CCSD News and Press Release Archive

2017

Posted: 10/16/2017


Posted: 10/10/2017


Cobb Musicians March Into Annual Band Exhibition

Posted: 10/8/2017

Young musicians from across Cobb County will put their collective talents on display at the annual Cobb-Marietta Marching Band Exhibition on the evenings of October 16 and October 23. Featuring performances from each high school in the Cobb County School District, as well as the Marietta City Schools, the...


Posted: 10/4/2017


CCSD Recognizes Public Safety Personnel

Posted: 10/3/2017

They serve as role models and mentors. They volunteer as coaches. Whether it is walking around the school building to shake hands with every staff member or stopping to chat with students and parents before…


Lindley MS Community Cuts Ribbon on New School Store Thanks to $10,000 Donation

Posted: 10/2/2017

Last school year, the Lindley Middle School principal walked through the school hallways with swatches of floor patterns and paint colors. Students voted for their favorite. Lindley students also submitted designs for the layout of…


Milford ES Honors Jennifer Williams as Phenomenal Friday Teacher of the Week

Posted: 10/2/2017

“It makes me want to continue to reach every student in my class. It makes me want to continue to do activities that motivate my students. It makes me want to be a teacher until…


Dickerson and Dodgen Middle Schools Named National Blue Ribbon Schools

Posted: 10/2/2017

The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) named two Cobb County School District (CCSD) schools 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools: Dickerson Middle School and Dodgen Middle School. The CCSD schools are two of the 342 schools…


U.S. Department of Education Visits Ford Elementary on Prestigious 2017 Green Schools Tour

Posted: 9/27/2017

A creek trickles alongside the boardwalk that winds through the woods on the Ford Elementary School campus. This natural setting creates an ideal outdoor classroom for learning about habitats and the clean up of waterways….


Mountain View Elementary School Earns 2017 Active Schools National Award

Posted: 9/25/2017

Active Schools honored Mountain View Elementary School with the 2017 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award for its outstanding efforts in creating an active school environment. Active Schools is a national movement dedicated to ensuring…


Green Acres Elementary School Crowns Judi Faison the Phenomenal Friday Teacher of the Week

Posted: 9/25/2017

“It is because of you that I went to college! It’s because of you that I can write!” That’s how Judi Faison’s former students greet her when they see her in the community. They rush…


FOX 5 Celebrates Campbell High School as ‘Team of the Week’

Posted: 9/20/2017

As Campbell High School senior Justin Hayes ran in front of the bleachers carrying the coveted giant gold hand, his football teammates erupted with cheers during the school pep rally September 14. The Campbell Spartans…


Three CCSD Teachers Named Georgia Art Educators of the Year

Posted: 9/20/2017

The Georgia Art Education Association looked over the entire state of Georgia for outstanding art teachers. The association found the three school-level Art Educators of the Year inside the Cobb County School District. The Elementary…


Board Recognitions – September 14, 2017

Posted: 9/19/2017

The following photos were taken at the Cobb County School Board Meeting on September 14, 2017. Chief of Staff Dr. Kevin Daniel presented these students and staff to the board for special recognition. Excerpts from the recognition announcements are included...


CCSD Students Watch Solar Eclipse During Legends of Learning Event

Posted: 9/19/2017

Clemson University hosted 40 middle school students from the Cobb County School District for a field trip of a lifetime. Two students from each participating CCSD middle school traveled to Clemson to watch the August 21 eclipse from one of the most optimal places in the country.


Cobb Adult Education Center Students Explore Other Cultures, Expand Literacy Skills in Escape Room Challenge

Posted: 9/19/2017

“Locked” in a classroom inside the Adult Education Center, students worked against the clock to escape the room by translating the secret combination written in Russian, Japanese, and Hindi. Down the hall, a different group…


Mableton Elementary Students Name Kristin Bosley Phenomenal Friday Teacher of the Week

Posted: 9/18/2017

When Mableton Elementary School student Milo left Kristin Bosley’s class at the end of his fourth grade year, he was sad. He had enjoyed being in her math class in third and fourth grades. So,…


State School Superintendent Richard Woods Names 6 CCSD Students to Advisory Councils

Posted: 9/14/2017

State School Superintendent Richard Woods selected 142 Georgia students to serve on his 2017-2018 Student Advisory Council. Six of those students will represent the Cobb County School District (CCSD), split evenly between the middle school…


82 Cobb High School Seniors Named Semifinalists for National Merit Scholarships

Posted: 9/14/2017

Officials for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Eighty-two students from the Cobb County School District made the named semifinalist…


Green Acres Elementary Designs School Garden, Receives $75,000 Grant to Build It

Posted: 9/11/2017

A lawn of green grass grows along the sidewalk leading to the entrance of Green Acres Elementary, but that area will soon undergo a fall makeover thanks to a $75,000 grant the school received to…


Floyd Middle School Opens MUST Ministries’ 25th School Food Pantry in Cobb County

Posted: 9/11/2017

“Every day some of my students were coming to me and saying, ‘Ms. Folk, do you have any food that I can have; do you have any lunch money that I can borrow; do you…


Harmony-Leland ES Names Ceilette Lewis-Heron Phenomenal Friday Teacher of the Week

Posted: 9/11/2017

Harmony-Leland Elementary School fifth grader Jade recognizes that “there wouldn’t be any other career” without teachers. That’s why she was excited for the opportunity to honor the teacher who has impacted her school career the…


Cobb County School District Social Workers Receive Donation of School Supplies

Posted: 9/6/2017

Cobb County School District local school social workers will receive a donation of school supplies to be used for students in need at each of their schools. With a desire to contribute to Cobb County…


Norton Park Celebrates the CCSD Phenomenal Friday Teacher of the Week Mary McDonnell

Posted: 9/4/2017

Decades ago she walked the hallways of Norton Park Elementary School as a first grader. Today, Academic Coach Mary McDonnell educates Norton Park students like she once was. McDonnell’s impact on one student led to…


CCSD Celebrates Classified Employees of the Year

Posted: 8/30/2017

The Cobb County School District Classified Employee of the Year Level Winners include: (Pictured from Left to Right) Geri Connaughton, Paraprofessional, Durham Middle School; Matthew Brooks, Paraprofess...


Lassiter High School Coach Proposes to Girlfriend During School Pep Rally

Posted: 8/30/2017

Cheerleaders, the band, and bleachers packed with students, it was a traditional pump-you-up pep rally, until Lassiter High School history teacher Robbie Galvin took the floor, and then took a knee to propose to his…


South Cobb Class of 1959 Joins Superintendent Ragsdale for a Photo

Posted: 8/29/2017

In preparation for their 58th year class reunion, members of the South Cobb High School class of 1959 gathered at the Cobb County School District central office to meet with Superintendent Chris Ragsdale.


Argyle Elementary Students Soar at STARBASE Camp; First Lady Deal Visits with Argyle Students

Posted: 8/28/2017

Rocketry, flight logs and payload do not exist in most fifth graders’ vocabulary. However, Argyle Elementary School students are not typical fifth graders. They are graduates of the Georgia National Guard’s STARBASE program at Dobbins…


Ford Elementary is part of U.S. Education Department’s Green Strides Tour

Posted: 8/28/2017

When the U.S. Department of Education begins it 2017 Green Strides Tour on September 19, Cobb County’s Ford Elementary will become a highlight on the itinerary. Ford Elementary School became a U.S. Department of Education…


Board Recognitions – August 24, 2017

Posted: 8/28/2017

Note: The following photos were taken at the August 24, 2017, Cobb County School Board Meeting. CCSD Director of Media Relations Donna Lowry presented these students and staff to the board for special recognition. A transcript of…


Kemp Elementary School Recognizes Lynn Sieland as the Phenomenal Friday Teacher of the Week

Posted: 8/28/2017

“[She] makes you want to pay attention more because you never know when she is going to pop up with a fun story.” That’s why fifth grader Kayden said he selected Lynn Sieland as the…


Kennesaw Mountain High School Broadcasts Live “Eclipse Across America” Coverage

Posted: 8/22/2017

Kennesaw Mountain High School (KMHS) senior Michy ducked inside school’s courtyard observatory to check that the telescope was programmed correctly to view the impending eclipse. Astronomy teacher Berkil Alexander helped students set up additional telescopes…


CCSD Recognizes 24 Teachers for Their Commitment to STEM Education

Posted: 8/21/2017

The Cobb STEM Distinguished Educator Awards program recently recognized 24 Cobb County School District teachers for their outstanding commitment and dedication to STEM education in their classrooms. “Applying for the Cobb Distinguished STEM (science, technology,…


Campbell High School: ‘Welcome, Freshmen! This is Sparta!’

Posted: 8/16/2017

“This will set the tone for the rest of the year. They are trying to give us that sense that we are finally in high school. I feel really excited about it. This is a…


Wheeler High School Cuts Ribbon on New AVID Program

Posted: 8/16/2017

Launching a new partnership with the East Cobb Rotary Club, Wheeler High School staff and Rotary members cut the ribbon on the school’s new AVID program, July 31. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) prepares high-potential…


Walton High School Teacher Brian Benton Attends FIRST Mentors Conference at U.S. Air Force Academy

Posted: 8/16/2017

The head coach for Walton High School’s award-winning robotics team recently travelled to the U.S. Air Force Academy for the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Leadership Experience. Brian Benton was one…


Legends of Learning Preparing Students for the Astronomy Event

Posted: 8/16/2017

Middle school students from the Cobb County School District in Georgia will be taking the field trip of a lifetime. On August 21, 40 students will join Legends of Learning on a field trip to…


Walton High School Teacher Named State-Fish Art Educator of the Year

Posted: 8/15/2017

Wildlife Forever named Walton High School art teacher, Kathleen Petka, the 2017 State-Fish Art Educator of the Year. Along with her award, the 13-year veteran teacher earned a $500 gift card for classroom art supplies…


Wheeler High School Achieves Both STEM and STEAM Certification

Posted: 8/15/2017

The Center for Advanced Studies at Wheeler High School has accomplished something no other high school in Georgia can claim. It is both STEM and STEAM certified by the Georgia Department of Education. On Tuesday,…


Mableton Elementary Becomes Third School in Georgia to Become STEAM Certified

Posted: 8/15/2017

Mableton Elementary School’s full steam ahead approach to academics has paid off in a big way. The school has officially become the third school in Georgia to be STEAM certified by the Georgia Department of…


Safety First! Keeping Students With Disabilities Safe at Home and In The Community

Posted: 9/5/2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9 a.m. to Noon

Parents of students with disabilities can face unique challenges when it comes to keeping their children safe within the home and in the community. Overcome your concerns and get specialized safety instruction for you and your child at the Cobb County Safety Village. Come visit Sparky’s House for fire/kitchen safety, learn about bus, car & train safety, enjoy a puppet show that includes bite prevention and learn other important tips!

Reserve your spot quickly, space is limited. To register, please call 770-529-0046 or go to: www.signup.com/go/qGpAtAZ


CCSD Football Coaches Gather for Kick Off Luncheon

Posted: 8/15/2017

 They will soon meet beneath the Friday night lights on football fields across Cobb County. However, they recently put aside their team rivalries, for a few hours, to celebrate together at the annual Cobb County…


Cobb County Schools Emphasize Safety During National Stop On Red Week

Posted: 8/11/2017

Cobb County School District will observe National Stop on Red Week 2017, August 6-12, 2017 to draw attention to the serious safety issue of the illegal passing of stopped school buses. The Federal Highway Administration…


Dickerson Middle School Invited To Perform at Prestigious Music Festival

Posted: 8/11/2017

It certainly is no surprise that the band partially led by a man nominated for a Grammy award as a music educator continues to receive honors. The Dickerson Middle School Percussion Ensemble has…


Superintendent Ragsdale Names Nicole Kempson CCSD 2017 Teacher of the Year

Posted: 8/11/2017

She cheered. She laughed. She cried. She gave away lots of hugs. “A ton of emotions,” that’s how Nicole Kempson described her reaction to Superintendent Chris Ragsdale naming her the Cobb County School District 2017…


Lassiter NJROTC Cadets Attend Leadership Academy

Posted: 8/10/2017

This summer, six Lassiter High School NJROTC cadets packed their bags and headed for the Leadership Academy at Riverside Military Academy. The Leadership Academy pushes cadets with the goal to instill leadership skills, which the…


Cobb County School District Becomes First in Georgia to Test New School Crisis Management System

Posted: 8/10/2017

As part of a continuing effort to explore safety and security resources for its schools, the Cobb County School District has become the first in the state to test a new crisis management system called…


Volunteer Prepares, Serves Meals for Hundreds of Students at Griffin Middle School Summer Camp

Posted: 8/8/2017

Macaroni and cheese, broccoli, pizza, and spaghetti and meatballs—one community member opened her cupboards and her heart to prepare home cooked, hot meals for hundreds of Griffin Middle School students over the summer. While her…


Broadway’s Shuler Hensley Trains CCSD Drama Teachers

Posted: 8/8/2017

He’s performed in Broadway’s “Young Frankestein,” “Les Misérables,” and “Oklahoma!” Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards carry his name. The renowned actor Shuler Hensley returned to his roots in Cobb County to share with Cobb County…


Atlanta Braves Leadership Institute Launches Inaugural Class

Posted: 8/8/2017

Dozens of Cobb County teens are learning what it takes to become great leaders. They are members of the inaugural class of Atlanta Braves Leadership Institute (ABLI), which recently launched with 68 students from all…


CCSD Website Wins Gold in 2017 dotCOMM Awards

Posted: 8/8/2017

The results of the 2017 dotCOMM Awards are in and the Cobb County School District has received a Gold Award for Website Design in the Educational Institution category. The district site, www.cobbk12.org, is maintained by the CCSD…


American School Counselor Association Names 8 CCSD Schools 2017 RAMP Schools

Posted: 8/8/2017

During a ceremony in Denver, Colorado, the American School Counselor Association awarded the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation to eight schools in the Cobb County School District. This award honors schools for making an…


Kindergarten, First Grade Students SOAR on Trial Run Bus Ride

Posted: 8/4/2017

“The school bus is the safest way to get to and from school,” Transportation Executive Director Rick Grisham told parents and students after they stepped off buses at McCall Primary School July 28. Grisham’s team…


WellStar Kennestone Hospital Trauma Team Schools CCSD Nurses

Posted: 8/4/2017

Members of WellStar Kennestone Hospital’s trauma team gave a demonstration to more than 100 Cobb County School District nurses as part of the “Stop the Bleed” campaign. Paid for by a grant from the state,…


Hillgrove High School Student Represents Georgia at 2017 Washington Journalism and Media Conference

Posted: 8/3/2017

Representing the state of Georgia as a National Youth Correspondent, Hillgrove High School senior Tatiana Lampkin attended the 2017 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University in July. Tatiana, who also attends Chattahoochee…


Center for Excellence in Performing Arts Students Earn Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholarships

Posted: 8/3/2017

Of the 20 national recipients, the American Theatre Wing awarded three Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Training Scholarships to Cobb County School District (CCSD) students. The CCSD students, who study at the Cobb County Center for…


Ribbon Cutting Opens New Walton High School Classroom Building

Posted: 8/1/2017

“Walton is what it is, not because of the bricks and mortar, but because of the teachers, and the parents, and the kids who strive for excellence,” said U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson as he helped…


Superintendent Chris Ragsdale Welcomes Students Back to School

Posted: 7/31/2017

Cobb County School District Superintendent Chris Ragsdale grabbed a pencil and sat down at a desk at Compton Elementary School to join the young students doing a writing exercise on the first day of school…


Welcome Back Cobb Schools

Posted: 7/30/2017


Superintendent Ragsdale Surprises Teachers of the Year

Posted: 7/27/2017

One said she was a teacher at heart even as a little kid. Another knew she wanted to be a teacher at 12. The teaching bug bit the third in college. Although they serve in…


KidTalk, TeacherTalk Winners Inspire Teachers at Opening Day Celebration

Posted: 7/27/2017

“We need to spread more positivity around our school, community and especially the world. I believe positivity spreads. It can begin with you!” That’s the first tip Fair Oaks Elementary School fourth grader Mayrin Hernandez…


CCSD Welcomes More Than 800 New Teachers at New Teacher Academy

Posted: 7/26/2017

More than 800 new teachers recently caught a glimpse of why Superintendent Chris Ragsdale says the Cobb County School District is the “best place to teach, lead, and learn.” From recent college graduates and returning…


Cobb Schools Extend School Day by 45 minutes on August 21, 2017 due to Solar Eclipse

Posted: 7/24/2017

Due to the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, the Cobb County School District will delay dismissal of elementary, middle and high school students by 45 minutes...


2017 Kick Off Event Pumps Up CCSD Leadership; Atlanta Braves’ John Schuerholz Motivates CCSD Leadership

Posted: 7/21/2017

Before teachers return to the schools, before students pick out new book bags and before the school bell rings again, Cobb County School District (CCSD) leadership start drawing the roadmap for a successful new school…


Graduates of Cobb County Center for Excellence in Performing Arts Star in Broadway Shows

Posted: 7/20/2017

“All The World’s A Stage,” especially for graduates of the Cobb County Center for Excellence in Performing Arts (CCCEPA) at Pebblebrook High School. From “Aladdin” and “Cats” to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “The…


CCSD Music Specialist Tune Skills

Posted: 7/20/2017

Continuing a 10-year tradition, Cobb County School District (CCSD) music specialists attended intensive music education courses over the summer. The classes focused on the Orff Schulwerk approach to teaching music, which combines music, movement, drama,…


6 Additional CCSD Students Earn College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Posted: 7/20/2017

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) named six Cobb County School District (CCSD) students winners of college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. This is in addition to the nine Merit scholars named in June. Three of the newly-named scholars…


Important “Back to School” Bus Route Info for 2017-18 Now Available

Posted: 7/18/2017

CCSD bus routes for the new school year are available on the CCSD website. Bus runs and maps will be posted at the local school for review prior to the first day of school.Water will be allowed on the buses during the months of August and September. Read more here

The first day of school for students is Monday, July 31, 2017.


Free/Reduced Price Meal Application Available

Posted: 7/18/2017

Cobb County Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) would like to announce that the application for free or reduced price meals is now available online in both English and Spanish for the 2017-2018 school year: https://mealapps.cobbk12.org/...


Addison Elementary Assistant Principal Brad Cohen Stands Up As National Role Model

Posted: 7/6/2017

Brad Cohen has Tourette’s syndrome, but he has never let that stop him from achieving his dream of being an educator. When he was a kid, bullies taunted him for his uncontrollable noises and twitches….


500 Metro Atlanta Teachers Dive In to Learning at CCSD STEMapalooza

Posted: 6/28/2017

While students slept late, scampered to the pool and played at camp, their teachers spent three days of summer vacation filling classroom seats at Kennesaw Mountain High School. About 500 teachers from across the metro…


South Cobb High Student Zainab Molumo Named Alexander Hamilton Scholar

Posted: 6/26/2017

For her outstanding academic accomplishments and community service, South Cobb High School rising senior Zainab Molumo was recently named a national Alexander Hamilton Scholar (AHS). Zainab was one of 33 high school juniors selected in…


Harrison High School Students Win Student Production Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast Chapter

Posted: 6/22/2017

Three Harrison High School students could each have an Emmy Award in their future. Hunter Reynolds, Mark Schisler and Zelda Rogers recently won Student Production Awards, a recognition considered a precursor to winning an Emmy….


CCSD Students Earn Associates Degrees and High School Diplomas

Posted: 6/22/2017

Four high school students who enrolled in the Cobb County School District’s Move on When Ready (MOWR) program, recently earned associates degrees in addition to their high school diplomas. MOWR gives students an early start…


CCSD’s Dr. Patti Agatston Delivers Speech on Cyberbullying to International Audience

Posted: 6/22/2017

Discussions around preventing cyberbullying among school-aged children continue to trend. Cobb County School District’s Dr. Patti Agatston recently shared her knowledge on the topic of social media, online cruelty and cyberbullying with an international audience….


500 CCSD Students Build Skills, Friendships During Summer Enrichment Academy

Posted: 6/22/2017

“It was awesome!” That’s how Kincaid Elementary School rising fifth grader Nicholas described the four days he spent in a classroom over summer break.  Nicholas was one of 500 students who participated in the Cobb…


Navy League of the United States Atlanta Metropolitan Council Creates Wells-Pratt Award

Posted: 6/19/2017

Three former Cobb County School District students will receive a special posthumous honor with an award named for them. The Navy League of the United States Atlanta Metropolitan Council of Honors created the Wells-Pratt Award…


Cheatham Hill Elementary Celebrates Margaret Grayburn as Phenomenal Friday Teacher of the Week

Posted: 6/19/2017

The last Friday of the 2016-2017 school year at Cheatham Hill Elementary was a Phenomenal Friday for the school’s music teacher, Margaret Grayburn. Cheatham Hill students cheered as two of their classmates, fifth graders Lydia…


CCSD Students Win Emperor Science Awards

Posted: 6/19/2017

Two Cobb County School District students recently won PBS LearningMedia’s and Stand Up To Cancer’s Emperor Science Awards. Kennesaw Mountain High School (KMHS) junior Gwendolyn Henry and Pope High School junior Hisham Kashif are two…


Students Score High at CCSD Math Tournaments

Posted: 6/14/2017

The Cobb County School District (CCSD) held three math competitions during the 2016-2017 school year. Students from 12 high schools and five middle schools competed in the tournaments. District staff recognized the winning students in…


Great Year in Cobb County High School Sports with State and Regional Wins

Posted: 6/14/2017

When Pope High School recently clinched the state Class 6 AAAAAA baseball championship, the win capped a great year in Cobb County High School sports. The Cobb County School District won Georgia High School Sports…


Campbell High School Holds College Signing Day Celebration

Posted: 6/14/2017

When student athletes sign with college sports teams, the event is surrounded by ceremony. Parents cheer. Friends cheer. Coaches cheer. The fanfare celebrates the athletes’ hard work and the bright future awaiting them. Staff at…


9 CCSD Students Earn College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Posted: 6/14/2017

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) named 9 Cobb County School District (CCSD) students winners of college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. More than half of these CCSD scholars hail from Walton High School. The other scholars…


Shallowford Falls Elementary School Awarded AdvancED STEM Certification

Posted: 6/14/2017

First, Shallowford Falls Elementary School earned certification from the Cobb County School District for the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program. Three months later, the school’s STEM program achieved international recognition with the…


CCSD Students Excel at Kennesaw State University Math Competition

Posted: 6/12/2017

More than 1,800 high school students from Georgia tested their math skills at Kennesaw State University’s annual mathematics competition. Kennesaw Mountain High School junior Daniel Chu beat out the other math whizzes to place first…


Rocky Mount Elementary Celebrates Students with Perfect Bell-to-Bell Attendance

Posted: 6/12/2017

Staff at Rocky Mount Elementary set a goal to promote positive attendance habits for students during the 2016-2017 school year. They held several incentive events to encourage students to get to school before the tardy…


Bullard Art Students Try Their Hand At Papermaking

Posted: 6/8/2017

Third grade art students at Bullard Elementary School got their hands wet and dove right in to learn about the art of papermaking, creating their own sheets using shredded paper and other materials, May 16….


Cobb Graduates Snag Nearly $94 Million in Scholarship Offers

Posted: 6/8/2017

The Cobb County School District class of 2017 generated more than $93.7 million in college scholarship offers, so far. This figure does not include the HOPE Scholarship awards which will be available later this summer….


Early Kindergarten Now Underway at Belmont Hills Elementary

Posted: 6/6/2017

Some students walked in Belmont Hills Elementary holding their parents’ hands. Other students stepped off the school bus for the first time. They met their teacher, hung up their book bags and sat down to…


Argyle Elementary School Celebrates Children’s Book Week, Encourages Summer Reading

Posted: 6/1/2017

Before the final bell rang for school year, students at Argyle Elementary School were already getting excited about summer reading. In celebration of Children’s Book Week, Amanda Densmore, a children’s librarian with the Vinings Library,…


Shallowford Falls Elementary School Wins First Place at 2017 Georgia Science Olympiad

Posted: 6/1/2017

With a 46-point spread between them and the second place team, Shallowford Falls Elementary took home first place in the 2017 Georgia Elementary Science Olympiad (ESO) May 13th at Kennesaw State University. The Georgia ESO…


Mabry Middle School Earns AdvancED STEM Certification

Posted: 6/1/2017

The Cobb County School District certified Mabry Middle School’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program in early 2017, but that wasn’t enough for Mabry staff. A few months later, Mabry Middle School earned international…


Brumby Elementary Students Raise Funds for STEM Program

Posted: 6/1/2017

Parents, students and teachers leaped as they threw rainbow-colored powder in the air to celebrate the success of Brumby Elementary School’s first 5k run. The Brumby runners raised $5,000 for the school’s science, technology, engineering…


Russell Elementary Students Launch into Space

Posted: 5/29/2017

Wearing orange full pressure “pumpkin suits,” the astronauts turned and waved one last time before boarding the space shuttle. Cameras snapped; parents waved, and with that they were locked in their home for the next…


Mountain View Elementary Teacher Recognized as 100th Graduate of National Institute for STEM Education

Posted: 5/29/2017

The National Institute for STEM Education recognized Anna Turner as the milestone 100th graduate of the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program Turner serves a fourth grade teacher at Mountain View Elementary. Turner talks about her….


Fair Oaks Elementary, Milford Elementary Students Sing at Atlanta Braves Game

Posted: 5/29/2017

The Fair Oaks Elementary School Eagle Chorus teamed up with the Milford Elementary School chorus to sing the national anthem at an Atlanta Braves game. Students at Fair Oaks raised funds throughout the school year…


Green Acres Elementary Students Turn Authors

Posted: 5/29/2017

Green Acres Elementary recently hosted an Authors’ Tea for students to share their writing with the school community. Parents and families listened as the students read their work. Student authors from each class and grade…


Due West ES Recognizes Maureen Friese as Phenomenal Friday Teacher of the Week

Posted: 5/24/2017

Maureen Friese thought her principal had called an early morning faculty meeting because the Atlanta Braves were coming to Due West Elementary School. She was excited, but that’s not why Braves foam tomahawks lined the…


CCSD Students Prove Math Skills at Intermediate Math Team Tournament

Posted: 5/24/2017

Fourth and fifth grade students from across the Cobb County School Districts represented their schools at the Cobb Intermediate Math Team Tournament April 29 at McEachern High School. The student mathematicians attend 21 elementary schools…


Cobb County School District Congratulates 2017 Teacher Leader Academy Graduates

Posted: 5/24/2017

The Cobb County School District proudly welcomes 106 new graduates of its nationally recognized Teacher Leader Academy (TLA). The graduates represent 40 different schools within the District and include 35 supervisor/instructors and 83 new inductees….


Last Day of School 2017

Last Day of School 2017

Posted: 5/24/2017


Graduates Return to Davis Elementary School in Caps and Gowns

Posted: 5/24/2017

More than 12 years ago, their parents helped them pack their book bags, snapped photos and kissed them goodbye on their first day of kindergarten. Now, those students are preparing to take the first step…


South Cobb High School Celebrates American Spirit Week, Fiesta Teacher Appreciation Day

Posted: 5/24/2017

South Cobb High School SkillsUSA students hosted a Teacher Appreciation Day as part of their community service project. SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization. The teachers enjoyed an array of sweet treats, chips…


Nicholson Elementary Hosts International Night Extravaganza, Promotes Love of Reading and Art

Posted: 5/22/2017

Nicholson Elementary School hosted an International Night Extravaganza to offer Nicholson families from diverse cultures the opportunity to showcase their native country. The annual event included artifacts, photos, music, costumes and the perennial favorite—the food…


Dowell Elementary Student Recognized with Prestigious National Education Award

Posted: 5/22/2017

Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) named Dowell Elementary School third grader Layla Hummings as one of the 15 recipients of the 2017 180 Student Awards, which honors students for their significant math and literacy gains using…


Awtrey Middle School Hosts “Eggstravaganza” for New Outdoor Classroom

Posted: 5/22/2017

There were chickens, turtles and rabbits, oh my! One chicken roosted on the back of an Awtrey Middle School student as she talked about the school’s chicken coop. A group of students squatted on the…


2017 KiDtalk & TeacherTalk Winners

Posted: 5/22/2017

The Cobb County School District is excited to announce the 2017 KiDtalk winners.  The KiDtalk contest was designed to give students the forum to share their groundbreaking ideas.  New for this year we encouraged teachers…


Harrison High School’s Paulette Allard Named Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalist

Posted: 5/21/2017

Harrison High School’s Paulette Allard started her journey as the Cobb County School District’s Teacher of the Year (TOTY) as she rode into the school gym on a Zamboni-like vehicle back in August. She went…


CCSD Board Recognitions - May 18, 2017

Posted: 5/19/2017

Note: The following photos were taken at the May 18, 2017, Cobb County School Board Meeting. CCSD Communications Director Donna Lowry presented these students and staff to the board for special recognition. A transcript of her comments…


Cobb County School District Magazine wins 2017 Communicator Award

Posted: 5/16/2017

The Cobb County School District Magazine has won a Distinction Award from Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) in the category of Magazine-Educational Institution for Marketing/Promotion.  The 23rd Annual Communicator Awards selected the CCSD Magazine…


Rocky Mount Elementary Students ‘Bus A Move’ to Increase Attendance

Posted: 5/15/2017

Students smiled as they stepped off the buses to music and prizes at Rocky Mount Elementary School May 1. Parents smiled because they moved through the carpool line faster. School staff smiled believing the number…


Davis Elementary Surprises Nancy Parsons as the Phenomenal Friday Teacher of the Week

Posted: 5/15/2017

Nancy Parsons knew a teacher was being honored at Davis Elementary School on Phenomenal Friday, and she thought she knew which teacher. She was wrong. As Parsons’ student, Gannon, announced her name as the Teacher…


Retirees Leave With Combined 4,733 Years Of Service

Posted: 5/15/2017

When Barbara Furr turned off the engine of a big, yellow school bus for the last time recently, she ended 45 years of service to the students of the Cobb County School District. “I was…


GA DOE Names Six CCSD Schools As Title I High-Progress Reward Schools

Posted: 5/14/2017

The Georgia Department of Education has named six schools in the Cobb County School District as Title I High-Progress Reward Schools for 2016-2017. As High-Progress Reward schools, they are among the top 10 percent of…


GaDOE Recertifies Kennesaw Mountain High School’s STEM Program

Posted: 5/14/2017

Kennesaw Mountain High School recently renewed its membership in an elite group of Georgia high schools. Kennesaw Mountain is one of only 10 high schools in Georgia to be certified by the Georgia Department of…


Cows, Principals Fly at Bullard Elementary to Raise Funds for S.T.E.A.M. Lab

Posted: 5/12/2017

Miniature black and white cows rained down on the Bullard Elementary School field. Students lined the fence and looked to the sky to watch their superhero-caped principals drop Chick-fil-A cows out of a helicopter as…


CCSD Students Win Top Honors at 2017 Shuler Awards

Posted: 5/11/2017

The Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards honored school productions and student performers from five Cobb County School District schools. Two seniors captured first place awards for their acting. Jelani Winston took home the award…


10 Additional Cobb Students Named National Merit Scholars

Posted: 5/11/2017

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) named 10 Cobb County School District (CCSD) students National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners. The CCSD students were among 2,500 Merit Scholar designees and were chosen from a talent pool…


CCSD Special Education Nurse Cheryl Wagnon Named Winner of AJC Jobs Nursing Excellence Awards

Posted: 5/11/2017

She has been a Registered Nurse for 42 years and has served students in the Cobb County School District for 24 years. This year, the AJC Jobs Nursing Excellence Awards panel selected CCSD special education…


Cobb County Schools Collect Nearly 25,000 Cans for MUST Ministries in Partnership With the Atlanta Braves

Posted: 5/10/2017

In true neighborly fashion, the Cobb County School District celebrated the Atlanta Braves’ move to SunTrust Park by collecting nearly 25,000 cans for MUST Ministries to help feed those in need throughout the county. The…


CCSD Schools, Teachers Recognized for Keeping Cobb Green

Posted: 5/9/2017

Hundreds of teachers across the Cobb County School District helped students learn how to protect and beautify their environment during the 2016-2017 school year. Teachers, who completed five green lesson plans or projects, earned spots…


Mt. Bethel Elementary School Community Celebrates Phenomenal Teacher of the Week

Posted: 5/8/2017

When Brandi Haddock walked into the Mt. Bethel Elementary School media center with her fifth grade class and saw her parents and her husband carrying flowers, she knew something was up. She thought she was…


Kennesaw Business Association Presents Scholarships to 16 CCSD Students

Posted: 5/6/2017

The Kennesaw Business Association presented $500 scholarships to 16 Cobb County School District seniors during their luncheon on April 11 at the Kennesaw Continuing Education Center. The scholarships are intended to help the students defray…


Kennesaw Elementary School Principal Honored by District 9 PTA

Posted: 5/5/2017

Monica Howard, Principal of Kennesaw Elementary School, has been named the District 9 PTA Outstanding Principal of the Year. Howard will now advance along with 12 other principals, for the PTA Outstanding Principal of the…


Murdock ES Student Recognized for Support of Ronald McDonald House

Posted: 5/5/2017

A Murdock Elementary School student is called the “Pop Tab Queen of Marietta” for the work she has done collecting pop tabs to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Reagan Borland, third grade, first started…


CCSD Students Transform Junk into Masterpieces

Posted: 5/3/2017

From an empty Fruit Loops Cereal box and toilet paper rolls to old shoes and an old toaster, Cobb County School District student artists recycled trash into art during the Junk Yard Art Wars at…


CCSD Art Students ‘Chalk the ZMA’

CCSD Art Students ‘Chalk the ZMA’

Posted: 5/3/2017

Cobb County School District art students created “A Feast for the Eyes” during the annual “Chalk the ZMA” competition. Students from across the District worked in teams to create designs outside the Zuckerman Museum of…


CCSD Students Win Awards, First Honors at Georgia Science & Engineering Fair

CCSD Students Win Awards, First Honors at Georgia Science & Engineering Fair

Posted: 5/3/2017

For their research presentations at the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair, four Cobb County School District students walked away with a combined eleven awards. The students represented three schools: Lovinggood Middle School, Dickerson Middle School…


Kennesaw Mountain High Student Christina Woodrow Named to Microsoft’s Inaugural Council for Digital Good

Posted: 5/3/2017

A Kennesaw Mountain High School Magnet student will help build the foundation for a new approach to online interactions after Microsoft selected her to join the company’s inaugural Council for Digital Good. As one of…


Eastvalley Student Entrepreneurs Learn to Lead

Eastvalley Student Entrepreneurs Learn to Lead

Posted: 5/3/2017

Got coffee? A group of business-minded students at Eastvalley Elementary School are making sure their teachers get coffee in the morning. Students in Megan Smith’s multiage class devised the idea to host a coffee cart…


Teacher Appreciation Day

Posted: 5/2/2017

Thanks to all of our amazing CCSD teachers for their dedication, their expertise, and the great work they do with students every day. Student success in our district is due to the hard work of our teachers. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!


CCSD Celebrates How #CobbTeachersRock!

CCSD Celebrates How #CobbTeachersRock!

Posted: 5/2/2017

Cobb teachers rock and during this – Teacher Appreciation Week – parents, students, staff and members of the community are letting them know. Throughout the district, teachers are receiving words of appreciation and gifts of thanks….


2017 KiDtalk & TeacherTalk Finalists Announced

2017 KiDtalk & TeacherTalk Finalists Announced

Posted: 5/1/2017

We are excited to announce the 2017 KiDtalk & TeacherTalk finalists. Please visit www.kidtalkcobb.com and vote for your favorites today! Voting is open through May 15th. Winning talks will take place LIVE on July 24 for all of Cobb to view!


Student Gets Surprise Visit from His Favorite Marvel Comics Superhero

Student Gets Surprise Visit from His Favorite Marvel Comics Superhero

Posted: 4/28/2017

Third grader, Ian Hopgood, just had “the coolest day ever!” His favorite actor, Chadwick Boseman, star of the upcoming Marvel Comics movie, “The Black Panther” paid Ian a special visit at his school, HAVEN…


South Cobb High School Students Celebrate School’s Diversity with International Festival

South Cobb High School Students Celebrate School’s Diversity with International Festival

Posted: 4/28/2017

It’s the event that South Cobb High School students look forward to all year. It’s a tradition dating back almost two decades. It’s what makes South Cobb, South Cobb. Every year on the Friday before…


Harrison High School Student Hunter Reynolds Wins NO BULL’s 2017 Global Video Contest

Harrison High School Student Hunter Reynolds Wins NO BULL’s 2017 Global Video Contest

Posted: 4/27/2017

“Cyber-bullying is NOT a silent crime.” That’s the message Harrison High School senior Hunter Reynolds aimed to convey in the public service announcement (PSA) he produced. His video won Best Message PSA in the 2017…


Wheeler High School Phenomenal Friday Teacher of the Week Marla Beasley Recruits Future Educators

Wheeler High School Phenomenal Friday Teacher of the Week Marla Beasley Recruits Future Educators

Posted: 4/27/2017

Shortly after being crowned Wheeler High School’s Phenomenal Friday Teacher of the Week, Marla Beasley chatted with students at the school career fair about pursuing a job in education. Beasley was able to talk to…


Lovinggood Middle School Student Honored for Exceptional Academic Success

Lovinggood Middle School Student Honored for Exceptional Academic Success

Posted: 4/26/2017

He is only in seventh grade, but he is already being recognized for his high SAT score. Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) will honor Lovinggood Middle student Sameer Aurora for his exceptional SAT score…


Floyd Middle School Student Wins Award at National Math Competition

Floyd Middle School Student Wins Award at National Math Competition

Posted: 4/26/2017

Floyd Middle School seventh grader Ting Ting Yan won the MathCON 2017 National Championship Honorable Mention Medal at the Finals for the MathCON National convention April 22 in Chicago. Competing against 109 other seventh graders…


Eight Cobb County Schools Honored as 2017 Best High Schools by U.S. News and World Report

Eight Cobb County Schools Honored as 2017 Best High Schools by U.S. News and World Report

Posted: 4/26/2017

In U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 list of top high schools in the country, eight schools in the Cobb County School District achieved gold and silver medals, the highest ranking. Walton and Lassiter high…


CCSD Students Score High at National Technical Institute for the Deaf Math Competition

CCSD Students Score High at National Technical Institute for the Deaf Math Competition

Posted: 4/25/2017

While other students put away their books for spring break, eight Cobb County School District students traveled to Rochester, N.Y. to test their math skills at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID).


Cobb County School District Named One of Best Communities for Music Education for 15th Year

Cobb County School District Named One of Best Communities for Music Education for 15th Year

Posted: 4/25/2017

For the 14th consecutive year, The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation named the Cobb County School District to its list of the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME).


Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts Presents “The Drowsy Chaperone”

Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts Presents “The Drowsy Chaperone”

Posted: 4/25/2017

The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts (CCCEPA) at Pebblebrook High School will present The Drowsy Chaperone on May 6-8 at 8:00 p.m. and May 6-7 at 3:00 p.m. at the Anderson…


Varner Elementary Students Run to Raise Funds for Classroom iPads

Varner Elementary Students Run to Raise Funds for Classroom iPads

Posted: 4/24/2017

Varner Elementary School teachers smiled, poised with squirt bottles to shower their students with colorful pixie dust as they ran around the school track in the Running of the Vikings event. Across the field, students…


NASA Rocket Engineer and MIT student Tiera Guinn returns to School Where it All Started—Lindley Middle

NASA Rocket Engineer and MIT student Tiera Guinn returns to School Where it All Started—Lindley Middle

Posted: 4/24/2017

She once walked the hallways of Lindley Middle School. She ate lunch in the school cafeteria and learned from some of the same teachers as current Lindley students. Today, Tiera Guinn is helping to design…


Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education Surprises Chalker Elementary Teacher Chinita Allen with $7,500 Award

Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education Surprises Chalker Elementary Teacher Chinita Allen with $7,500 Award

Posted: 4/24/2017

Fourth grade teacher Chinita Allen thought she was in the Chalker Elementary School media center with her students to hear a lesson on astronomy. Allen didn’t know she was the star everyone gathered to see….


5 Cobb Students Named National Merit Scholars

5 Cobb Students Named National Merit Scholars

Posted: 4/21/2017

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of the first group of winners in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Of the more than 1,000 distinguished high school seniors who won…


School Choice Transfer Application Opened for Students of Intl. Academy of Smyrna

Posted: 4/20/2017

As a result of the non-renewal of the charter for the International Academy of Smyrna (IAS), the Cobb County School District is providing an extended window of opportunity for the families of current IAS students to apply for a school choice transfer for the 2017-18 school year.  Online applications will be accepted from Friday, April 21 through Friday, May 5. More information regarding the transfer process along with the online application may be found HERE


Cobb Students Recognized as Georgia Scholars

Cobb Students Recognized as Georgia Scholars

Posted: 4/20/2017

The Georgia Department of Education has recognized 18 graduating seniors from five high schools in the Cobb County School District as Georgia Scholars. Walton and Pope high schools tied for the highest number of Georgia…


Three CCSD Schools Removed from Priority and Focus Lists

Three CCSD Schools Removed from Priority and Focus Lists

Posted: 4/20/2017

The Georgia Department of Education announced Birney and Milford Elementary schools are no longer on the state Focus School List. In addition, Osborne High School has exited the Priority Schools list. Priority Schools represent the…


Cobb Superintendent Ragsdale Reads to Eastvalley Elementary Students

Cobb Superintendent Ragsdale Reads to Eastvalley Elementary Students

Posted: 4/19/2017

Kids rooms get messy. It’s a chore to clean them. So, a machine that cleans the mess “so big and so deep and so tall” will catch kids’ attention. That’s what happened at Eastvalley Elementary…


Cobb County School District Magazine - Vol. 2, Issue 2

Posted: 4/19/2017

We are pleased to share with you the newest issue of the Cobb County School District Magazine. In this issue, we focus on graduation, giving center stage to our high school seniors, and celebrating our students’ accomplishments across our District as the school year comes to a close. Please click on the magazine cover to start reading.


CCSD Students Define Optimism, Advance to State Oratorical Scholarship Contest for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing Students

CCSD Students Define Optimism, Advance to State Oratorical Scholarship Contest for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing Students

Posted: 4/19/2017

“Helen Keller once said, ‘Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.’” “If the world was filled with optimistic people, the world would be a much better…


Coach Steve Jones Inducted Into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

Coach Steve Jones Inducted Into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

Posted: 4/14/2017

Cobb County School District congratulates, Steve Jones, CCSD Director of Athletics, on his induction into the Georgia Athletic Director’s Association Hall of Fame at the 2017 GADA Conference in Savannah on March 26. Coach Steve…


Atlanta Braves Make Memories with Campbell High Students

Atlanta Braves Make Memories with Campbell High Students

Posted: 4/14/2017

“I plan on giving this [tomahawk] to my grandfather because he is one of the biggest Braves fans and most humble people I have ever met in my life,” said sophomore Antonio, who waved a…


Atlanta Braves Rock McClure Middle School Cafeteria

Atlanta Braves Rock McClure Middle School Cafeteria

Posted: 4/12/2017

A cafeteria filled with seventh graders excitedly pointed at their classmate and yelled “pick Nick, pick Nick.” They screamed with delight when the Atlanta Braves chose Nicholas to play with their drumline. As his classmates…


Riverside Primary School Students Welcome the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County

Riverside Primary School Students Welcome the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County

Posted: 4/11/2017

The school secretary danced through the halls with a megaphone while the principal shook silver pom poms. The physical education teacher led the way as the Atlanta Braves pep rally marched through Riverside Primary School…


Cheatham Hill Elementary Students Get Served Lesson on Judicial Branch from Cobb Superior Court Judge Reuben Green

Cheatham Hill Elementary Students Get Served Lesson on Judicial Branch from Cobb Superior Court Judge Reuben Green

Posted: 4/11/2017

Students watched as a yellow Labrador ran around sniffing along walls of the Cheatham Hill Elementary School cafeteria. The dog, which sported a large collar etched with the word SHERIFF, stopped and sat down to…


Expo of Career Training and Educational Opportunities

Posted: 4/11/2017

Graduating Seniors! Please join us for an Expo of Career Training and Educational Opportunities with representatives of Goodwill of North Georgia, Atlanta Electrical Contractors Association, and YearUp. 

Sprayberry High School Media Center
April 20, 2017 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
2525 Sandy Plains Road
Marietta GA 30066

Opportunities for 18 year old graduates and adults as well.
Click here to download the flyer for more information


CCSD Schools/Offices Closed for Spring Break

Posted: 3/31/2017

All CCSD Schools and Central Offices will close for Spring Break on April 3, 2017, and will re-open on April 10.


Cobb County Voters Approve SPLOST V

Posted: 3/22/2017

The Cobb County School District would like to thank the voters for approving the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST V) to fund capital improvements for an additional five years. SPLOST V revenue will help construct hundreds of new classrooms, increase safety and security, and upgrade technology throughout the district.

“I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the voters of Cobb County for their continued support of our school district,” said Superintendent Chris Ragsdale. “SPLOST V will provide needed resources to support our schools and staff in reaching our goal of student success.” Read more


CCSD Kindergarten and New 1st Grade Registration

Posted: 3/21/2017

March 29, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Cobb County School District will be registering all new kindergarten students and students new to first grade for the upcoming 2017-18 school year on March 29, 2017, at all Cobb County elementary schools from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  There is NO afternoon registration time.  Georgia law requires that kindergarten students be five years old on or before September 1, 2017.  First grade students must be six years old on or before September 1, 2017, to be registered.  For more info about registration requirements, please visit the Enrollment webpage, at http://www.cobbk12.org/aboutccsd/enrollment/.

To find out what school your child will attend, check the CCSD Bus Routes site, at http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/transportation/busroutes.aspx.


Learn More About Ed-SPLOST V

Posted: 3/10/2017

Learn more about what Ed-SPLOST V would do for students in every school in Cobb County HERE (in English) or HERE (in Spanish)!

Watch what a penny has done for every corner of Cobb County over the last 19 years.

Registered Cobb voters can vote early at any advanced voting location!
More early voting details including available locations and times are available here!


KiDtalk 2017

Posted: 3/8/2017


Cobb County School District Magazine - Vol. 2, Issue 1

Posted: 2/23/2017

We are pleased to share with you the newest issue of the Cobb County School District Magazine. In this issue, we focus on working and learning together to highlight and celebrate the local school partners who play a critical role in the success of our schools.


Move On When Ready (MOWR) Summit

Posted: 2/21/2017

You are invited to attend a MOWR Dual Enrollment Summit to learn about opportunities available for your student to earn college credit while enrolled in high school as well as receive 100% paid tuition, mandatory fees, and books! Cobb Counselors will present details on enrollment while you also have an opportunity to meet with College Representatives! Download the Flyer.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 @ Campbell High School.
5265 Ward Street, Smyrna, GA 30080. 6:00-8:00pm


You Are Invited To Give Your Input!

Posted: 2/17/2017

The Cobb County School District Federal Programs (Title I, II, III, IDEA and Carl D. Perkins) invites the public, parents, staff, and students to give input on federally funded programs. Title I, Title II, Title III, Carl D. Perkins and IDEA seek input on the use of funds as well as the development of the Comprehensive Local Education Agency Improvement Plan (CLIP). Additionally, you are invited to give input on Homeless Program services and the revision to the Title I Parental Involvement Policy. The date is Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 6:30 PM and the location is Tapp Middle School 3900 Macedonia Road Powder Springs, GA 30027. Read more


CCSD School Transfer Applications Available Online

Posted: 1/31/2017

Due to technical difficulties with a third-party vendor, parents are currently experiencing problems with submitting online applications. Therefore, the deadline for applying has been extended until noon, Thursday, March 2, 2017.

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year. Beginning on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, parents/guardians can apply for the transfers. The district will only accept online applications. In order to provide access to the application for parents/guardians who may need it, a kiosk is available in the lobby of the CCSD Central Offices at 514 Glover Street. For more information, please see our 2017-18 School Choice webpage. 


2017 Learning Resources Public Review

Posted: 1/25/2017

3-12 ELA and K-12 ESOL

The Cobb County School District is offering the community an opportunity to review learning resources being recommended for use in 3-12 English Language Arts and K – 12 ESOL. Print and digital materials will be available for public review, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, at the following locations and dates:

  • CCSD Central Administrative Building - Lobby
    514 Glover Street, Marietta, GA
    Thursday, January 26 – Wednesday, February 8, 2017
  • CCSD Hawthorne Center - Room 139
    1595 Hawthorne Avenue, Smyrna, GA
    Thursday, January 26 – Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Click here to access Digital Materials and Comment Forms


2017 Teacher Job Fair

Posted: 1/13/2017

The Cobb County School District is excited to announce our 2017 Teacher Job Fairs. The Job Fairs are scheduled in two parts: one for Elementary School Level and one for Middle & High School. All interested candidates must register for the event. If you plan to attend both events, you must register for both. Click here for more info and to register.


Community Connections Resource Fair Jan. 30, 2017

Community Connections Resource Fair Jan. 30, 2017

Posted: 1/13/2017

Please join us for the Community Connections Resource Fair featuring local organizations that offer programs, camps, and special events for families of children with special needs.  Come meet representatives from over 15 area organizations who will be on hand to share their program offerings.  This event will be held at Dodgen Middle School.  Click here for more information.

 


Cobb Tank Show to Air on Cobb edTV Throughout January

Cobb Tank Show to Air on Cobb edTV Throughout January

Posted: 1/11/2017

What do “Crossfit Kids”, “Bringing STEAM to the Mainstream” and “K’Nexing Math and Students” have in common?   They are among the 10 Finalists for 2016 Cobb Tank competition where teachers pitch their innovative ideas for classroom instruction in hopes of receiving grants to fund their projects. Read more


Atlanta Brave Chase d'Arnaud at Dickerson MS

Braves Player Visits Dickerson Middle, Inspires Orchestra Students

Posted: 1/4/2017

Dickerson Middle School orchestra students watched with fascination as Atlanta Braves player Chase d’Arnaud played a violin in front of the class. The professional baseball player recently visited the middle school to inspire the music students to keep playing. The Braves shortstop played violin when he was in elementary and middle school, but gave it up to concentrate on baseball.


New CCSD Board Members Sworn-in

Posted: 1/3/2017

On Tuesday morning, January 3, 2017, Cobb County State Court Judge Marsha Lake administered the oath of office to Board Members Randy Scamihorn, Brad Wheeler and David Banks. All three Board Members were re-elected to a four-year term. After the ceremony, the board voted David Chastain as Board Chair and Scott Sweeney as Board Vice Chair.



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