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Home of the G.A.T.O.R.S.!
(Giving All The Opportunity to Realize Success!)

Important Dates:
December 22 - January 2, 2017 Winter Break
January 3-4, 2017 Student Holiday
January 5, 2017 Students Return

News and Announcements

Hour of Code

Math and science students will be learning computer science basics through the Hour of Code, December 5-9, in our Media Center. Students will participate in coding activities throughout the week which will help foster their logic and problem-solving abilities. We are excited to be bringing this event to our school for the second year in a row! For more information, visit www.code.org.

Scholastic Book Fair

Join us for our Winter Book Fair in the Media Center! Help raise funds for our Media Center by shopping at the fair where we will have a large seletion of books plus specialty items from popular collections such as Harry Potter, Doctor Who and Marvel superheroes. Mark your calendars to visit our Book Fair during the dates and times below:

  • Wednesday, December 14 - Friday, December 16 from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

  • SPECIAL PARENT/TEACHER NIGHT - Wednesday, December 14 from 4:30-6:30 PM

  • Monday, December 19 - Tuesday, December 20 from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Learning Launch wiith Office Max/Depot

The Learning Launch is this Saturday, November 12th, 9 AM – Noon. Title I families are invited to come to the Office Max/Depot located on the E-W Connector next door to the Target Shopping Center. Please come out and take part in this wonderful experience.  Students will receive school incentives for returning their completion certificate.  Please see the Learning Launch Flyer for more information and use the QR codes below.

New Student Registration               UPDATED TIMES

Families who will need to enroll their students in Garrett Middle School are invited to complete the process on campus on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday's from 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Wednesday's from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday's from 9:30 am - 11:30 am 

** No Registration on Mondays, please. **

 It is extremely important to bring all necessary documents in order to complete the process.  The following links will assist you in preparing for the enrollment / registration process.  Please bring the completed forms when you come to enroll your students.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Donnella Hughes at 770-819-2466 x 223 or via email at donnella.hughes@cobbk12.org.

8th Grade Trip To ESSAY CONTEST

Parents and students, the essay contest has begun for all interested students wishing to compete for a scholarship to pay for the trip to Savannah.  The deadline for submission is December 4, 2016.  Please don't delay.  Click this link for the essay prompt.  Also, this scoring rubric should be used as a guide.  If you have any questions, you may contact Mr. Chandler via phone at extension 227 or email at john.chandler@cobbk12.org

Garrett Intramurals

August 29th - May 5th, Monday - Friday
Please drop off students between 7:40 - 8:00 AM.  Students will not be allowed to enter intramurals after 8:00 AM.  Sign-up is not necessary for students to participate.

ParentVue Login Credentials

Parents who are in need of ParentVue login credentials may come to the school and receive the document.  Please be sure to bring identification.  These are available in the main office during the school day.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Chandler via email at john.chandler@cobbk12.org.

Transportation Change Requests

In order to accommodate transportation changes, we are asking parents to fax or email the request with a copy of the guardian's ID. Transportation changes will not be received via phone call. All requests will have to be submitted in person, fax or email with the guardian's ID attached and requested transportation change. This will ensure that all of our students are safe.

Standard School Attire

Garrett Middle School requires Standard Dress Attire. We will also have Standard Student Attire for Physical Education classes. Please view our dress code by clicking the picture.

Parents, students and teachers can now show their Gator support by purchasing a school logo hoodie. Order forms are available from our bookkeeper, Shannon Hester, or print this form.

School Supply List

Please click this link to get a list of suggested school supplies.  If there are any questions or clarification is needed, please do not hesistate to contact the school.

Office 365 for Students:

Cobb County School District is pleased to offer Microsoft Office 365 to its employees and students! Parents of Cobb County Schools students have a choice of two different methods for giving consent for Office 365. Please view: Office 365 Support Page for Parents.

Student Work Permits


The GA Department of labor requires a permit for minors to be employed. Please click on the following link for more information and forms.


*Click here for our School Supply List*

CCRPI from the GaDOE

When the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) announced the College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores on December 8, district administrators noticed that specific information for calculating a portion of the score was not included in the released score for each middle school. Therefore, the middle school CCRPI scores showed an inaccurate drop across the district. The issue was immediately addressed on December 9 by the district with the GaDOE Accountability and Assessment Department and is currently being resolved.

Once the new data is incorporated into the recalculation, correct scores for CCSD middle schools will be released and published by the GaDOE at the end of January. Based on internal preliminary calculations by district administrators, the results show that the CCRPI score at every middle school, as well as the overall district score, will increase. The corrected scores will be issued by the State within the next 45 days.

Parent Visitation: School Tours

Garrett Middle School is excited to open the doors to our community for parents, both veteran residents as well as new to Austell, to visit our school and tour our amazing campus.

You will have an opportunity to see where our 6th, 7th and 8th Grade core courses are being taught as well as where our Connection classes are being held, such as Drama, Band, Chorus, Art, Physical Education, Read 180 and Math Connect.

Garrett Middle School Tours will be available each Tuesday from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.

We Believe:

  • that all students are capable of meeting or exceeding state standards in all disciplines given adequate time and instructional support.
  • that it is the shared responsibility of teachers, staff, administrators, students, parents, and the community to ensure learning and social success for all students.
  • that the collaborative efforts of our school community will enable each student to become a responsible, contributing citizen.
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Gators Of The Day

Douglass Aguire

Nicholas Grant