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Cougars rebound with big win over North Georgia Falcons; 58-41

The Cottage School Cougars traveled to Canton, GA to take on a home school, North Georgia Falcons, at Buffington Elementary School. Refused to be defeated by another Atlanta bird, the Cougars battled a strong Falcon team and came out on top, 58-41. In the fall North Georgia won the state home school football championship, so you knew this contest was going to be very physical. With two big guys inside over 6’2” tall and several pesky, tough, relentless guards, the Falcons clawed and scratched the Cougars on every possession. Cottage stayed...

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JV Boys Win a Thriller at Howard

Last Friday night the JV Cougars won a nail biter at Howard. The Cougars trailed at halftime by 8 points however with grit and determination they slowly fought back and put themselves in a situation to win with 14 seconds left in the game. After a missed free throw by Howard the cougars brought up the ball and set up a play with 14 seconds left putting the ball in the hands of the team’s leading scorer Dillon Hall with 5 seconds to play. Dillon took the 3 pointer and just missed the shot but Darius Minnifield was waiting for the rebound....

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Cougars move to 2-0 in the AAC with 37-28 victory!

The Mustangs of Mill Springs rolled into the Cougar Center last night for another AAC battle. The Cottage School Cougars did not shoot at a high percentage but their defense was in full force to pull out an ugly 37-28 win. Mill Springs took the early lead after the first quarter, 13-11. TCS also found themselves in serious foul trouble with two of their big men with three fouls, Co-Captain, Asa Branch and Billy Fisher. Asa had three before the four minute mark. Down and in foul trouble the Cougars had to play smart to have a chance the second...

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Cougars win AAC opener 61-35 over Panthers!

A tale of two Cottage teams played here in the Atlanta Athletic Conference home opener last night. The Atlanta Area School for the Deaf Panthers held a 24-22 edge at intermission as the Cougars struggled to block out and protect the ball. At the break, TCS vowed to do a better job at the simple things and proved they can back up their ambitious words. The Cougars took their first lead at 25-24 with six minutes remaining in the third quarter and never looked back, outscoring AASD 39-11 over the final two frames. Whatever was drawn up or said at...

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JV Cougars Top Cumberland Academy for their 2nd win in a row!

JV Cougars won their 2nd straight game by defeating Cumberland Academy 31-21. The Cougars started off strong and never looked back. MG Glinsky had a break out game leading all scorers with 12 points and 7 rebounds while DJ Watts pitched in with 8 points off of 4 steals. Other Cougars who shined were Dillon Hall with 5 point and 5 assists, Tyler Kimble scored 2 points, Joseph Matsumoto scored 2 points, and Eric Rothman scored 2 points. Great Defense was played by “Big” John Shannon, Austin Welton, Steven Harper, Jeramiah Sella, Daniel...

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Lady Cougars Top Lady Hawks in Scrimmage Action

The Lady Cougars evened their record at 2 wins and 2 losses by besting the Howard Hawks by a 27 to 9 score.  The game marks the fourth annual early season scrimmage between the two squads before the start of conference play.  “Typically the match allows the two teams to showcase younger players and to gain game experience before undergoing AAC play.”only dress out 7 players for the game.” Despite their understaffed condition, TCS took control early on the strength of staunch rebounding, off ball movement, and a pair of early three...

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Cougars get revenge on Alumni with 56-42 victory!

Last season the Varsity Cougars were dominated by the Alumni, losing 53-76 and for two plus quarters it appeared headed in the same direction. The Alumni held a 35-25 edge with three minutes remaining in the third period and was a force in the paint. With three 6’4” Alumni; weighing close to 600 pounds between them the Alumni Cougars scored on six of twelve offensive rebounds during the span. What was about to be another blowout Alumni victory turned into a Varsity Cougar comeback for the ages. Over the final eleven minutes of the contest,...

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HS Drama class brings Apocalypse or Bust to GISA 1AA One-Act Play Contest

Last Friday, Jennifer and I took TCS’s high school theater contingent out to Carrollton, GA for the annual GISA One-Act Play contest, an event which may have become a bit more high-profile for us after last year’s big success. It was a different and bigger experience, though, since GISA has now reclassified our region into 1AA, from last year’s small single-A group. There were originally 9 schools set to showcase their talents and compete this year, but 2 withdrew to bring the field down to 7. Still, much bigger than last time! Our show...

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JV Cougars Take a Bite Out of Solid Rock

The JV Boys Cougars grabbed a gritty win against a tough Solid Rock basketball team. The Cougars came away with a solid performance and won the game 35-23. At the end of the first quarter the Cougars held a narrow lead of 9-6; however, after full court 2nd period press, they were able to pull within one point leaving the JV Cougars with a slim half time lead of 15-14. During the 3rd quarter, the game stayed close and by the beginning of the 4rth quarter the Cougars hung on to the lead by a 3 point margin with a score of 26-23. In the 4th...

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Middle School Cougars Dominate AAS Panthers

The Middle School boys basketball team hosted their first game in the Cougar Center on Wednesday afternoon against Atlanta Area School. After only a week of practice, the starting 5 Cougars took their place on the court with noticeable jitters but eager to play. 6’3 Center Jeffrey Betts won the tip off, sending it to point guard Murphy Husnik. After a near-miss attempt by guard Matthew Hochhauser, Murphy rebounded it and shot a beautiful layup to get the Cougars on the board. From there, the Cougars dominated throughout the first half,...

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2014 GISA State Cross Country Championship

As the temperature rose and the dust settled Saturday on the Darton College campus, your varsity Cottage School boys earned fifth place in the Georgia Independent School Association AA Cross Country Championship Meeting of Athletes.  The Lady Cougar contingent prowled the course with panache, and was led by Pamela Lalo, who brought home the coveted top ten All-State Award by breaking her own school record by ten seconds to finish in eighth, breaking the twenty three minute barrier in the process. “Mighty” Macey Slovin ran through...

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AAC SEMIFINAL SOCCER MATCH!

COUGARS WIN, COUGARS WIN! COUGARS WIN! DOWN 0-2 TO START THE GAME, TCS FIGHT BACK TO TIE IT AT 2-2; CLINCH THE VICTORY IN OVERTIME WITH A GOAL TO PREVAIL 3-2 OVER AASD YESTERDAY IN THE AAC SEMIFINAL SOCCER MATCH! Not since 1990 have the Cougars been to an AAC soccer championship game. If you don’t know, the AAC started in 1989 and I believe 1990 was the first year soccer was played in the league. Not sure who or what kind of competition we are speaking of but we do show a 1990 2nd place trophy for AAC soccer in our trophy case so it is what...

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Lady Cougars Win AAC Cross Country Championship

Cougars win!  Cougars win!  Cougars win!  Our Lady Cougars displayed great esprit de corps by winning the 2014 Atlanta Athletic Conference Championship yesterday at Mill Springs Academy.  Led by junior, Pamela Lalo, the Cougar women of distance and skill accomplished something girls at The Cottage School have not done since 2010.  Pamela won the event with a 23:37.  Even though our eighth-grade Phenom, Macey Slovin, was disqualified for taking three or more steps outside the bounds of the official course, she kicked into the chute for...

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TCS competes in the Westfield Hornet Hustle

TCS competes in the Westfield Hornet Hustle The High School Cross Country Teams traveled to the outskirts of Hawkinsville (reknown for its World Championship Harness Racing) Saturday and competed in the Westfield Hornet Hustle.  Athletes battled gnats, hot soupy air, sand, mud, and red Georgia clay as they ran around the pecan orchards and cotton fields of the Johnson family farm.  Thirteen Independent school teams from around the state competed on the 3.3 mile single-loop course, and awards were presented to the top three teams overall as...

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TCS CELEBRATES 30 YEARS IN EDUCATION AND SELECTED AS ONE OF THE TOP 50 SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOLS IN THE US

The 2014-2015 school year marks The Cottage School’s 30th anniversary serving middle and high school students with mild learning differences.   In 1985, TCS consisted of a one-room tutoring center in which the school’s innovative, one-of-a-kind educational program for unique learners was born.  Today, the school’s 23 acres along the Chattahoochee River Corridor is home to an expansive campus that includes both indoor and outdoor classrooms, wooded trails for mountain biking and cross-country programs, a state of the art media center,...

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Catch the Latest Edition of the Cougar Post!

Catch the Latest Edition of the Cougar Post!

Pounce on the latest edition of the MS Newspaper-The Cougar Post, May 2014

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Congratulations TCS Junior Alex Lee!

Congratulations TCS Junior Alex Lee!

Roswell, Georgia–May 20, 2014—On Wednesday, April 16th, TCS Junior Alex Lee completed his year long leadership course through the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and officially become an “Emerging Leader”.  The Emerging Leaders Program, consists of three class days that focus on such topics as public safety, government and the environment. Emerging Leaders is open to students in their junior year, with at least a “B” average in school. Students also participate in two volunteer activities within the community. When...

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Honored Japanese Guests Enlighten TCS Students!

Honored Japanese Guests Enlighten TCS Students!

This week TCS Students will have the opportunity to interact with two Japanese visitors, and long-time friends of the Digieso Family, Jimmy Umishijima and his partner Madame Kuniko Kondo. Mr. Umishijima will be presenting to various student groups about life in his town of Kanazawa and Madame Kuniko will instruct students on the art of Kanji which is the stylized writing of Japanese characters. Madame Kuniko will also be instructing the cooking elective on how to make miso soup! We are grateful to our honored guests taking the time to share...

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Prom Pictures are Now Available!

Prom Pictures are Now Available!

Enjoy these pictures and more at the Cottage School Photo Gallery courtesy of Harold Alan...

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