Welcome to Ford Elementary
“STEM Certified…Kid Approved”

Dr. Jami Frost, Principal  |  Annette Craddock, Asst. Principal

Georgia Department
  of Education
STEM Certified School


Vision: Create a Community with a Passion for Learning
Mission: Achieve Excellence and Provide a Strong Foundation in Education and Character

Cobb County School District Direction for Continuous Improvement

2015-2016 Cobb County School District Strategic Plan

Important Dates and Information

5/24: Early Release 12:30
5/25: Early Release 12:30 - Last Day of School
           Have a wonderful summer!

Ford Elementary 2015-2016 Supply List
Ford Elementary School Handbook 2015-2016

Ford Elementary Receives AdvancED STEM Certification
Ford Elementary is proud to have the distinction of earning AdvancED STEM Certification. This certification recognizes that our STEM educational programs have met the rigor and substance vital to creating and sustaining superior, student-centered STEM teaching and learning programs. We are committed to preparing our learners for the careers of tomorrow by continuing to foster and perpetuate their enthusiasm for STEM disciplines today. Our focus on STEM, demonstrates our continued commitment to Cobb County School District’s mission of Creating and Supporting Pathways for Success.

Ford Celebrates AdvancEd STEM Certification

Scholastic Summer Reading Logo
Join in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
and log your reading minutes!
Summer reading helps maintain academic gains. For more information and reading resources, visit http://www.cobbsummerreading.com/.
Why Read
Parent Letter

Pig Tales Summer Writing Competition!
This summer, the Cobb Schools Foundation is partnering with the Kennesaw Parks and Recreation Department and the Cobb County Public Library System to offer the 4th Annual PIG TALES Writing Competition, presented by SCANA Energy.

Please visit www.pigsandpeaches.com/pigtales for workshop dates and locations, as well as competition rules and information on how to enter.

Cobb Summer Link:  Math and Reading
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: www.cobbk12.org/cobblink/. 

The Fourth Graders at Ford Elementary Won First Place in the Green Your School Statewide Competition!
Green YOUR School is a statewide competition designed for all students in Georgia, and serves to set them on a path of discovery about high performance, healthy buildings, which includes the land around the buildings. While learning about sustainability, they will discover how to identify hidden opportunities in their schools, how to create sustainable programs and the many career opportunities available in the green building profession. 

The fourth graders at Ford Elementary have won first place with their amazing habitat restoration projects. The judges that reviewed the projects were amazed by what the students had learned and the passion they have for making a difference. A check for $200 will be sent to the school shortly and their project will be displayed at the Recognition Day in 2017.

Ford’s Odyssey of the Mind team placed 1st at the Georgia State Finals in Columbus.  The team is headed to the World Finals on May 25th.  They will compete at Iowa State University with hundreds of teams from around the world.

Ford’s Odyssey of the Mind team

Read more

Congratulations to Craig Hurley,

Ford Elementary School's 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year!

Teacher of the Year

Pictured: Mr. Hurley and Dr. Frost

Congratulations to Kelly Mattingly,
Ford Elementary School's 2016-2017
Classified Employee of the Year!

Classified Employee of the Year

Pictured: Mrs. Mattingly and Dr. Frost

New Furniture in the Media Center

New tables and Node chairs

Our media center is in the process of being transformed into a learning commons. A learning commons has a flexible environment which allows students to create a space which suits their learning needs.  We have received our new tables and Node chairs. The tables have casters, so students can easily move them. Our new chairs should arrive soon. Students will have custom seating and a collaboration center. Ford's Foundation funded this project. We appreciate our parents and members of the Foundation for their support.

Ford Elementary Receives STEM Certification
Ford is the first elementary school within the Cobb County School District to receive STEM certification from the state.

Ford Events

School of ExcellenceFord Elementary:
A School of Excellence
School & District Calendar
Add the Ford Elementary Calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.

Ford's Foundation Link for DonationsHelp support the Ford Foundation with an online donation.

We appreciate your support!

Cobb Digital Library
Student Guide for Cobb Digital Library (MackinVia)
(See Mrs. Trammell or your teacher for the username and password.) 

Use your Destiny username and password to access your FollettShelf account.
Click here for Destiny @ Ford Elementary.

Skills Tutor

Helpful Office 365 Resources
Office 365 Support Page for Parents
Consent via Email   {Video on how parents can give consent via an email message from CCSD}Consent via Synergy ParentVUE    NEW   {Video on how parents can give consent via Synergy ParentVue}
Email Jane Swanson, if you did not receive an email about Office 365 for Students

Ford Elementary is Featured on
Growing a Greener World!

Episode 309 of Growing a Greener World  was filmed last spring and heavily features the great things going on at Ford! Click on the link above to view this episode.

Ford Elementary School Foundation's  (FESF)
Annual Campaign

The FESF plays an important role in advancing the academic excellence at Ford. Click here to learn more about the Foundation. You may donate online by using the link on the right under the calendar. Thank you in advance for your support of the Ford Foundation Annual Campaign!
Ford Elementary School Foundation Donation Form

for your support.
Georgia Organics Blog
Read about the Victory Garden at Ford Elementary.

Help Support Local Families
Help support local families who need financial assistance by donating your used cell phone and ink cartridges. Flyer

Ford's STEM Day Video
This video was featured on Cobb edTV. To view this video, click on the Cobb edTV page, go to the Video Archive, and scroll until you see Ford STEM Day.

Summary of the Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

2013 Learning Garden Conference Video

BYOD Information
BYOD Guidelines

BYOD Permission Form

Ford Welcomes Our Newest Partner in Education:
David Kessler from Atlantis Hydroponics

Atlantis Hydroponics

Pictured: Dr. Frost and David Kessler

Ford Elementary School Wins the Green Your Schools Competition
See the story on the Cobb Cast Blog.

Congratulations to 2nd Grader Maggie Raines!
Dr. Frost and Maggie Raines

Pictured: Dr. Frost and Maggie Raines

Maggie's dance choreography placed at Ford Elementary and then at the District Level. Her entry then placed 1st for 2nd grade at the state level.  From the entire State of Georgia only 26 entries were chosen to move on to the National Level, and Maggie's entry was one of those! Click here to view Maggie's award winning dance choreography.