Happy Summer!

Congratulations to our Rocky Mount Retirees: Ms. Bonnie Goldsmith, Ms. Rhonda Thrailkill and Ms. Julia Speer. Best wishes on your new adventures in retirement!

Events:

Monday, May 21: 5th End of Year Celebration 12:00-1:30pm

Tuesday, May 22: Early Release; 12:30pm dismissal

Wednesday, May 23: Early Release and Last Day of School; 12:30pm dismissal

Wednesday, August 1: First Day of School

Happy Summer,

Dr. Doolittle

This entry was posted on May 21, 2018.

Marvelous May!

Friday, May 11th – 5th Grade Awards and Memory Book Celebration – 8:00am

Monday, May 14th – Portfolio Celebration – 3rd Grade at 8:00am

Tuesday, May 15th – Portfolio Celebration – 4th Grade at 8:00am

Wednesday, May 16th – Portfolio Celebration – 1st Grade at 8:00am

Thursday, May 17th – Portfolio Celebration – 2nd Grade at 8:00am

Friday, May 18th – E.O.G. Retest for 3rd and 5th Grade Language Arts; Kindergarten Portfolio Celebration 10:15am followed by Patriotic Picnic; ALL Lost and Found Items Donated; Hawaiian Day

Monday, May 21st – E.O.G. Retest for 5th Grade Math

Tuesday, May 22nd – Early Release – Dismissal at 12:20, Buses leave at 12:30

Wednesday, May 23rd – No items can be brought to school; disposable lunch from home if fine; Early Release – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – Dismissal at 12:20, Buses leave at 12:30

This entry was posted on May 10, 2018.

3rd & 5th EOG Retest Info

Hello Rocky Mount 3rd and 5th Grade Families- Rocky Mount is sharing a Cobb County School District update regarding the 3rd and 5th grade EOG Milestones retest. CCSD plans to administer the EOG Milestones retest in May 2018. Schools will retest identified students who didn’t meet the performance expectation if ALL EOG scores (for grades 3, 5, & 8) are returned to the district by 4:00pm on Wednesday, May 16th.  Parents will be notified if their child will be taking the EOG retest. The EOG retest will be administered to all students online.

Below is the EOG retest schedule:

Friday, May 18th at 8:00am: Grades 3 & 5- ELA Sections 2 & 3

Monday, May 21st at 8:00am: Grades 5- Mathematics Sections 1 & 2

The EOG Milestones retest contains both selected response and technology enhanced items. The English Language Arts and Mathematics retests will not include constructed response, extended constructed response, or extended writing response items. Rocky Mount will provide information as we receive it from the district.

 

This entry was posted on April 26, 2018.

May Dates to Remember

May 2018 Dates to Remember

Thursday, May 3rd – 6pm PTA Meeting and Kindergarten Performance

Friday, May 4th – Spirit Store; Volunteer Lunch in Learning Commons – Your child’s teacher will send you the time that they will be eating; FINAL Box Tops Are Due

Sunday, May 6th – Little Theater Troupe Performs; 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm

Monday, May 7th – Field Day – Grades 3rd – 5th at 8am on the Field; Cub Scout Pack Meeting – 6:45pm in the Cafeteria

Tuesday, May 8th – RAIN DATE Field Day, Grades 3rd – 5th

Wednesday, May 9th – Field Day – Grades K – 2nd at 8am on the Field

Thursday, May 10th – RAIN DATE Field Day, Grades K – 2nd

Friday, May 11th – 5th Grade Awards and Memory Book Celebration – 8:00am

Monday, May 14th – Portfolio Celebration – 3rd Grade at 8:00am

Tuesday, May 15th – Portfolio Celebration – 4th Grade at 8:00am

Wednesday, May 16th – Portfolio Celebration – 1st Grade at 8:00am

Thursday, May 17th – Portfolio Celebration – 2nd Grade at 8:00am

Friday, May 18th –  E.O.G. Retest for 3rd and 5th Grade Language Arts; Kindergarten Portfolio Celebration 10:15am followed by Patriotic Picnic; ALL Lost and Found Items Donated; Hawaiian Day

Monday, May 21st – E.O.G. Retest for 5th Grade Math

Tuesday, May 22nd – Early Release – Dismissal at 12:20, Buses leave at 12:30

Wednesday, May 23rd – No items can be brought to school; disposable lunch from home if fine; Early Release – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – Dismissal at 12:20, Buses leave at 12:30

This entry was posted on April 24, 2018.

Attention Rising Mabry 6th Graders!

Rising 6th Grade Mabry Information:

 

  • Tuesday, May 1st Student Tours, During School Hours
  • Tuesday, May 1st Parent Night, begins at 6:30 at Mabry Middle School
  • Contact Scenna Noellert, Mabry 6th Grade School Counselor, for more details
This entry was posted on April 11, 2018.

3rd-5th Testing 4/10-4/17!

3rd, 4th, & 5th Milestones/End-of-Grade Testing 4/10-4/17!

Rocky Mount’s Milestones/End-of-Grade (EOG) testing will be 8:00am-11:00am Tuesday, April 10th – Tuesday, April 17th. All testing students should be at Rocky Mount by 7:50am to begin testing at 8:00am. We want our students to do their very best during the test so Kindergarten-5th grade parents, volunteers, and guests will not be allowed access to Rocky Mount from 8:00am-11:00am 4/10-4/17. Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade parents will be allowed to check out their child during the testing time, but not go to the classrooms. Thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and support.

Test Date Content Area Grade Format
Tuesday, April 10 ELA Section 1 3rd, 4th, & 5th Online and Paper/Pencil
Wednesday, April 11 ELA Section 2 3rd & 4th Online and Paper/Pencil
Wednesday, April 11 ELA Sections 2 & 3 5th Online and Paper/Pencil
Thursday, April 12 ELA Section 3 3rd & 4th Online and Paper/Pencil
Thursday, April 12 Math Section 1 5th Online and Paper/Pencil
Friday, April 13 Math Section 2 5th Online and Paper/Pencil
Friday, April 13 ELA Make-Up Testing 3rd & 4th Online and Paper/Pencil
Monday, April 16 Math Section 1 3rd & 4th Online and Paper/Pencil
Monday, April 16 Science Sections 1 & 2 5th Online and Paper/Pencil
Tuesday, April 17 Math Section 2 3rd & 4th Online and Paper/Pencil
Tuesday, April 17 Social Studies Sections 1 & 2 5th Online and Paper/Pencil
Wednesday, April 18 Make-Up Testing 3rd, 4th & 5th Online and Paper/Pencil
This entry was posted on April 9, 2018.

Stevi B’s Umbrellas!

Thank you to our wonderful PE Parapro Lisa Dick and Stevi B’s Pizza Buffet for the generous umbrella donations. The Rocky Mount staff will enjoy the umbrellas during rainy car/bus duty days.

This entry was posted on March 5, 2018.

Blood Drive on 3/14!

From Rocky Mount’s PTA Blood Drive Chair, Suzy Kale:

The annual Rocky Mount PTA Blood Drive is taking place on Wednesday, March 14th from 2:30-6:30 pm in the Café. The blood supply is extremely low in our area due to all of the inclement weather this winter.  Please consider donating.

Thanks,

Suzy Kale

 

 

This entry was posted on March 5, 2018.

3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Milestones Are Coming!

Dear 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Parents,

In compliance with the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and Georgia HB244, students in grades three through five will be assessed with End of Grade (EOG) assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics, and students in grade five will also be assessed in Science and Social Studies These End of Grade assessments are part of the Georgia Milestones Assessment System, which serves as a component of the state’s accountability system, College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). The EOG will be April 10th-20th and begin at 8:00am. Rocky Mount will share the detailed testing schedule as soon as the Cobb County School District finalizes the testing plan.

The purpose of these assessments is to measure how well students have mastered the state-adopted content standards. The majority of each assessment will still include selected response items (multiple choice); however, constructed response (short answer) and extended response (essay) questions will be included in the English Language Arts and Mathematics sections. Teachers have been working all year to ensure that students are prepared to take these assessments. Preparations have included teaching students to answer more complex questions and to provide supporting evidence.

The Georgia Department of Education’s expectation is that all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will take the EOG online and not use any paper/pencil tests in April 2019. Rocky Mount has increased the number of online EOG students each year in an effort to prepare for the full implementation of the 2019 online EOG. In April 2018, a total of eighty 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will take the EOG online. Rocky Mount’s teachers are integrating keyboarding skills into their daily routines to help students become more proficient. Students are encouraged to practice keyboarding skills at home. Here are some free and fun typing applications that your child can try: Key Bricks, Find the Letter, Keyboard Climber, Dance Mat Typing, and Cup Stacking.

English Language Arts scores for students in grades three and five, and Mathematics scores for students in grade five will be received in late May. Parents will be notified by Rocky Mount if their child will need to participate in the May EOG retest due to the student not meeting state performance expectations.

Please contact your child’s teacher or Rocky Mount Administration at 770.591.5050 if you have any questions.

 

 

 

This entry was posted on March 2, 2018.

December Attendance Winners!

Congratulations to the following classes for the best overall attendance in December!

5th – Barton  – 66% of students had perfect attendance

4th – Simmons – 73% of students had perfect attendance

3rd – Griscti – 46%  of students had perfect attendance

2nd – McGee – 67% of students had perfect attendance

1st – Washington – 68% of students had perfect attendance

K – Sheridan – 55% of students had perfect attendance

 

This entry was posted on February 2, 2018.