The Atlanta Braves Foundation has teamed up with the Marietta Schools Foundation to fund education projects for Marietta teachers that will provide a lasting and meaningful impact to MCS students through the Educator Grant Program.
Together, the two organizations committed $7,000 to fund professional development opportunities, classroom enrichment, field trips, and any other projects or programs that will improve the learning experience of Marietta students.
Numerous teachers submitted grant requests for their innovative project ideas to enhance student learning. Due to the overwhelming number of quality grant requests, the Marietta Foundation and the Credit Union of Georgia contributed additional funds to increase the planned $7,000 in funding to over $8,500.
Congratulations to the recipients below.
Candice Taylor – Marietta Middle School
Dr. Kyra Caldwell – Marietta Middle School + Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
Beth Silvey – Hickory Hills
Kaitlynn Washington – Hickory Hills
Barco-Paige – Central Office
Throop, Susie – Central Office
MCS thanks the Atlanta Braves Foundation and the Marietta Schools Foundation for supporting the creative energy and innovative mindset of the district’s teachers while advancing their educational programs.
The Academy Actors from Marietta Sixth Grade Academy, comprised of 25 student actors and actresses, represented MCS at the Junior Theater Festival last month. During the festival, these talented students won the coveted title of Outstanding Production in the elementary division for their performance of Aladdin Jr.
The Junior Theater Festival is a celebration of theater that brings together actors more than 120 performance groups from 40 different states and 6 different countries around the world.
This was the MSGA Academy Actors’ first Outstanding Production award. Additionally, Emilio Eraydin was named Best Actor for his performance as “Genie”, while Thomas Osorio and Libby Barnes were selected to the all-star cast group.
As one of nine Outstanding Production winners and the only one in the K-6 division, the MSGA Drama students were asked to perform one musical number in front of an audience of 6,500 guests at the festival.
MSGA Drama will present the full production of Aladdin, Jr. on February 8 at 7:00 pm and February 9 at 2:00 pm at the Marietta Performing Arts Center at Marietta High School. The performance is directed by Josh Waters, with music direction by Maya Keiser, and choreography by Katie Pilson. Tootie Berniard is the assistant producer for the show, and Sarah Martin serves as the parent liaison for MSGA Drama.
Congratulations to the Academy Actors from MSGA for their amazing talent and production!
Two of the district’s chefs take us behind-the-scenes of their school cafeterias and give insight on what it takes to nourish over 8,000 students each day!
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy cheerleaders were recently awarded first place at the Florida Police Athletic League Cheer Competition, December 1st, in Daytona Beach, FL.
The only non-Florida squad out of 16 teams, MSGA Cheer placed 1st in the 12U Cheer, Dance and Stunt division. “We have a hardworking team and the girls represented their school and community very well,” said coach Demetria Walker. “I am so proud of them and thankful to our city for continued support of the team.”
Last school year the team placed first out of five teams in the same competition and has competed under the leadership of Coach Walker for more than five years. In 2017 they won their division and were crowned grand champions at the Inferno Cheer Championships in Tallahassee, Florida.