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Marietta Community School

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  • No refunds are given unless the coordinator cancels the course.

  • Classes are held based on enrollment. If a class is canceled due to low enrollment your registration fee will be refunded in the manner in which you paid.

  • Classes will not be held if the schools are closed or dismissed early due to inclement weather or other emergencies. Missed classes will be rescheduled.

  • Rain checks are issued before the start of the class, after class starts no rain checks are issued.

  • Registrations are accepted until the class is full.

  • It is the policy of the Marietta Board of Education not to discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or any other legally protected status in its educational programs, activities or employment practices. Instructors have not been screened with O. C. G. A. §20-2-21(e), except for youth oriented courses.
Languages and Personal Enhancement
Broadcasting through Podcasting
Podcasting is exploding and is the most engaging way to connect with audiences. Join the wave and learn about the power of podcasting to get you noticed in this noisy world. On the first day of class, you will be asked to provide an audio/video file of your podcast idea and why people would find it interesting. By the end of the class, you will know ways to get noticed and standout. Students are encouraged to bring a smartphone to record with.
COURSE #: W18009FEE: $ 119
Instructor: Bill NowickiLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:30pm-8:30pm (Jan 18-Mar 8) (7 Thu) Skipping 2/22 18+
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Adult CPR/First Aid & AED Certification
Individuals who require or desire CPR, AED, and first aid knowledge and skills; including emergency response teams in business and industry, school bus drivers, adult residential care personnel, child care workers, teachers, parents, life guards, and personal knowledge seekers. Workshop style class held at Marietta High School. Great for anyone!!! Participants receive a 2-year certification on completion of class in Adult/child/infant certification. The material has been OSHA certified through the American Safety Health Institute.
COURSE #: W18010 AFEE: $ 69
Instructor: Kasaundra JohnsonLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-9:00pm (Jan 18) (1 Thu) 18+
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COURSE #: W18010 BFEE: $ 69
Instructor: Kasaundra JohnsonLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-9:00pm (Feb 27) (1 Tues) 18+
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The Final Year of the War: 1864-1865
Beginning in May 1864, and stretching for almost 12 months, pivotal military events occurred, east and west, as Confederate and Federal forces fought to determine the destiny of a nation. This course will cover 1864 events in Georgia, including the Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea, and will explore the Carolinas Campaign and other important battles in the western theater. Beginning with the Overland Campaign in Virginia, and running through the furling of colors at Appomattox Court House, we will also review military actions in the east. Students will gain a better understanding of key wartime figures in reviewing the actions of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis; Lieutenant General U.S. Grant and General Robert E. Lee; Major General William T. Sherman and General Joseph E. Johnston, and many others. Optional text: McPherson, James. Battle Cry of Freedom. Oxford, 1988. ISBN: 978-0195038637
COURSE #: W18012FEE: $ 69
Instructor: Michael K. ShafferLocation: 368 Wright Street, Marietta, Ga 30064
6:00-9:00pm (Jan 16-Jan 30) (3 Tues) 18+
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Cheatham Hill Tour for Civil War Buffs
From early May 1864, when Major General William T. Sherman's armies marched into Georgia, the Atlanta Campaign evolved into a series of maneuvers, as Sherman continually attempted to outflank his Confederate adversary, General Joseph E. Johnston. Penetrating deeper into Georgia, the campaign became one of entrenching, as the soldiers on both sides favored their shovels as much as their muskets. Civil War historian Michael K. Shaffer will lead a special tour of Cheatham Hill - scene of the heaviest fighting during the June 27, 1864, Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Participants will meet in the picnic shelter parking lot, located at 902 Cheatham Hill Rd, Marietta, GA 30064. Wear safe, comfortable walking shoes, and dress appropriately for the weather. Tour will take place rain or shine. Each person will receive a map, which will assist in understanding this sector of the battlefield.
COURSE #: W18019FEE: $ 19
Instructor: Michael K. ShafferLocation: 699 Cheatham Hill Dr. Marietta, GA 30064
10:00am-12:00pm (Mar 3) (1 Sat) 18+
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Sign, Sing, and Play
Ever wonder what your baby is thinking or why your baby is crying or frustrated, well the Baby Signs Program gives preverbal children ways to communicate to their parents. Sign, Sing and Play class teaches parents and their infant/toddler simple hand gestures called Baby Signs. Each week, families will be introduced to a theme with 6-7 simple signs. These signs will be introduced and learned through stimulating activities and songs. This class will give families a way to establish the first foundation of communication, which will assist in creating an everlasting bond.
COURSE #: W18023 AFEE: $ 85
Instructor: Khalilah KonateLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
10:00am-11:00a.m. (Jan 23-Mar 13) (7 Tue) Skipping 2/20
One parent and one child, 6 months - 24 months
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COURSE #: W18023 BFEE: $ 85
Instructor: Khalilah KonateLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00p.m.-7:00p.m. (Jan 23-Mar 13) (7 Tue) Skipping 2/20
One parent and one child, 6 months - 24 months
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English as a Second Language
Venga y aprenda vocabulario basico. Este curso es para principiantes - introduccion a vocabulario, conversacion, lectura, escritura, tecnica para escuchar y hablar. Aprenda mas de 300 palabras y frases para poner en uso inmediato.

Come learn basic vocabulary! This course is designed for the complete beginner providing an introduction to vocabulary, conversation, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Learn over 300 words and phrases to put into use immediately.
COURSE #: W18024FEE: $ 99
Instructor: Dolores FerminLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (Jan 16-Feb 8) (4 Tues and 4 Thurs) 2/13, 2/15, 2/27, 3/1, 3/6, 3/8, 3/13, and 3/15 18+
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Defensive Driving (Lower your Insurance)
Take advantage of the state law creating a 10% discount on your car insurance if you complete this course sponsored by the National Safety Council. Three years safe driving record required for discount (check with your insurance agent for specific details). This is an interesting, fast-paced course.
COURSE #: W18026 AFEE: $ 69
Instructor: Ordale RandallLocation: 2137 Kingston Court, Suite 101, Marietta GA 30067
2:00pm-8:00pm (Jan 20) (1 Sat) 18+
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COURSE #: W18026 BFEE: $ 69
Instructor: Ordale RandallLocation: 2137 Kingston Court, Suite 101, Marietta GA 30067
2:00pm-8:00pm (Feb 17) (1 Sat) 18+
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Portuguese I
Are you planning a trip to Brazil soon? Perhaps you're just looking to learn a new language. If so, this is the class for you! You'll learn Portuguese greetings, salutations and basic conversational phrases that will help keep you in the conversation. Learning a new language will also have lasting effects on your cognitive development. Sign up and join the conversation!
COURSE #: W18028FEE: $ 119
Instructor: Suely CopelandLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-8:00pm (Jan 16-Mar 6) (7 Tue) Skipping 2/20 18+
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Portuguese II
This class will introduce you to sentence structure with reading and writing. Not only will you go over syntax, but you'll also be introduced to more complex conversational phrases that will allow you to be more involved in the conversation. If you're wanting to take your Portuguese skills to the next level, then this class is for you!
COURSE #: W18032FEE: $ 119
Instructor: Suely CopelandLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-8:00pm (Jan 18-Mar 8) (7 Thu) Skipping 2/22 18+
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5 Keys to Avoid Shortchanging Your Social Security Income
Social Security is a cornerstone of retirement income, but the decisions people make on receiving their Social Security benefits often result in them not getting shortchanged on what is available to them. This course will provide information and strategies to help students avoid many of the pitfalls associated with Social Security benefits, including whether you should apply early for benefits, how to increase your current and lifetime income, how to minimize the tax on your benefits, and more. This class will also highlight recent changes to filing options for spousal benefits so you can determine if you will be able to take advantage of these filing strategies. When you attend this class, you will not only come away with good information but also an Action Plan to get the most out of this most valuable benefit.
COURSE #: W18038 AFEE: $ 39
Instructor: Kevin TurnerLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:30-9:00pm (Feb 6) (1 Tue)
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COURSE #: W18038 BFEE: $ 39
Instructor: Kevin TurnerLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:30pm-9:00pm (Mar 8) (1 Thur)
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German
Basic conversational German. Prepare for your trip to Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Practical expressions for leisure/business travelers. This is a fun and stress-free introduction to sentence construction and vocabulary. The instructor will be using German Demystified by Ed Swick published by McGraw Hill. Please try to obtain it by the first class.
COURSE #: W1840FEE: $ 119
Instructor: Hildegard StreettLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
7:00pm-9:00pm (Jan 18-Mar 8) (7 Thur) Skipping 2/22 adults
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Sign Language I
Think of the difference it would make if you could improve your nonverbal communication skills. Take this introduction to sign language for communicating with the deaf. This skill is in demand in professional fields in many areas such as medicine, law, community, church programs and education. There will be an overview of the various signing systems. The course will then focus on Signing Exact English (SEE), learning to finger spell, count and sing as well as developing basic American Sign (ASL)/SEE vocabularies.
COURSE #: W18062FEE: $ 129
Instructor: GanneElyse AmelingmeierLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:30pm-8:30pm (Jan 16-Mar 6) (7 Tues) Skipping 2/20 18+
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Sign Language II
Think of the difference it would make if you could improve your nonverbal communication skills. Take this sign language class for communicating with the deaf. This skill is in demand in professional fields in many areas such as medicine, law, community, church programs and education. This course is "A continuation of Sign I". Student must have completed Sign I with instructor GanneElyse Amelingmeier to be eligible for this class.
COURSE #: W18063FEE: $ 129
Instructor: GanneElyse AmelingmeierLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:30pm-8:30pm (Jan 18-Mar 8) (7 Thurs) Skipping 2/22 18+
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Indian Culture
Come immerse yourself in the deep roots of India! From the rugged Afghan frontier, to the jungles of Burma, you will learn about the ancient civilizations, sites, caves, and temples that continue to distinguish India as a culture-rich country.
COURSE #: W18097FEE: $ 109
Instructor: Anita RentzLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-8:00pm (Jan 18-Mar 8) (7 Thu) Skipping 2/22 18+
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Spanish for Beginners
This course is designed for students to learn the basic grammar in Spanish. Students will develop basic comprehension skills, reading and writing stories, translating from Spanish to English. Understanding colors, time, weather, days of the week, months of the year, family, counting and many more. Students will also learn how to greet each other and use correct Spanish and master vocabulary words.
COURSE #: W18180FEE: $ 79
Instructor: Dolores FerminLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-7:00pm (Feb 13-Mar 15) (4 Tues and 4 Thurs) 2/13, 2/15, 2/27, 3/1, 3/6, 3/8, 3/13, and 3/15 18+
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The Second World War - Remember Pearl Harbor! Surprise Attack or Not?
This past December 7th was the anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. What really happened to bring the United States into this war? What happened before Pearl Harbor and why did the Japanese attack? What was the strategic purpose of the attack? What about negotiations and the code-breaking? Was the attack a surprise? What other events occurred in the early days of the war? What are the mistakes & failures? How did the attack propel the United States to victory? How was U.S. military intelligence doctrine of the future shaped by this event?
COURSE #: W18184FEE: $ 29
Instructor: Dan StreettLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-8:00pm (Jan 16) (1 Tue) Adults
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The Second World War - The Full Story
It was the world's most significant, far-reaching, and deadly conflict in modern history. It has shaped our world since. Its influence is seen in today's world: conventional & unconventional warfare, political conflicts & alignments, diplomacy, alliances, strategic planning, special operations, signals & human intelligence, counter-intelligence and more. What impact did these have on the Cold War, NATO, and the current war on terror? The course is customized to you. Anything from the strategic and tactical, to the leaders, troops, techniques, technology, ships, aircraft and weapons is open to discussion. How the war began and was fought in Europe, North Africa, the Atlantic, the Pacific and Asia. Learn about the causes of the war, mistakes, common myths, lessons learned, fascism, Blitzkrieg, U-Boats, code-breaking, Pearl Harbor, economic/industrial power, air warfare, D-Day, Holocaust, strategic bombing, kamikazes, secret weapons, A-Bombs, how victory was achieved, and more. A recommended reading is A World at Arms by Gerhard L. Weinberg. Both the new student and the long-time history buff are welcome.
COURSE #: W18188FEE: $ 119
Instructor: Dan StreettLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
7:00pm-9:00pm (Jan 18-Mar 8) (7 Thur) Skipping 2/22 18+
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RETIRING SMART - Find out what most don't know!
Sustaining yourself for decades is a result of disciplined pre-planning; having knowledge and clear direction on key issues before retiring. Transitioning into retirement is much more than moving your savings into a different investment account and taking withdrawals. Having sufficient assets paired with income streams, survivorship needs, longevity and health all play a part. Learn from a CFP about the most important aspects of Social Security options and Medicare benefits that apply to you. When you are about to make difficult and irrevocable financial decisions , smart insight can't be measured. Spouses FREE
COURSE #: W1825 AFEE: $ 39
Instructor: Catherine Turner, CFPLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:45pm-9:00pm (Feb 6) (1 Thu) 18+
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COURSE #: W1825 BFEE: $ 39
Instructor: Catherine Turner, CFPLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:45pm-9:00pm (Feb 15) (1 Tues) 18+
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The Second World War - The A-Bomb and The Japanese Surrender
As we approach the 73rd Anniversary of the US invasion of Iwo Jima (February-March 1945), what are the lessons learned from the battles for control of Iwo Jima & Okinawa. What about the Kamikazes and their impact? What about the strategic bombing of Japan and the looming invasion of Japan? What was the impact of the US submarine warfare? How did the "Manhattan Project" come about? Was the use of A-Bombs at Hiroshima & Nagasaki necessary for the surrender? What role did diplomacy play? What role did Japanese Emperor Hirohito play in the eventual surrender of Japan? What are the mistakes made and lessons learned? What are the key strategies and decisions? What were the results: successes & failures?
COURSE #: W18855FEE: $ 29
Instructor: Dan StreettLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-8:00pm (Jan 23) (1 Tue)
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The Second World War - The Allied Invasion of Normandy France (D-Day)
This past June 6th was the 73rd Anniversary of the most famous & significant amphibious invasion of the World War Two. How was American General (& future President) Dwight Eisenhower chosen to command the invasion & the subsequent western campaign against Nazi Germany? How was this assault on Hitler's "Fortress Europe" planned & accomplished? The class will review the relevant wartime events prior to the invasion and the planning necessary for Operation Overlord. How did the weather, and the tidal, moon & daylight conditions affect the timing of the invasion? Why was Normandy chosen as the site of the invasion and why did the Germans instead focus their defense efforts on the Pas-de-Calais area? The class will cover the important events during the invasion and up through the Allied breakout. What were the lessons learned, successes, failures & myths?
COURSE #: W18890FEE: $ 29
Instructor: Dan StreettLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-8:00pm (Jan 30) (1 Tue)
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The Second World War - The Allied Air Campaign Against Germany
As we approach the 74th Anniversary of "Big Week" (February 1944), what can we learn of heroic American & British efforts to gain air superiority over Hitler's Germany and destroy the Nazi war machine? Why is this campaign so important to Allied victory in the world's largest military conflict? The focus will be primarily on the battle for air superiority and strategic bombing. How did the Americans and British differ on how the campaign should be conducted, and why? How did Germany respond? What are the mistakes made and lessons learned? What aircraft, weapons, and tactics were employed? What are the key strategies and decisions? What were the results: successes & failures?
COURSE #: W18896FEE: $ 29
Instructor: Dan StreettLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-8:00pm (Feb 6) (1 Tue)
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The Second World War - History By Way of Movies, TV and Video Games
Explore World War Two through the movies, TV series, and video games made about this fascinating topic. What can we learn about the war and combat from these visual means of entertainment? Which are the best movies, TV shows, or video games about the Second World War and which are the worst? What are your favorites and why? Discuss the accuracy of the portrayal of actual events. How much of the war-time cinema was propaganda or truth? Which ones are the most realistic and/or historically accurate?
COURSE #: W18897FEE: $ 29
Instructor: Dan StreettLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-8:00pm (Feb 13) (1 Tue)
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The Second World War - The Battle of Britain and German Invasion Plans (Operation Sea Lion)
Hitler led Nazi Germany to a long string of astonishing political, diplomatic & wartime triumphs until the fateful late summer of 1940. This past summer was the 77th anniversary of the successful British defense of their homeland from the German Luftwaffe and the looming Nazi invasion code named: Seelowe (Sea Lion). In doing so they inflicted the first substantive defeat on Hitler & pierced his aura of invincibility. How did the British endure & survive against what appeared to be inevitable defeat & occupation? The class will review the relevant wartime events prior to the Battle of Britain and German planning & preparations for the anticipated invasion of England. The events of the battle will be discussed as seen from both the British & German points of view, including using information uncovered after the war. What were the lessons learned, successes, failures & myths?
COURSE #: W18898FEE: $ 29
Instructor: Dan StreettLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-8:00pm (Feb 27) (1 Tue)
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The Second World War - How and Why Did It Start?
What are the origins of the world's most significant and far-reaching conflict in modern history? The causes are often discussed and debated, and sometimes misrepresented. Could the war have been prevented? What was the role of Adolf Hitler? What are the diplomatic and intelligence failures that contributed? How are the events in Europe and in Asia related? Who are Allies, the Axis, and the Neutrals? What are the lessons learned or not? How did this affect U.S. national security and foreign policy for the next seventy years?
COURSE #: W18899FEE: $ 29
Instructor: Dan StreettLocation: 368 Wright Street Marietta, GA 30064
6:00pm-8:00pm (Mar 6) (1 Tue)
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