Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Find out what the naming committee recommended to call the new school.
Naming Smyrna's new elementary school Cobb County School District Superintendent will recommend that the board approve calling the new Smyrna elementary school just that - Smyrna Elementary School. According to the agenda, this was the first choice submitted by a school naming committee comprised of principals, parents and community members. Other names suggested were Marion Worley Elementary School and Jonquil Elementary School. Furlough Days Three staff furlough days worked into the current Cobb County School District budget would be reduced to two under a proposal by Superintendent Michael Hinojosa. That item is on the discussion agenda near the end of Wednesday's Cobb Board of Education work session. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Tuesday Mayor Max Bacon addressed the Smyrna Rotary Club about some of the developments around the city.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Read more about some of the developments Mayor Max Bacon mentions in the video:
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The new Smyrna school has yet to be named and will open Aug. 2013.
Work continues on Smyrna's new elementary school. A SPLOST representative from the Cobb County School District said that overall construction is about 45 percent complete. Contractors are currently working to install the school's metal roof. West wing masonry is about 50 percent complete and asphalt installation at the bus driveway is about 70 percent complete. The new school will serve as a replacement for Brown Elementary School. Some students currently zoned for Argyle and Belmont Hills Elementary Schools will be redistricted to attend the new school when it opens Aug. 2013. The school is being built in one corner of the Belmont Hills development located at the corner at the Atlanta Road and Windy Hill Road. The school is on the …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The name for Smyrna's new elementary school should be decided by September.
Testimonies from the Smyrna Replacement School Naming Meeting Tuesday night recalled a bygone era when a teacher’s responsibilities included firing up the stove to heat the classroom and volunteers built high school football stadiums by hand. About 20 people attended the meeting in the Brown Elementary School library. Brown will close at the end of the 2012-2013 school year and become the new campus for H.A.V.E.N. Fitzhugh Lee Academy. Brown students and some from Belmont Hills and Argyle elementary schools will attend Smyrna’s new elementary school in Aug. 2013. A committee of 11 parents, principals, school council representatives and one Smyrna City Council Representative comprise a panel charged with choosing a name for the new school…
Monday, July 9, 2012
The Name Selection Committee will take suggestions at a public forum and via email.
Smyrna’s new elementary school is still several months from completion, but the Cobb County School District is wasting no time choosing the school’s name. The 10-member Name Selection Committee has scheduled a public forum for Tuesday, July 17 at 6 p.m. at Brown Elementary School to take name suggestions for the new school. Speakers will have three to five minutes to explain why they support their proposed name. Those unable to attend the meeting can email suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Smyrna Replacement School” in the headline. The new Smyrna elementary school is under construction now and will open its doors to students at the beginning of the 2013 school year. Once completed, the school will consist of nine …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Construction continues on the new Smyrna elementary school.
Smyrna-Vinings Patch asked the Cobb County School District for a progress report for the new Smyrna elementary school. Here's what SPLOST Executive Director Glen Brown had to say: "The new Smyrna elementary school is currently on schedule and it is projected to complete in March, 2013. The first floor of the Northwest and Northeast Wings is approximately 60% complete and the second floor is ready for Interior CMU Partitions and door frames to begin. The Structural Steel for the Entire Building is approximately 55% complete with the Tall Single Story Common Space set to begin towards the end of this month. Site Retaining Wall Construction is near 60% complete and underground utility work is near 60% complete." The school is being built to …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Principal Brett Ward sat down with Smyrna-Vinings Patch to talk about his vision for the new Smyrna elementary school.
Friday morning at Brown Elementary School a group of third graders and their principal are gathered around an artist’s rendering of the new Smyrna elementary school and it’s hard to say who’s more excited, the kids or Principal Brett Ward. There’s an explosion of ‘whoas’ and ‘wows’ from Annabelle Terry, Hector Escobedo and Marquavius Chester Brown when their principal tells them the new school will have an elevator. Escobedo asks if he can bring his skateboard. Terry asks Ward if the office staff at Brown will move to the new school. “Everybody’s going,” he said. “Ms. Cindy, Ms. Anna, Nurse Heather.” And, Principal Ward is too. He and Brown’s entire staff plus some teachers from Belmont Hills and Argyle will team up to man the new …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The Cobb Board of Education will hear from parents, students and community members affected by the proposed closures of Brown and Sky View elementary schools.
The Cobb County School Board will hold its first public school closure hearing Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to receive feedback from parents and community members about the proposed closures of Brown and Sky View elementary schools. The hearing will be held at the district's Central Office at 514 Glover St. in Marietta. Students at Brown, which is proposed to close in the fall of 2013, will attend the new Smyrna elementary school. Smyrna’s Fitzhugh Lee H.A.V.E.N. Academy will be moved to the Brown Elementary location. School district officials are still seeking input from parents concerning the fourth south Cobb elementary school redistricting map that it released in late December. As it stands now, no more public forums will be scheduled. …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Cobb school district officials would still like to hear additional input from parents concerning the fourth south Cobb elementary school redistricting map that was released in late December.
The Cobb School Counselor Association has selected Nathan Schult of Campbell High School as School Counselor of the Year for 2011. Each year, the organization selects recipients from three levels - elementary, middle, and high school. The Cobb School Counselor Association includes professionals in elementary, middle, and high schools, the Marietta school system, private schools, and colleges in Cobb County. The purposes of the Cobb School Counselor Association include providing extensive student/school support services, offering professional advancement opportunities, cooperating with other human service professionals, and developing community relationships. _______ The Cobb County School Board is set Wednesday for a called 5 p.m. …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
State attorney general and school board to sign memorandum of understanding to “assure future compliance with Open Records and Open Meetings Acts.” If no evidence of new violations surfaces in next year, allegations of violations will not be prosecuted.
It took almost six months to receive a response, but parent Tricia Knor will get it in a roundabout way when Georgia Senior Assistant Attorney General Stefan Ritter discusses open meetings and open records with the Cobb County Board of Education at 5 p.m. today in the Central Office boardroom at 514 Glover St. Knor filed a complaint June 27 with Attorney General Sam Olens regarding email messages sent using private accounts among board Chairwoman Alison Bartlett of Post 7, located south and west of Marietta; Vice Chairman Scott Sweeney of East Cobb’s Post 6; and members Kathleen Angelucci of North Cobb’s Post 4 and Tim Stultz of Smyrna’s Post 2. Senior Assistant Attorney General Russell Willard forwarded Knor’s 67-page complaint to the …