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a world class education that prepares them
for high school success.
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Students Experience the Performing Arts at
All students will have the opportunity
to see the production of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
during their Connections classes on Monday, November 17, 2014.
It is dramatized by Le Clanche Du
Rand, based on the story by C.S. Lewis, and directed by GET
Educaton Director Laurel Crowe
. During the production, four
actors will portray Lucy, Edmund, Peter and Susan in their
thrilling adventures in Narnia.
PTSA Fundraiser Kick-Off
Our school PTSA has
partnered with Charleston Wrap for our major fundraising
campaign this year. There are over 500 high quality items to
choose from and every purchase you make earns much needed money
for our school. Go to
to shop. All items purchased will ship directly to you and there
is free shipping on all orders over $75.
First, register your
student and a six digit code will be automatically generated for
your student to earn prizes during our fundraising campaign.
Then click on the “SHOP NOW” button that will take you to the
“Choose how you would like to Assign Credit and Shop” section.
If you wish to assign credit to your student, enter the six
digit student code in to the ”Student & School Credit” section.
If you don’t want to assign credit to a particular student,
simply enter your school’s four digit ID in the “School Credit
Only” section and the school will earn credit from your
purchases. You can even support the school year-round after the
sale is over by simply using the four digit school ID. Our
school’s/group’s four digit ID is: 8675.
Media Center Transforms to Support Digital
Learning Experiences for Students
The Daniell Media Center is
converting into a Learning Commons.
We are a Cobb County pilot school for this new program.
The goal of a Learning Commons is to “provide a
centralized go-to location for all users seeking help
with teaching, researching, and being a global citizen.”
A library organized in this way fosters collaborative
work and social interaction among users during research
and learning. Our goal is to create a bustling place
where students’ needs are met and where they want to be.
This is a huge shift from the quiet place to just check
out books, and we are excited about it.
We are not getting rid of all of the
books! We have been weeding out the old dated books that
are not being used by our students so that they can see
the great relevant books that are available. We have
removed several shelves and made room for new
technologies. As online resources are often more up to
date, we find our students getting more of their factual
information from the Internet, so we are focusing on
more digital resources for most types of research. As
always, we will have a book budget and will continue to
purchase new books. We will continue to focus on
supporting both the curriculum and our student’s
pleasure reading needs in print and digital form. Our
e-book collection is off to a great start on the Mackin
Via page, which houses the Cobb Digital library, and
will continue to grow there.
In terms of physical space, we have
ordered new tables and chairs which will arrive in
September. These are on wheels so
that they can be rearranged for collaboration according
to each student’s needs, Crossview Baptist Church has
sent volunteers to help us apply a clean coat of paint
to the walls, and we are trying to make a more open
uncluttered space for moving furniture around and
allowing for collaboration and flexibility. We will be
providing creative spaces with accessibility to things
like scissors, markers, and glue sticks as well as
moving my desk out of the office and turning that area
into a quiet studio area for students who are doing
digital projects that require recording narration or who
need a silent place to work.
This transformation is a work in
progress and will be continuing throughout the school
year. Come by and see the difference!
Hawkins Starts Visual Arts Comprehensive
Comprehensive, the required
high school class for all subsequent visual arts classes, is now
being offered to Daniell students. We are excited to offer this
year long class to our 8 grade students for the first time. With
the support of Mr. Nelson and our administration and the
leadership of Mrs. Cara Hawkins, Daniell Fine Arts Instructor,
the art department has grown tremendously over the last five
years. Some middle schools in the county are offering this class
to a few or a class of 8 grade students but we have
two very full classes of students who will leave Daniell with
this high school credit under their belt.
Taught by Mrs.
Cara Hawkins, it is a rigorous art class with great demands on
the students where maturity, creativity and responsibility each
play a big part. Each student will create their own art website
where they will submit assignments electronically. In addition,
students will participate in 4 Common Core performance
tasks (1 per 9 week quarter). These tasks will be
submitted online and be assessed at the county-level. Take a
look at the Daniell Art website at
where you can see the syllabus, and student websites. You can
follow Mrs. Hawkins” blog which can be accessed on the Daniell
website under faculty and staff. We are looking forward to a
great year of watching these artists blossom.
Vision and Hearing Volunteers Needed
Our school nurse, Ms.
Tayler Cahill, needs volunteers to assist
with the upcoming hearing/ vision screening.
There is a training to be completed online
by Sept. 5th. The link is attached below.
There is also a check off of skills
scheduled at Marietta MS on Sept. 5th from
1:30 - 4 pm. The actual testing is Oct. 1st
& 2nd. Simply
click on the PTSA folder above and sign up
on the volunteer sheet. Thank you in advance
Questions- please email
hearing and vision screening information
Forbes Offers Robotics Class to Advance STEM
Mrs. Becky Forbes, teacher in
Technology & Engineering, will have the pleasure of exposing
over our J. J. Daniell students to our phenomenal trend setting
curricula in her Technology class. In addition to students
learning our new Solid Works engineering 3D software and
printing designs on our new Stratasys 3D printer, students
are now learning how to integrate math, physics, physical
science, and many technology skills utilizing our new Lego
Mindstorm EV3 robots.
Please encourage your students to sign
up for the Technology course and Mr. Hawlk’s robotics team each
year. There are only 8 of 24 middle schools thus far able
to provide this type of education in Cobb County.
Mr. Parker Named CCSD Middle Level Teacher
of the Year for 2014-2015
to Mr. Rick Parker who has been named
Cobb County School District's Middle
Level Teacher of the Year!
Superintendent Ragsdale came to the
Faculty and Staff 2014-2015 Kick-Off
Meeting at Daniell Monday morning to
make the announcement.
Pictured above: David Nelson
(Principal), Rick Parker (CCSD Middle
Level Teacher of the Year), Chris
Click here to read the good news in the Marietta Daily Journal!
Click here to read the news from our district!
Daniell Students Break Records on the 2014
The 2014 CRCT results have been released.
Daniell students performed above the state mean score for 6, 7,
and 8 grades in reading, language arts, science, and social
Click here to learn more.
Coordinate Algebra / Analytic Geometry
Students Make a Home Run
Once again, 100% of the Daniell students in
the super advanced math class, Coordinate Algebra/Analytic
Geometry have meet and exceeded standards on their
End-of-Course-Test (EOCT). 18 of 34 students who took the EOCT
exceeded. One student even made a perfect score.
Congratulations to Daniell's 2014 Teacher
This past week, four Daniell teachers were
recognized for their service and contribution to the students of
Cobb County and Daniell Middle School. From left to right, Mrs.
Janes Sanders, Mrs. Rebecca Tidwell, Principal Nelson, Mrs.
Dutch Kral, and Mrs. Margaret Lile. During their service at
Daniell, the student achievement scores have never been so high.
Their service has been invaluable in helping ensure students are
prepared to high school success.
Please join us in celebrating the careers of
these individuals and their commitment to students.