Thursday, May 9, 2013
Cynthia Hanauer will be leaving at the end of the school year.
The Cobb Board of Education on Wednesday accepted the retirement request of Murdock Elementary School principal Cynthia Hanauer. She is a longtime East Cobb resident and educator, having attended Eastvalley Elementary School and East Cobb Middle School and graduating from Wheeler High School before beginning her career in education.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Funding for the projects at three elementary schools will come from SPLOST III contingency.
A contract to replace playgrounds at three East Cobb elementary schools has been approved by the Cobb Board of Education. The school board voted last Thursday to approve a $695,000 bid by Macon Construction Co. of Tampa for new playgrounds and surfacing projects at Murdock Elementary, Timber Ridge Elementary and Mt. Bethel Elementary. The work will be paid for with current SPLOST III cotningency funding. The project, which includes new playgrounds at Ford Elementary School in Acworth and Harmony Leland Elementary School in Mableton, came in at 58 percent over its initial $440,000 budget. Chris Ragsdale, the Cobb County School district's deputy superintendent for operational support, told school board members the additional costs were …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Proposed renovations at Murdock, Timber Ridge and Shallowford Falls elementaries will be discussed by the Cobb school board Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 12
Renovation projects at three East Cobb elementary schools are on the discussion agenda at Wednesday's Cobb Board of Education work session. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Cobb County School District central office board room, 514 Glover Street, Marietta. A public comment session will take place at the beginning of the meeting. Cobb Education III SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) funds have been dedicated for a number of school construction and renovation projects, and bidders have been identified. For Murdock Elementary School, a $230,000 contract is being recommended, primarily for restroom modifications and replacing a kitchen walk-in refrigerator (see pages 22-27 of the attached PDF for details). That amount is 24 …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Fourth-grader Oliver Long's presentation about the Chattahoochee River took top honors over the weekend.
Tuesday, February 5
A student from East Cobb's Murdock Elementary School was the Grand Prize winner of Saturday's Cobb County School District Elementary Science Fair at Kennesaw Mountain High School. Oliver Long, a fourth-grader, was among the nearly 140 students who entered projects in the fair. His presentation covered tributaries of the Chattahoochee River. Three times the number of students entered the fair this year over last year, showing that word is getting out about the quality and importance of science at the elementary level, as well as the interest of students in hands-on learning.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Several schools have communicated with parents about safety procedures related to the Connecticut school shootings.
As education and law enforcement officials across the country respond to Friday's deadly school shootings in Connecticut, some principals of East Cobb schools sent special messages to parents over the weekend outlining safety measures and advice on talking with their children about the tragedy. At East Side Elementary School, principal Elizabeth Mavity reassured parents that "We work very hard on a daily basis to ensure that student safety is a priority." In addition to regular safety drills, Mavity wrote that "Our teachers will be instructed to be sensitive to the emotional needs of their students." Mavity is asking that staff members "not discuss the tragedy in detail with students, but rather reassure them that we work hard daily to …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Michael Graham recently placed 10th in the International Safety Competition.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Cobb school bus driver Michael Graham was recognized by the Cobb Board of Education this week for his recent success in safe driving competitions. Graham, who drives routes serving students at Murdock Elementary School, Dodgen Middle School and Walton High School, won the Cobb Road-E-O event for the second year in a row. In July, he was 10th out of 48 drivers in North America in the International Safety Competition. For more on Graham's achievements, visit the Cobb County School District website.