Monday, May 20, 2013
The new elementary school will open this fall.
The new addition to Smyrna and Cobb's schools community, Smyrna Elementary School, will open its doors in August, welcoming an estimated 700 students from Brown, Argyle and Belmont Hills elementary schools. Parents and teachers have recently elected the new elementary's PTA board members for the upcoming school year. Each member will serve an one year term. “I look forward to being a part of such a special opportunity and encourage the participation of all families and businesses to make a difference in the lives of each of our children and the future of their education”, said Michelle M. Murphy, Co-President Elect of the Smyrna Elementary PTA. “I think if I had to sum up how I feel I would say that I'm excited to be a charter member of …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Students from Smyrna's Belmont Hills Elementary and Mableton's Harmony-Leland Elementary will get the opportunity to meet NASA representatives this week.
Representatives from the NASA Johnson Space Center are visiting local schools throughout the week, including Belmont Hills Elementary in Smyrna and Harmony-Leland Elementary in Mableton. NASA astronauts will also be chatting live from space with local students Wednesday. From 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, NASA representatives Janet Stewart and Regina Blue will be present in Mableton at Harmony-Leland Elementary School's Media Center, providing information and visuals to attract young students into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. After the Mableton event, area students will get to chat live with NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn and Chris Cassidy as well as 35 crew members who live and work at the International Space Station…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
After being a part of the Smyrna community for more than 50 years, the school is closing its doors.
Smyrna community members will be celebrating and remembering the history of Brown Elementary School this weekend with an event open to the public. Local residents, students, teachers and alumni are invited to attend the reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at the school located at 3265 Brown Road. Brown, a Title I Distinguished School, was established in Smyrna in 1955. The 2012-13 school year is the building's last as Brown Elementary before its students join their peers from Belmont Hills and Argyle elementary schools at the new Smyrna Elementary School. After closing its doors, Brown will then become the new home to H.A.V.E.N. Fitzhugh Lee Academy, which is currently located in south Smyrna. Honoring Brown's rich history in …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Two of the three administrators were reassigned within the district.
Smyrna schools will see several new faces at the start of the school year. Belmont Hills Elementary School Principal Terry Floyd and Campbell High School Assistant Principal Angela Crisler have been reassigned within the district while Campbell Assistant Principal Audra Saunders has resigned from her post. Cobb County School Board members approved the reassignments at their recent meeting. Floyd will become the district’s director of intervention and support, curriculum, instruction and assessment. This news comes a month after the school board approved Belmont Hills Assistant Principal Stacey Abbot’s appointment as principal of Hollydale Elementary School in Marietta. Down the street from Belmont Hills at Campbell High School, Crisler …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Administrative appointments are recommended by an interview committee comprised of school staff and community members.
At a recent meeting the Cobb County School Board approved several administrative appointments including two that impact Smyrna elementary schools. Principal Nancy Dipetrillo will retire after 29 yearsas an educator, the last eight years at Russell Elementary School. Peter Manson, currently the assistant principal at Kemp Elementary School in Powder Springs, will take over as principal effective July 1. Manson said he’s excited about the opportunity to lead Russell Elementary School. Dipetrillo introduced him to students last week on the school’s video announcements. Manson told Smyrna-Vinings Patch he was very impressed with Russell’s Space Team and the school’s emphasis on science and math, something he said he’d like to continue as …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Volunteers spent a recent Saturday cleaning and landscaping the campus of Belmont Hills Elementary School.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Thirty four volunteers turned out for a morning school ground maintenance project at Belmont Hills Elementary School Saturday, May 5. The wonderful little school of about 600 students is located off of South Cobb Drive near Windy Hill. Attendees included civic leaders from the Smyrna Golden K Kiwanis Club, Smyrna Rotary Club plus about 20 from the school (including the Principal Terry Floyd, teachers and parents and kids). People like Lamar Jones, David Wine and Ty Cobb sliced their way through hedges, shrubs and assorted obstacles with an impressive array of gas powered tools. Others pulled weeds, swept, and took care of anything else they found that needed tending. Ron Nash came early, stayed late and then returned the next day to plant …
Friday, January 13, 2012
See what's going on around the area in honor of the civil rights leader.
Here are upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 16) events and closures. If we missed your event or closure, please post it in the comment box below or email it to Smyrna@patch.com. More than 200 Lovett School students, faculty, including headmaster Billy Peebles, and parents of Lovett and Breakthrough Atlanta communities will show their MLK support by participating in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Rally. Many of the students will meet at the school first, where they will be a part of an inspiring tribute to Dr. King’s legacy at noon. Those who meet at Lovett, will travel by bus downtown to a specified meeting location. Other Lovett supporters will meet the group downtown so they can all march together. Lovett has been …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Everyone is invited to Brinkley Park to help remember those who have served and are serving to preserve our freedom and our heritage.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
On Friday, the Smyrna Veterans Committee, a coordinating body sponsored by the City of Smyrna, American Legion Post 160, the Veterans Memorial Association of Smyrna, and the Smyrna Rotary Club, will present the Annual Veterans Day ceremony. The 11 a.m. event, which will be held at Brinkley Park, 1270 Hunter Street in Smyrna, is open to the public and veterans and families are invited. Everyone is invited to help remember those who have served and are serving to preserve our freedom and our heritage. Speakers include Joseph “Doc” Masterson, Sr., Col. Ret., US Army, Korea and Vietnam Veteran and Bob Babcock, Capt., US Army, Vietnam Veteran. The Belmont Hills Elementary School Honors Chorus and the Osborne High School Band will be providing …
Friday, June 10, 2011
The $22 million replacement school will open in August 2013 and will have a capacity of almost 970 students.
Here Smyrna-Vinings Patch presents the third and final video from this past week’s public forum in which the Cobb County School District unveiled site and architectural plans for Smyrna’s new elementary school. In this extended clip (about seven minutes worth), SPLOST Chief Doug Shepard goes into more detail about the school scheduled to open in 2013. Remember that citizens are encouraged to supply input here concerning the new school, which will replace at least one current Smyrna elementary school. It was originally reported that Brown Elementary School would be replaced, but that decision has not been determined according to Shepard. “One of the options that we’ll probably consider is closing Brown,’’ Shepard said. “It’s the smallest of…