School Hours: 7:50-2:20
open at 7:15 Classes Begin at 7:50 Dismissal Begins at 2:20
Summer Building Schedule
Our building will be open
Monday-Thursday each week during the summer break.
On Fridays, our building and all other Cobb County School
offices will be closed.
Enjoy the summer break! We'll have some fresh paint and other
updates, as well as a new name, when we return to classes in
Transportation to Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year,
Cobb County Schools will no longer
provide a bus to transport students from school to the Boys and
Girls Clubs of America. This is due to cuts in the
If you are looking for an alternative after school program for
your child, may we suggest joining the After School Program here
at Austell? We feel that we have an excellent After School
Program for our students!
Our first ever International Night was a great success and we
owe it all to our wonderful vounteers, participants and staff!
Thank you so much! The students had a lot of fun -- and so did
Austell Intermediate's New Name Down to Final Three Suggestions
The new name for Austell Intermediate has been narrowed down to
the final three choices. Thanks to all who submitted many
great suggestions. Details about the final three suggested names
can be found on the CCSD website.
Board Unanimously Approves South
County Elementary Redistricting
Following more than eight months of planning and public
engagement, the Board of Education unanimously approved the
redistricting plan for south Cobb elementary schools during its
Feb. 24 meeting. The redistricting was necessitated by the
upcoming opening of replacement facilities for Mableton and
Clarkdale elementary schools, a new Smyrna area elementary
school and an eight-classroom addition to Nickajack Elementary.
Austell Intermediate Students Compete at the County Science
Walton High School was host to aspiring scientists from 21
Cobb Elementary Schools who competed in the March 3rd
Science Olympiad. Austell Intermediate sent 10 students from
grades 3-5 to compete in 16 events. Each student was
assigned to become an expert on 3 of the 16 events. The
events varied from knowledge based tests, to rocket and
pasta bridge building, to mystery events where students made
To prepare for the event, students met each Friday. â€œThere
were a lot of trial and error and experimental activities.
We would do some of the events as a whole and then students
would break into smaller groups to practice with individual
coaches, â€œ says 5th grade teacher Leila Barber. Mrs. Barber
leads the group with help from teachers Mrs. Kirkpatrick,
Mrs. Owens, Mrs. Meehan, and parent volunteer Mrs.
Careathers. The students also took notes, researched, and
reviewed at home.
The Austell team made a great showing at the Olympiad. The
Tree and Leaf finder group of 3rd grader Mackenzie Barber
and 4th grader Jennifer Diaz placed 7th out of 21 schools.
Congratulations to all of the Austell Science Olympiad Team
members and coaches.
Austell Presbyterian Chruch Becomes an Official Partner in
Austell Presbyterian, which supports the school in numerous
programs such as Backpack Blessings, became an official Partner
in Education at the PTA Fine Arts Night March 6. Thank you
to the church and all its members for their outstanding support.
Austell Intermediate Named
as One of 25 Outstanding Title I Schools
Check out this
link for more details about this great honor and click
here to view the special letter from State Superintendent
John Barge Congratulating Austell Intermediate on being a Title
1 Distinguished School for the 7th year in a row!
Reflections of Trinity Food Pantry
Reflections of Trinity hosts food distribution every
Saturday 10am-Noon with both perishable and non-perishable
food items. Please see the information below and
contact them if you are interested in receiving food or
helping with their program.
Reflections of Trinity
4037 Austell Powder Springs Rd
Powder Springs, GA 30127
English Classes Available
If you are interested in taking English classes, please fill out
the form and take it with you to the class you plan to attend.
Click here for form.
Austell Intermediate Student and Her Mother Take Top Honors in
National Baking Competition
Great things are cooking in the Lewis
Intermediate 5th grader Evelyn Lewis and her mother
Heather Lewis have taken their love of baking to a new level, a
national level, and have won national honors for their
What started as a holiday tradition of making standard
gingerbread houses and decorating them turned into a serious
Heather Lewis recalls, â€œAfter decorating houses for fun with the
kids, I started making gingerbread homes as gifts for the
I began making it a hobby because it was relaxing and fun.â€
Mrs. Lewis turned this hobby in to a serious art form
when she began taking classes, starting at the local Michaelâ€™s
cake decorating class and progressing all the way up to taking
private lessons from Nicholas Lodge, Food Network regular and
premiere Atlanta Chef.
With gingerbread being her specialty, she looked to
compete in the 2009 National Gingerbread House Competition
hosted at Ashvilleâ€™s historic Grove Park Inn but the flood
waters that filled Austell devastated the Lewis home and dreams
of competing would have to wait until the next year.
With more techniques she learned from
traveling to cooking conventions across the country, as well as
some she developed on her own, Heather Lewis and her daughter
Evelyn were ready to make a run at the 2010 competition.
In a field with over 250 entries, many competition
veterans, Heather Lewis took the Grand Prize for her Gingerbread
Russian Nesting Dolls and Evelyn placed in the top ten in the
youth division for her gingerbread dog house.
This year was also a big year for the Lewis bakers as
Evelyn returned to place in the top 10 and Mrs. Lewis took the
Their success has lead them to appear on Good Morning America in
both 2010 and 2011, HGTV, and a feature on the Travel Channel.
Every aspect of the design needs to be 100%
edible which makes really makes the competition a test of
culinary skill and creativity. â€œSince
it has to be edible you have to think outside of the box.
Gingerbread doesnâ€™t have to be a house!
Whimsy is key.â€ says Mrs. Lewis.
Mrs. Lewis is excited to work on new techniques, attend
more classes, and is already planning her design for next year.
Evelyn Lewis and her gingerbread cabin along with her
mother, Heather Lewis and her National runner-up winning
gingerbread ornament box.
A message from the Superintendent: 2011-2012 School Improvement Survey
Cobb County School District is committed to providing
quality education for all students. Each school in the
district has developed a school strategic plan to identify
specific goals and activities that will address the unique
needs of its students.
Feedback from staff, parents and community members is
important to the school strategic planning process. Your
participation in School Improvement Survey will provide
feedback about the quality of educational services and
programs in our schools.
Your responses to the survey are anonymous. Results will be
provided to the principals later in the school year and will
be used, along with other information, to identify
priorities for the school.
We invite you to take a few minutes, respond to the survey
which can be found at this link:
The survey will be available until February 10, 2012, and
should take about 15 - 20 minutes to complete. Your opinions
are vital to the future of our schools and through
participation in this survey you become active in helping
your childâ€™s school principal identify critical issues to be
If you have any questions concerning the survey, please
contact the principal at your childâ€™s school.
Michael Hinojosa, Ed.D.
Austell 5th Grader Oscar Rodriguez Wins Top Honor for Artwork
Oscar created a drawing of two golden retriever dogs howling at
the sky as part of a project for the Austell Art Club. The
Art Club lead by Mr. Key submitted these works of art to the
PawCasso contest which selects outstanding artwork to be
auctioned off to benefit local animal charities. Oscar's
piece was selected as the most outstanding elementary school
submission from over 37 Cobb schools! Congratulations
Oscar! We are proud of you! Check out
the great article in the Powder Springs Messenger featuring
Oscar and Mr. Key!!!
Once again Gospel Nation Church located on Meadows Road is
offering FREE tutoring services for students.
Tutoring sessions will be on Mondays from 7-8:30. The contact
person is Marvin Harris 7/943-9964.
GaDOE Research Shows
Student Attendance Significantly Impacts Student Achievement
Data indicates that missing more
than five days of school each year, regardless of the cause,
begins to impact student academic performance and starts shaping
attitudes about school. Chronically truant students are not the
only students negatively impacted by absences. For students who
are in the 6th grade through the 9th grade, attendance is a
better predictor of dropping out of school than test scores.
This predictor is not limited to chronically truant students.
Excused absences and unexcused absences have similar impact on
student academic performance.
To read more about this study, click
Shopping for supplies?
Check your student's grade level supply list.
Austell is Honored With Silver Status
Congratulations to the students and staff at Austell
Intermediate School for being awarded "Silver Status"
in 2011 by the
State Department of Education. In the state of Georgia 345
schools were selected for having the greatest gains for students meeting and
exceeding standards on the Criterion Referenced Competency
Test (CRCT). View the article here.
Online Practice Tests & Resources
OAS is an online assessment system developed by The Georgia
State Department of Education. OAS contains practice tests
your child can take at home if he/she has access to the
internet. Practice tests are based on the skills and
knowledge that will be used on the CRCT in the spring.
Go to: http://www.georgiaoas.org/
Username: 10 digit Georgia Test Id number.
The class who brings in the most Box tops, My Coke Rewards, Campbell's or Tyson labels will win a
party for their class! The individual student who
brings in the most will also win a prize! Have
Grandparents, neighbors, and friends help you collect and
bring them in to your teacher to help our school earn cash
from the collected box tops and labels! Learn more
about this program and how it helps our school by visiting
Box Tops 4 Education site.
School Strategic Action Plan Data
here to view the SSP plan updated 2-8-11.