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Happy Valentine's Day technology projects

Happy Valentine's Day from the IKES Tech Lab! First Graders created fact and opinion photo journals in Adobe Spark! #IKESRocks

CCSD Announces First-Ever Support Staff Employee of the Year Awards! Support Staff Employee of the Year Awards announcement 2 12 19

The Cherokee County School District next month will present its first-ever Support Staff Employee of the Year Awards!

The celebration on March 5 will honor one Support Staff Employee of the Year from each of CCSD’s schools, centers and central office divisions.  Each honoree will be recognized by the Superintendent of Schools and School Board members, receive a plaque and gifts of appreciation, and enjoy a reception with their family and Principal. 

IKES Counselors are Fabulous teachers

Happy Counselor's Appreciation Week to Mrs. DeLosh and Mrs. Waycaster! The faculty and staff showered them with tokens of their appreciation this week. We are also excited to pass the Counselor of the Zone torch to Mrs. DeLosh. She will represent the Sequoyah Zone and compete for the district title of Counselor of the Year. We are blessed to have both of these fabulous ladies at IKES. 
Counselor of the Zone 2018-19, Lori Waycaster
Counselor of the Zone 2019-20, Colleen DeLosh

Employee of the Month - January teachers

Congratulations to special education teacher Micha Guice who was named the IKES January Employee of the Month. Mrs. Guice coordinates our garden lessons, and takes an active role in facility grounds beautification.  She plans science lessons that reflect grade-level state standards and the IKES garden.  In fact, she also stocks our farmers market so we can enjoy the food straight out of the garden. In the classroom, she is a very hands-on teacher.  Her students learn through engaging and meaningful experiences. We are thrilled to celebrate her positive impact on student achievement.  Micha was awarded a $20 Woodstock Downtown Gift Certificate from TPG Keller Williams as well as a gift from the PTA.  Congratulations, you are a shining star FIREBIRD! 

Read the latest CCSD Connections parent newsletter! CCSD Connections parent newsletter February 2019 image

The latest issue of our CCSD Connections parent newsletter is online now: https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/newsletter Thanks to Credit Union of Georgia for its sponsorship! #CCSDfam

IKES 3rd Grade Colonial Day teachers

IKES 3rd grade students celebrated Colonial Day by taking a trip back in time. A speaker from the Sons of the American Revolution spoke about the 13 colonies. Also, students made homemade biscuits and butter, reenacted a New England Reader's Theater using green screen app, completed a Canvas Webquest, and played colonial games. 

CCSD Message 1/31/19: Full February Break

The Superintendent of Schools has determined the February Break will be a full week-long break for students.

Due to a mild winter so far, resulting in the need to close schools for only one full day, coupled with positive long-range forecasts, all CCSD schools will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, through Friday, Feb. 22, for the student holiday.  CCSD central offices will remain open as previously scheduled.       

100 Days Smarter students

Our IKES Firebirds are 100 days smarter!!  Check out our Kindergarten students and teachers who aged overnight! 

CCSD to Host Annual Job Fair on March 2 for Teachers, Bus Drivers & School Nutrition Workers CCSD 2019 Job Fair - March 2 - new

The Cherokee County School District will host its annual job fair on March 2 for hiring new teachers, bus drivers and school nutrition workers!

The fair is from 9 a.m. to noon at River Ridge High School in Woodstock, and offers job candidates the opportunity to meet CCSD and school leaders.  Candidates not only will have the opportunity to introduce themselves, but also the chance to ask questions.

Bird House Meeting 2nd Quarter house meeting mascots

If you heard cheering last Friday, that was just our IKES Firebirds celebrating during our house meeting! We cheered on our fellow firebirds' accomplishments including perfect attendance, all A honor roll, and Pride of the Flock classroom winners. Congratulations to the HAWK GREEN BIRD HOUSE and the Pride of the Knoll, Everrett Smith in Dr. Latimer's 3rd Grade classroom. We take pride in recognizing the efforts of our students for outstanding behavior, attendance, and academic excellence! #IKESrocks

Want to see more pictures? Click on the Photo Gallery on our website to view photos. 

CCSD Georgia Lottery PreK Classes Enrollment Begins in February students

Open enrollment for the Cherokee County School District’s Georgia Lottery Pre-K Classes program begins in February for an earlier start to the annual process.
The earlier start, which has been moved up from the spring, will provide parents more time to seek other preschool options should their 4-year-old not win a spot in the lottery drawing for the program’s limited seats.
Classes will be offered at: Ball Ground ES STEM Academy, Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy, Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy, R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy and Johnston ES Preschool Center.
Parents can apply between 8 a.m. and noon on Mondays through Fridays from Monday, Feb. 4, through Friday, March 1, at the participating schools as noted above.  Names will be drawn at 3 p.m. on March 6 to fill available spaces.  



Special Event Focused on Resources for Children with Special Needs Agency Information Fair 2019 Flier image

The Cherokee County School District presents an annual Agency Information Fair for parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers to learn more about services in the community for children with special needs. This year's free event is on March 21. Please see the flier posted online here for more info, as well as this list of participating organizations.

December Employee of the Month Katie Smith teachers

Congratulations to 5th Grade Teacher Dr. Katie Smith the Indian Knoll Elementary School Employee of the Month for December, 2018.  Katie is a teacher leader who co-sponsors the Jr. Beta Club and serves as the school Cherokee County Service League representative.  Outside of school she also serves on the Cherokee County Service League Board and commits her time and talents to helping residents with specific needs. Dr. Smith is best known for her warm heart, passion for education, and ability to accommodate for every learner. Dr. Smith was recognized at the IKES Believes program where the students donated toys to Must Ministries and sang holiday songs. Dr. Smith received a $20 gift certificate and a goodie bag from the IKES PTA.  We applaud her service to the school and the district. #CCSDfam #IKESRocks

Dino-Mite Book Fair book fair dinosaur logo

Our Dino-Mite Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides a wonderful selection of books that kids want to read.  At the book fair, you'll find engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. All purchases benefit our school. See you at the book fair!

Techno Wizards Compete in Piedmont Regional Technology Fair students

Students from Indian Knoll Elementary School competed in the Piedmont Regional Technology Competition on December 15.  Participating students created a technology-based project in categories such as 3D modeling, digital game design, and robotics.  Of the 32 Indian Knoll students who competed, 23 of them earned first, second, or third place.  Our 12 first place winners will represent Cherokee County at the Georgia Student Technology Competition in Macon on March 19.

First Quarter Bird House Celebration Bird House Meeting #1

Our first quarter Bird House Celebration was a HIT! IKES recognized students with perfect attendance, outstanding behavior, and school pride! Our bird house with the most Dojo points schoolwide was the BLUE EAGLES!!! The blue eagles were invited to the very first house carnival! Do you want to see pictures of all the fun? Check out our Photo Gallery on our webpage under the parents section. 

Firebirds LOVE STEM! teambuilding

Our firebirds have been teambuilding in STEM with Mrs. Wos!

Indian Knoll's Teacher of the Year educators

Congratulations to this year's Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Patti Nations! Mrs. Nations teaches kindergarten at IKES, and she is an impeccable eductor! 

Interested in painting the IKES spirit rock? painted rock

The Spirit Rock is a great way to send a message for all to see! Paint the Spirit Rock to celebrate birthdays, recognize achievements or offer well wishes and words of support!


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