News from your CWES Principal

A Parent Newsletter: March

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Message from Ms. Garosi

Happy Spring!

I have had the opportunity to be your principal for 90 days! It has been a true pleasure to be a part of this wonderful community. Teachers are topnotch, students are on task and learning along with parents being involved in many, many ways daily.

I could not ask for a better place to be each day!!!

Spring has sprung and with that being said, we all get excited about summer being around the corner and I have and will have the opportunity to meet with class to discuss expectations to end our year strong! On your part, if you could, please remind your child that staying focused as we move into the testing season is important. This is the time to celebrate all we have learned and be proud of our accomplishments.

The warmer weather brings out our different wardrobe and that means shorts should continue to be an appropriate length (finger tips) and tank tops need to be 3 fingers wide or more. Hats are not to be worn to school and all electronics need to be off and away in book bags each day. Your support with this will help us continue to focus on teaching and learning for the next few months.

Please enjoy Spring Break in a few weeks and I hope your family has time to unwind and relax but have some family fun! I know I will, my daughter and I will enjoy her last Spring Break as a Senior in the Bahamas.

Please know, if I can ever be of assistance to you or your child(ren), please do not ever hesitate to contact me! I Love being a CWES Cougar.

Proudly your Principal;

Lisa Garosi

Carpool: AM THANK YOU!!!!

Thank you so much for the smooth transition of our change in carpool procedures this week. Closing the front parking for about 15 minutes has made a huge difference in keeping our students and parents safe! I truly appreciative all your support!

SPOLST: What can a penny do for our schools? Vote on May 24th!

​​As Fulton County Schools approaches the end of our current capital plan, the district has engaged in a comprehensive process to identify capital needs for the 2017-2022 period. Our commitment to personalized learning and meeting the individual needs of all students has informed many of the investments we will make over the next five years to continue meeting our goals for graduation, college and career readiness.

Capital programs provide the resources our students and staff use every day, including the school buses our students ride, the construction and renovations of our school learning environments, the technology and equipment used for learning and teaching, safety enhancements that protect our students, the fields our students play on and even the furniture students and staff sit on each day.

There are three options for funding school system capital plans.

  • ​Maintenance and Operations Millage
  • General Obligation Bond
  • SPLOST / Penny Sales Tax
​Click here to learn more about each of these options. Our Board of Education is calling for a vote on reauthorizing the current SPLOST (penny sales tax) to help fund our capital program. The election date is scheduled for May 24th, 2016.​ ​​

School Governace VOTING Begins...... please vote for your represnetative to be on our schools SGC.

It is elections season again! Our spring School Governance Council elections are OPEN this Weds.

Elections will take place March 23rd –March 29th for parent/guardian representatives and teacher representatives.

Each candidate has prepared a statement introducing him/herself and explaining why s/he wants to serve on the Council.


As you prepare to cast your vote, please visit our school website at

Hard copies of the candidate statements are available in the main office for your viewing as well.

Also, don’t forget to stop by the main office, with proper identification, to get your Home Access Code. This code is required to access the voting portal for Council elections. EACH parent gets a vote in this election; therefore EACH parent must have his/her OWN Home Access Code.

Be sure your code works so that you are able to vote in March.

Teacher Appreciation Week March 21-25. THANK YOU PTO

#WhyITeach is the theme this year for our Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you to all our wonderful teachers and PTO for leading this initiative. If you follow Twitter, follow our hash tag #whyIteach or @lisagarosi to keep up to date on CWES teacher appreciation.

CWES State Testing: GA Milestones: April 15-27

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment pro​gram spanning grades 3 through high school. Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students in grades 3 through 8 take an end-of-grade assessment in each content area, while high school students take an end-of-course assessment for each of the ten courses designated by the State Board of Education.

Features the Georgia Milestone Assessment System include:

  • open-ended (constructed-response) items in language arts and mathematics (all grades and courses);
  • a writing component (in response to passages read by students) at every grade level and course within the language arts assessment;
  • norm-referenced items in all content areas and courses, to complement the criterion-referenced information and to provide a national comparison; and
  • transition to online administration over time, with online administration considered the primary mode of administration and paper-penc​il as back-up until the transition is complete.

If you have any questions regarding this test, you may contact your child's teacher or Ms Anita Erickson, Assistant Principal- Test Coordinator

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