Welcome To Garrett Middle
Home of the G.A.T.O.R.S.!
19 - 7th Grade Awards Day
20 - 8th Grade Dance
23 - 6th Grade Awards Day
24 - 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
at South Cobb HS Gym
|May 24 - Early Release
Day (students released at 1:30 PM)
|May 25 - Last Day of
School (Early Release Day - students released
at 1:30 PM)
News and Announcements
Join in the
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and log your reading
minutes! Summer reading helps maintain academic gains and
start next year off right. For more informaion and reading
School Council Meeting
Please join us for the final School
Council meeting of the school year on Monday, May 23rd from 4:30
PM-5:15 PM in the Media Center.
Garrett June Academy for Rising
7th & 8th Graders
June 6 – June 23 (Monday – Thursday ONLY)
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
This summer, we will be offering a three-week project-based
learning experience for rising 7th and 8th grade Garrett
students. Project-based learning is a student-centered
approached where students learn through tackling complex
challenges. There is a strong emphasis on technology
integration and critical thinking skills.
Bus transportation will be provided to all Garrett families who
register prior to May 20th. Students will be selected on a
first-come, first-serve basis. Please email Michael
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
http://tinyurl.com/z3xl6ro OR complete and return
to Mr. Clayton.
New Gator Camp for Rising 6th
We are inviting all rising 6th
graders to participate in our New Gator Camp this June.
Please click the flyer below more information and
register your student(s) here.
Win an iPad for Your Teacher
The Marietta Daily Journal and Superior Plumbing have joined
forces and are promoting a contest that could earn your favorite
teacher an iPad. Click on the link
to the MDJ to
learn more! (Note: The link to the actual nomination form will
only work outside of the school district's network.
School Parent Survey
We invite all parents to participate in a brief online survey
which will help us ensure we
provide the best service here at Garrett Middle School. The
survey will be used to help us prepare for the 2016-2017 school
year. Thank you in advance for your
Eighth Grade End
of Year Activities
We have a full slate of awesome
activities to transition our eighth grade students to high
click this link to see the full schedule and any information
that will assist in your preparation. All students are
asked to pay $20 in order to make sure that these activities
provide an unforgettable experience during their final days at
Help A Child Smile
The "Help A Child Smile" mobile dental
program will be coming to our school soon. The program provides
comprehensive dental care directly to children at school which
may include cleanings, x-rays, flouride treatment, sealants, and
cavity repair at the school. Your student will be bringing hom
an authorization form to you to complete and send back to school
if you would like to request dental services for your student.
Please contact Jeff Godwin, Help A Child Smile outreach team, at
770-617-6989, if you have any questions. Please continue to
check our website for updates on the scheduled program visit.
Department of labor requires a permit for minors to be employed. Please
click on the following link for more information and forms.
School Council minutes from November 16,
2015 are now available online. November 16, 2015 Minutes
*Click here for our School Supply List*
Standard School Attire
Garrett Middle School requires Standard Dress Attire.
We will also have Standard Student Attire for Physical Education classes. Please view our dress code by clicking the picture.
Parents, students and teachers can now show their Gator support by purchasing a school logo hoodie. Order forms are available
from our bookkeeper,
Shannon Hester, or
print this form.
Students may be a part of intramurals each week from Monday - Friday, August 24th - April
29th in the gym. Please drop your student off at the bus port area between 7:40 AM and 8:00 AM. Students will
not be allowed to enter intramurals after 8:00 AM. Sign-up is not required.
CCRPI from the GaDOE
When the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) announced the College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores on
December 8, district administrators noticed that specific information for calculating a portion of the score was not
included in the released score for each middle school. Therefore, the middle school CCRPI scores showed an inaccurate
drop across the district. The issue was immediately addressed on December 9 by the district with the GaDOE
Accountability and Assessment Department and is currently being resolved.
Once the new data is incorporated into the recalculation, correct scores for CCSD middle schools will be released and
published by the GaDOE at the end of January. Based on internal preliminary calculations by district administrators,
the results show that the CCRPI score at every middle school, as well as the overall district score, will increase. The
corrected scores will be issued by the State within the next 45 days.
Parent Visitation: School Tours
Garrett Middle School is excited to open the doors to our community for parents, both veteran residents as well as new to Austell, to visit our
school and tour our amazing campus.
You will have an opportunity to see where our 6th, 7th and 8th Grade core courses are being taught as
well as where our Connection classes are being held, such as Drama, Band, Chorus, Art, Physical Education, Read 180 and
Garrett Middle School Tours will be available each
Tuesday from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.
Parent Vue is active! If you need assistance with your login and/or password, please bring a valid picture I.D. to
our school's front office for help with this information.
- that all students are capable of meeting or exceeding state standards in all disciplines given adequate time and instructional support.
- that it is the shared responsibility of teachers, staff, administrators, students, parents, and the community to ensure learning and social success for all students.
- that the collaborative efforts of our school community will enable each student to become a responsible, contributing citizen.