PTSA Food Drive

Our PTSA is partnering with Thanks for Giving to help feed families in Cobb County during the holidays. The foundations goal is to feed 1,400 families for not just the holiday, but for a week. Awtrey’s goal is to collect 3,000 items. If we hit our goal Mr. Crawford will dress as a turkey and do the chicken dance! Please visit their website and flyer for more information.

Thankful Thursday – We will count items and update on Friday, but we don’t want you to wait until Thursday or Friday to send in items, please send in items all week long.

We are asking for the following items each week. The only thing we ask you not to send in is GLASS jars, and refrigerated items!

1st Week – PB&J & crackers, canned soup, canned fruit and veggies

2nd Week – Breakfast & Italian week (ex. oatmeal, granola bars, pop-tarts, dry or can milk, noodles, canned sauce, ravioli, mac & cheese…etc.)

3rd Week – Personal & baby items (ex. deodorant, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, female items, diapers, wipes, baby shampoo…etc.)

4th Week – Thanksgiving food items (ex. boxed potatoes, stuffing, gravy packages or cans, cranberry sauce, non-refrigerated pie dough, pie filling, rolls…etc.)


Student-Led Conferences

We will be having our Student-Led Conferences the week of October 16th – 20th. Here are some FAQ’s to help prepare you for these special conferences with your student. We appreciate your support in helping us showcase your student’s achievement.

When is Conference Week?

Conference Week is scheduled the week of October 16.  Students will be dismissed early each of these days, dismissing at 1:30 p.m.

How do parents/guardians schedule a conference?

Conference teachers will e-mail parents to digitally schedule conference days/times.  Please contact the school if you have any scheduling questions/concerns. You can reach us at 770-975-6615.

What is the purpose of student-led conferences?

Student-led conferences help empower students to take ownership of their learning and make them an active and the most important member of the team.  This experience increases the student’s responsibility to monitor their achievements, share their progress, and celebrate the results.  Student-led conferences also strengthens students’ ability to reflect on their progress and adjust their goals to realize greater levels of achievement.

What will students share during the conferences?

Students will review their current academic progress in addition to other important items for their success.  These items include a learning profile and goals.  Students will also invite their parents/guardians to be an active part of the conference by asking questions, providing feedback, and completing specific activities.

For families who regularly discuss academic progress at home, will the student-led conference be beneficial?

YES!  A student-led conference in the school setting is a more formal expectation for students.  The school setting is the student’s “work place”, and parents/guardians visiting the school increases the significance of academic priorities.  The multiple agenda items for these conferences are also designed by the teachers to create a professional review of student progress.

For parents/guardians who want to conference with one or more teachers, what options are available?

Parents may request more traditional parent/teacher conferences any other time during the school year.  Our October conference week are reserved for student-led conferences.  Students will review questions/concerns parents may have, during the conference, and the teacher monitoring the conference will review this information and connect with needed staff to follow up with the family.

What can parents/guardians expect during their child’s student-led conference?

Parents can expect that their child will be prepared to review their achievement.  The students work hard to prepare for this special meeting, and it is normal for their child to feel nervous or anxious.  The teacher monitoring the conference will assist as needed to help make sure that all of the required items were reviewed.  Based on the students leading these conferences and possibly multiple conferences taking place in the classroom at the same time, teachers will not be seated at the table with the students for the entire conference.  A goal is to ensure that the students are the leaders of these conferences.

How is student-led conferences connected to leadership?

A priority is to support students to realize potential and become positive leaders.  Becoming a leader includes recognizing strengths and weaknesses and using developed skills to make a positive difference.  Leadership skills are vital for student and future success, and student-led conferences provide an experience for students to model facilitation skills as they review their achievement with a critical member of their team – the parent!

Will parents/guardians be able to provide feedback about the conference?

Yes, we hope each parent will provide feedback about the student-led conference experience.  An opportunity to complete a survey will be offered.  This feedback will be reviewed to help the school make the most of future planning needs to ensure our families are active members or our learning team.

Can my child stay after school for the student-led conference?

We will dismiss all students at 1:30 p.m. on each conference day, but we will offer a supervised study hall in the cafeteria on each of these days from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m.  Students may take advantage of this study hall as they wait for their parents to arrive for the conference.  Parents are asked to pick up their child in the cafeteria before the conference.

What if a student is not able to attend a student-led conference?

Student participation is required.  If a student is not able to attend, the conference will need to be rescheduled.  Please contact your child’s conference teacher if any conflict arises.

Hurricane Relief

Our school district is partnering with United Way to transport donations to hurricane victims.  We are asking that everyone who can send in cases of bottled water to the front office or drop off at the car rider area before or after school. In addition, we have a list of needed items that can be collected as well to help those in need: Hurricane Relief Supplies.

Thank you for helping us support those in need!

Fund Raiser

Please support our Awtrey Band Fundraisers by clicking on this link Great American if you have a student in band to support, type their name. However, if you just want to support the band and have no student, you can skip that step and it will automatically link to the Awtrey fundraiser.


PTSA 6th Grade Dance

Welcome to Awtrey’s Annual 6th Grade Dance

October 25th from 4:30-6:00 PM in the Gym.

Tickets are $5 and include a piece of pizza, chips and a drink. (PTSA members are FREE!)

For more information and the parent permission form, please download PTSA DANCE 6.

sole sisters

Sole Sisters – Girls Running Club

Sole Sisters


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We will have an informational meeting August 22nd, from 4:30-5:15 in Rm. D-4 for those interested. For more information run or jog your way to Mrs. Hazelip’s (A-2), Coach Smith’s (B-6), or Mrs. Bellack’s (D-4) room.

Girls Running Team

We run as a group and finish as friends!

Join us Tuesdays & Thursdays

Join the team and be confident, empowered, and proud

Run a 5K

Awtrey’s Eclipse Plans


We are looking forward to Monday, August 21, for our solar eclipse viewing plans.  Below lists some details, and we welcome you to contact the school if you have any questions.

  1. Students received permission forms to receive parental permission to participate in the outdoor viewing plans.  These forms need to be returned to fifth period teachers this week. Solar Eclipse Permission Form
  2. Students who don’t return signed permission forms will participate in an indoor, virtual viewing activity in our theater.
  3. We welcome parents to join us for these activities, and we request that any parent who would like to participate arrive to school by 1:30 p.m.  Please first visit main office for visitor badge.
  4. We also request that any parent who will be checking their student out early pick up their student before 1:30 p.m.
  5. Students may have an excused absence for this day if they return a signed note from a parent.
  6. Students will be recorded as attending school for this day if they remain in school until 12:45 p.m.
  7. We have approved solar eclipse shades that our Student Council purchased from our scientific supplies vendor, and we have enough shades for our students, staff and a limited number of extra shades for parents.
  8. Students will review the safe wearing of these shades, during science classes this Friday, and they will also be engaged in an instructional activity to help prepare for the viewing.  Science classes will also have the students engage in a reflection activity after the event.
  9. While we will distribute extra shades for those parents who are able to attend, we recommend that parents bring their own viewing shades or alternative viewing device to ensure everyone can enjoy this experience, remembering we only have a limited number of extra shades for parents.
  10. Students who are participating in the indoor, virtual viewing activity will be dismissed to the theater at 1:40 p.m.
  11. For outdoor viewing, 6th graders will be dismissed outside at 1:45, 7th graders will be dismissed outside at 1:50, and 8th grade will be dismissed outside at 1:55.
  12. Students outside will enjoy this experience until after the total eclipse and returning to the building by 2:55.
  13. Students will continue with 6th and 7th periods after dismissal from this extended 5th period class, and all students will be dismissed at 5:00 p.m.
  14. Students participating in the outdoor viewing activity are recommended to bring a hat, water bottle, towel/small blanket, and sun screen with parent approval.
  15. We will be offering a hat day on this special day for $1.00 for students to wear their hats all day in school, and these funds will be returned to our Student Council to support their sponsoring of our shades purchase.  Hat day participation is not required, and students don’t need any extra money to participate in our viewing activities.

Thank you for your support of this special day for our students, and please contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.