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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Principal’s Corner

Dear Allatoona High School Community,

As we move into the final twelve weeks of the school year, I would like to encourage parents to keep their children focused on being the best students they can be every day.  Let’s work together to motivate students to be intentional learners for the remainder of the year.

The Allatoona staff is committed to working diligently over the next twelve weeks to provide students every opportunity to be successful in the classroom.  Our expectations, both in and out of the classroom, will remain high for every student at Allatoona High School.  Our outstanding teaching staff will offer many opportunities for enrichment as well as preparation for end of course exams and finals as we move toward the end of the semester.

For our seniors, the next few weeks will be the beginning of the end of their high school careers.  I would like to encourage each senior parent to take an active role to ensure that all of our seniors work hard, make good decisions, and finish strong.

For our underclassmen, we will begin the process of building our master schedule for the 2018 – 2019 school year, which will be based on the class selections made by our students in the next few weeks. Students will have the opportunity to review those selections in the coming weeks as part of our registration process.

Please see our website for additional information, and feel free to contact the school with specific questions or concerns.


John Kelly Signature


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