Welcome To Garrett Middle School
Ms. Sanders, 6th
Grade Assistant Principal
7th Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Wentz, 8th
Grade Assistant Principal
Mr. Chavous, Connections Assistant Principal
Home of the G.A.T.O.R.S.!
March 10 - School Council
4:45 - 5:30 PM in the Media Center
March 10 - Coffee and Conversation with the
Principal (date has been changed from February 24)
5:30 -6:15 PM in the Media Center
News and Announcements
Cobb Alcohol Task Force Youth
Cobb Alchohol Task Force invites all middle and high school
students in Cobb County to attend a day of hands-on leadership
skill building activities and projects. Students will earn five
hours of community service for attending and a free t-shirt.
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided to students who
here to access the registration link and learn more about
this exciting event.
Georgia Online Assessment System
Students may now take practice
tests to prepare for the Georgia Milestone. Please
encourage your student to use the OAS to become ready for our
Milestone Testing Practice in February. Click
here to access the Georgia Online Assessment System.
- Username - GTID number (see your teacher for this
- Password - explore
Upcoming Georgia Milestone Assessment
Students in grades 6-8 will be
taking the Milestone Assessment in April. 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
PTSA Accepting Nominations
Middle School PTSA Executive Board is pleased to announce that
nominations for officers for the 2015-2016 school years are now
available. Nominations will begin January 26, 2015 and
will remain open until Monday, March 23, 2015. We
encourage both parents and educators to consider running for
these important positions.
submit your nomination form to the front office
The following positions are
- Membership Chairperson
- Box Top Coordinator
- Volunteer Chairperson
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
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
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
Parent Visitation: School
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Spirit Wear Order Form and Pricing Information
- 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.