The big days at Kell, Lassiter, Pope, Sprayberry, Walton and Wheeler high schools start Thursday and end Saturday.
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Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Trojan Nation celebrated National Teacher Appreciation all week long.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Jake Montalbano will participate in a summer seminar in Annapolis.
Jake Montalbano, a student at Lassiter High School, will participate in the 2013 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program. The Naval Academy invited a group of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad to attend. The seminar is a fast-paced leadership experience for rising seniors in high school. This program helps educate, motivate and prepare selected students who are considering applying for admission to USNA. Summer Seminar teaches prospective applicants about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training are key elements in developing our nation's leaders. Each student will attend a six-day session and experience a glimpse of USNA life. Students will have the …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Walton's Chase Thomas and three others weren't drafted, but were added as free agents Saturday.
Four former football stars from East Cobb high schools have signed National Football League contracts. None were selected in the seven-round NFL draft that concluded Saturday afternoon, but they quickly latched on with teams as free agents. Former Walton High School star Chase Thomas signed with the New Orleans Saints after being a surprising omission in the draft, then updated his Twitter account: "everything happens for a reason #teamSaints #whoDatNation lets get to work" He later Tweeted: "#whoDatNation isnt ready for the #partyinthebackfield but i am" According to The San Francisco Chronicle, Thomas was "p---ed off" about not getting drafted. Thomas, an outside linebacker, ended his illustrious Stanford career with a Rose Bowl victory …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Lassiter, Sprayberry and Wheeler are the only East Cobb high schools to be ranked in Georgia.
Earlier this week Patch told you about the good marks for Walton, Pope, Wheeler, Lassiter and other East Cobb-area high schools as among the "most challenging" in the country. To illustrate how subjective these criteria are, we give you the latest high school rankings from U.S. News. While Lassiter High School fares well again -- it's considered the 7th-best in Georgia and No. 343 in the nation -- other "most challenging" schools in the area didn't make the list at all. Here's the real head-scratcher: Walton and Pope were unranked even in Georgia. Wheeler was ranked No. 17 (and No. 906 nationally) and also was on the "most challenging" list. Only 47 schools in Georgia were ranked by U.S. News. Also unranked was Kell High School in …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Lassiter, Pope, Sprayberry, Walton and Wheeler were cited for creating a high-achieving academic environment.
Five East Cobb-area high schools are among 11 Cobb County schools included in The Washington Post's list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. Walton High School had the highest ranking of the Cobb County schools, coming in at No. 3 on the state list and No. 163 on the national list. Lassiter is listed at No. 20 in Georgia on the list, which surveyed around 1,900 high school nationwide. Coming in at No. 48 in the state is Pope High School, followed by Wheeler High School at No. 56. Sprayberry is listed at No. 65 while Kell is listed at No. 71. The Post's ranking system calculates the number of advanced placement, international baccalaureate and advanced international certificate of education tests given at a school each year, and …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
17 seniors gathered on Wednesday to make their college choices official.
Thanks to Katie Griffin of the Lassiter High School faculty for sending us Wednesday's signing day information of 17 senior college-bound student-athletes: A total of seventeen Lassiter High School senior student athletes signed national letters of intent with top universities bringing the school’s total to thirty-seven students for the 2013 senior class. The final signing day included top programs Wake Forest, West Point and the University of Connecticut. “Words really can’t express how proud we are of this year’s senior student athletes. To send 37 students to play college sports is a testament to our students, coaches, teachers, parents and the entire Lassiter community,” commented Lassiter Athletic Director Art O’Neil. The majority of …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The six Lassiter, Walton and Wheeler students have been named recipients of National Achievement Scholarships.
The Cobb County School District announced Monday that six high school seniors, all from East Cobb, have been named recipients of National Achievement Scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Each student will receive $2,500 in college aid. The National Achievement Scholarships, which recognize academic excellence by African-American students, were awarded to more than 800 students nationwide. Recipients were asked to list their probable career fields, which are indicated in parenthesis:
Monday, March 25, 2013
11 Alive News recently visited the Lassiter High School prom to feature a story for their “Random Act of Kindness” segment.
Submitted by Lassiter High School assistant principal Ashlynn Campbell: Donnie Gooding and Jessica Wilson, two Lassiter High School students with cerebral palsy, recently attended the senior prom. AMS vans graciously donated a wheelchair van for two so that Jessica and Donnie could ride together to the dance. Aspens Restaurant also donated a complimentary dinner for the two students. The “Random Act of Kindness” continued throughout the evening as fellow Lassiter High School students welcomed the couple with an inspiring round of applause. The kindheartedness also carried over to the crowing of the prom king and queen. Without even knowing they had been selected prom king and queen, Emma Kate Protis and James Rowe invited the special …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Saturday's event has been pushed back to May 4 due to weather.
This Saturday's Cobb Hobbler Road Race at Lassiter High School has been postponed because of the cold and wet weather forecast for the weekend. A message on the Lassiter athletic Twitter feed said the 10K/5K/Fun Run was bein rescheduled for Saturday, May 4. Packet pickup is May 3 at the Lassiter ticket booth from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information and to register please visit the Cobb Hobbler website.