Tapp News 


Lion King





Congratulations to the cast and crew of Tapp's prodcution of Lion King.

 


WIT: Women In Techology

WIT spoke with the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls about careers in the STEM field and summer opportunities.







Beta Club Induction Ceremony



Congratulations to our new Beta Club members.
April Breakfast with the Mayor


Summer Math Packets
Please download the math packet for your grade level

Summer math for incoming 8
Summer math for incoming 7
Summer math for incoming 6
Summer Packet for Math 6 7


 


Tapp Beautification Day



 
Black History Program


Congratulations

Congratulations Mia Kerega on being the second place winner of the 8th grade Girls Essay Constest, "Why STEM for Me?", sponsored by the American Association of University Women for all 8th grade girls in Cobb's public middle schools



Tapp's Debate Team


Tapp's Debate Team won first place in the state tournament.



Tapp's Debate Team

They did it again! The Tapp Debate Team captured the # 1 Speaker Award (Kaylah Holloway) and the #1 Team Award (Kaylah Holloway and Camille Trotman) at the Atlanta Urban Debate League, John Lewis Tournament, last Saturday, March 5, 2016. This is the second year in a row that the Tapp Debate Team has walked away with the # 1 placement at the John Lewis Tournament.

Kudos go out to all of the debate team members: Jake Ayers (7th grade), Kareena De Leon, Chidimma Onyirimba, Xzarria Peterson, Alexis Jones, Jesse Nwagwa,  and N-E-V-A Moore (8thgrade). They also won speaker and team medals.

These students are amazing! They have sacrificed a Saturday each month since the beginning of school to compete at various school locations across Metro Atlanta. They have read, analyzed deciphered, revised, rewrote, evaluated and synthesized all the evidence, so they can be as successful as they have been all year. Next and final challenge for the year, State Championships which will be held on March 19, at Georgia State University.  


The Men of Tapp

The Men of Tapp participated in a day of service on January 18th at MUST Ministries (partnering with Zion Baptist Church) feeding the homeless and earning over 70 hours of community service.
Please click here for more information on The Men of Tapp.


Tapp's Debate Team

Congratulations to Tapp Middle School’s Debate Team! They competed in debates sponsored by the Atlanta Urban Debate League at Westlake High School. Each debater won a  Speaker Award, team medal, or both. Tapp Middle School’s debate coach, Mrs. Wilson-Whyte, won the Coaches Award for the month of February.  Next month, the team will compete in the City Championship at Emory University and the State Championship at Georgia State University.  The team consist of Camille Trotman, Kayla Holloway, Chidimma Onyirimba, Alexis Jones, Jake Ayers, Jesse Nwagwa, Kareena Deleon,
N-E-V-A Moore.   Great job, debate team!


 Spelling Bee



Patrick Sakamornlertsakul, 8th grader, represented Tapp incredibly well at the Cobb County Spelling Bee.  Congratulations Patrick on this tremendous accomplishment! 


Tapp Middle School
Celebrates Black History
Enjoy an Evening of Poetry, Singing, Music, and Dancing
Tuesday, February 23
6:30 - 8:00pm
Food will be served after the program.
 


During the week of Jan. 25-29, students are participating in the Great Kindness Challenge. Students are competing to see who can complete the most kind acts. The goal of Kindness Week is to spread kindness and caring throughout Tapp. Tapp was recognized as a Kindness Certified School for 2015. 


Flint Michigan Hand Sanitizer Challenge

Tapp's Sixth Grade is collecting hand sanitizer
February 3rd to February 12th
Please click here for more information


Congratulations 8th Grade Band

Congratulations to the 8th grade band on their UGA performance. They were the talk of the night. The students would like to thank the 8th grade teachers and administration for cheering their buses as they pulled out of Tapp.

 


January Breakfast with the Mayor


 Multicultural Night


Congratulations Tapp Debate Team 2015


Tapp Middle School debate team has been successful again this year winning rounds and earning medals at the Atlanta Urban Debate League competitions. Tapp's Junior Varsity team has consistently won medals in the top Speaker awards or Team awards. Last month, the Junior Varsity Dream Team of Camile Trotman and Kayla Holloway won the fifth place Team Award, Speaker Awards, and they were invited to join the Varsity Competition.





At the December 5th competition, Tapp Middle School, Jake Ayers, won first place overall for the most points in the team awards competition. He also won the second place Speaker Award.
Team members: Alexis Jones, Camille Trotman, Chidimma Onyirimiba, Eryian Dial, Jake Ayers, Jesse Nwagwa, Kareena Deleon, Kayla Holloway, N-E-V-A Moore, Nia Brown, Xzarria Peterson, Lucky Ogubefi.





Tapp Middle School Junior Beta Club


For the first time, Tapp Middle School Junior Beta Club attended the Georgia Junior Beta Club Convention in Macon, Georgia. Congratulations to all the students who participated.




A special congratulations goes to Kelvin Zhang, 8th grade, who won 4th place in the math competition.

 


Vogue Beauty School Event

 


Spooktacular Halloween Band Concert



Hispanic Heritage Month Door Contest

 


Congratulations!

Congratulations to Hassan Goggins for being selected to State Superintendent Richard Woods’ Student Advisory Council for the 2015-2016 school year. He was selected from a pool of more than 1,500 middle school and high school students across the state.  Throughout the school year, this council will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom, other issues related to education, and will serve as the Superintendent’s ambassadors. 




8th grade social studies teachers, Mr. Thompson, Mrs. Rauscher, Ms. Lyons and Ms. Wilcox (student teacher) are ready to provide an authentic learning experience for all their students.



Showing Tapp Pride

Makayla prepared and delivered personal care packages for all the children at Calvary Children's Home. She was inspired to do this heartfelt act when Tapp partnered with West Cobb Chiropratic in their annual canned food drive for Calvary. Makayla is a very bright, caring 6th grade student with an extremely bright future
ahead of her.


 

 Literacy Night


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Principal's Student Advisory Board

Attention all Students!

If you would like to serve on the Principal's Student Advisory Board, please pick up an application and Teacher Recommendation form from the front office. The application must be completely filled out and the Teacher Recommendation form must be filled out by a teacher and signed. The application deadline is September 18th. If you were on the Board last year, there is no need for you to fill out an application. 


 

State School Student Advisory Council

State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking middle and high school students to serve on his fall 2015 Student Advisory Council. These students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom, along with other issues related to education, and will serve as the Superintendent’s ambassadors to their respective schools.

  • To apply Click here to download an application.
  • Send applications by August 31, 2015 at 5 p.m. to Ron Culver at rculver@doe.k12.ga.us.
  • Selected students will be contacted via email. All students can check gadoe.org, under News & Announcements, on September 11 to see if they have been selected.

Middle school students will meet September 28, November 9, and March 28. High school students will meet October 1, November 12, and March 31. The Student Advisory Council will also have two virtual meetings. Details on times and dates will be discussed at the first meeting.
 


 

2015-2016 Supply Lists
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
 



Congratulations to Tapp's Debate Team
Tapp has the only middle school debate team in Cobb County. They debated at the AUDL City Championship Invitational Saturday, March 7th at Emory University. The topic was wind energy, which they have spent the last few months researching and studying. Camille Trotman and Kayla Holloway won third place for Tapp in the team awards; N-E-V-A Moore and Jake Ayers won eighth place; Jake Ayers, Rafiki Green, Kayla Holloway, and Camille Trotman won Speaker Awards. The overall Best Speaker went to N-E-V-A Moore.
The Top Coach Award went to Ms. Alyson Wilson-Whyte.


Tapp Title I Parent Involvement Survey
Click here to take the survey

Tapp Middle School is home to
District 9 Outstanding Principal, 2014
Dr. Jeanne Walker
District 9 Educator of the Year:
Tammy Johnson
Georgia DOE Parent Leadership Award Winner:
Laura Shyman
CCSD Volunteer of the Year:
Mr. Ellis, Sr., New Friendship Missonary Baptist Church
Cobb Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Partner in Education - McEachern United Methodist Church

Tapp Middle School
has been declared a 2013-2014 No Place For Hate School by the Anti-Defamation League. Tapp counselors, Ms. Pratt and
Ms. Horace, as well as Tapp students, are to be commended for completing the necessary requirements to achieve this designation.
Anti-bullying form


Thirty-three Tapp students participated in the Toothpick Bridge Building Event on Saturday February 21, 2015 at Fernbank Science Center. This event afforded out students the opportunity to talk to practicing engineers about careers in engineering and educational opportunities.


 Black History Program
Tapp presented A Century of Black Life, History and Culture on
February 19th, 2015

Great Kindness Challenge
Students and staff at Tapp Middle School participated in a one week challenge called the Great Kindness Challenge. They were encouraged to perform at least 50 kind acts for others including their peers, teachers, staff and family. Everyone enjoyed making nice cards for each other, holding doors open for one another, and expressing kind thoughts and sentiments to one another. The kindness was truly contagious, and students and staff reported an overall improvement in school environment as they were working to complete the challenge. Tapp students were interviewed by 11 Alive news about the kindness challenge, and the school was given a proclamation by the mayor of Powder Springs for our efforts.
Cobb ED TV link




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District Direction for Continous Improvement Chart
Click here for chart



Tapp Critter Club Visitor



McEachern Homecoming Parade

Tapp Tree Planting

Dr. Jeanne Walker
Honored as PTA Outstanding Principal
 
Click here for article in the Marietta Daily Journal.


Tapp Students Meet with Martin Luther King Family Members
On September 30, forty Tapp students participated in a tour of the MLK birth place and center. They also participated in a discussion on managing conflicts in their daily lives based on Dr. King's philosophy of nonviolence with members of the King family including daughter Dr. Bernice King and niece, Angela Farris Watkins. Tapp students were commended by the King family for their insightful questions and scholarly behavior.


Tapp's 2012-2013 Highlights and Accomplishments
Click here for information

Congratulations

Shardae Simmonds
Tapp Student featured on Fox 5 News

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/22006809/13-year-old-girl-saves-dads-life

Congratulations to Tapp PTSA Executive Committee for being recognized by the 9th District PTSA with an Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award!!!



to Sixth Grader Emma Wilson for placing 6th place in the Cobb County Spelling Bee on January 26th at Kennesaw Mountain High School. Emma will compete in the Regional Spelling Bee on February 23rd.

SPLOST 4 Proposed Projects for Tapp Middle School
Click here for a list of projects
Parents are encouraged to make their voices heard by posting comments on the public comments page linked from the CCSD website. The SPLOST notebook will be finalized at the November 14th Board Meeting.
Click here for the direct link to the comments page.


Congratulations to Tapp PTSA Council Level Reflection Winners
6th Grade - Photography
Rachel Lester - 2nd place
6th Grade -Literature
Rachel Lester - 1st place
7th Grade - Visual Arts
Charlean Scott - 2nd place
8th Grade - Visual Arts
Autumn Edmonston - 1st place
These students will move on to the State reception in March.

Congratulations to Tapp PTSA Reflection Winners
6th Grade
Literature
Hannah Vesper - 1st place
Rachel Lester - 2nd place
Photography
Rachel Lester - 1st place
7th Grade
Visual Arts
Kenny Looby - 1st place
Charlean Scott - 2nd place
Devin Mann - 3rd place
8th Grade
Visual Arts
Autumn Edmonston - 1st place
Terry Walker - 2nd place
Kevyon Collier - 3rd place
Jeremiah McMullen - Honorable Mention
Council Level Reception is Sunday at the Mable House Arts Center
Council level winners will be announced at reception
3pm to 5pm



Tapp Student Artwork Featured on Cobb School News Blog
Sergio Perez
Mixed Media on paper
"Zombie Attack"
6th Grade
Art Teacher: Ms. Bonadonna

Restock Tapp Day
January 15, 2013

Students bringing any 1 item on the list will earn a free Dress Down Day on January 17th!
Items Needed

Safe and Drug Free Schools Health Survey
Tuesday, November 27 - Thursday, November 29
On Thursday, November 29, Tapp will recognize local veterans prior to the Orchestra Concert at 6:30 pm.  Contact Tammy Johnson for more information.


On Monday, December 11, Tapp Middle School will welcome Colonel Brent Bracewell, Director of Joint Staff for the Georgia National Guard, as our Tapp Pride Speaker. Colonel Bracewell  serves as a principal advisor to the Adjutant General and is responsible for assisting in formulating, developing and coordinating all programs, policies and plans affecting the Georgia National Guard and its more than 11,000 Citizen-Soldiers and 3,500 Air National Guard personnel. Additionally, as Director of the Joint Staff, Col. Bracewell is responsible for domestic operations and stands ready to serve as a Joint Dual Status Commander. Colonel Bracewell will speak to each grade level as part of the second quarter character education focus on Responsibility.

October Newsletter
November Newsletter

Parent Forum
Thursday, November 8
Click here for more information

Tapp Math Family Night
Thursday, November 1
Click for more information.


Tapp Middle School Appreciates Our Public Safety Officers
Thank you Campus Officer Marni Herman and our local Powder Springs and Cobb County Officers and Firemen.

Emerging Young Leaders
The student members of EYL, Emerging Young Leaders and their AKA sponsors were recognized at the Powder Springs City Council meeting on Monday, October 1. The students and their sponsors were presented a proclamation by Powder Springs Mayor Pat Vaughn.

Powder Springs Day Parade
Tapp Middle School took part in the Powder Springs Day Parade on Saturday, October 6.