Friday, March 22, 2013
Whitlock Avenue in Marietta was closed in front of Marietta High School due to a gas line break on Friday.
Whitlock Avenue is now open, following the earlier gas line break. Whitlock Avenue in Marietta is closed in front of Marietta High School due to a gas line break that occured on Friday around 1 p.m. A construction crew hit and ruptured a gas main, according to the Marietta Daily Journal and 11 Alive. Whitlock Avenue has been shut down in both directions between Burnt Hickory Road and Carriage Oaks Drive, according to 11 Alive and the MDJ.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Two Marietta High School students, Brooke R. Donnelly and Morgan Middleton, are among the 34,000 Commended Students nationwide, in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program achieving recognition for their exceptional academic promise.
Two Marietta High School (MHS) students, Brooke R. Donnelly and Morgan Middleton, are among the 34,000 Commended Students nationwide, in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program achieving recognition for their exceptional academic promise. "The strong performance of these students in the highly competitive Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test demonstrates their outstanding academic potential,” said MHS principal, Leigh Colburn. “They are leaders in their classrooms and exceptional students, and I am proud of their achievement and this recognition.” Although they will not continue in the 2013 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Music teacher and band director David DuBose is one of 10 candidates for 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year honors.
Marietta High School band director and instrumental music teacher David DuBose is a finalist for the Georgia Teacher of the Year. The 10 finalists were announced Monday by Georgia school superintendent John Barge. DuBose has been a teacher at Marietta High since 2006 and is the 2013 teacher of the year for Marietta Public Schools, where he has taught for the last 19 years. “David is the only Advanced Music, Band and Instrumental Music teacher among the ten finalists and is one of 155 local district teachers of the year who applied for the statewide honor,” said Marietta City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Emily Lembeck. “We are proud of all our teachers, however today David DuBose makes us especially proud.” Under his leadership, the MHS band…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The public is invited to Marietta High School's "Beauty and the Beast". You can also meet the MHS cast at the Dallas Highway IHOP on Saturday.
The public is invited to be Marietta High School's guest and catch their spring musical "Beauty and the Beast". The MHS Drama production of “Beauty and the Beast" is opening March 7 at the Marietta High School Black Box Theater at 1171 Whitlock Ave. Tickets are $15 and are limited, and can be purchased online at bluedeviltheatre.com. Showtimes: There will be souvenirs and a few unique items for purchase in the concessions. You can join the cast of "Beauty and the Beast" for breakfast at the IHOP on Dallas Highway on Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Monday, February 25, 2013
For the fourth consecutive year, Marietta High School (MHS) has earned recognition as an Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School.
Monday, February 25
For the fourth consecutive year, Marietta High School (MHS) has earned recognition as an Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School. MHS earned Georgia Department of Education recognition as an AP Access & Support School based on the results of 2011-2012 AP classes and exams. AP Access & Support Schools: Schools with percent of AP test takers that are African-American or Hispanic and at least 30% of all AP exams scoring three or higher. “We are proud to be recognized as a school promoting high-level coursework access for all our students,” said Leigh Colburn, MHS principal. “Enrollment in the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement classes continues to grow each year and we believe this exposure to rigorous standards better prepares …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The QUEST PLC at Marietta High School will provide ninth grade students with an integrated online and project-based curriculum that supports student success to increase the school’s overall graduation rate.
Tuesday, February 19
Marietta High School (MHS) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of its new QUEST Performance Learning Center (PLC). The QUEST PLC at Marietta High School, in partnership with Communities in Schools through a grant from AT&T, will provide ninth grade students with an integrated online and project-based curriculum that supports student success to increase the school’s overall graduation rate. “QUEST PLC students will benefit from the Communities In Schools philosophy to build a caring learning environment where students are challenged to meet their social and academic goals,” said Forrestella Taylor, MHS Ninth Grade Administrator. “Students are encouraged to put forth their best effort to gain all the experiences, …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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Tuesday, February 5
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Friday, February 1, 2013
Registration will be open to girls and boys who are currently in grades 1st through 8th.
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Friday, February 1
The Marietta Police Department’s PAL Program is announcing its registration for the spring Youth Track Club. Registration will be open to girls and boys who are currently in grades 1st through 8th. Registration will be on Feb. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marietta High School. Practice will be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 6 p.m. at the Marietta High School Track. The Marietta Track Club (PAL) is a YOUTH track program affiliated with the Marietta School System. For more information contact one of the coaches listed below:
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Sponsored by the Cobb-Marietta-Douglas Interagency Council, this free event provides families, educators and community members with information to assist students/persons with disabilities.
Tuesday, January 29
Marietta High School (MHS) will host the annual Looking Toward the Future Transition Fair, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Breakout sessions begin at 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Cobb-Marietta-Douglas Interagency Council, this free event provides families, educators and community members with information to assist students/persons with disabilities. “About 30 vendors are expected to participate in the fair. Breakout sessions will feature experts on Financial Planning, Social Security Benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Respite Care, Medicaid Waivers, and many other transition-related services,” said Jack Coleman, MHS CTI Coordinator. Marietta High School is located at 1171 Whitlock …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Marietta City Schools (MCS) 11th grade test scores (239) on the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) outpaced both the Georgia average (226) and the Metro Atlanta scores (229).
Marietta City Schools (MCS) 11th grade test scores (239) on the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) outpaced both the Georgia average (226) and the Metro Atlanta scores (229). In 2012, ninety-eight percent of students tested, either met or exceeded standards, surpassing both the state (95 percent) and the Metro Atlanta average (96 percent). African-American, White, and Hispanic students surpassed the state’s subgroup performance with 98 percent of African-American, 99 percent of White, and 100 percent of Hispanic students passing. MCS students also scored higher than their peers did in all four domains of effective writing: Ideas (3.6), Organization (3.7), Style (3.7) and Convention (3.5). “This year, our eleventh graders …