Palmer Middle School

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

Welcome to Palmer!

Home of the Palmer Panthers

Empowering ALL students for success!

 

Lisa Jackson, Principal

Brad Blackman, AP  |  Linda Corriveau, AP 


Fall Break - September 23-27 - No School

Palmer Fun Fest is Coming!
October 17th, 2019 (New Date)

Thank you to our Palmer Families who have helped raise over $15,000 for new computers for the school!  It has been very successful fundraiser!

 Out of an abundance of caution due to forecasted high temperatures and heat index, we are postponing our Fun Fest Event until Oct 17, 2019.  If you haven’t turned in your $35 for this event, you may still do so up to the event on October 17th.

We appreciate our volunteers who signed up to help us with this event!  Please keep an eye out for another sign-up email for the new date in October!


Palmer's Barbara Truluck
Georgia School Counselor of the Year!

At a surprise ceremony with Superintendent Chris Ragsdale, Palmer students and staff, and other CCSD staff members, Mrs. Barbara Truluck was names Georgia's 2019 Counselor of the Year! We are so honored and proud to have Mrs. Truluck's leadership at our school. Congratulations, Mrs. Truluck!


Panther Peer Empowerment is Coming!

Peer support for academic success. Help with organization, goal setting, studying, and much more.

Every other Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.

Find out more HERE!


Cobb County students have access to the Microsoft Office tools for free through Office 365.

For Help, please see the CCSD O365 Help Page with information about logging in, accessing at school and home, downloading programs to your personal computer, and more.


NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

Step 1: Complete on-line registration using the link in the red box, or go to

http://www.cobbk12.org/aboutccsd/enrollment/

Step 2: Call Stacy Nyberg at 770-591-5020 ext. 043 for an appointment to complete registration.
Appointments are M-F 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Step 3:  Bring ALL required documents to your appointment:

Please refer to the link above for a list of required documents and to help ensure that the enrollment process for your child goes as smoothly as possible.

online registration

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Sandra Robinson, 8th-Grade Social Studies!

Sandra's nominating teachers had this to say about her:

"I have never met someone who teaches and loves students with such authority and grace. She invests countless hours into making her content accessible to all students and is such an inspiring woman to work with."

"She empower students within her classroom, inspiring them to continue to push themselves outside of the class to become better citizens. She takes time to make all of her lessons meaningful and gets through to students from all races, ethnicities, and economic statuses."

"She strives to build trusting relationships with students in order to create a safe, positive, and productive learning environment. Mrs. Robinson values collaboration and willingly shares best practices."

We are so proud of you, Mrs. Robinson!

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Employee of the Year, Mrs. Jeanne Crain, Bookkeeper!

Her nominating teachers had this to say about her:

"Jeanne is always helpful, a great problem solver, and a person of integrity and trustworthiness."

"When we have budget constraints, she works with outside community members to help get items donated for teachers so that student learning can be enhanced."

"She works incredibly hard and does many of her duties behind the scenes, but they make Palmer a great place to teach, lead, and learn."

We are so proud of you, Mrs. Crain!


Palmer CCRPI Scores above District and State Average

The state of Georgia released 2017-2018 CCRPI scores for each school in the Cobb County School District on October 29th. We are proud to announce that Palmer achieved a score of 83.6 which surpassed both the district and state average. We also surpassed the district and state average in Progress which measures student academic growth. As we celebrate another year of significant success for our students, keep in mind that due to the changes in CCRPI component weights and indicators for the 5th straight year, a year-to-year comparison of CCRPI scores from 2017 to 2018 is impossible. Finally, we are proud to announce that our school achieved a Five-Star Climate Rating, the highest rating possible. Congratulations to our students and staff for their hard work!

More information about this year's score reports can be found at www.gadoe.org or www.cobbk12.org. To read Mrs. Jackson's letter to parents, please click here.


School Safety Plans

Your child's safety is of primary importance to us at Palmer Middle School.  Please read the letter from Principal Jackson here regarding emergency procedures.


6th Grade Immunizations


Once your child has turned 11 years of age, he or she is ready to receive important vaccines required before entering 7th grade.  Find more information in the letters below.

6th Grade Immunization Letter

6th Grade Immunization Letter - Spanish


Palmer Counseling Program Recognized Nationally

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is pleased to announce Palmer Middle School in Kennesaw, GA, as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP). Palmer Middle School Counselors have earned the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation. The RAMP designation, awarded for aligning with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment. Palmer Middle School will be honored at a recognition ceremony at ASCA’s annual conference in Los Angeles, Calif. on Monday, July 16, 2018, for making an exemplary commitment to comprehensive school counseling programs.


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