You’re invited to join Floyd Middle School in its celebration of 50 years strong! Green Wave and Panther Pride will united on Thursday, August 27, 2015. The Louise Rushing Media Center at Floyd will be the site of an amazing celebration. All are welcome.
The school is hosting a Pep Rally during the day at 3:30 PM. The culminating event wraps up a month of research done by students regarding the history of the school. All year, Floyd Middle School will continue to honor 50 years of excellence, according to Principal Dr. Teresa Hargrett.
During the 6:30 PM program on Thursday, August 27, 2015, guests will hear reflections of the past, present, and future as well as tour the building. Dr. Hargrett says the school is abuzz with excitement about the celebration, “Our clubs and PTSA will be on hand to showcase Floyd’s activities. Former teachers and students will be contributing items toward a Memory Wall and archives will be on display. It’s going to be an amazing evening!”
Floyd Middle School began originally as Floyd Junior High School in August, 1965. When the school year started, the building wasn’t complete, so students began classes in the Osborne Junior building. After three weeks, a fire destroyed part of the Osborne building, causing Floyd students to be moved to the South Cobb High School campus. It was in January, 1966 that Floyd was finally finished and opened its doors to 900 excited students. During the next six years, Floyd nearly doubled in size under the leadership of Principal T. J. Hatcher. With approximately 1500 students on campus in the early seventies, more than a dozen portable classrooms were then needed to accommodate the overflow. Currently under the leadership of Dr. Teresa Hargrett, Floyd continues to grow its outstanding student body and teaching team.
Floyd’s vision is “a community of actively engaged lifelong learners who are accountable, productive citizens,” and its mission is to “make a difference.” Floyd believes that:
- all stakeholders have the ability and the right to learn in a safe and supportive environment,
- all stakeholders are responsible for student success,
- student learning is maximized when students are challenged with meaningful and engaging learning activities,
- individuals are deserving of respect for their unique intellectual, physical, and emotional qualities,
- it is important for individuals to take responsibility for their actions,
- and that staff members should work to improve and research educational practices through professional learning opportunities.
To Floyd: established in 1965, still dedicated to Student Success! Congratulations and thank you!
Click Floyd 50th invitation l to see the invitation.
Floyd Middle School: 4803 Floyd Road, Mableton, 30126
Principal: Dr. Teresa Hargrett