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Schools and Offices Closed Friday October 30

With multiple school power outages still ongoing likely through tomorrow morning and over 20 roads still impassible throughout the County, Cherokee County School District will be closed Friday, October 30. This will not be a Digital Learning Day due to the remaining widespread power outages.  A decision to allow Friday extracurricular events will be made mid-day based upon local conditions. 

Meet a CCSD 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Vicki Wheeler of Free Home ES! FHES SSOTY 2020

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize one here each week. Please join us in congratulating Free Home ES 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year Vicki Wheeler! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Volunteer of the Year: Michael Burton of Boston ES! Boston VOTY 2020

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week ... congratulations to Boston ES 2020 Volunteer of the Year Michael Burton! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

CCSD Schools and Offices Closed Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

On behalf of the Superintendent of Schools, this is to announce that due to the National Weather Service Tropical Storm Warning and likely associated hazardous wind and flooding conditions during the early morning hours tomorrow, Cherokee County School District will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.  This will not be a Digital Learning Day due to the likely event of expected widespread power outages throughout the morning.  A decision to allow Thursday extracurricular events will be made mid-day based upon local conditions. #SafeCherokee

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Partner of the Year: Credit Union of Georgia of Johnston Preschool Center JPC POTY 2020

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week -- congratulations to Johnston Preschool Center 2020 Partner of the Year: Credit Union of Georgia!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Jenn Straw of Carmel ES! MTT Carmel ES (Straw)

We’re proud of our CCSD family’s dedicated teachers… and every week, you’ll get to know one of them better through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

CCSD Schools Earn $10K in "Bright Ideas" Grants CCSD Amicalola Grants 10 26 20

Cherokee County School District schools have earned more than $10,000 in this fall’s Bright Ideas Grants!

The competitive Bright Ideas Grants are awarded by Amicalola EMC to the most innovative ideas from schools in their service area.  Fifteen CCSD projects won a total of $10,841 in this season’s cycle of funding, which was presented to recipients this month.

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: Melinda Meadow of Tippens Education Center! toty Tippens 10 24 20

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 2020 Tippens Education Center Teacher of the Year Melinda Meadow!

Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy Teacher Wins STEM Grant GATEC 2020 Winner Holt Hasty ES

A Cherokee County School District teacher is one of only five in the state to win a competitive STEM grant!

Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy teacher Rebekah Holt, who leads the school’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Lab classes, earned the $3,000 Georgia Educational Technology Consortium Innovation Grant for her Mindful Designs project.  The grants are awarded to the State’s most innovative educational technology projects to improve teaching and learning.

Meet a CCSD 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Barbara Gentile of Woodstock MS! WMS SSOTY 2020

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize one here each week. Please join us in congratulating Woodstock MS 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year Barbara Gentile! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Volunteer of the Year: Melissa Meyer of Sixes ES! SES VOTY 2020

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week ... congratulations to Sixes ES 2020 Volunteer of the Year Melissa Meyer! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

CCSD Appreciates Its Bus Drivers! bus driver appreciation

CCSD recognized its school bus drivers on Tuesday morning with a drive-through breakfast and gifts.  CCSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Hightower visited with drivers at two bus maintenance facilities, passing out Chick-fil-A biscuits and goody bags from sponsors. 

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Partner of the Year: Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant, Macedonia of Creekview HS! CVHS POTY 2020

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week -- congratulations to Creekview HS 2020 Partner of the Year: Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant, Macedonia!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction

CCSD Team Selected for NASA Student Launch Program Creekview HS NASA Student Launch Teams 2020

A Cherokee County School District team has been selected for the prestigious NASA Student Launch Program!

Creekview High School’s rocketry team has earned a spot in the competitive project open to high-achieving teams from universities, high schools and middle schools.  Middle and high school teams qualify to participate by finishing in the top 20 of The American Rocketry Challenge the previous year.  Creekview’s team, the 2018 International Champion, regularly ranks in the Nation’s top 20.

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Kelly Hammond of Ball Ground ES STEM Academy! MTT Ball Ground ES (Hammond) 10 19 2020

We’re proud of our CCSD family’s dedicated teachers… and every week, you’ll get to know one of them better through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

Hickory Flat ES Mom Wins CCSD Parent Recipe Contest CCSD Parent Recipe Contest 1 10 19 20

A Hickory Flat Elementary School mom turned up the flavor in a cornbread recipe to win the second annual CCSD School Nutrition Parent Recipe Contest!  

Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy Earns Digital Certification Common Sense Digital Citizenship logo

Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy has earned national certification for digital citizenship!

The school has been honored by Common Sense Education as a Common Sense Certified School for Digital Citizenship.  The national organizations helps schools teach students how to use technology safely and adopt positive digital skills and habits.

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: Scott Reece of Teasley MS! toty Teasley MS 10 17 20

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 2020 Teasley Middle School Teacher of the Year Scott Reece!

Board Business Briefs: School Board Hears of Potential State Funding Concerns BOE Meeting Oct. 15 2020 (1)

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday heard an update on potential State funding concerns for next school year.
 
During its pre-meeting work session, School Board members began the planning work for its annual Legislative Partnership Priorities, a list of top issues it would like to see addressed by Cherokee County’s State legislators during the General Assembly Session.  The report typically is shared by the School Board with the Delegation at a meeting in early December prior to the legislative session’s start in January.

CCSD Students Named to State School Superintendent's Student Advisory Council  State Superintendent Student Advisory Council 2020

Two Cherokee County School District students have been named to the State School Superintendent’s 2020-21 Student Advisory Council!

Creekview HS sophomore Kylie Buchanan and Woodstock HS junior Fawzan Khan are among the 64 high school and middle school students from across the state selected for the prestigious role.  They were chosen by State School Superintendent Richard Woods from more than 1,400 applications statewide based on their answers to essay questions about improving public education.

Meet a CCSD 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Laura Hardin of River Ridge HS! RRHS SSOTY 2020

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize one here each week. Please join us in congratulating River Ridge HS 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year Laura Hardin! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

School Board Members Visit Tippens Education Center School Board Visit Tippens 1 10 15 2020

Cherokee County School Board members regularly visit schools for tours with the Superintendent of Schools, members of his staff, and the school’s Principal and administrative team.  This month, the visit was to Tippens Education Center, where they learned from Principal Kim Barger about efforts to support their students’ special needs and the goal of transitioning back to their former school, and enjoyed a School Nutrition lunch from the cafeteria with Ms. Barger, Assistant Principal Wes Satterfield and CCSD Counselor of the Year Kelly Schalliol, who works at Tippens. #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Volunteer of the Year: Emily Meyer of Johnston ES! JES VOTY 2020

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week ... congratulations to Johnston ES 2020 Volunteer of the Year Emily Meyer! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

CCSD Class of 2020 Tops Nation, State on ACT CCSD 2020 ACT infographic

The Cherokee County School District Class of 2020 earned average ACT scores that topped National and State results and continued to rank among Georgia’s top 10 county school systems!

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Partner of the Year: Maria Sims Group and Zack Bobo Real Estate of Clayton ES! Clayton POTY 2020

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week -- congratulations to Clayton ES 2020 Partner of the Year: Maria Sims Group and Zack Bobo Real Estate!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction

CCSD Teacher Named Top Agriculture Educator in State! CCSD Georgia FFA Teacher of the Year 1

A Cherokee County School District teacher is the top agriculture educator in the State!

Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy teacher Karen Garland has been named the 2020 Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year by Georgia Farm Bureau. 

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Bernard Walker of Woodstock HS! MTT WHS (Walker) 10 12 2020

We’re proud of our CCSD family’s dedicated teachers… and every week, you’ll get to know one of them better through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: Katie Blanchard of Sixes ES! toty Sixes ES 1- 9 2020

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 2020 Sixes Elementary School Teacher of the Year Katie Blanchard!

Meet a CCSD 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Cheryl Rohmer of Little River ES! LRES SSOTY 2020

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize one here each week. Please join us in congratulating Little River Elementary School 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year Cheryl Rohmer! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Volunteer of the Year: James Butler of Cherokee HS! CHS VOTY 2020

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week ... congratulations to Cherokee High School 2020 Volunteer of the Year James Butler! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Partner of the Year: Chick-fil-A, Riverstone of Ball Ground ES STEM Academy! BGES 2020 POTY

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week -- congratulations to Ball Ground ES STEM Academy 2020 Partner of the Year: Chick-fil-A, Riverstone!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Casey Wheeler of Arnold Mill ES! MTT Arnold Milll ES (Wheeler) 10 5 2020

We’re proud of our CCSD family’s dedicated teachers… and every week, you’ll get to know one of them better through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

10/5/2020 CCSD Message: School Operations Update CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised of several important decisions in regard to CCSD school operations:

  • HYBRID MODEL: The three high schools currently operating on a hybrid model – Creekview, Etowah and Woodstock High Schools – all will resume traditional in-person instruction (five days a week) beginning Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 (Monday, Oct. 12, is a scheduled school holiday for all students/professional development day for teachers and staff).  This decision does not affect students currently enrolled in Digital Learning. 
Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: Tiffany Weck of Sequoyah HS! toty SHS 10 3 2020

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 2020 Sequoyah High School Teacher of the Year Tiffany Weck!

CCSD Students Creating Prosthetic Limbs for Those in Need Sequoyah HS e-Nable Project 1 10 1 2020

Sequoyah High School senior Daniel McCrobie has always liked engineering and figuring out how parts work together.

Through his school’s FIRST Robotics team formed last year, Daniel has figured out how he can be a part of life-changing work: making prosthetic limbs for those in need.  

The team recently formed an e-Nable chapter, joining the international online collective of “Digital Humanitarian” volunteers dedicated to using shared designs and 3D printers to craft free and low-cost prosthetic limbs for adults and children.

Meet a CCSD 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Shay Langston of Knox ES STEM Academy! KES SSOTY 2020

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize one here each week. Please join us in congratulating Knox Elementary School STEM Academy 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year Shay Langston! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

Read the October CCSD Connections parent newsletter! image - CCSD Connections parent newsletter Oct 2020

The October 2020 edition of the CCSD Connections monthly parent e-newsletter is now online at https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/newsletter and contains important information including updates on school operations for this month.  Thanks to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

School and Community Leaders Celebrate Opening of Mountain Ed's Cherokee Site ribbon cutting

School and community leaders celebrated the official opening of Mountain Education Charter High School's Cherokee County location Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.  Mountain Ed's Cherokee satellite, located in the Etowah East building on the Etowah HS campus, currently has 144 students enrolled in the alternative evening program. 

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Volunteer of the Year: Jeanette Smith of Indian Knoll ES! IKES 2020 VOTY

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week ... congratulations to Indian Knoll Elementary School 2020 Volunteer of the Year Jeanette Smith! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

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