Principal’s Corner

Dear Allatoona High School Community,

It is hard to believe we are entering the last month of the 2018 – 2019 school year.  As we transition into May, please be reminded that it is also a very important time academically for your son or daughter.  These last few weeks are a crucial time of year when students must continue to apply themselves academically and make their education a priority. Our teachers and staff are committed to working very hard, as they have all semester, to ensure that your son or daughter has every opportunity to be successful as the semester comes to a close.

As the end of the semester approaches, please be reminded that our testing season will soon be under way with EOCs, EOPAs, SLOs, and AP tests.  This testing season plays a large part in the academic success of all of our students and our school as a whole, so please support your son or daughter as we navigate through the final month of school, standardized testing, and final exams.

Final Exams will take place following the schedule below.  All students are expected to attend school and complete their final exams during the scheduled times.

Thanks for your support, and GO BUCS!

SENIOR EXAM SCHEDULE (Following Regular Bell Schedule)

Wednesday, May 16:  3rd and 4th Block Exams (Regular Class Schedule)

Thursday, May 17:  1st and 2nd Block Exams

(Mandatory Senior Meeting in theater after 2nd Block Exam/Yearbook distribution)


Tuesday, May 22:
8:20-9:55 1st Block Exam
10:00-11:30 2nd Block Exam
Early Dismissal at 11:30 AM for ALL students.

Wednesday, May 23:
8:20-9:55 3rd Block Exam
10:00-11:30     4th Block Exam
Early Dismissal at 11:30 AM for ALL students


John Kelly Signature

April 19, 2018

Dear Allatoona Community,

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to you.  To start, it is an honor to be named the new principal for the upcoming school year.  I have worked for twenty-two years in the west Cobb community, and had the pleasure of opening Allatoona High School in 2008 as a member of the first administrative team.  I know firsthand the tradition of excellence that has been established at Allatoona High School, and my goal is to continue to lead the Buc Nation to success.  I encourage parent, faculty, and community involvement so that together we can work to ensure the success of our students in any endeavor they seek.  I am excited about beginning the new school year and looking forward to meeting the students, staff, parents and community members.  I plan to spend the first months getting to know the stakeholders and developing relationships.

My focus as the principal is always to keep students at the center of my decision making process.  A student’s education should encompass a variety of learning experiences, which include high quality instruction along with challenging learning tasks, and opportunities to gain the skills to function socially and emotionally as they grow into adults. I am committed to providing opportunities for students to gain leadership skills and achieve their academic goals so that they are equipped to meet the demands for the next steps in their journey.

I believe that effective communication between the school and home is an essential element for success.  Please feel free to contact me with questions or just to introduce yourself.  Working together as a school community enriches your child’s educational experiences. I look forward to meeting you in the coming months.


Candace Wilkes

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