Communications Archive

The Communications Archive will host all past email blast and robocalls for ongoing reference throughout the school year.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Attention Buccaneer Fans:

This Friday, December 6th, the Allatoona football team will travel to Richmond Hill High School for a semi-final football game. Presale tickets are available at the school through Thursday, December 5th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $13 for students and $15 for adults. Allatoona students only are available to purchase student tickets, and they are limited to one ticket per student. Adult tickets may be purchased in the front office.

In anticipation of the trip to Richmond Hill, students who miss 3rd and 4th block on Friday, and attend the game, will be able to miss their classes and it not affect the exam exemption for 3rd and 4th blocks. They must sign in with Coach Hansen upon arrival at Richmond Hill in order to qualify.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Allatoona will play Hapeville Charter on Friday, October 18 at Tri-Cities Stadium, located at 2575 Harris Street, East Point, GA  30344.

Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 14, 2019

We are looking for 1 additional member to serve on our School Council.  If you are an Allatoona parent and also a member of our business community, you are eligible to serve.  Please complete the nomination form that is attached if you or someone you know is interested.  Forms need to be returned to Jennifer Cappelen, the school secretary, by Monday October 21st.  Thank you!

Form BBFA-4 Nomination Form

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Registration for Thanks for Giving and Cobb Christmas will be Tuesday, October 15, and Wednesday, October 16, at the Cobb County Civic Center.  Please see attached flyer for additional information.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Registration for Thanks for Giving and Cobb Christmas will be Tuesday, October 15, and Wednesday, October 16, at the Cobb County Civic Center.  Please see attached flyer for additional information.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Dear Allatoona Parents,

Cobb County is pleased to be offering a Naviance Family Information Session on Thursday, October 17th from 7-8pm in the McEachern High School Cafeteria. We invite you to join us to learn more about this new program and how it can be used to help support your student as they prepare for the future. Please see the attachments for a map and additional information.

Thank you!

Allatoona Counseling

McEachern Map
Naviance Family Session Flyer

Monday, October 7, 2019

Allatoona Community:

Each year we recognize an individual who has contributed to Allatoona High School and has made or is making a positive impact.  This award is the Scott Bursmith Impact Award, named for our school’s first principal.  We want to recognize one who serves the students of Allatoona High School offering their time to ensure our students have an outstanding experience here and who models the established vision for service and excellence.   Allatoona High School would not be the successful school we know today without the work of many volunteers.

Please go to our school website to make a nomination for recognition this year at the last regular season football game.

http://allatoonabucs.com/scott-bursmith-impact-award/

Thank you!

Candace Wilkes, Principal

Friday, October 4, 2019

We are looking for 1 additional member to serve on our School Council.  If you are an Allatoona parent and also a member of our business community, you are eligible to serve.  Please complete the nomination form that is attached if you or someone you know is interested.  Forms need to be returned to Jennifer Cappelen, the school secretary, by Monday October 21st.  Thank you!

Form BBFA-4 Nomination Form

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Early Checkouts for HOMECOMING PEP RALLY Friday, October 4th:

  • Notes MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING/EMAIL NO LATER THAN 4 HRS BEFORE CHECKOUT TIME!
  • PRE-ARRANGED CHECKOUTS are preferred to Theresa.bennett@cobbk12.org
  • When you prearrange a checkout – you do not need to come in!
  • If you know your student needs to checkout early on Friday, DON’T WAIT – SEND IT IN NOW!
  • WALK-IN CHECKOUTS END PROMPTLY at 2:15
  • PRE-ARRANGED CHECKOUTS ONLY 2:15-3:15
  • No Checkouts Are Ever Allowed By Phone

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Allatoona Community:

Each year we recognize an individual who has contributed to Allatoona High School and has made or is making a positive impact.  This award is the Scott Bursmith Impact Award, named for our school’s first principal.  We want to recognize one who serves the students of Allatoona High School offering their time to ensure our students have an outstanding experience here and who models the established vision for service and excellence.   Allatoona High School would not be the successful school we know today without the work of many volunteers.

Please go to our school website to make a nomination for recognition this year at the last regular season football game.

http://allatoonabucs.com/scott-bursmith-impact-award/

Thank you!

Candace Wilkes, Principal

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Dear Allatoona Parents,

Cobb County is pleased to be offering a Naviance Family Information Session on Thursday, October 17th from 7-8pm in the McEachern High School Cafeteria. We invite you to join us to learn more about this new program and how it can be used to help support your student as they prepare for the future. Please see the attachments for a map and additional information.

Thank you!

Allatoona Counseling

McEachern Map
Naviance Family Session Flyer

Friday, September 13, 2019

Don’t miss this great opportunity to share in this great event with your daughter(s) and son(s)!!

Please RSVP using the following link, https://allprodadsday.com/chapters/11114 so we know how many chicken biscuits to order.

Remember: These events are what we make of them and the first step is to sign up to attend them.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Thanks,
Noel Kierans.
Lead “All Pro Dad”

Friday, August 16, 2019

Parents, we are off to a great start this school year!  Please join us on Tuesday August 20th for our Fall PTSA Open House from 6:30 to 8 PM.  We will begin in the Theater with the following agenda:

6:30-6:45 Welcome/Open House Directions/PTSA Meeting

6:55-7:10 Homeroom:  2019-20 Information and schedule distribution

7:10-8:00 Drop in to teacher’s classrooms at your leisure

Optional- Meetings to support parents of 9th, 10th & 11th graders

7:30       9th/10th informational meeting w/counselors in Theater

7:30       11th informational meeting in Cafeteria

 

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Dear Community Members:

Please be aware our track resurfacing project continues. The first 2 days of school, a major portion of the project will be taking place in the stadium.  This will cause our stadium lot, where many parents pick up students, to be closed.  We encourage you to have your child ride the bus these first few days. We will continue to update you on the progress of the stadium work and its impact on our campus traffic.

Thank you,

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

PARKING APPLICATIONS AND MONEY WILL BE ACCEPTED BY MRS. SPURLOCK ON THESE DAYS AND TIMES ONLY:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24           9:30 – 11:30 AM

1:00 – 3:00 PM

THURSDAY, JULY 25               9:00 – 11:30 AM

1:00 – 3:00 PM

FRIDAY, JULY 26                      9:00 – 11:30 AM

1:00 – 3:00 PM

MONDAY, JULY 29                  1:00 – 3:00 PM

TUESDAY, JULY 30                    BUC BASH

9:00 – 11:30 AM

1:00 – 3:00 PM

You MUST turn in your paperwork directly to Mrs. Spurlock in ADMIN. 2 in order to receive a parking decal.  DO NOT leave your application in the front office.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hey Guys:

It’s time to RSVP for our last All Pro Dad event of the year.

Please join us on Friday, May 17 at 7am in Room 1406. We will welcome our new All Pro Dad Team Captain, Noel Kierens and our new Family Engagement Committee Chairman Jorge Alonso. Please come and help us celebrate your kid(s) and have a great breakfast.

Please RSVP by clicking (or copy / paste) this link and following the link to the May 17 event. https://allprodadsday.com/chapters/11114

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, Brix on Main will not be able to cater our breakfast on Friday. They will, however, still be sponsoring the event. Never fear… We will still have chicken biscuits, coffee, milk and juice as usual.

We need YOU to be there…
If you have any questions, please call 678-859-6139.

We are still looking for job leads for graduating Allatoona seniors. If you know anyone that is hiring, please email: kschumacher@bellsouth.net.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Good Afternoon Allatoona Families,

Please see the attached memo containing important information regarding Final Exams, Dismissal Procedures and Certificates of Enrollment.

Thank you!

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hey Guys:

It’s time to RSVP for our last All Pro Dad event of the year. Our breakfast will be sponsored and catered by Brix on Main so it will be well worth the effort to attend. Please join us on Friday, May 17 at 7am in Room 1406. We will welcome our new All Pro Dad Team Captain, Noel Kierens and our new Family Engagement Committee Chairman Jorge Alonso. Please come and help us celebrate your kid(s) and have a great breakfast.
Please RSVP by clicking (or copy / paste) this link and following the link to the May 17 event. https://allprodadsday.com/chapters/11114
We need YOU to be there…
If you have any questions, please call 678-859-6139.

We are still looking for job leads for graduating Allatoona seniors. If you know anyone that is hiring, please email: kschumacher@bellsouth.net.

Monday, May 6, 2019

May 3, 2019

Dear Parents,

We are quickly approaching the end of the 2018 – 2019 school year, and it is an exciting time for many students. The end of the year brings exams, playoff games, and graduation. Allatoona High School is a special place to be, and I am thankful for my first year as principal here. As we wrap up this school year, there are a few reminders I wanted to share with you.

The exam schedules for seniors and underclassmen have been posted on our website and sent out via email blasts. Please pay careful attention to our attendance policies on those days. No student may take an exam early without prior approval from administration, and we do not allow checkouts on those days unless it is an emergency. These policies are in place to support the success of all of our students, and I appreciate your support in this.

Graduation will take place at 9:00 AM on Friday, May 24, 2019, in the Allatoona High School Stadium. All information on graduation can be found on the Allatoona website under Quick Links. In the event of weather issues, we will communicate alternate plans as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Looking forward to next year, parking applications are currently available on the website, and these will be accepted as early as May 13, 2019. Complete information can be found on the first page of the application. Our annual Buc Bash is scheduled for July 30th. We will welcome freshmen and their parents to campus at 9:00 AM, and our upper classmen in the afternoon. Please visit our web site over the summer for updates about the upcoming school year.

I look forward to a successful last couple of weeks of this school year. I am proud of all of our Buccaneers and thankful to once again be a part of Buc Nation. Thank you for your warm welcome this school year!

Sincerely,

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Candace Wilkes, Ed.S.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Good Afternoon Allatoona Families,

Please see the attached memo containing important information regarding Final Exams, Dismissal Procedures and Certificates of Enrollment.

Thank you!

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Good evening Allatoona Families!

This morning, during our regular morning announcements, students watched a district-created video with information on what to do during a Code Red situation.  The video was produced by CCSD and can be viewed at www.cobbshield.com  or by clicking this link.   Students were asked to discuss the video with their parents.  If you have any questions, I encourage you to take a few minutes to watch this video and view the content on the website.

Thank you for your continued support!

Mrs. Candace Wilkes

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hi Guys!:

Mark your calendar now (before you forget…) We will be meeting for breakfast at 7 am on March 15 in Room 1406. Chicken biscuits, coffee, milk and juice are being provided.

Please RSVP at allprodadsday.com/chapters/11114

Monday, January 21, 2019

Spring Open House will take place on Thursday, January 24th, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  Parents will have the opportunity to drop in and visit with any of their student’s teachers during that time.

Student schedules are available in ParentVue.

Wednesday, January 18, 2019

Buccaneer DADS:

Please plan to join your student(s) and other dads for breakfast on Friday, January 18 from 7 to 8 AM in Room #1406 (near the cafeteria).

It’s a great chance to bond with your student and other dads! You’ve got to eat breakfast anyway, why not do it with us?

This month’s event is sponsored by Cobb EMC.

Parking is available in the front of the school or on the stadium side of the building.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE STUDENT PARKING LOT ON THE CAFETERIA SIDE OF THE BUILDING!

PLEASE RSVP: https://allprodadsday.com/chapters/11114

If you have not completed the Buccaneer Dads Survey, please take just 6 minutes to do so:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JKWCDLJ

Thank you!

Keith Schumacher

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Spring Open House will take place on Thursday, January 24th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  Parents will have the opportunity to drop in and visit with any of their students’ teachers during that time.

Student schedules are available in ParentVue.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Buccaneer DADS:

Please plan to join your student(s) and other dads for breakfast on Friday, January 18 from 7 AM to 8 AM in Room #1406 (near the cafeteria).

It’s a great chance to bond with your student and other dads! You’ve got to eat breakfast anyway, why not do it with us?

This month’s event is sponsored by Cobb EMC.

Parking is available in the front of the school or on the stadium side of the building.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE STUDENT PARKING LOT ON THE CAFETERIA SIDE OF THE BUILDING!

PLEASE RSVP: http://allprodadsday.com/chapters/11114

If you have not completed the Buccaneer Dads Survey, please take just 6 minutes to do so:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JKWCDLJ

Thank you!

Keith Schumacher

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Final Exam 2018 Fall

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Pleaes mark your calendars for our next All Pro Dads Meeting on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7AM, Room 1406.

The RSVPs are open at www.allprodadsday.com/chapters/11114.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Pleaes mark your calendars for our next All Pro Dads Meeting on Friday, November 16, 2018, at 7:00 AM in Room 1406.

The RSVPs are open at www.allprodadsday.com/chapters/11114.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Pleaes mark your calendars for our next All Pro Dads Meeting on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7AM, location TBD.

The RSVPs are open at www.allprodadsday.com/chapters/11114.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Cedarcrest Church will be providing Thanksgiving meals to selected families of students at Allatoona High School through our program, Project Thanksgiving. Information on how to receive assistance is outlined below. Please follow the instructions carefully, we cannot guarantee your meal unless you provide all information as requested.

Online registration begins on October 22, 2018. Visit us on the web at www.cedarcrestchurch.com/thanksgiving. Here you will be asked to enter the following information:

  •  Your full name
  •  Check Allatoona High School as your school affiliation
  •  Your physical address, including Lot or Apt. Numbers
  •  Your email address
  •  Your cell phone number
  •  A secondary cell phone number in case we cannot reach you
  •  If you prefer delivery or pick-up of your meal

The deadline to submit your request is Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 12:00 midnight.

**Meals will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.**

  • You will be able to select delivery or pick up for your meal. Deliveries will be made on Tuesday, November 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m ONLY. Delivery will NOT be available during any other time. If you are not home during your delivery time, or if you do not arrive for pick up by 8:00 p.m., your gift will be offered to another family on our waiting list. Please schedule your evening accordingly.
  • You will receive a confirmation via email that your meal has been reserved. We do have a maximum number of requests that we can offer this year, so unless you receive an email confirmation, your meal is not confirmed.
  •  Each meal includes the following items: turkey, dressing, two sides, rolls, pumpkin pie and one gallon of sweet tea

Gifts are only available to families who receive a letter from Allatoona High School. We are limiting our gifts this year to one gift per household, unless you contact the church prior to November 11.

Monday, October 22, 2018

What:  Student Safety Town Hall Meeting

Where:  Lassiter Concert Hall  2601 Shallowford Rd. Marietta, GA 30066

When:  October 25, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

RSVP Today!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Allatoona Holiday Assistance Program

We are currently organizing our Holiday Assistance program.

If your family is in need of assistance for the holidays please contact Dawn Neely (School Counselor) at dawn.neely@cobbk12.org by Friday, November 9th. All assistance will be handled confidentially.

** If we have assisted your family in the past, we are asking that you seek assistance through The Center for Family Resources. This will allow us to spread our resources and assist other families. I have attached the flyer and the registration dates are next week. If other options become available, we will forward that information to you as well.

WANT TO HELP: Keep an eye out for an email with information on how you can sponsor a child or family by purchasing a gift or donating a gift card. My plan is to get this out before Thanksgiving Break.  

Thanks in advance,

File attachments:
Cobb Christmas.pdf

Friday, October 19, 2018

Allatoona High School is partnering with Disaster Relief Alliance (there are too many individual businesses to try and list) to provide assistance to those currently suffering by damage/loss caused by Hurricane Michael just north of Panama City Beach.  Items should be delivered before or after school to room 2215 or to Michael Taylor in room 1211 (Mrs. Ody’s room). Donation deadline is Tuesday, October 23rd.

Specific Items of need as requested by the receiving group:

*cases of Powerade or Gatorade

*bottled water

*flash lights, batteries (power is expected to be out for another month)

*heavy work gloves

*new blankets (people are living in schools/shelters)

*new pillows                    “                           “

*cleaning wipes, baby wipes

*any baby supplies

*Lowes & Home Depot gift cards

*BIG ticket wish list:  small generators for families with special needs circumstances

Thank you!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A message from ALLATOONA HIGH SCHOOL

ATTENTION BUCCANEER DADS!!!

Please plan to join your student(s) for our first All Pro Dads Day Breakfast.

Friday, October 19 – 7-8am – Room 1406 (Near Cafeteria)

You may order Chick-Fil-A biscuit for $2.50 or BYO-Breakfast.

Grandfathers, uncles or any significant male role model is welcome!

PLEASE RSVPhttps://allprodadsday.com/chapters/11114

Thursday, October 11, 2018

ATTENTION BUCCANEER DADS!!!

Yes, DAD – this is for YOU!

Please plan to join your student(s) for our first All Pro Dads Day Breakfast.

Friday, October 19 – 7-8am – Room 1406 (Near Cafeteria)

Cafeteria Breakfast $2 for Dad and $1.50 for student.

You may also order Chick-Fil-A biscuit for $2.50 or BYO-Breakfast.

PLEASE RSVPhttps://allprodadsday.com/chapters/11114

Monday, August 27, 2018

We often talk about student safety being our first priority at Allatoona, students have to be safe before they can learn. Student safety in the Cobb County School District means taking every precaution to keep students safe and today was an opportunity to do exactly that. Administrators learned of a false rumor which indicated the possibility of a student being on campus with a weapon. After a thorough investigation, it was verified that no weapon was on campus at any time. It is important to me that you know all students on campus were safe and instruction was minimally interrupted for a brief period of time.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Allatoona Families,

Please join us Tuesday, August 21st, for Open House from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. The evening will begin with a PTSA meeting in the theater at 6:30 PM. Parents should report to their child’s homeroom at 7:00 PM to receive a copy of their student’s schedule. Parents will then be dismissed from homeroom and have the opportunity to follow their student’s schedule, meet all of his or her teachers and learn more about the year ahead. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you next week!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Beginning October 1st, we will be serving a full breakfast at Allatoona from 7:45 – 8:10 a.m.  to include a variety of hot and cold entrees, juices and milk every morning.  Please refer to the attachment to see the delicious and nutritious meals being offered to your students.

We are looking forward to serving your children, knowing that proper nutrition leads to lifelong learning.  Please feel free to contact Mrs. Friedrich our Cafe manager with any questions,

770-975-6503 ext 701050.

Thank you!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Allatoona Families,

Please join us Tuesday, August 21st for Open House from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. The evening will begin with a PTSA meeting in the theater at 6:30 PM. Parents should report to their child’s homeroom at 7:00 PM to receive a copy of their student’s schedule. Parents will then be dismissed from homeroom and have the opportunity to follow their student’s schedule, meet all of his or her teachers, and learn more about the year ahead. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you next week!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Yearbook Picture Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, August 7th, for 9th – 11th graders.  Online ordering is available on the AHS website.

Student drivers need to purchase their parking decal from Mrs. Spurlock in Admin 2 before or after school.  Ticketing will begin Wednesday, August 8th.

Lockers are available at no cost for any students wishing to request one.  Students should see Mrs. Plemons before or after school in Admin 4.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Parents,

We are excited to begin another school year at Allatoona High School.  Please be aware that Allatoona students registered for the ENTIRE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR at one time during the Spring registration period.  Our goal is to make the registration process as smooth as possible.  One way we do that is by building the master schedule and hiring staff based on all of the Spring student requests for courses during the registration window.  Since the master schedule is based entirely upon initial student registrations, it is essential that students remain in the courses which were requested and placed on their schedule.  Schedule changes at this time are not possible, unless it is determined that the academic placement is not apropriate.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.  We look forward to working with your student throughout the year.

Candace Wilkes

Principal

Friday, July 27, 2018

Parents, as we plan for the start of the year, dismissal traffic at AHS is a challenge.  We encourage you to have your child ride the bus on the first day.  If you do pick up your child at dismissal, please refrain from sitting in the car line that blocks the student lot.  Instead, please park in the stadium lot to collect your car rider.  This will allow us to quickly exit student drivers off campus at the traffic light.  Thank you!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Just a reminder, our annual back to school “BUC BASH” will take place Monday, July 30, 2018.

Our program will begin at 9:00 for all incoming 9th grade and new to Allatoona students and parents.

The afternoon session for upperclassmen includes Schedule Distribution and Pre-Sale Exposition (parking, yearbook, class dues, all sport passes) for all upperclassmen and will follow the schedule below:

Seniors 1:00-2:00

Juniors 2:00-3:00

Sophomores 3:00-3:45

We look forward to seeing all of our Bucs next Monday!