Monday, September 10, 2012
The walls came tumbling down on Friday, and what remains standing will be demolished Monday.
There wasn’t a crowd. There were no tears and no gasps when a single man operating a crane tore down the 60-year-old Mableton Elementary gym to the ground. Behind all the rubble, bricks, splintered wooden gym bleachers of the gym and the school's obliterated ceiling tiles sits a state-of-the-art $17.9 million, 149,000-square-foot school, completed just in time for the new school year. The new school houses approximately 900 Mableton Elementary and former Sky View Elementary students, who were rezoned for the school as a result of recent redistricting. Mableton Elementary marked the beginning of an education for a former Georgia governor, Roy Barnes, among hundreds of others. On April 28 at Remember Mableton Day, former students, parents, …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Anthony Pearson, counselor at Sky View Elementary, was able to meld his passion of writing, psychology and children into his first published book, "Baby Bear Eats the Night."
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- Kiri Walton
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Sky View Elementary counselor Anthony Pearson has had quite a busy year. In 2011, the American School Counselor Association named him one of the top 10 school counselors in the nation, he and his wife had their second child and he completed a book, “Baby Bear Eats the Night.” The book is now published and the 32-year-old said he’s a little wiser because of it. The picture book industry is fiercely competitive, he explained. Having one’s book published takes persistence and the hard work to make the book as perfect as possible. He said the book went through about 15 drafts. The idea for the book came to him when he woke up in the middle of the night with a thought of the night disappearing. He immediately went to the living room to write …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
The Mableton Elementary School building will soon be demolished as the new replacement building is being completed for the upcoming school year.
Mableton Elementary's own legendary hero, Coach Allen, summed up Remember Mableton School Day in one word, "bittersweet." Hundreds of former students, parents, teachers and staff members descended upon the 50-plus year-old school to say hello again to each other and goodbye to the school, which holds so many memories. The school will be demolished in a couple of months, and a replacement school will be completed in time for students from Mableton Elementary and Sky View Elementary to begin the new school year there. Everyone gathered in front of the school for a massive panoramic photo, then assembled in the school's gym for a program. The school's cheerleaders performed and the chorus members sang. Former Gov. Roy Barnes, a Mableton …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
You still have time to submit photos and memories for Saturday's event.
Mableton Elementary will soon be no more, but the memories built there will live on. Do you have photos of your time as a student, teacher or parent there? Upload them here to this gallery of photos collected by the school so they can be used in a larger gallery of memories and photos at Mableton Elementary. Also, if you upload photos or leave a memory about the school in the comments on the article, you will be entered to win a commemorative Remember Mableton School Day t-shirt. If you were a former student, teacher or parent at Mableton Elementary, you are invited to attend the Remember Mableton School Day event on April 28 at the school. You will have a chance to purchase bricks of the school, t-shirts and take part in a huge panoramic …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Upload your photos here and they will be added to a larger gallery at Mableton Elementary for the upcoming Remember Mableton School Day.
Mableton Elementary will soon be no more, but the memories built there will live on. Do you have photos of your time as a student, teacher or parent there? Upload them here to this gallery of photos collected by the school so they can be used in a larger gallery of memories and photos at Mableton Elementary. If you were a former student, teacher or parent at Mableton Elementary, you are invited to attend the Remember Mableton School Day event on April 28 at the school. You will have a chance to purchase bricks of the school, t-shirts and take part in a huge panoramic photo. Former Gov. Roy Barnes, a former Mableton School student, will be the keynote speaker. Editor's Note: South Cobb Patch is a Partner in Education of Mableton Elementary.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The school, established more than 100 years ago, will be replaced with a state-of-the art facility this year.
When the demolition team levels Mableton Elementary in a few weeks, the ceiling tiles with painted handprints of students will fall. The wall murals created by parents will crumble. The wooden bleachers in the gym where the annual parent-teacher basketball games were held will buckle and break. But the students, staff and parents of Mableton Elementary know that the memories created at the school will remain. Generations of Mabletonians are expected to show up for the Remember Mableton Day event on April 28 at the site of the new Mableton Elementary School. The new school is a replacement for the older building, which was built 60 years ago. The school, however, was first established in 1883 in a building owned by the Glore family. Read …
Friday, February 24, 2012
As part of the decision, Mableton's Sky View Elementary School will close in Aug. 2012 and Smyrna's Brown Elementary School will close in Aug. 2013.
The Cobb County Board of Education unanimously approved the South Cobb redistricting of elementary schools at its regular board meeting on Thursday. The redistricting plan will close Sky View Elementary in Mableton and Brown Elementary in Smyrna. Students zoned for Sky View will now attend the new Mableton Elementary School, which is to be completed by Fall 2012. The school’s population will double in size. Brown students will attend a new Smyrna elementary school, which will open in fall 2013. Students from Fitzhugh Lee H.A.V.E.N. Academy will begin using the renovated Brown Elementary facility in January 2014. Also, under the plan, Austell Primary and Austell Intermediate Schools become traditional kindergarten through fifth grade …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Plenty of students, parents and community volunteers took part in the elementary school's annual fall event on Friday.
Children bounced, ran through bubbles and devoured sno-cones and cotton candy at Mableton Elementary's annual Fall Festival. The event raises money for the school, and participants could even purchase duct tape to tape their principal, Kym Eisgruber to the wall for fun. Check out the photos here. Did you miss the school's Spring Festival? Check out video footage here at South Cobb Patch.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Organizers are planning "Remember Mableton Day" for Mableton Elementary School.
Mableton families spanning at least two generations have attended Mableton Elementary, a historic community cornerstone. Former Gov. Roy Barnes was one of the school's most recognizable attendees, but there are thousands of others. While a new school is slated for construction, Principal Kym Eisgruber and other community leaders are planning a celebration allowing former students to say their goodbyes to the 59-year-old building. Eisgruber and organizers, Eddy Barber and Joe Daniell, are planning “Remember Mableton Day” tentatively scheduled for April 28, 2012. The celebration will be open to the public, especially those with connections to the school. Sharing stories and showing pictures of daily life at the school should allow the …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Students, parents and staff members from South Cobb schools celebrate Georgia Walk to School Day.
Students, parents and community leaders from all over South Cobb gathered together to walk students to school on Wednesday morning for Georgia's Walk to School Day. The event is an initiative by Safe Routes to School of Georgia. The Georgia Department of Transportation received $16.9 million from 2005 to 2009 as part of the five-year bill, Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. The entirety of that funding is used for Safe Routes to School of Georgia and other eligible projects. About 10 students and five parents walked from a nearby Shell gas station to Riverside Primary and Riverside Intermediate schools with their parents, and Rep. Alisha Morgan (D-Austell) also met the group to walk a …