Monday, September 30, 2013

October Events

October 9th – Picture Day!
October 14th and 15th – No School for Students
October 21st – Report Cards Go Home
October 29th – Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night

Curriculum Night

Don't forget about Curriculum Night at 6pm Tuesday, October 1st.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools Named

Sept. 24, 2013 - Eight Georgia public schools were named 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education today.

The award honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels and for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap.

"National Blue Ribbon Schools are another shining example of the great things happening in Georgia schools. These eight schools are to be commended for their outstanding student performance," said State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. "I am excited for the students, teachers and staff that they were recognized on a national level for excellence."

Blue Ribbon Schools are chosen in two categories (see the full criteria descriptions):

- High Performing Schools: Schools that are ranked among the state's highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or assessments referenced against national norms in both reading (English language arts) and mathematics in at least the most recent year tested.

- Exemplary Improving Schools: Schools with at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds that have made the most progress in improving student performance on state assessments or assessments referenced against national norms in reading (English language arts) and mathematics in the most recent five years.

One Georgia private school was also named a National Blue Ribbon School. The selection process for private schools is different. For more information, go to

Blue Bell Creameries is a 2013 National Blue Ribbon sponsor and will bring a special surprise to all the schools.

“At Blue Bell, we are firm believers in recognizing the importance of encouraging and honoring schools for educational excellence,” says Paul Kruse, CEO and president of Blue Bell Creameries. “We are well aware that such high levels of achievement require tremendous effort from students, teachers, administrators and parents. This is Blue Bell’s way of showing how proud we are!”

Georgia's winning schools will join other national winners at an awards ceremony on Nov. 19 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. For more information on the Blue Ribbon Schools program, go to



Daves Creek Elementary, Forsyth County

Marietta Center for Advanced Academics, Marietta City

Tritt Elementary, Cobb County

Mountain Park Elementary, Fulton County

Fair Oaks Elementary, Cobb County

Middle Ridge Elementary, Newton County

Sugar Hill Elementary, Hall County

Webster County High, Webster County


St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School, Kennesaw
MEDIA CONTACTS: Matt Cardoza, GaDOE Communications,, (404) 651-7358

Keisha Ford-Jenrette, GaDOE Communications, 657-2949

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Teacher "TWEETs"

     Our third grade agendas are working well. Students are learning life skills in being organized.  Part of this organized agenda allows for daily commutation between you and me.  Please put this area of commutation to use at any time. Remember to sign your child’s agenda each night.

     Along with communication this agenda will have your student’s homework for the day.  One area of importance for homework is RAH.  RAH stands for “read at home”.  Students need to read at home for 20 minutes everyday.  Also students should practice their basic math facts each night.

     Although we cannot stop instruction for a party in order to celebrate birthdays, students are welcome to bring a special, healthy snack to share with the whole class!  This snack will be shared during our recess time (1:50 - 2:15).

Mrs. Byrd, Mrs. Dailey, Mrs. Eaton, Mrs. Pledger,

Ms. Pulliam and Mrs. Reece


Saturday, September 7, 2013

September Events

Thursday, 12th… Girl Scouts 6:00 - 7:00

Thursday, 19th…Girl Scouts Troop 10883/Pinkston 6:00 - 7:30 in gym

Thursday, 19th…Stevie B's Spirit Night

Tuesday, 24th…Skate Country Spirit Night 6:00 - 8:00 
Thursday, 26th…Cub Scouts Sign ups 7:00-8:30 in cafeteria