Palmer Middle School

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

Welcome to Palmer!

Home of the Palmer Panthers

Empowering all students for success!

 

Lisa Jackson, Principal

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


Mid-Winter Break - February 19th-23rd. School closed.
 

Inspirational Palmer Teacher on Good Morning America!

See the inspirational story of our beloved AVID teacher, Chelsea Haley, and her sons from Good Morning America on Monday, February 12th.

Click here to watch the video.


AVID Now Accepting Applications

Palmer AVID is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.  AVID is a college readiness system and year-long elective class.  The ideal AVID candidate has high potential and is in the academic middle.  Please visit our website for more information.  Rising 6th graders: the deadline for submitting an application is March 2nd.  Rising 7th and 8th graders, please see Mr. K for more information.

 http://palmermiddleschoolavid.weebly.com/


6th Grade Immunizations


Once your child has turned 11 years of age, he or she is ready to receive important vaccines required before entering 7th grade.  Find more information in the letters below.

6th Grade Immunization Letter

6th Grade Immunization Letter - Spanish


Destiny Daughters of Promise Nx Gen Club

Nx Gen is a leadership development program for teen girls. Meetings are held from 4:15-6:00 pm on Wednesday in Room CR-11. For parents interested in registering a student for the program, click the link below.

http://ddpgirls.org/programs/nx-gen/


Palmer Counseling Program Honored

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is pleased to announce Palmer Middle School in Kennesaw, GA, as a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP). Palmer Middle School Counselors have earned the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation. The RAMP designation, awarded for aligning with the criteria in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment. Palmer Middle School will be honored at a recognition ceremony at ASCA’s annual conference in Los Angeles, Calif. on Monday, July 16, 2018, for making an exemplary commitment to comprehensive school counseling programs.


Important Notice Regarding Progress Reports and Report Cards:


We are going paperless!  Please see the attached parent letter to find out more about our move to online progress reports and report cards.  You will find directions for accessing your students' progress reports and report cards via ParentVue. Alternately, if you do not have access to the internet, you may contact your child's counselor to receive a paper copy by request. Thank you for supporting us in our efforts to reduce our paper waste.

Paperless Progress Reports Parent Letter


Congratulations to our Geography Bee Finalists and Winner, Colin Mitchell

The Geography Bee took place Tuesday, January 30th, in the Palmer Theater.  This year's winner is 6th grader Colin Mitchell (right) and our 2nd-place finisher is 8th grader James Doster (left). Congratulations, guys!


2018-2019 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251) transfers for the 2018-2019 school year. Individual school

capacity information and applications will be available beginning

February 5, 2018 on the District website.

For more information, please

see our 2018-19 School Choice webpage.

Deadline for applying is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

 

The web address for the link is: http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx

Protect Yourself from Flu

Please see important information below from the Cobb County Schools page about protecting yourself from the flu virus and preventing the spread of the flu virus to others.

http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/studentsupport/schoolhealth/flu.aspx


Palmer Earns Bronze Award from Governor's Office of Student Achievement

Palmer was honored with a 2017 Bronze Award from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement in the Greatest Gains category for exhibiting high growth in student achievement. Palmer's academic growth over the last three years has been in the top 7% of schools in the state. Our school received an award certificate and a banner that will hang in front of the school.


Georgia Parent Survey

We encourage and appreciate our families’ participation in the Georgia Parent Survey as this data is used as part of our calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below. If you do not have access to a computer, we welcome you to come in to the Palmer Learning Commons to take the survey.

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents


School Strategic Plan 2016-2017 End of Year Results

Please click here to see our school results for the 2016-2017 school year.


 

Buy your yearbook today using the link above! School Code for Yearbook is 2401.
If you would like to apply to beon the yearbook staff, please print and complete this application.


New Student Registration Times

Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Registration forms and information can be found at the following link:

www.cobbk12.org/aboutccsd/enrollment

or

see the Enrolling Students link to the left under District Information to learn more about registering your student.

Important immunization requirements are below.

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


School Supply Lists

For school supply lists by grade level click here.


Advanced Content Placement

For information about Advanced Content placement, please click here.


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!


Office 365 for Cobb County Students

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