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


Happy Summer Break! Please read below for important summer hours and information.

Summer Announcements

  • Summer Hours from June 5th - July 13th - The Palmer office will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday during the summer. Cobb County Schools will be closed July 3rd and 4th as well as on Fridays during the summer.

  • Final report cards were mailed June 1. If you have not received your child's report card, please contact the school.

  • Summer Registration date is Wednesday, July 12th. Registration hours are 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. See the Enrolling Students link to the left under District Information for more registration information.

  • Immunization requirements for students born after January 1 2002.
    7th Grade Immunization Requirements
    6th Grade Immunization Requirements
    6th Grade Immunization Requirments (Spanish)

  • School Supply List by grade level click here.

  • Panther Preview Day - Thursday, July 27th
    6th Grade and all Students New to Palmer - 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    7th and 8th Grades - 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • First Day of School is July 31, 2017. School hours are 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.


Advanced Content Placement

For information about Advanced Content placement, please click here.


Required Summer Math Packets

This important summer math work is due the first day student return to school on July 31st.

8th Grade High School Math - GSE Algebra Y and GSA Acc Algebra 1 Geometry

Rising 8th Summer Math Packet

Rising 7-8 (Accelerated) Summer Math Packet

7th Summer Math Packet

6th Grade Summer Math Packet


Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year
Ms. Sue Bulock, Band Director!

Ms. Bulock has been a teacher at Palmer Middle School for 12 years. She is described by her peers as someone who is always available to her students. As her nominating teacher stated, "Ms. Bulock makes all of her students feel special and appreciated. She is amazing." Ms. Bulock's sister and family traveled from Michigan to surprise her at the announcement breakfast!

Please feel free to send Ms. Bulock a note of congratulations via email!

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Cobb Employee of the Year
Ms. Angela Holtzclaw, Food Services Manager!

Mrs. Holtzclaw is described as a "cheerful" person who knows everyone's name, and who works hard making delicious, nutritional food with excellent service. She also goes above and beyond for students.  As her nominating teacher stated, "She enthusiastically helped me with a PBL project to teach my students about running a kitchen. She gave them a tour, created interest, and answered many questions."
Please feel free to send Ms. Holtzclaw a note of congratulations via email!




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.


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.


 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.

http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp


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 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!!