Campbell Middle School sixth graders "roll" into their first day of middle school!
New School Year Under Way
The 2011-12 school year began on a clear, mild morning Aug. 15, as Cobb welcomed back 105,269 students at our 114 schools. Several newly-constructed facilities opened for the first time, including the new East Side Elementary and two ninth grade centers at North Cobb and South Cobb high schools. Ongoing construction projects at a number of schools posed some logistical challenges, but staff and students settled in and focused quickly on learning.
Click here to view images from the first days of school on the CobbCast news blog.
Thanks to all of Cobb's students, parents, teachers and staff members for an excellent start to a new year of learning and student achievement.
Teachers of the Year Announced For Each Academic Level
Cobb TOTYs Richard McKee, Dawn Castleberry & Coy Dunn
The District named its 2011-12 Teachers of the Year for each academic level, one of which will receive the district-wide honor. This year's honorees are Richard McKee of Acworth Intermediate School, Dawn Castleberry of Lovinggood Middle School and Coy Dunn of Kennesaw Mountain High School. Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa made surprise announcements for all three teachers during special called assemblies at each school.
Read more about all three winners on the District Website.
The good news story of SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) continues for Cobb County taxpayers. The following agenda items approved by the Board of Education are SPLOST-related and/or involve the use of SPLOST funds. In August 2011, the School Board:
- Approved alignment of the Capital Outlay Application with the SPLOST III program.
- Awarded a contract for the Addition and Modifications at Wheeler High School to Hogan Construction Group of Norcross, GA for the amount of $20,069,376.50.
- Awarded a contract for the Addition and Modifications at the Pitts Transportation Support Facility on South Cobb Drive to Cablik Enterprises of Atlanta for the amount of $1,264,000.
- Awarded a contract for Additions and Modifications at Sope Creek Elementary School to A.M. Adams Building Corporation of Lilburn, GA for the amount of $3,428,000.