Monday, May 20, 2013
The "School's Out" event at Paper Mill Village includes charity donations in partnership with Sope Creek Elementary School.
The sun's out, school's almost out and Paper Mill Village is having another food truck event from 5-8 p.m. tonight. The flyer just about says it all; thanks to Leigh Taylor of the Wilbert Group for letting us know.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Local dignitaries were among those turning out to celebrate the school's STEM and Sunrise programs.
Thursday, April 11
Local dignitaries recently attended Sope Creek Elementary School Foundation’s “Family Fun Night” celebrating two of the school’s programs – the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Lab /STEM program and the Sunrise Program -- a morning cardio-intensive student workout that has been shown to promote student physical well-being and enhance academic performance. Visitors included Georgia State Representative Sharon Cooper; Georgia State Representative Matt Dollar; Mr. Scott Sweeney, Member of the Cobb County Board of Education, and Dr. Doreen Griffith, Area Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Cobb County School District. Guests joined parents, teachers and students to honor donors to the STEM Lab -- The Sope Creek …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Students have been preparing all week for Friday's theme, "The Old Masters."
Thursday, April 4
Many thanks to Julia Curran of the Sope Creek Elementary School PTA for getting out the word about Art Day on Friday, culminating a week of preparations and celebrations and a nice segue into spring break: Painters, comedians, puppeteers, dancers and magicians are some of the fun components of Sope Creek Elementary School’s annual Art Day being held this Friday, April 5. The theme of the event, “The Old Masters” will introduce students to the works of the Renaissance and provide a deeper understanding of the great works and artists of the past. A unique and special event, Art Day includes participation by all members of the school community -- students, teachers, staff and volunteers. The school will be transformed into a “Museum at the …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Paper Mill Road improvements also include street lights near the site of a fatal December car crash.
East Cobb residents got their first detailed look Tuesday night at plans to replace the aging Paper Mill Road bridge over Sope Creek. The four-month project, which will begin the day after school lets out in May, will cost $1.4 million from leftover 2005 SPLOST funds but is necessary, East Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott said during a town hall meeting at Sope Creek Elementary School. The new bridge will feature an earth tone-colored stone veneer to blend in with the environment, replacing concrete piers planted in the creekbed. The replacement will be wider and will include a sidewalk, which doesn't exist now. "The bridge is safe right now, but it needs to be rebuilt," Ott said to a gathering of more than 100 citizens. Last fall the bridge had …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The editorial was written as his personal opinion, and not in his official position as a Cobb school board member.
Cobb County School Board member Scott Sweeney has stirred up controversy by writing an opinion piece in support of the Ed-SPLOST in the February edition of Around Walton magazine. The piece, entitled, “Why You Should Vote to Continue Ed-SPLOST,” outlines Sweeney's thoughts on the sales tax benefiting education and cites examples of how previous SPLOST initiatives have benefitted local schools. Schools in East Cobb like Wheeler High School and Sope Creek Elementary School have already seen improvements funded by SPLOST collections, and further SPLOSTs would help pay for renovations at Walton High School and the construction of a new middle school in East Cobb. Sweeney, who represents a portion of East Cobb on the board, told the Maretta …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
East Cobb's commissioner and school board member will have a joint appearance Feb. 19 at Sope Creek Elementary School.
Saturday, February 2
East Cobb citizens will be updated on county government and education developments at a Feb. 19 town hall meeting at Sope Creek Elementary School. District 2 Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott and Post 6 Cobb Board of Education member Scott Sweeney will meet with constituents and answer questions. The town hall begins at 7 p.m. The school is located at 3320 Paper Mill Road. Among the topics are Paper Mill Road improvements, the Sope Creek bridge replacement and the March 19 Cobb School SPLOST IV sales tax referendum.
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 …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
A recent "work day" transformed part of the school grounds into a new outdoor learning environment.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
From the Sope Creek Elementary School PTA Sope Creek Elementary School was recently the site of a “first of its kind work day,” bringing together parents, community and 50 Lowe’s Home Improvement employees to build and renovate environmental education sites at the school. This effort brought to reality a long planned outdoor learning environment. Over the course of three days, a team of employees from Lowe's “Heroes” program created two garden spaces on Sope Creek's campus. The Heroes program encourages employees in a location to team together, adopt a volunteer project with a local nonprofit organization or K–12 public school and make a difference. Braving heat, humidity, and rain, the Lowe’s Heroes transformed outside school spaces into …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
A community-wide gathering will be renovating environmental education sites at Sope Creek Elementary School this week.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Sope Creek Elementary School will be the site of a “first of its kind work day” this week bringing together parents, community and 50 Lowe’s employees who will work side by side with community and parents to build and renovate environmental education sites at the school. School staff, 50 employees from local Lowe’s Stores, Sope Creek Foundation members, community leaders will work Monday and Tuesday to break ground at three garden sites at the school, enhancing the outdoor learning experience for children. The work days begin at 8 a.m. each day; Wednesday is a make-up day in case of rain. The school’s active environmental committee has received grants over the past year from Lowe’s, Keep Cobb Beautiful, Whole Foods Market and the Sope …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Expect delays through Friday near Sope Creek Elementary School and along portions of Lower Roswell Road.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Traffic will be impacted in several areas of East Cobb this week because of continuing road improvements: Traffic also will be affected in the following areas of Lower Roswell Road east of Johnson Ferry Road: