Welcome to Palmer Middle School
Principal: Dr. Peter R. Giles
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Dana Carlton
Assistant Principal: Dr. Rebecca Volkerding

Parent University Night Tuesday, January 13th

Palmer Academic Team Wins District Meet!!

Two academic teams from Region 4, Palmer Middle School and River Trail Middle School won the regional competition to advance into the State Academic Competition.  Both teams won first place in a crossover of two divisions of 16 Middle School teams. Competitors included Mabry Middle, Lost Mountain Middle, Griffin Middle, JJ Daniel Middle, Hightower Trail Middle, Crabapple Middle Westminster Middle, Northeastern Middle, Dawson County Middle, and Hopewell Middle. The Palmer Academic Team only dropped one round to River Trail Middle, who chose their team from 400 applicants. Palmer will now compete for state honors on January 24th.  Congratulations to team members, Zach, Laurel, Nevin, Sasamon, Neka, Harsha, Gillian, Abia, Jackson, Arun, Brigs, and Jonathan as well as coaches, Mr. Nash and Mrs. Mahre!

Congratulations VFW Patriot’s Pen Essay Winners!

Three sixth grade students won honors in the VFW Patriot’s Pen Essay contest.  Lexi Compton won 1st place and $200.00, Ivy Wanjiki won 2nd place and $150.00, and Rosie Hall won 3rd place and $100.00.  The cash prizes were awarded by the Acworth VFW Post 5308 in a celebration dinner on Tuesday, January 20th. At the same event, Palmer faculty member, Ms. Terra Mahre was award the VFW Citizenship Teacher of the Year.  Congratulations and KEEP WRITING!

Reflections County Winners!

Congratulations to the following students!


Emma Holt won Third Place in Film Production

Smarra Estes won Second Place in Dance Choreography

Douglas McCluer won First Place in the Musical Composition.

Harsha Patil won First Place in Photography

Ajane Minniefield won First Place in Photography

Sasamon Omoma won First Place in Literature

All of our First and Second Place winners will move on to the State Level!

Also, Palmer Middle School won an award for having the MOST PARTICIPANTS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL!  So Thank You to all that participated. We could not have done this without you!!  

The 2015-2016 theme will be "Let Your Imagination Fly".


Check out the new Palmer Staff Recognition Page!  Click on "staff recognition" at the far right on the main menu.



Palmer Talent Show

Tuesday, January 27th, 7 pm in the theater

Tickets on sale now at the school store, $5.00 each.



When the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) announced the College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores on December 8, district administrators noticed that specific information for calculating a portion of the score was not included in the released score for each middle school.  Therefore, the middle school CCRPI scores showed an inaccurate drop across the district.  The issue was immediately addressed on December 9 by the district with the GaDOE Accountability and Assessment Department and is currently being resolved. 


Once the new data is incorporated into the recalculation, correct scores for CCSD middle schools will be released and published by the GaDOE at the end of January.  Based on internal preliminary calculations by district administrators, the results show that the CCRPI score at every middle school, as well as the overall district score, will increase.  The corrected scores will be issued by the State within the next 45 days.

2015-16 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2015-2016 school year.  Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2015 on the District website.  For more information, please see our 2015-16 School Choice webpage.


District Direction for Continuous Improvement

AVID in the AM is held every Thursday @ 8:15 am in Room 8A4.

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2014-2015 School Supply Lists

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