2018-19 School ChoiceThe Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251) transfers for the 2018-2019 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 5, 2018 on the District website. For more information, please see our 2018-19 School Choice webpage. Deadline for applying is Wednesday, February 28,2018.The web address for the link is: http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx
“No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful.” -Michelle Obama
We would like to cordially invite you to partner with Project We Care, Inc. as an attendee for our annual initiative, the First Loving Yourself (F.L.Y.) Event, a community event for young women ages 12-18. This event celebrates the uniqueness of all young ladies. It also focuses on topics such as self-awareness, etiquette, women’s health and goal setting. The F.L.Y. Event is a wonderful platform to expose your young ladies to professional women who are eager to pour their astute wisdom into them. With your involvement, your young ladies will be able to plan and execute their goals while recognizing their value.
Project We Care, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that utilizes the skills and talents of young professionals in an effort to educate, encourage and support the community as they professionally develop. We currently have strong markets of young professionals and college students in Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Augusta, GA, and Fayetteville, NC. Our work has a powerful impact not only on the people that we work with directly, but also on the community at large.
Research conducted by the DoSomething Organization (2013) shows that 7 in 10 girls believe that they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way; this includes their looks, performance in school, relationships with friends and family members. Our goal is to counteractive these statics and reignite hope in their lives. The F.L.Y. Event will consist of a gourmet luncheon, age-appropriate seminars, mini-makeovers, and peer interactions. If you are free at the date and time listed below, we would love for young ladies to join us!
Date: February 10th, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 2:30 pm
Location: General Electric Auditorium
4200 Wildwood Parkway Atlanta, GA
Upon your interest in attending, further details will be forthcoming and we look forward to hearing from you in the near future. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Project We Care, Inc.
Project We Care, Inc.
Flu season is here! Please help us in preventing the spread of the virus. View link below to learn more about the flu, how to prevent it, and school guidelines should your child become sick. Please also click on “When can my child return to school?” within the link for additional information about when to send student’s back to school after many common childhood illnesses. It is important to note that students must be fever-free for 24 hours WITHOUT fever reducing medicines before they can return to school. http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/studentsupport/schoolhealth/flu.aspx
Happy Monday! WOW! We are off to a great start with our Trailblazer Trot donations!!!! Let’s exceed our Goal of $40,000. Here is how you can help! Look for the March Madness Bracket Challenge flyer that is coming home with your child today! Students will probably want to call all their family and friends, because the prizes are AWESOME! Go to http://www.duewest.myfunrun.com/ for more information and to donate. We appreciate your support!
According to Opportunity International adhering to ten steps can improve student academic achievement:
1. Get organized
2. Don't multitask
3. Divide it up
5. Set a schedule
6. Take notes
8. Manage your study space
9. Find a study group
10. Ask questions
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Camp Good Grief
Location: The Land Retreat Center
2135 East Cherokee Drive
Woodstock, GA 30188
Date & Time:
October 15, 2016
Balloon Release with friends/family members at 4:00 pm
Camp Director & Contact person:
Feel free to call or email me with any questions!
Adela K. Raffa
300 Chastain Center Bvld. #345
Kennesaw, GA 30145
In Georgia there are two laws that define the threshold a student's attendance must surpass before the matter can be referred to the court of jurisdiction. O.C.G.A. 20-2-290.1 (Mandatory Education) sets for the requirements that parents/ guardians have to enroll a student between the ages of six and sixteen in a private, public or home study program. This code section stipulates educational neglect can be presumed to occur once a student has accrued five unexcused absences. O.C.G.A 20-2-690.1 also defines the consequences that parents/ guardians may face for non-compliance of this code section. The consequences include: fines, jail time, probation and any thing deemed appropriate by the court. O.C.G.A. 15-11-381 (Definitions) defines a truant as a student who has accrued ten or more unexcused absences. For more information please visit: www.lexisnexis.com
I am a lifelong resident of Cobb County. For more than 25 years I have worked with youth in a variety of settings both local and at the state level: juvenile justice, child welfare, mental health and as a youth coach for football, basketball and soccer. Today, I serve the Cobb County School District in two capacities: school social work and truancy intervention.