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Congratulations to Pebblebrook Students and Staff Named by the Washington Post as one of the Most Challenging High Schools in the nation! (12 Cobb schools named)


2014 Title I Annual Parental Involvement
Summer Information Symposium

WHERE:
Smitha Middle School
               2025 Powder Springs Road, Marietta, GA 30064

WHEN:   Wednesday, May 7th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 Guest Speaker: Mychal Wynn


A MESSAGE FROM THE COUNSELING DEPT.

Parents/Students:
All 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students received a 2014-2015 Cobb County Re-enrollment Form along with a letter of explanation.  This is a required Cobb County Schools document that has to be completed, signed and returned in order for your student to be scheduled for the upcoming school year.  All forms are due to the Pebblebrook Counseling Office by April 23, 2014.  Please ensure that these forms are completed, signed, and returned. Thank you.


2014-2015 COURSE REGISTRATION

Course registration for the 2014–2015 school year for all students in grades 9th – 11th will be on Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday, April 16th.  All students in 9th grade through 11th grade should be in school on these 2 days in order to select all classes for next school year.  Students who do not report to school to complete registration forms on these two days will have their courses for next year selected for them by Administration and/or Guidance.  Once selected, there will be no schedule changes.  A bell schedule will be made for these two days that will allow students to visit each teacher they had for the year and collaboratively select the appropriate courses. 

Course catalogs will be given to students on Friday, April 11th during homeroom.  Catalogs should be taken home and shared with parents.  The catalog is designed to help students and parents make informed decisions on course selection.  Selected courses should be appropriate and geared towards keeping the student on track for graduation as courses selected will remain a part of the student's schedule for the entire 2014 – 2015 school year.  Once again, there will be no schedule changes.  Students are also encouraged to discuss course selections with their teachers.  More information will be provided during the week prior to registration.

2014-2015 COURSE CATALOG


Interested in Substitute Teaching?

The School District will host TWO Substitute Job Fairs on Tuesday 4/22/14 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.  For applicants interested in substituting for the North Area Schools (North of Powder Springs including North Marietta, East Cobb, Kennesaw and Acworth) the job fair will be held at Piedmont Baptist Church located at 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta, 30066.  For applicants interested in substituting for the South Area Schools (Includes Smyrna, Powder Springs, Austell, and Mableton—South Marietta area), the job fair will be held at Skyview Elementary School located at 5805 Dunn Road, Mableton, 30126. To attend applicants must complete the following REQUIREMENTS:

 1-RSVP by sending an email to EITHER jobfairnorth@cobbk12.org  OR  jobfairsouth@cobbk12.org. You can only RSVP to one fair and this should be the geographic area you plan to work as a substitute. You must RSVP by 4/15/14.

2-Bring a resume with you to the fair detailing all of your work and educational experience.

3-Be prepared to briefly meet with an Administrator.

We appreciate your interest in positively impacting our Cobb County students and teachers!  We look forward to meeting you at the job fair.


APRIL VOTER REGISTRATION MONTH
In keeping with our school vision of "preparing students to be productive in a global community," we want to make sure that students understand their civic responsibilities.  The State Department of Education and the Office of the Secretary of State have created a new Online Voter Registration System.  Students who are 17 1/2 may use the system to register to vote.  Anyone with a valid Georgia driver's license may register to vote at the following location:

https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/beginRegistration.do



Mableton Day Community Spirit Program Competition

We invite you to participate in the Mableton Day Community Spirit Program competition, in which we could win a trophy and $1,000 for our school.  An easy way to earn points for Pebblebrook High School is to go to the Annual Mableton Community Day Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MabletonCommunityDay#!/MabletonCommunityDay and “Like” the post about Pebblebrook High School.  After you “Like” our post, write a “Comment.”  Anyone can do this (friends & family as well). 
Please refer to http://www.mabletonday.com/ for further details. 



Financial Aid Fridays
Financial Aid Fridays begin this week, and every Friday in the Career Center from 12:00 – 3:00.  Seniors and their parents can sign up for a free, one-on-one meeting with a financial aid expert from Georgia State, and get help with FAFSA, scholarships, and other ways to pay for college. 

Sign-up for an appointment in the Career Center or by emailing paul.gordon@cobbk12.org.




CTAE Career Clusters
 

PHS GRADUATION 2014

The graduation for Pebblebrook High School is as follows:
May 23, 2014 7:00 pm
Kennesaw State University
Convocation Center  

More information on tickets and directions are forthcoming.


2014-15 SCHOOL CHOICE
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2014-2015 school year.  Applications will be available beginning February 10, 2014.  For more information, please see our 2014-15 School Choice website.


STUDENT IDENTIFICATION

Students should wear or have their IDs on them at all times.  We will order a limited number of lanyards that we can make available to students.  For safety reasons, we need to be able to identify Pebblebrook students especially since we have an open campus.  Reminding your child of this requirement will assist us.


NEW PEBBLEBROOK COLLEGE BLOG!

>The Counseling Department is pleased to present a brand new blog for students and parents featuring scholarships, college events, and news for seniors and others looking to prepare for college.

>You can find the new blog at www.pebblebrookcollege.weebly.com

>Check back weekly for new scholarships and college events.

Partners in Education
Are you interested in becoming a “Pebblebrook Partner In Education”?  Please take advantage of the tax deductible options that are available. 

Click HERE for more details on our donation structure. 
Additionally, click HERE for the Chamber Of Commerce Agreement that certifies the partnership.


SYNERGY PARENTVUE/ STUDENTVUE:

To access the ParentVue/StudentVue Portal, please go to the following link:   https://parentvue.cobbk12.org  

NOTE:  Students accounts are already set up and DO NOT require activation letters.  Students are to log in with their student ID and current network password.  If they have not setup an account yet, their initial password can be obtained from their teachers.

For additional instructions, click HERE.

If you are not able to access Synergy, and you have gotten your password reset in the media center, please come to the main office between classes, before or after school so that we can correct the issue.


EARN A SERVICE CORD
Pebblebrook High School students may earn a service cord for graduation when volunteering through clubs or volunteering independently for an approved organization.

For the current school year(2013-2014), students must meet the following requirements:
SENIORS- 40 HOURS
JUNIORS- 60 HOURS
SOPHOMORES-80 HOURS
FRESHMAN- 80 HOURS

ALL COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MARCH 28, 2014 IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A SERVICE CORD FOR COMMENCEMENT.

At Pebblebrook, we are committed to giving back to our school, our community, our state and the nation.

Please contact the Community Service Administrator, Mr. Tommy Perry with any questions.

 


STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
Student accident insurance applications from the Young Group are now available online in PDF format for parents to download and print on demand.
English version Spanish version



MARIETTA/COBB Driver's Education
Click HERE for the web site.
Click HERE for 2013 flyer.


GET TO GHSGT STUDY GUIDES:
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/GHSGT-Study-Guides.aspx

GET TO EOCT STUDY GUIDES:
http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/EOCT-Guides.aspx 


TUTORING SCHEDULES by DEPARTMENT

CTAE
ENGLISH
ESOL
MATH
SCIENCE
SOCIAL STUDIES
WORLD LANGUAGES


DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

FIRE LANE CHANGES FOR SCHOOLS
The Cobb County Fire Lane Ordinance was amended to include a provision for student pick-up at schools. Per the Fire Marshall's Office, no one is allowed to park in a Fire Lane, whether there is a driver in the vehicle or not, at any time other than the following:

  • 30 minutes prior to the end of the school day and 30 minutes after the end of the school day (this does not include the After School Program nor any other activity at the school)
  • Passengers actively loading or unloading during the day (this would cover students unloading in the morning at the beginning of the school day)
  • Stopping or parking a vehicle in a fire lane at any other time is prohibited, unless passengers are actively loading or unloading.
  • Enforcement of this new provision will begin on April 9, 2012. Fire lanes can be identified by “No Parking Fire Lane” signage and/or curbing that is red in color. Fire lane violations currently result in a fine of $135.00.

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Safety (678) 594-8620.

 

 

STUDENT OF THE DAY
April 14   Ashton Brown
April 15   Bethany Windham 
April 16   Eric Turner
April 17   Khalil Burston 
April 18   Javion Lawson

 

FALCON OF THE MONTH:
March

DEPARTMENT STUDENT
ENGLISH Adriana Hernadez-Rojas
Luke Glasper
MATH Drayton McJunkins
SOCIAL STUDIES  
SCIENCE Sam Stebbins
CTAE  Kadiatou Balde
PERFORMING ARTS Levi West
WORLD LANGUAGES  Orianna Farrow
ESOL  Aicha Cisse
PE Tony Nguyen

 

MOST IMPROVED FALCON OF THE MONTH:
March

DEPARTMENT STUDENT
ENGLISH Braiden Cummings
Jamel Spentz
MATH
Jocelyne Bravo
SOCIAL STUDIES  
SCIENCE  Nasiir Jones
CTAE Edgar Marin
PERFORMING ARTS  Lane Eberle
WORLD LANGUAGES Aysiah Bartee
ESOL Valentin Munguia-Chavez
PE Austin Mendez