Welcome to Palmer Middle School
Lisa Jackson, Principal
Dana Carlton, Asst. Principal
Brad Blackman, Asst. Principal
Glenda Canada, Support & Services Admin.
CCSD Magnet Program Information
Program applications are due in December.
There are many Magnet Open Houses offered at schools
this fall. Click
information about Cobb County School District's Magnet
Program, Open Houses, and applications.
Georgia Milestone End of Grade Test Scores
received Georgia Milestone End of Grade test scores this
week. The scores were reviewed and explained in class.
here to view the PowerPoint presentation which
provides more information about the results and an
explanation of scores.
An Exciting Announcement from Zoyo Yogurt!
will now be sold outside of
the Media Center on Wednesday mornings for just $2.00! Check out more
about Zoyo yogurt
Mericka-Brand, 8th-Grade Science Teacher
Cobb County School District's Middle School Teacher of
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
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
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
We are so proud of you, Sara!
School Advanced Content
here for information about criteria for placement in
Advanced Content classes.
AVID College Fair
Check out this CCSD video of our AVID
Office 365 for Cobb
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.
Thank you Piedmont Church!
Palmer Middle School would like to thank
Piedmont Church for their generous donation of an iPad Air to
teacher Tina McLaughlin and Palmer's Rise unit.
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 Science Teacher Winner in Cobb Tank Grant
Congratulations to teacher Tami
McIntire and family, one of the prestigious winners of the Cobb Tank Grant
Competition! Mrs. McIntire co-authored the idea for the project
"Virtual Mentors" with her children who are also Cobb County
educators!We are so proud of you, Mrs. McIntire! Visit the Cobb Tank website at
to learn more!
Mrs. Dora Brown Honored at Teacher of the Year Breakfast
Teacher of the Year Dora Brown was
honored at the Teacher of the Year Breakfast Celebration and Pep
Rally at Roswell Street Baptist Church. She was cheered at
the breakfast by Palmer Middle School parents,
teachers, students, and community members Congratulations
Palmer Middle School faculty and
staff would like to thank owner Kristie Owen Lane and the staff
of Kol Koi Pond and Garden for their generous dontation of time
to clean and maintain our koi pond in the lobby. Please
support this locally-owned business! http://kolkoipondandwatergarden.com/
The SAT and PSAT are changing!
information about the new SAT and PSAT, click
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!!