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

STEM Educator Tour of
Ford Elementary School May 6th

Click here to schedule your visit.
Please sign up if you plan to attend.
Space is limited to 30 participants.

Important Dates and Information

4/29: Wear Purple Day for the Children of the Military. 
           Many Cobb schools are wearing purple, so we are
           going to participate as well.  It represents recognizing
           the children/ dependents of the military.

5/2: Relay for Life's Penny War Starts, More Information
5/3: Evening in the Garden, 5:30 - 7:30  More Information        
         Rain Date - Thursday, May 5th

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

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

2016-2017 News Team: Attention 4th Grade Students
Are you interested in being on the News Team next year? You may pick up an application from the media center or download it (News Team Application). Applications and teacher recommendation forms are due on April 27th. Auditions for anchor positions will be on May 4th.

2015-2016 Ford Elementary Yearbook - Only a few more weeks left to order - April 30th LAST DAY!!

PTSA allowed for an extension.  April 30th is the very last day to buy. The Ford Mustang yearbook can be purchased online ONLY on PTavenue.

Sign into your account on www.pt-avenue.com (organization code: FordPTSA), Select 'online store', Choose 'Yearbook', Fill out required information (student, grade), Add to cart, Checkout and pay.  Please remember to write down your order number.  Don't be the only one left without one!

Congratulations to our Odyssey of the Mind Team!
They will compete at the State Finals Tournament.

Odyssey of the Mind

Read more

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.

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.

AdvancED Parent Survey
Parents are encouraged to participate in the AdvancED Parent Survey.  The data from this survey will inform the school and the district about parents’ opinions about our school.  Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to AdvancED for analysis.  Individual data results will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  You may use any personal device to complete this survey.  The AdvancED Parent Survey will be open February 22 – April 1.  The link to access the survey is

AdvancED, formerly SACS, is the non-profit organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems and certifies that accreditation standards are being met.

Swinging for STEM 

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

Transition Dates for 5th Grade Students:

Lost Mountain
Parent Night:  May 17th 6:30-8
Lost Mountain counselor visits our 5th graders that will be attending Lost Mountain.  March 4th ,1-2
Ford travels to Lost Mountain for a field trip - 3/29  9:15-11

Parent Night: May 17th 6:30-8
Ford to visit Durham Field trip: 3/23 9:30-11

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

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 Bram Micklow, CCSD's Teacher of the Week
Teacher of the Week

Pictured: Mr. Tyler Gwynn (District Staff Member), Chick-fil-A Cow, Mrs. Bram Micklow (4th Grade Teacher), Dr. Jami Frost (Principal), Thomas Campisi (student), Mrs. Annette Craddock (Asst. Principal), and Mr. Jacob Bettis (Chick-fil-A Manager)

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners!

Spelling Bee Winners 2015-2016

Pictured: Ashlyn Perry (1st Place), Dr. Frost (Principal), and
Ethan Yap (2nd Place)

Cobb County School District is pleased to offer Microsoft Office 365 to its employees and students!
Parents, use the following link to review the resources and watch the video.

Office 365 Information and Video

If you have trouble downloading Office 2013 on your home computer, go to the following link: Troubleshoot Office installation with Office 365 for business.

If you did not receive an email about Office 365 for Students,
contact Jane.Swanson@cobbk12.org.