Palmer Middle School

690 North Booth Road | Kennesaw, GA 30144 | 770-591-5020

Welcome to Palmer!

Home of the Palmer Panthers

Lisa Jackson, Principal

Dana Carlton, AP  |  Brad Blackman, AP  |  Glenda Canada, SSA

Conference Week is October 17-21. Students will be dismissed early at 2:15 each day.

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones, or tablet. For parents who do not have access to the Internet, please contact the school Media Specialist. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.

Access the Georgia Parent Survey by going to the link below.

Parent Interest Survey for Career Day

Please use the following link for a parent interest survey for Career Day.

Parent Survey

PSAT 8/9 Asessessment

The PSAT 8/9 Assessment will be administered to all 8th graders on Tuesday, October 18th during the school day.
Please read the letter below from Assistant Principal Brad Blackman for more informaiton.
PSAT 8/9 Parent Letter

The Scholastic Book Fair will be here during Conference Week October 17th - 21st!

Come shop a great selection of books and other fun items, just in time for the holidays!
If you would like to volunteer for short shifts on any day please visit our Book Fair homepage and click the volunteer button in the green box on the middle of the page or contact Media Specialist Taylor Wickline at
You can also shop the online fair NOW or at any time until October 26th from the comfort of home!  The books will be delivered right to your student at Palmer!
Book Fair Hours
Monday, Oct. 17 - 8:45 - 4:00
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 18 - 19th - 8:30 - 4:00
Thursday, Oct. 20 - 8:30 - 6:30 - Shop extended hours!
Friday, October 21 - 8:30 - 2:30
See you at the book fair!

Scoliosis Screenings

Scoliosis screenings will take place during Conference Week October 17 -October 21. For more information and a permission form, please click the links below.  All permission forms are due by Friday, October 14th.

Scoliosis Letter - English

Scoliosis Letter - Spanish

ELA and ESOL Learning Resources Public Review

The Cobb County School District is offering the community an opportunity to review learning resources being recommended for use in 3-12 English Language Arts and K-12 ESOL.
Click on the link for more information:

Yearbooks now on sale!

CCSD Magnet Program Information

CCSD Magnet Program applications are due in December. There are many Magnet Open Houses offered at schools this fall. Click here for information about Cobb County School District's Magnet Program, Open Houses, and applications.

An Exciting Announcement from Zoyo Yogurt!

Zoyo Yogurt will now be sold outside of the Media Center on Wednesday mornings for just $2.00! Check out more about Zoyo yogurt here!

Mrs. Jacquie Mericka-Brand, 8th-Grade Science Teacher
Cobb County School District's Middle School Teacher of the Year!

The announcement was made in person by Superindentent Ragsdale and a team of District leaders at a school faculty assembly. Congratulations Mrs. Brand on this prestigious honor! We are so proud of you!

Palmer 2015-2016 Strategic Plan End-of-Year Review

Please use the link above to access a review of the 2015-2016 goals.

Palmer MS Student Sara Makboul Announced as 3M and Discovery Education 2016 Young Scientist Challenge Finalist!

Sara is one of 10 student finalists from across America in the annual premier competition which recognizes scientific thinking and imagination in students grades 5-8 who dream up a solution to an everyday problem that ultimately could reshape the way we live our lives. Sara's invention is nano-celulose pellets that help end stormwater pollution by absorbing water runoff as it rains. Watch her submission video here! Sara's prizes include $1,000, a trip to St. Paul, MN, for the Finals, and a summer mentorship with a 3M scientist. Find out more about the 3M and Discovery Education Young Scientist Challange here! We are so proud of you, Sara!

Palmer Middle School Advanced Content Placement Criteria

Please click here for information about criteria for placement in Advanced Content classes.

AVID College Fair

Check out this CCSD video of our AVID College Fair!

Office 365 for Cobb County Students

Office 365 is free for Cobb County students! Parents may now access the agreement through ParentVue. For more information, go to the CCSD Office 365 Support Page for parents located here or use the link on the left.

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

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.

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 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!!