Welcome to Blackwell Elementary
P.R.O.U.D. to be a Bulldog
Missy Shackelford, Principal
Pam Roach, Assistant Principal

Blackwell Elementary Students: Time to “Show What You Know”

The Cognitive Abilities test (CogAT) will be administered to all first and third grade students enrolled in the Cobb County School District. Students will take the CogAT from September 29 – October 1, 2015. The CogAT is a norm-reference test designed to measure students’ learned reasoning abilities that closely relate to success in school.

The Iowa Assessments (Iowa) will be administered to all third and fifth grade students from October 5 – October 8, 2015. The Iowa is a norm-reference, multiple choice test that measures student achievement compared to a national sample of students who took the same test at the same time of year under the same conditions.

Both tests are part of the Cobb County School District testing program.

Here are tips to get your students ready for testing:

1.      Make sure your students get plenty of rest each night. Students test better when well-rested.

2.      Feed your student a hearty breakfast each morning. Students test better when they have a tummy full of proteins and carbohydrates (fruit, yogurt, whole grain cereals).

3.      Get your student to school on the bus – car lanes can get so backed up that your student may miss the testing start time and must make up the test. Should a bus arrive late, we can hold testing up until the bus arrives, we cannot delay testing due to heavy car pool traffic.

4.      Encourage your student to do their best work. They will not know the answer to every question. Doing their best is what we ask.

If you have any questions about testing, please call 678-494-7600 for more information.

          - School starts at 7:50 AM
          - Breakfast will be served until 7:45 AM
          - Student check-out is not permitted after 1:45 PM
          - All transportation changes must be in the form of a hand written note with a signature and a date.  We cannot accept changes that are sent via email, fax, text, or phone.

Cobb County School District is now offering Office 365 to students. For more information please visit the district’s Instructional Technology page. The student username was sent to parents in an email from the district. It is similar to an email address. The student password for Office 365 is their student number.

Congratulations to the Blackwell 2015 Teacher of the Year, Phyllis Donn, and Classified Employee of the year, Toni Slotter-Cullinane.

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