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 ANNOUNCEMENTS

School Hours:

Normal school hours -
9:15 – 4:15.

Announcements:

Partners in Education:

Please join us in supporting our Parnters in Education by frequenting these establishments:

Cici's Pizza
Domino's
Horace Mann Insurance
Kelli Green Nursery
PNC Bank
Zaxby's

Spirit Nights:

Mabry Spirit Night at Zaxby's -
Join us at Zaxby's on Wednesday, August 26th at 2756 Sandy Plains from 5 - 8. Mention that you are Mabry Charger to benefit the school.

 

Bus Rules and Bus Pass:

Due to space constraints, students will not be allowed to ride a different school bus without administrative approval. Students that require a bus pass due to child care needs will fill out the bus pass form and turn it into the front office for approval. No student will be allowed to ride an alternative bus without this form. Thank you for your assistance.

Bus Pass

Immunization Requirements for 2015-2016 and Enrollment information.

The Georgia Department of Public Health has released new immunization requirements for Georgia students. In addition to the immunizations currently required, all students born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7th grade, and new entrants to Georgia schools in grades 8-12 will be required to have the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) and meningococcal conjugate vaccines before entering school for the 2014-2015 school year.

For more information, download the flyer or call Cobb & Douglas Public Health at 770-514-2349 or visit http://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.com/

Registration is July 14 from 9:00 - - 3:30. information is available below for proof of residency and registration requirements. If you have your child's test scores please bring them, this will facilitate placement. We look forward to seeing you!

Registration

College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI)

Mabry is proud to announce that it has placed at the top of scores for Cobb County Middle Schools on CCRPI and a 5 Star rating for our climate and rated the highest for middle schools in Cobb County!

Please read below for more information:

March 16, 2015 – The Georgia Department of Education today released its first School Climate Star Ratings. The 2014 ratings are based on survey results and data from the 2013-2014 school year.

School climate refers to the quality and character of school life – the “culture” of a school. A sustainable, positive school climate fosters youth development and student learning, which are essential elements for academic success, career-skill improvement and overall quality of life. The School Climate Star Rating helps determine whether a school is on the right path to school improvement.

“Research has shown us that school climate has a strong impact on student achievement,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “The data used to develop the 2014 Star Ratings proves this once again. If your school has a positive climate, it’s giving students the environment they need to learn. You’ll likely see high achievement there – or a school that’s on the right track toward high achievement.”

Each school in Georgia received a 1-5 star ratings, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate most in need of improvement. School Climate Star Ratings are an informational tool for schools, administrators, and parents; they do not affect the school’s College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score.

Interpretations of the star ratings are below; this information can also be found in the School Climate Law.

'5-star' schools ranked excellent according to the school climate index;
'4-star' schools ranked above average according to the school climate index;
'3-star' schools ranked average according to the school climate index;
'2-star' schools ranked below satisfactory according to the school climate index, or
'1-star' schools ranked unsatisfactory according to the school climate index.

School Climate Star Ratings are required by law; they also serve as a companion to the Department of Early Care and Learning’s Quality Rated program, which includes an assessment of the learning environment.

Mabry School Strategic Plan

The chart below depicts the districts plan for continuous improvement. Mabry's School Strategic Plan reflects the District goals and is aligned with this chart.

Chart

Mabry Middle School Strategic Plan

Annual notification of asbestos management plan:

This letter is to advise you that this school facility has in accordance with the mandated requirements of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) prepared an inspection report and management plan. the purpose of the inspection report and management plan is for detecting, controlling, and informing the public of any asbestos containing materials that may exist in this school facility. In the event that a building addition, renovation or response action is required at this facility, the inspection report and management plan will be revised accordingly.

This will advise you that a copy of the inspection report and management plan for this facility is available for public review in the Administrative offices of the facility during normal working hours. Copies are available, upon written request, only in completed sets at twenty-five (.25) cents per sheet.

Bus Drivers Needed

Hourly rate of pay $14.37
Apply online at http://www.ccsdbusdriver.com/
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Mabry Middle School Building Schedule

Please click the link below to see the Mabry Building schedule. Realize that this schedule can change based upon the school needs such as testing schedules and should be used as a general guideline. If you have any questions you may call Mabry at 770-928-5546.

Mabry Building Schedule

Teacher of the Year and Classified Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Mabry's Teacher of the Year for 2015

Carmen Hartnett

Classified Employee of the Year

Lawerence Rhines

We appreciate your excellence and your contribution to our great school.

Parking Lot Safety

Safety of our students is a high priority. There have been some concerns about dismissal, traffic flow and students in the upper parking lot.

Safety of our students is a high priority at Mabry Middle School. There have been some concerns about dismissal, traffic flow and students in the upper parking lot.

To insure student safety, please follow the procedures outlined below:

• Parents may park in the upper parking lot until 4:00. After this time, the upper parking lot will become a one-way, direction out only egress to ensure greater safety of students walking in the parking lot in route to their parents’ car. No other cars will be allowed in at that time.

• After 4:00, parents must proceed to the pick-up line that goes down the turn-around to pick up their students in front of the building. This increases the number of cars that can queue in the drive of the school, alleviating traffic on Jims Road.

*Please do not double park in any parking area. • Please proceed to the stop sign to pick up your student and do not load before the cross walk in front of the school. This will eliminate cars passing in the pick-up line.

• Students may only load in front of the school in the designated pick-up line. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.


Mabry Bring Your Own Device:

Please ask your student for the parent information and form for our BYOD program. Parent and student forms are due February 13th and are to be returned to the homeroom teacher. BYOD will begin after March1, 2013. Download form here: Mabry BYOD Form

Mabry Receives the designation of No Place for Hate!

Mabry Middle School is the first middle school in Cobb County to receive the designation of No Place for Hate. Anti-Defamation League's Southeast Region, presented the banner and praised Mabry's administration, faculty and students for making acceptance an everyday message at the Northeast Cobb school.

Bus Pass Policy:

Students will no longer be allowed to ride home on a different bus than assigned. This policy change is due to the high volume of riders this year. Students will be permitted to ride their assigned bus and get off at another stop provided they have a note from their parent and a pass from the office. This bus pass may be filled out if your child needs to ride the same bus, but get off at a different stop. Any other exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Cobb County Transportation Department and school administration. We appreciate your cooperation as we work to make sure all of our students arrive home safely. Bus Pass Form.

Bullying vs. Teasing:

Please visit the website Understanding Playful vs. Hurtful Teasing and Bullying Behavior" to understand the difference between bullying and playful behavior.

School Closing Updates:

For information about school closings, please go to http://www.cobbk12.org.

To receive emergency alerts: Text CCSD to 84700.

Lexiles and Reading:

Information about books and lexiles to assist your child to become a more accomplished reader is located on this page:

Curriculum Resources - Info about resources to assist your child.

Attendance Policy Change:

Please be sure to read the new attendance policies that are detailed in the following blog posting by our School Social Worker Ms. Fross.

Enrollment Information:

Visit the Cobb County District Web site for information concerning enrolling your student at Mabry Middle School.

Student Transfer Information:

Please visit the following link for Cobb County information concerning student transfers: http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers

CCSD is looking for Nurses and Bus Drivers - if you are interested please see the flyers below:

Bus Driver Information

School Nurse Information

Community Resources:

To assist our community we have included a link to county resources that you may find helpful:

http://www.cobbk12.org/familyresources

Mabry Blogs:

Parents, to access teacher blogs please click on Faculty and Staff and click on the teachers name. If you have problems downloading and printing PDF documents, make sure you have adobe Reader installed and follow these directions if you have problems printing - Click here for directions.

Be There Campaign:
Cobb County has teamed up with thirteen other metropolitan school districts to promote the Be There campaign sponsored by WSB-TV.

The purpose of this campaign is to promote parent involvement in school. Studies have shown that when you connect with your child everyday, your child benefits for life. When he or she knows you care and are concerned about education, the following occurs:

  • Achievement in school improves; students earn higher grades and test scores and enroll in higher-level programs
  • Children want to go to school
  • Courses are passes, credits earned and students are promoted to the next grade
  • Self-confidence improves

To learn more about the Be There campaign, please visit their site:

Be There

 

Congratulations Mabry Middle School for being recognized as a 2008 No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. To read more about this prestigious award please click here.




To read more about Mabry's Film Festival, click the image below.

 

 

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Merrilee Heflin, Principal
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