The Kindergarten classes at Still Elementary brought reading to life at their Fairy Tale Ball. Everyone on the grade level – from staff to students – dressed up for the special occasion in their book-inspired “beautiful and handsome ball attire.” The event capped off an informative and exciting instructional unit about fairy tales for the students. They enjoyed reading fairy tales during a special story time, tried out their best waltzes with a little ballroom dancing, and even had a fancy snack. Students were thrilled when two popular characters from the movie Frozen appeared, too – Elsa and Anna - to take character photos with the students. Still Elementary: where dreams about being successful readers really do come true!
Arts & Literature
Hollydale Elementary celebrated 100 days of school with the Osborne High School Cheerleaders and Drum line!
Students were awarded medals for reaching milestones for reading and math.
The Osborne mascot also made an appearance. It was a fun day of celebration for students K – 5 at Hollydale Elementary!
Russell Elementary’s Second annual “Canstruction” was a huge success! Canstruction is a school-wide canned food drive challenge. Teams designed and built objects using the cans they collected. Each class was expected to use the engineering design process to construct their design.
Russell had 14 teams who participated in the 2014 challenge. The winner in the primary grades was Ms. Lauderdale’s team who made a castle. The intermediate level winners were Ms. Steiner and Ms. Winsett’s team who made a penguin iceberg sculpture. The construction competition allowed students the opportunity to build, create, and donate. Russell Elementary donated 990 cans to the Atlanta Food Bank, and the winning teams took the donation to Turner Field.
Harrison High School’s fine arts department put on a Winter Extravaganza Concert and Art Show at the J. Alton Keith Theatre at McEachern High School on December 2, 2014. It was a collaboration between the band, orchestra, chorus, theatre, and visual arts students and teachers. It was a wonderful evening all around and, hopefully, the beginning of an annual event.
Eight student artists from Cobb County were recognized as winners in the WaterSmart Art Competition. This competition, sponsored by the Cobb and Paulding Water Authority, encourages middle school students in Cobb and Paulding counties to research why water is important and how they can be responsible citizens who support water conservation. These eight students have their artwork published in this year’s calendar and will be water ambassadors helping to educate their families, friends and peers. This year’s contest had the most participation ever from middle schools with hundreds of entries from our Cobb visual arts programs.
Kacie Kamins Mummert, art teacher at Mabry Middle School in Cobb County, received the Georgia Art Education Association’s Middle Level Art Educator of the Year Award for 2015. She received her award at this year’s Fall conference in Macon. Kacie is a dynamic teacher who has worked to build an exceptional art program at her school. She also has helped to organize major art events in the county and has established collaborative partnerships with the High and Zuckerman Museums.
Janett Enriquez, a fifth grader at Austell Elementary, won first place in the Bus Safety Poster Contest for Cobb County School District in grades 3-5.
Three of our Cobb schools took first place awards in the school competition sponsored by the Cobb Marietta Museum of Art. Congrats to Kennesaw Mtn. HS, Tapp MS and Hollydale ES! Each of these winning schools will receive a visit from a profesional artist to their schools. Students will also receive certificates. The winners are featured in order in the photos below.
Young musicians from across Cobb County will put their collective talents on display at the annual Cobb-Marietta Marching Band Exhibition on the evenings of October 6 and October 13. Featuring performances from each high school in the Cobb County School District, as well as Marietta City Schools, the exhibition takes place at McEachern High School’s Walter Cantrell Stadium in Powder Springs and begins at 7 p.m. each night. There will be a special guest performance by the Auburn University Marching Band on October 6, and by the Georgia State University Marching Band on October 13.
Beginning in 1972, the Cobb-Marietta Marching Band Exhibition has become a local tradition, allowing band students and the community to see and hear performances from across the area.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Kennesaw Mountain HS
Monday, October 13, 2014
South Cobb HS
North Cobb HS
Georgia State University
If you have questions, please contact Jean Barry, or Chris Ferrell at (770) 426-3404