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and 7th grades are not taking the Science and Social
Studies sections of the tests. 8th grade takes all tests.
The test sessions vary in length, and the daily schedule will
Daily schedules will be available soon.
Wednesday, April 19th
ELA Part I
Thursday, April 20th
ELA Part 2 & 3
Friday, April 21st
Monday, April 24th
Math Part I
Tuesday, April 25th
Math Part 2
Wednesday, April 26th
Wildcat parents, please make sure you discuss how important
Milestone's testing is to your student. Please make sure they
get plenty of rest & eat a good breakfast each day during
testing. Thank you!
Let's Do Our Best on the Test!
Questions & Answers for Parents
Georgia Milestones Preparation
Wildcats! Now is the perfect time to start preparing for the
Milestone Test. Maybe you have test anxiety, or you just want to
do your very best on the test. To help you be prepared, the
following site offers students the opportunity to practice
testing online. Parents are also welcome to visit the site to
get a first-hand view of how students will be completing the
Milestone Test. The items on the test are general and organized
into three grade bands: grades 3-5, 6-8, and high school.
Content areas covered are English Language Arts, Mathematics,
Science, and Social Studies.
Take the Practice Milestone
Test to Be Prepared!
6th Grade Guide
7th Grade Guide
8th Grade Guide
Title I Parent Survey
Please Complete by May 1st
To our Families:
Cobb County School District Title I Department appreciates the
partnerships we have with our families. As the parent/guardian
of a child attending a Title I school you are an important part
of the Title I team. Your input is vital in the planning and
implementation of the family engagement program and activities
in our schools and those provided by the District. The focus of
all Title I programs is to help eligible students meet the same
high academic achievement standards expected of all children,
regardless of their socioeconomic status and background. The
following surveys are confidential and will be used to assist us
with future planning for family engagement initiatives and
A Nuestras Familias:
El Departamento de Título I del Distrito Escolar del Condado de
Cobb aprecia las alianzas que tenemos con nuestras familias.
Como padre/tutor de un estudiante asiste a una escuela Título I,
es usted una parte importante del equipo Titulo I. Su
contribución es vital en el planeo e implementación del programa
de participación de familias y actividades
en nuestras escuelas y
esas las proporcionadas por el Distrito. El foco de todos los
programas de Título I es el ayudar
a los estudiantes cumplir con los mismos estándares de alto
rendimiento académico que se espera de todos los niños,
independientemente de su nivel socioeconómico y antecedentes.
Las siguientes encuestas son confidenciales y se utilizarán para
ayudarnos con la planificación de futuros eventos e iniciativas
de participación de las familias.
Agradecemos sus comentarios y gracias por tomarse el tiempo para
completar la encuesta.
We appreciate your feedback
and thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.
Middle School Survey:
Encuesta de la escuela secundaria:
Your Input is Needed!
Title I Input Meeting Flyer
Click Here for
English and Spanish Version
Summer Reading List
Each grade level is assigned required summer reading.
Get a jump start on getting your books!
Below are the selected books for summer 2017.
These books are highly recommended,
but students may feel free to select
a novel of high interest that aligns with your specific reading
8th Grade AC
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
Adventure of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
H.I.V.E. by Mark Walden
Sherlock Holmes, The Legend Begins by Andrew Lane Young
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
7th Grade AC
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Man from the Other Side by Uri Orlev
Hunger Games by Stephanie
Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Neilsen
6th Grade AC
The Big Field by Mike Lupica
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
Behemoth by Scott Westerfield
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Ergon by Christopher Paolini
Wildcats! Enter our drawing contest!
We need a new agenda cover for 2017-2018!
Any student can participate! Create your best drawing for the
Griffin Middle School 2017-2018.
Drawings may be dropped off at the Learning Commons. We can't
wait to see what our talented artists create! Have fun!
Design Our Agenda!
Submissions are due by April 30, 2017
The Lion King, Jr.
Spring Musical Production
HAKUNA MATATA! Griffin Middle School
to present “The Lion King, Jr.” in May.
your calendars now for May 4, 5 and 6, when more than 50
talented Griffin students will bring the Disney classic, “The
Lion King, Jr.” to life in the Griffin Theatre under the
guidance of our dedicated faculty directorial team. Performances
will begin at 7:00 pm each night and discounted advance tickets
will be available for $8 in the school store and through all
cast members right after Spring Break.
Tickets at the door will be $10.
Please consider supporting our students and promoting your
business by purchasing an ad in our commemorative show program.
With three performances and up to 300 patrons each night, you’ll
get great exposure!
sizes and prices are as follows:
QUARTER PAGE: $35 (2.25” wide x 3.75” tall)
HALF PAGE: $70 (4.75” wide x 3.75” tall)
FULL PAGE: $150 (4.75” wide x 7.75” tall)
PROGRAM COVERS: $200 (5.5” wide x 8.5” tall + 1/4” bleed)
Greetings are available at $10 for 25 words or less.
Deadline to submit ads is Tuesday,
checks should be made payable to Griffin Middle School PTSA.
may be submitted as a 300 dpi JPG file, an EPS or a PDF file to
Tickets on Sale After Spring Break!
Inventure Club Wins 2nd at
State K-12 Inventure Challenge!
Peyton Bedgood and Elise Gildea Place 2nd Place in State
for "Weight Warrior"
Honorable Mention to
Malia Yost and Sophie Balzuweit
who qualified to compete at State with "H20-N-Go"
Inventure Club with Club Sponsor Faye Yost (right)
at the State K-12 Inventure Challenge.
8th Grade Dance
The 8th grade dance will be held at the
Smyrna Community Center on April 28th from 7-10 pm.
Permission slips and drop off/pick up instructions
will be sent home the week of April 10th.
Tickets will be sold at lunch the week of April 17th.
The $15 admission covers the cost of food, drinks,
DJ, and a photo booth.
Tickets will be sold at lunch the week of April 17th.
The $15 admission covers the cost of food,
drinks, DJ, and a photo booth.
If you are intersted in serving on the committee, email Kara
Gold at email@example.com.
Friday, April 28, 2017
High Achieving Students
Reading & Math Inventory Testing
Mr. Gillihan pictured with students from 6th, 7th, and 8th
grades who were high performers on the RI/MI testing this school
Students were recognized for having the highest gain in reading
and math within their grade level, as well as the highest test
score in each discipline.
We are so proud of our students!!
Please congratulate them as they are role models for their
Highest Reading Lexile Gain
6th Grade Amaya Sanchez-Martinez
7th Grade Anderson Silva
8th Grade Mercedes Ruiz
Highest Reading Lexile Score
6th Grade Navy Bingham
7th Grade Max Onsager
8th Grade Karen Palma-Jiminez
Highest Math Gain
6th Grade Marleigh Mullins
7th Grade Tristan Jensen
8th Grade Grace Blomberg
Highest Math Score
6th Grade Andrew Carson
7th Grade Ansley Bailey
8th Grade Grace Blomberg
Savannah & Tybee Island
Educational Tour 2017
Griffin Middle School will once again
be participating in the Savannah & Tybee Island Educational
Tour. The trip supports Georgia National Performance Standards
and space is limited! Please contact 8th grade social studies
teacher Jennifer King via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or for more detailed information,
including cost & travel arrangements, click on the following
Savannah & Tybee Island Trip Information
May 15-17, 2017
Students Get on Board!
Spring Break 2018
Book Your Trip Now!
Next Meeting: January 30th @ 7 PM in the Griffin Theater
to view a video about the experience and for more information
about pricing, payment options and full itinerary. Students will
experience 9 Days in Florence, Vatican City, Rome and Assisi!
Questions? Contact Tracy Santos at
Travel is coordinated through Education First International,
LTD. and the trip is chaperoned by Griffin MS staff.
Book EARLY for the Best Travel
You're the Best!
Nominate an Employee!
Have you noticed a teacher or staff member going the extra mile
to make a Greater Griffin? What better way to honor the hard
work of a teacher or staff member than by nominating him/her for
Teacher of the Month or Classified Employee of the Month! Please
click on the link(s) above to make your nomination(s).
Remember to submit a form
Teacher Nomination Form
FREE for Griffin Middle School Students
Office 365 is a collection of
services that allows students to
collaborate, edit, share, and store their schoolwork. There is
no software to download and students receive 1TB of storage in
Give Parent Consent in ParentVue Today!
It’s available for FREE to students who are
currently attending a Cobb County school. Yes! This includes
Griffin Middle School! However, students need parental consent.
Parents can give consent for students to use Office365 at school
and at home by logging into their ParentVue account. For a
ParentVue account, please contact the 6th grade principal or the
school Leadership Intern.
Teachers are taking the pathway to use Office 365 in the
so it is important for your student to have an active account
Cobb County School District.
Please review the document below for more information.
also click on this link,
Office 365 Support,
resources and informational videos.
Microsoft Office 365 Informational Flyer
Regular School Bell Schedule
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