Awtrey Middle School

Jeff Crawford, Principal

Tonia Bailey, AP  |  Kerri Bell, AP  |  Dena Taylor, SSA  


3601 Nowlin Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 770-975-6615
FAX 770-975-6617


December 2019

2nd Annual Awtrey's Holiday Craft Fair
Craft Fair 
Our 2nd annual craft fair is over, but we would like to thank our volunteers, vendors and our corporate sponsor. See you next year!



November 2019


Digital Report Cards

We are excited to announce our move to online report cards. Starting this year, all report cards and progress reports will be distributed electronically through ParentVUE. Now that we have the online option, we will no longer print paper copies. We look forward to doing our part to save paper and maximize instructional time.

It is important that you set up a ParentVUE account in order to receive report card information. If you do not have a ParentVUE account activated, the enrolling adult will need to come to Awtrey to pick up an activation form and sign the privacy form. This account will give you access to online progress and report cards, as well as the ability to monitor grades and attendance on a daily basis. You will need to bring in a photo ID to complete the process. ParentVUE can be located by accessing the Parent tab on the Cobb County School Website. The ParentVUE app is also available for iPhone and Android phones.

Parents are not required to print progress reports/report cards because the grades in ParentVUE will accurately reflect your child’s progress at the 4 ½ week grading period. When report cards are posted, we will send out a reminder and instructions on how to view and print report cards.


August 2019


  dress code
Awtrey Middle School Dress Code


Meet & Greet

Wednesday, July 31st from 1:30-3:30

Come and get your schedule and meet your teachers. Feel free to bring your school supplies if you have them, if not you can bring them later.


School Supply List

Get ready for the upcoming school year with the School Supply Lists.


July 2019

Rising 6th Graders
and New Students

Thank you for everyone who attended, this year was our largest attendance of this special event!

If you missed the Boot Camp, here is our presentation for your to be informed and ready for this school year!

6th Grade Boot Camp

New Student Boot Camp Presentation



May 2019

Awtrey Celebrations


Awtrey CLC Learning Commons Certification

Awtrey's CLC received
Learning Commons Certification

Janice Gatewood

CCSD CTAE Middle School Teacher of the Year
Janice Gatewood

TOTY Beth Jones

Awtrey Teacher of the Year
Beth Jones

CEOTY Caryn Jackson







Awtrey Classified Employee of the Year
Caryn Jackson

VOTY Denise Botelho







Awtrey Volunteer of the Year
Denise Botelho



April 2019

Awtrey's PTSA Color Blast

Friday, April 12

4:30-7:30 PM

Celebrating and Supporting Leadership

Color Blast


The Corley Team: Keller Williams

C4 Performance
Chick-fil-A Acworth and Brookstone
Electro Painters
Kennesaw Driving School
Pell Plumbing
Sparkles Family Fun Centers
Treats So Sweet
Twisted Cycle

Depew Orthodontics
Dog House Pet Resort
Eaton  Chiropractic
The School Box - Town Center
Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt

Bert & Boo's Cookies & Cupcakes
Kennesaw Coffee Co.
Nothing Bundt Cakes


Awtrey's PTSA Color Blast

Friday, April 12

4:30-7:30 PM

Celebrating and Supporting Leadership

Color Blast

Student & Family Registration Form
AMS Color Blast Registration Form

Individual & Business Sponsor Form
AMS Color Blast Sponsor Form 2019



March 2019

Phenomenal Friday School for Cobb County!

Phenomenal Friday

Congratulations Awtrey staff for being named the Cobb County School District's Phenomenal Friday School!

January 2019

Welcome our New 7th & 8th Grade Counselor

Alie Thomas

Welcome to Alie Thomas to Awtrey Middle School! As Dr. Deane transitioned to serve students at North Cobb High School, we are excited to welcome Alie Thomas to our school community. We appreciate Dr. Deane’s service, and we are grateful he is still serving in our feeder pattern. Please join us in welcoming Ms. Thomas to Awtrey, and she is an awesome addition to our team!

New Viking Time Sessions

We will begin our new Viking Time
sessions on January 15.

and these sessions will continue for four weeks.

Teachers will review Viking Time plans with students, including updating students about choices for closed and open sessions.

For those students who will choose an open session, thank you for reviewing the options.

viking time

Please select the grade level link for available options:

Grade 8 Viking Time

Grade 7 Viking Time

Grade 6 Viking Time


We are excited about our Viking Time to support student needs as we explore different leadership opportunities!


December 2018

Thank You

Thank you to our Student Council for sponsoring our Spirit Week and Holiday Movie Night! We appreciate their leadership and also the leadership of our Awtrey team for the other special holiday events, including our Giving Tree and concert and play performances!

 Student Council Ugly Sweater


Awtrey Holiday Craft Fair

We are excited to announce that we will be having our first annual Awtrey Holiday Craft Fair on
December 1, 2018.


Awtrey Craft Fair

Next year's Holiday Craft Fair will be on December 7, 2018.

2018-19/Awtrey Craft Fair Application 2019.pdf


Giving Tree

The Awtrey Giving Tree is getting ready to bless some of our families.

If you would like your family to be considered for our Giving Tree program, please see below.  All submissions must be completed by Friday, November 23rdAll information will be kept confidential.  An Awtrey staff member will be contacting families to discuss the program.


Sparkles Spirit Night
Friday, December 7th
6:00-10:00 p.m.


Students can still receive the special price at the door, but we are also offering advance ticket sales to allow students faster access to the event. We will also be raffling off a $20 Sparkles gift card for advance ticket sales, and students can also enter another drawing in the PTSA School Store for one PBIS Viking Point on Friday morning before school on the event day. Thank you for supporting your student to enjoy time with their classmates and staff!


November 2018

Help Our Foundation and Celebrate Your Student's Birthday

For a $25 donation, you can have your student's birthday put on the Awtrey marquee to celebrate their birthday.



birthday cake

The money will go to support:
Awtrey's Leadership Initiative
Mike Sessoms Music Scholarship
Instructional Technology Purchases

Awtrey Foundation


October 2018

PTSA Reflections

The 2018-2019 Reflections theme is:
Heroes Around Me


The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Georgia PTA cultural arts competition.

The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are: Visual Arts Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production.




August 2018


Faith Richardson is an exceptional member of our special education team. She teaches 7th grade language arts, math and science. She goes above and beyond in leading teacher and extracurricular roles. Ms. Richardson is serving as Awtrey's 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year!


Mary Felts is a valuable member of the Awtrey family. She fills in multiple roles around the school from ISS to the CLC. She cares about each member of the Awtrey family, and we appriciate her and her service. She was named Awtrey's Classified Employee of the Year for 2018-2019!

Mary Felts



April 2018

Congratulations Mr. Auld

Apple for your Teacher Award Winner



March 2018

17 Days 

17 Days of Kindness

Our Student Council is issuing a challenge to the Awtrey Community, calling for 17 Days of Kindness. What does this look like? Be kind to someone who is alone or hurting, be a friend to someone who has no friends, make an effort to understand someone you may not agree with, forgive someone who has wronged you.

During this time we will recognize those that have exemplified Kindness to others.
To submit a nomination  CLICK HERE.

#17Days      #Kindness      #KindnessMatters


Congratulations to our Avid Readers

Thank you to O'Charley's in Acworth and Mr. Crawford for celebrating our Avid Readers. Who are our Avid Readers? They are staff and students who read and logged a minimum of three books a month from August through December!


Olympic Flag

Olympic Reading Challenge

Congratulations to the students and staff at Awtrey for coming in 1st place in the Olympic Reading Challege!

To see the Leaderboard visit the Olympic Reading Challenge website.

Way to READ for the GOLD!

CobbCast has a story about the Olympic Reading Challenge!