Magnet applications open today, October 1st!
The application portal can be accessed at magnet.cobbk12.org
Students need an email address they can check in order to access the portal. It is important that they know how to access their email and can check it regularly.
Open houses start this week!
Pebblebrooke High School Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts
Friday, October 5th @ 7:30 p.m. Cobb Civic Center Anderson Theatre
International Baccalaureate Program
Sunday, October 7th @1:00 p.m. Livingston Auditorium, Campbell High School
The Harrison STEM Program will be hosting an 8th grade open house for students and parents interested in learning about the STEM experience on Thursday, October 25, 2018, beginning at 6:00 PM. The open house will include presentations of original student research and testimonials about student experiences in the STEM program. Please plan to join us the Freshman Building Dining Hall on October 25th. We look forward to beginning the STEM journey with you.
The Cobb County School District recognizes that students who demonstrate exceptional potential in a specific area may benefit from a specialized program. Cobb’s magnet programs allow students to pursue their interests, develop their talents, and extend their competencies beyond the usual scope of high school. During fall semester, eighth grade students at each district middle school are provided information about all magnet programs. Due to limited space at each program, students are selected through a highly-competitive, rigorous application process. Applications to academic magnets are due in early December. Performing arts candidates participate in an application/audition process during spring semester. The district provides arterial transportation for students attending magnet programs. Interested students and parents should go online or contact program coordinators for more information.
Campbell High School International Baccalaureate Program provides an internationally recognized, challenging curriculum, resulting in broad and deep preparation for university studies. Classroom study in the core areas is extended by critical examination of theories of knowledge, participation in community service, and completion of an original research project. In addition to the high school diploma, students are awarded an IB diploma after successfully completing international exams in the six subject areas. Contact: Dan Penick, IB Coordinator, 5265 Ward Street, Smyrna, Georgia 30080. Phone: 678.842.6856; e-mail: [email protected] . Website: www.campbellIB.org
Open House: Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 PM, Livingston Auditorium, Campbell High School
Kennesaw Mountain High School Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, a national model, features a broad-based, accelerated curriculum. Post-AP opportunities are found in mathematics, physical sciences and life sciences, which include extensive laboratory experiences. Also offered is a full array of engineering technology courses. Students complete a senior research project and field experience with a local professional practice, industry, or institution of higher learning. Contact Kelly Ingle, Coordinator, 1898 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw, GA., 30152; 678-331-3954; [email protected] . Website: http://kmhsmagnet.com
Open House: Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 6:30 PM, Kennesaw Mountain High School Theater
North Cobb School for International Studies has as its primary goal to provide an advanced educational experience for students emphasizing the development of global perspectives on politics, culture and science. Additionally, students in the School for International Studies will acquire leadership skills through extracurricular activities, service learning and a culminating senior project and presentation. Emphasis is placed on participation in Advanced Placement courses, international travel, and cultural exchanges. Contact: David Stephenson, 3400 Highway 293 North, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Phone: 770.975.6685 ext. 301; e-mail: [email protected] Website: www.nchsmagnet.com
Open House: Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 6:30 PM, McCleod Theater, North Cobb High School
Pebblebrook High School Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts serves students with exceptional talent in the arts. Its goal is to develop and nurture talented young artists for successful careers in the performing arts through extensive training programs and classes in drama, dance, technical theatre, and vocal music while maintaining high academic achievement. Applicants’ attendance, academic record, behavior, and talent potential are considerations for admittance to the Center. Contact: Frank Timmerman, Director, 991 Old Alabama Road, Mableton, Georgia 30126. Phone 770.819.2521; e-mail: [email protected]. Website: www.cccepa.com.
Open House: Friday, October 5, 2018, at 7:30 PM, Jennie T. Anderson Theater, Cobb Civic Center
South Cobb High School Academy of Research and Medical Sciences focuses on opportunities in medical sciences and scientific research. Students will have their courses tailored to infuse both scientific research and medical sciences into the magnet curriculum. The medical science portion of the program utilizes the on-site medical lab/clinic and intern with a health professional of their choosing. The research portion of the magnet program culminates in a research project and internship with a local business or institution of higher education. Contact: Angela Hurley, Coordinator, 1920 Clay Road, Austell, Georgia 30106. Phone 770.819.2611, ext. 283. e-mail: [email protected].
Open House: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 6:30 PM, Theater, South Cobb High School
Wheeler High School Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Mathematics, and Technology has primary areas of emphasis in engineering, chemistry and biotechnology. In addition, the nationally recognized and first State STEM certified program has a strong emphasis in STEAM education providing cross-curriculum, community service and leadership opportunities. Contact: Dr. Cheryl Crooks, Coordinator, 375 Holt Road, Marietta, Georgia 30068. Phone 770.578.3286. E-mail: [email protected]. Website: www.wheelermagnet.com .
Open House: Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 6:00 PM, Lipscomb Gym, Wheeler High School
We are currently accepting applications. Please stop by the counselor’s suite or Ms. Stahler’s room to pick up your application.
They are due September 5th.
Members will be posted September 10th outside the counselor’s suite.
This week and next week, your 6th grader will be participating in a digital citizenship lesson during their Reading class. This lesson will be facilitated by their 6th grade counselor and media specialist. Please look for a homework assignment posted on their Reading teacher’s blog. The assignment will consist of a video and two questions.
If you as a parent worry about too much screen time being used in your household, I encourage you to follow the link below. There you will find a power point with some research-based information about screen time, some helpful suggestions to help with setting screen boundaries, and discussion questions to prompt a conversation with your child regarding this topic. The discussion questions would be great to go over this week while the topic is fresh on their minds.
Attached is a brief video to provide information to help with the transition to high school.
The Durham leadership program was very busy in November and December. The kids lead a food drive that collected close to two thousand food items and gift cards for the Center for Family Resources in Cobb county, Georgia. In addition, they were able to collect enough money to provide a great Christmas for four families in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. This was the result of great student-lead planning, responsibility, and determination. What a success!