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Spring Into Education 5K

Spring Into Education 5K 2016

Don’t forget to sign up and support the Awtrey Middle School Foundation and the Kennesaw / Big Shanty Foundation with our annual Spring Into Education 5K Race. The race will be held on Saturday, March 12, at Awtrey Middle School and North Cobb High School. ONLINE REGISTRATION!

8am                 Kids Obstacle Run (8 and Under)

8:30am             5k Awtrey Middle School

9:00am             Luau Themed After Party


  • Race shirts
  • Fast and well-marked course with hills and trail running
  • Finish on the NCHS Football Field
  • Race day Parking: North Cobb High School.
  • Food, refreshments after the race
  • Online registration ends 3/9/2016
  • Pint Sized Run for kids 5 to 8 with a Kids Corral on the Football Field for kids to play while their family runs the 5k!


  • Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction at NorthStar Church
  • Friday, March 11, from  5PM to 8PM
  • Spaghetti dinner costs $5 per person MAX $20 per family

AWARDS: Awards for first largest class participation, Best Adult Male and Female Luau Costume, Best Male and Female Student Luau Costume, Best Teacher Luau Costume.  Post-race awards ceremony with food and drinks for race participants.

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration: $20 – includes a super-soft unisex t-shirt and goody bag. In-store registration at Big Peach Running Company (Kennesaw) or on Active.com. Or download the application and send it to school with the registration payment. School Foundation Race app 2016

  • Mailed-in registrations must be postmarked by 3/5/2016
  • Make Checks Payable to: Awtrey Middle School Foundation
  • Mail to: Awtrey Middle School Foundation 3601 Nowlin Rd Kennesaw, GA 30144 or
  • Drop off at KES, BSIS or Awtrey Front Desk.


Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction

Friday March 11th  5pm to 8pm (NorthStar Church)


Awtrey Middle School: $30 and no guarantee of a t-shirt.

7am – 8am


The foundations were established to enhance educational opportunities that otherwise may not be part of the schools’ program.  Each school foundation funds specific school priorities.  The foundations work congruently with the administration and PTSA to make our children’s schools absolutely the best they can be. The Foundation works congruently with the Administration and PTA to make our children’s schools absolutely the best they can be.

Purpose of this special race for our community: Funds  raised from the Spring into Education race will be reinvested back into each of the three schools to support local school priorities.


Awtrey Night at KSU Men’s Basketball

Awtrey Night at KSU 


Men’s basketball game

KSU vs North Florida Ospreys

When:  Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7PM

Where: Kennesaw State University

590 Cobb Avenue, Kennesaw, GA 30144


All Grades welcome! Parents & students Tickets ONLINE $5.00

Purchase tickets ONLINE on KSU’s website to get  our discount

Special discount code: YMA16


$10 General admission at door


2016-17 School Choice is Now Open

2016-17 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251

and SB10) transfers for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school

capacity information and applications will be available beginning

February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information, please

see our 2016-17 School Choice webpage.


The web address for the link is: http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx

parent survey

Awtrey Parent Feedback

parent surveyWe Welcome Parent Feedback!

Please use the link below to provide feedback to help us get even better!  We welcome parents and guardians to complete the entire form or complete relevant sections.  Thank you for reflecting about ways to celebrate our strengths and address any needed weaknesses.  We appreciate our partnership with our families!

Awtrey Parent Feedback


Winter Ball


The WINTER BALL for our 7th and 8th grade students is Friday, February 5, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Thank you to our Student Council for sponsoring this special event.  Signed permission forms must be returned with payments to purchase tickets.  Please return the  Winter Ball Permission Slip 2016 when you purchase your ticket.


Large Group Performance Exam (LGPE)

Below is the information we currently have for LGPE. We are still waiting on Orchestra and will add that when it becomes available to the directors.


Cluster Concert (8th Grade Chorus)

February 23 @6:30 pm (arrive @ 6:00 pm)

Acworth United Methodist Church

Parent transportation


LGPE (8th Grade Chorus)

March 7 @2:30 pm

Burnt Hickory Baptist Church

(leaving @11:00 pm-returning @5:30 pm))

County Transportation


LGPE (7th Grade Chorus)

March 8 @2:30 pm

Burnt Hickory Baptist Church

(leaving @11:00 pm-returning @5:30 pm)

County Transportation



LGPE (7-2 Band)

March 22 @6:25 pm

McEachern High School

County Transportation


LGPE (7-1 Band)

March 23 @5:35 pm

McEachern High School

County Transportation


LGPE (8th Grade Band)

March 8 @7:40 pm

McEachern High School

County Transportation


Awtrey’s Giving Tree


Our Community Outreach Committee at Awtrey would like to foster the spirit of giving by offering assistance to families in need and allowing other families in our school community to support our community. We will be sponsoring the Giving Tree this holiday season. The “ornaments” on a Giving Tree are the specific toy and clothing needs of children in our community who may not receive gifts otherwise. It is our hope to help the families of our students who need assistance with clothing and toy requests. Beginning November 23rd, the Giving Tree will be accessible to Awtrey staff members and other adults in our school community to choose ornaments and to fulfill a specific request (“Giving Tree” will be accessed on-line); the identity of the families requesting assistance will be kept confidential.
If you would like your family to be considered for our Giving Tree program, please see below. All submissions must be completed by Monday, November 30th. All information will be kept confidential. An Awtrey staff member will be contacting families to discuss the program.
We are also seeking families to donate gifts and/or wrapping materials to help meet the Giving Tree requests. If you are able to help, please see below.
If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to contact us at school. Thank you in advance for helping us celebrate this holiday season with our school community.
Awtrey Community Outreach Committee

The deadline has passed to submit someone to the Giving Tree. Thank you for your submissions.
We are now working to meet these needs.

If you would like to purchase a clothing/toy gift to satisfy one or more of the Giving Tree Requests,
go to Giving tree beginning 11/23/15 Gifts will need to be dropped off at Awtrey MS by 12/8/15.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Giving Tree that will be used for wrapping supplies
and to fulfill Giving Tree needs you may make a check payable to AMS and include in the memo section
“Giving Tree”.

If you would like to donate wrapping materials to assist in wrapping the donated gifts, those items can
be sent to Awtrey’s main office.



Veteran’s Day Celebration

The 7th Grade Veteran’s Day Concert will take place on November 11th in the Awtrey Middle School gymnasium at 2:30 PM. This is a schoolwide assembly honoring our veterans. Music will be provided by the AMS Performing Arts Department. There will be a special guest speaker, as well as color guard. If you have served and would like to attend this special event, please join us on Thursday!