Please read the upcoming events and deadlines listed in the eighth grade tab above. February and March are very busy regarding high school articulation. :)
Pebblebrook HS will visit PMMS to present information regarding the performing arts magnet program on Thursday, November 30th at 11:15 am. All interested parents and students are invited to attend.
Come join the fun!
Pine Mountain will have its annual Reality U event at Kennesaw Mountain High School on Friday 1/19/18 from 9:00 to 3:15.
*Volunteer opportunities include morning Shifts, afternoon Shifts or all Day.
This one-day financial literacy and life skills event is designed to help students understand some of the “realities” involved in preparing for adulthood. At Reality U, students are provided an adult scenario complete with family status, occupation and net monthly income. During the fast-paced, hand-on exercise, students visit a variety of booths to “purchase” housing, transportation, communication services, child-care, food, utilities, insurance, etc. When the students see how far their income does or does not stretch, it is a dose of reality. Ultimately, Reality U helps students make a direct connection between the choice of staying in school and success and financial stability in life.
No experience or special skills necessary. Brief training provided at the event and then the fun begins!
If you are interested, please email Tamara Hines (Tamara.Hines@cobbk12.org).
PMMS PSAT testing will be held on Oct. 17th, 2017. It will begin at 9:15 and will occur during the remainder of the school day. Please ensure that your student gets plenty of rest the night before. If the student doesn't it breakfast at school, it is imperative that he/she eats before coming. The PSAT website is an excellent way to see sample questions, tips, score analysis and more. Please visit www.psat.org/8-9. Also, FAQ are posted below to view at your convenience. HAPPY TESTING!!!!!
The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts
Prospective Magnet Student Night
Friday, October 6, at 7:30PM
Cobb Civic Center - Jennie T. Anderson Theatre
548 S. Marietta Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30060
8th graders and their parents will be given free tickets to that evening’s ComPAny show.
Just show up between 6:30-7:00 to pick up tickets. No reservations are required.
The performance will be followed by a Q&A session and reception for 8th graders and their parents.
Please help spread the word!
Jennie T. Anderson Theatre
Cobb Civic Center
548 South Marietta Pkwy.
Marietta, GA 30060
Check out our CCCEPA magnet videos here:
2017-2018 AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
LocationThankful Baptist Church
928 Kennesaw Due West Road
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Hours of OperationMONDAY-FRIDAY
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
● PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
● EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES
● STUDY-SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
1. EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM: Relationship Building, D.E.A.R. Time, Interpersonal Growth Exercises, Homework Assistance, Cultural Awareness Program, and Free Time.
2. OBJECTIVE: Becoming Health Conscious, Critical Thinkers, Encouraging Self-Thinking, and Respect of Persons of Authority
3. WE STRIVE TO OPERATE DIFFERENTLY THAN MOST AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS. At KTC, we focus on the teen’s personal relationship with himself and others through personal development and communication.
4. COST TO ATTEND: The cost of attendance is $25 per week and is to be paid on a monthly basis. Your student will receive:
○ Pick Up from Pine Mountain Middle School
○ A Daily Snack
○ Academic Support
○ D.E.A.R. Time & Enrichment Activities
See your School Counselor for the KTC application
Duke's Talented Identification Program (TIP)
Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search helps academically talented students identify their strengths, develop their abilities and interests, and celebrate their achievements at a crucial time when they are forming their identities and looking ahead to the future. Participants learn about their strengths with an above-level test (either the ACT or SAT) and receive benefits like specialized publications and resources, educational guidance, recognition of their abilities, and academic challenges. Enrolling in the 7th Grade Talent Search is also the first step to attending TIP’s renowned online and face-to-face educational programs.
Students qualify for Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on an accepted grade-level standardized test. Enrollment is open from August 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018. Visit www.tip.duke.edu
Open house is scheduled for this Thursday (August 24th) from 6:30pm-8:30pm. If possible, please leave the students at home. Parents will follow their student's schedule and experience their student's school day.
August 18th- COLOR RUN (More information to come)
August 24th- Open House @ 6:30 pm (More information to come)
September 4th- No School (Holiday)
September 8th - Mustang Celebrations (More information to come)
September 19th- Magnet Presentation @ PMMS 11am (8th grade students only)
*Parents may attend, but same presentation will be repeated for parents @ KMHS (Oct. 10th 6:30pm)
September 25th-September 29th = No School (Fall Break)
COGAT and IOWA testing will take place in September for our 7th graders only.
PSAT 8/9 will take place in October for our 8th graders only.
General information, event postings and academic dates will be posted on this page. Please use the tabs above to read specific information regarding 8th grade articulation, testing and PMMS counselors.
There are many movies, books, TV shows and music that capture social emotional trends among our youth. One such show is the new Thirteen Reasons on Netflix. The show is based on a best-selling young adult novel originally published in 2007. The show follows a high school student who completes suicide and each episode deals with one of the thirteen reasons she makes the decision to take her life. The series is produced by Selena Gomez and rated MA for mature audiences. The show brings up several issues that impact young people today.
It is likely that you or your child has seen or at least heard about the show. Students as young as 6th grade have been talking about this show. As a school we believe it is important that parents are aware of this particular show’s popularity. This series does bring up some important and serious adolescent issues. I encourage parents to take this opportunity to talk with their children about these critical issues.
Below are some resources you may find helpful.
This review by Common Sense Media of the Netflix Series may be helpful to parents.
Parents may also want to use this guide to important conversations to have with their teens who watch the series:
GA Tech would like to invite your middle school girls who are rising 7th and 8th graders to their upcoming TEC (Technology, Engineering & Computer) Camp, which will be held from June 12 – 16, 2017, on the Georgia Tech campus.
This fun and interactive camp is hosted by the Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Program and is designed to introduce young girls to the exciting world of engineering with the hope of inspiring them to eventually consider college majors and careers as engineers. More information on the camp can be found in the attached flyer.
You are invited to attend a MOWR Dual Enrollment Summit to learn about opportunities available for students to earn college credit while enrolled in high school as well as receive 100% paid tuition, mandatory fees, and books!!!
Thursday, March 9, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Campbell High School
5265 Ward Street
Smyrna, GA 30080
Please enter through front of the school
2017-18 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251
and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year. Individual school
capacity information and applications will be available beginning
February 1, 2017 on the District website. For more information, please
see our 2017-18 School Choice webpage.
Deadline for applying is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.