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Eat out, raise money, help kids

Eat out, raise money, help kids

MARIETTA, Ga. -- You can do your part this week to curb Georgia's high school dropout rate. All you need to do is eat at one of your favorite restaurants.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, proceeds from restaurants across the state will be donated to Communities in Schools of Georgia, an organization that encourages young people to complete their education and succeed in life.

The sixth annual Dine Out for Kids event hopes to exceed last year's total of $30,000 for children in the state.

Communities in Schools, which has chapters across the country, provides mentoring and after-school services, including parent education, literacy programs and youth leadership opportunities.

Participating Dine Out for Kids restaurants in Cobb County include:

Kennesaw Mountain HS to host carnival, blood drive

Kennesaw Mountain HS to host carnival, blood drive

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw Mountain High School will host a summer carnival and blood drive this weekend.

The carnival is designed to bring all members of the KMHS community together at the beginning of the new school. It is sponsored by the school PTSA and will raise money for Shop with a Mustang, an annual program that provides necessities for students whose families are struggling.

LifeSouth will be at the carnival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to take attendees' blood donations. Anyone who gives will be entered into a drawing to win a digital camera.

Kennesaw Mountain High is located at 1898 Due West Road.

Tips for Kindergarten Parents

Tips for Kindergarten Parents

Where did the time go? Wasn't it yesterday that you brought the baby home from the hospital? It's back to school time again and for those sending a child to kindergarten, it can be quite emotional... for parents anyway. Kindergarten is a special time and you'll begin seeing pay off on your hard work over the past 5 years. For most this will be the first full school day, the first year to ride the school bus, the first year to have homework, and the first year when peer influences begin to play a role.

Hebrew School Open Enrollment Begins

Hebrew School Open Enrollment Begins

 

The Chabad Jewish Center serving Cherokee County and Northwest Cobb has announced their open enrollment period has started for Hebrew School Enrollment. Walking through the halls, you can hear the sounds of lively discussion, of singing, laughter and prayer. 
 

Chabad Hebrew School is an innovative Jewish educational program.  At CHS, families of all affiliations and backgrounds feel comfortable and welcomed.

KSU to host Career Training Expo

KSU to host Career Training Expo

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw State University will host a Career Training Expo this week for anyone interested in pursuing an advanced degree.

The expo will be held Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at KSU Center.

Highlights will include a profile of the professional certificate programs that KSU offers and a free class called "The WoW! Interview."

Visit ksuexpo.com to learn more or to register. Those who sign up will receive a 5% discount off a future class.

KSU Center is located at 3333 Busbee Drive in Kennesaw.

When does the school year begin?

When does the school year begin?

ATLANTA -- Summer break is coming to a close for many Atlanta-area students.

In fact, three Atlanta elementary schools -- Boyd, Centennial and Hutchinson -- are already back in session; the year-round schools began the 2012-13 calendar on July 10.

The remainder of metro Atlanta's school districts will open their doors a little later.

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The first day of school for Cobb County is Monday, Aug. 13. Students in Marietta City Schools will return to the classroom on Thursday, Aug. 9.

Other start dates include:

Tools 4 School

Tools 4 School

ATLANTA -- Can you believe it’s just a few short weeks before the school bus will be rounding the block again?

Act Together Ministries needs your help to collect school supplies for children in need in five north metro counties: Forsyth, N Fulton, Cobb, Cherokee, and Gwinnett. With your help, we will set up our 4th annual school supply “store” that allows children the opportunity to shop for their own school supplies. The children love picking out their favorite color backpack, selecting pencils with a preferred cartoon character, and getting the exact items listed on their school supply list. Parents in our program contribute $5 toward the event so that they have the honor of taking ownership. No one wants to wait in a hand out line and be labeled “Needy.” In addition to receiving school supplies, the children get haircuts, medical/dental screening, lunch, and enjoy crafts, games and other fun activities.