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 …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon will be recognizing educators, volunteers and students from 13 Smyrna area schools Monday evening.
A group of teachers, students and volunteers from 13 Smyrna area schools will be honored tonight with Mayor's Education Awards. City of Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon and council members will hold an Education Awards Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. today at the City Hall, followed by the regular City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. Outstanding students, staff members and volunteers from 12 Smyrna area schools in the Cobb County School District in addition to a public charter school, the International Academy of Smyrna, will be recognized for their academic achievement, dedication and volunteer service. Bacon created the Mayor's Education Award program in late 2005 to acknowledge the academic achievement, outstanding service and contributions of Smyrna …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Not much change at Campbell, Griffin and Smitha middle schools from 2012.
Wednesday, March 27
Eighty-seven percent of students in the Cobb County School District met or surpassed standards in the winter 2013 state Eighth Grade Writing Test, according to a figures released by the district Monday. Cobb has the highest percentage of students of any school district in the metro Atlanta area reaching or surpassing the state benchmark, and it is one point above 2012 Cobb results. Griffin Middle School had 80 percent of its students meet or go beyond the state standards, a 2-point boost from last year; Campbell Middle School had the same 75 percent rate as in 2012, and Smitha Middle School had a 71 percent rate, up from 70 percent. The metro figure is 86 percent, while across the state 82 percent of students reached or went beyond the …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Smyrna school held its first International Day Celebration Thursday, educating students about diversity and culture.
Russell Elementary School in Smyrna honored diversity, heritage and culture during its first ever International Day Celebration Thursday. Students, parents and teachers walked in a parade in traditional clothing from different cultures around the world during school day, and participated in the "Taste of Russell" in the evening. The school and its PTA community organized the event to educate children about their heritage, and to help them develop tolerance and appreciation from a young age for diversity not just in Smyrna, but around the world.
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 …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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Tuesday, February 5
Wednesday is national signing day, that annual tradition when top high school athletes reveal their college picks. With your help, Smyrna-Vinings Patch wants to capture the moment when they announce their college destinations. You have a couple of options: Let the national signing day frenzy begin.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Smyrna students took home the first place trophy, and look ahead to regional competition.
Monday, January 28
Contributed by Barbara Powell-Schager, Library Media Specialist at Big Shanty Intermediate School, Cobb County School District Students from 39 Cobb schools competed to be recognized as the BEST READERS and fastest buzzers at the seventh annual Cobb County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl held this past Saturday, Jan. 19. The winners are: Walton High School in first place and Hillgrove High School in second. At the middle school level, Campbell Middle School took first and McCleskey Middle School took second place. At the elementary level, Birney won first place with Hayes Elementary in second place. These teams advance to the West Regional competition held on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the University of West Georgia. Cobb County has had a tradition …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Robin Kish of St. Benedict's Episcopal Day School was named Outstanding Jump Rope for Heart Coordinator of the Year by the American Heart Association.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Robin Kish, a Physical Education teacher at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Day School, has been named the 2012 Outstanding Jump Rope for Heart Coordinator of the Year by the American Heart Association. Each year, the Jump Rope for Heart Coordinator Award honors individuals that have made significant contributions to the Jump Rope for Heart program. The award recipient is chosen from more than 40,000 participating schools. With the dedication, passion and leadership from Coach Kish and her team, the participating 143 St. Benedict's students earned $27,011.46 for the American Heart Association—more than double what the school earned in 2011. In only her second year of organizing the Jump Rope for Heart event for St. Benedict's Episcopal Day School…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Three people from each school in the Smyrna area were given the Mayor's Education Award at a ceremony Monday night.
Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon on Monday night recognized a student, teacher and volunteer from 12 schools in the Smyrna area as recipients of the 2012 Mayor's Education Awards. "The schools are what really drive our community," Bacon said during his welcome to the standing room only crowd. In addition to schools in the Cobb County School District, the event this year included International Academy of Smyrna, a public charter school, and Whitefield Academy. Bacon created the Mayor's Education Award in 2005 to recognize the exceptional academic achievement of Smyrna students, and contributions from staff and volunteers. The award recipients were selected by principals from the 12 schools.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon will be presenting the Mayor's Education Award to a group of local teachers, students and volunteers on Dec. 3.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
City of Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon will honor a group of local teachers, students and volunters with the Mayor’s Education Award on Monday, Dec. 3, at the City Hall. The event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony at 6:30. Awards will be presented in the categories of student, staff and volunteer for the semester from each of the 12 Smyrna area schools with the addition of International Academy of Smyrna, a public charter school. Recipients are recognized for their academic achievement, dedication and volunteer service. Bacon created the Mayor's Education Award in late 2005 to acknowledge the exceptional academic achievement of Smyrna students, and contributions from staff and volunteers. “I am excited about …