Articles by Laura Armstrong

Barber STEM Students Rock the Mercedes Benz Stadium

Surveys, statistics, and science, oh my! These STEM concepts were very much on the minds of the seventh-grade cohort from Barber Middle School who field tripped to the home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United on their latest learning quest.  After…


Collaboration and Caring: Lindley Student-artisans Prep for the Future

Before students transitioned to digital learning, Bob the Builder had nothing on the Lindley Middle School STEM Academy students who tried their hands as masons and hit the ground running on their school’s new outdoor learning area.   Community partner Argos Cement hosted 26 amazing STEM students recently for an…


Riverside Intermediate Takes First in Black History Bowl

Fourth and fifth graders from Riverside Intermediate recently showcased their intellectual abilities to the max, surpassing other local schools, churches and youth groups to take the championship in the second annual Black History Bowl hosted by the Kennesaw Teen Center.  After taking the…



Looking for Summer Camps? Extend Summer Learning with STEM Fun

Registration has now opened for two exciting, STEM-based summer camp opportunities at Wheeler High School’s Center for Advanced Studies. STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math.  The camp’s program fees will cover registration, instruction, daily lunch, a camp T-shirt, and materials…


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…