Welcome to Ford Elementary
Engage, Enrich, Empower

Patrick O'Connell, Principal 
Shay Kappel, Assistant Principal
Meghan Smith, Assistant Principal

Debra Hebert, Support and Services Administrator

Pictured: Debra Hebert, Patrick O'Connell, Shay Kappel, and
Meghan Smith

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

Cobb County School District Direction for Continuous Improvement

Congratulations and Best Wishes

Congratulations to Dr. Jami Frost on her promotion to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Leadership.

Welcome to Patrick O'Connell, our new Principal.

Congratulations to Annette Craddock and Linda Charrette on their retirement. We wish them the best!

Congratulations to Shay Kappel, our new Assistant Principal.

Congratulations to Meghan Smith, our new Assistant Principal.

Congratulations to Debra Hebert, our new Support and Services Administrator.

Important Dates and Information

8/1: First Day of School

8/9: Open House for parents of students in grades 1-5     
8/15: Fall Pictures
8/23: Chick-fil-A Spirit Night; 5:30 - 7:30 pm

8/29: Early Release
Students will be dismissed at 12:30 (Students will be home from the bus approximately 2 hours earlier than usual.) 

8/31: BINGO Night
PTSA Budget Presentation: 6:15-6:30

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

Ford Elementary 2018-19 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 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!   

Cobb Summer Reading - Homepage
Summer Reading Resources
Click this link to learn more about the following resources.

~Book Suggestions
~Cobb Digital Library: Students have access to ebooks.
~Biblionasium: Log your minutes for the Summer Reading Challenge.The Summer Reading Challenge begins May 24th.  Choose the middle box for the Cobb County School District. If prompted, enter the state of Georgia and your school.  Add books to your Biblionasium bookshelf and then log minutes in the reading log.
~Library Pass: Visit www.cobbcat.org/librarypass/faq/ for more information.
~myON: Through a partnership between Get Georgia Reading – Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and myON, all educators, librarians, students and parents in Georgia have free access to thousands of enhanced digital books available in myON through August 31, 2018.
~Capstone Interactive: free access to ebook titles, login information

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

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Skills Tutor

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

Pictured: Mrs. Beckett and Mr. O'Connell

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

Pictured:  Mrs. Bell and Mr. O'Connell

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.

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.