Monthly Archives: September 2018

Superintendent Grant Rivera Appointed to Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission 

Dr. Rivera
Marietta City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Grant Rivera was recently appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission.  Rivera was appointed along with 24 other leaders from across the state, to Boards by the Governor. See a list of all of the board appointees below.

Marjorie J. “Betts” Berry, Center for Rural Prosperity and the Georgia Rural Development Council

Jim Matney, Center for Rural Prosperity and the Georgia Rural Development Council

Jim Pannell, Center for Rural Prosperity and the Georgia Rural Development Council

Dr. Stuart E. Rayfield, Center for Rural Prosperity and the Georgia Rural Development Council

Dr. Tracy W. Gay, Georgia Board of Dentistry 

Dr. Parag Soni, Georgia Board of Dentistry

Dr. Clayton Brent Stiehl, Georgia Board of Dentistry

Henry Bert Yeargan, Georgia Board of Dentistry

Brian Dill, Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission

Mary Ellen Imlay, Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission 

Scott Justus, Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission
Camila Knowles, Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission

Jerald Mitchell, Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission

Hala Gaines Moddelmog, Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission 

Dr. Grant Rivera, Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission

Victoria Agyekum, Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Ryan Blythe, Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Mollie Cohen, Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Karen Gilbert, Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Toby R. Hinton, Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Holly Kirbo, Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Norma Nunez-Cortes, Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Amanda Shailendra, Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Robert Lee Todd IV, Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Dr. Arthur D. Vaughn, Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

MHS Senior Lends Talent to Pre-K Logo


Marietta High School senior, Anthony Bridges designed the Lembeck Lory logo for Marietta City Schools’ new early learning center. The Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center opened last month, welcoming 117 students on the first day of school. Anthony is in his final year of the Graphic Design Pathway at MHS and plans to attend college to study game design or accounting. His Lembeck Lory design was revealed during the school’s ribbon-cutting to nearly one hundred guests in attendance to celebrate the opening of the school. Thank you, Anthony, for sharing your skills with the community and adding to Marietta’s commitment to early learning. 

MCS Practices Emergency Reunification Drills

42147895_10156297797936154_660300004274995200_oToday, with the help and support of Marietta, Georgia Police Department and Marietta Fire Department we had a chance to prove that we are only as prepared as we practice.

This morning, the district conducted a successful small-scale emergency reunification drill at MHS. This drill was conducted in collaboration with Marietta Police Department, Marietta Fire Department, MHS administration, and central office staff. The purpose of this drill was to simulate an emergency response and practice the reunification of students and families.

A big thank you to everyone involved. We appreciate your support of our safety and security efforts.

MHS FCCLA Wins First Place Georgia Leadership Conference

FCCLA.Leadership 1Marietta High School students received first place in the Membership Recruitment competition for the demonstration of their chapter’s membership recruitment plan and techniques during the 2018 FCCLA Georgia Fall Leadership Conference.  MHS FCCLA president, Nyah Gulri also received the Statesman Award for her overall knowledge of FCCLA organization.

Congratulations to all of our FCCLA students and their advisors, Anne Carrol, and Cheryl Hambrick.

Brandi Smith, MHS College Coordinator Receives Prestigious Counseling Award

BrandiSmithMarietta City Schools’ College Advisor, Brandi Smith has been selected to receive the The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) 2018 Excellence in Education Award.
Smith, along with fellow counselors Steve Frappier, Director of College Counseling at Westminster Schools in Atlanta, and Marie Bingham, Director of College Counseling at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, have been recognized for their social justice and equity work in founding the ACCEPT Facebook group. ACCEPT, stands for Admissions Community Cultivating Equity & Peace Today. The group consists of thousands of college admissions representatives dedicated to promoting social justice and equity.
The Excellence in Education Award is presented to individuals who have improved the field of education and the way students are served.
Previous award recipients include former First Lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, and Tom Joyner. Smith will be recognized at NACAC’s national conference in Salt Lake City later this month.

MHS College Counselors Host College Prep Day

Marietta High School’s College Counseling department recently hosted the school’s first college prep day for the 18-19 school year. College Counselor Brandi Smith and Scholarship Coordinator Ebonee Mahone-Todman provided a space for high school juniors and seniors to come together during the school day and work on college admission and scholarship applications. There is a second prep day scheduled for mid October.

Girls X-Country Win Jekyll Invitational

MHSCrossCountryMarietta High School Girls Cross Country champions met up with teams from across the state last week at the Jekyll Island Invitational, bringing home top awards and winning the meet with 18 points. The reigning state champs, Marietta had the top three individual finishers, Ani Henderson, Ellie Hall, and June Mwaniki, with more MHS runners in the top seven.

Next up is this weekend’s Cobb County Championships at Allatoona Creek Park. If they snag a win, it will be the team’s third consecutive county championship.

Last season the Lady Blue Devils made school history under the leadership of Coach Jack Coleman and Assistant Coach Luke Godleski winning the Class AAAAAAA state championship, with 5 of its seven runners finishing in the top 20.

Read more about the upcoming meet here:

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