Middle School Awards
Broadcom Masters and GSEF
Kate Santana, Katherine Hanrahan
Nicholas Common, Thomas Abercrombie
Hannah Gnefkow, Chloe Cummings
Will Griffis, Canon Koehlinger
HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS
Ashlyn Padgett, Sydney Youngblood
Brianna Noel, Kevin Volk
Bridgette Castronovo, Taylor McNeal
Dipen Mehta, Michael Stabile, Nicholas Stabile
Brandon DeLoach, Alison Stefansic
Noah Moore, Eli Landeche
Garrett Schwartz, Tanner Conley
Hayden Bailey, Derek Bullard
American Meteorological Society Award- Safi Ahmed, Aryaman Mukherji
American Psychological Association Award- Isabella Tafkov
Association of Women Geoscientists Award- Aryaman Mukherji
ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives Award- Niel Patel
Ricoh USA Award- Gabriel Falsini
U.S. Metric Association Award- Will Griffis, Canan Colhlinger
Yale Science and Engineering Association Award- Zoya Goel
Mu Alpha Theta Award- Bill Sun
ELEMENTARY FAIR RESULTS
Kindergarten: 1st Overall- Kadin Bacchus
1st Place- Brynn Barton, Parker Turq Daniels, Callen Henderson, Scarlet Walker
2nd Place-Benjamin Atalla, Ella Luttrell, Charlotte Kuzontkoski, Sophia Goodman, Nicholas Kallmyer
3rd Place- Mason Kirk, Brooklyn Howell, Andrew Dove, Wyatt Turco, Grace Merce, Sumedh Thallam
1st Grade: 1st Overall- Grady Tumlin
1st Place- Drew Hinrichs, Kaden Mosely, Collin Graham, Kai McGee
2nd Place-James Segura, John Marr, Karthik Ventrapragada, Mia Engle
3rd Place-Joseph DuShane, Vinamra Jain, Melody Dowe, Aditi Singh, Norelle Bauman, Ava Arena-Camarillo
2nd Grade: 1st Overall- Zayd Hussain
1st Place-Ariana Mehta, Tyler Johnson, Siddhant Mahapatra, Lilyana Vu
2nd Place-Olivia Lauderdale, Benjamin Caylor, Kenneth Hoyt, Lucy Dove, Matthew Warr, Jayson Jones
3rd Place-Spencer Fox, Donald Howard, Kyndal Dukes, Kaloyan Dimitrov, Kai Loeffler
3rd Grade: 1st Overall-Siya Sri, Sirish Subash
1st Place-Ojas Shettigar, Sasha Bernard, Sanah Mathan
2nd Place- Ansley Graham, Brooke Fisher, Karina Wadehra, Cordelia Draheim, Chloe Myers, Vivian Sigsbee, Noal Slaton
3rd Place- Beau Paris, Ligaya Collins, Valerie Lloreda, Hadley Hatch, Savannah McDonald
4th Grade: 1st Overall- Meghana Ventrapragada
1st Place-Jagannat Permal Babu, Akhil Mehta, Jonathan Capo
2nd Place- Kaila Figueiredo, Kaimi Trevison, Nina Howard, Hastings Phillips, Neil Mendpara, Madeline Kunard
3rd Place- Valentina Phon, Olivia Phon, Nylla Wilcher, Taylor Gitonga, Taya Park, Rohan Raj
5th Grade: 1st Overall- Maya Howard, Natalia Andrea Castro Flores, London Salter
1st Place-Ellen Thompson, Ashwath Aravindh, Yashveer Mummidi
2nd Place-Rory Russell-Tutty, Micah Park, Pranay Mittapally, Eliana Rodrigues, Chris Heuser, Charlie Heuser
3rd Place-Logan Clegorne, Addilyn Henderson, Lakshanya Gopinath, Nora Madden, Ella Siegel
The Cobb/Paulding Regional Science Fair being held at Smitha Middle School will be held as scheduled.
Great News! Cobb County School District has partnered with Mystery Science to offer a free trial to all teachers in the district through June 2020. Sign up for your free account here: https://mysteryscience.com/start?district_id=78067 using your school email address. If you've already signed up for Mystery Science, clicking the link will associate your account with your district's account. Your feedback on the lessons will be shared with our district as part of the evaluation of the curriculum.
Mystery Science lessons are open-and-go. Simply gather a few common materials and you can start teaching right away. Each Mystery begins with a question that is explored through engaging video and stimulating discussion questions. Through video-guided hands-on investigations, students solve the Mystery. To see how easy Mystery Science is to use, view this short guided tour https://mysteryscience.com/gettingstarted?wvideo=ozhk8931ui
If you have any questions, please contact Mystery Science at email@example.com
The CCSD 2019-2020 Innovation Academies application is now open through September 10th . School administrators are encouraged to complete an application for interdisciplinary teams of teachers at the same school. Innovation Academies include Arts Integration, HIP (Humanities in Practice), GIS (Geographic Information Systems), STEM, and the new PBL (Problem Based Learning) Space Academy. Additional information, academy dates, applications, and an online magazine showcasing some of these groups can all be found at this link or on the attached flyer: http://cobbinnovationacademies.weebly.com/. The district will cover the cost of substitute teachers.
Are you interested in having your students participate in Georgia Tech's Inventure Prize? Teacher workshops are designed for educators of all age groups interested in implementing the K-12 InVenture Prize curriculum. These one-day forums, led by experienced K-12 InVenture Prize teachers, will provide an overview of the K-12 InVenture Prize, introduce the curriculum, offer first-hand knowledge of how to institute the curriculum for your specific age-group, provide teaching strategies and review the timeline for participating in the program.
Teacher workshops are open for teachers of any subjects including STEM, Humanities and the Arts. Whether you are a new K-12 InVenture Prize educator or a seasoned one, you are welcome to register for upcoming Workshops in your area. Click here for more information.
Are you interested in learning more about 3-D science this summer? The GaDOE just released an online professional learning module to introduce teachers to 3-D science and provide sample instructional strategies to use. The module is designed to take between 1-2 hours and can be completed in segments or all at once. Download registration instructions here.
The Cobb County Science Department is pleased to offer science-specific professional learning sessions for elementary, middle, and high school teachers at STEMaPalooza this June 18th-20th at Kennesaw Mountain High School. These sessions cover everything from 3-D science instruction and assessment to science literacy. More information and registration details are available at http://www.stemcobb.com/stemapalooza.html. Additionally, for those teachers who are interested, a 2-day intensive workshop with Project Wet, Wild, and Learning Tree is available on June 18th-19th. Sign up here: http://www.stemcobb.com/special-registration-workshops.html.
There are also many PL opportunities for teachers through our local university and community partners:
June 12-13- University of West Georgia- SunPower for Schools Solar Workshop
June 24-27- Georgia Tech/CEISMC- AMP-IT-UP 6th Grade Science workshop
Continue to check our website for the most up-to-date list of workshops!
The Georgia Department of Education welcomes your feedback and comments regarding this survey opportunity to review the proposed Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for 12 high school science courses: Astronomy, Botany, Ecology, Entomology, Epidemiology, Forensic Science, Geology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Meteorology, Microbiology, Oceanography, and Zoology.
The survey will be posted for 30 days beginning May 10, 2019 through June 10, 2019. The survey will close at 5:00 PM EDT June 10, 2019.
To access the survey, please visit https://www.georgiastandards.org/Pages/Science-GSE-Courses-Survey.aspx
Thank you for providing your feedback and comments regarding the Standards Precision Review process. If you have questions regarding the survey or standards, please contact Amanda Buice, Science Program Manager, Georgia Department of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join teachers from around the state for the 2019 Georgia BioEd Institute Summer Biotech Immersion program, sponsored by UCB, Inc. from June 3-7, 2019 at Paulding County High School. Get the skills and confidence you need to provide meaningful biotech laboratory experiences for your students.
Led by Marc and Tricia Pedersen, the 2017 and 2019 Georgia Bio Teachers of the Year, participants will practice everything from preparing solutions and using sterile technique, to extracting DNA, transforming bacteria, running PCR and ELISA, and more, all in the context of Georgia's bioscience industry and careers.
Participants will receive a $300 stipend, plus lunch daily. Space is limited. Applications are due by May 8, 2019. For more details and to submit an application, visit the online application page at: https://gabio.formstack.com/forms/sbi2019