Welcome to Hayes Elementary:
A “Leader in Me” School!

-- Our Vision --

Working Together to Ensure Success for All

-- Our Mission --

 Developing Future Leaders to Impact

Community and Global Change

News and Announcements

Weather Alert For  Parents & Students

The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are calling for very cold temperatures with even colder wind-chills for the week of Nov. 17-21. All students, but especially those who ride the school bus, should consider dressing warmly with gloves, head-covering, and multi-layered clothing to protect against the cold. All Cobb County school bus drivers will report to work 30 minutes early to start their buses and make sure morning pickup remains on schedule.

Fifth Grade Fundraiser

The weather is getting colder.  Warm up by purchasing a school sweatshirt and sweatpants.  All proceeds go towards fifth grade's end of the year activities.  Go Mustangs!

Please click the link below for more information.  The deadline for ordering is December 3rd.

Spiritwear order form.pdf

Leader In Me

At Hayes Elementary, our Leadership Program provides students with tools to develop into leaders who will impact community and global change! The Leader in Me is a schoolwide process that develops staff and students as leaders and thereby transforms the culture and performance of the school. We seamlessly integrate leadership development into daily curriculum, activities and systems to create a culture where every student is encouraged to set and achieve meaningful goals, be a positive influence on others, and use his or her individual gifts to better the world. Be a part of the GREAT that happens here at Hayes Elementary School!

Parent Survey

Parent Portal-Parent Survey

Greetings Hayes Parents!  We are in the process of creating a Parent Portal to provide you with a plethora of resources with one simple click.  In order to create the Parent Portal, we are asking that you complete this brief survey so that we can address your needs and desires while completing the final workings of the portal.  We thank you for your continued support and are committed to our mantra Hayes On A Mission which includes student achievement and building a community that includes our stakeholders and parents.  We are Partners in the Education of our children

Parent Survey Link

Walton Parent Math Night

What a great turnout we had for our Walton Ridenour “Parent Math Night”!  Thank you to Walton for hosting us and allowing us to connect with our parents.  Our parents left with some great activities, resources and knowledge about the content that their child is learning.  We couldn’t have asked for a better event!

Dear Parents,

Last month we learned about Habit #1 Be Proactive and how to take control of YOU! During the month of November, we are learning about Habit #2 Begin With the End in Mind – “Know What You Want”

Habit # 2, Begin With the End in Mind, this workshop will inspire you and remind you on how to have a plan.

What? The 7 Habits of Successful Families - Habit #2 Begin With the End in Mind

When? Thursday, November 13 @10 – 11 a.m.  or

               Wednesday, November 19 @9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Where? The Parent Resource Center

We had a wonderful group of parents attend the October workshop. Remember parents, this is for you to become familiar with the 7 Habits.

Please e-mail me if you are interested in attending the workshop.

Thank you,

Pamela Stone

Parent Liaison


Results for Reflections 2014-15

“The world would be a better place if...”


5th Grade, Jessica Chu
Winner, Literature       


5th Grade, Gabe Wanek

 Winner, Literature, Visual Arts, Photography


4th Grade, Madelynn Pleinis

 Winner, Literature   


4th Grade, Becky Matuszek

Winner, Visual Arts


3rd Grade, Andrew Wanek

Winner, Literature, Visual Arts, Photography


2nd Grade, Hannah Price

Winner, Visual Arts


2nd Grade, Summer Mathis

Winner, Visual Arts


2nd Grade, Brook Mathis

Honorable Mention, Visual Arts


Kindergarten, Sean Bracero-Borders   

Winner, Visual Arts


KindergartenLondon Howell            

Winner, Visual Arts


Congratulations to all the participants and to the winners who will move on to the next level of judging at the Tom Mathis Sr. Council PTA level.

Parent Engagement Month ​

This year, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has kicked off Parent Engagement Month with a campaign for Title I schools and parents to renew their commitment to work together and improve the learning opportunities for students at school and at home. The I CAN Play a Role Campaign was launched with a celebration at the state capitol on Monday, October 20th with the First Lady of Georgia, the State School Superintendent and various state leaders and agencies. A summary video of this celebration will be available online by the end of October. This campaign is an engaging way for everyone to come together around the common purpose of improving student achievement. To participate in the campaign and support their child’s school, parents can select 15 different I CAN Play a Role pledge cards (in English and Spanish) to get involved in their child’s education. Parent involvement is not one size fits all. Meaningful parent involvement allows parents to use their time and talents to support their child and the school through individualized opportunities. These pledge cards provide schools and community groups with various ideas to encourage parent engagement.

In addition to the I CAN Play a Role Campaign materials, you also have access to many of our Parent Engagement Month Get the Facts, Get Connected, Get Involved Resources (many in English and Spanish). All these resources can be accessed on the 2014 Parent Engagement Month website http://www.gadoe.org

Mustang Leadership Academy

 ​Calling all 4th and 5th Grade BOYS!   

The Mustang Leadership Academy is now accepting applications.

Contact Mrs. Walker-Duncan for details.

Hayes’ Thanksgiving Food Drive

Thank you for all of your donations. 

Your genorisity is greatly appreciated.

Yankee Candle Fundraisers

The Yankee Candle Fundraiser Items will be ready for pick up on Monday, November 17 and Tuesday, November 18.


PTSA will be in Mrs. Walker-Duncan’s room (on the 300 hall) on the following days and times for distribution.   


Monday, November 17th-  7:15 AM – 8:30 AM or 2:45 PM to 5:00 PM


Tuesday, November 18th-  7:15 AM- 8:30 AM or 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM 

Childrens Health Care of Atlanta- Strong 4 Life Pep Rally

All Hayes’ students attended an awesome pep rally! Be sure to ask your student what they learned!

 -Drink Water  -Eat Fruits and Vegetables  -Limit Screen Time  -Be Active


Fall Festival

Thank you to everybody who came out for the Sanctuary Fall Festival on Saturday.  A special thank you to Sanctuary Church for their time, commitment and dedication to our staff and students.   We’d like to thank all of our Partners in Education who helped to make this event possible: Eaton Chiropractic, Maximized Living, The Think Melissa Real estate team, Metropolitan Dental Associates, Lost Mountain Golden Kiwanis Club, Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta and On the Border.  It was a beautiful day with many great memories created!


Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Hispanic Heritage Month

Fire Lane

Fire Lane Parking

The Fire Marshall will ticket and/or tow cars that are parked in the fire lane. Please be aware.

Lost and Found

Please check our lost and found if your child is missing something.  If these items are not claimed, Hayes will donate them.


Would you like Volunteer at Hayes? 

If you are interested in volunteering at Hayes Elementary School this year, please contact Ms. Stone and let her know what days and times are convenient for you. Feel free to email at Pamela.Stone@cobbk12.org. 

We appreciate all of our volunteers and realize that we could not accomplish everything we do, without your help. 

Every volunteer will need to sign off on a Cobb County form in reference to volunteering. Please feel free to look at the link listed below, before coming in to volunteer. We hope to see you soon! 

Mandated Reporting link: 


Hayes Watch D.O.G.S.:

 Below is a link to the National Watch D.O.G.S site so you can learn more about the program.  http://www.fathers.com/watchdogs/ and  "watchdogbradley@yahoo.com" is the account created as a central e-mail address to be able to send and receive correspondence. We look forward to establishing a great group of Watch D.O.G.S. for the 2014-2015 school year!

Bleasdale Family

Barnett Family



Message from PTSA

Please "like" the Hayes Elementary PTSA facebook page for information and reminders about school events! If you have something you would like to share please contact Nicole Burt at nicoleburt06@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce our
Teacher of the Year !

Renya Barden
Second Grade Teacher

She is wonderful in a million ways! Hayes is excited to have such a dedicated teacher at our school!

Congratulations to our
Classified Employee of the Year
("CEOTY") for 2014-2015!

Patti Sheevy
Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Mrs. Sheevy has been part of the Kindergarten team for many years. We are fortunate to have her as a member of the Hayes family.

Read to Lead Flyer.docx

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Hayes Elementary has been identified as a Focus school according to the definition contained in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver granted to the State of Georgia in February of 2012. Hayes’ Focus school designation is due to an achievement gap between student groups identified from 2010-2011 school data. Focus schools must offer a Flexible Learning Program (FLP) designed to increase academic achievement. The Hayes Elementary FLP program addresses the subject of math. The FLP program will provide afterschool tutoring on Mondays and Thursdays to identified 3rd grade through 5th grade students. The FLP program will provide tutoring to Kindergarten, 1stgrade, and 2nd grade students twice a week during the student’s specials schedule. All of the instruction will be conducted by certified teachers. If you have more questions about the Flexible Learning Program or the ESEA waiver please click on the link below or contact Denise Walker at Hayes Elementary.