Crawford Principal of the Year

Congratulations Mr. Crawford! PTSA Principal of the Year!

Dr. Patti Crawford, Anna Crawford and Mr. Crawford celebrate Mr. Crawford’s Principal of the Year award!
Congratulations to Mr. Crawford for winning the Tom Mathis Council PTA “Outstanding Principal Award” for 2014!  To read the details of his nomination, please click on the document link!
The PTSA truly appreciates Mr. Crawford and his support of our children, the PTSA, and our school community!
Mr. Crawford accepts his award from Lori Sweet, President of Tom Mathis Council of PTA’s, Tuesday, February 3, 2015.
cronin viking of the month January

Awtrey Viking of the Month Award

Congratulations to Mr. Cronin!

Mr. Cronin, one of our awesome 8th grade Social Studies teachers, has been named the January 2015 Awtrey Viking of the Month. This is a new award given to teachers and staff members by the PTSA.

So, we asked Mr. Cronin a few questions:

How long have you been teaching? 26 years

How long have you been teaching at Awtrey? 17 years

Where did you go to college? University of Miami

What do you enjoy to do in your spare time? Working out

Where is the farthest you have traveled to? Vietnam

What is your favorite food? Steak

What is something about you that few people know? I am a gentle giant

What is your most embarrassing moment? I have never had an embarrassing moment – I am too smart for that!

What is your favorite moment/experience teaching? When I won the Viking of the Month award.  Dancing with the students was a BLAST!


Mr. Crawford nominated for the Outstanding Principal Award!

Congratulations to Mr. Crawford for his recent nomination for the Tom Mathis Council 2015 Outstanding Principal Award! This nomination was submitted without his knowledge, so imagine his surprise when he was handed a hard copy of the document we have attached below for your reading pleasure.

The award ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, February 3. Good luck Mr. Crawford! The PTSA truly appreciates your support!

PTSA Reflections Writing Contest

Students who entered the PTA Reflections Contest this year represented Awtrey Middle School well! Many were recipients of the PTA Council’s Reflections winners. Congratulations and best of luck at the next competition level!

8th LI – Hullum, Rasheeda 3rd Place
6th Film – Mathur, Vedika 2nd Place
7th VA – Rodriguez, Janett 1st Place
8th VA – Geil, Rebekah 3rd Place
8th PH – Geil, Rebekah 1st Place
6th PH – Shack, Jawuan 3rd Place
8th PH – Geil, Rebekah 3rd Place


Anti-Bullying Program

Yesterday, January 28, 2015, Awtrey was pleased to have Marc Mero and his team of Champion of Choice! Marc talked about how he turned his life from living in one of the poorest areas of New York, to becoming a WWE Champion. As a child, he wrote down his goals for life (a document he still has). He faced tragedy in life with his parents divorce, the death of his sister, then later the death of his mother and two weeks later the death of his brother. Marc became addicted to drugs and alcohol, an addiction that lasted more than ten years. He overcame the addiction and became a professional wrestler. But later became addicted again to prescription drugs. He lost everything and had to start over.

Marc also talked about being bullied in school because of the garage sale clothes that he wore. And in turn, how he bullied and pushed his family away. He later regretted that when his family members were no longer here to be with him.

It was a wonderful assembly with dancers from America’s Got Talent Semi-Finals, acrobatics and a singer.


If you would like to see the presentation in person, they will be performing at:

Mount Paran North Marietta
January 30 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm
1700 Allgood Road, Marietta, GA 30062 United States


Robotics 2015

Good Luck Robotics Team!

Saturday, January 24, 2015, Awtrey’s Robotics Team will compete in the FIRST LEGO League State Level Competition. The first place Champions Award winner in this competition will have the opportunity to be invited to compete in the FLL World Festival, this year in St. Louis, MO.  On Saturday, we will be competing against 52 other teams from throughout the state for the chance to advance to this next level.  The robot game is free and open to the public.  The Robot Rounds will take place from 1:30 – 3:30pm. There is a $7 parking fee.  Please wish these incredibly talented students the best of luck as they endeavor to make a difference! If you would like to come out and support our students, competition location and details are as follows:


Location: G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons
266 Fourth St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
Concessions: Teams are welcome to buy food from Student Center vendors, bring sack lunches and order delivery.Student Center
– Dunkin’ Donuts, 8:00-2:00
– Chick-fil-A, 11:00-3:00

Clough Learning Commons
– Starbucks, 8:00-4:00





Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Saturday, January 18, Fifty-four teams from across Cobb County came to North Cobb High School to compete in the 2015 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. The students have been reading book since they book list was announced last April. They have been writing questions, to practice and review and the culmination is the six rounds of ten questions that will quiz them on their knowledge. Awtrey did not place in the top three, but we are very proud of the hard work and dedication these students have to reading. Thank you parents and family for taking time out of your busy Saturday schedule to support your child’s love of reading!

2015 Team: Rora, Madison, Spencer, Cassidy, Desarai, Emily
Coaches: Anita Foster, Pam Peck, Brenda Eidson, Mary Felts



2015-16 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2015-2016 school year.  Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2015 on the District website.  For more information, please see our 2015-16 School Choice webpage.

Middle School CCRPI Information

When the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) announced the College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores on December 8, district administrators noticed that specific information for calculating a portion of the score was not included in the released score for each middle school.  Therefore, the middle school CCRPI scores showed an inaccurate drop across the district.  The issue was immediately addressed on December 9 by the district with the GaDOE Accountability and Assessment Department and is currently being resolved. 


Once the new data is incorporated into the recalculation, correct scores for CCSD middle schools will be released and published by the GaDOE at the end of January.  Based on internal preliminary calculations by district administrators, the results show that the CCRPI score at every middle school, as well as the overall district score, will increase.  The corrected scores will be issued by the State within the next 45 days.