School Resumes Monday, September 22
(Day 2 Connections)
Congratulations to Angela Burris, our Parent Liaison at Smitha Middle School for her work in developing the School Daze Maze where parents and students competed in academically themed activities that highlighted the school curriculum. Read more about Ms. Burris’s initiative in the PIC Spotlight on our new Georgia PIC Network Blog here: http://gadoeparentengagement.edublogs.org/category/stories-of-success/pic-spotlight The Georgia Department of Education’s Parent Engagement Programhighlights the important and extraordinary work Parent Involvement Coordinators (PIC) and other parent professionals are doing across the state. Each month during the school year, a PIC is featured in the “PIC Spotlight” on our blog.
Smitha is a Title 1 Reward School…Again!
Smitha MS has earned a spot on the Georgia Department of Education Release List of 2014 Reward Schools!
Smitha Middle School was named a “High-Progress School” for the 2nd year in a row!
A “High-Progress School” in the top ten percent of title 1 schools in the state having the highest progress in performance on the College and Career Readiness Performance Index for all students over a three year period!
Way to go, Cardinals!
New Immunization Requirements for 2014-2015
The Georgia Department of Public Health has released new immunization requirements for Georgia students. In addition to the immunizations currently required, all students born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7th grade, and new entrants to Georgia schools in grades 8-12 will be required to have the Tdap (Tetnus, Diptheria and Pertussis) and meningococcal conjugate vaccines before entering school for the 2014-2015 school year.
For more information, call Cobb & Douglass Public Health at 770-514-2349 or visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.
Shauna Bristol - Teacher of the Year!
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