February 6

Middle School Mindset

We want to thank everyone for attending our 1st Middle School Mindset Event last Thursday 🙂 We had a great turnout and hope everyone left with a better understanding of the social-emotional transition to middle school. I have attached the Parent and Student presentations for your review or if you weren’t able to make it.  Parent- Middle School Mindset Student- Middle School Mindset (1)

Please feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions and make sure to attend our next transition event,

Rising 6th Grade Night, Feb 25th @ 6:30

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January 14

8th Grade Transition Activities

8th Grade Transition Activities

Jan. 23 – Osborne High School Rising 9th Grade Night
Feb. 4 – Campbell High School Rising 9th Grade Night
Feb. 10 – 8th graders will select their elective classes
(one week to complete elective selection)
Feb. 14 – Magnet School Acceptance Notification                                                                          Mar. 16 – Magnet Commitments are due

*Please visit the school websites for registration info:

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December 3

Week of 12/2

How Sleep-Deprived Are Teenagers?

While teenagers need 9.25 hours of sleep to be optimally alert, multiple studies have shown that the vast majority today are living with borderline to severe sleep deprivation.

  • According to a 2010 large-scale study published in The Journal of Adolescent Health, a scant 8 percent of U.S. high school students get the recommended amount of sleep.
  • Some 23 percent get six hours of sleep on an average school night.
  • 10 percent get only five hours.

For more information check out this website.

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October 2

Week of 9/30

Magnet School Open Houses start this week 🙂

  • Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM – Pebblebrook High School @ Cobb County Civic Center Excellence in the Performing Arts
  • Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 1:30 PM – Campbell High School International Baccalaureate Program
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM – North Cobb High School International Studies
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM – Kennesaw Mountain High School Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM – South Cobb High School Academy of Research and Medical Sciences
  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm – Wheeler High School Advanced Studies in Science, Mathematics, & Technology
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August 7

Welcome Back Spartans

Welcome back Spartans!! We are so excited for the upcoming school year 🙂 We will be working with the same grades as last school year, so we can’t wait to meet our new students. Due to Campbell’s growing student body, we were awarded a 4th Counselor, Alie Thomas!! Check out next week’s post to learn all about her.

For this school year:

6th Grade: Erica Lester  erica.lester@cobbk12.org   678-842-6873 ext.029

7th Grade: Alex Gorrell   alexandra.gorrell@cobbk12.org   678-842-6873 ext.031

8th Grade: Cinde Valencia   cinde.valencia@cobbk12.org   678-842-6873 ext.030

Support Counselor: Alie Thomas  almoug.thomas@cobbk12.org  678-842-6873 ext.024

Registrar: Diane Pudelski   diane.pudelski@cobbk12.org   678-842-6873 ext.026

Follow us on twitter @CMSCounselorsACE

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January 14

Week of 1/14

Hey Spartans!

We want to introduce our new intern for this semester, India Harris. India is completing her final semester of the M.Ed. in professional counseling program at the University of West Georgia. She has 5+ years of experience working in youth development and is excited to be at CMS!

Pebblebrook Auditions are at 1:00 in the theater this Wednesday. Auditions are only for students who have turned in a completed application to Mrs. Valencia.

Multicultural Night is next Thursday, January 24 from 6:00-8:00pm. Come out to sample food from cultures around the world 🙂

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January 7

Week of 1/7

Happy New Year Spartans!

We hope you all are well rested and had a great holiday. This semester our focus in the counseling department will be on…

6th Grade: College and Career Awareness

7th Grade: Coping Skills and Career Awareness

8th Grade: Getting Ready for High School

Stay tuned for more updates and as always please contact your grade level counselor if you have any concerns.

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December 17

Week of 12/17

Hey Spartans 🙂

We are in the home stretch, 5 more days until Holiday Break!!

Just a reminder this Thursday and Friday are half days. We will be dismissing at 1:30 both days.

We have had a wonderful Fall Semester and look forward to having an even better Spring Semester. We will be out of the office and away from email from 12/22-1/3.

See you in 2019!!

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December 10

Week of 12/10

Hey Spartans 🙂

2 more weeks till Holiday Break!!

We are finishing up the Georgia Student Health Surveys this week in Social Studies.

This Thursday is our 4th annual College Day for 8th grade students. Our goal is to have 8th grade students enter high school with post-secondary educational plans in mind, whether its college, selecting a career/trade, becoming a first responder, or joining the military. Each 8th grade student will have the opportunity to hear from 4 speakers, who will share their experience with post-secondary education and how it has shaped their life.

Our Why for College Day

This week is a Fresh Air Friday and a $2.00 Jeans Day.

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December 3

Week of 12/3

Hey Spartans 🙂

In the counseling office, we are getting ready for the holiday break. 3 more weeks!

8th grade students completed their “My Skills” Inventory on careercruising.com. This website is a great tool for college and career research. All students have access to their accounts from school and home. If you need help logging in, please contact your grade level counselor.

All students will be taking the Georgia Student Health Survey through Social Studies this week. This survey is way for us to measure our school climate and to show us where we need to make improvements.

Just a reminder, Ms. Lester will be out of the office Tuesday and Wednesday for a Restorative Practices training. Should an emergency arise, please contact Ms. Gorrell or Mrs. Valencia.

Upcoming Event: College Day (8th Grade Only)- Thursday, December 13th

Happy 1st Day of Hanukkah!

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