Monthly Archives: October 2010

Donations needed for Renaissance

Dear Tapp Parents,

Donations of individually wrapped candy are needed for the the Tapp Renaissance celebration for our "A" and " A "and "B "Honor Roll Students. Please bring any donations to the front office or take them to Ms. Wilson-Whyte's room, #711. We would like all donations to be received by Tuesday, November 9th so we have time to put goodie bags together for the celebration.

Thank you!

Tapp PTSA

Tapp – Box Tops and More

Hello Tapp Tiger Parents!  We are into our second 9 weeks and time is flying by quickly.  Thank you to all who have given time to help at school so far this year.  We really appreciate your help.  For those of you who are still interested in helping at school please call the front office and let them know when you are available.  I know it is extremely hard for many to help at the school itself  but there are many ways you can help from home!!

Please send in BOX TOPS for education coupons.  A lot of  people I have talked to thought middle school did not collect them.  WE DO!  Also visit the Box Tops website at www.boxtops4education.com to see how our school is doing and for great coupons on products that have box tops!

CAMPBELL LABELS are also being collected and are found on more than soup!

Again this year is the JUICE POUCH collection.  Any juice pouch  (not juice boxes)  from any company can earn our school money!  Please remove straw and cut off top of pouch then place in plastic bag or baggie.  There is a receptacle for pouches at the front door next to the office and in the cafeteria.

Another way to help support Tapp is to bring in your aluminum cans, newspapers and magazines and place them in the bins outside of school in the car pool lane.  Plastic bottles are also being recycled in the cafeteria.

Ninety Percent of Cobb Schools Make AYP Following Summer Testing

Ninety Percent of Cobb Schools
Make AYP Following Summer Testing
Four More Schools Make Adequate Progress

Four additional Cobb County schools have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) following summer testing, according to reports released by the Georgia Department of Education. The addition of Powder Springs Elementary, Acworth Intermediate, Riverside Intermediate and Tapp Middle schools means that 90 percent of Cobb schools (99 of 110) made AYP for 2010, up from 86 percent when the initial reports were released in July. Tapp Middle School made adequate progress for the second consecutive year, becoming the fourth Cobb school to be removed from ‘Needs Improvement’ status in 2010.

At the elementary level, 99 percent of schools (67 of 68) met standards for adequate progress. Eighty-eight (88) percent of Cobb middle schools (22 of 25) made AYP, with six schools having exited ‘Needs Improvement’ status since 2009. The performance of specific student subgroups, especially in Mathematics, has caused six of Cobb’s 16 high schools to fall short of AYP standards, including Campbell, Kell, McEachern, Osborne, Pebblebrook and South Cobb. Overall, just four of 110 Cobb schools remain in ‘Needs Improvement’ status.

The Georgia Department of Education provides updated AYP status and information for schools after CRCT retests (for elementary and middle) and summer graduates (for high school) are factored in.

NOTE: The state Department of Education will show a different total for AYP schools in Cobb County because the state requires four schools not under Cobb County School District management to be included with CCSD’s AYP results. Two schools, the Devereux Center and the Imagine International Academy of Mableton, did not make AYP. Two other schools, Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy and Imagine International Academy of Smyrna, did make AYP. Also included in the state’s totals is Oakwood Open Campus High School, which did not make AYP and was restructured for the 2010-2011.

Red Ribbon Week

The Red Ribbon Week Poster and Poetry Contest has 6 winners.  

  • 1st place for both best poster and best poem is a $15 gift certificate, PTSA dance pass and goody bag. 
  • 2nd place for each category is a $10 gift certificate, PTSA dance pass and goody bag. 
  • 3rd place is a $5 gift certificate, PTSA dance pass and goody bag. 

There is no specific theme this year we just want to know why the student feels it is important to live drug free.  All entries need to be in the office by Wed Oct 20 so winners can be displayed during RRW.