Welcome to 8th Grade Georgia Studies!

Welcome to the 8th Grade and Mr. Short’s Georgia Studies Blog!

This website will be important to your success as a student in my class.  You will use this site to look up what we are doing in class, check due dates for assignments and tests, and look up any missing assignments you may need to make up.  It is your responsibility to check the blog for any materials you may need, particularly when you have been absent from our class!  Part of your high school preparation will be working towards greater independence, which means that you need to be your own person, and take responsibility for your own work.

If you have missed a class period, need help completing an assignment, or need additional information about what we are currently working on in class, please read through the posts on this page and/or ask me for help.  These links are updated as soon as assignments or resources are given in class and are meant to provide you with up-to-date information to assist you this year.  If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact me through email ([email protected]) or by calling GMS at (678) 842-6917 x650.

Please feel free to offer up any suggestions about how we can make this website most effective and helpful to you.  I’m always open to suggestions!

Please Support the Griffin Middle School Foundation & Help Us Better Serve Your Student!

Griffin Foundation LogoThe Griffin Foundation is a non-profit organization formed for the sole purpose of raising funds beyond those currently provided by the Cobb County School District to fund elements of education such as technology enhancements, supplemental enriched curriculum, student services, additional faculty and capital improvements.  In just two years, the Griffin Foundation has funded:

  • Repainting/refurbishing of the Theater
  • Printers for all of the Computer Labs
  • Headphones for all computers
  • Over $8000 in Teacher Grants

This year the foundation hopes to raise enough money to:

  • Build an outdoor classroom (estimated $20,000 cost)
  • Increase amount of teacher grants issued by at least 20% ($10,000)

How can you help or get involved?

  • Donate to the Griffin Foundation/PTSA Capital Campaign that will run from August 18 – October 16.  Donate online at www.cobbk12.org/griffin
  • Attend and/or volunteer at any of the Griffin Foundation’s events:
    • Haunted House: October 16th
    • Student Lock-In Event: October 16th – October 17th
    • Leap into Fitness 5K: February 27, 2016


Contact Denise Raymond, Foundation President, at [email protected] for more information on how to get involved!