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2016 KiDtalk Winners Announced

The Cobb County School District is excited to announce the 2016 KiDtalk winners. The KiDtalk contest was designed to give students the forum to share their groundbreaking ideas to an audience of their teachers. This year's winners are: Tyler Hoard (5th Grade, Timber Ridge ES) for “Failure is Success”John Newton (5th Grade, Norton Park ES) for “Help the Needy”; and Daisy Reyes (12th Grade, Kennesaw Mountain HS) for “No Racial Boundaries”. Read more

McEachern Class AAAAAA Girls Track State Champs

The McEachern High School Girls Track Team recently won the Class AAAAAA State Championship. With a score of 69 points, the team unseated the three-time defending champions from Westlake High School. The team also featured some individual standouts including: 200- and 400-meter state champion Makenzie Dunmore; 4 x 100 meter relay winners Tamiya Roberts, Nilaja Florence, Makenzie Dunmore, Jasmine Reese, O’Mariyah Tucker, and Shania Evans; and 4 x 400 meter relay state champions Makenzie Dunmore, Tamiya Roberts, Nilaja Florence, O’Mariyah Tucker, Shania Evans, and Jasmine Reese. Congratulations to the McEachern Girls!

Lassiter Class AAAAAA Girls Soccer State Champs

Congratulations to the new Girls Soccer State Champions at Lassiter High School. The Lady Trojans (20-1) won the 2016 State Championship over metro rivals West Forsyth in the playoff contest that ended 2-1. Congratulations on a great season!  

Walton Class AAAAAA State Baseball Champs

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Congratulations to the Walton High School Baseball Team who won the GHSA State Baseball Title with a 5-4 7th Inning Win over rival Pope High School. The victory gave Walton its third state championship in the program's history. We are very proud of ALL the student athletes who represented themselves, their schools, and the Cobb County School District in their outstanding seasons and through this exciting playoff.

Nickajack Elementary Team Captures First at a National Invention Expo

The Nickajack Elementary team "Succulent Solution" won first place at the STEMIE Coalition National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) in Washington, D.C. The coaches and team include (pictured from left to right): Amanda Wood, Advanced Learning Program Specialist and coach; Riley Davis and Jonathan Fairgrieves, Succulent Solution team members; and Dana Zhun, Advanced Learning Program Specialist and coach.

Through their research Riley and Jonathan were shocked to learn that 1.8 billion people in the world suffer from lack of access to clean water. Their research drove the team to find a cost-effective, green, renewable solution to this problem. Their solution has the worldwide potential to help people with limited access to clean water. Read more

2016 Graduation & Commencement Schedule Online

The Cobb County School District has released the Spring 2016 Graduation and Commencement Schedule. Commencement ceremonies will be held on May 24 through May 27, 2016, at several locations throughout the county. More information about each school's ceremony, venue information as well as access to live Internet broadcasts of the ceremonies and DVD ordering information will be available in the spring.

Registration/Payment for Summer School Now Open

The Cobb County School District will offer High School summer school courses at Sprayberry High School, June 20, 2016 - July 7, 2016. Registration and payment are to be completed online by following the links below. In order to register, payment must be made first. There will be a face-to-face payment and registration opportunity on June 13, 2016 from 8am-10am, 12pm-2pm, & 5pm-7pm at Sprayberry High School.

Promotion and Retention Decisions Based on Milestones Results - Waived by State Board

On May 5, 2016, the State Board of Education granted a waiver of State Board Rule 160-4-2-.11 PROMOTION, PLACEMENT, AND RETENTION tied to the 2016 administration of the Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) tests. This waiver means that students in grade three do not have to earn an At/Above Grade Level designation in reading on the Georgia Milestones assessment to be promoted to fourth grade. In grades five and eight, students will not have to earn an At/Above Grade Level designation in reading, as well as score in the Developing Learner achievement level or above in mathematics, on the Georgia Milestone assessments to be promoted to the next grade.

Local school teams will determine promotion and retention based on a combination of classroom grades, teacher recommendation, the reading and mathematics diagnostic, and local formative assessments.

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Proposed New Social Studies Standards Open for 30-day Public Comment Period

On May 5, 2016, the State Board of Education approved the posting of the draft standards for 30 days of public review and comment.  Based on survey data, the State Board of Education will review the standards for approval at the June 9, 2016, meeting. The tentative timeline for implementation will be during the 2017-2018 school year. We are asking for your assistance in communicating this survey opportunity to your teachers, administrators, parents, and other education stakeholders. The survey will be available beginning on Thursday, May 5, 2016, through Friday, June 3, 2016, 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. The survey link is provided below.

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