Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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Tuesday, February 5
Wednesday is national signing day, the annual tradition when top high school athletes reveal their college picks. With your help, West Cobb Patch wants to share the moments when these seniors from Harrison, Hillgrove or McEachern high schools announce their college destinations. You have a couple of options: Let the national signing day frenzy begin.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Students helped the area nonprofit separate through mounds of clothing during the holiday season.
Monday, January 14
Article courtesy Kim Rogers and Paul Eubanks. Dec. 15,, the McEachern Robotics Team gave back to the community by helping out at Must Ministries Donation Center. Must Ministries furnishes food, clothing and basic living essentials to people that need them. The McEachern Robotics Team was astounded by what they saw. Vivian Evans, a member, said, “It’s like the Kennesaw Mountain made out of clothes!” There were piles and piles of clothing everywhere. Wendy Booth, the director, took us through instructions and safety procedures. Once they got inside the actual warehouse, she showed us how to get things done. She made sure we had on our gloves, and then we got busy. The Robotics Team separated through mounds of clothing. There were certain …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
An OSHA-led class at Kennesaw State University taught students basic procedures on how to handle machinery, chemicals and dealing with injuries in the workshop.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The 19 McEachern Robotics Team members took the first step toward competing this year by attending Kennesaw State University’s safety class and getting certified by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. Before any of the students get near building robots, the safety class was mandatory to participate. The class practiced the basic safety procedures on how to handle machinery, chemicals and dealing with injuries in the workshop. Instructors emphasized the lack of knowledge of dangerous equipment and shed light on the huge job opportunities that use the same type of machines and tools. In an activity to recognize the hazards in their own classroom, the students created a replica of the classroom and labeled all of the hazards …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The top-seeded Indians will host Colquitt County, while Hillgrove will travel to South Georgia to face Camden County.
After a tight, eventful game against one another to wrap up the regular season Friday, McEachern and Hillgrove will begin their playoff journeys this week. The top-seeded Indians (8-2 and 8-0 in Region 4-6A) will host Colquitt County on Friday at 7:30 p.m. All first-round playoff tickets are $10. The Packers (7-3) average 27.9 on offense this season, and their defense has held opponents to 16.5, according to Scout.com. Meanwhile, those numbers are 37.9 and 23.5, respectively, for McEachern, the website says. Scout.com reports a 1-1 record for both teams in the series, comprised of a 28-7 win for Colquitt in 1996, and a 35-7 McEachern victory in the 1998 semifinals. Grabbing the fourth and final region seed, Hillgrove (6-4 and 5-3 in Region…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Since the Powder Springs teams began playing each other in 2010, both have took one win and one loss, making tonight's matchup a tiebreaker in the rivalry.
It seems clear which team has the advantage going into tonight's battle for the Powder Town crown between the city's two high schools. McEachern is a perfect 7-0 in Region 4-6A play, securing their region win. The Indians' only two losses came early in the season to Gwinnett County's Grayson and East Cobb's Walton, last year's 5A state champion and runner-up, respectively. They'll also have home-field advantage. Since last year's game was at McEachern, Hillgrove was to host this year, but construction on the Hawks' new visitor stands hasn't wrapped up yet. The crowd from 2011 packed McEachern's Cantrell Stadium, the biggest of Cobb high schools, to the brim and more, so ample seating will be surely be necessary. Hillgrove won that nail-…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Paul Milliken will be at the Powder Springs school this morning for the channel's Good Day Atlanta program.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
My Fox Atlanta's Paul Milliken is set to visit McEachern High this morning for a live broadcast during the channel's Good Day Atlanta program. Students are asked to wear McEachern attire and go to the school's Lovinggood Arena between 7:30 and 8 a.m. Those who arrive after must go to their first block classes. The live feeds will come at 8:15, 8:45 and 9:15 a.m. Students will return to class afterwards. The Indians (5-2) will take on North Cobb at home Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to West Cobb Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
But the average for all the county's public high schools shows a two-point drop from last year.
Seven of the 16 high schools in the Cobb County School District posted SAT scores from the class of 2012 above the national average. But the system-wide cumulative average is down slightly from last year, according to data released Monday. Recent graduates averaged an SAT score of 1520 in the combined reading, math and writing totals, a drop from the 1522 score the year before, the CCSD said in a release (see attached PDF). But that 1520 score remains 68 points ahead of the Georgia average and 22 points ahead of the national average. A total of 5,790 CCSD seniors took the SAT this year, representing around 80 percent of their class. On the rise were SAT scores for African-American students (14 points to a 1336 score), Native-American …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Following Friday's games, both Powder Springs high schools move to 1-2 on the season.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The McEachern Indians grabbed their first victory Friday with a one-touchdown defeat of a team they trounced last year, 52-14. McEachern (1-2) traveled to Mableton and picked up the 30-23 win over Region 4-6A rival Pebblebrook (0-3). Helping the Indians' cause was Mike Sherman, who rushed for 112 yards, and Ty Clemons, who threw two touchdown passes, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. “Both teams kept fighting tonight, and we’ll get better as the season goes along,” McEachern coach Kyle Hockman told the newspaper. “I’m happy with the poise that our offense, especially our quarterback, showed in the second half, and a win against an excellent team like Pebblebrook is a good way to start the regional part of our schedule.” Meanwhile, …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Two games in, Hillgrove and McEachern have racked up as many losses as all last season. But tonight's opponents might open the doors for them to return to their winning ways.
Both having last Friday off, the two teams have had plenty of time to clear their heads. McEachern (0-2) has been reflecting on a tough early season, which includes a 31-12 loss to defending state champ Grayson from Gwinnett County, and a last-minute, 37-35 defeat from Walton, a state runner-up last year and ranked No. 3 this year. An issue from the Walton bout will carry over into the Indians' 7:30 p.m. game tonight at Pebblebrook (0-2), the team tied with McEachern for last place in Region 4-6A. Linebacker Kell Parham, who has a team-leading 17 tackles, was ejected for a hit on Raiders star running back Tyren Jones, and he will also have to sit out tonight, the Marietta Daily Journal reports. “It’s not that I agree with the calls, but …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Our Father's Hands provides quality clothing to families in need and has expanded assistance from just a few schools to all in the county's school district.
Children living in shelters, abandoned buildings, cars in parking lots, extended-stay motels and safe houses after their mothers got out of abusive relationships—they’re the ones that drive Linda Lipp to continue on in the face of exhaustion and hardship. “These children do not have a refrigerator to put their artwork on when they come home from school,” the West Cobb woman said. “Often, these children only have what they can fit in a suitcase or a backpack.” Listening to God’s calling, Lipp gave up her job as a successful loan officer to found a ministry that helps clothe the hundreds of homeless children in the Cobb County School District. Our Father’s Hands started in 2005 with just a storage building at Lost Mountain Baptist Church. …