Welcome to Ford Elementary
25 Years of Excellence

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

“Greening” STEM… "It’s In Your Nature”
A PowerPoint Presentation of our STEM journey.

Vision: Create a Community with a Passion for Learning
Mission: Achieve Excellence and Provide a Strong Foundation in Education and Character

STEM Educator Tour of
Ford Elementary School
May 12th, 2017
Click here to schedule your visit.
Please sign up if you plan to attend.

Ford Elementary School, a Georgia STEM Certified School and AdvancED STEM Certified School, will be offering an informational session and tour of our campus to educators.  Participation is limited to 30 educators with a maximum of four from each school.

Cobb County School District Direction for Continuous Improvement

2017-18 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2017 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2017-18 School Choice webpage. Deadline for applying is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
The web address for the link is: http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx

Important Dates and Information

4/13: Yogli Mogli Spirit Night, 2:30-8:00
4/14: Foundation Friday Crazy Hair/Hat Day
4/18: Zaxby's Night, 5:00-10:00
4/19 - 4/27: Georgia Milestones EOG Testing; See Schedule Below
4/22: Ford Elementary's 2017 Community Service Day, Earth Day in the Gardens, 8:30-12:00, Flyer
4/28: Ford’s Relay for Life “Penny War” begins on Friday, April 28th.
5/1: Kindergarten Tour, 8:15-9:15 a.m., Invitation and RSVP Information
5/2: Evening in the Garden, 5:30-7:30 (Rain Date: Thursday, May 4th). Website
5/3: News Team Application: Applications are due by Wednesday, May 3rd at 8:00.
5/15: Swinging for STEM, Registration and More Information

Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade (EOG) Testing Schedule and Information

 Parent Letter with Testing Strategies and Tips

4/19: Language Arts Section 1; Grades 3, 4, and 5
4/20: Language Arts Section 2; Grades 3, 4, and 5
4/21: Language Arts Section 3; Grades 3, 4, and 5
4/24: Math Section 1; Grades 3, 4, and 5
4/25: Math Section 2; Grades 3, 4, and 5
4/26: Science; 5th Grade
4/27: Social Studies; 5th Grade
Remember to eat a good breakfast and be on time to school.  

Ford Foundation Meeting Dates

(All meetings at this time are scheduled for 7:30 a.m.)
Tuesday, April 18th

Ford Elementary 2016-17 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)

Congratulations to Maria Hunt,
Ford Elementary School's 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year!

Teacher of the Year
Pictured: Dr. Frost and Ms. Hunt

Congratulations to Amany Demian,
Ford Elementary School's 2017-2018
Classified Employee of the Year!

Pictured: Mrs. Demian and Dr. Frost

Congratulations to our State-Level Reflections Winners!

State Reflections

Swinging for STEM 2017
Date: 5/15/17
Location: Brookstone Golf and Country Club

Registration and More Information

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


YEARBOOK Information
How to order: 1. Sign into your account on 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 - check out and pay; 6. Please write down your order number for future reference.

Ford Elementary School Foundation’s Big Head Race
The Ford Foundation Annual Campaign funds supplies for the STEM lab, project-based learning projects, teacher grants, and new technology for the Learning Commons. Classes raced to the finish line to see who could collect the most money for Ford. Due to the support and generosity of Ford families and our community, Ford raised over $35,000! Since our school goal was met, students were treated to an Extreme Recess which included inflatables, bounce houses, and an obstacle course. Ford’s staff appreciates the donations which keep Ford moving forward.

Congratulations to Our 2016 - 2017 Spelling Bee Winners

Spelling Bee

Pictured: Taylor (Winner), Dr. Frost, and Ashlyn (Runner-up)

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
Student Guide for Cobb Digital Library (MackinVia)
(See Mrs. Trammell or your teacher for the username and password.) 

Follow the Learning Commons on Twitter.
Tweets by @MustangsLC

Use your Destiny username and password to access your FollettShelf account.
Click here for Destiny @ Ford Elementary.

Log in to Edmodo

Skills Tutor

Microsoft Office 365
Office 365 is a collection of services that allows you to collaborate, edit, share, and store your schoolwork. It’s available for FREE to students who are currently attending a Cobb school.
Click here to learn more about Office 365. Video Presentation About Office 365

Parental Consent Process Videos
Click Here for the CCSD Office 365 Parent/Student Support Page. This page includes videos on the two ways in which parental consent can be provided. Consent via Email   {Video on how parents can give consent via an email message from CCSD}Consent via Synergy ParentVUE     {Video on how parents can give consent via Synergy ParentVue}
Email Jane Swanson, if you did not receive an email about Office 365 for Students.

New Furniture and Technology in the Learning Commons (Media Center)

New tables and Node chairs

Our media center has been 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 new tables, chairs, and custom seating. The tables have casters, so students can easily move them. The custom seating is part of the collaboration center. Ford's Foundation funded this project.
Every year, the fifth-grade class has a legacy project. Last year’s fifth grade class bought a mobile bookcase, table, and glass boards (signs) for our learning commons. The furniture and boards will be delivered in October. Thank you for your support!
We appreciate our parents, members of the Foundation, and PTSA for their support.

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.

The Fourth Graders at Ford Elementary Won First Place in the Green Your School Statewide Competition!
Green YOUR School is a statewide competition designed for all students in Georgia, and serves to set them on a path of discovery about high performance, healthy buildings, which includes the land around the buildings. While learning about sustainability, they will discover how to identify hidden opportunities in their schools, how to create sustainable programs and the many career opportunities available in the green building profession. 

The fourth graders at Ford Elementary have won first place with their amazing habitat restoration projects. The judges that reviewed the projects were amazed by what the students had learned and the passion they have for making a difference. A check for $200 will be sent to the school shortly and their project will be displayed at the Recognition Day in 2017.

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

Help Support Local Families
Help support local families who need financial assistance by donating your used cell phone and ink cartridges. Flyer

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 Information
BYOD Guidelines

BYOD Permission Form

Ford Welcomes Our Newest Partner in Education:
David Kessler from Atlantis Hydroponics

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.