Glenn Gray

Hurricane Hunter

Today Glenn Gray gave a presentation to the fourth-grade students about his years as a hurricane hunter for the United States Navy. He told students about his flights from 1948 to 1950.  Mr. Gray shared information about the technology he used during his flights. We appreciate Mr. Gray’s visit!

Monarchs Across Georgia Presentation

Yesterday 2nd grade was dazzled in the Learning Commons with a Monarchs Across Georgia presentation given by Michael Kahle of the Cobb County Watershed Stewardship Program. This kicks off the start of 2nd grade’s year-long, Project Based Learning of Monarchs. Thank you Mr. Kahle!

To learn more, visit
https://cobbcounty.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3182&Itemid=1402To

Learning Commons Helpers

Every year our learning commons helpers help us each morning with various jobs in the learning commons. The applications to be a helper are near the circulation desk, and they are due September 5th. We enjoy their help and appreciate their time and commitment to our learning commons.

Welcome Mrs. Demian to the Learning Commons!

Welcome back to school! I want to welcome Amany Demian to the learning commons. Mrs. Demian is a familiar face at Ford Elementary, and we are excited to have her join us in the learning commons.

Mrs. Demian would like to tell you about herself.

I’ve been working at Ford since 2005 as a special ED paraprofessional. I have a social worker bachelor’s degree, been married for 29 years, and my husband is an Assistant Director Engineer at Atlanta Airport. I have 3 kids. My oldest, Ann Demian 27 years old, is a licensed Associate Professional Counselor. My next one, Kristina Demian 25 years old, is a pharmacist at Northside Hospital, and my son Mark Demian 20 years old is at Kennesaw University majoring in Electrical Engineering. I have a dog, a Yorkie who is 3 years old. I like to travel around the world and swim.

Mrs. Demian is very talented, and we are fortunate to have her in the learning commons.

Pictured: Mrs. Trammell (left) and Mrs. Demian (right)

Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

Yesterday Ms. Brizzi and Ms. Cota-Hobbs from West Cobb Regional Library visited Ford. They played some fun activities with students and talked about the Summer Reading Program. To learn more about Cobb County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, visit http://www.cobbcat.org/summer-reading-program/summer-reading-program-2017/.

For summer reading lists and other resources for Cobb County students visit http://www.cobbcat.org/summer-reading-program/cobb-county-students/.

 

Interactive Flat Panel

CCSD’s Technology Services provided our learning commons with a SimplicityTouch interactive flat panel. It has a 70-inch display with built-in audio. Last Thursday I attended a training session at Hendricks Elementary School, and our flat panel was delivered Tuesday.  I’ve already started using our SimplicityTouch during lessons. This interactive flat panel is a great addition to our learning commons.