Welcome to Ford Elementary
Engage, Enrich, Empower

Dr. Jami Frost, Principal  |  Annette Craddock, Asst. Principal
Shay Kappel, Support and Services Administrator

GaDOE STEM Certified School and AdvancED STEM Certified School

@FordStem on Twitter
Tweets by @FordStem
STEM AdvancED logo

Vision: One Team, One Goal: Student Success!
Mission: Engage, Enrich, Empower

Ford Elementary STEM Educator Tours
11/03/2017, 3/02/2018, and 5/10/2018
Tours are limited to 30 visitors with a maximum of 4 per school.

Cobb County School District Direction for Continuous Improvement

Important Dates and Information

Ford students participated in an informational video about the eclipse. This video was shown on Cobb Ed TV Monday afternoon between 1:45 and 2:00. Click here to watch the video.

4/2 - 4/6: Spring Break

EOG Testing Schedule
4/10:  Grades 3, 4, and 5 ELA/1
4/11: Grades 3-4 ELA/2; Grade 5 ELA/2 & 3
4/12: Grades 3-4 ELA/3; Grade 5 Math/1
4/13: Grade 5 Math/2
4/16: Grades 3-4 Math/1; Grade 5 Science/1 &2
4/17: Grades 3-4 Math/2; Grade 5 Social Studies/1&2

5/1: Evening in the Garden, 6:00-8:00 p.m., more information

Georgia Milestones Assessment Information
Ford Elementary will be testing ALL Fourth grade students and a small group of Special Education students online during our upcoming Spring administration of the Georgia Milestones assessment.  Third and Fifth grade students will take the  Paper & Pencil assessment.  The information below is provided to assist you and your student in becoming familiar with the features of online testing.
 - Experience Online Testing Georgia is a digital resource created to provide an opportunity for students to become familiar with the online testing platform.  The website can be accessed through the following link: http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/. This practice site does not require a log-in and is available 7 days a week.  Importantly, this practice site is not designed as a “practice test” to measure a student’s knowledge of course content and scores will not be generated.  It is intended to allow students to familiarize themselves with the online platform prior to testing. 
Practice sessions will also be set up during the school day to provide students a similar opportunity to acquaint themselves with the online testing system.

Substitute Teacher Recruitment
Please use this link to easily access the sub application https://cobb.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=121

Important Survey for Parents
As Cobb County School District moves forward in the process of K-12 Science and Social Studies Content Acquisition Process, please complete the parental survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B6P9LFY

Ford Elementary 2017-18 Supply List

Ford 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 (YouTube Video)

Ford Mustangs 2017-2018 Yearbook
Price ~ $40.00    
Deadline: April 30th
How to order Online
1.   Sign into your account on https://www.pt-avenue.com/
(Organizational Code: FordPTSA)
2.   Select Online Store
3.   Choose Yearbook
4.   Fill out required information (Student, Grade, Teacher)
5.   Add to cart -- checkout and pay
6.   Please write down your order number

* This is a big fundraiser for Ford.
Proceeds from yearbook sales go right back to Ford!!

Ford Elementary CCRPI Score - 95.4
GaDOE College and Career Ready Performance Index)

CCRPI is the measure used by the state that incorporates Milestones and other items in the state database.  Our score is 95.4 which is 8 points higher than last year!   

USDOE Green Strides Tour
On September 19th, the USDOE visited Ford Elementary for the Green Strides tour. Please use the links below to access a blog post and CobbEDTV coverage about the visit.

CobbCast Blog: http://cobbcast.cobbk12.org/?p=21693


Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 is the perfect set of digital tools to compliment the 4 C’s (Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking) in the classroom. In order to use these great tools with students, parental permission is required.
Office 365 Flyer
Office 365 Support Page for Parents  

The Green Schools National Network featured an article about Ford Elementary. Article: Putting the "A" in STEAM

Ford Elementary Receives STEM Certification
Ford is the first elementary school within the Cobb County School District to receive STEM certification from the state.

Ford Events

School of ExcellenceFord Elementary:
A School of Excellence
School & District Calendar
Add the Ford Elementary Calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.

Ford's Foundation Link for DonationsHelp support the Ford Foundation with an online donation.

We appreciate your support!

Cobb Digital Library and Destiny
Student Guide for Cobb Digital Library (MackinVia)
(See Mrs. Trammell or your teacher for the username and password.) 
Click here for Destiny @ Ford Elementary.

Cobb County Public Library System: Library PASS

Follow the Learning Commons on Twitter.
Tweets by @MustangsLC

Log in to Edmodo

Skills Tutor

Congratulations to Stephanie Beckett,
Ford Elementary School's 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year!

Pictured: Mrs. Beckett and Dr. Frost

Congratulations to Wendy Bell,
Ford Elementary School's 2018-2019
Classified Employee of the Year!

Pictured:  Mrs. Bell and Dr. Frost

Help Support Local Families

Help support local families who need financial assistance by donating your used cell phones and ink cartridges. Flyer

BYOD Information
BYOD Guidelines

BYOD Permission Form

Ford Elementary School Wins the Green Your Schools Competition
See the story on the Cobb Cast Blog.

Ford’s Evening in the Garden story is now airing on COBB edTV and cobbk12.org!
You can view Ford’s story on YouTube at
https://youtu.be/m6sg4Bcj8CY and on COBB edTV (Comcast channel 24 / Smyrna Charter Cable channel 182 / AT&T U-verse channel 99).
Please visit www.cobbk12.org/cobbedtv, or the main page at www.cobbk12.org, to view the programming grid for Ford’s story and many other great features about Cobb County Schools.

Congratulations to Our Spelling Bee Winners

Spelling Bee Winners

Pictured: Ishaan S. (runner-up), Dr. Frost, and Everett P. (first place)

Ford Elementary was 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.

Georgia Organics Blog
Read about the Victory Garden at Ford Elementary.

Ford Elementary was 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.