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

Fall Break September 26th - September 30th. School is closed. School will resume on Monday, October 3rd.

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.

Georgia Milestone End of Grade Test Scores

Students received Georgia Milestone End of Grade test scores this week. The scores were reviewed and explained in class. Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation which provides more information about the results and an explanation of scores.

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 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 to learn more!

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

Teacher of the Year Dora Brown

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!

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

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!!