Welcome to Ford Elementary
“STEM Certified…Kid Approved”
Dr. Jami Frost, Principal |
Annette Craddock, Asst. Principal
STEM Certified School
Vision: Create a Community with a Passion for Learning
Mission: Achieve Excellence and Provide a Strong Foundation in
Education and Character
Cobb County School District Direction for Continuous Improvement
2015-2016 Cobb County School District Strategic Plan
STEM Educator Tour of
Ford Elementary School May 6th
Click here to schedule your visit.
Please sign up if
you plan to attend.
Space is limited to
Important Dates and Information
5/2: Relay for Life's Penny War Starts,
5/3: Evening in the Garden, 5:30 - 7:30 More
Rain Date -
Thursday, May 5th
5/10: Field Day: Kindergarten and 1st Grade
5/11: Field Day: 2nd and 3rd Grade
5/12: Field Day: 4th and 5th Grade
5/16: Swinging for STEM 2016
5/24: Early Release 12:30
5/25: Early Release 12:30 - Last Day of School
Have a wonderful
Elementary 2015-2016 Supply List
Elementary School Handbook 2015-2016
Elementary Receives AdvancED STEM Certification
Ford Elementary is proud to have the distinction of earning
AdvancED STEM Certification. This certification recognizes that
our STEM educational programs have met the rigor and substance
vital to creating and sustaining superior, student-centered STEM
teaching and learning programs. We are committed to preparing
our learners for the careers of tomorrow by continuing to foster
and perpetuate their enthusiasm for STEM disciplines today. Our
focus on STEM, demonstrates our continued commitment to Cobb
County School District’s mission of Creating and Supporting
Pathways for Success.
Ford Celebrates AdvancEd STEM Certification
Transition Dates for 5th Grade
Parent Night: May 17th 6:30-8
Lost Mountain counselor visits our 5th graders that
will be attending Lost Mountain. March 4th ,1-2
Ford travels to Lost Mountain for a field trip - 3/29
Parent Night: May 17th 6:30-8
Ford to visit Durham Field trip: 3/23 9:30-11
Ford’s Odyssey of the Mind team placed 1st at the
Georgia State Finals in Columbus. The team is headed to the
World Finals on May 25th. They will compete at Iowa
State University with hundreds of teams from around the world.
Congratulations to Craig Hurley,
Ford Elementary School's 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year!
Pictured: Mr. Hurley and Dr. Frost
Congratulations to Kelly Mattingly,
Ford Elementary School's 2016-2017
Classified Employee of the Year!
Pictured: Mrs. Mattingly and Dr. Frost
New Furniture in the Media Center
Our media center is in the process of being
transformed into a learning commons. A learning commons has a
flexible environment which allows students to create a space
which suits their learning needs. We have received our new
tables and Node chairs. The tables have casters, so students can
easily move them. Our new chairs should arrive soon. Students
will have custom seating and a collaboration center. Ford's
Foundation funded this project. We appreciate our parents and
members of the Foundation for their support.
Ford Elementary Receives STEM
Ford is the first elementary school within the Cobb
County School District to receive STEM certification from the
A School of Excellence
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Student Guide for Cobb Digital Library (MackinVia)
(See Mrs. Trammell or your teacher for the username and password.)
Use your Destiny username and password to access your
Click here for
Destiny @ Ford Elementary.
Ford Elementary is Featured on
Growing a Greener World!
Episode 309 of Growing a Greener World was filmed last
spring and heavily features the great things going on at Ford!
Click on the link above to view this episode.
Ford Elementary School Foundation's (FESF)
The FESF plays an important role in
advancing the academic excellence at Ford. Click
here to learn
more about the Foundation. You may donate online by using the
link on the right under the calendar.
Thank you in advance for your support of the Ford Foundation
Elementary School Foundation Donation Form
for your support.
Georgia Organics Blog
Read about the Victory Garden at Ford Elementary.
Help support local families who need
financial assistance by donating your used cell phone and ink
Ford's STEM Day Video
This video was featured on Cobb
edTV. To view this video, click on the
Cobb edTV page, go to the Video Archive, and scroll
until you see Ford STEM Day.
Summary of the Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools
as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
2013 Learning Garden Conference Video
BYOD Permission Form
Ford Welcomes Our Newest Partner in Education:
David Kessler from Atlantis Hydroponics
Pictured: Dr. Frost and David Kessler
Ford Elementary School Wins the
Green Your Schools Competition
See the story on the
Cobb Cast Blog.
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners!
Pictured: Ashlyn Perry (1st Place), Dr. Frost (Principal), and
Ethan Yap (2nd Place)
Cobb County School District is
pleased to offer Microsoft Office 365 to its employees and
Parents, use the following link to review the resources and
watch the video.
Office 365 Information and Video
If you have trouble downloading Office 2013 on your home
computer, go to the following link:
Troubleshoot Office installation with Office 365 for business.
If you did not receive an email about Office 365 for Students,
Congratulations to 2nd Grader Maggie Raines!
Pictured: Dr. Frost and Maggie Raines
Maggie's dance choreography placed at Ford
Elementary and then at the District Level. Her entry then placed
1st for 2nd grade at the state level. From the entire
State of Georgia only 26 entries were chosen to move on to the
National Level, and Maggie's entry was one of those!
to view Maggie's award winning dance choreography.