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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 

School closed for the remainder of the year.
Please see teacher blogs for information and go to the Digital Learning link below for resources. Community Support information is also listed below.

Spring Break - April 6 - 10 - No digital learning.

School closed remainder of year 


Important Scheduling Announcement about Course Placement

Course requests for the 2020-2021 school year are now available online in ParentVue. Please read the following parent letter for more details.
Course Request Parent Letter


Community Support 

 

Food Pick Up Locations

During week two of Cobb Schools’ partnership with MUST Ministries, the District and non-profit have built a long-term solution to provide students with a 5-day supply of breakfasts and lunches at 8 school locations on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first day of the meal distributions will be Monday, March 23.

The school locations selected for the meal distributions include schools with more than 50% Free and Reduced Lunch populations. 

Cobb Schools Food Service staff will make the food as it is provided by the District and MUST volunteers will distribute to students curbside. The meals can only be served to Cobb County students under 18 years of age, and students must be physically present.  

The weekly breakfast and lunch distributions can be sustained through the rest of the 2019-2020 school year or until Cobb Schools re-opens. However, MUST needs volunteers to help by giving food donations and to sign up here to help with food distributions at schools. Please join us as we help our community in need. 

Breakfast and Lunch School Distribution Locations from 11 am – 1 pm:

·         Acworth Elementary 

·         Bryant Elementary 

·         Campbell HS 

·         Compton Elementary 

·         East Cobb Middle 

·         Garrett Middle  

·         Osborne High  

·         Riverside Intermediate 

The new school locations will replace sites where food boxes were provided this week. 

Learn more.


Acworth United Methodist and Heritage Presbyterian Church have updated their hours of operation:

    Acworth United Methodist Church will have a drive-thru food pantry on Tuesdays. 

They will be providing milk, cereal, snack bars, and lunchables. 

Drive-thru pantry will be open from 1:00 – 5:00pm on Tuesdays starting March 31.

     Acworth UMC
     4340 Collins Circle
     Acworth, GA  30101
      www.acworthumc.org

 

 Heritage Presbyterian Church has temporarily suspended their appointments in order to provide drive-up services for any in need. 

They will continue their contact-freeemergency drive-up food pantry on Wednesdays.  Families must sign-up first by completing the pre-registration form available online here.

 

Heritage Presbyterian Food Pantry will be open from 1:00 – 3:00pm on Wednesdays beginning April 1st.

Heritage Presbyterian Church

5323 Bells Ferry Road

Acworth, GA  30102

www.heritagepres.com


Digital Learning Resources

The sites on the Digital Resources page below may be used by your childs' teachers during the Digital Learning Days. Many of them may also be used for enrichment. This list will be updated as needed. Please email Taylor Wickline at taylor.wickline@cobbk12.org with questions. Thank you!

Digital Learning Tools


Coronavirus Reminder from the Public Health Department:

While schools are closed, families need to be social distancing (this includes play dates). With the amount of cases in our area, everyone should be self-monitoring for symptoms.

Please visit the following sites for more information:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

and

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/index.html

Counseling Support during Digital Learning

Palmer counselorsare available each day from 10:30-noon. Email them, and they will respond as soon as possible.

Barbara Truluck - Barbara.Truluck@cobbk12.org
Lauren Holland - Lauren.Holland@cobbk12.org

Please go to the Counseling link above for a weekly newsletter!

Suicide Prevention Resources


Free Tutoring Assistance

9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Go to TutorATL.org
And click the flyer link below for more information.

TutorATL Info


Palmer Earns Library Learning Commons Certification

Congratulations to the Palmer Middle School Learning Commons for receiving official Library Learning Commons certification! Media Specialist Taylor Wickline and Parapro Mandy Woodham were presented with a banner from Cobb County Schools at the faculty breakfast in December.


Palmer Achievements

The state of Georgia release the 2018-2019 CCRPI scores, and Palmer achieved a score of 85.9, an increase of 2.3 over last year. We also achieved a five-star School Climate rating for the fifth consecutive year!

Congratulations to our 7th and 8th Grade Math and Science teachers and students! Our scores are back from the 2018-2019 EOG and Palmer Middle School had some fantastic gains!

7th Grade Math: The 7th Grade Math EOG scores saw the 2nd greatest increase in Cobb County with students scoring at Levels 3-4 (Proficient and Distinguished).

8th Grade Math: Our students had the second greatest growth in Cobb County, scoring at Levels 3-4 (Proficient and Distinguished). Additionally, they had the 3rd highest growth in their score scale. 100% of students enrolled in Algebra & H.S. Physical Science scored Proficient or Distinguished!

8th Grade Science: Our students were 1st in the county in growth from the prior year, with students scoring at Levels 3-4 (Proficient and Distinguished). Palmer’s 8th Grade science scores have gone up over 40 points over the last 3 years - the 2nd greatest gain in the county!

Congratulations to our students and staff for their hard work!


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 named 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!


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 the Counseling Office at 404-591-5020 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

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


District/Board Calendar