Monday, February 24, 2014

Elective Registration Information

Allatoona Students:

Future Allatoona Freshmen received a registration handbook and an invitation to Allatoona's Rising Freshman Parent Night.  Students are required to select three elective choices plus two alternates.  Year long classes such as band, chorus, orchestra, and ROTC count as two selections.  These forms are due Wednesday the 26th to Dr. Deane.

North Cobb Students:

Future North Cobb Freshmen students received an elective class selection brochure to use with parents to help determine which electives they would like to have next year.   Students received copies of the brochure February 10th.  Students are required to pick six classes ranked in order of preference.  Eight should be selected if the student desires to take a foreign language. 
Counselors from the high school helped transfer class selections from the brochure to an elective registration form.  At the request of the high school, the elective registration form was completed at school and will not be sent home with students.

North Cobb staff will combine core subject teacher recommendations with courses selected on the elective registration form during the month of March.  Tentative schedules will be printed and sent home for parent approval in April.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Pebblebrook Magnet Applications and Audition Dates

Pebblebrook magnet applications are due to Dr. Deane by Friday, February 21st.  

The Pebblebrook auditions will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2014 26th  at 1:00 PM in the Awtrey Theater.

Rescheduled Allatoona High School 8th Grade Parent Information Night

The Allatoona High School 

8th Grade Parent Information Night 

has been rescheduled for Monday, February 24

at 6:30 p.m.

in the Allatoona High Theater.  


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Camp Kesem for Children Whose Parents Have or Had Cancer

Camp Kesem is a free, week-long overnight summer camp for children whose parents have or have had cancer. The camp, held at Blue Ridge Camp in Mountain City, GA from June 7th to June 13th, 2014 has 35 open spots remaining for campers this year.  
Camp Kesem is organized by University of Georgia student volunteers under the guidance of its Advisory Committee and Camp Kesem National, its parent organization. University of Georgia students serve as counselors and work year-long to fundraise and plan for the week, as well as undergo over forty hours of extensive training prior to camp. The Camp Kesem program model was founded in 2000 at Stanford University. Since then it has grown into a national organization, with over 50 camps planned for the summer of 2014.
Campers participate in a host of fun activities including sports, drama, arts & crafts, team-building, scavenger hunts and talent shows. In addition, each night before bed, the campers have “Cabin Chat,” a time for the campers to talk and open up to their peers and counselors.
Children who have a parent who has or had cancer often lack sufficient external support because they are neither physically ill nor visibly distinct from others. The complexity of emotions they experience can easily go without attention. It is often challenging for these children to find peers with whom they can relate, resulting in feelings of isolation and fear.
“It gives both my child and myself a week to spread our wings separate from each other. He’s exactly where he wants to be, surrounded by kids in similar situations and the warmth and support of the counselors,” says a parent of camper, age 12.
Camper applications and more information on Camp Kesem at UGA can be found at