Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Cobb County School District responded to a question from a Northeast Cobb resident.
When Northeast Cobb resident James Parker noticed a number of baseballs sitting near the varsity fields at Sprayberry High School recently, he had enough questions to write a blog post about it. In a post published on Monday, Parker figured the estimated cost of the 20 or so baseballs he discovered was around $100, which led him to wonder if the Cobb County School District was spending needless money on baseballs: "And since Cobb has at least 15 high schools, and each high school has a baseball team, are we wasting $1,500 a week on lost and unused baseballs?" The school district -- which has 16 high schools with sports programs -- offered a response on Tuesday, issuing an emphatic no. Spokesman Doug Goodwin told Patch that money for …
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 …
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, March 29, 2013
The fourth annual event will take place once again at Sprayberry High School.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The senior guard led the Lady Yellow Jackets to a state tournament appearance.
Neena Carter's senior season for the Sprayberry High School girls basketball team helped her earn all-state honors. Carter was named to the AJC's second team in Class AAAAA after leading the Lady Yellow Jackets to the Georgia High School Association state tournament. She will continue her basketball career at Georgia Southwestern. Senior Andrea Brown of Pope High School was named to the first team in Class AAAAA. She led the Lady Greyhounds to a first-round state tournament appearance. She also was the Region 7-AAAAA player of the year.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The team placed first in last weekend's Big Red Invitational in Gainesville.
Thursday, March 21
Press release: The Sprayberry High School Naval JROTC participated in the 3rd Annual Big Red Invitational Drill Meet at Gainesville High School, taking 1st place overall among 22 JROTC units. Sprayberry dominated in athletics taking 1st place in pullups, flexed arm hang, situps, 10x100 relay and combat fitness. In drill competition, Sprayberry took 2nd in Armed Basic, 3rd in Armed Exhibition, 3rd in Unarmed Basic, 4th in Unarmed Exhibition and 5th in Male Color Guard. The unit also took 1st place in academic competition. Individual athletic awards went to Austin Allen, Nikoli Bruton, Doug Barnard, Malik Coleman, Selene Guerra, Keebler, Abraham Richmond, Alexis Ross, Grace Tenny, Ana Vasquez and Robert Young.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Mark your calendars now for the fourth annual event at Sprayberry High School.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Projects on the March 19 education sales tax referendum will be discussed Tuesday night.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Information about the upcoming referendum will be available at Tuesday's meeting.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Wheeler advanced, but the Walton and Pope boys also lost in basketball action Wednesday.
Thursday, February 21
The Sprayberry High School boys basketball team could not take advantage of home court after winning its first regional title in 23 years. The Yellow Jackets lost their Class AAAAA state championship first-round game by a 56-40 score to Tucker on Wednesday, as just one of eight Northeast Cobb-area teams that qualified advanced. 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. Also in the Class AAAAA …