the dress closet @ sprayberry
(updated on: 8/10/17)

The Dress Closet @ Sprayberry will be holding a Dress Drive on Saturday August 12, 2017 from 10am to 12pm in the Commons.  The Dress Closet will provide students who are in need a homecoming or prom dress. If you have gently worn evening and formal wear (homecoming/prom dresses) that you would like to donate please stop by! 

SChool council
(updated on: 8/7/17)

If you are interested in serving on this year's school council, please e-mail Mr. Joe Sharp, Principal.

2017-2018 All sports passes
(updated 7/25/2017)

All Sports Passes for ther 2017-2018 school year are now available! 

Students: $55
Adults: $65
Family of 4 (2 Adults, 2 Students): $185

Forms are available in the Front Office or can be downloaded from HERE.

Passes can be purchased this week (July 24-28th) and then again during ALL lunches when school starts. 

Passes will also be sold during Open House on Tuesday August 22!

FINE ARTS HALL OF FAME
(UPDATED ON: 7/17/17)

We are now accepting nominations for the Fine Arts Hall of Fame. The nomination form is available HERE.

Completed nominations are due no later than August 7th, 2017.

spRayberry honored by washington post
(updated on: 5/15/17)

Sprayberry is proud to once again be included in the Washington Post's list of "America's Most Challenging High Schools."

The rankings are computed through an index formula that calculates the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year.

This year, only 12 percent of the approximately 22,000 U.S. public high schools were placed on this national list.

final exam information
(updated on: 5/11/17)

Final Exam information is now available; please click HERE for an important letter from Dr. McDougal.

PTSA SURVEY
(updated on: 5/11/17)

The PTSA is looking for your input! Please take a few moments to complete their survey by clicking HERE.

ALumni outreach project
(updated on: 4/26/17)

We are excited to hear that many former students have begun to hear from our new partners at Publishing Concepts! As many of you are aware, our 65th anniversary is coming up, and we are working on updating contact info for as many of our alumni as we can.

If you should receive a card like the one pictured above, please rest assured that the company is working on our behalf to help with the creation of our very first ALUMNI DIRECTORY.  You don't have to purchase a directory in order to be included, so we hope you'll take the time to let us know the best way for all of your classmates to get in touch with you.  We'll be sending more information on the 65th Anniversary celebration soon, so be on the lookout!

If you've not yet received a card, you can contact them directly at 1-800-488-7413

Thank you!

ap testing schedule
(updated on: 4/26/17)

The schedule for next week's AP Testing is below:

drama department production
(updated on: 3/29/17)

Mark your calendars now for the Drama Department's production of All in the Timing by David Ives. This quirky comedy will run on April 12th and 13th in the theatre at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults. 

graduation yard signs
(updated on: 3/9/17)

Members of the Class of 2017 can now purchase personalized yard signs to celebrate this milestone:

The cost is $25 for a single-sided sign, and $35 for a double-sided sign.

They are available online at the following LINK from 3/1 - 5/5.  Be sure to get yours now so you're not left out!

Contact Ms. Henderson for more information.

ap test registration deadline
(updated on: 2/27/17)

AP Test Registration will end this Wednesday, March 1st at 9:00 PM. Students will not be able to register for exams after this deadline. This is an extension of the original deadline. Students should register here: https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/112005

If you have questions, please see Mrs. Beemon in Room 114.

piedmont church supports sprayberry
(updated on: 2/24/17)

The Marietta Daily Journal recently highlighted our good friends at Piedmont Church for their continued support of Cobb County Schools:

They raised $17,000 during this year's "Christmas at Piedmont" event, and a portion of the funds that were raised will go so support scholarships for students at Sprayberry.

special needs dance
(updated on: 2/20/17)

Students who are interested in helping with this year's Special Needs Dance are encouraged to apply beginning on Monday, February 27th.

The application is available HERE.

prom
(updated on: 2/20/17)

Spring is almost here...and so is Prom! Here is the most up-to-date information about this year's event:

DATE: April 22, 2017

TIME: 8pm-11pm

LOCATION: Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

PRICE:

  • $60 SHS Juniors/Seniors

  • $100 for non-SHS date or underclassman SHS date

DEADLINES:

  • Last day to pay by check is 3/17 (cash only after that date). 

  • After 3/30, the price increases to $70

  • After 4/14, the price increases to $80

 The following teachers are available to take payments:

  •  Mrs. Oldham (ROOM 405)

  • Mrs. Wright (ROOM 411)

  • Mrs. Palen (ROOM 609)  

sprayberry continues to excel
(updated on: 2/1/17)

The Marietta Daily Journal recently highlighted Spraybery in an article on school climate:

"Sprayberry High School also rose from three stars to five.

'We attribute the increase in our star rating to hiring strong, innovative teachers, publicly celebrating our students’ success with the community and recognizing the hard work of our teachers and students,' Joe Sharp, principal of Sprayberry High School, said in a statement. 'We encourage our students to handle conflicts in a responsible and adult way and this has resulted in a reduction of student discipline referrals. Our Scholar Academies arrange for guest speakers who encourage our students to make the right choices, set goals and surround themselves with positive people. School morale at Sprayberry is higher than it has been in years.' "

65th anniversary celebration
(updated on: 1/31/17)

Calling all alumni and parents: Sprayberry High School will be celebrating our 65th anniversary in 2018!

Please contact Dr. Richmond Parker if you would like to help with the planning of this event.

welcome coach vavra!
(updated on: 1/30/17)

We're excited to announce that Brett Vavra has officially been named as Sprayberry Head Football Coach! Coach Vavra is coming to us from Etowah High School, but he's always been a Yellowjacket at heart...he was a linebacker at Sprayberry from '96-'99, and he's also a member of the SHS Athletic Hall of Fame.

You can read more about Coach Vav HERE.

open house
(UPDATED ON: 1/20/17)

Please make plans to join us on Thursday, January 26th for our drop-in Open House from 6-7pm at Sprayberry High School. You can meet your student's teachers and hear about upcoming events for the semester. 

PTSA will host a meeting at 5:30 in the LGI prior to the Open House.

If you are a parent of a 9th or 10th grader, the counselors will host a parent night to discuss elective registration, dual enrollment options, and next steps for high school beginning at 6:30 in the LGI.

final exam info
(updated on: 12/9/16)

Final exams will be on 12/20 & 12/21. Please CLICK HERE for more information.

The application to apply for a final exam exemption is now open! Remember, you may exempt ONE exam per semester, must have an A in the course, have not received any ISS or OSS this semester, and have no more than 5 total absences to exempt.

If you meet these criteria, CLICK HERE to apply. The application will close at 4:00 on Thursday, December 15th.

graduation update
(updated on: 11/18/16)

Sprayberry's graduation ceremony for the 2016-2017 school year will be held on May 24th at 7:00pm at KSU Convocation Center.  Please be sure to check the GRADUATION PAGE for the most up-to-date information.

scholars academy applications
(updated on: 11/15/16)

We are now accepting applications for next years' Scholar Academies.  The deadline to submit all paperwork is February 1st, 2017, and the application packet is available HERE.

The ISLA program is the only academy program currently open to students living outside the Sprayberry attendance zone; please note that transportation is not provided, and that acceptance for HB-251 does not automatically guarantee acceptance into ISLA.

njROTC IN THE COMMUNITY
(UPDATED ON: 11/11/16)

Students from the NJROTC unit participated in the city of Marietta's Veteran's Day Parade this morning:

We're so proud to see our students display this level of commitment!

REport cards
(updated on: 11/1/16)

Remember that students will receive their report cards during advisement this Friday, 11/4.

craft show
(updated on: 10/20/16)

Make plans now to attend this year's craft show! The dates are November 19th - 20th, from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Saturday and 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday.  

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 We will have over 180 crafters and we will also have more food vendors this year, including Kona Ice, Fattys, Peace Love and Pizza and Zaxbys.

drama performance
(updated on: 10/20/16)

The Drama Department will be performing John Lennon and Me next week Oct. 25th and 26th at 7:00 pm in Sprayberry's theatre.

Tickets are only $4.00 for students, $6.00 for adults, and teachers get in free. This play about friendship will make you laugh and cry. We hope to see you there.

sprayberry students
(updated on: 10/11/16)

During our Fall Break, several students from our Academy of Leadership, Law, and Public Service partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) to help with their centennial celebration:

·         Cecilia Kim

·         Elkana Alexandre

·         Bailey McKnight

·         Damian Diaz

·         Saim Karim

·         Nish Patel

·         Devan Price

They worked with park rangers to help document, catalogue, and assess historic structures at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield.  Students spent the day at the park learning about the history of the battle and about career opportunities with the NPS and other government organizations.

Sprayberry was only school in the state to be asked to participate and one of only four in the country. What a great accomplishment for these students and our Academy! Students will participate in the program once again this November, when it will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site in Atlanta.

governor's honors applications due
(updated on: 10/11/16)

Applications for this year's Governor’s Honors Program are due to Mr. Brune (Room 205) by this Friday, October 14th.

NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Application information located on Mr. Brune’s BLOG.

KIncaid fun run
(updated on: 10/6/16)

If you are an alumni from Kincaid Elementary, then you will remember the Fun Run. They are having their 25th anniversary Fun Run, and back by popular demand is the Kincaid Alumni 3K!  They would love to see you there, so visit their website to print out a form and mail it in before October 14th:

 http://www.cobbk12.org/kincaid/

 Mr. Furr is very excited to see you again!

blood drive
(updated on: 10/6/16)

The Beta Club & TouchDown Club are sponsoring a BLOOD DRIVE on Monday, October 11, 2016 from 3:00PM - 7:00PM.  The bloodmobile will be in the parking lot nearest the football field.

SHS walk-ins are welcome, and each person who donates will receive a FREE MOVIE TICKET! You can also schedule an appointment online at:

LINK: redcrossblood.org
CODE: SHS WALK INS WELCOME!

Please be sure to bring a photo ID.

registration information
(updated on: 10/4/16)

Registration information for the 2017-2018 school year is now available HERE.

senior parent information
(updated on: 9/21/16)

The PowerPoint presentation from Senior Night is now available HERE for anyone who was unable to join us.

progress reports
(updated on: 9/13/16)

Progress Reports will be distributed in Advisement this Friday, September 16th. Please remember you can always access your student’s grades and attendance on ParentVue.

If you need a ParentVue login, please bring your ID and come to the Front Office during regular school hours.

governor's honors program
(updated on: 9/13/16)

Interested in the Governor’s Honors Program? Application information and deadlines are posted on the following website:

 http://www.cobblearning.net/cbrune/governors-honors-program-2016-2017/.

Please see Mr. Brune, Room 205, with questions.

letter jackets
(updated on: 9/8/16)

It's time to order letter jackets!  Neff will be on campus Tuesday morning BEFORE SCHOOL to size you and take payments.  The order form is available HERE so that you can have it filled out before that day.

You can also order online using the link below:

http://www.neffjacketshop.com/jacketshop.asp?password=077721

senior class updates
(updated on: 8/18/16)

The Senior Class sponsors have created a reminder system to send out updates for this year's senior class.  To sign up:

  1. Text "@snrshs17" to the number 81010

  2. You'll receive a welcome text from "Remind."

If you have problems, you can try texting "@snrshs17" to (404) 620-6011

basketball meeting
(updated on: 8/11/16)

There will be an important boys basketball meeting on Thursday, August 18 at 8am in room 510. If you miss or cannot attend you need to see Coach Carver for a packet.

school council nominations
(updated on: 8/10/16)

Principal Sharp is accepting nominations from parents that are interested in serving on the Sprayberry School Council. The School Council meets 4 times a year, and members usually serve a (2) year term.  The School Council advises and makes recommendations to the Principal, Cobb County BOE, and the Superintendent on matters relating to school improvement and student achievement.  They also review and approve the school improvement plan, review class sizes, budget, and expenditure information.  The School council has the authority to appoint committees and focus groups.

All interested parents should e-mail Mr. Sharp at:

 Joseph.sharp@cobbk12.org

full speed ahead
(updated on: 8/5/16)

The Marietta Daily Journal recently ran an excellent story on Sprayberry running back Trey Sermon.  Be sure to check out what they had to say about our very own member of the MDJ's "Dynamite Dozen".  The full story is available HERE.

class of '86 reunion
(updated on: 8/5/16)

Sprayberry’s Class of 1986 will host its 30th class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Embassy Suites of Kennesaw. This event is open to other graduate years and local schools, retired teachers, community members and anyone who may have a connection to the Sprayberry High School Graduating Class of 1986.

On Friday, Aug. 12, the reunion will gather at the California Dreaming Restaurant in Kennesaw at 745 Chastain Road, across the street from the hotel. Appetizers will be provided, there will be a cash bar and the event will feature acoustic sounds from Scott Thompson.

On Saturday, reunion activities will take place at Embassy Suites from 7 to 11 p.m., featuring food and music. There will be a class picture at 9 p.m.

The total cost per person is $79. Guests can make reservations by calling 1-800-EMBASSY and referencing the Embassy Suites Kennesaw and the Sprayberry High School 30th reunion group.

Guests are also encouraged to email group photos from days gone by, which will be included in a slideshow during reunion activities throughout the event, to go77742@dropevent.com.

Embassy Suites of Kennesaw is at 620 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, 30144. For more information, contact Reunion Chairperson Bill Watson at 404-925-7140.

 

hall of fame
(updated on: 8/2/16)

Sprayberry is proud to announce this year's inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame:

We'd like to thank the staff, alumni, and students who served on this year's selection committee:

Frank Wigington, Foundation President & Alumnus
Mark Giles, Athletic Director
Joseph Sharp, Principal
Josh Hawk, Athletic Coordinator
Chad Reed, Alumnus
Zach Williams, Student
Lane Floyd, Coach
Billy Shackelford, Coach

We hope that you are already making plans to join us as we recognize this year's inductees at the Hall of Fame game on October 14th, 2016.

hall of fame gala
(updated on: 8/2/16)

The Sprayberry High School Foundation will be hosting an exclusive gala to honor this year's Hall of Fame inductees on Saturday, October 15th.  There are only a limited number of tickets available for the first annual Black & Gold Sting Fling, and those who are lucky enough to attend are in for a special treat.

More details will be posted here soon... 

weLCOME BACK!
(updated on: 8/1/16)

We'd like to welcome everyone back to the 2016-2017 school year.  There are great things in store for our students this year, and we're looking forward to seeing what the year has to offer!

english summer reading lists

The English Department has published the required reading lists for this summer.  You can access the information HERE.

superior plumbing Supports the jackets!
(updated on: 4/13/16)

We are excited to announce that Superior Plumbing just presented Sprayberry with a check for $10,000:


(Left to Right: Richmond Parker (AP), Joe Sharp (Principal), Tina Myers (Superior Plumbing))

As a long-time partner with Sprayberry, the folks at Superior Plumbing are always on the look-out for ways to make an impact in the lives of our students.

ap exam PRE-BUBBLING
(updated on: 4/11/16)

All grade 10-12 students taking at least one AP Exam (except AP Studio Art) are required to attend a pre-bubbling session to prepare an answer document for their first exam.

Pre-bubbling sessions are mandatory and will only be offered at the following times in the LGI:

Monday, April 18, 2016
From 7:40 - 8:15 AM or from 3:40 - 4:15 PM

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
From 7:40 - 8:15 AM or from 3:40 - 4:15 PM

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
From 3:40 - 4:15 PM only

All 9th grade students taking at least one AP Exam will do pre-bubbling with their AP Human Geography teacher in class during the week of April 18 – 22, 2016.

parENT SURVEY
(UPDATED ON: 3/14/16)

Parents, please take a few moments to complete a survey to tell us how we are doing:

http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/922/p913

The information that you submit remains completely anonymous, and the data helps us to improve. 

senior picnic
(updated on: 3/14/16)

Seniors who have not paid their dues and want to go to the picnic can pay $20.00 to get a t-shirt and go to the senior picnic.

We will be accepting money March 22-24 during all lunches and March 29-31 during all lunches.

No late payments will be accepted after March 31st.

SUmmer school information
(updated on: 3/7/16)

Sprayberry will be hosting summer school this year.  Please click on the graphic below for more information:

HAll of fame
(updated On: 3/1/16)

Below is a link for the 2016 SHS Hall of Fame nomination form. Nominations for the 2016 induction are DUE BY APRIL 28, 2016. To submit, download and complete the nomination form, including a current resume for the nominee if possible.

2016 Hall of Fame Nomination Form

SEnior elite
(updated on: 2/22/16)

The application for this year's SENIOR ELITE is now available HERE.

Completed applications should be e-mailed to Dr. Parker no later than 3:30 pm on March 4th, 2016.

state play-offs
(updated on: 2/15/16)

The Sprayberry boys will play in the first round of the state basketball play-offs this Wednesday at 6:00 pm at Miller Grove High School.  Come on out and support your Jackets!

volunteers for 8th Grade Visit to SHS
(updated on: 2/12/16)

If you would like to be a tour guide during the 8th Grade Visit to SHS on Monday, February 29th, please complete this form (http://goo.gl/forms/79SmKFFbHG).

 Applications will be reviewed by the Administration and the list of tour guides will be posted outside the Front Office on Thursday, February 25th. If you are selected as a tour guide, you must attend a meeting in the LGI at the beginning of your lunch on Friday, February 26th.

psat information
(updated on: 2/12/16)

If your student took the PSAT at Sprayberry HS in the Fall, their paper score report was given to them today in Advisement along with their test booklet.  Please review the score report with your student.  If your student was absent, they may pick up their PSAT report in the Counseling Office.  

AP Exam Registration Materials Distributed
(updated On: 2/12/16)

 Students were given their AP Exam Registration materials in Advisement today.  Please read these materials for information about the registration process and registration deadline.  If your student was absent today, they may pick up their packet from Mrs. Graham, Asst. Principal, in her office.

blood drive
(updated on: 2/4/16)

The Sprayberry High School Touchdown Club is sponsoring the Bi-annual Blood Drive on Wednesday, February 10th from 3pm - 8pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: SHS Make sure to eat a good meal and drink plenty of water prior to volunteering.

WALK INS ARE WELCOME. Snacks will be served, and there's even cable TV while you wait! Our goal is to have 50-75 people give ....will you be in that number?

ap exam scholrships
(UPDATED ON: 2/4/16)

2016 AP Exam Scholarships Sprayberry is offering 80 AP Exam Scholarships for students taking 2 or more exams this May.  Students are encouraged to apply for an opportunity to win $50 off of the cost of their AP exams this year!   AP Exam Scholarship applications are available from any AP teacher or from the front office.  All entries are due by February 11th to the front office.  Scholarship winners will be selected by a random drawing and will be posted on the bulletin board by the front office on Feb. 22nd.   

Questions?   Contact Ms. Graham, Assistant Principal.

fuNDRAISER THIS FRIDAY
(UPDATED ON: 2/2/16)

The Leadership, Law and Public Service Academy has planned a fundraiser and we need your support! Pledge to eat at Jason's Deli and students attending Washington D.C. this summer with the Academy will receive 15% of sales! See the details below!

SAT RESCHEDULED
(updated on: 1/25/16)

If you were scheduled to take the SAT at Sprayberry this weekend, please make a note that the test has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 20th.

INTERNATIONAL SPANISH ACADEMY
(UPDATED ON: 1/21/16)

Sprayberry is pleased to announce that we are currently finalizing plans to establish an International Spanish Academy (ISA) which will begin enrolling selected 9th graders in the fall of 2016.  The ISA program is the result of a unique collaborative effort between Sprayberry High School and the Spanish Ministry of Education, and students who successfully complete the entire course of study will earn a dual diploma from both Sprayberry and the Ministry of Education of Spain. 

More information about the program is available HERE.

check your schedule for next semester!

Go to StudentVue to see your schedule for next semester. If you see a need for a correction, email Dr. McDougal at kerri.mcdougal@cobbk12.org.

Errors consist of the following:

  1. You have already taken the course.

  2. You have not met the pre-requisite for the course.

IF YOU FAIL A CLASS THIS SEMESTER, YOUR SCHEDULE WILL BE EVALUATED BY THE ADMINISTRATION AND ADJUSTED AS WE SEE NECESSARY.

No correction requests will be accepted after Friday, November 18th.

Final Exam Application for Exemption

Each student will be permitted to exempt one exam per semester in either math, science, English or social studies according to the following guidelines:

  1. 90% or above on December 11, 2015.

  2. No more than 3 tardies in the selected course. ·         No unexcused absences.

  3. No discipline referrals for the semester.

AP and SLO classes are not eligible for exemptions.

To apply for Final Exam Exemption, please fill out the form located HERE.

project 2400 meeting
(updated on: 10/23/15)

Project 2400 is a CCSD sponsored FREE SAT prep course for current SHS Juniors. The space is limited and students will be chosen through a lottery. Interested parents MUST attend an informational meeting on November 12th at 6 p.m. in the LGI

trunk or treat!
(updated on: 10/22/15)

skip wells scholarship trivia night
(updated on: 10/22/15)

The Marietta Business Association is sponsoring a Trivia Night fundraiser.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7th, from 5:00 - 9:00 pm at Sprayberry.  Proceeds from the event will help to fund a scholarship in honor of Lance Corporal Skip Wells.

Tickets are still available HERE.

gobble jog!
(updated on: 10/22/15)

MUST Ministries' annual Gobble Jog is right around the corner!

You can sign up now by clicking HERE.

sat/act workshop weekend
(updated on: 10/6/15)

Kennesaw State University will be hosting an SAT/ACT Workshop on Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th.  The event is Hosted by KSU's RRPG Program for Hispanic and Latino Students.  You can get more information about the event HERE.

junior advisement
(updated on: 9/29/15)

Junior Advisement will take place Monday, October 5th through Thursday, October 8th. Any student in a junior advisement will meet with a counselor to plan his or her senior year. Passes to the Media Center will be distributed through one of your elective courses. To prepare for your registration appointment, please CLICK ON THE REGISTRATION TAB. You will find the Course Curriculum Guide to help you make decisions regarding academic and elective courses.

trunk or treat
(updated on: 9/28/15)

The National Honor Society would like to invite you to the 2015 Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat!

The event will be held on Thursday, October 29th, from 4:30-7:30 pm in the student parking lot. Admission is $3 per child, or 2 for $5.  There will be candy, Food Trucks, Games, and more! Kids come in costume.

All proceeds will go towards Shop With a Yellow Jacket.

georgia Tech Women in Engineering
(updated on: 9/18/15)

The Engineering Career Conference (ECC) is a one-day event (Thursday, October 8th) where female high school students get the chance to learn about each of the 11 engineering programs available at Georgia Tech from current students and faculty.

Apply here: http://forms.coe.gatech.edu/content/engineering-career-conference-application

More Information here: http://wie.gatech.edu/k12-outreach/engineering-career-conference

junior parent night
(updated on: 9/17/15)

We hope you'll join us for Junior parent night tonight (Thursday, September 17th).

We'll begin at 6:30 p.m. in the LGI, and will discuss how to get prepared for SAT/ACT, college applications, and dual enrollment changes! Hope to see you there!

governor's honors program
(updated on: 9/17/15)

The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors next summer. The program offers instruction which is significantly different from the typical high school classroom and which is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to become independent, lifelong learners.

There will be a Governor's Honors Program informational meeting on 9/30/15 after school at 3:40 p.m. in Mr. Brune’s room (205) for current sophomores and juniors who would like to find out more information about this opportunity. See the GHP tab on Mr. Brune’s blog for any additional information.

latino mentoring program
(updated on: 9/15/15)

Attention ALL LATINO Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors - Join us for the Cobb County School District Latino Mentoring Program also known a the GSU Mentorship Program.  Learn about college life, how to write a college essay and resume, the application, process, where to find scholarships and financial assistance, SAT and ACT information, go on college visits, see the Jimmy Carter Library and much more.  While we are Latino focused, ALL are welcome.  See Ms Arnett in Room 209 or Mr. Barrera in rm 100.  We will go to the Carter Library Oct. 3. Space is limited to the first 20 students.

homecoming 2015
(updated on: 9/14/15)

Mark your calendars now...the Sprayberry Homecoming Parade will be held on October 2nd at 5:00 pm,  followed by Football vs. Riverwood at 7:30 pm.

Be sure to check out the official FLYER for all of the other exciting events that are scheduled for the week. 

tIM CRUNK 5K
(UPDATED ON: 9/14/15)

We hope you are making plans to join us on Saturday, October 10th, for the 2015 Tim Crunk 5K Race to benefit Haiti Education.  If you haven't already done so, take a few moments and head to http://www.cedarcrestchurch.com/tim-crunk/ to sign up today. 

Angels of life
(updated on: 9/10/15)

We hope you will join us in supporting the 5th Annual "Angels of Life" Hair and Fashion ShowThree13 Salon is again organizing this wonderful event, which is scheduled for Sunday, October 4th, 2015 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Proceeds from the evening will go to benefit the Georgia Transplant Foundation, and more information about the program is available HERE.

Homecoming lip sync competition
(updated on: 9/10/15)

As we get ready for Homecoming, we'll be hosting our first Homecoming Lip Sync Competition on October 1st, 2015. Things will get started at 7:00 pm in the theater!

college fair
(updated on: 9/3/15)

Marietta High School will host the PROBE College Fair on Thursday, Sept. 17th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Over 100 colleges & universities will be in attendance to answer questions about admission requirements, financial aid, scholarships, campus life, and much more!

class shirts
(updated on: 8/31/15)

Class Shirts will be sold Wednesday - Friday of this week (9/2-9/4) during all lunches in the commons.  Freshmen through Juniors are $15 and Seniors are $30.  This will be the LAST chance to buy a CLASS shirt.

homecoming fashion show
(updated on: 8/31/15)

Make plans now to attend the Homecoming Fashion Show on Thursday, September 3rd at 7:00 pm in Sprayberry's Theater. Tickets are only $5.

pSAT
(UPDATED ON: 8/28/15)

The PSAT will be given at Sprayberry High School on Oct. 14, 2015.  The State of Georgia pays for all 10th graders to take this test, but we encourage 9th, 11th and 12th graders to pay to take this test for the following reasons:

  1. The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a great introduction to the new format of the SAT that will be given starting in Spring 2016.

  2. Taking the PSAT allows students extra practice before taking the SAT and helps students make a higher score.

  3. PSAT students become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions on the SAT easing anxiety.

  4. PSAT test results and the test booklet are returned to students in December-January to allow students to identify areas of strengths/weaknesses for future practice.

  5. All 11th graders taking the PSAT will be eligible to compete for scholarships from National Merit Scholarship.  11th graders on free/reduced lunch may apply in the counseling office for a PSAT fee waiver.

All non-10th grade students must pay $15 in the Front Office by Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 to have a test ordered for them.  Please make payment in cash or check payable to Sprayberry High School.

Questions about the PSAT?  Please contact Ms. Graham, Asst. Principal.

Future educator's association
(updated on: 8/28/15)

The Future Educator's Association and Future Georgia Educators will have their first meeting onTuesday morning, Sept. 1 at 7:40 in Room 503.  Dues are $20, and any students who are interested in becoming teachers or supporting education are invited.

fRESHMEN CLASS OFFICERS
(UPDATED ON: 8/27/15)

Congratulations to the followIng students for being elected Freshmen Class Officers:

Jordan Brown - Freshmen Class President
Abdulah Zakaria - Freshmen Class Vice President
Nalah Tann-Wilson - Freshmen Class Secretary
Jada Wilson - Freshmen Class Treasurer

Senior parent night
(updated on: 8/22/15)

The PowerPoint presentation from last Thursday's Senior Parent Night is now available HERE.

basketball meeting
(updated on: 8/22/15)

There will be a boys basketball informational meeting on Wednesday, August 26th at 8:00 am in Room 510. Anyone interested in trying out this year should plan to attend.  If you miss the meeting, you should see Coach Carver for the handouts.

sprayberry grad excels
(updated on: 8/11/15)

The Marietta Daily Journal recently published an excellent article about Sprayberry alumna Nichole Corbett:

After graduating from Sprayberry, Nichole went on to the University of Alabama, where she graduated in only three years.  Be sure to read more about her wonderful story HERE.

book room hours
(Updated On: 8/10/15)

The book room will be open from 8:00 – 9:15 every Tuesday and Thursday this semester.  If any students or teachers need to check out or return books, it can be done during this window.  Please contact Mr. Giles with any questions.

open house
(updated on: 8/6/15)

Mark your calendars now and make plans to join us for this year's FALL OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, August 27th.

We will begin with a Club Fair at 5:45 pm, and Open House will start at 7:00 pm.  The entire schedule for the evening is available HERE.

We hope to see you here!

skip wells remembered
(updated on: 8/5/15)

If you were unable to attend this weekend's motorcycle charity ride to honor Skip Wells, you can read the story in the Marietta Daily Journal by clicking HERE.

ABC News in Chattanooga also attended the event, and you can see some of the video they took below:

 

Please continue to keep the Wells family in your thoughts and prayers.

tim crunk fun run
(updated on: 7/28/15)

The Tim Crunk 5K has been scheduled for October 10, 2015 at Cedarcrest Church located at 4600 Cobb Pkwy, Acwoth GA.  Race time starts at 8:00 am

Register at http://tinycc/timcrunk5k

sprayberry swarm!
(Updated on: 7/14/15)

Mark your calendars now for Preview Day on Thursday, July 23rd. Check below for the time each grade level will report:

Seniors 1:00
Juniors 2:00
Sophomores 3:00
Freshmen 5:00

Looking forward to seeing everyone then!

New Enrollments for the 2015-2016 School Year

Appointments can be made for enrollment on July 7th, July 9th, July 14th, and July 16th. Appointments for enrollments will be taken every day the week of July 20th-July 24th. In addition, there will be an evening walk-in enrollment session from 1:00 to 7:00 on Tuesday, July 21st.

Please call 770-578-3200 to set up an appointment or if you have any questions.

all-sports passes
(updated on: 7/8/15)

All-Sports passes will be sold at schedule preview on July 23rd.  The cost is $50 for students, $65 for Adults, and $165 for a Family Pass (2 Students and 2 Adults).
Free “Sprayberry Pride” t-shirt to first 150 passes sold.

sUMMER HOURS:

In an effort to conserve energy, be environmentally friendly, and fiscally responsible, the school district will again adopt a four-day workweek during the summer. All schools will operate from Monday - Thursday beginning Monday, June 1 and ending Friday, July 17, 2015.

Summer reading lists:

The English Department has posted summer reading lists, and we would encourage you to go ahead and get started!  You can find detailed reading lists for each course HERE.

echo pageant

We hope you will once again join us in congratulating the winners of this year's ECHO Pageant:

Katherine Griffiths- Miss Echo 2014-2015
Ariana Carlos-Lee  1st Runner Up
Michael Swint- 2nd Runner Up
Andrew Frew- Mr. Echo 2014-2015

Little jacket cheer camp
(Updated on: 5/27/15)

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!!!  

Sprayberry Cheerleading will be holding the 2015 Little Jacket Cheer Camp on July 20-2th from 9am-1pm. The camp will be held here at SHS in the Auxiliary Gym with a special parent performance on Friday, July 24th at 12pm in the Main Gym. The cost of the camp is $100 and that includes a t-shirt for the camper!  (CCSD employees will receive a 20% discount on the price of the camp)  

Please feel free to forward this information to any friends and families to spread the word about the camp!  The cheerleading program is excited for this week and looking forward to a great turnout!

More information is available HERE.

Summer youth basketball camps
(updated on: 5/27/15)

Sprayberry will be hosting several youth basketball camps this summer:

(June 1-4) Yellow Jacket FUN-demental Camp
(June 8-11) Yellow Jacket Competition Camp
(June 29 - July 19) Pro-Shot Shooting Camp

Registration is $75, and open to students in grades 4-9.  More information is available HERE.

sPRAYBERRY RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION
(UPDATED oN: 4/29/15)

The Washington Post has once again included Sprayberry on their list of the MOST CHALLENGING HIGH SCHOOLS in the entire nation! This year's list is based on the Post's "Challenge Index," which looks at the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and divides that number by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June. 

You can read more about the ranking HERE

Way to go, YellowJackets!!

senior elite
(updated on: 4/29/15)

Please join us in congratulating this year's Senior Elite!  The following students were recognized this year for outstanding participation in school-sponsored clubs, sports, activities, community service, and honors & awards:

Caroline Curtis br /> Joshua Dunn
Amelia Reid
Shelby Reed
Allison Rose
Dylon Stephens
Nicole Ronczkowski
Liah (Ji) Park
Airiana Carlos-Lee
Taylor Buettner

Registration site
(updated on: 4/21/15)

The new website for registration is now LIVE! Please click HERE to get more information about the process.

POWDERPUFF FOOTBALL
(Updated On: 4/21/15)

The Powder Puff Football Game has been changed to Wednesday, May 6! Today, Tuesday, April 21  and Wednesday, April 22 will be the LAST 2 DAYS to register for Powder Puff Football.  All grades still need players, but 9th and 10th grades especially need players!  We don't want this to just be  an 11th vs 12th grade battle!   9th and 11th also need 2 students coaches.   All teams also need CHEERLEADERS!!!See Ms. Ledford in the Commons both either day or go by room 503.

Improv performance
(updated on: 3/26/15)

April Fool's... come see Sprayberry's Improv Troupe perform their last show of the year on April 1st at 6:30.  The show will take place in the theater and tickets are only $3 for students and $5 for adults.

Senior picnic deadline
(updated on: 3/25/15)

Seniors – the last chance to pay for the senior picnic is Friday, April 3rd.  You can bring CASH only to Rm.312 or Rm.503.  Cost is $20 for picnic only or $30 for Class Shirt and Sr. Picnic.  If you do not pay by April 3rd, you will not be admitted to the picnic.

beta club applications
(updated on: 3/25/15)

Beta Club applications are posted outside of Mrs. Beemon's door and Mrs. Magana's door.  Applications are due by April 15th.

NHS Officer Applications
(updated on: 3/25/15)

National Honor Society officer applications are due Monday, March 30th.  Completed applications should be returned to Mrs. Beemon in room 114 or Ms. Thielen in room 122.

student government applications
(updated on: 3/25/15)

Student Government Applications for next year will be available beginning March 25 (WEDNESDAY) outside of Rm.312 and Rm.503.  Applications are due to Rm.312 or Rm.503 no later than Wednesday, April 1.

Parent survey

Parents, we need your assistance with completing the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used to calculate the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The Georgia Parent Survey is available now. Parents will be able to complete the survey using their personal computers, smartphones or iPads. Data from this survey is used in calculating the School Climate Star Rating and CCRPI scores. This data provides our school valuable information about how parents see us. Help us learn more about you, the parent, by completing the Georgia Parent Survey.

To complete your survey please click here.

Digital Communication and Dating Study
(updated on: 3/5/15)

Attention Students Between 16 and 18 Years of Age! Do you use technology to communicate with friends, peers, or people you are romantically interested in? You might be interested in participating in a new research study. Participants can earn $20 for participating in a 60-90 minute focus group. Focus groups will be after school. Pizza and snacks will be provided.

For more information, pick up a study packet and parent permission form from Mr. Brune in room 205, then return the form to Mr. Brune by Friday, March 13th. The first 50 students to participate in a focus group will be entered in to win a $100 Amazon giftcard, so sign up soon!

For more information on the study, click HERE.

cobb foundation - gimme 5 campaign
(updated on: 3/4/15)

Parents, Sprayberry is once again proud to be participating in the “Gimme 5 for Education” campaign to raise funds for the Cobb Schools Foundation! The Cobb Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization that supports all schools, staff, and students in the Cobb County School District.

You can find out more about this year's campaign by clicking HERE.

National honor society applications due
(updated on: 2/23/15)

National Honor Society applications for the 2015-2016 school year are available outside Ms. Beemon's Door (Room 114) and Ms. Thielen's Room (Room 122).

Requirements include:

  • 3.75 GPA (UNWEIGHTED)

  • HIGH APTITUDE IN THE AREAS OF SERVICE, CHARACTER, AND LEADERSHIP

  • BE AN UPCOMING JUNIOR OR SENIOR

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 9TH.

disney dreamer
(Updated on: 2/22/15)

Sprayberry senior Rodney Baskerville was recently profiled by the Marietta Daily Journal; he is one of only 1000 students that were chosen to participate in the Disney Dreamers Academy, an immersive four-day program at Walt Disney World Resort.

You can read the full text of the article by clicking on the image above.

sprayberry honored by state
(Updated On: 2/22/15)

Sprayberry has once again been recognized by the State for its exemplary use of the Advanced Placement (AP) Program to increase the level of rigor for all students.

This year's list of winners has just been announced, and SHS is being recognized in ALL of the following categories:

AP Merit Schools - are schools with at least 20 percent of the student population taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

AP STEM Schools - are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AB Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science).

 AP STEM Achievement Schools - are schools with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and at least 40 percent of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

AP Humanities Schools - are schools with students testing in all of the following AP courses: at least one ELA course, two social science courses, one fine arts course and one world language course.

Be sure to check out the State School Superintendent's press release for more information about this exciting honor.

sprayberry teacher honored
(Updated On: 2/22/15)

We hope that you will join us in congratulating Mr. Doug Pekkanen.  A graduate of Kennesaw State University, he was recently featured as a key player in that school's induction into the Physics Teacher Education Coalition's "5+ Club."


(Doug Pekkanen, Above Right)

Be sure to check out the original article for more details about the impact Mr. Pekkanen is helping to make on the students of Cobb County.

COLLEGE CREDIT NOW
(UPDATED ON: 2/22/15)

The Colllege Credit Now Summit will be held on March 12th at Campbell High School from 6:00-8:00 pm. Representatives will be available from dual enrollment programs including MOWR and ACCEL, as well as a representative from the Georgia Finance Commission. Representatives from Chattahoochee Technical College, Georgia State University, Georgia Highlands, and Georgia Perimeter will also be on site.

Come learn about 100% paid college tuition opportunities!

Bus drivers needed
(updated on: 2/22/15)

The District is seeking professional, safety-minded individuals for School Bus Drivers! Starting pay is $14.51/hour, and it's easy to apply online:  www.ccsdbusdriver.com

scholarship opportunity
(updated on: 2/22/15)

Deadline: February 27, 2015   College scholarships for high school seniors interested in engineering/technology or select design and business-related programs of study. The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program wants to reward students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom -and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It's a reward for what you've made of yourself and the difference you are making for others.   For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.buickachievers.com/

Scholar athlete recognized
(updated on: 2/10/15)

We hope you will join us in congratulating Corey Atkins for being recognized at last night's Cobb County Touchdown Club Banquet. 

He was lauded for both his 4.58 GPA and excellence on the field.

scholarship opportunity
(updated On: 2/9/15)

The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association is pleased to offer the 7th Amendment Scholarship to college-bound high school seniors across Georgia who take part in their 2nd Annual Essay Competition.   More information on the 7th Amendment Scholarship Essay Competition can be found at www.gtla.org/scholarship. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Chris Kelleher, Communications Director – 404-522-8487 ext. 23 or 770-355-6052.

Town hall meeting
(Updated On: 2/3/15)

Sprayberry will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, February 26th at 6:30 in the LGI to discuss options for next year’s schedule and address any concerns parents and students may have. If you are unable to make the meeting in February, we are holding another meeting on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 in the LGI. We look forward to seeing you!

Ap Exam scholarship program
(Updated On: 1/28/15)

If your AP student is taking 2 or more AP Exams this year and you have a need for financial assistance to pay for the exams, please have your student apply for an AP Exam Scholarship.   Forms are available through any AP teacher or can be obtained in the front office.  Completed applications are to be turned in to the front office by Friday, January 30th.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Graham, Assistant Principal.

Swim team update
(updated on: 1/28/15)

Congratulations to the swim team for a great meet at Cobb Championships. 

Sophie Fann, Nicole Ronczkowski and Ananda Lim made it to finals in their individual events. Ananda Lim won 4th place in the 100 yard backstroke and 2nd place in the 200 yard freestyle. They will all be headed to the State Championships on Feb 6th and 7th at Ga Tech. Boys and girls 400 freestyle relays made best times of the season. Great job, championship swimmers!

Superhero 5k race
(updated on: 1/9/15)

Sprayberry is pleased to announce that the Leadership class is putting on a Superhero 5K run to raise money for Relay for Life. The race will take place here at Sprayberry on Saturday March 7th & there will be a costume contest for the best dressed Superheroes!! We will have timing and scoring officially run by the Tortoise and Hare Racing Group, so you will have official timing bibs and everything!!!  

Registration is online at this site: http://www.active.com/marietta-ga/running/races/cobb-superhero-5k-2015?int=  

school choice for 2015
(updated on: 1/9/15)

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2015-2016 school year.  Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2015 on the District website.  For more information, please see our 2015-16 School Choice webpage.

scholarships available
(updated on: 1/8/15)

The Marietta Kiwanis Foundation has just announced several scholarships.  Information on each scholarship and application forms are available on the club's website http://www.mariettakiwanis.org/ where there is a link to the page with complete descriptions including eligibility requirements and selection criteria (the direct link is http://www.mariettakiwanis.org/public/pub_page.aspx?PageID=78564).

The deadline for applications is March 15th, 2015.

Glow-out dance
(updated on: 1/7/15)

There will be a Glow-out Dance on January 16, following the boys basketball game. Tickets can be purchased January 15 and 16 during lunch for $7 or  you can pay $10 at the door - price includes glow sticks for the dance. Dress is casual.

report cards
(updated on: 1/6/15)

Report cards will be distributed in homeroom on Wednesday, 1/7.

senior elite
(updated on: 1/6/15)

Senior Elite Applications are due February 1, 2015 by 11:59pm to sprayberryseniorelite@gmail.com

Quest college fair
(updated on: 1/6/15)

Make plans now to attend the annual QUEST College Fair.  Sprayberry will be hosting the event this year, and it will be held on March 24th
from 6:00-8:00 pm.

More information is available HERE.

WINTERFEST VOTING
(Updated ON: 1/5/15)

Please use the following directions to vote for Winterfest:

  1. Go to http://eduballot.votenet.com/SprayberryHS

  2. Log in using LAST NAME + STUDENT ID.

  3. Click on the ballot for your grade level & vote for the court.

Voting will close at noon on Friday, 1/9/15. Please see Ms. Thielen in Room 122 with any issues or questions.

CHRISTMAS TREE PICK-UP
(Updated On: 12/18/14)

Wrestling is doing a Christmas tree pick-up program this year, so be sure to check out their site HERE if you want more information.

Graduation information
(updated On: 12/10/14)

We are pleased to announce that this year's graduation ceremony will be held at 2:30 pm on Friday, May 22nd, 2015.  The event will be at Turner Chapel in Marietta, and more information will be posted on the school website as soon as it becomes available.

Final exam schedule
(Updated On: 12/8/14)

Schedule distribution
(uPDATED oN: 11/18/14)

Schedules for 2nd Semester will be given out in Advisement on Wednesday, November 19th. There are no requests for schedule changes second semester. Students are scheduled for the entire year in August, which means that there is no flexibility for making changes in January.  

Financial aid night presentation
(uPDATED oN: 11/18/14)

The presentation from the recent Financial Aid Night is now available by clicking HERE.

STATE MEDIA SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR
(UPDATED ON: 11/10/14)

Ms. Kelly Paynter has been named as Georgia's Media Specialist of the Year!  We hope you'll join us in congratulating her on this well-deserved recognition.

SWIM TEAM
(Updated on: 11/10/14)

The swim team had a good start to the season this weekend at the Sprayberry Invitational Swim Meet. Special congratulations go to Sophia Fann and Kevin Ronczkowski for qualifying for County Championships. Great job swim team!

Band of gold recognized
(updated on: 11/4/14)

Please join us in congratulating all of our Marching Band students.  On Saturday, the band competed in the River Ridge Tournament of Champions against 19 other marching bands from around Georgia.  Despite BRUTAL weather conditions, the band performed an amazing show and earned the following awards:  

Overall Grand Champion Award (Highest Score of the entire day)
Silver Division Grand Champion Award
Overall High Visual Award
Overall High Music Award
Overall High General Effect Award
All Superior Ratings  

Please congratulate all of our amazing marching band students when you get a chance.  They have worked exceptionally hard for the past three and a half months, and have continually represented our school and community in the most positive way.

Class of '58 reunion
(updated on:11/3/14)

The Marietta Daily Journal reported on the recent Class of 1958 Reunion:

Things were buzzin’ at the 56th Class Reunion of the Sprayberry High School class of 1958. The celebration was presented Oct. 18 at the Cherokee Cattle Company in Marietta. Class members enjoyed great food and service but mostly the time was spent together, sharing memories and catching up. Friends with a history of 56-plus years have a special place in each other’s hearts. 

Yellow jackets in attendance were Virginia Hudson Adams, Carol Spears Black, Lenis Black, Delores and Emmett Burton, Allen and Mary Helyn Smathers Hagin, Janeice Jackson Long, Pat Mines, Ruthie and David Moss, Grady and Revonda Barfield Mullis, Jim Ovbey, Joannie and Bobby Palmer, Peggie Poss, Peggie Porter Randall, Francie and Tom Richardson and Barbara Tinsley Swanson.

Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - Sprayberry High Class of 1958 reunites 

Chorus
(updated On: 10/27/14)

This weekend, members of the Sprayberry Chorus got a chance to participate in the US National Concert Tour for Susan Boyle, the 2009 “Britain’s Got Talent” winner. The concert was held at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center in the Symphony Hall, and students sang four songs with Ms. Boyle. 

The Sprayberry Choral Program was chosen over many other programs in the area, and it was certainly a wonderful opportunity for the members of the Sprayberry Chorus. Please join us in congratulating our very talented students!

Trunk-or-treat
(updated on: 10/27/14)

Mr. Kelly took some great photos of last week's Trunk-or-Treat program. Be sure to check them out at the link below:

9th grade parent info
(updated On: 10/23/14)

If you were unable to attend the recent 9th Grade Parent Night, most of the materials are now available below:

Class dues
(Updated On: 10/17/14)

Next week will be the LAST CHANCE to pay class dues!  Bring dues to Mrs. Beard (room 312) by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 at 3:45PM. 

 SENIORS - $30
FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS - $20  

See Mrs. Beard in Room 312 if you have any questions.

DRAMA DEPARTMENT
(Updated On: 10/14/14)

The Drama Department will be presenting the family-friendly farce, Old Dry Frye on October 14th and 15th in Sprayberry's Theater at 6:30pm. 

Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

SENIOR PORTRAIT INFORMATION
(Updated On: 10/14/14)

 The deadline for senior portraits is being extended to October 31st, and the Selection Deadline has been moved to November 16th.  Please schedule your appointments today!   Also, remember to get you senior ads in by October 31st.  Stop by the front office or room 107 for order forms!

LETTER JACKETS
(Updated On: 10/14/14)

A representative from Neff will be at school on Friday, Oct. 17th during lunch  for letter jacket fitting.

There is also an online ordering option HERE.  
(NOTE: the
password is 077721)

If you will be ordering online, you should still plan to come to the sizing day to ensure a proper fit.

VOlunteer opportunity
(Updated On: 10/7/14)

You should pay special attention to this announcement if you need volunteer hours!

Some of your teachers may have already mentioned that we are going to be participating in a program called OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD this year, but if you don't already know, it's a GREAT opportunity to make a positive impact on someone in need. All you have to do to contribute is pick up a box and a flyer in the front office. Then just fill the box according to the directions and drop it off with a Key Club volunteer at lunch when you're done. Not only will you have a positive impact on someone less fortunate, but each completed box will earn you one volunteer hour.

Supplies are limited, though, and we won't be able to get any more when the boxes we have are gone, so make plans now to get involved! All boxes are due no later than Friday, October 24th.

KNITTING KNERDS
(Updated On: 10/7/14)

Would you like to get involved in  unique community service opportunities?  Come to Knitting Knerds Wednesdays after school in room 503.  NOEXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

future educator's association
(Updated On: 10/7/14)

Are you interested in teaching and supporting education? Then it is NOT too late! Come to Future Educators Association's October meeting Thursday after school in room 503.  Members, remember to bring dues and candy for the Homecoming Parade!

Basketball try-outs
(Updated On: 10/6/14)

Any boys planning to try out for basketball must have all forms completed and turned in to Coach Carver before Thursday, October 16.  Tryouts will begin on Monday, October 20 on the track at 3:45.

JUNIOR / SENIOR PARENT NIGHT PRESENTATIONs
(UPDATED ON: 10/6/14)

If you were unable to attend Junior Parent Night, the PowerPoint presentation is available by clicking HERE.

The Senior Parent Night PowerPoint is available HERE.

KEY CLUB
(UPDATED ON: 10/1/14)

Congratulations to our new Key Club Officers:

President: Liah Pak
Vice President:Krishna Patel
Secretary- Steven Ho

Attention Key Club members, there are a number of community service projects going on in October. Please sign up for them outside Ms. Danielson's door. There is a list posted in the Cafeteria.

HOMECOMING
(Updated On: 9/29/14)

Homecoming T-shirts will be sold during all lunches next week (10/6 - 10/10).  The cost is $20.

ESOL FIELD TRIP
(Updated On 9/29/14)

ATTENTION ESOL STUDENTS -Be sure to sign up now for upcoming field trips to both Savannah, Georgia and Washington, D.C.  Lists are on the board outside of room 100.  You can also talk to Ms. Arnett if you have any questions.

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS
(Updated On: 9/23/14)

Sprayberry High School is proud to announce that five of our students have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship for their exceptional academic promise and outstanding potential for future academic success:

Zachary Broe
Taylor Cooper
Joshua Dunn
Caleb Lawrence
Donald Sutherland.

In order to be recognized, these students placed among the top 5% of the more than 1.5 million students who took the 2013 PSAT National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

SUMMER EARTH STUDIES
(Updated On: 9/22/14)

Are you a Junior or a Senior who's enrolled in Honors or AP classes? Are you iInterested in earning an honors-level science credit while experiencing the trip of a lifetime?  If so, Summer Earth Studies may be for you. The program is a 21-day educational trip through the American West. You will visit Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado while studying earth sciences. Please see Mr. McMichael or Ms. Danielson for more details.

GOVERNOR'S HONORS
(Updated On: 9/19/14)

The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors next summer. The program offers instruction which is significantly different from the typical high school classroom and which is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to become independent, lifelong learners.

There will be a GHP informational meeting on 9/25/14 after school at 3:40 p.m. in Mr. Brune’s room (205) for current sophomores and juniors who would like to find out more information about this opportunity. See the GHP tab on Mr. Brune’s blog for any additional information.

SENIOR PORTRAITS
(Updated On: 9/12/14)

Seniors: Don't get left out of the yearbook! Senior pictures must be taken with Lifetouch Studios by Oct. 12th. Submit picture selections for yearbook by Nov. 2nd. Appointments are filling up, so schedule your sitting today!

After-school supervision
(Updated On: 9/8/14)

Please make a note of several upcoming changes to the way in which students will be dismissed after the school day ends. 
These changes will take effect the week after fall break:

In order to help provide for increased supervision during after school activities, students MUST be supervised if they will be remaining on campus after school.
U
nsupervised
students are NOT ALLOWED to remain in any of the follow areas:

Patio
Parking lot
Bus Port
Hallways

The ONLY acceptable reason for being in one of these areas after dismissal is if you are:

Riding the bus
Walking to your car
Going to tutoring
Going to practice with a coach

Everyone else (including all car riders and walkers) MUST exit the building through the front doors on Sandy Plains Road.  Administration will be monitoring the halls and the area at the back of the school to help reinforce the importance of this new policy.

As educators and parents, there can be little doubt that STUDENT SAFETY is our number one concern; we appreciate your willingness to work with us as we continue to provide students with a learning environment that is both safe and secure.

DUAL ENROLLMENT
(Updated On 9/8/14)

KSU is offering a Dual Enrollment opportunity for students. Dual enrollment allows students to take college courses while still in high school.  Interested sophomores, juniors, and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend an Honorview information session for more information about DEHP admissions, course options and funding.

The information sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Monday, September 8th at 7:00 pm

  • Tuesday, Sept 23rd at 7:00 pm

All sessions are held in KSU Center at 3333 Busbee Drive in Kennesaw (behind Cracker Barrel).
Reserve your spot at www.kennesaw.edu/dehp by clicking on “Register for Honorview” 

Eligible students:

  • Rising JUNIORS or SENIORS

  • Minimum GPA 3.0 in college-prep academic core classes

  • 1100 on Critical Reading and Math portions of the SAT combined (24 on ACT), with a minimum score of 530 in Critical Reading (23 ACT) and 530 in Math (22 ACT). The essay portion of the SAT/ACT is not considered

cLASS DUES
(Updated On 9/8/14)

This week is the last week to pay class dues - SENIORS pay $25 and all other classes pay $15.  You can pay dues to Mrs. Ledford in Rm. 503 or to Mrs. Beard in Rm.312.  After this week, the cost of dues will increase.

Head custodian recognized
(Updated On: 9/4/14)

Congratulations to Mr. Robert Ward, Sprayberry's Head Custodian.  He was recognized at a District-wide meeting this morning as a member of the Superintendent's "ALL-STAR TEAM."  Mr. Ward was one of only five employees from across the entire District to be honored.  Mr. Ward and his team have made a profound impact on Sprayberry, and we are proud to have him as part of the Yellowjacket Nation!

PSAT INFORMATION
(Updated On: 9/4/14)

9th & 11th Grade Students, be sure to  sign up for the PSAT being given on Oct. 15, 2014.

The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a great introduction to the SAT for high school students, and taking the PSAT allows extra practice before taking the SAT.  And who couldn't use more practice for the SAT?! The PSAT will also help you become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.

All 11th graders taking the PSAT will be eligible to compete for National Merit Scholarships.

REMEMBER
- To take the PSAT, students must pay $14 in the Front Office by next Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

 

FUTURE EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION
(Updated On: 9/3/14)

Are you interested in the field of education?  Do you enjoy working with children?  Interested in show casing your good grades and community service through an Honor society?  Join FUTURE EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION (FEA).  Meetings will be the FIRST THURSDAY AFTERNOON each month and the first meeting is Thursday, September 4th right after school in Room 503.  Come and learn more about this student organization!

Softball profiled in mdj
(Updated On: 9/2/14)

The Marietta Daily Journal published a story about the Lady Yellowjacket Fastpitch team today.  You can read the entire story by clicking below:

KEY CLUB
(Updated On: 9/2/14)

If you are interested in joining the Key Club, there will be an informational meeting on Wed, Sept 10th at 3:45 in the LGI. The Key Club is an internationally recognized philanthropic organization. If you are interested in volunteer work, Key Club is the club for you!

Swimming meeting
(Updated On: 9/2/14)

Are you interested in trying out for the SHS Swim Team? Coach Danielson and Coach Cannon are having in informational meeting for swimmers and parents on Tuesday, September 30th at 6:30 in the LGI. Tryouts will be October 20th and October 21st at Mountain View Aquatic Center.

LATINO MENTORSHIP PROGRAM AT GSU
(Updated On: 8/28/14)

Are you Latino? 
Do you want information about college? 
Are you overwhelmed about going to college?

If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, or if you just want more info - then the GSU Mentorship Program is for you! Make plans now to attend an information session:

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 3rd at 3:30
WHERE:  Room 209
WHO:  All Latinos in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades are welcome to attend. 

If you choose to participate in the program, you'll attend after-school meetings in the Media Center twice each month (on a Wednesday).  Students will work with mentors from Georgia State University, and we are also making plans to visit the Carter Library on September 27th. 

For more details, you can either see Ms. Arnett in Room 209 or check out the Info Board located outside Room 100.

DESSERT CABARET
(Updated On: 8/27/14)

Dessert Cabaret Fundraiser Sept 5th and 6th.  The Sprayberry Drama Department is hosting two nights full of songs and sweets in Sprayberry's Theatre.  Dessert service begins at 7pm and the show begins at 7:30.  Stage seating with dessert buffet is only $10 and audience seating with no dessert is $6.  Stage seating is limited to 60 a night so call Marc Middlebrooks to reserve your tickets (770) 578-3200 x337

EQUESTRIAN CLUB
(Updated On: 8/27/14)

Do you like working with animals and need some volunteer hours? The Sprayberry Equestrian Club will be meeting every 2nd Monday at Jennifer Buck Stables and every third Monday in Room 118. In the month of September we will be attending a professional polo match and participating in a Carriage Driving Clinic. No riding or horse experience is needed. For club meetings, you will be paired with a horse as your project. See Mrs Roose in Room 118 for details.

COLLEGE FAIR..."PLUS MORE"
(Updated On 8/27/14)

Turner Chapel AME Church will be hosting a college fair on Saturday, October 25th from 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm.  Over 50 colleges and universities will be represented, with workshops on college and financial aid planning, tips, tricks, and other resources.

Call 770-422-6791 for more information.

COLLEGE CREDIT NOW SUMMIT
(Updated On: 8/25/14)

The District has just published information about two upcoming "College Credit Now" summits.  The first will be held on September 23rd at Kell High School from 6:00-8:00, and the second will take place at North Cobb High on October 23rd from 6:00-8:00. 

More information is available HERE.

CLASS DUES
(Updated On: 8/21/14)

Class Dues can be paid next week at Open House.  Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors - $15, Seniors $25.  See Mrs. Beard in Rm.312 if you have any questions or would like to pay your dues before or after school.

Basketball try-outs
(Updated On: 8/20/14)

Any boys interested in trying out for basketball this season should plan to attend an important informational meeting on Thursday, September 4th at 8:10am in room 510. If you cannot attend or if you miss the meeting, you should check with Coach Carver for the information.

College fair
(Updated On: 8/19/14)

Where: Marietta High School Performance Gym

When: Monday, September 8 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What: Learn more about post-secondary options, admissions requirements, scholarship information, financial aid, housing, campus life, and more

Who: All students interested in learning more about 2- & 4-year colleges & universities and/or the military

OVER 100 Colleges and Universities Will Be Represented!!!

PicTURE DAY
(Updated On: 8/18/14)

Mark your calendars now, because picture day is Thursday, August 21st

All Students including Seniors need to be photographed as we use these pictures for school ID badges too.

For Online Picture Orders, visit mylifetouch.com
Enter Picture Day ID: GG104147Y0

Order and print reciept to bring to picture day!

SPRAYBERRY HOSTS COMMUNITY LEADERS
(Updated On 8/8/14)

Sprayberry students had a unique opportunity this morning to hear first-hand about the importance of character.  Ms. Shan Cooper, vice-president of the Lockheed-Martin Corporation, shared her unique perspective on the challenges facing today's youth and the ways in which Sprayberry students can work to excel.  She was joined by Mr. Phil Hazard, a former Sprayberry parent and retired executive with the IBM Corporation, who spoke about how important it is for students to view high school as the foundation for the rest of their professional life.


(ABOVE, Left to Right: Phil Hazard, Frank Wigington, Shan Cooper, John Kelly)


(ABOVE: Shan Cooper talks with students.)


(ABOVE: Phil Hazard addresses the group.)

BUs routes Updated
(Updated On: 7/30/14)

School bus routes for the 2014-2015 school year are now available on the CCSD web site at www.cobbk12.org. 

Kindergarten and First Grade students along with their parents are invited to ride the bus on Friday morning, August 1, 2014, as a practice run prior to the first day of school on Monday, August 4. Buses will run at regular scheduled morning pick up times and parents/students should be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes early.  Due to limited space, we ask that you limit the number of additional family members riding.  Only school-age children are allowed to ride as our regular buses are not equipped with car seats. The bus will follow the planned route to school, then return back to the bus stop.

During the months of August and September if temperatures reach 90 degrees or higher students may bring water in containers with a screw on lid to drink on the bus. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department at 678/594-8000, or email your transportation area supervisor whose email can be found on the Transportation website.

SCedule preview
(Updated On 6/24/14)

Schedule Preview will be held on Thursday, July 24th from 1:00 – 7:00.

Seniors should come at 1:00, Juniors at 2:00, Sophomores at 3:00, and Freshmen at 5:00.

Schedule preview is a drop-in format that allows students to preview their schedules, sign up for clubs, purchase All Sports Passes, and complete other activities. Parents are welcome to attend as well. We look forward to seeing you!

SUMMER READING
(Updated On 6/24/14)

Summer reading lists are now available HERE.

AP SCORES AVAILABLE IN JULY
(Updated On 6/24/14)

AP students who took an AP Exam in May will be able to check AP scores online in July.  Students will not receive their scores in the mail.  To get scores, students must sign up for a College Board account by going to apscore.org.  We encourage students to make sure they have their account set up now, so they will be ready to access their AP scores in July.

Baseball STAND-OUTS
(Updated On 6/22/14)

Congratulations to Sprayberry graduates Michael Chavis and McKenzie Mills! Both signed contracts with the Major League this year.

Michael will be playing with the Boston Red Sox.

McKenzie will be plaing with the Washington Nationals.

Way to go!

COurse extension
(Updated on 5/13/14)

Information about summer course extension is now available.  You can view it by clicking HERE.

BAseball wins region
(Updated On 4/25/14)

Congratulations to the baseball team.  They clinched the region championship last night at Kell.  This is the first region championship in ten years, so be sure to congratulate them.

EGG DROP
(Updated On 4/25/14)

Thank you again to Piedmont Church, Superior Plumbing, and all of the other sponsors that helped to make this year's Egg Drop such a huge success.  If you missed it, be sure to check out some of the highlights in the video below:

SOCCER NEWS
(Updated on 4/9/14)

Congratulations to Senior Girls Varsity Captain, TJ Lumpkin, for signing a letter of intent to play NCAA D2 soccer with Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia.  TJ has been a starting varsity player all four years while at Sprayberry.  She is a key defensive player for the girl’s team and has been an outstanding captain this season.  We definitely will miss TJ’s presence next season, but the spirit and leadership that she has imparted will continue to influence Sprayberry teams for many years to come.  Because of her drive and passion, we know she will be successful playing at the next level.  Congratulations again TJ, and we look forward to hearing about your future accomplishments.  

ATHLETICS TWITTER FEED
(Updated On 3/27/14)

Yellow Jacket Nation: you can follow all the news, scores, events and much more on the new Sprayberry Athletics Twitter account. 
Follow us at @SprayberryATH

STUDENTS HONORED
(Updated On 3/19/14)

Isabel Lopez, 10th grade, was a winner of the 2014 Award for Aspirations in Computing for the Georgia Affiliate of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT). She was also a runner-up at the national level for the same award, placing in the top 15% of students who submitted materials for the award in the nation. In addition, another sophomore at Sprayberry, Kaitlin Foster, was a runner-up for this award at the state level.

We are proud to see these young ladies recognized along with other accomplished young women from around the state.  NCWIT is a national professional organization tied to key institutions of higher education and industry partners that all support STEM education, particularly for women. 

HOPE REQUIREMENTS
(Updated On 3/6/14)

The Georgia Student Finance Commission recently released updated information regarding HOPE Rigor Requirements. Their letter is available HERE.

AP HONORS
(Updated On 2/27/14)

The Georgia Department of Education has just named Sprayberry an AP Honor School for providing a rigorous curriculum for their students and from the results of student AP exams last year.  Sprayberry received honors in the following three categories:

2014 AP STEM School - Schools with students testing in at least two (2) AP math courses and two (2) AP science courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science).

2014 AP STEM ACHIEVEMENT School - Schools with students testing in at least 2 AP math courses and 2 AP science courses and at least 40% of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of three (3) or higher.

2013 AP Merit School - Schools with at least 20% of the student population taking AP exams and at least 50% of all AP exams earning scores of three (3) or higher.

2014-2015 SCHOOL CHOICE
(Updated On 1/15/14)

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.

GOVERNOR'S HONORS
(Updated On 12/3/13)

In November, more than 150 Cobb educators had the pleasure of interviewing the district's nominees for the 2014 Governor's Honors Program.  Below is the list of our Sprayberry students who have been selected as a Cobb County Finalist to compete at the state level for the Governor's Honors Program in the area listed:

Alexander Frew, Theatre Performance
Alexis Gonzalez, Spanish
Ian Layden, Music/Brass (Euph/Baritone)
Glanny-Denise Lozano-Roman, French
Allison Rose, Music/Woodwinds (Bassoon)
Madison Rose, Music/Brass (Trombone)
Kellie Shaw, Music/Strings (Violin)
Donald Sutherland, Social Studies

Please join us in congratulating these students! 

VISION 2026
(Updated On 11/11/13)

Did you know current kindergarten students will graduate in the year 2026! What will our schools look like then? Will schools have the same structure that they do now? Will parents play a larger role in their local schools? What about class sizes, finances, and school culture? All of these are considerations as the Cobb County School District looks at future options. Please join us for a community conversation to talk about the future of our schools and our school district at one of four upcoming Vision 2026 public forums. You can click on the flyer below for more information:

PROJECT 2400
(Updated On 10/23/13)

Do you need help raising your SAT scores? The Cobb Schools Foundation and the Cobb County School District have partnered with the Princeton Review to present Project 2400! Click HERE for more information.

TEACHER RECOGNITION
(Updated On 9/30/13)

“Random Acts of Kindness” is a morning show where 11Alive surprises lucky recipients in our community who have done something nice for others or are deserving of some kind of recognition.   Mrs. Toth was nominated by a 2013 graduate, Allison Law. Allison, along with current art students and 11Alive, presented Ms. Toth with the surprise donation this morning. Michael's craft store donated a large gift basket of art supplies for her classroom along with a $100 gift card.   Her story will air on the morning news (around 6:55 a.m) in about a week. Congratulations, Mrs. Toth!

11th GRADE PARENT NIGHT
(Updated On 9/26/13)

If you were unable to attend 11th Grade Parent Night, the information that was presented is now available by clicking HERE.

NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS
(Updated On 9/16/13)

Two students from Sprayberry High School are among the 16,000 nationwide semifinalists for the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program! These seniors now have an opportunity to compete for more than 8,000 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered in Spring 2014. Congratulations to Sprayberry’s two National Merit Scholarship semifinalists:

MacKenzie Brackett
Victoria Pekala

AP SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED
(Updated On 9/11/13)

Sprayberry is very proud to announce that a total of 87 students are being recognized by the College Board for their performance on the most recent round of Advanced Placement tests. 

Two of those students are being recognized as National AP Scholars.  This is a distinction granted only to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. Please join us in congratulating these students on such an outstanding accomplishment:

Jessica Hatch
Gabrielle Lohner

Sprayberry students were also recognized in the categories of "AP Scholar with Honor," "AP Scholar with Distinction," and "AP Scholar". 

You can view the entire list by clicking HERE.

STINGER
(Updated On 9/10/13)

Sprayberry's student newspaper, the Stinger, is now available online. You can access the site by clicking HERE.

GOVERNOR'S HONORS PROGRAM
(Updated On 9/10/13)

The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors next summer. The program offers instruction which is significantly different from the typical high school classroom and which is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to become independent, lifelong learners.

There will be a Governor's Honors Program informational meeting on 9/19/13 after school at 3:40 p.m. in Ms. Dial’s room (218) for current sophomores and juniors who would like to find out more information about this opportunity.

ONLINE GRADES
(Updated On 8/28/13)

We are changing to a NEW gradebook program called SYNERGY, and the site is now available.  We have added a quick link to the left side of this page, but you can also access it by clicking HERE.

LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
(Updated On 8/28/13)

Dr. Hinojosa has sent an open letter to parents with more information on the District's push for instructional coaching:

You can read the entire letter HERE.

KSU DUAL ENROLLMENT
(Updated On 8/16/13)

Because Kennesaw State University has one of the earliest admissions deadlines for dual enrollment in the state, January 15, 2014, students seeking admission to KSU’s Dual Enrollment Honors Program for next year, 2014-15, need to be planning ahead now.  More information is available HERE.  

HALL OF FAME
(Updated On 8/12/13)

The induction ceremony for Sprayberry's  new Humanities Hall of Fame was a huge success!

Read more here:

SPRAYBERRY GRAD HEADS TO NFL
(Updated On 8/11/13)

Congratulations to Sprayberry stand-out Brynden Trawick...he is now officially a Baltimore Raven:

ADVANCED PLACEMENT RECOGNITION
(Updated On 6/6/13)

The Cobb County School District was recently named a recipient of this year's $1 million Broad Prize, and the organization presenting the award made a point of recognizing Sprayberry High School.  The award was established in 2002, and is the largest education award in the country given to school districts. The Broad Prize is awarded each year to honor urban school districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among low-income and students of color. You can read the entire text of the report by clicking HERE.

TEEN DRIVING
(Updated On 6/3/13)

1111Alive News recently featured several Sprayberry students in a story about how parents can help improve teen driving habits.   You can view the video below:

STUDENT RECOGNIZEDspan>
(Updated On 5/2/13)

The Marietta Daily Journal just profiled Sprayberry's own Diagét Miller; she runs a successful graphic design business, and you can read all about it in the article below:

SPRAYBERRY'S PRINCIPAL HONORED
(Updated On 4/30/13)

Sprayberry's Principal, John Kelly has been named the 1st ever Tim Crunk Athletic Director of the Year for Cobb County!  Steve Jones, the Cobb County Athletic Director presented the award to John at the Spring  Athletic Director's meeting.  Mrs. Leslie Crunk attended and shared many heartfelt memories of Tim.   All Cobb County Athletic Directors attended the award presentation and celebrated this honor with John in memory of Tim and his positive influence on athletics, students and teachers in Cobb County. Read the entire story from the Marietta Daily Journal.

US NEWS LIST
(Updated On 4/24/13)

U.S. News just included Sprayberry in their 2013 list of Best High Schools. The list evaluates schools on overall student performance on state-mandated assessments, as well as how effectively schools educated their black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students. Performance on Advanced Placement exams was then used to determine the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work. Sprayberry was rated as one of the top 25 high schools in the state of Georgia. Way to go Jackets!

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
(Updated On 4/16/13)

The Washington Post has released this year's listing of America's Most Challenging High Schools, and Sprayberry is proud to be included once again!  The list is based on the Post's "Challenge Index," which looks at the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and divides that number by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June.

NJROTC RECOGNITIONS
(Updated On 3/19/13)

Sprayberry NJROTC participated in the 3rd Annual Big Red Invitational Drill Meet at Gainesville High School, taking 1st place overall among 22 JROTC units. Sprayberry dominated in athletics taking 1st place in pullups, flexed arm hang, situps, 10x100 relay and combat fitness. In drill competition, Sprayberry took 2nd in Armed Basic, 3rd in Armed Exhibition, 3rd in Unarmed Basic, 4th in Unarmed Exhibition and 5th in Male Color Guard. The unit also took 1st place in academic competition. Individual athletic awards went to Austin Allen, Nikoli Bruton, Doug Barnard, Malik Coleman, Selene Guerra, Keebler, Abraham Richmond, Alexis Ross, Grace Tenny, Ana Vasquez and Robert Young.

MODEL UN
(Updated On 3/7/13)

Congratulations to the Sprayberry Model United Nations team for achieving the “Outstanding Delegation Award” at the Kennesaw State Model UN Conference where they competed against 900 students from over 40 schools in the Southeast.  Individual delegate awards were also awarded to Jorge Mares-Barajas,  Nashra Khan, Gabi McGrath, and Rachel Schmidt within their committees.  All Model UN members represented Sprayberry well and did a great job as a team.

AP HONORS FOR SPRAYBERRY
(Updated On 2/22/13)

Sprayberry has been recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as an Advanced Placement Honor School based on the results of 2011-12 AP classes and exams. Sprayberry was recognized in the following categories:

AP STEM: Schools with students testing in at least two (2) AP math courses and two (2) AP science courses

AP STEM ACHIEVEMENT: Schools with students testing in at least 2 AP math courses and 2 AP science courses and at least 40% of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of three (3) or higher

AP MERIT: Schools with at least 20% of the student population taking AP exams and at least 50% of all AP exams earning scores of three (3) or higher

BASKETBALL CHAMPS!
(Updated On 2/1(Updated On 2/1/13)

Congratulations to the boy's basketball team for winning the region!

LITERARY TEAM
(Updated On 2/19/13)

Congratulations to Sprayberry's Literary team.  Sprayberry placed in numerous GHSA Literary events on Friday, and the following students received medals for 1st and 2nd place in their individual events:

David Foster
(2nd place in Boy's Solo)

Mackenzie Brockett
(2nd place in Boy's Essay)

Victoria Pelkala
(1st place in Girl's Essay)

Please join us in congratulating these students on a job well done!

ALL-STATE CHORUS
(Updated On 2/19/13)

The following students have been chosen to participate in the 2013 Georgia Music Educators Association All-State Chorus event:

David Foster
Jennifer Hanselman
Allison Kershner

This is a huge honor and these students have worked very hard to achieve such an accomplishment.  They have gone through two very rigorous auditions and proved they are strong musicians who deserve this opportunity. 

SPRAYBERRY HOSTS WRAPPING PARTY
(Updated On 12/19/12)

Sprayberry hosted a gift-wrapping party on Monday evening for the upcoming Cobb County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association Christmas Party. Twenty volunteers worked to sort and wrap presents for foster children. You can see pictures from the Marietta Daily Journal (below)...

SPRAYBERRY IN THE NEWS
(Updated on 12/6/12)

CBS News recently visited Sprayberry to interview CCSD Athletic Director Steve Jones and Head Football Coach Billy Shackelford. You can watch the video below:

CBS Atlanta 46