are nominated by the deans of the colleges. The awards were presented at the Homecoming Alumni Awards Dinner at Embassy Suites Kennesaw.

The Distinguished Alumni Award program was established in 1992 to honor Kennesaw State University’s most accomplished graduates on an annual basis. A distinguished alumnus/a is one who promotes the ideals and mission of Kennesaw State University and who demonstrates distinguished achievement in his or her chosen field at a local, regional or national level, adding to the prominence of the University.

Cobb-Marietta Marching Band Exhibition at McEachern High School - Oct 5 & Oct 12, 2015

Young musicians from across Cobb County will put their collective talents on display at the annual Cobb-Marietta Marching Band Exhibition on the evenings of October 5 and October 12. Featuring performances from each high school in the Cobb County School District, as well as Marietta City Schools, the exhibition takes place at McEachern High School’s Walter Cantrell Stadium in Powder Springs and begins at 7 p.m. each night.  There will be a special guest performance by the Furman University Marching Band on October 5, and by the University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band on October 12.

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CCMWA Announces Revised Starting Point, Date for East Cobb Pipeline Construction

UPDATE: The new starting point for construction of Section 1 of the East Cobb Pipeline Project will be on Terrell Mill Road just north of Haverford Lane (near the fire station). The first construction segment will extend to Greenwood Trail. 


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Cobb SAT Scores Increase, Exceed State and National Averages

SAT scores for the Cobb County School District’s most recent graduates increased by
one point from last year and remain well above averages for the state of Georgia. Seniors in the
class of 2015 posted a combined SAT score of 1516 (out of a possible 2400 on the Reading,
Math, and Writing sections), exceeding their statewide peers’ average by 66 points and the
national average by 26 points.

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Cobb Graduates Outperform their Peers on the ACT for the Tenth Consecutive Year

The Cobb County School District’s recently-graduated Class of 2015 outperformed their peers across the state and nation on the ACT assessment of college readiness. The average composite score of 22.5 was three-tenths of a point higher than last year’s score and 1.5 points higher than the state and national averages of 21.0. Ten of Cobb’s 16 high schools posted average ACT composite scores higher than the state and national average.

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Norton Park Teacher Wins National Gifted Teaching Scholarship

Angela Bourrage, Target teacher at Norton Park Elementary, is the latest Cobb County School District teacher honored with the Javits-Frasier Scholarship for Diverse Talent Development – a national award presented by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).

According to the NAGC, “The Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholarship Fund for Diverse Talent Development seeks to increase culturally and linguistically diverse students’ access to talent development opportunities through teacher and school counselor/psychologist training and support related to equity and excellence in gifted education. This scholarship program strives to identify passionate, innovative educators in communities across the country where students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are historically under-represented in gifted programs.” Read more

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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