Palmer Middle School

690 North Booth Road | Kennesaw, GA 30144 | 770-591-5020

Welcome to Palmer!

Home of the Palmer Panthers


Lisa Jackson, Principal

Dana Carlton, AP  |  Brad Blackman, AP  |  Glenda Canada, SSA

EOG Boot Camps begin March 20th; Spring Break April 3-7


EOG Boot Camps

March 20th - April 18th
(No boot camps during Spring Break!)
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Open to ALL students. No sign-up necessary. All subjects are covered.
Intramurals are only on Fridays during EOG Boot Camp.
All morning clubs are canceled!
EOG Testing starts April 19th through April 25th.

6th Gr Boot Camp Schedule and Topics

7th Gr Boot Camp Schedule and Topics

8th Gr Boot Camp Schedule and Topics

Rising 6th-Grade Spirit Night

Tuesday, March 28th
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Please join the Palmer Middle School Administration, Faculty, and Counselors as we present important information about your student's transition to middle school.

8th-Grade End-of-Year Activities

Please see the attached flyer for information about the annual 8th-grade slide show as well as payment form for the 8th-grade carnival and dance.

8th grade EOY Activity Flyer and Payment Form

2017-18 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2017 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2017-18 School Choice webpage.

Deadline for applying is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

School Choice web page link is

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team -6th Place!


Palmer's Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Team placed 6th out of 21 teams in the Cobb County competition held at McCeachern High School January 14th. This was an outstanding performance as Palmer has not had a Reading Bowl team in several years.  Students worked very hard for this competition.  If you are interested in participating on next year's Reading Bowl team please contact Mrs. Wickline in the Media Center.

  Parent Sign Up for Career Day

 Parents, we would love for you to be a guest speaker on Career Day!  If interested, please use the following link to sign up. We will get in touch with you with more details.

Parent Career Day Sign Up


Spelling Bee Winner Kaliga Satish Kumar (L) and Runner-up Ashleigh Killebrew (R) stand with Principal Lisa Jackson.

Kaliga Satish Kumar-Winner of this year's Palmer Spelling Bee!

Congratulations to Kaliga Sathish Kumar, winner of this year's Palmer Spelling Bee, and Ashleigh Killebrew, this year's runner-up!  Kaliga fended off 16 other competitors to win the Bee and advance to the county competition.

Iowa Test Information Brochure

Cobb County School District's 2016-2017 information brochure about the Iowa Test in now available.  Please click here for a copy of the brochure.

 Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones, or tablet. For parents who do not have access to the Internet, please contact the school Media Specialist. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.

Access the Georgia Parent Survey by going to the link below.

Yearbooks now on sale!

Mrs. Jacquie Mericka-Brand, 8th-Grade Science Teacher
Cobb County School District's Middle School Teacher of the Year!

The announcement was made in person by Superindentent Ragsdale and a team of District leaders at a school faculty assembly. Congratulations Mrs. Brand on this prestigious honor! We are so proud of you!

Palmer 2015-2016 Strategic Plan End-of-Year Review

Please use the link above to access a review of the 2015-2016 goals.

Palmer MS Student Sara Makboul Announced as 3M and Discovery Education 2016 Young Scientist Challenge Finalist!

Sara is one of 10 student finalists from across America in the annual premier competition which recognizes scientific thinking and imagination in students grades 5-8 who dream up a solution to an everyday problem that ultimately could reshape the way we live our lives. Sara's invention is nano-celulose pellets that help end stormwater pollution by absorbing water runoff as it rains. Watch her submission video here! Sara's prizes include $1,000, a trip to St. Paul, MN, for the Finals, and a summer mentorship with a 3M scientist. Find out more about the 3M and Discovery Education Young Scientist Challange here! We are so proud of you, Sara!

Palmer Middle School Advanced Content Placement Criteria

Please click here for information about criteria for placement in Advanced Content classes.

AVID College Fair

Check out this CCSD video of our AVID College Fair!

Office 365 for Cobb County Students

Office 365 is free for Cobb County students! Parents may now access the agreement through ParentVue. For more information, go to the CCSD Office 365 Support Page for parents located here or use the link on the left.

Palmer Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year!

Palmer Middle is proud to announce Mrs. Jacquie Mericka-Brand as its 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Mericka-Brand is the Science Department Lead and teaches 8th grade.

Mrs. Mandy Woodham is Palmer's 2016-2017 Classified Employee of the Year. Mrs. Woodham works as the Media Center parapro.

Congratulations to both of these wonderful, hard-working ladies who always put students first!

Mrs. Woodham and Mrs. Mericka-Brand


Palmer Academic Team Advances to GA State Semi-Finals!

The Palmer Academic Team won first place among the top two Region 2 schools, and moves on to the Georgia State Semi-Finals on January 30th. Good luck!

Palmer Re-Validated as an
AVID National Demonstration School

Palmer Middle School officially received re-validation as the only AVID National Demonstration School in the state of Georgia!! Our AVID program met the standards for supporting the program effectiveness and student progress. The AVID program is designed to increase students’ achievement, develop skills in writing for learning, achieve success in honor classes, and become an effective learner in groups.

Congratulations to all who helped make this possible including: our AVID students, the AVID site team, the school administration, and especially our AVID site team leader Mrs. Dora Brown and our AVID instructor Mr. Vijay Koilpillai!!