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Harrison High School Teacher Paulette Allard Named Cobb District Teacher of the Year

Harrison High School biology teacher Paulette Allard rode what she called a Zamboni into the gym as students cheered for their teacher who was recently named their school’s Teacher of the Year. She thought it was the highlight of her Friday until Superintendent Chris Ragsdale made a surprise appearance at the pep rally to announce Allard as the Cobb County School District Teacher of the Year!

“You can tell that Paulette genuinely cares about her job and the job she does in the classroom,” Superintendent Ragsdale said. “It was awesome for her to be chosen as the District Teacher of the Year because it means a lot to her. You can hear from the students that they see she cares about their future, and that sums up what makes a great teacher.” Read more

Cobb Students Outperform Peers on the ACT for 11 Straight Years

For the 11th straight year, Cobb County School District students achieved record-high scores on the ACT college entrance exam. The class of 2016 scored nearly two points higher than students nationally. In addition, 10 students in five Cobb County schools attained perfect scores.

“Cobb students continue to outperform their state and national peers,” said Superintendent Chris Ragsdale. “This success is a direct result of the team of educators working hard each day to provide rigorous learning opportunities in our classrooms.” Read more

Cobb Tank Returns Fall 2016

2016-17 Marietta/Cobb Driver's Education

Marietta/Cobb Driver’s Education is a joint program of the Marietta and Cobb County school systems. Courses are offered to all high school students and they do not have to attend Marietta or Cobb County schools. Marietta/Cobb Driver’s Education provides high quality, low cost instruction for teen drivers with the goal of saving lives. Click here to download a class schedule and visit http://www.mariettacobbdriverseducation.com/ for more information.

Shallowford Falls Principal Felicia Angelle Named a Georgia PTA Principal of the Year

The Georgia PTA named Felicia Angelle, the principal of Shallowford Falls Elementary, as their 2016 Outstanding Elementary Principal of the Year. Principal Angelle, who is beginning her fifth year as principal at Shallowford Falls, was honored at the Georgia PTA Convention in June. Principals were judged on their welcoming attitude and collaboration with parents and the community, support of student success, communication skills and leadership qualities. Read more

Department of Public Health Presents Asthma-Friendly School Award to Cobb Schools

The Georgia Department of Public Health officially presented the Asthma-Friendly School Award to the Cobb County School District during the Georgia DPH board meeting Aug. 9. Georgia DPH designated Cobb Schools as Georgia’s first Asthma-Friendly School District June 15. Read more

 

Water Allowed August and September For All Students

Due to extreme heat, during the months of August and September, ALL students may bring water in containers with a screw on lid to drink on the bus. This will serve as an extra precaution for hydration. 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.

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Sep. 5, 2016
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