Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The top-ranked Trojans play at home Wednesday in their first round Class AAAAAA playoff game.
The Georgia High School Association's state soccer playoffs are underway, and teams from Cobb, Douglas and Paulding make up a significant number of teams in the field. Teams from Cobb were ranked No. 1 in the latest Class AAAAAA polls -- the Lassiter boys and the Harrison girls -- but several others also are considered contenders for state championships. The Lassiter boys are undefeated this season, boasting a perfect 16-0 record and have shut out 11 opponents. The Trojans, who last won a state title in 1996, will put that mark on the line at home Wednesday against South Gwinnett. Also on Wednesday in Class AAAAAA are the following games: In the Class AAAAA tournament, No. 5 Allatoona plays at home against Cedar Shoals in another busy …
The high school's students and staff honored sophomore Brandon Carpenter with a day of his own this past Friday.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Jake Montalbano will participate in a summer seminar in Annapolis.
Tuesday, April 30
Jake Montalbano, a student at Lassiter High School, will participate in the 2013 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program. The Naval Academy invited a select group of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad to attend. The seminar is a fast-paced leadership experience for rising seniors in high school. This program helps educate, motivate and prepare selected students who are considering applying for admission to USNA. Summer Seminar teaches prospective applicants about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training are key elements in developing our nation's leaders. Each student will attend a six-day session and experience a glimpse of USNA life. Students will have the …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Northeast Cobb high schools were judged to be among the best in Georgia.
Earlier this week Patch told you about the good marks for 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. One of those schools was Kell High School in Northeast Cobb. Sprayberry High School made both lists, coming in at No. 22 in Georgia and No. 1,343 in the country. Here's the real head-scratcher, though: Walton and Pope were unranked even in Georgia. Wheeler was ranked No. 17 (and No. 906 …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sales tax collections for renovations at Lassiter High School and Kincaid Elementary School will begin in 2016.
Renovations for Lassiter High School and Kincaid Elementary School will take place toward the end of the upcoming Cobb Education SPLOST IV collection period. Cobb County School District officials on Wednesday presented to the Board of Education a projected cashflow plan for some of the largest projects in the SPLOST IV, which was passed by voters in March. The two largest projects in Northeast Cobb are at Lassiter and Kincaid, but all schools in Cobb will be included in the new sales tax collection period, which begins on Jan. 1, 2014 and continues through Dec. 31, 2018. Lassiter is slated for a $12.7 million gymnasium replacement and Kincaid will receive a permanent classroom addition costing $3.2 million. According to Chris Ragsdale, the…
17 seniors gathered on Wednesday to make their college choices official.
Wednesday, April 17
Thanks to Katie Griffin of the Lassiter High School faculty for passing along today's signing day information 17 senior college-bound student-athletes: A total of seventeen Lassiter High School senior student athletes signed national letters of intent with top universities bringing the school’s total to thirty-seven students for the 2013 senior class. The final signing day included top programs Wake Forest, West Point and the University of Connecticut. “Words really can’t express how proud we are of this year’s senior student athletes. To send 37 students to play college sports is a testament to our students, coaches, teachers, parents and the entire Lassiter community,” commented Lassiter Athletic Director Art O’Neil. The majority of the …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
She's one of six from the East Cobb area named a recipient of a National Achievement Scholarship.
Tuesday, April 16
The Cobb County School District announced Monday that six high school seniors, all from the East Cobb area, have been named recipients of National Achievement Scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Each student will receive $2,500 in college aid. The National Achievement Scholarships, which recognize academic excellence by African-American students, were awarded to more than 800 students nationwide. Recipients were asked to list their probable career fields, which are indicated in parenthesis:
Monday, March 25, 2013
11 Alive News recently visited the Lassiter High School prom to feature a story for their “Random Act of Kindness” segment.
Submitted by Lassiter High School assistant principal Ashlynn Campbell: Donnie Gooding and Jessica Wilson, two Lassiter High School students with cerebral palsy who are in a wheelchair, recently attended the senior prom. AMS vans graciously donated a wheelchair van for two so that Jessica and Donnie could ride together to the dance. Aspens Restaurant also donated a complimentary dinner for the two students. The “Random Act of Kindness” continued throughout the evening as fellow Lassiter High School students welcomed the couple with an inspiring round of applause. The kindheartedness also carried over to the crowing of the prom king and queen. Without even knowing they had been selected prom king and queen, Emma Kate Protis and James Rowe…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Saturday's event has been pushed back to May 4 due to weather.
Thursday, March 21
This Saturday's Cobb Hobbler Road Race at Lassiter High School has been postponed because of the cold and wet weather forecast for the weekend. A message on the Lassiter athletic Twitter feed said the 10K/5K/Fun Run was bein rescheduled for Saturday, May 4. Packet pickup is May 3 at the Lassiter ticket booth from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information and to register please visit the Cobb Hobbler website.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Lady Trojans also are ranked in the first Score Atlanta poll of the season.
Both varsity soccer teams from Lassiter High School are off to fast starts this season, and they've been rewarded with state rankings as a result. In the first Score Atlanta poll of the season, and published today by the AJC, the Lassiter boys are ranked No. 1 in Class AAAAAA, and the Lassiter girls are ranked No. 8. No other soccer teams from the Northeast Cobb area are ranked this week. The Lassiter boys are 8-0-0 on the season and have given up only four goals. They play at Cherokee tonight in a Region 5-AAAAAA game. The Lassiter girls are 5-2-1 and also play at Cherokee tonight. They played to a scoreless tie against Pope and their losses were to Cobb rivals Hillgrove and Harrison. The boys and girls junior varsity teams also are …