CCSD News and Press Release Archive

2017

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; Agatston Invited to Share Cyberbullying Brief with Swedish Prince, Princess

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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….


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….


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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….


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…


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

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

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…


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