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