The Corley Cheer

Community Edition

January 4, 2023

Greetings Corley Community,


I hope this newsletter finds your family well and that your Winter break was a wonderful one. I continue to be so proud of our students and the hard work they do each day. In addition, as I continue to walk in and out of classrooms on a daily basis, I am in awe of the dedicated staff here at Corley who work hard to provide challenging and engaging lessons for our students.


Corley Elementary is lucky to have THE BEST group of teachers and staff. We are so thankful for the staff members at Corley as they have ensured that your Corley Scholar has the best level of support, dedication, and instruction. We are so excited to welcome your student into the building on January 5th. We have reached the midpoint of the year and look forward to even better memories in 2023.


Please take the time to rest and spend quality time with your students as they near their return date on January 5th. Corley Elementary is ready to start the second semester as we collaborate with you to ensure that your students are taking the best steps to their greatness!



Proud to be your principal,

Mrs. Duckworth

Welcome Back From The Corley Staff!

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Donuts With Mrs. Duckworth (Episode #3)

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Staffing Updates

AMAZING Assistant Principal Announcements

Corley Elementary School is thrilled to announce several leadership accomplishments. Our very own, Ms. Tamison Yancy, was just appointed as the Assistant Principal of Rock Springs Elementary. Ms. Yancy has supported Corley for over 8 years in many capacities that all link to the best support for each and every student. Tamison will officially begin her role at Rock Springs on January 17, 2023. Until then, she will be at Corley, conducting meetings with specific members of the Special Education team to close out on procedures, protocol, and more.


We are also VERY excited about the addition of two Assistant Principals at Corley Elementary. Ms. Mendieta Hudson and Ms. Ervin are proud members of the Aspiring Leader Program and are eager to build relationships and make memories with your students at Corley. Both of the new Assistant Principals are briinging a wealth of expertise and knowledge to support our Corley Scholars.


We are SO HAPPY for Ms. Yancy, Ms. Mendieta Hudson and Ms. Ervin as they start their journey in GCPS Leadership!

School Hours

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


  1. All visitors must check in at the welcome desk and please be prepared to provide some form of identification upon request.
  2. Students should arrive between 8:15 AM- 8:50 AM
  3. Morning announcements and the tardy bell rings at 8:50 AM
  4. Dismissal bell rings at 3:15 PM.



  • If you are checking your child out early, please do so before 2:30 PM. This leaves our bus lanes open for bus arrivals. Also, please remember that a picture ID is required for all student check-outs. Thank you!

A December To Remember

Corley Elementary participates in an annual celebration of the Winter Activities. Within these activities are opportunities for our students and staff to dress up, learn, and make amazing memories for the school year. We had special guests that attended some of these great days. Thank you for continuing to support our school as we look for ways to bring excitement to the close of the school year.

Corley Elementary's Polar Express

A special thank you and gratitude for the wonderful leadership from Ms. Fisher and Ms. Kelley. Thank you for ensuring that every student at Corley Elementary has the opportunity to participate in the Polar Express experience through literacy and activities. Our students are so excited about this experience!

Hot Cocoa Bar

Our GCPS Superintendent, Dr. Calvin Watts, was able to enjoy a delicious cup!

Special Delivery

The Corley Administrative Team delivered warm Corley blankets to each and every staff member.

Holiday Elves

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Corley Elementary Gingerbread Houses

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A Special Thank You To Mr. Huttinga For The AMAZING Gingerbread House Video!

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Holiday Flare

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Pajama Day

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Peer Leadership Conference

A special thank is in order to Mrs. Lewis and our Corley Scholars. You made the Corley community proud of the leadership that you showed at the Peer Leadership Conference at Meadowcreek High School!

Special Visitors

Special Visit From Dr. Watts and Dr. Tarece

Corley Elementary and other Berkmar school locations had the pleasure of hosting both the Superintendent, Dr. Calvin Watts and District V Chairperson, Dr. Tarece Johnson. They jumped to the opportunity to ride the bus with our Corley Scholars, build releationships, and make memories!

Important Dates

  • January 2nd-4th: Winter Break
  • January 5th: All students return and the beginning of the 2nd semester
  • January 16th: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Testing Dates


  • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0: January 11th-February 28th (K-5)
  • DIBELS 8: January 23rd-February 2nd (Kindergarten)
  • iReady Spring Assessment Window: January 5th-January 20th (K-5)
  • Educational Effectiveness Survey: January 9th-January 27th (3rd-5th)


Report Card Timeline


  • January 15th: Report Cards are viewable for parents in the GCPS Portal
  • January 17th: GCPS will begin the printing and mailing process to parents and guardians