School starts on Monday, August 17, 2020. Students' first virtual meeting with their teacher will begin at 8:00 a.m. The teachers have been working diligently to learn all about our new CTLS platform and they are ready for a productive year of learning even if we are virtual for a while. Information about how families will access the portal will be coming out this week. Feel free to reach out if you have questions or need assistance. The school phone number is 770-591-5050, and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are very excited about the new Rocky Mount logo! Not only does it capture the rocks that are such a big part of our school, but it also shows the heart of the Rocky Mount community! Thank you to everyone for your input that helped to create the new image! We are looking forward to updating our roadrunner during the 2020-21 school year!
It is Week 2 of our Digital Learning Days and I hope everyone is settling into a manageable routine! It is way too quiet at my house without my 614 little ones!! I am going to share an activity each week just in case you need more ideas for keeping your families busy. :-) The Instructional Technology Department sent out a tweet yesterday and challenged students to build the tallest tower they could. The book featured in this post is a great read aloud to go with the challenge. To listen to the story being read aloud, click here. Happy building!
Digital Learning Days pose all sorts of possibilities and problems. We are excited to share as many resources as we can, but we don't want to overwhelm families! Please feel free to do what you can and don't worry about the rest. This is a new experience for everyone. Grading will be flexible in this environment. Teaching and learning will be flexible. Thank you to our "Rock Star" students, staff, and community for working together through this journey!
Jerry Shepler was recognized as the Rocky Mount Volunteer of the Year at a celebration luncheon on March 5th. Mr. Jerry volunteers at the Welcome Desk every Monday and Friday morning that school is in session. Mr. Jerry is the great-grandfather of one of our fourth grade students. We are very happy that he is willing to donate his time to Rocky Mount! Thank you, Mr. Jerry!
I am always so impressed with the Spelling Bee contestants! This year the Bee had 13 rounds because the students were such amazing spellers! Congratulations to all the classroom winners!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am thankful for the wonderful Rocky Mount community! December is going to be a busy three weeks! We have the PTA Holiday Craft Fair this Friday with a performance by the Rocky Mount Chorus at 4:30 p.m. The following weekend, Dec. 13-14, we have the Drama Club production of If. Classroom holiday parties will be on Dec. 19 for kindergarten, first, and second grades and on Dec. 20 for third, fourth, and fifth grades. Winter break begins on Dec. 21. Don't forget that Dec. 19 and 20 are both early release days. Students will be dismissed at 12:20 p.m. on those two days.
We appreciate the feedback that we have received on how we can improve our school web site. Cobb County School District is working on a new information containment system which will allow us to be more mobile device friendly! Your feedback will help us to make sure we include the information and links that you need. We look forward to sharing more information soon.
We want to thank Benjamin M. for choosing Rocky Mount for his Eagle Scout project. The front entrance looks great!
We are excited about school starting soon! The Rocky Mount Foundation and P.T.A. are busy planning fun activities for the year! The teachers will be back soon getting their classrooms ready to welcome their new students! The list of students with their new teachers will be posted soon. The list will be alphabetical by student name which allows us to post it sooner. Sneak-a-Peek will be on Monday, July 29th. Drop by any time between 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Kindergarten and fifth grade will have their Parent Orientation meetings that evening beginning with a short PTA meeting and staff introduction in the cafeteria at 6:00 p.m.
See you soon!!
Thanks to SPLOST dollars at work, Rocky Mount is getting new Interactive Panels in every classroom! They are being installed this week, and we are very excited about the new technology! Families will be able to see the boards in use at our Parent Meetings when school starts. Just a reminder that kindergarten and fifth grade Parent Meetings will be on Monday, July 29, right before school starts. First through fourth grade families will have their Parent Meetings on Tuesday, August 6.
Happy Summer Vacation! It seems like just yesterday that we were starting off the school year, and here we are at the end! The students and staff have worked hard to make this year a success. We hope that everyone has a safe and relaxing summer. Don't forget to read, write, and practice your math facts! :-) IXL and Headsprout will be available all summer for students to practice their skills. See you at the end of July!
Happy Almost Valentine's Day! We are so excited about all of the student events that have taken place in January and February! From the Reading Bowl to the Drama Club Production to the chorus performances to the Science Fair. And don't forget the Spelling Bee and Geography Bee! It is such as busy time! We are so proud of all that the students have done to pursue their diverse interests!
Wow! The first semester has flown by! I can't believe that it is already Winter Break! I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season. We look forward to seeing the students again on Monday, January 7th. Report cards for the second nine weeks will be going home on Friday, January 11th.
Congratulations to Laurie McGillis. She is the 2018-2019 Teacher Employee of the Year for Rocky Mount. She was recognized by the Cobb County School District in October and will be recognized by the ECCC PTA in February. Mrs. McGillis is a speech-language pathologist at Rocky Mount. We are very fortunate to have her on the staff!!
What a fun time yesterday at the CCSD Classified Employee of the Year Luncheon! It was so wonderful to celebrate Barbara Barrington for all she does to support Rocky Mount! Not only is she a fabulous kindergarten paraprofessional, but she is also on the Drama Clun coaches! We are so excited for Mrs. Barrington to be recognized not only as the Rocky Mount Classified Employee of the Year, but also the CCSD Elementary Classified Employee of the Year!
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer break! The custodians are working diligently on getting the building cleaned, polished, waxed, and ready for a new school year! We have the best custodial crew in the world with Debbie, Alan, and Winston!
I want to welcome our new school secretary, Pennie Bedsole! Bonnie Goldsmith has trained her well so she is ready to work! Please stop by and welcome her to Rocky Mount when you are in the building.
Thank you for a wonderful first year at Rocky Mount. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the students, staff, and community here! I am impressed with everyone's dedication to helping students be the best that they can be! I look forward to another great year next year!
We will begin the new school year with Sneak-a-Peek on Friday, July 27. Drop by any time between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. to meet the teacher and see the classroom. The staff has a 9:30 a.m. meeting for a district-wide presentation so we are offering an early morning time for families to come by.
I hope everyone has a wonderful summer break!
The final 2017-2018 Report Card will be mailed home on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
Registration for new students will be on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Class Placement letters went home in the Tuesday folders on Tuesday, March 13th. This form provides families the opportunity to share information for us to consider when we begin creating the class lists for the 2018-2019 school year. The form can be found in the Tuesday Folder tab of the website if you need another copy. We do request that you send the form back in by March 30th so we can begin our work in creating classes for next year.
We are looking forward to a fun Read Across America Day tomorrow, March 2nd! Students and staff are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character or any book character! Guest readers from the Kennesaw State University football will be here to help celebrate!
I hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing Winter Break! The custodians are busy cleaning the building and I am working on plans for the remaining eleven and a half weeks of school! On March 13, we will be sending home a placement letter for families to share information to help with class placement for the 2018-2019 school year. The forms will be due on Friday, March 30th.
Congratulations to the Rocky Mount Chorus! They received all Superior ratings at the Georgia Music Association District XII Elementary School Large Group Performance Evaluation on Friday, February 16, 2018. Mr. Geocaris and the chorus did an amazing job, and I was honored to be able to attend the performance!
Wow! Congratulations to the Science Fair winners, the Spelling Bee winners, and the Geography Bee winners! What impressive students! Congratulations also to the Reflections winners and the Honoring Our Heroes essay winners. Rocky Mount students are VERY talented!