Welcome to Palmer Middle School
Lisa Jackson, Principal
Dana Carlton, Asst. Principal
Brad Blackman, Asst. Principal
Glenda Canada, Support & Services Admin.


Summer Registration
Tuesday, July 12th
9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Please read important information about enrollment at Cobb County School's enrollment page so that you are prepared for your visit.

Content Acquisition Survey for Parents
To ensure that teachers have ample time to review English Language Arts (ELA) resources in Fall 2016, Cobb County Schools would like parents to complete a needs assessment survey for grades 3-12 Language Arts.
Please take a moment to complete the survey here.
This will ensure we have the best ELA content and resources available to our students and teachers as we move our district forward!


Office 365 for Cobb County Students
Office 365 is free for Cobb County students! For more information, go to the CCSD Office 365 Support Page for parents located here or use the link on the left.

Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy at Kell
Kell High School is looking for upcoming 9th graders to be part of the Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy.  The team of 9th-12th-grade students will complete a community project next school year while learning valuable leadership skills.
Interested students should apply now at the following link:
http://www.chickfilaleadershipacademy.com/apply
For more information, contact Cathy Fearing at Palmer Middle School or Kirk Cross at Kell High School.

DESTINY’S DAUGHTERS OF PROMISE

Next year we will be partnering with this group for young ladies and they will meet at Palmer once a week.  Destiny’s Daughters of Promise is grounded in leadership development and basic life skills that serve to help teen girls discover their strength, potential and leadership abilities.  The projects they do are designed to connect school learning with real-world experiences.
APPLICATIONS ARE ONLINE AT www.ddpgirls.org or can be picked up in the front office at Palmer.
For more information contact them at 770-485-5894 or Ms. Fearing at Palmer.

Check out this video to learn more!


KSU Day of Service

A huge thank you to the KSU volunteers who helped us on our Day of Service.  We couldn't have done it without you!

Palmer Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year!

Palmer Middle is proud to announce Mrs. Jacquie Mericka-Brand as its 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year!  Mrs. Mericka-Brand is the Science Department Lead and teaches 8th grade.

Mrs. Mandy Woodham is Palmer's 2016-2017 Classified Employee of the Year.  Mrs. Woodham works as the Media Center parapro.

Congratulations to both of these wonderful, hard-working ladies who always put students first!


Mrs. Woodham and Mrs. Mericka-Brand


North Cobb High School
Rising 9th Grade Parent Night
(Club and Athletic Expo)
Monday, April 11, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Main Cafe/Auditorium


Thank you Piedmont Church!

Palmer Middle School would like to thank Piedmont Church for their generous donation of an iPad Air to teacher Tina McLaughlin and Palmer's Rise unit.


 Advanced Ed Parent Survey – We Need Your Input!
Parents are encouraged to participate in the AdvancED Parent Survey.  The data from this survey will inform the school and the district about parents’ opinions about our school.  Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to AdvancED for analysis.  Individual data results will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  You may use any personal device to complete this survey.  The AdvancED Parent Survey will be open February 22 – April 29.  Please click here

Advanced Ed Student survey, click here

AdvancED, formerly SACS, is the non-profit organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems and certifies that accreditation standards are being met.


 

Palmer Academic Team Advances to GA State Semi-Finals!

The Palmer Academic Team won first place among the top two Region 2 schools, and moves on to the Georgia State Semi-Finals on January 30th. Good luck!

 

Palmer Science Teacher Winner in Cobb Tank Grant Competition!

Congratulations to teacher Tami McIntire and family, one of the prestigious winners of the Cobb Tank Grant Competition! Mrs. McIntire co-authored the idea for the project "Virtual Mentors" with her children who are also Cobb County educators!We are so proud of you, Mrs. McIntire!  Visit the Cobb Tank website at http://cobbtank.weebly.com to learn more!

 

Mrs. Dora Brown Honored at Teacher of the Year Breakfast Celebration!


Teacher of the Year Dora BrownT

Teacher of the Year Dora Brown was honored at the Teacher of the Year Breakfast Celebration and Pep Rally at Roswell Street Baptist Church.  She was cheered at the breakfast by Palmer Middle School parents, teachers, students, and community members  Congratulations Mrs. Brown!.


Kol Koi Pond and Water Garden

Palmer Middle School faculty and staff would like to thank owner Kristie Owen Lane and the staff of Kol Koi Pond and Garden for their generous dontation of time to clean and maintain our koi pond in the lobby.  Please support this locally-owned business!  http://kolkoipondandwatergarden.com/


Chorus at District Leadership and Learning

Congratulations to Palmer's Chorus!
They had the privilege of singing at the Cobb County School Disctrict's Leadership and Learning event!

The SAT and PSAT are changing!
For information about the new SAT and PSAT, click here.

Palmer Re-Validated as an
AVID National Demonstration School

Palmer Middle School officially received re-validation as the only AVID National Demonstration School in the state of Georgia!! Our AVID program met the standards for supporting the program effectiveness and student progress. The AVID program is designed to increase students’ achievement, develop skills in writing for learning, achieve success in honor classes, and become an effective learner in groups.

Congratulations to all who helped make this possible including: our AVID students, the AVID site team, the school administration, and especially our AVID site team leader Mrs. Dora Brown and our AVID instructor Mr. Vijay Koilpillai!!



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