Pope High School HS

Dr. Thomas Flugum, Principal

Kimberly Artigas, AP | Dr. James Bishop, AP | Dr. Denise Danielson, AP | Julie Huffman, AP | Josh Mathews, AP/AD | Nancy Zarbnisky, AP

3001 Hembree Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770-578-7900
FAX: 770-578-7902

3001 Hembree Road
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: 770-578-7900
FAX: 770-578-7902

Welcome to Pope High School

Inspiring students to achieve extraordinary success!

News and Announcements

Bell Schedules for 10/10

October 10: County Early Release Day

1st 8:20-8:45 

2nd 8:50-9:10

3rd 9:15-9:35 

4th 9:40-10:05

5th 10:10-10:35

6th 10:40-11:05

7th 11:10-11:30

Picture Retakes

Picture Retake Day is Friday, October 18, during lunches.  Photographers will be set up outside the theater for students who missed picture day in August or for students who would like to have their picture retaken.  This is students’ last chance to have their picture taken for the yearbook.  Information will be distrubited in AO on Tuesday, Oct. 8th.

Thanks-for-Giving Food Drive

Octagon, Interact, and the Learning Commons are teaming up again this year to support the Cobb Center for Family Resources in their Thanks-For-Giving food drive. Each year we collect the ingredients for families to cook their own traditional holiday meal. Additionally, since the week of Thanksgiving can be a strain on families’ food budgets while children are home from school, we also collect extras like breakfast food, pasta, and peanut butter for those added meals. Any and all in-date (non-perishable) items are accepted, as well as items like gravy-mix, grocery store gift-cards, and disposable tin pans used to cook turkeys!

The collection will end on November 11th, 2019.

Here at Pope, we strive to achieve in academics, athletics, fine arts, service, and leadership. This program is an excellent opportunity for us to serve our community. The CFR assists over 1000 Cobb families each year through this program. Please join us in achieving our goal of being the school that collects the most items for this year’s Thanks-for-Giving program and #inspirePopeHS!

Learning Commons Donations for Fines: 

We are eliminating up to $1 of LC fines for each donated item during the Thanks-for-Giving drive (now-Nov. 11th) with no maximum!  If you choose to do a store gift card, we’ll match it dollar for dollar.

Homecoming Dance

Please join us for a Winterfest homecoming dance, Saturday, October 12, 2019 in the old Pope High School gym from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm. 

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time through MyPaymentsPlus for $15 or $20 at the door.  A light dessert will be provided. 

We look forward to a beautiful evening!  

Homecoming Spirit Days

PSAT Schedule - October 16th

Juniors who did not pay for the PSAT will be going to the old theater for the ASVAB.  Freshmen who did not pay will be going to one of three labs in the 300 hall for career assessments in Naviance.  All 10th graders are taking the PSAT.  Seniors are doing special activities in the PAC.

The PSAT will end at approximately 12:15, so 4th period begins at approximately 12:15.  We will not have periods 1-3.

4th 12:15-1:00

5th 1:05-1:50

6th 1:55-2:40

7th 2:45-3:30

Class of 2020 Graduation

The Pope High School Commencement Ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30PM in the Kennesaw State University Convocation Center.

Who's Who Application

Seniors! It’s Who’s Who time again. Applications will be available in AO on Tuesday, Oct 1. You may also download one here. All activities must have a signature, even the ones that you write in. Make sure you and your parent/guardian sign the form. Forms can be turned in to the tray outside room 301. If you have questions, please see Ms. Register. We are looking forward to recognizing many of our great students!

AP Test Registration

AP Test registration is now open. Registration and payment will be open from October 1st through November 1st. Please see the AP page on the Pope website for answers to all of your questions. https://popehighadvancedplacementprogram.weebly.com/  If you have questions that are not answered on the AP page, please email Dr. Bob Speed at Robert.speed@cobbk12.org

National Merit Scholars

We are proud to announce that four Pope seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists. These students earned this recognition based on scoring in the top 1% on the PSAT they took their junior year. There are only 16,000 students in the entire country that have earned this recognition.

These seniors are:

  • Ada Burris
  • Sanjeet Harry
  • Andrew Myers
  • Liza Pivnik

They will now go on to compete for National Merit Finalist standing and scholarship awards worth more than $31 million dollars.  We wish these Greyhounds luck as they continue in the competition.

We also had 17 additional seniors recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program as Commended Students because they scored in the top 96th percentile on their junior year PSAT.  There are only 34,000 students across the nation earning this recognition.  They also may be selected for corporate sponsored scholarship awards in the coming months. 

These seniors are:

Jake Atallah

Davis Champion

Grant Chernau

Olivia Davie

Ryan Finke

Roshan Guntur

Carlton Kell

Luke Loubser

Jared McGrath

Grant Pesqueira

Ross Shepherd

Margaret Sides

Connor Stabler

Ava Tompkins

Grayson Torres

Parth Varshney

Denis Veller


 Way to go all of our National Merit Recognized Greyhounds! You make us all very proud!!

New Check Out Policy

Early check out from school is discouraged. Students and parents should try to arrange medical and other appointments after school hours. A parent, guardian, or administrator must grant permission to check out in every case. Under non-emergency circumstances, the parent should send a note which MUST be turned in before 11:30 am.  Last minute appointments do happen; however, please call PPO before 11:30 am.  If your student needs to leave school after 11:30 am and they have not turned in a note that morning, you will need to come to PPO and check them out personally; however, we will not be able to accommodate any check out after 6th period without a previously submitted note. During the weeks of EOC and AP testing PPO will NOT take any phone calls. If a student is driving or walking, a parent must be contacted.   If the student leaves without confirmation of the early dismissal, it will be treated as a class cut (truancy) and disciplinary action will be taken.  Contact Pupil Personnel @ 770 578-7908 ext. 051.

LGE - Pope Partner in Education

PHS Master Calendar

2019 Important Dates

Extended AO Oct 8
CCSD Early Release Oct 10
PSAT Administration Oct 16


Student of the Week

Congratulations to Abbey Lautenschlager!

Abbey is a senior this year.  She's hard working student who comes to class every day with a smile and has a positive attitude.  She creates a positive energy in those around her with her own.  We are proud to call you a Greyhound Abbey!





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