Thursday, March 31, 2016

Milestones Test

The week following spring break students will be taking the Georgia Milestones test.  Below is some basic information about Milestones from the Dept. of Ed. website:

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment pro​gram spanning grades 3 through high school.  Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  Students in grades 3 through 8 will take an end-of-grade assessment in each content area, while high school students will take an end-of-course assessment for each of the eight courses designated by the State Board of Education.

Features the Georgia Milestone Assessment System include:
  • open-ended (constructed-response) items in language arts and mathematics (all grades and courses);
  • a writing component (in response to passages read by students) at every grade level and course within the language arts assessment;
  • norm-referenced items in all content areas and courses, to complement the criterion-referenced information and to provide a national comparison; and
  • transition to online administration over time, with online administration considered the primary mode of administration and paper-penc​il as back-up until the transition is complete.

What is the purpose of Georgia Milestones?

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is designed to provide information about how well students are mastering the state-adopted content standards in the core content areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  Importantly, Georgia Milestones is designed to provide students with critical information abou​t their own achievement and their readiness for their next level of learning – be it the next grade, the next course, or endeavor (college or career).  Informing parents, educators, and the public about how well students are learning important content is an essential aspect of any educational assessment and accountability system.  Parents, the public, and policy makers, including local school districts and boards of education, can use the results as a barometer of the quality of educational opportunity provided throughout the state of Georgia.  As such, Georgia Milestones serves as a key component of the state’s accountability syste​m – the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). 

What content areas and grade levels are tested?

Students in grades 3 through 8 will take an end-of-grade assessment in the content areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies.  These tests are administered towards the end of the school year, typically in April or early May.  Each school district selects a local testing window from within the state designated time frame to administer the end-of-grade measures.
Middle school students who are enrolled in one or more of these courses will also take the end-of-course measure.  The end-of-course measures are administered at the completion of the course, regardless of the grade level.  These measures serve as the final exam for the course, and contribute 20% to the student’s final course grade.  Each school district selects a local testing window, based on their local school calendar, from within the state-designated testing window.

Allatoona Course Selections

Allatoona Course Selections were distributed this morning. 

Forms only need to be returned if changes are desired.   

If so, forms should be returned to Dr. Deane 

no later than April 15th.

N Cobb Club and Athletics Expo Reminder

N. Cobb High School 
will be hosting their
Rising 9th Grade Parent & Student Night 
with the Clubs & Athletics Expo
on April 11th 
from 6:30 – 8:00pm 
in the Main Café & Auditorium

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

N Cobb 9th Grade Leadership Team

Students interested in applying to be on the North Cobb Leadership Team should return applications to Dr. Deane by April 25th.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

20 Conversations Today’s Kids Need to Have

  1. You should learn to fail early.
  1. No one owes you anything.
  1. Work ethic is the most important skill to take into your career.
  1. Every decision has a benefit or a consequence.
  1. You should view happiness as a by-product not a pursuit.
  1. Taking responsibility for yourself is actually liberating.
  1. You will never grow without a struggle.
  1. Maturity demands that you get over yourself.
  1. Your EQ is more important than your IQ.
  1. You will sabotage yourself if you cannot delay gratification.
  1. Life is not fair and not everyone wins.
  1. Healthy self-esteem requires achievement not just affirmation.
  1. Be willing to serve the coffee in order to get ahead.
  1. Making progress will always mean taking risks.
  1. Your job represents an exchange: while at work, your boss owns your time.
  1. Tech skills without soft skills are not enough.
  1. Success will likely take longer than you think it will.
  1. The more resources you’re given, the less resourceful you’ll tend to become.
  1. The first person you must learn to lead…is yourself.
  1. The practice is the reward.
* List generated from Tim Elmore's blog on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Friday, March 18, 2016


There will be a parent/player meeting on Wednesday April 13, 2016 for rising 9th graders interested in playing Softball at Allatoona HS. 

Please visit  or e-mail for more information.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Pebblebrook Magnet Hosting Onsight Auditiions Through June

Pebblebrook Magnet Program auditions 
are available through June. 

Contact Frank Timmerman 
at 770.819.2521 x047 
to schedule a time.

Pebblebrook Magnet Program is Making the News!

Here’s an article from Playbill that features our school and alumni:

Here’s an article from Backstage that features CCCEPA/Pebblebrook:

Here’s an article from Entertainment Weekly about our graduate, Colt Prattes, who’s the new Patrick Swayze in “Dirty Dancing” remake:

Here’s another article from Playbill that might be of interest: