Over the past 7 years, A Day Made Better and OfficeMax Goodworks programs have contributed more than $25 million in grants and supplies to support more than 31,000 teachers and their classrooms. On October 3rd, OfficeMax surprised 1st grade teacher Melissa Hollifield with the OfficeMax A Day Made Better award and $1,000 in classroom supplies to reward and recognize her incredible work and provide much-needed supplies for her classroom.
THANK YOU to OfficeMax for their generous donation and CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Hollifield on her much-deserved recognition.
Pictured are Principal Liz Murphy, OfficeMax Store Manager Walter Meyers, OfficeMax Customer Service Expert Roy Benson, and 1st Grade Teacher Melissa Hollifield.
Please join us for our Title I School Wide Plan Parent Input Meeting!
This is an opportunity for parents to give input into our school Title I Plan and offer suggestions for programs and training you would like to see offered for parents and/or teachers. WE WANT YOUR INPUT!
We will meet on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at 4:30 PM in the Professional Learning Room at Compton.
A special Compton thank you to Mark Stegall, owner and manager of the Mellow Mushroom in Hiram, and his wife Kelly for their generous donation of $1500.00 to our school. The gift was made in "appreciation for all the hard work, dedication and love that goes into the very important job of educating our children." The money will be used to purchase classroom libraries. THANK YOU, Mark and Kelly Stegall, for your generous donation, which will greatly benefit the students of our school!
CONGRATULATIONS to our new Teacher of the Year for the 2013-2014 school year -- Ophelia Buchanan!
Ms. Buchanan was recently named Teacher of the Year at a special reception in her honor. Joining her for the announcement were her parents, Don and Daisy Buchanan, pictured above with Compton Principal Liz Murphy.
Ms. Buchanan has taught for 10 years, and has spent the last 3 years as a Kindergarten teacher at Compton. She has also taught K-3 Special Education and Middle School Deaf Education. When asked what she loved most about Compton, she said it was "the family oriented relationships between teachers and students." She works hard to develop her students' independent critical thinking skills, and she says her goal is "to demonstrate advanced learning to prepare students for a globalized society and shift teachers’ thinking to developing divergent thinkers." Her first thought when she was named Teacher of the Year? "It was like a dream come true..."
Our school has a new system for entering the building through the front doors. With this new system, visitors need to "Buzz-In" after 8:10 AM. We know everyone will have many questions about the new system, so our principal has written a letter to fill you in on the details.
Visit our school Book Fair May 6th-10th (7:15 AM to 3:00 PM), OR shop the online Book Fair May 1st - May 21st by using the link above. Either way, proceeds benefit our school Library Media Center AND our students!
CONGRATULATIONS to Kathy Flowers, Compton's 2013 Classified Employee of the Year!
Kathy is our school nurse and has been at Compton for 12 years. The announcement was made in a special ceremony on April 2nd, where she was surprised by her husband, who came to celebrate with her. Kathy is loved by staff and students alike, and we congratulate her on this special honor.
After the award was presented, Kathy said, "I am honored to be chosen as Classified Employee of the Year. I have been a school nurse for 12 years. Before that I was a Compton mom. My three children went through Compton many years ago. I truly enjoy taking care of children as I have primarily been a pediatric nurse. Again, thank you for allowing me this opportunity."
Elementary Science Fair with Kennesaw State University
Compton 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students were in for a real treat recently when pre-service teachers from KSU came to teach them all about science! Students participated in a variety of hands-on experiments and engaging learning centers based on Life, Physical and Earth Science standards.
Special thank you to Dr. Neporcha Cone, KSU professor, for coordinating this amazing event!
Compton recently welcomed Major John F. Robison of the Powder Springs Police Department, who became Compton Principal for a Day as part of a partnership program with the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce.The Chamber places volunteers in Cobb schools to experience a half day in the shoes of a principal. The day includes one-on-one time with the principal, meetings with the faculty, as well as time in the classroom with students. Pictured are Compton Principal Liz Murphy and Major Robison.
Please join us for a special meeting for our PTA on March 5, 2013. We will be sharing SPLOST information and our Chorus will be performing. We will also see several numbers as a preview of our annual production of Annie.
The meeting starts at 6:30 and will last approximately 1 hour. Plan to come and support our PTA and see our fantastic students!
Congratulations to the winners of our 2012-2013 Spelling Bee!
Pictured are Assistant Principal Pamela Cain, First place winner Ifran Ambahun from Ms. Harris's and Ms. Hardman's 4th grade class, Second place winner Justin Morris from Ms. Goodall's 5th grade class, and Principal Liz Murphy.
All 4th and 5th grade class representatives are pictured below.
Compton welcomed close to 1000 people to its annual Holiday Dinner! Guests were treated to a wonderful meal in a beautifully-decorated setting. Children were invited to shop at the Holiday House for gifts for family and friends. And, we even got a special visit from Santa himself! It was truly a wonderful night for all involved!