Welcome To Garrett Middle School

Ms. Jackson, Principal
Ms. Sanders, 6th Grade Assistant Principal

Ms. Alvarado, 7th Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Wentz, 8th Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Chavous, Connections Assistant Principal

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

 

Important Dates:  
January 27 - Coffee & Conversation with the Principal 5:30 - 6:15 PM in the Media Center

February 2 - English Class for Parents - learn conversational English.

Additional dates for classes (same time and location):
- February 4
- February 9
- February 11
- February 16
- February 18

4:45 - 6:45 PM in Lab Room 900
February 3 - Technology Class for Parents - learn how to access school programs and other computer strategies 5:45 - 6:45 PM in Lab Room 900

News and Announcements

2015-16 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2015-2016 school year.  Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2015 on the District website.  For more information, please see our 2015-16 School Choice webpage.

Upcoming Milestone Testing Practice
Students in grades 6-8 will be taking the Practice Milestone Assessment on the following dates:
• Thursday, February 5 and Friday, February 6
• Tuesday, February 10 - Thursday, February 12

Please ensure your student(s) are present and on time to school for the days of the practice tests. 

For more information about the Georgia Milestones Assessment System, choose from the links below:
Georgia Milestone Assessment System Information
Parents Guide to New Tests in Georgia
Question and Answer Guides for Parents

Grade 6 EOG Assessment Guide
Grade 7 EOG Assessment Guide
Grade 8 EOG Assessment Guide

Grade 8 EOC Coordinate Algebra
Grade 8 Physical Science

January is National Mentoring Month 

Can you give 1 hour a week? 

Be Someone Who Matters in a young person’s life!

www.cobbmentoringmatters.org

 

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.

The Garrett Middle School Tours will be available on a monthly basis. Parents may walk-in on the following dates and designated times listed below.  Ms. Marlena-Gabrielle Alvarado, Assistant Principal, will be your tour guide.

  • January 14----10:00AM-11:00AM

  • February 18---5:00PM-6:00PM

  • March 18----10:00AM-11:00AM

  • April 15---5:00PM-6:00PM

  • May 13----10:00AM-11:00AM

South Cobb Rotary Essay Contest Now Open!

Students are encouraged to participate in the South Cobb Rotary Essay Contest.  This year's theme is “ Imagine it is the year 2024. Describe your achievements at that time, in your education and social efforts, that has contributed to your community’s improvement.”

  • All essays must be submitted to an ELA teacher by February 6, 2015.  Teachers will evaluate and select the top essays for each grade level. 

  • The Rotary Club will collect the selected essays and a panel of Rotarians will choose a first, second and third place winner. The finalists and their parents will be invited to an award luncheon at the Presbyterian Village and monetary awards will be granted. Teachers will also be recognized. The Award Presentation will be held on Feb 25, 2015.

Parent Vue
Parent Vue is active!  If you need assistance with your login and/or password, please bring a valid picture I.D. to our school's front office for help with this information.

Standard School Attire

Garrett Middle School does require Standard Dress Attire. We will also have Standard Student Attire for Physical Education classes. Please see the link to the left for additional information. 

Purchasing Information for School Logo Hoodies
Parents, students and teachers can now show their Gator support by purchasing a school logo hoodie.  Order forms are available from Mrs. Duvall, our bookkeeper, or print using the form below.

Spirit Wear Order Form and Pricing Information


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.
Garrett Calendar of Events
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Gators Of The Day

Kelly Bruce

Ariana Diaz

Shannon Lyons

Andre Radman

Shamara Smalls