Vaughan Elementary School

Dr. Shannon McGill, Principal   |   Dr. Kevin Carpenter, Asst. Principal

5950 Nichols Road
Powder Springs, GA  30127
Phone: 678-594-8298
Fax: 678-594-8300




News and Announcements


Scholastic Book Fair: October 10 - 13

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Visit the link below for for Vaughan's Book Fair page:



Rocket Blast

The 2nd Vaughan Elementary PTSA Rocket Blast Fundraiser is underway! The envelopes are due back at school on Friday, August 26th for our first Count Day!  After the money is counted, the envelopes will go back home on Friday for the last big push!  The fundraiser ends and envelopes are due on Thursday, September 1st.  We celebrate on Friday, September 2nd with a fun Obstacle Course Day!

Come out and cheer on your student as they complete their obstacles!!
8:10am- 2nd Grade
9:00am- Kindergarten
9:50am- 1st Grade
10:40am- 3rd Grade
12:10pm- 5th Grade
1:00pm- 4th Grade

Classes are competing for 3 different levels of incentives!
Level 1 – $25 per student avg in class (teacher decides reward)
Level 2 – $35 per student avg in class (teacher decides reward)
Level 3 – $50 per student avg in class- KONA ICE PARTY for all classes that reach this level!


**Please make sure that you include your student's name, grade and teacher in the Instructions to Seller box so that your student can be given credit for this donation!!**
Thank you for supporting our school!!




IOWA and CogAT Testing for Grades 1, 3 & 5


From September 13-15, 2016, students in first and third grades will take the Cognitive Abilities Test, and from September 16-21, 2016 students in third and fifth grades will take the Iowa Assessments™.

About the Iowa Assessments and Cognitive Abilities Test

The Iowa Assessments and Cognitive Abilities Test help determine how students are performing on nationwide standards. The Cognitive Abilities Test measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in three areas that closely relate to success in school; verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and nonverbal reasoning. 

How your child can prepare for test taking—and what you can do to help

A student who is well rested and well fed and has a positive attitude about testing is best prepared for testing. You can help your child do his or her best by considering these tips:

  • Make sure that your child is in school and on time on test days.
  • Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a healthy breakfast before each day of testing.
  • Remind your child that these tests are only one measure of what he or she has learned. Emphasize that you have confidence in his or her ability to do the best job possible.
  • Remind your child to listen to the directions and read each question carefully during testing. Encourage your child to ask the teacher for help if he or she does not understand the directions.




Sneak - a - Peek

 July 28th

10:00 Kindergarten Parent Orientation

11:00 - 12:00 Last Names A - L (and all kindergarten students)

12:00 - 1:00 Last Names M - Z

Postcards with teacher assignments will be mailed on July 25th.




Kindergarten/First Grade Ride Along

July 29, 2016


K-1 students along with their parents are invited to ride the bus on Friday morning, July 29, 2016, as a practice run prior to the first day of school which is Monday, August 1, 2016. Buses will run at regular scheduled morning pick up times and parents/students should be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes early. Check for your bus route information. Due to limited space, we ask that you limit the number of additional family members riding. Only school-age children are allowed to ride as our regular buses are not equipped with car seats. The bus will follow the planned route to school, then return back to the bus stop. If a school has a planned Sneak-a-Peek upon arrival, the driver will deliver the families back home upon completion of the event.

Attention Parents of Children That are 8 Years Old and Younger

A yellow tag will be issued to your student, please attach to his/her book bag.  This tag will assist Transportation Staff to quickly identify that your student is 8 years old or younger, which provides another safety net for proper delivery of your child. The yellow tag must remain on the book bag on the top strap and visible to the driver at all times. Do not write or remove the tag for safety purposes.

Water Allowed August and September For All Students

Due to extreme heat, during the months of August and September, ALL students may bring water in containers with a screw on lid to drink on the bus. This will serve as an extra precaution for hydration.

If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department at 678-594-8000, or email your transportation area supervisor whose email can be found on the Transportation website.



2016-2017 Supply Lists





First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade



2016-17 CCSD School Bus Routes Ready


Bus Routes for the new school year are now available. Bus Runs and Maps will be posted at the local school for review prior to the first day of school. 

Click here to view bus routes.



At Vaughan, we believe reading and using math is essential to student success in school. We know that working on these skills over the summer helps students to retain information learned over the school year. In order to help your child with this, we have provided the information below to assist you.


All students will receive a postcard with information about a new student resource, Cobb Summer Link. Cobb Summer Link incorporates both digital and print resources to extend learning opportunities to families of K-5 students through the summer. Summer Link focuses on math learning guides for each grade level and independent reading learning guides specific to students’ current reading levels.

Families can access digital resources associated with the math and literacy learning guides through the Summer Link webpage:  

Summer Reading:  Students can participate in Cobb's summer reading program through Scholastic.  Information was sent home with all students in May.  Click here for more information.



Spotlight on STEM at Vaughan  






Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year,

Nancy Gospodareck, and

Classified Employee of the Year, Susan Belvo!





Click here to read full story.












Kindergarten and New 1st Grade Registration


March 30, 2016, from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. There is NO afternoon registration time. 

The Cobb County School District will be registering all new kindergarten students and students new to first grade for the upcoming 2016-17 school year on March 30, 2016, at all Cobb County elementary schools from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. There is NO afternoon registration time. Georgia law requires that kindergarten students be five years old on or before September 1, 2016. First grade students must be six years old on or before September 1, 2016, to be registered. For more info about registration requirements, please visit the Enrollment webpage at

To find out what school your child will attend, check the CCSD Bus Routes site at





Georgia Milestones Assessment

Students in grades 3 - 5 will participate in the Georgia Milestones statewide assessment on April 13 - 22. The Georgia Milestones Assessment is a comprehensive summative assessment pro​gram spanning grades 3 through high school.  Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Please visit the Georgia Department of Education website for more information about the Georgia Milestones assessment. Below you will find links to resources for students and parents.

Georgia Milestones Parent and Student Resources:

Georgia Milestones FAQs

Study/Resource Guides for Students and Parents



Scholastic Book Fair  

March 7 - 11, 2016

Click HERE for details!



Rally Week at Vaughan!



Vaughan Elementary raised over $12,000 for the Rally Foundation during the 2016 4 Quarters 4 Research Rally week! Thank you to our supportive families and community partners for your generous donations!




Georgia Milestones Results

Vaughan students performed well on the first administration of the  Georgia Milestones statewide assessment. Vaughan students performed higher than the school district and state at all grade levels and in all subject areas. On average, Vaughan's scale score was 17 points higher than the school district and 23 points higher than the state. Vaughan students performed particularly strong in English Language Arts (ELA). Vaughan exceeded the school district average scale score for ELA by 19 points and the state average scale score by 33 points. Individual student results will be sent home once we receive them.


Click here for more information about Vaughan's GA Milestones Results


Click here for more information about Georgia Milestones




Click here to see what's happening in STEM!


The Vaughan Elementary Foundation has collected over $5,000.00 in donations to support our STEM initiative. Thank you for your generous donations!






PTSA Volunteers needed!

Check out the PTSA page for more info.

Be sure to "LIKE" our PTSA facebook page to keep up with the latest news!

Important Dates

Sept. 23 Spirit Day- Fav. Team
Sept. 26 - 30 Fall Break
Oct. 17 - 21 Conference Week

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Our Mission


Our Vision

Providing a positive place for learning where students Synergize, Optimize, and Analyze to Realize their full potential


Established in 1996 and bearing the name of State Representative John "Jack" Dixon Vaughan, Jr., this institution has taken on its namesake's strong commitment to education, mirroring his aspirations for excellence in learning among young Cobb County students.