Schools will be closed Monday, December 11, 2017

All Cobb County Schools will be closed Monday, December 11, for both students and staff, due to continued power outages at multiple schools and poor travel conditions on secondary roads in the northern part of the county.

Rocky Mount Elementary School

Peggy Fleming, Principal   |   Dr. Sage Doolittle, Assistant Principal

2400 Rocky Mountain Road
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: 770-591-5050
Fax: 770-591-5041

Welcome to Rocky Mount ES

Highest-Achieving Top 7% of Georgia Schools


 

Upcoming Events



Thursday, Dec. 7--Chorus Performance and PTA meeting (6-7 pm)

Tuesday & Wednesday Dec. 19-20--Early Release Days 12:10 dismissal

Thursday, Dec. 21--Wednesday, Jan.3--Winter Holidays. No School

Tuesday, Jan. 9--Foundation Brick Sale Kickoff

Monday, Jan. 15--MLK Day: No School

Thursday, Jan. 18--International Night (6-8 PM)

Jan. 22-26: Career Week

Tuesday, Jan. 30--Newcomers Breakfast 7:30 am







Sibling Transfers

 Parents/guardians of a student who has a sibling already enrolled in a District school through an approved transfer may apply for a younger sibling to attend the same school in accordance with District Administrative Rule JBCD-R. This provision attempts to address siblings enrolled in different schools at the same time due to an approved transfer. A sibling is defined as a brother, sister, step-brother, or step-sister living in the same household and who otherwise meets the requirements for enrollment.  The application window for the 2018-2019 school year will be open from January 4, 2018 through January 31, 2018. 

 

For more information about this opportunity, and for a link to the online application, visit http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx.

 



Congrats to our Spelling Bee runner up Neel K. and
our winner Brennan C.!














The Hour of Code is coming!   During the week of December 4th, your students can experience “coding”.   Coding may be done in the lab, your classroom, or  even in the comfort of your students’ homes.   A few sites and resources for you to check out are included below.  Most of the activities are “self-directed” so headphones will be required.

YouTube Video

Hour of Code Activity

How to Guide



Yearbook Cover Competition

















Hi Rocky Mount Parents. Just a reminder...
T
he Healthy Kids Walk to the Top Project is off to a GREAT start! Our first bucket drawing was on the 8th of November and was a huge success. Some of the prizes that were picked by the winners were a Free 7 Day Pass to Lifetime Fitness Woodstock, Free Pizza from Capozzi's Pizzeria, a Day Pass for 2 Adults and 1 Kid to Brasstown Bald Rec Area in North GA and more... The next Bucket Drawing will be on December 12th on the Rocky Mount School news, at 7:50AM. All the names that didn't get drawn will remain in the buckets for the next drawing and we hope to have many, many more names added to the buckets before then, too. So, get outside with your young ones. Go hike, go ride a bike, go walk your dog around your neighborhood, just get outside and get moving! They'll love it, it's good for all of you and most of all... it's FUN!!!

Healthy Kids Walk to the Top project info can be found here.




 


Halloween at Rocky Mount




Author visit by Brian Lies
as part of CobbEMC Literacy Week




 


 Rocky Mount's new "Buddy Bench."




Congratulations!

Rocky Mount Elementary P.T.A.

named a

National P.T.A. School of Excellence for 2017-2019

 

The Rocky Mount P.T.A. was also a National P.T.A. School of Excellence for 2015-2017 so this is a back-to-back honor!

What a rare feat!!

Thank you to Katie Simmons and everyone who helps to make the P.T.A. such a valued and important part of our school community!


 

Unlocking the Potential of Tomorrow's Leaders 




Throughout the year we are planning to recognize homerooms with highest percentage of students with perfect bell-to-bell attendance each month.  Each grade level (K-5) will have a winning homeroom that is recognized in our hallways with one of our bright and colorful attendance banners.  As the winners change each month, the banners will move.  Congratulations to our August homeroom winners below! 

K - Aumann

1 - August

2 - Craig

3 - Griscti

4 - Smith

5 - Barton


STEM Night at Rocky Mount




 The Solar Eclipse at Rocky Mount
 





Family STEM Night is August 31st!

(Click for information and RSVP form)

Lassiter Class of 2024

On the last day of school, some of our former Rocky Mount students returned to walk the halls! We are so proud of them!


Rocky Mount Foundation

Rocky Mount wants to thank the Hall Family for their generous donation to our Foundation.


Staff had fun at field day playing kickball with 5th grade!


Check out CobbCast News:

Rocky Mount Elementary Students "Bus a Move" to Increase Attendance


Recycling Club

This is the second year of having a Recycling Club at Rocky Mount. The club is led by Ms. Nichols and consists of eight 5th graders: Luke A., Gage K., Aaron C., Briana G., Ian W., Saniya R., William D. and Ria K.. The club members empty all the recycling bins (about 50 around the school building) on Thursday mornings and help educate Rocky Mount about the importance of recycling. The students work diligently and with smiles on their faces. They are doing a wonderful job! 


First in Math Champion!

Congratulations to Richard Kang:  #11 in the nation in First in Math! He earned over 53,051 points this year!   His perseverance and determination led him to complete all eight skill sets and all eight bonus game levels. In addition, according to First in Math,  he achieved the distinction of solving more than nine random double digit computation problems without making a mistake in an average of nine seconds or less per problem. That skill demonstrates fluency in mental math that is equivalent of knowing 10,000 math facts!


Math Tournament

Cobb County School District held its first Intermediate Math Tournament for fourth and fifth graders on April 29th.  The tournament was held at McEachern High School.

Twenty-five elementary schools across the district participated in the event.  Each school had a team of four students and each student participated in two individual rounds and two team rounds. For each of the individual rounds the students had to independently solve five Math Olympiad problems in twenty minutes.  For the team rounds students worked collaboratively to solve five problems in ten minutes. 

At the end of the second team round Rocky Mount was tied with three other teams and had to participate in two tie-breaker rounds.  As a result of the tie-breakers, Rocky Mount ended up winning a third place trophy for their performance in the team rounds.

Representing Rocky Mount in the tournament were Richard K., Jeff M., Annabelle S., and Annika L.  Congratulations to these outstanding mathletes!


Two Students Placed in the STEMCobb LEGO Building Competition!

Cobb EMC sponsored a Lego Building Competition which was held at McClure Middle School on April 28th. The event was open to students in grades 2-12. A limited number of LEGO® builders (40 in each heat) displayed speed and accuracy for a chance to win a $100 LEGO® Gift Card.

Each entrant received a basic LEGO® set for the first level of competition. The first six builders in each heat that accurately completed the assigned set advanced to a finalist round of timed competition to win a $100 LEGO® Gift Card.

Congratulations to Parker P. and Miles B.!! Parker was awarded 3rd place for 4th grade, and Miles got 2nd place for third grade


Volunteer of the Year Nomination

Principal Gail May congratulates Katie Simmons, Rocky Mount PTA President, on her nomination for CCSD Volunteer of the Year.


Writing Fair Winner!

Rocky Mount congratulates Z. Morgan from Ms. August’s first grade class on receiving the 1st Place award in the first grade Cobb County School District Writing Fair competition!


5th Grade Science Fair 2017

For more photos of this awesome event, click HERE.


Book Fair - March 6th through 10th!


Roller Skating in P.E.

Ms. Rich and Ms. White's classes are shown enjoying roller skating in P.E., which runs for 2 weeks!


Read Across America Day

Read Across American Day was celebrated throughout the building on March 2, 2017.  Look at the students in Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. Mason’s class as they participated in this celebration of reading and literacy!!


Rocky Mount Chorus

Our Rocky Mount Chorus, under the direction of Mr. Geocaris, received all “SUPERIOR” ratings from the three judges at the Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE). The chorus was commended for their tone quality, balance & blend, 2-part harmony singing, and their stage presence. Before going on stage, Mr. Geocaris reminded the chorus that the most important thing about what they do is not judges’ score sheets, but rather the journey they take along the way:  the hard work, the lessons learned, the ways in which they grow, and most importantly that they enjoy the time they have to make music together.   Having the judges at LGPE recognize our students with a “superior” rating is a true testament to the character, work ethic, and musicality they possess. Congratulations MR. GEOCARIS and our AMAZING Rocky Mount Chorus!


Slime Time!

Mrs. Barton and Mrs. Speer promised to be slimed for the classes with bell-to-bell perfect attendance on Friday, Feb 17th. Ms. White, Mrs. Campbell and Mrs Beddard's classes were the winners!


SYNC

On January 27th and 28th, Rocky Mount's Drama Club, led by Mrs. "E", performed SYNC! Click on the picture to see the awesome trailer created by Mr. Choe, one of our RM dads!


First Grade Famous Americans Parade
 February 2, 2017

Our first graders made history today during our annual Famous Americans Parade!


Calling all 5th Graders for Science Fair 2017!


Rocky Mount received the Bronze Award!


2017 Robotics Team

Rocky Mount's robot team, Rockin' Robots, won the first place trophy for their research/presentation at the Kell Robotics Regional Competition.

Robotics Trophy #3!

In December, the Rockin' Robots competed in the Wheeler CircuitRunner FLL Regional Tournament where they won two trophies-- second place for the performance of their robot; first place for their research/presentation. They added to their collection by winning another first place trophy for their research/presentation at the Kell Robotics Super Regional Tournament. Way to go!!


PTA Reflections Ceremony

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Thirteen of our fifteen students who participated this year were honored last night with an awards ceremony.  These students took the challenge of exploring the arts using the 2016-2017 theme: What Is Your Story?

Students choose one or all of the available arts categories:

This program would not be possible without the support of our PTA, and Mrs. Petty’s leadership. Thank you!!

These students have advanced to the state level Reflections competition!  Congratulations!


Deliberate Success Pep Rally

The Lassiter Band and Cheerleaders visit Rocky Mount for a pep rally to kick off 2017. Deliberate Success!


Perfect Attendance Reward

Coach Ader and Miss Marks promised to have pies in the face for the classes with bell-to-bell perfect attendance on Wednesday, December 21st. Miss Griscti and Mrs. Einertson's classes were the winners!



Spelling Bee


Quarantine, armoire, coniferous…..and the championship word is benzene! Rocky Mount hosted our annual 4th and 5th grade Spelling Bee on Friday, December 9, 2016 and it proved to be a very exciting event. The best spellers at Rocky Mount put forth an exemplary effort for a record-breaking 18 rounds. The champion finally emerged after 2 long hours of spelling common and unusual words from around the globe. Annabelle S. from Mrs. Barton’s 4th grade class beat runner-up Eileen G. from Ms. Hammond’s 5th grade class. Congratulations to both students on this amazing accomplishment. Best of luck to Annabelle as she moves on to compete in the Cobb County School District Spelling Bee in January 2017.

 



A Special Birthday!

Rocky Mount had a very special event happen on Friday, December 16th! Our Rocky Mount family celebrated Mrs. E’s 70th birthday in great style. The milestone day began with Mrs. E’s daughter and grandchildren surprising her on WRM-TV news with gigantic ‘70’ balloons. Also, the students, staff, and parents secretly collected books to donate to MUST Ministry, which is an organization close to Mrs. E’s heart. Mrs. E was showered with love, hugs, and well wishes throughout her special birthday. Rocky Mount hopes that Mrs. E’s 70th year is filled with many blessings!



Perfect Attendance Reward

Mr. Geocaris promised to have pies in the face for the classes with bell-to-bell perfect attendance on Friday, November 18th. Grace V. from Mrs. Callahan's 3rd grade was one lucky student...

and Owen L. from Mrs. Simmons' 4th grade was another!  Thank you for being a great sport, Mr. G!


Veteran's Day Program

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Lt. Col. Bonnie Goldsmith, who served 21 years in the U.S. Army and works as Rocky Mount's Secretary, spoke to the students about the importance of Veteran’s Day and the lifestyle of servicemen and women.

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Click here for the Chorus Video
Rocky Mount Elementary honored Veterans and their families on Nov 11th with a special annual program.  Please view the COBB edTV video above.


STEM Night:

Rocky Mount STEM Night on Oct 27th was a huge success with a sold-out crowd!


Run Girls Run Banquet:

Run Girls Run held their end of season banquet on November 4th.  Their wonderful guest speakers were Jordan Gray, KSU Heptathalon winner for Track and Field, Blaine Williams, President of The Heat Track Club and Jacqui Collins, President of Cobb County Youth Track League (CCYTL.) This marks the 4th year for RGR, run by Sharon Lightstone, Rocky Mount Counselor.  In their first year, they started with 30 girls and now have 70!  They also started with 5 participants in Field Day Long Distance Runners and now have 29!!  What an awesome program we have here at Rocky Mount.  Thank you to Mrs. Lightstone and all of our wonderful staff and parent volunteers!


GA Tech Visit:

On November 2nd, six students from the Georgia Tech College of Engineering Champions Program visited our fifth grade classes.  The CoE Champions are an elite group of students from all backgrounds, cultures, and engineering majors who are passionate about giving back to the community and being ambassadors on behalf of the Georgia Tech College of Engineering. Their purpose for visiting our students was to build interest and exposure to a variety of engineering fields.  They talked about the various engineering disciplines and shared their experiences as students interested in engineering. They engaged our students in hands-on activities designed to pique their interest in math, science, and problem-solving as future engineers. The visit was a great success and enjoyed by all.


Book Fair 2016

Captain Book and Peg Leg E want to thank students, parents, volunteers and Learning Commons staff for a most successful Book Fair!


Lassiter Homecoming Parade:

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Melinda Chaney and our Classified Employee of the Year, Jo Anne Browne! They were honored in Lassiter's Homecoming Parade on September 23rd.


Student scientists in Mrs. Simmons' 4th grade class accepted the Collecting Clean Water STEM Challenge! Students were challenged to design an instrument that would collect water vapor to supply clean water to parts of the world where access to clean water is difficult!


Rocky Mount’s Career Center Week kicked off on Tuesday, and our students had the opportunity to explore a wide range of career options. Our amazing professional school counselors, Mrs. Lightstone and Miss Marks, and their team of creative and dedicated parent volunteers outdid themselves again!!! Thank you, TEAM!!

Federal Express Career Center was an exciting event at Rocky Mount! Students learned about the Transportation, Distributions and Logistics cluster by transforming into Fed Ex workers! They were able to inquire, explore, and play while using the tools and products of a real packer and shipper!


Rocky Mount Receives
2016 Georgia SHAPE Award

Rocky Mount Elementary School has been awarded the 2016 Platinum Achievement in Wellness from the Governor’s SHAPE Honor Roll. This award recognizes Rocky Mount’s dedication to creating a healthy school environment and a culture of wellness for staff, students, and community.




 


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Important Dates:

(Please refer to Google calendar at top of Home Page)


News & Announcements:

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Parents/Visitors to our school must show identification at the camera at the front door at each visit.

Children may not be dropped-off at school before 7:15am

Students not in their classrooms when the 7:45 bell rings will be marked tardy.

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Car Tags
Parents must have a car tag to pick up children in the afternoon car pool lane. Car riders will be provided with (1) car tag at no cost. Additional car tags can be purchased in the front office for $2.00. If a car does not have a car tag, the parent will have to park and come inside with identification to sign the child out. Thank you for your patience with this system to ensure greater safety of our children.

Volunteers Wanted
If you have some time to volunteer at our Welcome Desk, please sign-up with Volunteer Spot.

For school closings due to inclement weather, please access the CCSD Website and watch the local news


Reminders!!

  • If you need to change the way your child is going home in the afternoon, please send in a note with your child in the morning, or call the office before 1:45. There are NO transportation changes made after 1:45pm.
  • Lunch Schedule and prices can be found on the Lunch Menu page.
  • You can pay for ASP and lunches with a credit card through MyPaymentsPlus!

PLEASE put your child's name inside of their belongings.  Unclaimed items with no names are donated every month.


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