Saturday, May 11, 2013
She now has 10 state track championships and broke her own long jump record on Friday.
Kendell Williams is closing out her sterling track career at Kell High School in expected fashion. The senior won the high jump and long jump competition in the Class 5A meet Friday in Albany, where the Georgia High School Association is holding girls competition through Saturday. Williams broke her own state record in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 9 and 3/4 inches. She now has 10 state titles to her name and has a chance for two more on Saturday. Kell is second in the team standings to Whitewater.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Peter Giles has been appointed principal at Palmer Middle School.
The Cobb Board of Education has appointed Peter Giles, an assistant principal and athletic director at Kell High School, as the new principal at Palmer Middle School in Kennesaw. The board's vote came on Wednesday. Giles succeeds Cathy Wentworth, who is retiring.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Pittsburgh Steelers running back and former Georgia Tech star is returning to his alma mater for a youth event May 31-June 1.
Press release: Former Georgia Tech star running back, Jonathan Dwyer will host a youth football camp at his alma mater, Kell High School May 31st – June 1st. Jonathan will bring together his NFL colleagues, former coaches and teammates to work with local youth, ages 5-16. His goal is to inspire and motivate attendees through football, while also raising awareness for ADD, ADHD and Autism. Campers will enjoy two days of positive reinforcement and activities on the field including, learning the fundamentals of the game and position drills. Jonathan will also lead a mentoring segment entitled Chalk Talks, during which he will speak about his journey to the NFL, the importance of education and provide tips to help campers achieve their goals …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Northeast Cobb high schools were cited for creating a high-achieving academic environment.
Lassiter, Kell and Sprayberry high schools are among 11 Cobb County schools included in The Washington Post's list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. Lassiter is listed at No. 20 in Georgia on the list, which surveyed around 1,900 high school nationwide. Sprayberry is No. 65, while Kell is listed at No. 71. Walton High School had the highest ranking of any Cobb County school, coming in at No. 3 on the state list and No. 163 on the national list. 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 divides it by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Burn off calories on Saturday morning and help the school's fundraising drive for new marching band uniforms.
The Kell High School cafeteria is the place to be Saturday morning for a fundraiser to benefit the school's marching band. Start burning off calories at 10 a.m. The cost is $10 a person, with proceeds to help purchase new band uniforms. You can register online via PayPal. The band also is having another fundraiser on May 4, the new date for a rescheduled event that includes test-driving a new Ford. The event lasts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and takes place in the senior parking lot. The band receives $20 for every person over the age of 18 who takes part in the test drive. The school is located at 4770 Lee Waters Drive. For more information visit the Kell Band website.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Authorities last year said she "knowingly and willfully" failed to report incidents of battery and sexual battery against two students as mandated by Georgia law.
Cobb's assistant solicitor general has dropped a charge against Trudie Donovan, the former Kell High School principal who abruptly announced her retirement last June amidst allegations that she "knowingly and willfully" failed to report incidents of battery and sexual battery against two students as mandated by Georgia law. "After an extensive investigation, the State is unable to pursue this charge due to lack of facts or supporting evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant violated the 'willfully and knowingly' portion of O.C.G.A § 19-7-5 (h)," Cobb Assistant Solicitor General Latonia Hines wrote in the March 27 Nolle Prosequi order signed by Cobb State Court Judge Kathryn J. Tanksley. That order vindicates Donovan …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The fourth annual event will take place once again at Sprayberry High School.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Mark your calendars now for the fourth annual event at Sprayberry High School.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Georgia Panthers semi-pro team is holding a benefit during its March 9 game at the Northeast Cobb school.
Friday, February 22
A press release from the Georgia Panthers semi-professional football team: The Georgia Panthers are hosting the Tennessee Crush for a semi-pro football game on Saturday, March 9 at Kell High School. Joseph Courson, owner and head coach, is launching this "Panthers Against Cancer" game for a local family whose wife/mom (Monica) is currently battling cancer. From 2-4 p.m. they are hosting a family-friendly carnival on the field behind the stadium with activities and games for kids of all ages. Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Braves players are scheduled to be there as well as Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Hawks cheerleaders. There will be local food vendors on site and a live radio broadcast. Then the game begins at 4 p.m. on the varsity field! …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Sprayberry girls also lost in first-round basketball tournament action Tuesday.
Wednesday, February 20
The Kell High School girls basketball team didn't have long to enjoy its No. 1 ranking. The day after being voted at the top of the Class AAAAA polls, the Lady Longhorns were shocked by Stephenson on Tuesday in an 60-51 loss in the first round of the Georgia High School Association state tournament. Kell, which was also playing at home, was playing without injured star Caliya Robinson. The Lady Longhorns finished the season with a 22-3 record. Also on Tuesday, the Sprayberry girls fell in their Class AAAAA first round game by a 59-56 score at Southwest DeKalb. According to a Score Atlanta summary of the game, the Lady Yellow Jackets got 28 points from Neena Carter, but couldn't make good on a one-point halftime lead. The Sprayberry boys …