Articles by Laura Armstrong

Inspired by the Heart: Special Art from Special Students

You won’t want to miss the 8th Annual “Inspired By the HeArt” art show, a collaboration of Cobb Schools special education art students, their fabulous teachers, and the Cobb County Parks and Recreation department. The show can be viewed now through February 28th at the Art Station…


Volunteers Breaking Down Barriers to Educational Success

Underneath the impressive statistics, informative facts and awesome awards we often convey when sharing CCSD news, it might interest you to know there is a whole other world of caring that plays a crucial role in student achievement districtwide. Every school, no matter its…



Beta Testers and Computer Coding: Unlocking Creative Potential

 Eighth grade CS/STEM students at Barber Middle School are excitedly awaiting the results of their entry into a unique nation-wide music re-mix competition, sponsored by Amazon and Georgia Tech.  The students used their computer science and coding skills to creatively code and re-mix hit songs by the Grammy-Award winning singer, Ciara. According to their teacher Saundra Watts, the Barber students are…


Cobb Student Philanthropy – “Be The Good”

A quick survey of philanthropic slogans throughout the district turns up themes that rival some of advertising’s greatest campaigns in both creativity and caring.  Bullard Elementary leads the way with some outstanding imaginative themes. “Share What You Can” is the label for one of…