State BOE To Hold Hearing On Common Core
State Board of Education member Scott Johnson will host a public hearing on the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards
in Mathematics and English Language Arts at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4, 2014 at Marietta High School Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Avenue,
Marietta, GA 30064. Mr. Johnson hopes to hear from interested citizens and educators regarding these standards and other education
issues, as part of the Board’s formal evaluation of the standards.
Two Cobb County Schools Named Schools of Excellence by National PTA
Brumby Elementary and King Springs Elementary schools have been named 2014-2016 Schools of Excellence by the National PTA. Both schools were
recognized for their achievement in building effective family-school partnerships, and were among just 170 schools nationwide to receive the
two-year designation. Read more.
Tyler Gwynn of Allatoona High School
Named Cobb County Teacher of the Year
The Cobb County School District has selected Tyler Gwynn, a Geography, Psychology and Current Events teacher at Allatoona High School,
as the 2014-2015 district Teacher of the Year! Superintendent Chris Ragsdale surprised Mr. Gwynn with the announcement during a pep rally
at Allatoona on Aug. 22, 2014, in front of more than 1,000 screaming students, cheerleaders, football players and band members. Mr. Gwynn
was surrounded by family members, students, friends and colleagues cheering in celebration.
Cobb ACT Scores Increase; Top State & Nation
The Cobb County School District’s recently graduated class of 2014 has outperformed its peers across
the state and nation on the ACT assessment for college readiness. The average Composite score of 22.2
was one-tenth of a point higher than last year’s score, almost 1.5 points higher than the state average of 20.8,
and topped the national Composite score of 21.0.
Mt. Bethel Elementary 28th Annual Fun Run
Mt. Bethel Elementary School is proud to announce the 28th Annual Mt. Bethel Fun Run. The Fun Run is a 5K event dedicated to promoting health and fit...
Posted: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:48:43 +0000
Floyd MS Students Participate In “GoIT” STEM Camp
Rising sixth grade students at Floyd Middle School eagerly participated in a “GoIT” STEM Camp on June 24-26 sponsored by Tata Consulting Services. St...
Posted: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:45:52 +0000
Walton High School’s Band to Perform in Parade
Mark your calendar. A Cobb County public school band will appear in a nationally televised parade.
The Walton High School Marching Raider Band will ...
Posted: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:12:45 +0000
Art of the Art Teacher Show
The Art of the Art Teacher show, featuring mixed media works from Cobb County Visual Arts Teachers, will be on display in the gallery of the Big Shant...
Posted: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:19:50 +0000
Cobb Proposes Becoming IE2 District in 2015
By June 2015, state law requires all Georgia school districts to choose a framework for leading and operating schools. The Cobb County
School District currently saves almost $44 million annually through state waivers no longer available after July 1, 2015, unless a contract
is developed to become either a charter system or an Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) system. The Cobb County Board of Education
will take up the IE2 proposal at its Sept. 2014 meeting.
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Images From The First Day of School
We will be posting photos from the first day of the 2014-15 school year as they become available! Keep checking back with
CobbCast throughout the next few days for updates. See photos.
District Names Teachers of the Year For Elementary, Middle & High Levels
In three separate surprise presentations at their respective schools on July 28, Superintendent Chris Ragsdale named the school
district’s three academic level Teachers of the Year. They are Beth Knight of Hendricks Elementary School, Rick Parker of Daniell
Middle School, and Tyler Gwynn of Allatoona High School. On the first day of pre-planning, Mr. Ragsdale surprised the teachers by
naming them academic level Teachers of the Year in front of their fellow teachers and staff members. Read more.