Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Arabian Nights By Pebblebrook Magnet Program

The  Cobb County Center for
Excellence in the Performing Arts

A play by Mary Zimmerman

Friday, 9/22 @ 7:30PM (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, 9/23 @ 3:00PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, 9/24 @ 3:00PM

Wilson Studio Theatre
Pebblebrook High School

Tickets ($10/General Admission) available online:

Monday, September 18, 2017

Magnet Presentation for Students

Thursday, September 21st a representative from the Cobb Magnet High School programs will be speaking in an assembly to the entire 8th grade class.  While parents are welcome to attend, the same information being presented is available through the link below.  The assembly will be hosted during 4th period.

The program Thursday is designed to generate student interest and will not answer all of the questions about a specific school or program.  Interested families are encouraged to attend the individual open houses offered in October (please see the blog post from August 17th) for specific program information.

Cobb Magnet Programs

Friday, September 8, 2017

IOWA Testing for 7th Grade Next Week

Next week 7th grade students will be participating in Iowa testing.  The Iowa Tests meet most state’s requirements for an annual, nationally normed standardized test and offer educators a diagnostic look at how their students are progressing in key academic areas. 

The IOWA Evaluates
Language Skills
·       Vocabulary
·       Reading
·       Language
·       Word Analysis (Grades K-3 only)
·       Listening (Grades K-3 only)
·       Spelling

·       Math Concepts
·       Math Computation
·       Math Problem Solving

Science, Social Studies, and Study Skills
·       Social Studies   
·       Science Materials
·       Sources of Information

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

CoGat Testing for 7th Grade Next Week

September 8th seventh grade students will be taking the COGAT test.  According to the test publisher, “The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal. Although its primary goal is to assess students’ reasoning abilities, CogAT can also provide predicted achievement scores when administered with The Iowa Tests.

“While CogAT is well-suited to help educators make important student placement decisions, such as selecting students for Gifted and Talented programs, exclusive features such as the Ability Profile Score can be used to expand the educational opportunities of all students.

 “Reasoning abilities have substantial correlations with learning and problem solving, both in and out of school. CogAT’s measurement of three different content domains ensures that educators receive a balanced view of the child. Each level of CogAT offers three test batteries:


“CogAT is constructed with overlapping sets of items throughout the series. The overlap of items from level to level provides the user with a continuous, ascending scale of difficulty, which is the foundation of CogAT's superior score scale from Kindergarten through grade 12.”

Friday, August 18, 2017

6th Grade Milestones Reports

Milestone Score Reports for 6th grade students were distributed today. If your student did not receive a report, and attended a Cobb elementary school, please send an email to christopher.deane@cobbk12.org.  I will reach out to the previous school to see if the report is still there.  Students from outside of Cobb should contact the previous school to see if reports have been received.  Last year score reports from previous schools arrived as late as November.  All reports will be forwarded to students as we receive them.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Magnet Program Important Dates

Magnet Program applications become
available online October 1st

Campbell High School International Baccalaureate Program
Livingston Auditorium, Campbell High School
October 5th at 6:30 PM

Pebblebrook High School Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts
Jennie T. Anderson Theater, Cobb Civic Center
October 6th at 7:30 PM

Kennesaw Mountain High School Academy of Mathematics,
Science, and Technology
Kennesaw Mountain High School Theater
October 10th at 6:30 PM

South Cobb High School Academy of Research and Medical
Theater, South Cobb High School
October 12th at 7:00 PM

North Cobb School for International Studies
Media Center, North Cobb High School
October 24th at 6:30 PM

Wheeler High School Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Mathematics, and Technology
Lipscomb Gym, Wheeler High School
October 26th at 6:00 pm

DEC 1st