CCSD News and Press Release Archive

2017

Cobb County School District Congratulates 2017 Teacher Leader Academy Graduates

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 Elementary Recognizes Maureen Friese as Phenomenal Friday Teacher of the Week; Cobb Community Donates $54,000 in gifts for Due West Teachers

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

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…


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

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…


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…


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

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

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

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

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…


Cobb County School District Magazine wins 2017 Communicator Award

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…


Retirees Leave With Combined 4,733 Years Of Service

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…


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

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

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…


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

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

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

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…


10 Additional Cobb Students Named National Merit Scholars

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

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…


CCSD Students Win Top Honors at 2017 Shuler Awards

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…


CCSD Collects Nearly 25,000 Cans for MUST Ministries

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

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

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

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…


Monica Howard, Principal of Kennesaw Elementary School

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

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 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…


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…


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

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…


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 Transform Junk into Masterpieces

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…


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