Tuesday, April 30, 2013
An informational meeting will take place at the school on May 14.
Tuesday, April 30
The Pope Robotics Team will be forming for the 2013-2014 academic year in preparation for FIRST Robotics Competition, and interested students are invited to attend an informational meeting next month. FIRST -- For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology -- involves students interested in applying their knowledge of mathematics, science and technology concepts to design, build, test, and compete with robots and to learn more about possible careers in those fields. In addition, they'll develop valuable design, project management, programming, teamwork and strategic thinking skills. Students at nearby Walton and Wheeler high schools have been active in FIRST competitions at the state and national levels. The meeting will be held…
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 …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The high school will play host to performances from the indoor drum line, rock bands, color guard and more. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family; kids 14 and under are free.
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 …
Friday, March 22, 2013
This year's high school lacrosse extravaganza and benefit for the Andrew Oswalt Memorial Fund includes Pope, Lassiter and Walton.
Monday, March 18, 2013
He was arrested Wednesday at the school.
A Pope High School student was arrested at the school last Wednesday after authorities found marijuana and another drug inside his vehicle. Just after 11 a.m. on March 13, Cobb authorities discovered the items during a sweep of classrooms. A dog detected drugs on David Gonzalez's clothing and backpack, according to a criminal warrant. "We found nothing but his eyes were very red and he wasn't making a lot of sense in his speech," authorities wrote in the warrant. "We ask(ed) him if he had anything in his vehicle that he shouldn't have and he said 'no.' We walked out to the vehicle and we asked if we could search. He said 'yes.' " Inside the vehicle, authorities said they located a plastic baggy that contained 29, 10-mg pills believed to to…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Wildcats will play host to Meadowcreek Saturday; Walton, Sprayberry and Pope boys ousted.
Thursday, February 21
Eight East Cobb-area high school basketball teams qualified for the state tournament. Only one has survived the first round. The Wheeler High School boys had little trouble with Dacula Wednesday, winning 71-56 at home to set up a second-round Class AAAAAA game Saturday against Meadowcreek. Tipoff time has not been announced. The Walton High School boys took to the road at Shiloh, and had a 43-33 lead after three quarters. But the Raiders were clipped in the final seconds, losing 54-52 in another Class AAAAAA game. In the Class AAAAA tournament, both local boys teamed were eliminated in the first round. Sprayberry was coming off its first region championship in 23 years, but could not take advantage of its home court in a 56-40 loss to …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Lady Greyhounds and Lady Wildcats were eliminated Tuesday in first round basketball tournament action.
Tuesday, February 19
Defending state champion Miller Grove defeated Pope 67-49 in the first round of the girls Class AAAAA basketball tournament Tuesday. The Lady Greyhounds trailed only 26-20 at halftime but Kierra Perry's 28 points weren't enough for Pope, which ended its season with a 16-10 record. Wheeler lost at Parkview, ranked No. 2 in Class AAAAAA, by a 73-48 score, also in the first round. The Lady Wildcats finished at 9-16. The Wheeler boys play at home against Dacula at 7:30 Wednesday in a first round game, and the Walton boys play at Shiloh, also at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, February 18, 2013
This year's high school lacrosse extravaganza and benefit includes Pope, Lassiter and Walton.
Monday, February 18
A press release from the Andrew Oswalt Memorial Fund, organizers of the AJO4LAX Fest: In what has become metro Atlanta’s most highly anticipated spring lacrosse event, eight top-ranked area high school varsity teams will play in the AJO4LAX Fest on March 23 at Pope High School. Gates open at 10 AM and the face-off for the first game of this four-game, GHSA-sanctioned lacrosse marathon is 11 AM. All games will be played on the turf field at Pope HS football stadium, and one ticket is good for admission to all four games: The AJO4Lax Fest honors the memory of Andrew Oswald, a star Pope High School attack man who tragically died as a result of a single-car accident in Marietta, GA in 2005. Proceeds from the event support the Andrew J. Oswald …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Greyhounds won another state title and produced five individual champions in the traditional finals Saturday.
Sunday, February 17
For the third year in a row, the Pope High School wrestling team has won a state traditional team championship. In crushing the Class A-AAAAA competition in Macon this weekend, the Greyhounds also had five individual wrestlers earn state championships at the end of a three-year run that Pope coach Jim Haskin told The Marietta Daily Journal was "unprecedented." Combined with state duals titles in the last two seasons, Pope's status as the top high school wrestling program in Georgia is hardly in doubt. The five individual champions from Pope include: One other East Cobb-area wrestler claimed a state title, as Jacob Murphy of Walton High School won the Class AAAAAA competition in the 132-pound weight class. Here's more information from the …