Welcome to Blackwell Elementary
P.R.O.U.D. to be a Bulldog
Our Mission:  Believe, Excel, Succeed!

Missy Shackelford, Principal
Karen Wacker, Assistant Principal
Wes Satterfield, Support and Services Administrator

No Student Checkout from 1:45-2:25 in the office.  This is for the safety of all students at dismissal.

february break


February 19-23
Enjoy time with family and friends!
Be safe if you are traveling!

For anyone interested, CCSD will be hosting their second annual Man & Machine Art Show. Participants are required to work with a partner (or group) to create a 2D or 3D artwork by using ANY machine that is not originally intended to create artwork. Digital submissions are due by Feb. 27th; other deadlines are noted in the flyer. Contact Melissa.McKeehan@cobbk12.org if you have any questions about it. We would LOVE to see some participants from Blackwell in this wonderful show! 



Talent Show Rehearsals will be held on Thursday, February 15 and Thursday, March 1 until 4:00. All participants must attend.
Tuesday, March 6 is the Dress Rehearsal until 4:00 p.m.  All participants must be dressed in their costumes/outfits that they will wear in the show and bring all props to be used in the show.
The Talent Show is Thursday, March 8 immediately following the 6:30 PTA meeting/officer elections. All performers should be in the building dressed and ready by 6:15 p.m.


Beginning Tuesday, February 27 and ending Monday, March 5, students collect change and turn it in each morning in the front hallway. They put it in grade level buckets.  Pennies count positively for your grade level, silver coins and bills can be used to sabotage another grade level.  Money will be counted and the winning grade level will receive a popsicle party! All donations are for the American Cancer Society.  Thanks for your support!!

2018-19 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251)

transfers for the 2018-2019 school year. Individual school

capacity information and applications will be available beginning

February 5, 2018 on the District website. For more information, please

see our 2018-19 School Choice webpage.

Deadline for applying is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

The web address for the link is: http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx



WHY:  Jenny Lane, sister of Blackwell’s Teacher of the Year, 3rd grade teacher Liz Chandler, was injured in a horrible accident during the recent snowfall.  While out walking in the snow with her husband and son, a tree branch fell on her, hitting her in the head and severing her spinal column, which has caused permanent paralysis. Jenny has a long road to recovery, and she and her family need any and all help from Blackwell and its surrounding communities.  

If you would like to make a donation, please go to support the Go Fund Me page that has been set up for her.


Sibling Transfers - Parents/guardians of a student who has a sibling already enrolled in a District school through an approved transfer may apply for a younger sibling to attend the same school in accordance with District Administrative Rule JBCD-R. This provision attempts to address siblings enrolled in different schools at the same time due to an approved transfer. A sibling is defined as a brother, sister, step-brother, or step-sister living in the same household and who otherwise meets the requirements for enrollment.  The application window for the 2018-2019 school year will be open from January 4, 2018 through January 31, 2018. For more information about this opportunity, and for a link to the online application, visit http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx.


survey                                               Survey for Parents from the State of Georgia
Please click
HERE to take a survey about Blackwell Elementary.  Click on your language, choose Cobb County, then choose Blackwell Elementary and finally answer all the questions.  The state would like to hear your opinion. The survey will be used to calculate the Climate Rating for Blackwell and will be part of the school's CCRPI score.  We value your input!


box tops
Please collect, cut out, and turn in Box Tops (in a ziploc with child's name and grade level) to Mrs. Spence in the gym.  There is a grade level competition to see which one turns in the most Box Tops.  Also, any student who turns in 100 or more Box Tops throughout the year will be invited to a breakfast at the end of the year.  Box Top money is used to purchase new PE equipment.  Thank you for your help!!


mark your calendarCobb County School District will have several EARLY RELEASE DAYS in 2017-18.  Please note the following dates on which students will be released at 12:30 p.m.  You will need to be in the car rider line or at bus stops approximately 2 hours earlier than usual.  ASP will be open as usual until 6:00.   The dates remaining for this year are:   March 14, May 22-23.



Registration for 2017-18 School Year

Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30 a.m. only! New students will begin classes the following day after registration is complete.

There are FIVE (5) main documents required of ALL students prior to being enrolled in the District. To help ensure that the enrollment process for your child goes as smoothly as possible, please refer to the following items:

1. CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION: as required by Georgia Law 20-2-771:

  • Georgia Form 3231

2. CERTIFICATE OF VISION, HEARING, DENTAL, AND NUTRITIONAL SCREENING: as required by Georgia Law 20-2-770 (Georgia Form 3300)

3. PROOF OF BIRTH DATE: for students enrolling in kindergarten (the age of five on or before Sept. 1) or first grade (the age of six on or before Sept 1),


Any Two items from the list below are required by the person(s) enrolling a child in the District.

  1. home ownership title
  2. lease or rental agreement
  3. current utility monthly statement

5. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: According to Georgia Law 20-2-150d; An official copy of the student’s Social Security card/number is required for enrollment.


6. A valid transcript and a withdrawal form from the student’s previous school is essential for appropriate academic placement.

7. For those students enrolling in the Special Education Program: the parent/guardian may provide a copy of the student’s latest IEP.

8. Custodial Documents: The District may request proof of custody in situations involving multiple adults claiming control of the same student.

Additional Information:

The School May Also:

  1. request proof of custody or custody documentation; or
  2. suggest that the adult with whom the student lives obtain legal guardianship.
  3. other information the school deems necessary for proper placement.
  4. request proof of age and name verification; and

Provide the names and phone numbers of persons who may pick up your child if you cannot be reached, and the name and phone number of your child's doctor.




Left to Right:  Mrs. Stephanie Rush (Classified Employee of the Year) and Mrs. Liz Chandler (Teacher of the Year).  Voted on by their colleagues, Mrs. Chandler and Mrs. Rush represent the very best of the Blackwell staff.  They both are passionate about teaching children, work well with other staff members, and go above and beyond to provide a great learning experience for students.  We are proud of both of you!


- The school building opens at 7:20 a.m. Please do not drop students off before 7:20 a.m.
- 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.

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