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Board Briefs - Special Edition: School Board Members Meet With Legislative Delegation Georgia Capitol Building

The Cherokee County School Board on Friday, Dec. 14, presented its 2019 Legislative Partnership Priorities to members of the county’s Legislative Delegation, including pleas for continued local control of educational decisions and increased State funding for school safety and security.

The annual breakfast meeting hosted by the School Board included a review by School Board Chair Kyla Cromer of those Priorities, as well as time for the legislators to share what issues they plan to advocate for during the session.

CCSD Schools Celebrate "Hour of Code" All Week! Little River ES Coding 12 14 18

The Cherokee County School District participated in the National Hour of Code event… but instead of just an hour, celebrated for an entire week!  Students participated both through lessons on computers and “unplugged” activities that taught them coding principles without using technology.  Here are a few photos of the many activities that happened districtwide! #CCSDfam #CCSDstem 

Board Briefs: CCSD Begins Personnel Hiring Process for Next School Year

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, began the School District’s personnel hiring process for next school year, which will not include significant growth.

The first step in this process is adoption of the Superintendent of Schools’ organizational chart, which will be in effect for the next two years, and was approved unanimously by the School Board.  As student enrollment growth has slowed, the plan calls for reorganizing central office Divisions and restructuring roles to allow for better use of current staff to serve changing needs.

Seniors Bid Farewell to the Gridiron in 2018 Varsity Brands Senior Bowl Senior Bowl football game 2018

More than 200 senior football players, cheerleaders, marching band members and JROTC cadets had one last night under the lights as CCSD high schools came together for the 2018 Varsity Brands Senior Bowl.  The White team, comprised of players from Cherokee, Creekview and River Ridge HS, claimed the win over the Gray team, formed from Etowah, Sequoyah and Woodstock.  All proceeds from the charity game went to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

Students Ranked Nationally for Career Skills! Sequoyah HS Hotrodders 1 12 11 18

A group of Sequoyah High School students is nationally ranked for its career skills!

The Sequoyah Hot Rodders team of Automotive Technology students placed seventh at the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow National Engine Challenge Competition in Las Vegas… outscoring teams from across the country!

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Leslie Kreiger of Bascomb Elementary School Bascomb ES 2019 toty

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week... please help us celebrate Bascomb Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Leslie Kreiger!

When new kindergartners walk through the door of teacher Leslie Kreiger’s Bascomb Elementary School classroom, they find themselves eye-to-eye with her.  

Connections Newsletter: Update Your Inclement Weather Early Dismissal Info by 12/7! inclement dismissal update 18

The latest issue of our CCSD Connections parent newsletter is online now! Read up on all the latest CCSD news including important info about inclement weather: Friday, Dec. 7, is the last day to update your inclement weather early dismissal transportation plan using our online system! #CCSDfam

CCSD School Named a Georgia Title I Distinguished School! title I distinguished school logo

A Cherokee County School District elementary school has been named a Georgia Title I Distinguished School!
R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy has achieved the elite recognition awarded only to the top 5% of Title I schools in the State based on its students’ academic success and progress last school year.  Title I schools are those that serve higher populations of students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

Boston ES Named National Beta School of Distinction!   Boston ES Beta 12 3 18

Boston Elementary School has been named a 2018-19 National Beta School of Distinction!  

This award recognizes schools with Beta or Junior Beta Clubs that are growing and showing outstanding academic achievement, exemplary character, demonstrated leadership and service to others.

Meet a CCSD School Teacher of the Year: Lisa Nations of Ball Ground ES STEM Academy Ball Ground ES STEM Academy TOTY 19

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week... please help us celebrate Ball Ground Elementary School STEM Academy 2019 Teacher of the Year Lisa Nations!

Lisa Nations is a rock for Ball Ground Elementary School STEM Academy and her community.

Woodstock HS Students Win Statewide Economics Challenge! Woodstock HS Financial Champions 11 29 18

Woodstock High School students are economics state champions!  

A team of four seniors won first-place statewide in the Georgia Council of Economic Education’s Georgia Personal Finance Challenge.  They now head to the national competition in May!  

Canton Rotary Club Donates $5,000 to Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy rotary club partnership with hasty es fine arts academy 11 28 18

Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy celebrated its new partnership with the Rotary Club of Canton on Tuesday -- and accepted a generous donation to help its special needs students! Club members visited the school for lunch and a tour of its accessibility lab, which provides sensory learning opportunities for special needs students. The Club’s $5,000 donation presented on Tuesday will fund additional equipment for the lab, which was created by teacher Amy Jones.

Georgia First Lady Visits Two CCSD Elementary Schools Georgia First Lady Visit to CCSD 11 28 18

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal visited two Cherokee County School District elementary schools this week to read to students.  During her visits to Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy and Oak Grove Elementary School Fine Arts Academy, Mrs. Deal read stories about achieving dreams and spoke to students about their own career aspirations.  She encouraged students to work hard and continue reading every day! #CCSDfam

Woodstock HS Navy Junior ROTC Team Headed to Area Championship! Woodstock HS Navy JROTC Brain Brawl 11 28 18

Congrats to the Woodstock High School Navy Junior ROTC Academic Team on winning the North Cobb Area 12 Brain Brawl, qualifying them for the Area Championship in March! Team members are, from left to right, Ansley Reed-Triola, Anna Fournaris, Ben Ziemecki, Harrison Provost, Noah Myers and Sebastian Escamilla. Their coach is teacher Lt. Mark Fagan. #CCSDfam

CCSD Middle and High Schools to Dismiss Early Dec. 21 school bus clip art

Cherokee County School District middle and high schools will have an early release day on Dec. 21, as students begin their winter holiday break.

On Friday, Dec. 21, all CCSD high schools and middle schools will dismiss on a half-day schedule, with buses departing early.  Elementary school dismissal is not affected and will remain 2:15 p.m.  Preschool program dismissal also is not affected.  The After School Program will not be offered at CCSD elementary schools.

Meet a CCSD School Teacher of the Year: Bonnie Smith of Avery Elementary School! Avery ES TOTY 2019

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week... please help us celebrate Avery Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Bonnie Smith!

A special U.S. flag hangs in the main hallway of Avery Elementary School that symbolizes the impact of its Teacher of the Year, Bonnie Smith.

Meet a CCSD School Teacher of the Year: Brooke McMullen of Arnold Mill Elementary School! Arnold Mill ES TOTY 2019

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week... please help us celebrate Arnold Mill Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Brooke McMullen!

Teacher Brooke McMullen’s second-graders master more than State academic performance standards during their year in her Arnold Mill Elementary School classroom.

CCSD Adds App to Further Expand System for Reporting Safety Concerns SafeSchools Alert App Poster

Reporting safety concerns to the Cherokee County School District now is easier than ever with the roll-out of a new smartphone app!
The School District in August launched the new SafeSchools Alert system, which allows students, parents, school staff and everyone in the community to report safety concerns to CCSD School Police and administrators by text, email, online message or phone call, with the option to do so anonymously.  To further increase accessibility, the system now includes a new smartphone app, which can be downloaded at no cost.  

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