Education Notebook
by MDJ staff
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Lost Mountain Middle Talent Show is Friday in the theater

Lost Mountain Middle School’s 2014 talent show will be Friday at 7 p.m. in the LMMS theater.

Advance tickets can be purchased at Lost Mountain Middle School before school for $3, but can also be purchased at the door for $5.

Kell High to perform ‘Pippin’ this week

Kell High School’s fine arts department will present the 2014 spring musical “Pippin” on Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. each night.

Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the door. Kell High School is at 4770 Lee Waters Road, Marietta.

Prom dress sale will be at Allatoona High

Strength in Stilettos, Inc., a non-profit student organization, is having its fourth annual Prom Dress Consignment Sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will take place at Allatoona High School in Acworth, and visitors will be able to shop for shoes, handbags and gently used prom dresses.

For more information, contact President Anya Brante at

Lawmakers to discuss issues at town hall

Parents are invited to attend a town hall meeting on March 10 with Sen. Judson Hill and Rep. John Carson at 7 p.m. at Mountain View Regional Library.

The lawmakers will discuss current issues within the school system and answer questions on pending legislation.

All Marietta and Cobb residents are invited to attend.

Parent forum at Tapp Middle is March 11

Mychal Wynn, a renowned educator, author and entrepreneur who regularly visits and speaks to schools across the country, will visit Tapp Middle School on March 11 from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the Tapp Middle School Theatre.

Wynn has written more than 25 books and will speak to parents on how to develop children’s talents, setting goals and a pathway through high school.

Questions can be forwarded to Tammy Johnson, parent liaison at

Forum to discuss Internet safety at school

Jeff Dess, a prevention specialist with Cobb County Schools, will speak at Dodgen Middle School on March 12 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Dess’ will speak to parents on how to keep children safe on the Internet while learning digital citizenship.

Dess will catch parents up on the latest internet and social networking trends and brings more than 25 years of experience to the table.

Superintendent to host coffee talk

Marietta City Schools Superintendent Emily Lembeck will host a community dialogue March 13 at 7 p.m. at Sawyer Road Elementary School, 840 Sawyer Road, Marietta.

Lembeck will be available to speak with parents, community members and prospective parents about the city school system and progress within district.

For more information, call (770) 422-3500, ext. 231.

Wheeler spring cleanup day is March 15 

Wheeler High School PTSA environmental committee will lead a morning of clean-up around the school campus on March 15 between 9 a.m. and noon.

Students, parents and community members are invited to attend and help pick up trash, weed and spread pinestraw. Participants are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and meet in the East Cobb Middle School parking lot.

For more information, email Jeff Bramblett at

Little Miss Wheeler Pageant is March 15

The annual Little Miss Wheeler Pageant will be March

15 at 7 p.m., and will feature local kindergarteners through fifth-graders in their Sunday best.

All girls can participate. There will be no interview or talent portion. For more information, contact Melissa at

Parent forum on web safety is March 19 

Lost Mountain Middle School PTA invites parents and community members to a seminar on internet safety and child exploitation on March 19 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Cobb Detectives Ray Drew and Tom Bastis will present information to parents on how to keep young children safe on the Internet. Sgt. Richard Peluso and Lt. Everett J. Cebula from the Cobb County Special Victims Unit will also be there to answer questions. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Robin Rohrbach at

Psychologist to discuss child development

Dr. Danielle Levy, a psychologist in east Cobb, will speak to interested parents March 21 at 1:15 p.m. about what to expect as children mature through adolescence at Dickerson Middle School.

Levy’s discussion is titled “What’s Normal and When to Worry” and will provide parents with information regarding how to gauge their children’s behaviors.

Dickerson Middle School is at 855 Woodlawn Drive, Marietta.

Cornerstone Prep raises $800 for charity

Cornerstone Preparatory Academy students recently raised more than $800 and collected socks and underwear for the 7 Bridges Ministry in Smyrna.

The student-led initiative included two school days where students wore their pajamas to school instead of their uniforms and collected clothing and money from other students. This month, the students will deliver their donations to the Smyrna ministry, which works to alleviate homelessness and drug and alcohol abuse in metro Atlanta.

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