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Cobb School Bus Ride Along Friday, July 31, 2015

Camren and Tarmel ridealong! Camren is starting Kindergarten on Monday

With the first day of school around the corner, even the biggest of littlest kids worries about riding the bus by themselves. That’s why the ride along with parents is so important to young students, new to Kindergarten and 1st grade in Cobb. Today, students across the district walked up the steps to meet their driver for the first time, in preparation for Monday’s return to school. Students learn safety rules, expectations for behavior, and social customs like greeting the driver and friends. The round trip experience to and from the students’ home stop gives everyone – parents and children alike – a chance to experience the first day ride and get a sense of comfort with the routine. Students are able to stay hydrated, too, during the months of August and September; students may bring water in containers with a screw on lid to drink on the bus if temperatures reach 90 degrees or higher. For more information, please visit the Transportation Department web page.

Posted: 7/31/2015

Ribbon Cutting at the New H.A.V.E.N. Academy

Above (l-r): Shannon Svetlay, H.A.V.E.N. Program Director; Jeanette Gall;
& Dr. Tracie Doe, Asst. Supt. Teaching & Learning Support and Specialized Services

Staff, students and parents filled the halls of the new H.A.V.E.N. Academy at Sky View for its official opening today. H.A.V.E.N.: Hope, Achievement, Victory, Encouragement, and Nobility, is an Academy providing comprehensive special education and support for students with severe emotional behavior disorders and Autism. The program serves students from Cobb County, Douglas County and the city of Marietta. H.A.V.E.N. is part of the Georgia Network of Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS), comprised of 24 programs statewide that support students with special needs from every school system in Georgia. The new location is 5805 Dunn Road, Mableton, Georgia 30126. Congratulations to the H.A.V.E.N. Academy, as Cobb Schools celebrates the new location and the future of H.A.V.E.N. Academy at Sky View: "Where the Sky is the Limit".

Posted: 7/31/2015

September Board Meeting Date Changed

Public notice: The September evening meeting of the Cobb Schools Board of Education has been moved to Thursday, September 17, 2015. The meeting will begin at its regularly scheduled time of 7:00 PM. The meeting had originally been scheduled for September 24, 2015. Please make note of the change. Thank you.

Posted: 7/31/2015

Cobb Teachers Gather for 2015-16 Kick-off

“This day is about those who teach, those who serve those who teach, and most importantly, the students,” said Superintendent Chris Ragsdale to Cobb County teachers and staff. He, Chief Academic Officer, Mary Elizabeth Davis, and Director of Instruction and Innovative Practice, Missy Morse, welcomed teachers to the 2015-16 school year with a rousing, inspiring and incredibly engaging student-centered kick-off event at the Concert Hall at Lassiter High School.

Read more and view photos of the Teacher Kick-off Event

Posted: 7/29/2015

District Names 2015-16 Teachers of the Year For Elementary, Middle & High

Ginny Lyon

Carol Mickus (right)

1SG. Kathryn Burns

It's an exciting time for Cobb teachers: the start of school is just a week away. Adding to the celebratory air in schools is the recognition of the District's Teachers of the Year (TOTYs). Today, three of the best are being honored as 2015-16 Teachers of the Year for Cobb Schools. The elementary level winner is Ginny Lyon, Kindergarten teacher at Chalker Elementary in Kennesaw. The middle level winner is Carol Mickus, a 7th grade science teacher at Cooper Middle School in Austell. The high school level TOTY is First Sergeant Kathryn Burns (US Army), who teaches JROTC at Campbell High School in Smyrna. All were greeted by a team of Cobb Schools’ leaders, including Superintendent Chris Ragsdale, who broke the news that they are now joining an elite and distinguished group of educators, identified as going above and beyond as teachers and leaders. For coverage from across the district on Twitter, visit #engagecobb.

View more photos of the Teachers of the Year

Posted: 7/27/2015

Cobb Teachers Return Ready for a New Year


Cobb teachers are reaching for the sky as excitement fills the halls of elementary, middle and high schools across the district. At Cooper Middle School, new teachers were welcomed with a celebration walk down the main hall, complete with cheers and high fives from tenured teachers happy to see them joining the Cobb team this year. All this week, teachers are setting up classrooms, engaging in district professional training and learning about their student rosters. New teachers are fresh off of a week’s training at New Teacher Institute (NTI). On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, all teachers – novice and veteran - will gather at the Concert Hall at Lassiter for the annual Teacher Kick-off (TKO), including special keynotes from Dr. Russ Quaglia and the 3 leveled KiDtalk Student Voice Contest winners. Students return to school in a week, on Monday, August 3, 2015. For coverage from across the district on Twitter, visit #engagecobb.

View more photos from Cooper Middle School

Posted: 7/27/2015

New Teacher Institute (NTI)

Hundreds of new teachers to Cobb are talking, training and trailblazing their way at the District’s 2015-16 New Teacher Institute (NTI). With a music-filled kick-off at Hillgrove High School, and a dignitary-laden program that included Teacher of the Year, Allatoona HS’ Tyler Gwynn, new teachers are excited and prepared to begin the new academic year in Cobb Schools. For coverage from across NTI on Twitter, visit #engagecobb.

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Posted: 7/22/2015

Leadership Kick-off 2015-16

Above: Author and former
Disney executive, Lee Cockerell 

Cobb Schools leaders are focused on District priorities to set the agenda for the 2015-16 school year. District leadership is gathered at Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs this week for the CCSD Leadership Kick-off event. Superintendent Chris Ragsdale told the packed auditorium on Day One that customer service and team goals centered around student success help define the upcoming year. Superintendent Ragsdale told administrators from across Cobb County to "ensure that Cobb is the best place to Lead, Teach, and Learn."

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Posted: 7/17/2015

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2015-16 Need to Know

First Day of School August 3, 2015
Labor Day Holiday September 7, 2015
Fall Break September 21, 2015

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