Shea Thomas, Principal | Ashley Campoli, AP | Cissi Kale, AP

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Greener Summer Hours:

Monday, June 2nd- Friday, July 28th schools will be closed on Fridays.  To conserve energy and taxpayer dollars Cobb county School will adopt a 4-day summer schedule.

Welcome Mrs. Thomas, Kemp Principal

The Kemp family would like to formally welcome our new principal, Mrs. Shea Thomas!! Mrs. Thomas is currently the principal at Baker Elementary, but will begin her tenure at Kemp beginning 7/21.   Some of you may remember that she was the assistant principal at Kemp a few years ago, so she is excited to return home.

Click below to read Mrs. Thomas' welcome letter.

Mrs. Thomas Welcome Letter

2014-2015 Summer Information

We hope you are having a great summer.  We know it is full of fun, but we also hope you are READING and working on MATH.  Click on the link below for your summer reading assignments, as well as the Kemp Essential Skills for each grade level.  The SUPPLY LISTS for next year are posted as well. 

Summer Reading and 2014-2015 Supply Lists

Meet and Greet

Join us on Thursday, July 31st for Meet and Greet.  You can bring your child and meet your new teacher and classmates.  The times are below.

8:30-Kindergarten PARENTS ONLY
9:00-5th Grade students and parents
10:00-1st & 2nd students and parents
11:00-Kindergarten students and parents
12:00-3rd & 4th students and parents

**Class lists will be posted on the website at 3:00 on Wednesday, July 30th.  We will send a username and password to all students prior to that day.

**August 1st-Kindergarten and 1st grade students can participate in a bus ride along to see your bus routes.  Go to the Cobb home page to find out more information.

Green School Day Photos


The ALP teachers did a great job planning this amazing day with their students.  The kids planned projects around the topic of sustainability and farm to table initiatives.  We are so proud of the work they did.  The entire school spent the day outside learning about this inititative.  Big thanks to Mrs. Groeneveld, Mrs. Dorsey and Mrs. Dickinson.

Boosterthon Fun


Hillgrove Basketball Camp-Registration Now

The Hillgrove Basketball Staff would like to announce its 8th Annual Summer Basketball Camp. We will have a Full Day Fundamentals Camp June 2nd - June 5th.  Details regarding camp ages, camp times, and registration due dates can be found at

Career Day


Kemp Teacher of the Year-Karen Phillips!

We are so excited to announce our Kemp Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015!  Mrs. Phillips is an amazing teacher who has touched the lives of so many children.  We are so proud to call her a Kemp Cougar!

CRCT Re-Test for Grades 3 and 5

CRCT Retest Information.pdf

Please read the letter above regarding re-testing for CRCT in grades 3rd through 5th.  In 3rd grade this only pertains to Reading and in 5th grade this only pertains to Reading and Math tests.

Career on Wheels


Students in grades K-2 enjoyed learning about all the different careers they can be when they grow up!  This event was so much fun and the kids enjoyed a great day planned by Mrs. Briggs, Mrs. Stevens, and Mrs. Brauninger.  Thank you to our wonderful counselors for organizing!

Boosterthon is Underway!

Click on the link below to support our Boosterthon!  We are raising money to continue paying for our STEM (science) lab teacher.  Please consider donating to support our school!

Kemp Student Featured on 11Alive-Jordan Piper

Our book drive for Better World Books was such a success that we were featured on 11 Alive News.  Click on the link below to see the story.

Hillgrove Hawks Jr. Cross Country Team

Rising 6th-8th boys and girls - registration is now open for the Fall 2014 Jr. Hawks Cross Country team.  Please e-mail for further information.

2nd Grade ALP Plants the Herb Garden

Andrew wins runner up in County Writing Fair!

Andrew Cassidy from Mrs. Brown's class won 1st runner up in the Cobb County Writing Fair.  We are so proud of Andrew and his teacher for their amazing work. 

Clean Air Campaign Winner!-Madison Ligozio

Madison Ligozio from Mrs. Surrency’s 5th grade was presented with an Honorable Mention Award from Clean Air Campaign’s Gretchen Gigley.  Madison’s comic strip was one of almost 1500 entries in the Clean Air Campaign “Young Lungs At Work” art contest.  Her comic strip can be seen on the Clean Air Campaign website, click below to access the site.
Clean Air Campaign

Kemp Supports Autism Awareness!

Kemp staff and students supported Autism by selling t-shirts as a fundraiser for Autism Speaks.  We also educated our students about what autism is by showing videos on the morning news.  We appreciate all the work from Mrs. Ali Cobb for coordinating this event!

Move It In March-Great Success


Check out our amazing Move It In March in the slideshow above.  Big thanks to Sherry Johnson for coordinating and getting us moving!

Spring Break Study Island Challenge

Over the break, we are having a Spring Break Study Island Challenge.  Each grade level has been assigned a math AND language arts challenge.  These do not have to be completed in one day, but can be saved each time until finished, just use the SAVE FOR LATER bar in the left margin of the Challenge!   

These are not mandatory, but a prize is being offered to the class that has the highest percentage of completion. Also, each child will be given a homework pass if they complete all the activities.  If you have any problems with Study Island itself, please email Paige Harbuck.  She will be able to let you know your child’s username and password in case they don’t know it, or have forgotten it.  Mrs. Harbuck will be checking her email at least once daily, so she should respond to you within 24 hours.  Her email is .

Study Island Login

Substitute Teacher Job Fair

The School District will host TWO Substitute Job Fairs on Tuesday 4/22/14 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.  For applicants interested in substituting for the North Area Schools (North of Powder Springs including North Marietta, East Cobb, Kennesaw and Acworth) the job fair will be held at Piedmont Baptist Church located at 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta, 30066.  For applicants interested in substituting for the South Area Schools (Includes Smyrna, Powder Springs, Austell, and Mableton—South Marietta area), the job fair will be held at Skyview Elementary School located at 5805 Dunn Road, Mableton, 30126. To attend applicants must complete the following REQUIREMENTS:

1-RSVP by sending an email to EITHER  OR You can only RSVP to one fair and this should be the geographic area you plan to work as a substitute. You must RSVP by 4/15/14.

2-Bring a resume with you to the fair detailing all of your work and educational experience.

3-Be prepared to briefly meet with an Administrator.

We appreciate your interest in positively impacting our Cobb County students and teachers!  We look forward to meeting you at the job fair.

CRCT Study Guides

As we approach the CRCT, the state has issued CRCT study guides.  Click on the links below to access the study guides for each grade level.  Also listed are the content descriptors for each subject area.

Study Guides 
3rd Grade Study Guide
4th Grade Study Guide
5th Grade Study Guide

Content Descriptors
Language Arts
Social Studies
Content Weights

Board Member Appreciation-Brad Wheeler

Kemp is so thankful for our supportive board member, Brad Wheeler.  Check out the fun candy gram we left for him to show our appreciation!

Writing Fair Winners

The teachers in K-5th grades submitted student work to the school wide writing fair. We were very excited to announce the grade level winners. These students' work will be submitted to the county level contest. Good Luck to all the winners! Check out their photos in the playlist above!

K-Ella, Mrs. Wood
1-Andrew, Mrs. Brown
2-Sophia, Mrs. Wadsworth
3-Logan, Mrs. Okraski
4-Anthony, Mrs. Harris
5-Amy, Mrs. Soley

Reflections State Winner!

Congratulations to Victoria Landa for placing at the State Level at the Reflections contest! We are so proud of her!

Book Fair Fiesta~March 14-March 21

Nacho Ordinary Book Fair
Fiesta Family Night-March 18 6-8 pm
Biscuits and Books-March 19 7:15-8:00 am
Grand Person Day-March 20, 2:30-5:00 pm
Book Fair Hours-
Friday, March 14-Friday, March 21, 7:30am-5:00pm

Move It In March


  • Walk the Track-We want parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends to join us for an afternoon walk on our beautiful track. Kids must have parent’s permission to participate. Time 2:30pm until 3:30 pm. We need parent volunteers. In the event of rain, this event will be rescheduled for another day.
  • March 20th Family Fun & Fitness Night-Let’s MOVE Kemp!!!! Parents and students you’re invited to come and take part in an evening of health and wellness related activities. We have a variety of vendors and speakers participating. Yoga demonstrations, Zumba demonstrations, kickball and dancing are included in the fun. We’ll have door prizes, raffles and lots of great give away items. (Time 6:00pm until 8:00pm)
  • March 28th Sports Day-The students can wear their sports gear, favorite team jersey of Kemp spirit wear. No helmets, bats or sticks allowed.
  • March 27th & March 28th Zumba Kids-(7:15am to 7:30am) Our Kemp students can jumpstart their day with a Zumba Kids session. Kids need parental permission to participate.

Kindergarten Registration Information

We will have a Kindergarten Orientation on May 6 from 8:30-10:30 am. Please bring your child to the orientation with you. Click here to view the flyer.

Kemp Yearbook 2013-2014

ORDER NOW! Kemp Yearbook Order your yearbook today to make your memories last a lifetime! Remember another great year at KEMP ELEMENTARY and reserve your copy today. Please use this link to print your order form.

Advanced Learning PowerPoints

If you are interested in the Advanced Learning Program (Target), please view the presentations below.

Kemp Videos & Media
Click on the PLAYLIST link above to see pictures from different events at Kemp.

Kemp Calendar