Titan Talk

April 13, 2018

Upcoming Dates:

The Week Ahead...


  • 4/16 - Summit Counselor Onsite
  • 4/16 - Georgia Milestones Testing - Be on time! Charge your laptop!
  • 4/16 - Academic Bowl Practice @ 4:05 -5:30 pm (Media Center)
  • 4/16 - Roswell Marching Band - Percussion Auditions @ RHS
  • 4/17 - Roswell Marching Band - Percussion Auditions @ RHS
  • 4/17 - Katie Reeves Community Meeting @ 9:30 am (Milton Branch of Atlanta-Fulton Public Library)
  • 4/18 - Georgia Milestones Testing - Be on time! Charge your laptop!
  • 4/18 - FREE PHYSICAL for RHS Rising-9th Grade Students from 4-6 pm @ RHS Gym
  • 4/18 - Junior MHS Softball ( 6th, 7th, 8th grades) Try-Outs @ 6:30 pm (MHS Softball field)
  • 4/18 - Katha Stuart Mtg @ 6:30 PM at Elkins Pointe (Media Center)
  • 4/19 - RHS Cross Country Meeting @ 6:30 pm (RHS Auditorium)
  • 4/19 - Hembree Runs Wild Packet Pick-up
  • 4/19 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 4/20 - Wear Titan Spiritwear
  • 4/20 - Interact Mtg @ 8:30 am (D-119)
  • 4/20 - RHS Marching Band Drum Major Auditions @ RHS
  • 4/21 - Hembree Runs Wild 5K @ 8 am

Hembree Runs Wild REGISTRATION online now at Active.com



April 16th to 20th

Send a note, token, or gift to:

Dr. Brown, Dr. Bearden, Ms. Ward, and Mr. Rodney Jones


April 18th @ 6:30 pm

Elkins Pointe Middle School

in the Media Center


April 18th from 4-6 pm

in the RHS Gym


April 21 @ 8 AM

Hembree Springs ES

REGISTRATION online now at Active.com



April 29th - Registration at 8 AM & Walk starts @ 9:30 AM

Join Our Team or Donate by clicking on the link:



"A Night in Paris"

May 4th @ 7 pm - 9 pm

Elkins Pointe Atrium & Cafeteria

Ticket Sales:


Dance Food Donations:




May 10th @ 8:30 am & 4:00 pm in the Media Center.

Come to give your input on

our Title I School-wide Program

for the 2018-2019 school year.

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A Message From the Principal

Happy Friday Titans!

This week I counted my "Lucky Stars" as my Titans came back from Spring Break! It was time again to help our Titans shine bright like diamonds in the sky. I had no doubt that our teachers had prepared our students for their best performance!

On Thursday, our Titans "Reached for the Stars" as they embarked upon the Georgia Milestones. Parents, I cannot thank you enough for making sure that your children arrived on time and in tip-top condition for the tests. Out of 1036 students, only twelve students were absent! Please let's have a sweet repeat, and send me your children in the same manner as Thursday!

Great job to all of our Titans on the technology! Our Titans brought their laptops fully charged and ready to test. All phones were turned on airplane mode and it made all the difference. It alleviated the stress on the bandwidth and we did not experience the issues from last year. The testing process was smooth. Thank you to Dr. Brown our testing Commander in Chief! Also, thank you to our Technology Specialists, Cindy Ball, Vani Jacobs, and Trent Stapleton. Thank you to all of our proctors, administrators, and the Connections staff, along with the whole testing team for ensuring we were organized and ready to go! Next week, we will be doing an encore performance on Monday and Wednesday, as our Titans continue the Georgia Milestones Tests!

Speaking of star performances, if you were at the Titans Got Talent showcase, you were in for a treat. A special thank you to Mrs. Georgia Bickel and Mrs. Rodman for your hard work in putting this show together. The opening and closing ensemble acts were spectacular, and the individual acts deserved a standing ovation. It was a pleasure to see our stars up on stage!


Kindra L. Smith, Ed.S


Elkins Pointe Middle School

Home of the Titans!

Celebrate Assistant Principal Week @ EPMS

April 16th - 20th is ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WEEK @ Elkins Pointe! Our APs work so hard for students, teachers, and our principal. They are here are the crack of dawn and they leave late in the evening. So if you are so inclined, it would be lovely to send them an email, note, or even a token. Here are somethings that our APs love!
  • Mr. Rodney Jones loves anything healthy (i.e. healthy snacks like fruit), working out and working on cars.
  • Dr. Bev Brown loves Alabama "Roll-Tide-Roll, sushi, and anything from Disney
  • Ms. Ward loves Starbucks & to snack on cashew nuts, almonds, peanuts, etc
  • Dr. Lorrie Bearden loves anything from Tin Drum, her grandbabies, and Auburn University "War Eagle."
I encourage your child to make them a card or a note maybe using one of the APs favorite things!!
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Smart, Happy, and Connected!

Our Star ⭐ PTA Winner!

Elkins Pointe PTSA wins a membership award from the North Fulton PTA! What an amazing year it has been, with all of our members - parents, students, staff, and teachers. Together we are doing great things!

(Left to right: Treasurer Peggy Jackson, PTSA President Kristin Kelley, Principal Kindra Smith)

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⭐ Reach for the Stars & Shine Like a Diamond in the Sky! 💎

Our Titans were greeted with stars, streamers, and signage to encourage them to “Reach for the Stars” on the Georgia Milestones Writing Assesment!
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⭐ TItans Got Talent - Stars of the Stage! ⭐

The closing number for Titans Got Talent was "You Can't Feel the Music" from the musical "Hairspray!" (see the cast below)
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Here are just a few snippets of our talented Titans! Thank you to Mrs. Bickel and Mrs. Rodman for making this happen. Congratulations to all of our performers and our emcee.
Emcee, Owen Smith, with performers Shyla Chatal, and Olivia Rodman her sister Emory, a Future Titan!
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RHS BAND AUDITIONS - 4/16 to 4/21


✅ Mon. 4/16 & Tue. 4/17 - Percussion Auditions
✅Tues. 4/17 & Wed. 4/18 - Leadership
✅ Wed. 4/18 - FREE PHYSICALS in the RHS Gym
✅ Fri. 4/20 - Drum Major Audions
** RHS FUTURE BANDIES! Please like and follow the Roswell High School Band Page.

⚠️ Carpool Considerations...Parents, Please be Courteous and Safety Conscious ⚠️

Parents, we need you to help us make carpool in the afternoon a safe, seamless, and a satisfying end to the day. Please know that Elkins Pointe staff wishes for the carpool to flow quickly and for students to be safe. We work very hard with our Titans to keep our rules and regulations positive and fair inside the building, and we need our carpool parents to help bring this into the parking lot.

Carpool Rules and Courtesies:

  1. Please stay in cars at ALL TIMES! Staying inside your car speeds things up, and getting out of your car slows things down.
  2. Do NOT pop trunks. This slows the line down. Please have your child enter the cabin of the vehicle with their instrument and backpack.
  3. No skirting the carpool line by parking! When you park and grab your child across the carpool line, this caused disruption to the carpool. This is an unsafe practice. This slows down carpool. It causes students to walk across traffic lanes. This also puts our staff in an awkward situation. This behavior is not considerate to parents following the procedure.
  4. Respect the Kid Zone! Please do not gesture to your child to come down past the safe carpool loading area. Safety and expeditious carpool loading are our goals.
  5. Carpool runs 14 minutes total from the dismissal bell. We realize that parents may arrive as early as 3:15 pm to wait in the carpool line. We ask you to allow 15 more minutes in your waiting time. The carpool line is a necessary part of the procedure.

We only have a few more weeks of school, please help us to make carpool a pleasant end to the day. Thank you for keeping carpool moving, and improving.

Georgia Milestones Testing Schedule

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9th Grade ELA - High School Prep on Monday, April 16th @ 9:05 am

Students taking the 9th-Grade End-of-Course (EOC) Exam on Monday, April 23 will have a bonus review session on Monday, April 16th. Dr. Paperno, Ms. Toner, and Mr. Hardigree will be working on a review session for the 9th Grade End-of-Course Assessments. This is really an extra day of instruction to provide more support and guidance for students in the 9th-grade ELA classes with Mr. Hardigree. Any student completing the scheduled 8th Grade English Language Arts End-of-Grade Assessment will continue in their regular testing environment on Monday, April 16th. 9th-grade ELA students having questions may email Mr. Hardigree.

Online Health & PE Course Info for Rising 9th-Grade Students

Clearing up some confusion on the "Online" Health & PE Courses Info for Rising 9th-Grade Students:

To register your child for a summer online course at the high school level, please contact Mr. WIll Jones at jonesw3@fultonschools.org.


  1. * To register your rising 9th-grader for an online summer course, you MUST contact your middle school guidance counselor for the class to count towards high school credit. If your child registers prior to their promotion from middle school, the counselor needs to APPROVE the summer course. High school summer course registration opened in March 2018.
  2. ** Health must be taken in order for a student to get their drivers license, but not to get a permit. Students must present proof of high school attendance to the DMV to get their permit. To get their license, students must complete Health course which includes all DVM requirements. NOTE: Please research the Georgia Driver License Requirements to make sure your child's online Health class meets all the requirements.
  3. *** PE & HEALTH MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE FOUR YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL. They are high school graduation requirements.


  • The high school Health & PE courses may be taken any semester as a .5 semester class or online during the summer. These .5 credit classes must be taken prior to graduation.
  • Health is a requirement to get a Georgia Drivers License.
  • Parents are responsible for the payment of online summer courses.
  • Health and PE courses which are taken at the high school during the school year are free of charge.

Free Sports Physical for Rising 9th Graders to RHS - 4/18 @ 4-6 PM

FREE Sports Physicals for Roswell High School students on Wednesday, April 18th from 4-6 pm in the RHS Gym.

If your rising high school student plans to do a sport at Roswell High School, this is a great opportunity to get a free physical. It will be good for the full academic year for all sports.

  • Medical clearance for participation in all sports at RHS
  • Bring the GHSA physical form with the history page completed and signed and the concussion awareness form completed and signed
  • These forms can be found on http://www.roswellathletics.org, in the training room, at the front desk, or from your coach.

Project Golden Lining - 4/24 @ 6:30 PM

EPMS Counseling department invites all 8th-grade parents and students out for an evening with the Golden Lining Project for a presentation and open discussion around mental health and mindfulness. The presentation is given by several local high school students.
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8th Grade End of the Year Celebrations

8th Grade Dance...Coming Soon - 5/4

Get ready for "A Night in Paris!" Friday, May 4th is the 8th grade Dance...a Night in Paris! Tickets will be going on sale in less than TWO weeks! Dance permission slips will be distributed soon! Save the Date...Friday, may 4th is the 8th Grade Dance!!

Please sign-up to help with the dance:

Elkins Pointe 8th Grade Graduation Events and Dates:

  • May 4th is the 8th-Grade Dance "A Night in Paris" from 7 - 9 PM in the Elkins Pointe Atrium & Cafeteria. More information to come soon in Titan Talk.
  • May 24th is the 8th-Grade Awards & Promotion Ceremony from 10 AM - 12 PM (Gym)
  • May 24th is the 8th-Grade Luncheon @ 12 - 1 PM (Cafeteria) Students & Teachers Only
  • May 24th is the 8th-Grade Block Party @ 1 pm - 4 PM & 8th-Grade Clap-Out @ 3:45 PM

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Join, Donate, Support Autism Speaks Walk Team - 4/29

Join the Elkins Pointe Autism Speaks Walk Team! The walk is on Sunday, April 29. Registration begins at 8:00 am, but the walk starts at 9:30 am. Our EPMS Team Captian is Elizabeth Coté, Autism Teacher/STAR House Site Director. Click, "Join our team" or "Donate to a team member" http://act.autismspeaks.org/goto/EPMS


Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to get involved or have any questions, please email volunteer@elkinspointeptsa.org.

Things for Sports @ RHS & MHS

MHS Dance Try Outs - Canceled until the Fall

The MHS Dance Team Try-outs next week have been canceled due to not enough participation. The MHS Dance Team will try again in the fall when the 9th graders are actually here! If you have any questions, please contact Diane Petrera Durand, Ed.S, Competition Dance Team and Pep Squad at DurandD@fultonschools.org.

MHS Softball Try-Outs - 4/18 & 4/25

Milton Jr. Lady Eagles Softball is holding their feeder softball tryouts on Wednesday, April 18 and April 25 from 6:30 – 8:00 at Milton High School softball field. Tryouts are open to all rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The feeder team is designed to develop girls that are interested in playing for Milton High School as they come of age. If you have any questions, please email bobforg@bellsouth.net

RHS Cross Country Meeting - 4/19

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MHS Volleyball Try-Outs - 5/2 & 5/3

Information for Rising 9 graders: Milton High School Volleyball Tryouts will be held on May 2-3 2018 from 5 to 7:30 pm at Milton HS gym. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to register.

All Students who wish to try out for Milton volleyball must fill out forms online through Planet High School. Each athlete is required to have a current physical. Please go to the Forms page under the "More" tab for more details (https://www.miltoneaglesvolleyball.com/).


Roswell High School Jr. Hornets Volleyball Program - 5/19

Grades 2nd - 8th grade - All skill levels welcome!
Spring Tryouts:
Sat. May 19th 2pm - 4pm
@ RHS Main Gym
11595 King Rd, Roswell, GA 30075

To register and find out more information
go to: https://www.roswellvolleyball.org/jrhornets
Or Contact: roswellhsvolleyball@gmail.com

About Us: Founded in 2008, the Jr. Hornet feeder program is meant to provide an encouraging positive environment where young athletes can develop their volleyball skills and knowledge from beginner to the highest level they are able in an organized Volleyball Program.

Chad H.

Cobb Atlanta VBC 12-2 Head Coach / Functional Lead / Player Council Advisor

Roswell High School Feeder Program Head Coach

“Just when they think they got you game, set, match... here comes the comeback!!!"


Camp Invention

This is a great opportunity for students to work with experienced Camp Instructors to be a positive mentor and coach, encourage and inspire children to push the limits of their imagination, collaborate, and ignite team spirit and fun. At the end, each CIT will receive program certification and an official recommendation letter.

Here’s a brief description of Camp Invention and all the adventures that it entails:

Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward!

A nonprofit program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork – all while having FUN! Activities include challenges and achievements from the brightest thinkers around—National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees – to inspire children! This year, campers will bring their “smart” home to life with smart furniture and eco-smart energy, design a robotic dog and diagnose puppy problems, explore sensors by designing tracks for an Optibot, a robot that senses dark and light surfaces, and builds Cake Catapults! Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that allow children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up.

Early registration discounts are available. Visit campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to register.

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Fulton County Model Water Tower Competition - Register by 4/30

Space is limited so call today to reserve a spot for your school! Schools will be admitted on a first come, first served basis and RSVPs must be in by Monday, April 30th. For more information or to reserve your spot, please contact Amy Warnock at (404) 612-8006 or email amy.warnock@fultoncountyga.gov
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Fulton County Weather Updates

Fulton County Schools (FCS) recommends staying tuned in to their website, FCS social media accounts, and local news media for updates.

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