Several East Cobb Middle School students take a parting shot with the tiki display at the Adaptive PE Dance at Kennesaw Mountain High School in 2012.
Photo: Brenda J. Turner
Photo: Brenda J. Turner

Cobb school to host Valentine’s dance for 800 special needs students

Since 2001, Kennesaw Mountain High School has been the site of some big-time smiles from students around Valentine’s Day.

This year will be no different.

Members of a school group meant to build character raised $7,000 to fund a dance the day before Valentine’s Day for 800 special needs students.

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This year’s theme is a tribute to the school’s mascot “Marty Graw.”

Kennesaw Mountain students will welcome their guests to school with a cheer line as they come off the bus at 9:30 a.m.

Courtney (left) and best pal Caroline (right) check out the island scene at the Kennesaw Mountain High School special-needs dance.

From there they’ll enter the school, which the volunteers from North Star Church, LGE Credit Union and PTSA will have transformed “into a magical dream,” said the Cobb County School District.

Even though the sun will only have been up two hours, the DJ “will then turn up the music so the dancing can start.”

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Students can remember the day by snapping some shots in the photo booth.

The Chick-fil-A cow will also be there, but the school system did not provide details as to whether or not the photo booth would be large enough for the cow to join in a picture.

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