|MCS Kaleidoscope Choral
Concert, May 7
Over 300 chorus students from Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (Kenneth Grant, director), Marietta Middle School (Sabrina Robertson, director), and Marietta High School (Michael Zauchin, director) collaborated for "Kaleidoscope" spring choral concert. Kaleidoscope continues a choral tradition that allows students to experience the artistry of choral music on all secondary levels.
MSGA Reading Celebration, March 11
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy honored its Top 10 Team Readers during the school’s third quarter Reading Celebration. Teachers selected the students according to Marietta Reads! Accelerated Reader points, progress shown, and/or
MSGA Read Across America
Day, March 1
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) recently celebrated the 16th annual National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of reading. MSGA students and faculty dressed as book characters Thing 1
or Thing 2.
MSGA Claims 1st Semester Win "Save-A-Watt”, Feb. 27
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) is the first semester winner of the 2013 Save-A-Watt energy conservation contest. At the recent school assembly, Dr. Emily Lembeck, Marietta City Schools Superintendent, and Rusty Smith from Marietta Power & Water, recognized MSGA principal Gabe Carmona, and students and staff for their energy conservation efforts.
MSGA/MMS Students Place 1st /2nd: Cobb-Paulding Regional Science Fair, Feb. 2
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) and Marietta Middle School (MMS) students placed at the recent Cobb-Paulding Regional Science Fair. The 1st place winner in the junior division will compete at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair, March 21-23, 2013.
MMS (Grades 6-8 Junior Division)
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) recently celebrated student achievement in Science during Science Night. Enhanced and Magnet classes showcased science projects and received 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies. First and second place winners will compete at the regional Science Fair competition.
|Student of the Month
Thomas Gregoire is a straight-A student at the Marietta Sixth Grade Academy. He is a member of the Junior Beta Club and the Green Team and he was selected by his teachers to participate in two different interview teams conducted by the SACS Committee and Lighthouse Committee. Thomas has received various recognitions and awards including Perfect Attendance for first and second Quarter, Blue Devil of the Month, Citizenship, Spanish, English Language Arts, and Science. He also plays football and would like to one day become an Astronomer.
MSGA Spelling Bee Winners, Jan. 11
Congratulations to Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) Spelling Bee winners! Riddhe placed first and Alan placed second. Riddhe will now compete in the district Spelling Bee on January 25.
MSGA Winter Arts Showcase, Dec. 20
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) recently celebrated student achievement in the fine arts during its annual Winter Fine Arts Showcase. The concert featured performances by the MSGA Band, MSGA Chorus and selected drama students. Before the event, guests viewed a variety of student art collections.
MSGA Celebrates Marietta Reads! Accelerated Readers, Dec. 18
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy recently honored 65 students for excellent performance in earning Marietta Reads!Accelerated Reader (AR) points. Students were selected from each team for a celebratory brunch in the media center. A random drawing was held to determine the winners of two iPod nanos.
A spring celebration for the 2nd semester top readers is planned.
MSGA Chorus Entertains Seniors,
The Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) Chorus entertained seniors recently at the Cobb County Senior Services Luncheon. The chorus performed selections from their Winter Fine Arts Showcase and a few spirited holiday carols. The audience loved the performance and sang along with the students.
MSGA Cheer Squad Places 1st, Dec. 8
Congratulations to the our Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) Cheerleaders for placing 1st at the Florida PAL Cheer & Stunt Competition held at the ICI Center @ Embry-Ridge Aeronautical in Daytona Beach. MSGA was the only squad from Georgia to compete.
MSGA Cheerleaders Win Georgia Blast Competition, Nov. 10
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA cheerleaders placed 1st in their division at the Inferno Spirit Cheer Competition held at Woodland High School in Stockbridge, GA. MSGA cheerleaders competed against 45 other schools and five for the division win. Congratulations MSGA Cheerleaders and Coach Demetria Walker!
|MSGA UNICEF Community Service Project, Oct. 29 – Nov. 2
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy Magnet students recently completed a community service project to raise awareness and funds for UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund. Students created informational brochures about how UNICEF helps children around the world, and they used the brochures to collect donations. They raised over $400 to help build a water pump for an entire village in a poverty-stricken country.
MCS Educators Present – IBGA Roundtable, Nov. 1
Two Marietta City Schools educators, Karin Greeson (Marietta Sixth Grade Academy) and Lindsay Bryan (Sawyer Road Elementary) recently presented at the 2012 International Baccalaureate (IB) Georgia Fall Roundtable. Each presented break-out sessions for IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and the IB Primary Years Program (PYP). Greeson shared the MYP Criteria Tracker, a tool that helps track student achievement. Bryan presented “Integrating English Language Arts into PYP Science and Social Studies.”
MCS Walkers Take On 3-day Breast Cancer Walk, Oct. 19-21
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) Assistant Principal, Catherine Kacyvenski, School Improvement Specialist /IB MYP Coordinator Karin Greeson, and Team 6-2 Teacher and Team Leader, Marlene Martin recently took part in the Susan G. Komen3-day. Each team member helped to raise at least $2300 toward the cancer-fighting cause. The “Girls Gone Miles” team of moms from West Side Elementary and the MSGA team collaborated on fundraising efforts. Marietta High School athletes and IB students volunteered and sold “Tackle Cancer” Marietta Spirit T-shirts.
MSGA Solar Powered Car Races, Oct. 17
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) students recently completed a solar powered car project using the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) design cycle while studying about alternative energy use. Student teams used everyday household items to construct the cars and learned how to wire a circuit, measure electrical output of a solar panel, and use of simple machines. The teams acted as electrical and mechanical engineers throughout the design process.
MSGA Student Locker Day, Aug. 22
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy (MSGA) students recently received their much awaited individual lockers. Students received their locker assignments during advisement period. Students also watched a video tutorial prior to receiving their locker assignments, and practiced locker setup and access with assistance from teachers and parent volunteers.
Employee of the Month
Valarie Gutierez, a Language Arts/Reading and Science Teacher, at Marietta Sixth Grade Academy was named the October 2012 Employee of the Month. She is very knowledgeable and supportive of her students and exemplifies the spirit and culture of excellence that is Marietta City Schools. Valarie is highly qualified and she always strives to be the best teacher she can be by providing hands-on learning experiences and real-world examples in her classroom lessons to keep her students motivated and engaged in learning. She has recently taken on the new role of Language Arts/Reading and Science teacher on a two person team.