Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Cobb school board named a successor to the retiring Karen Crowder this week.
Addison Elementary School has a new principal. Susan Hallmark, assistant principal at Still Elementary School in Powder Springs, will start her new duties at the Northeast Cobb school on Dec. 1. She succeeds Karen Crowder, who announced last month she would be retiring before the end of the year. Also retiring is Chief Academic Officer Judi Jones, who has spent 38 years as a teacher and administrator in the 107,000-student school system. She cited benefit changes in the state teacher's retirement system in an interview with The Marietta Daily Journal, which reported that at least 75 long-serving school system employees have been similarly impacted. Mary Kay Fermanich, Hinojosa's executive secretary, also is leaving on Dec. 1 for similar …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Karen Crowder is stepping down effective Dec. 1 after nearly 30 years in public education.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Addison Elementary School will soon have a new principal. Karen Crowder, who has been in charge of the Northeast Cobb school for more than seven years, is retiring effective Dec. 1. Crowder's retirement was accepted Thursday by the Cobb Board of Education, and the process for appointing her successor is underway. Crowder, a Cobb native with degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of West Georgia, has been a teacher and administrator in public education for nearly 30 years. Addison, located at 3055 Ebenezer Road, opened in 1988 and became Georgia's first charter school in 1995. In a message posted on her school blog earlier this month, Crowder wrote: "I believe it to be in the best interest of the school to have someone …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Mark your calendars for the Nov. 3 event organized by fifth graders at the school.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Proceeds benefit the Addison Elementary School Foundation. Bidding closes Saturday.
The Addison Elementary School Foundation has placed an autographed Vince Dooley Georgia Bulldogs football for auction on eBay. It's a rare, white, University of Georgia logo football signed by Coach Dooley with a "Go Dawgs"! As of today, the bid is at $150 and there are 13 bidders. The auction ends Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Addison Foundation causes, such as funding for the Addison Science Lab. The Addison Elementary School Foundation has been established to raise money for specific programs needed for the children of Addison Elementary School. The foundation is funded through: The foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations made to the Addison Elementary School Foundation are tax-deductible.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Shortly after the passage of the 2011 SPLOST, a sidewalk committee was formed to identify and prioritize locations where sidewalks are needed.
Addison Elementary School families will soon be enjoying new sidewalks along Ebenezer Road. The sidewalk installation project will go from Knight Road on the east side of Ebenezer Road and from Oak Crest Trail on the west side of Ebenezer Road to Sandy Plains Road. There is existing sidewalk on each side of the road that new sidewalks will be tying into. "Design is currently underway and construction is scheduled to start at the end of 2012. We will not know who the contractor is until the project is let to construction at the end of this year," Cobb County Department of Transportation District 3 Engineer Scott Jordan told Northeast Cobb Patch. Shortly after the passage of the 2011 SPLOST, a sidewalk committee was formed to identify and…
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Walking to school is a great way to be a part of a statewide event and to promote health, identify safer routes for walking, and to improve air quality.
Jump start your day by walking with your child to school as part of Addison Elementary School's participation in the Georgia Walk to School Day event on Wednesday, March 7. Walking your child to school is a great opportunity to help your child learn and practice safe walking skills. Children are encouraged to make posters to carry along the way. It's a great opportunity to talk about why we walk and as well as get kids excited about the event. If you live too far from school to walk you can drive part of the distance, park and walk the rest of the way. There will be two main group meeting locations: Principal Crowder and Coach Golden will meet walkers at these locations at 7:15 a.m. and begin the "Walking School Bus" to school. Students …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
The proceeds benefit the PTA, fifth-grade end-of-year events and Rock Eagle funds.
When the last bell of the day rings at Addison Elementary School on Friday, students will scatter in every direction teeming with anticipation about the night's Gator Rock Family Dance. Hosted by the PTA, the dance is to be enjoyed by families. Parents need to chaperone children who attend. The Gator Rock Family Dance happens Feb. 24 from 6-8:00 p.m. in the gym. The cost is $5 per person or $15 per family. Proceeds from wristband sales to benefit PTA. The 5th grade is hosting Gator Rock Café from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the dining hall. Families are encouraged to enjoy dinner before the dance or stop by after dancing to indulge in dessert. Pizza, chips, drinks, sweets and treats will be offered. All proceeds from the sale of food, drink, and …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Students are studying the effects of light on crickets, sound, lenses and prisms, soil attributes, and animal adaptations in the Addison Elementary's science lab.
What's brewing in the Addison Elementary School science laboratory? Experiments involving electromagnets, sound, plant and animal adaptions, and a Starlab. The Starlab is a portable planetarium owned by Cobb County Schools. It rotates among the schools during the year. Addison uses it to learn about the constellations, such as the Big and Little Dippers. Last week students studied: electromagnets (5th grade), sound (4th grade), the Star Lab (2nd grade), plant and animal adaptations (3rd grade) and the special needs Pre-K class made ice cream. This coming week students will study the effects of light on crickets, sound, lenses and prisms, soil attributes, and animal adaptations. This fall, the Addison Elementary Foundation purchased two …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Students are mastering the strategic game that dates back to the 6th century.
Kid Chess™ teaches chess to Atlanta area children in a fun and educational environment, on campus at various public and private schools, and with homeschool groups, and other locations. Addision Elementary students have been learning to play chess with winning results. Here is the list of top Addison players and their trophy titles from Kid Chess' fall semester: For more information about chess at Addison Elementary please call 770-575-5802 or visit www.kidchess.com.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The money will benefit physical education, horticulture and kindergarten programs at the Northeast Cobb elementary school.
The Addison Elementary School Foundation has awarded grants to each grade/special as follows: Each year the Foundation grants money to each grade and each special (art, music and PE) to help fund enrichment materials. This is in addition the Foundation-funded science lab support. Interested in serving on the Addison Foundation board? Please contact Lisa Grier for more information: email@example.com The Addison Elementary School Foundation has been established to raise money for specific programs needed for the children of Addison Elementary School. The foundation is funded through: The foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations made to the Addison Elementary School Foundation are tax-deductible.