The Cobb County School District is in the process of updating its 5-year Strategic Plan to make sure our graduates are entering college and the workforce with the knowledge and skills which matter to you. This strategic plan draft has been created after hearing from thousands of Cobb students, teachers, parents, and community members, however it’s important that you get one more chance to review and provide input.
As a resident of Cobb County and the Mableton community, we all have the responsibility to contribute to the success of our schools. Simply put, our graduates of today are the community leaders and neighborhood residents of tomorrow. Your dedicated time and commitment to supporting our schools is one of the many ways you can have a direct positive impact on what it means to be a “Cobb County Graduate.” It’s important that you take time to review the components of the five year plan and provide your input. The Strategic Plan describes how Cobb Metrics data will be used to help form assessments to achieve student success.
Student Success – CTLS (Cobb Teaching and Learning System) key focus areas.
- Empowering Teachers
- Demonstrates Learning
- Provides Accountability
- Realigns Time
- Transforms Systems
Making sure this plan represents what is important to our community is important to the Cobb Board of Education and the Superintendent. Please take time to briefly review and share any thoughts which are important to you on the following survey: The Cobb County School District Strategic Plan. http://rebrand.ly/cobbstrategicplan
Want to get involved in Education in our community? Contact Nate Smith, MIC Education Committee Chairman to find out how you can help.
The philanthropic arm of the Cobb County School District awarded their 2019 Teacher Impact Grants earlier this year. Though a bit late, MIC wants to recognize the teachers in Mableton area schools who competed for and won these grants for their students. They were selected from a pool of 118 schools in Cobb County. The Cobb Schools Foundation provides funds that support teacher requests that focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) as well as student development in the areas of character, leadership, world languages, performing arts and more.
|Bryant Elementary School
||Reading for Success in Read 180
|Bryant Elementary School
||Building Character/Leadership through Behavior Self-Regulation
|Harmony Leland Elementary School
||Language Accessibility 2.0
|Floyd Middle School
||School Sustainable Organic Garden Project
|Pebblebrook High School
||Keeping It Real: Embracing Virtual Reality Experiences to increase Student Engagement in Reading and Writing
More information available at http://cobbschoolsfoundation.org/2019-teacher-impact-grant-winners/
From Interim Chief Randy Crider, Cobb County Department of Public Safety
“The Cobb County Fire Department is set to occupy new Fire Station One located in Mableton at 5781 Mableton Parkway. This new station is intended to replace the current fire station located at 5656 Mableton Parkway. As of now, the Fire Department plans to occupy the new fire station the week of December 9th.
“With this new facility, the Fire Department will gain new capabilities in the form of additional staffing, additional emergency response vehicles, and lower response times. The station is equipped with a natural gas powered generator, which allows this location to be self-sufficient in the case of loss of power.
“From the point of safety, this new station will also serve the firefighters in a better way by preventing exposure to fumes with climate control gear locker rooms and gear laundering equipment. The station also features bi-folding bay doors. These doors open more quickly and eliminate fall hazards associated with standard overhead door. The fitness gym has been upgraded to meet the cultural commitment of fitness, and provide fire fighters with the latest exercise equipment. Mableton residents can look forward to having a state of the art facility in their own backyard and have one of the newest fire stations in the County.”
Note from MIC: On previous occasions, Commissioner Cupid has stated that the future use of the old fire station is not known. At least one “retired” fire station in South Cobb (on Austell Road) is for sale. The “retired” fire station on Hillcrest is slated to be renovated for community use. The options for these buildings is influenced by the original funding source. As MIC learns more, we will share the information.