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There's always something exciting happening at Marietta Public Schools, and we want to help you stay informed and involved. We will update this page regularly with important district announcements and news. Please check back often!

Resource Officer Brings Enthusiasm and Experience to Position

officer with studentsMarietta Public Schools has a new resource officer, but he is not new to the area or the profession. Brett Harris has been on the job just a few days, but he is already making an impact in his workplace.

“Officer Harris has made a positive impact on the students as they are asking about him daily,” said Elementary Principal Dana McMillin. “You know you have made a difference when students are excited to see you!”

Spend five minutes in a room with Harris and a bunch of kids and it is obvious they love him. He is a kid magnet. “I love working with the younger kids,” Harris said. “I like to be in their building to welcome them in the mornings. “I get lots of hugs, and this morning I even got a gift!”

And if the kids love him, he and the grown ups he works with have a mutual admiration society of epic proportion.

Check out the full article by Joani Hartin to learn more about Officer Harris.

You’ve Got What in Your Backpack?

dog on a couchGenerally, when one hears the word contraband they think of items smuggled into a jail or prison, but for our purposes, contraband is just having something that is somewhere it really should not be. For instance, you would not believe the things that elementary kids bring to school.

You thought lockers and backpacks were just for books and pencils? Well think again, because according to their teachers, students sometimes use them to store things that are a little more exciting than school supplies, like weenie dog puppies. And yes, that really happened. 

One teacher tells the story of a student who was found on the playground at recess collecting grasshoppers and crickets.

For more on this story, please check out the full article by Joani Hartin.

Board Approves Bidding on STEM/Administration Facility

At Marietta Public Schools’ regularly scheduled meeting of the board of education on Monday, February 4, 2019, the board voted to begin the bidding process on a new facility which will house STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) classrooms and administration offices. The building funds will pay for the facility. For more information, please read the entirety of the bidding process article by Joani Hartin.

Indian Cross Country Runners Sign Letters of Intent

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, two members of the Marietta Indians State Championship Cross Country team signed letters of intent to pursue their sport in college. For more information, check out Joani Hartin's letters of intent article on Chase Waterhouse and Preston Whisenhunt.

Cross Country team members sign letter of intent
Indians Win Big at Tish Tourney

Indians Win Big at Tish Tourney
By Joani Hartin  - Public Information Officer 

The 13th ranked Marietta Indians strung together three bin wins over the weekend to take top honors in the Tishomingo Tournament. On Thursday, January 24 the Indians faced the Pauls Valley Panthers in the first round of play. After four full quarters of close play, the score was tied at 46, forcing the contest into overtime. 

Please take a moment to read the full article on the Indians.