ISA 2016 webCongratulations to Walton's International Spanish Academy Class of 2016!

"The ISA students, their families and teachers enjoyed a beautiful dinner and lovely evening at the Atlanta Country Club on April 17th.  The sixteen graduating seniors received their diplomas from the Ministry of Education of Spain and their stoles to wear at Walton’s graduation on May 26th.    In the fall, they will be attending Vanderbilt, UGA, Tech, Indiana University, Harvey Mudd, University of Chicago, Mississippi State, Emory and other great universities.  We will miss them but we are excited to see where the future will take them!

We will welcome 27 new ISA students in August as the class of 2020. They are coming from Dodgen, Dickerson, Mt. Bethel Christian Academy and Wood Acres! "

Source: ISA Newsletter May 2016

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Congratulations to Mrs. Susan Thayer, Cobb Board of Education Chair receipient of the Foreign Language Association of Georgia 2016 President's Award for her support of dual language immersion! 

"Susan Thayer began her term on the Cobb County Board of Education in January, 2015. In January 2016, the Board elected her to serve as Chair. Her career in public education spans over thirty years and includes twenty-three years of administrative experience at the local school and central administration levels. She has served in three large Atlanta area school systems, and some of the positions held are teacher, guidance counselor at Osborne High School and principal of Pebblebrook High School. Other positions include Director of Leadership Development and Executive Director of High Schools with Cobb County School System and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum K-12 with the Douglas County School System. Mrs. Thayer is a supporter dual language immersion programs. Shortly after her election to the Cobb County Board of Education, she asked district leadership to present information on dual language immersion to the Board and later to elementary principals. FLAG Awards 2016At that time, no schools in Cobb had dual language immersion programs, but many parents had shown interest in this program. Mrs. Thayer had read research about dual language immersion and had attended presentations on immersion, and she knew that immersion programs would be beneficial to many Cobb schools. Due to Mrs. Thayer’s initiative of having immersion information presented to the Board and to principals. Cobb now has two dual language immersion programs and will add at least one additional program in the 2016-2017 school year." FLAG Conference award announcement, Augusta, Georgia - March 5,2016.

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The Walton High School Tour Choir enjoyed an educational experience over Thanksgiving holiday, as 86 students immersed themselves in Italian art, architecture, food, language, and musical history in Tuscany and Rome. The choir also performed a concert in Siena alongside a community choir, and for a high school in Florence. On the veideo, the Choir is being featured in a performance at the Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.



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Walton Robotics

Globo TV: Walton students members of the Robotics team participated in a science and technology fair in Brazil. Schools is both countries coordinated the event where students not only participate on an event where they learn and practice science but also where they have an opportunity to learn about the Portuguese language and Brazilian culture.

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NCLC 2015

At the 2015 National Chinese Language Conference, singer Aliyah Auerbach and pianist Mitchell Kramer from Wheeler High School play traditional Chinese music as North Cobb High School student Samuel Smith practices Chinese calligraphy. We are so proud of the students and teachers from Cobb county. Please watch the full performance video

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