Middle School Dance: Mystery Solved

Middle School students arrived on campus last Friday evening ready to tear up the dance floor with their friends at the annual Middle School dance. However, much to their dismay, they entered the building only to find that the Den doors had been locked and the key stolen. 


Who committed this atrocity, and how did the students unlock the doors to the party? Thanks to their excellent teamwork and assistance from "Officer Nolan" and "Detective Nguyen," the students were able to solve the mystery by investigating the clues left around the building and apprehend the culprit, Darwin Puzzleton (aka Mrs. Luke).


After retrieving the key, students spent the rest of the evening dancing, taking photos, and enjoying refreshments.


Thanks to our "partners in crime" for helping us pull off a successful event!

All School News


Look through the Lost & Found bins by Thu, Mar 28! Any items not picked up by 2 p.m. will be donated.

If you have lost a valuable item (jewelry, calculator, etc), please check with the front desk.


Farm2Fork students are busy getting ready for spring and summer and have starter plants for sale for those families who want to have their own garden at home.

Transplants for sale:

  • Variety of Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Basil
  • Bell Peppers
  • Cucumbers

Cost: (All proceeds go to the garden)

  • $3 each
  • 4 for $10

Sale dates: 

  • Thu, Apr 11, during afternoon carline until 4:15 p.m.
  • Fri, Apr 12, at the stand that will be set up

Contact Mrs. Pitzer with any questions.


The PTF invites all of our families to come together to WOW our teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10

We will be collecting money Apr 15-19 at the front office or through PayPal (link will be provided later).

How are we celebrating them? 

Through the week, we will provide snacks, treats, and catered lunches to all Cornerstone staff and educators as a token of our appreciation for the love they pour out onto our students through the year and give our amazing teachers and assistants thoughtful gift cards.

We hope each of our families will come together to make this a truly special week for all of our amazing teachers.


Cornerstone students excelled at writing at the ACSI Creative Writing competition. Students receiving Superior awards will have their work printed in the Regional ACSI Creative Writing Book.

Superior Award 

  • Annie McDowell, 9
  • Madeleine Odom, 9
  • Meredith Orton, 9
  • Ella White, 9
  • Mimi Chapman, 10
  • Lilly Howerton, 10
  • Bella Souza, 10
  • Isabel Walkup, 10
  • Elise Bussiere, 11
  • Jana Wrenn, 11
  • Rose Mullinax, 12

Excellent Award

  • Rachel Shannon, 10
  • Annabelle Terry, 10
  • Hannah Baines, 12
  • Kara Start, 12

Good Award

  • Ava Kakaty, 5
  • Charlotte Reeves, 6
  • Ally Kakaty, 7

Our Farm2Fork class encourages students to eat healthy and buy local to get the freshest, most nutrient-rich produce. The closest farmer to Cornerstone Prep is Carlton Farms in Rockmart, Georgia. They deliver to Cornerstone EVERY Friday for a nominal fee ($2.50) and sell a wide range of local products:

  • Local honey
  • Artisan cheese 
  • Organic veggies
  • Humanely-raised meats 

Anyone interested in ordering can use this link. Orders must be received by Thursday at noon of the week of purchase. 

Please email Raeanna Pitzer with any questions.

Elementary News

Students have been hard at work. Join us Thu, Mar 21, at 9:20 a.m. in the gym to enjoy performances by:

  • Kindergarten Music 
  • 1 & 2 Music and Drama
  • 3 & 4 Music and Drama
  • 5 & 6 Drama
  • 5 & 6 Guitar classes

Dress: Uniform bottoms with chapel shirt

Parents of student performers, please arrive on campus between 9 and 9:15 a.m. to be seated in the gym. 


Only two collections left to meet our $3,300 goal.
  • Current Balance: $1,286.48
  • Amount Needed by Thu, Apr 18: $2,013.52

Next collection day is Tue, Mar 26.

If students reach their monthly goal of $500, they will receive an extra 5 minutes of recess for that month!


  • Cornerstone Cares shirts  
  • Blue jeans, no holes or tears, please
  • Regular uniform school shoes or tennis shoes

Donate to Cornerstone Cares here using Paypal


Please note the following:

  • Jeans must have no holes or tears
  • No short skirts or short shorts may be worn - only bermuda length
  • Shoes must be closed-toed & closed-heeled but they do not have to be uniform shoes 
  • Girls' leggings must be topped by a mid-thigh length tunic

Students not abiding by DAYL clothing guidelines will be asked to remain at the front office until a parent can bring appropriate clothing.

Please see the school catalog, page 8, if you require further instructions.

We have revised testing dates due to some elementary teachers assisting with secondary IMPACT. Please see the revised test dates below.

Testing is online and will be conducted during English and Math classes.

Test Dates

  • Grade 5: Tue, 3/26 & Thu, 3/28

Grades 5/6: Bring your fully-charged Chromebook.


  • There are no make-up testing dates.
  • Testing is only for students enrolled in CPA English and Math classes.

Secondary News


Date: Sat, Apr 13

Location: Marietta Country Club

Cost: $50 per person

  • Ticket sales end Fri, Mar 22
  • Purchase at the Front Desk
  • Cash or checks made payable to Cornerstone

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

  • Parents may take pictures outside the venue beginning at 5:30 p.m.
  • Group photo on the stairs at 6 p.m. just before students enter the venue
  • Club entry at 6 p.m.
  • Dinner and dancing
  • Once at Prom there is no re-admittance

Count on Me Prom 2019 Invitation

Bringing a non-Cornerstone date? Please fill out the form below.

Dance Guest Request 


Fifth Friday Special Dress:

  • Favorite T-shirt/sweatshirt
  • Favorite footwear
  • Jeans, no holes or tears

NOTE: Regular schedule. No Gathering on fifth Friday.

Athletic News


Boys grades 7-11 interested in basketball camp for the summer are asked to attend a meeting with their parents on Tue, Apr 9, at 6 p.m. in the gym.  

If at least one parent cannot be present, please e-mail Coach Cowart.  


Girls grades 7-11 interested in competitive cheer for 2019-20 are asked to attend a meeting with parents on Wed, Apr 10, at 4 p.m. in room B120.  

If at least one parent cannot be present, please e-mail Holly Guice.  

This Week at CPA


Mar 20, 2019
All day
7:40 AM - 8:15 AM
7:40 AM - 8:15 AM
Mar 21, 2019
All day
9:20 AM - 10:05 AM
Mar 22, 2019
All day
7:40 AM - 8:15 AM
9:20 AM - 10:05 AM
Various Classrooms
10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
Mar 25, 2019
All day
Mar 26, 2019
All day
Mar 27, 2019
All day

Upcoming Athletic Events 

Mar 20, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cornerstone Preparatory Academy, 3588 Hickory Grove Rd NW, Acworth, GA 30101, USA
Mar 21, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, 100 Match Point Way Northeast, Rome, GA 30165, USA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LakePoint Sporting Community and Town Center, 755 GA-293, Emerson, GA 30137, USA
Mar 23, 2019
All day

Mark Your Calendar

Mar 25-29 | IMPACT


Apr 1-5 | Spring Break

Apr 11 | Elementary Mother/Son Game Day

Apr 13 | Junior/Senior Prom


Apr 19 | Good Friday, No School

Apr 30 | Elementary Field Day


9:20 AM - 10:05 AM
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Cornerstone Preparatory Academy

3588 Hickory Grove Road | Acworth, GA 30101 | 770-529-7077