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Please join us for a COMMUNITY WIDE
PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING on Thursday, February 16, at 7 p.m. at the
Palmer Middle School Auditorium. This meeting will focus on keeping
our neighborhoods safe and confronting our areas’ recent uptick in
crime. New code enforcement complaint procedures, traffic issues and
new transportation projects will be addressed as well. The guest
speakers will be JoAnn...
District 3 Commissioner, Major Jeff Patellis, Precinct Commander,
Cathey Pickett, Code Enforcement Mgr and Brian Loudermilk, CCDOT
Project Mgr. Questions
will be taken from the audience or you can post them on this thread
and they will be given to the speakers ahead of the meeting. Event
hosted by the Bells Ferry Civic Association and Area Subdivisions.
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
School Choice web page link is
School Choice web page link is
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
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
Access the Georgia Parent Survey by going to the link below.
Yearbooks now on sale!
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!
Please use the link above to access a review of the 2015-2016 goals.
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
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.
more about the 3M and Discovery Education Young Scientist Challange here!
We are so proud of you, Sara!
for information about criteria for placement in Advanced Content classes.
Check out this CCSD video of our AVID College Fair!
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
or use the link on the left.
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
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 anAVID 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!!