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


End-Of-Grade Testing April 19th - April 26th

 

Attention 6th-Grade Parents!

Please access the letter below for important information about immunizations required before entrance into 7th grade. 

Immunization Info - 6th Grade

Immunization Info - 6th Grade (Spanish)


Palmer Day of Service
Celebrate Earth Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017

9 am to 12 pm

Come join us to help make Palmer beautiful!

  • Painting

  • Mulching

  • Planting flowers

  • And more!

(Donations are welcome: paint supplies, brown mulch, pine straw, monetary donations, etc.)


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!


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

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



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.

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


Yearbooks now on sale!


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!


AVID College Fair

Check out this CCSD video of our AVID College Fair 2016!


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!!