The 2017-2018 school year was a great one!
We continued the implementation of Systems44 and Read180, specialized, targeted reading programs for struggling readers. These students increased their reading score, as measured by the RI (Reading Inventory, used by the district as a universal screener), by an average of 157 points! We will continue these programs for our students next school year as we were chosen to receive the updated version for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year!
We continued the implementation of AC (Advanced Content) for identified students in 4th and 5th grades in the areas of E/LA and Math. These students were incredibly successful this year, increasing their reading levels (as measured by the RI) by an average of 168 Lexile points.
The Georgia Department of Education released the 2017 College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) Score for schools across Georgia in November of 2017. The CCRPI is the accountability system developed by the Georgia Department of Education to rate school and district performance, which is scored on a 100-point scale. It contains three components: achievement (50 points), progress (40 points), and achievement gap (10 points). Schools can also receive up to 10 challenge or bonus points.
Cheatham Hill's Score:
Cheatham Hill’s Overall Score for 2017 was 82.9, a 2.4 increase from 80.5 in 2016! We scored above the Cobb County School District (CCSD) elementary school average score of 80.5 and above Georgia’s elementary school average of 73.9. These are remarkable gains and achievements that reflect the commitment of the entire Cheatham Hill Elementary staff and community to the teaching and learning of our students!
Components of CCRPI:
On the CCRPI, the achievement element (50 points) measures how students performed on the Georgia Milestones state assessments and on other college and career ready indicators. Progress (40 points) measures the growth demonstrated by students on the Georgia Milestones from year to year. Achievement gap (10 points) indicates the performance difference between the lowest 25% of students in a school or district, compared to the performance of all students in Georgia.
Detailed information about the CCRPI is available from the GaDOE (http://ccrpi.gadoe.org/). The available information includes full reports for all schools and districts in Georgia. CCRPI scores for all of Cobb’s schools can be found here.
Avery, 1st grade, Tom Mathis Council PTA Reflections Winner (Photography, 1st place)
Max, 4th grade, Tom Mathis Council PTA Reflections Winner (Photography, 3rd place)
Carson, 3rd grade, Tom Mathis Council PTA Reflections Winner (Dance Choreography, 1st placed)
Elijah, 4th grade, Tom Mathis Council PTA Reflections Winner (Music Composition, 3rd place)
Ansley, 1st grade, Tom Mathis Council PTA Reflections Winner (Visual Arts 2-D, 3rd place)
Gillian, 2nd grade, Tom Mathis Council PTA Reflections Winner (Visual Arts 3-D, 1st place)
Lillian, 3rd grade, Tom Mathis Council PTA Reflections Winner (Visual Arts 3-D, 1st place)
Ava, 5th grade, Tom Mathis Council PTA Reflections Winner (Visual Arts 3-D, 1st place)
Gabby, 4th grade, Tom Mathis Council PTA Reflections Winner (Film Production, 3rd place)
Emerson, 3rd grade, Tom Mathis Council PTA Reflections Winner (Literature, 1st place)
Ella, 4th grade, Tom Mathis Council PTA Reflections Winner (Literature, 1st place)
Dara, 4th grade, Overall Cobb County Schools Winner for the National Handwashing Awareness Art Contest
Avery, 1st grade, State PTA Reflections Winner (Photography)
Emerson, 3rd grade, State PTA Reflections Winner (Literature)
Ansley, 1st place overall for 1st grade Paulding-Cobb Elementary Science Fair Winner
Charlie, 1st place overall for 3rd grade Paulding-Cobb Elementary Science Fair Winner
Olivia, 2nd place overall for Kindergarten Paulding-Cobb Elementary Science Fair
Emily, 3rd place overall for 2nd grade Paulding-Cobb Elementary Science Fair Winner
Ansley, 3rd place for 1st grade Tom Mathis Science Fair Winner
Emerson, 2nd place for 3rd grade Tom Mathis Science Fair Winner
Runo, 4th grade, 2nd place in the CCSD Writing Fair for all 4th grade
Dr. Monica Alicea, Voya Unsung Heros Grant Award Winner, 3rd Place
Mrs. Gina Gullo, Cobb Schools Foundation and Cobb EMC Impact Grant Award Winner
Mrs. Toni Goggins, Cobb Schools Foundation and Gas South Impact Grant Award Winner
Mrs. Cindy Wagner, Teacher of the Year 17-18
Mrs. Kathy Ellis, Classified Employee of the Year 17-18
Mrs. Deanna Bishop and Mrs. Cindy Wagner, District's All-Star Recruitment Team
Mrs. Deanna Bishop named to serve on Georgia’s School Superintendent Richard Woods’ Teacher Advisory Council
Mrs. Keeli Bowen, 2017 Georgia PTA Outstanding Principal’s Award
Nurse Maureen Jardin, 2017 Georgia PTA Outstanding Nurse’s Award
1st place elementary school in CCSD in the Summer Reading Challenge with over 325,000 minutes read
New Paint in Gym and Media Center
5th grade Chorus received all 1 (Superior) ratings at the GMEA Large Group Performance
2 additional Tower Gardens
15 staff members completed their Bleeding Control Basic Training (Stop The Bleed) in March 2018 (receiving 12 grant-funded bleeding control kits for the school)
Science Olympiad Team placed 18th out of 35 teams with several top 10 placements in individual categories
2017-2018 Gold Level Green School Award
2nd place in CCSD Stock Market Game for the district (4th-12th grades)
May 2018, Pike Nursery & Cobb EMC grant for a new Maple Tree
2017-2019 National PTA School of Excellence
2017-2018 9% PTA Membership Increase
2017-2018 Most Ambitious PTA
2017-2018 Perfect Attendance
Mrs. Dana Davis, Volunteer of the Year
Raised over $12,869.00 for Jump Rope for Heart
Raised over $700 for United Way
Check out our slide show of pictures from the 2017-2018 school year!