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

Important Dates and Information
9/10 - 9/17: Ford Foundation Annual Campaign (See details below)

9/13 - 9/18: 3rd and 5th grade IOWA assessment dates

9/14: National Anthem Day - Wear Red, White, and Blue

9/21: Foundation Friday - College Wear ($1.00)

9/24 - 9/28: Fall Break for Teachers and Students

10/4: Ford Parent Support Night, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
All Ford parents are invited to attend Parent Support Night, to learn more about various supports and services offered at Ford Elementary to serve our school community beyond the general education environment. (Flyer)

CogAT and IOWA Assessment Dates

1st and 3rd grade CogAT assessment dates: 9/5-9/7
3rd and 5th grade IOWA assessment dates: 9/13-9/18

Ford Foundation Annual Campaign

Ford Foundation Annual Campaign is Sept 10-17, 2018.  The funds raised will be used to update the Computer Lab, finance our award-winning STEM and Project Based Learning Programs, and support our teachers' attendance at innovative learning conferences and professional workshops. 

We appreciate your help! Use this link to donate. Ford Foundation Donation Page

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 School STEM Educator Tour
11/02/18 (8:30 - 11:30 am)
Ford Elementary School, a Georgia 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.
Registration Link:

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

Pictured: Mrs. Beckett and Mr. O'Connell

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.

Ford Celebrates AdvancEd STEM Certification (YouTube Video)

Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 has the perfect set of digital tools to compliment the 4 C’s (Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking) in the classroom.
Office 365 Support Page for Parents  

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.

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

Ford Foundation Donation Page


Skills Tutor

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