April  2014 »
  • PTSA General Meeting & Elections
    Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: Russell Hall Museum
  • Orchestra Spring Concert
    Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: PAC
  • Drama Production
    Location: PAC
  • Senior Assembly
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: Lovinggood Gym
  • Project 2400 SAT Class
    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: BT
  • Band/Jazz Band Concert
    Location: PAC
  • Powder Puff Game
    Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Location: Cantrell Stadium

McEachern News

grad1Senior Graduation Information

Graduation Commencement: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 9:00 A.M.
Cantrell Stadium, McEachern High School (Directions to the Stadium)

Important Dates for Seniors
Senior Assembly – April 25, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the Lovinggood Gym
Powder Puff Game – April 29, 2014 at 5 P.M. in Cantrell Stadium (cost $3)
Senior Supper – May 1, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. in the Cafeteria
Senior Honors Night – May 8, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. in the PAC (Performance Art Center )
Baccalaureate Service – May 18, 2014 at 3 P.M.
Location: First Baptist Church of Powder Springs
4330 North Ave, Powder Springs, GA 30127

May 14 – Seniors Finals (Full Day for Seniors)
May 15- Seniors Finals (Full Day for Seniors)
May 16- Seniors Finals (Seniors may leave after their last final with parent consent)
May 19- Seniors Finals (Seniors may leave after their last final with parent consent)
May 20- Graduation Practice 8:30 – 11:00 A.M.
May 21- Graduation Practice 8:30 – 11:00 A.M.
May 22- Graduation 9:00 A.M.

You may download and print these important documents.

See Mr. James Lockhart located in the Sr. Office. You can also contact Mr. Lockhart at 770) 222- 3710 X 225 or by email at james.lockhart@cobbk12.org.

Cobb Virtual Academy and Georgia Virtual School

Cobb Virtual Academy

Online Registration:

Opens for All Students, Tuesday, April 29th, at 9:00 a.m. through Wednesday, May 21st at Noon  -  www.cobbvirtualacademy.org

Late (Walk-In) Registration: Students MUST attend.  Students will complete their orientation and an introduction to their course.
Wednesday, May 28th, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  CVA Learning Center
Note:  Check CVA website for course availability.

Cost and Payment: $275 for .5 unit and $550 for 1.0 unit. Payment by Credit card, electronic check (EFT) or Money Order made payable to the Cobb County School District.  NO cash or checks will be accepted.

Classes Begin: Shortly after students register they will receive the “Welcome to CVA” email with login and orientation information so that they may begin work.

Help Sessions: CVA face to face Help Sessions will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the CVA Learning Center located on the Oakwood Campus at 1560 Joyner Ave., Marietta, GA in Room 104. CVA help sessions provide students with content specific assistance, Blackboard functions such as submitting assignments, and with the use of Polar Watch equipment (Personal Fitness students).

Final Exams/EOCTs: Final Exams open on Sunday, July 6th at 8:00 p.m. and close on Tuesday, July 8th at 8:00 p.m.  End of Course Tests will be administered between Monday, June 23rd and Thursday, June 26th.  The exact date and time will be forthcoming.  Students MUST be available during the testing period for their final exam/EOCT. The EOCT MUST be administered in a face-to-face, proctored setting.  There are no make-up opportunities.

Check the website at www.cobbvirtualacademy.org  for the Course Catalog, updates regarding late registration, Pre-Fitness testing, Help Sessions, Final Exam and EOCT date, time and location.

Please note: The availability of courses is based on registration. Minimum enrollment is required and courses will close as maximum enrollment is reached.


Georgia Virtual School (GAVS)

GAVS Summer school registration is currently open.

As a reminder, all GAVS summer courses are Tuition-based and counselor verification is NOT required.  The following are important dates for the GAVS 2014 Summer term:

March 1- Registration open for all students
June 2 – First start date (6 week schedule)
June 2 – Last day for students to apply for Summer semester
June 9 – Second start date (5 week schedule)
June 5 – Last day to pay for Summer courses
July 4 -  Independence Day Holiday
July 10 – Final Exams
July 11 – All Classes End
July 17 – Final Grades Released

Cobb Virtual Academy and Georgia Virtual School Flyer

Summer Testing

EOCT : JUNE 23-26, 2014

GHSGT* : JULY 14-17, 2014

GHSWT* : JULY 16, 2014

*ALL GHSGT/GHSWT will take place at Wheeler HS ONLY!!

If you still need to take a test to graduate, please contact your home school counselor to sign up. Your home school counselor will be able to provide additional information regarding testing sites for EOCT & times for all testing.

If you are unsure about which test you still need (if any), please check with Dr. Sansing (Oakwood) or Mrs. Roll (PLC).

Current Student Registration Deadline: May 21, 2014

Former Student Registration ONLY!!!: Deadline: June 27, 2014

The GA DOE has an excellent online link for current curriculum GHSGT study review. Students may access this resource, free of charge, from home or school: https://www.georgiastandards.org/Resources/Pages/Tools/OnlineExPreSS.aspx


 In order to guarantee getting a yearbook, you must pre-order BEFORE the yearbooks come in! 

Order today!

Through 4/12/2014:

1. Toll free number: 1-866-287-3096 (Order # 0137), Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central Time

2. Website: Order your Yearbook online by going to www.yearbookordercenter.com and use the Order #0137.


After 4/12/2014:

1. You may purchase a yearbook for $85. before or after school in Senior Building 105.  See Mrs. Hagan to purchase one.  Cash Only

2. Yearbooks will be on sale in the Dining Hall during all lunches through April 21st.  Cash Only

         Price: $85.00

ccsd_logo  Substitute Job Fair

The School District will host TWO Substitute Job Fairs on Tuesday 4/22/14 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.  For applicants interested in substituting for the North Area Schools (North of Powder Springs including North Marietta, East Cobb, Kennesaw and Acworth) the job fair will be held at Piedmont Baptist Church located at 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta, 30066.  For applicants interested in substituting for the South Area Schools (Includes Smyrna, Powder Springs, Austell, and Mableton—South Marietta area), the job fair will be held at Skyview Elementary School located at 5805 Dunn Road, Mableton, 30126.

To attend applicants must complete the following REQUIREMENTS:

  1. RSVP by sending an email to EITHER jobfairnorth@cobbk12.org  OR  jobfairsouth@cobbk12.org. You can only RSVP to one fair and this should be the geographic area you plan to work as a substitute. You must RSVP by 4/15/14.
  2. Bring a resume with you to the fair detailing all of your work and educational experience.
  3. Be prepared to briefly meet with an Administrator.

We appreciate your interest in positively impacting our Cobb County students and teachers!  We look forward to meeting you at the job fair.

Summer School

The Cobb County School District will not be offering a district wide summer school this year.  McEachern High School is partnering with Campbell HS, Harrison HS, Hillgrove HS and Osborne HS to provide credit recovery in math.

CCGPS Algebra and CCGPS Geometry will be available for those students who failed the course during the 2013/2014 school year.  All classes will be held June 2-26 (M-Th) at Osborne HS. Partial scholarships are available.  Class will be held from 8am-2:30 pm and will be presented in a blended format (face to face with nightly online requirements).  Students who have computer access at home will be dismissed at 2:30.  Students who need computer access will work in the lab from 2:30-4pm each day to prepare for the next day’s lesson.

Cobb Virtual Academy and Georgia Virtual School are available for courses not offered in the Summer Math Academy.

Completed applications and cash or money order payment should be returned to Dr. Thom at McEachern HS.  Please contact Dr. Thomas Canning-Skinner for more details. (Thomas.canning-skinner@cobbk12.org)

See the linked attachments:

Georgia Perimeter College Open House


Please join students, faculty, and staff of Georgia Perimeter College for GPC Online’s first virtual open house.  The open house will be held Tuesday, April 22 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM and 7:00 to 8:00 PM at this URL:


Get your questions answered about the GPC programs that are offered fully online—including 15 programs of study, online student support and advisement, and online student clubs. Find out how you can secure the financial aid you need to start and finish college. Hear from students, faculty, advisors, and alumni why “GPC is a better way forward”. All attendees will receive an application fee waiver and a free gift.

To RSVP to the Online Open House go to:  http://openhouse.gpc.edu

MHS Career Center

A counselor will be available in the Business Technology Career Center each day listed below from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM to help parents and students after normal school hours.  Parents and students visiting the Career Center will have access to the computers, the internet,  scholarship information, college applications, SAT and ACT information, career resources, military resources, and other reference materials.





March 19, 2014

Mrs. Royer


March 24, 2014

Mrs. Dickerson


April 7, 2014

Mrs. Lynch


April 16, 2014

Mrs. Royer


April 21, 2014

Mrs. Dickerson


April 30, 2014

Mrs. Royer


May 5, 2014

Mrs. Lynch


May 14, 2014

Mrs. Royer

McEachern PTSA Officer

If you are interested in becoming a McEachern PTSA officer for the 2014-15 school year, please contact Krystal Wattley: krystal.wattley@cobbk12.org.

McEachern Volunteer

Become a “Three for Me” McEachern Volunteer!

Visit the following link to volunteer today!


Contact Krystal.Wattley@cobbk12.org for more details


McEachern High School
2400 New Macland Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Phone: (770) 222-3710
Fax: (770) 222-3712


Regina Montgomery


“High Levels of Learning for All”

Connect with MHS