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Marietta City Schools teacher gets keys to new home thanks to affordable housing program

Building is done for the City of Marietta’s first home under the city’s public service housing program to build affordable housing for employees. Methany Thornton, a Social Emotional Learning teacher at Marietta Middle School lived 35 minutes away from her job with her disabled husband, child, and two grandchildren. On Saturday, Thornton’s home was dedicated […]

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Marietta City Schools leaders approve $7 million effort centered around reading

Marietta City Schools continues its effort to improve literacy skills by hiring full-time reading specialists. Marietta City Schools (MCS) prioritizes student literacy by hiring reading specialists for all 1-5th grade classrooms for the next school year. The school board approved the $7 million dollar investment at their meeting on January 26th.  According to a press […]

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Metro area school districts dealing with the aftermath of water damage

Due to record-high temperatures this past week throughout the Atlanta area, several metro school districts have reported damage from record-low temperatures and blistering winds throughout district offices and schools. As indicated through social media, districts have spent the week assessing water damage. In Marietta City Schools, water damage was reported at the Emily Lembeck Early […]

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Metro Atlanta school districts are moving to mask optional mandate

Atlanta, Ga- Many Atlanta metro districts are proposing to open a mask-optional campus. On July 27, The CDC (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommended that vaccinated people wear masks indoors in K-12 schools amid the surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide in 2020. As a result, school districts across metro Atlanta have updated their […]

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Marietta City Schools to Implement “Test and Stay” Protocol Starting September 13

In an email to parents, Marietta City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Grant Rivera, shared an update on protocols for students and staff identified as “close contacts” of a COVID-positive person. The change in policy comes after concerns about the impact f lost instructional time as a result of quarantines. To date, Marietta City Schools has had […]

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Marietta City Schools to Require Masks Starting Monday, August 23

Starting Monday, August 23 all students, visitors, and staff in Marrietta City Schools and buses will require masks, according to Marietta Superintendent Grant Rivera’s announcement to families on Thursday. In addition to the mask mandate, Rivera introduced quarantine protocols and renewed COVID vaccination clinics. MCS Data In his announcement, Rivera reported 38 positive student cases […]

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Marietta City Schools Superintendent, Grant Rivera Cites Polarization and Politicization as Realities of COVID Pandemic

In a letter to Marietta City Schools Families, Superintendent Grant Rivera outlined what he described as… “the walls of the classroom, the polarization and politicization that come from the realities of a pandemic feel crushing. The opinions around masks, quarantine protocols, and virtual learning have sowed deep-seeded divisions in our community.” The letter in whole […]

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LG Digital Displays aids Marietta High School in preparing students for success in their careers

Marietta High School recently joined Georgia’s career preparatory education initiative, which gives students course options and tools that extend far beyond the typical public education. The program has various career pathways that students can take, such as nursing and medicine, construction trades, digital media production, sciences, architecture, engineering, and game design Marietta High School, a Georgia […]