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Announcements for October 18th

Good luck to the volleyball team as they play in the 1st round of state tomorrow at 2pm at Apalachee.  We are so proud of you and believe you can do this!  Go compete and get that win!!

Announcements for October 17th

Congratulations to the varsity softball team on advancing to the Elite 8 in Columbus next week. Way to go ladies!

Announcements for October 16th

Please stop what you are doing and listen. It is finally here. "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - Time" opens on Friday night in the RRHS Theater. Tickets are only $5 and the show begins at 7pm. The show will run Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday night. Don't miss the most epic event of the season. 

Students Invited to Thank Educators Through #thanksCCSD Project thanks CCSD icon

Can you remember a teacher or another school staff member from your childhood who made a positive difference in your life?  Did you ever thank them?

“We know our School District is a family of caring teachers, counselors, bus drivers, cafeteria staff and many more, all focused on doing their best to serve our students …  and a new districtwide initiative will now give students the opportunity to thank them!” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “We’re excited to begin #thanksCCSD and honor those among us who go above and beyond.”

Announcements for October 15th

Congrats to our 2019 Homecoming King and Queen: Andy Tran and Abbey Haverland. Thanks to everyone who came to the game and the dance!

Learn More About CCSD's Blueprint Strategic Plan Blueprint 20-24 Five Priority Areas

Want to learn more about what's next for CCSD? 

The Cherokee County School Board recently approved CCSD Blueprint: a long-range plan for continued success.  This strategic plan will guide CCSD's work for the next five years.  You can learn more about Blueprint, and keep up with CCSD's progress in accomplishing the goals set by the plan, by visiting this new webpage.

Announcements for October 11th

The RRHS Carnival Themed Homecoming Dance is this Saturday from 7-10:30pm!  Buy your tickets at lunch for $25 or at the door for $30! See you there!

Announcements for October 10th

Last day for girls flag football tryouts is today. Everyone must attend since it is the final day.  You must have a physical on file and up to date.
 

The Diversity Awareness Program will have a meeting today at 3:25 after school in room 2115. If there are any questions, see Ms. Patrillou or Ms. Culpepper.

Announcements for October 9th

Congratulations to the Volleyball team on their first round region game win over Dalton!  Your Lady Knights play Thursday at 5pm against Sequoyah at Sequoyah!  Good luck ladies and compete!!

Announcements for October 8th

RRHS girls’ fastpitch softball will host the first round of state HERE today at 4:00 and 6:00. Students, WE NEED YOU!!!  Please plan to attend the games and put your name in a drawing at the concession stand for HOCO t-shirts and a pair of HOCO dance tickets. We will give away these prizes during the 3rd and 5th inning of each game. Let’s do this!!!

Announcements for October 7th

The RRHS Carnival Themed Homecoming Dance is this Saturday from 7-10:30pm! Come for a great time with friends. There will be food, music, lights, and classic carnival games like ski-ball, knock-em-down, and ring toss! Buy your tickets online or at lunch for $25! Be sure to fill out an out of school date form if you are planning on bringing a date from another school. See you there!

Athletes and Volunteers Make a Great Team for Special Olympics Awareness Games athletes on field course

Hundreds of athletes and volunteers participated in the CCSD Special Olympics Awareness Games on Friday morning at River Ridge High School.  

CCSD Connections Newsletter for October Now Online Connections newsletter image October 2019

The October edition of the CCSD Connections parent e-newsletter now online here is filled with important information including an update on CCSD’s Digital Learning Day plan for inclement weather.  Thanks to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia. #CCSDfam

Announcements for October 4th

Congratulations to the Varsity Lady Knights Volleyball team on their 2 wins against Cherokee and Woodstock to start off the county tournament!!! Great job ladies and way to compete.  Good luck Saturday and go win County!!

 

 

CCSD SAT Scores Rank Second in Metro Atlanta, Top 10 in Georgia SAT infographic

Additional data released this week by the Georgia Department of Education shows CCSD's Class of 2019 scored among the highest in the state on the SAT. 

Announcements for October 3rd

Varsity softball defeated Harrison high school last night to secure home field advantage in the state playoffs before falling to Creekview in the region championship. The softball team will be hosting Winder Barrow in the first round of the state playoffs on Tuesday. Congratulations girls!

CCSD Surprises Four CCSD Teacher of the Year Finalists! TOTY ACCENT 2

The Cherokee County School District today surprised four teachers with the news they are CCSD Teacher of the Year Finalists!

Announcements for October 2nd

The Space-Science Club will be meet immediately after school at 3:20 pm today in Mr. Woszczynski’s room, 2105.

Announcements for October 1st

All girls interested in playing flag football, tryouts will be held today and Wednesday from 3:45 to 5:15 at the practice field.  You must have a current and completed physical to try out.  See Coach Alexander or Coach Moore for any questions.

Announcements for September 30th

Congratulations to the varsity Softball team on clinching a spot in the state playoffs this weekend beating Sequoyah and Sprayberry in the region tournament. They will play in the semi finals of the tournament on Wednesday against Harrison high school. 

CCSD Class of 2019 Outscores State, Nation on SAT sat logo

Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2019 topped State and National averages on the SAT, according to results released today by the College Board!

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Katie Freeman of River Ridge HS! River Ridge HS 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 River Ridge High School 2019 Teacher of the Year Katie Freeman!
 

CCSD Building a Stronger Career Education Program! CCSD CTAE logo

The Cherokee County School District is building a stronger career education program to prepare students for more choices and opportunities after graduation!
 
Career, Technical and Agricultural Education, or CTAE, has long been rooted in CCSD high schools, with dozens of programs offered and refined over the years based on student interest and workforce needs.  
 
 

2019 Homecoming Court Representatives

Here is a list of your 2019 Homecoming Court representatives:

Announcements for September 20th

Friends Club will be having a meeting on Tuesday, October 1st at 7:30 in front of the coffee shop. We will be addressing important Special Olympics information. Also, club fees are due on October 1st. Fees are $25, bring cash or check to Mr. Woodburn in room 1206.

Announcements for September 19th

Come support your Varsity softball team Thursday for senior night against Creekview at 5:55 tonight!

Hat Day Friday! Bring $1 to buy a sticker to wear your favorite hat on Friday! The money raised will be going to the Rally Foundation that supports the research to end childhood cancer! Let’s support those kids in need! Remember Friday is HAT DAY for $1.00!

CCSD Graduation Rate Continues to Exceed State Averages graduation-caps

The Cherokee County School District’s graduation rate continues to exceed State averages with 87% of the Class of 2019 earning a diploma within four years of entering high school.

CCSD’s performance tops the State’s rate of 82% -- an all-time high since the State began using a new formula required by Federal law.  Georgia’s rate has increased by 12 percentage points since 2012, while CCSD has climbed nearly 15 points.

Announcements for September 18th

Varsity softball team had another big region win last night defeating Sequoyah 4-1. They are back in action at home Thursday for senior night against Creekview at 5:55

Today in homeroom you will be voting for homecoming court representatives. As soon as you get to homeroom login to Canvas and Vote! 

Announcements for September 17th

Anybody interested in trying out for River Ridge Baseball in the spring, please meet Coach Bradley in the gym Wednesday Morning at 7:50am for an informational meeting. 

 

Announcements for September 16th

Special Olympics interest meeting on Tuesday at 7:30 in the auditorium.

28 CCSD Schools Honored at State Level for Health and PE Programs 2019 ccsd shape honor roll 9 13 19

Twenty-eight Cherokee County School District schools have been honored at the State level for excellence in health and PE programs!

The schools all earned recognition on the Governor’s SHAPE (Student Health and Physical Education) Honor Roll, which rewards outstanding commitment to the health and well-being of Georgia’s students through fitness and nutrition.

Announcements for September 13th

Student tickets for the home game tonight will be sold today during the first half of lunch. $5.00 cash only. These tickets are for students only.

Today let’s celebrate Georgia’s apple season by crunching into Georgia grown apples – everyone crunch at noon!

CCSD School Nutrition Scores a Three-peat with Another State Platinum Award 2019 Golden Radish Logo

The Cherokee County School District School Nutrition program has scored a three-peat with its third consecutive Platinum-level Georgia Golden Radish Award!

CCSD’s program, which serves 5 million meals each year in school cafeterias, again earned the top award from Georgia’s Departments of Agriculture, Public Health and Education, and Georgia Organics.

Announcements for September 12th

Varsity softball team picked up a pair of region wins last night against South Cobb. They will be back in action Friday against Harrison at home at 4:30.

Special Olympics interested meeting on Tuesday September 17th at 7:30 in the auditorium.

Six CCSD High School Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists! CCSD 2019 National Merit Semi-Finalists

Six Cherokee County School District high school seniors today were named 2020 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists!

They are: of Cherokee High School, Anna DeYoung; of Creekview High School, Jack Eno and Lyriel Todd; of River Ridge High School, Alicia Mazzurra and Sathvika Narasimhan; of Woodstock High School, Dayne J. Bergman.

Meet a 2019 CCSD Support Staff Employee of the Year: Virginia Elder of River Ridge HS! ssoty River Ridge HS 9 12 19

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize one here every week. Please join us in thanking and congratulating River Ridge High School 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year Virginia Elder!

Announcements for September 11th

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. River Ridge wants to use this month to reach out to those affected by suicide. JOIN US IN WEARING YELLOW THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12th TO SPREAD AWARENESS TO PREVENT SUICIDE! 

Announcements for September 10th

Art club informational meeting today from 3:30-4pm in room 510.

All boys and girls interested in playing tennis in the Spring: There is a parent and player informational meeting today in the Media Center at 6:30. Plan to attend if you are trying out for tennis in the Spring.

CCSD Teacher Tapped to Lead Master Teacher Workshop at Facebook River Ridge HS Facebook Teacher 9 9 19

A River Ridge High School computer science teacher was tapped to lead a Master Teacher Workshop at Facebook’s headquarters! 

Announcements for September 9th

The River Ridge JROTC program invites all students and staff to attend our 911 ceremony tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.  The event will take place right before our Curriculum Night. The guest speaker will be Command Sergeant Major Mark Jefferson of the US Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion.

September's CCSD Connections Parent E-Newsletter Now Online CCSD Connections September 2019 image snip

The September edition of the CCSD Connections parent e-newsletter is now online at https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/newsletter, and is filled with important news & updates. Thanks to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia! #CCSDfam

Announcements for September 6th

Senior Class of 2020: Herff Jones will be taking cap/gown and graduation announcement orders during lunch today.

Congratulations to the varsity softball team on picking up another region win last night against Allatoona. 

Congratulations to CCSD's 2020 School Teachers of the Year! toty statuette

Congratulations to CCSD's School Teachers of the Year!

At the start of every school year, each CCSD school is asked to select its own Teacher of the Year.  These school-level winners now are eligible for the honor of Cherokee County School District 2020 Teacher of the Year! 

Announcements for Sept. 5th

Senior Class of 2020: Herff Jones will be taking cap/gown and graduation announcement orders during lunch today and Friday.

Softball plays today at home against Allatoona at 5:55

New Video Highlights Cherokee Summer Internship Program 2019 cherokee summer internship video image

Thirteen CCSD high school students spent the summer learning and earning through the Cherokee Summer Internship Program!

The second annual program was sponsored by the Cherokee Workforce Collaborative, through which CCSD, county government, business and industry, university and nonprofit leaders work together to support local workforce growth.

Announcements for Sept. 4th

Varsity softball defeated Dalton last night 9-0. They are back in action Thursday at home against Allatoona at 5:55

Announcements for September 3rd

Young Life is back! We are having a color kick ball game tonight at 6:30. Wear a white shirt and by the end you will be covered in different colors. Come join the fun at Barrett Park. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Chelsey Beckham or Mrs. Turner. 

Please Share Our New Job Listing: Facility Maintenance Director job ad - fac maint dir 2019

Please share our new job listing for CCSD Director of Facility Maintenance! This leadership position offers a competitive compensation package with outstanding benefits (including State Health Benefit Plan & Teachers Retirement System), a great work calendar and schedule, and a wonderful work environment and team.

Announcements for August 30th

Friends Club first meeting on September 5th @7:30 in the cafeteria by the Coffee Shop. See Mr. Woodburn in room 1206 if you have any further questions.

TOME student literary society has its first meeting is Tuesday at 7:30am in the media center. If you love to read and would like to learn more, see Ms. Rubin or Ms. Turner in the media center.

Announcements for August 29th

Varsity softball team had a big win last night defeating Pope 3-2. 

Any boys interested in playing lacrosse this year there will be a meeting this today at 3:20 in room 1301. If you have any questions, please see Coach Alexander.

Announcements for August 28th

Varsity softball team defeated Sprayberry last night to pick up another region win. They are back in action tonight against Pope at 5:55. 

There will be an informational meeting for all GIRLS wanting to play SOCCER for River Ridge in the Spring today at 3:45 in Room 2114.

Enter CCSD's First-Ever Parent Recipe Contest! CCSD recipe contest squash 2019

What's cooking, #CCSDfam?  

If you're a CCSD parent who loves to cook, please enter our first-ever CCSD School Nutrition Parent Recipe Contest... you could win a $100 Kroger gift card and see your side-dish recipe featured on CCSD school lunch menus in October!  

CCSD Transportation Department Recertified for National Blue Seal of Excellence!  ASE logo 2019

The CCSD Transportation Department has earned recertification of its prestigious National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Blue Seal of Excellence!

CCSD in 2015 became one of the first school systems in the State to obtain this level of certification, and just learned that this important seal of approval has been extended again based on a close review of its staff’s knowledge and practices.

Announcements for August 27th

Don’t forget the girls volleyball team is playing today at home at 5:30 and 7:30 in their first Region games.  We need you there!  Good luck ladies!

Any boys interested in playing lacrosse this year there will be a meeting this Thursday at 3:20 in room 1301. If you have any questions, please see Coach Alexander.
 

Enter CCSD's Fire Safety Essay & Poster Contests by Sept. 9 National Fire Prevention Week 2019 theme

CCSD students are invited to enter CCSD's Fire Safety Essay & Poster Contests by Sept. 9.

To raise awareness in observation of National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12, CCSD's Office of Safety & Security, in collaboration with Cherokee County Office of Fire & Emergency Services and Woodstock Fire Department, will sponsor districtwide fire safety contests.  The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) theme is: “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

Announcements for August 26th

The lady Knights volleyball team have their first region games tomorrow here at the Ridge at 5:30 and 7:30 against Sprayberry and Creekview.  Make sure you come back and cheer them on!

Ms. Haggerty and Ms. Beyer are doing WISE (women in science and engineering) we will be having our firs WOMEN IN SCIENCE MEETING next Wednesday from 3:20-4:00

Board Briefs: School Board Approves New Strategic Plan Based on Community Input Blueprint 20-24 Five Priority Areas

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 approved Blueprint, a new long-range plan for the Cherokee County School District’s continued success, developed based on community input. 

The creation of the new five-year strategic plan, which is posted here, evolved over six months of meetings with students, families, teachers, support staff, business and community partners to determine what matters most to them and how CCSD could better serve them.

Announcements for August 23rd

First home football game will be today against Etowah at 7:30! Student tickets for Friday night’s football game will be on sale for $5.00 (Cash Only) today during all lunches. The ticket window will close at 2:10 PM and tickets will then be $8.00.

23 CCSD Students Place at Georgia PTA Reflections! CCSD Georgia PTA Reflections Winners 2018-19

Twenty-three Cherokee County School District students placed in the 2018-19 Georgia PTA Reflections fine arts contest!

The annual PTA Reflections contest gives students in all grades and abilities the opportunity to create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts for the opportunity to earn recognition at the School, County, State and National levels. 

Announcements for August 22nd

It’s game day for your lady Knights volleyball team!  Come show your support at 5pm and 7pm as they take on Centennial and Woodstock!  Good luck ladies and shut them down!

First home football game will be this Friday against Etowah at 7:30! Student tickets for Friday night’s football game will be on sale for $5.00 (Cash Only) Friday during all lunches. The ticket window will close at 2:10 PM and tickets will then be $8.00.

Announcements for August 21st

First home football game will be this Friday against Etowah at 7:30! Student tickets for Friday night’s football game will be on sale for $5.00 (Cash Only) Friday during all lunches. The ticket window will close at 2:10 PM and tickets will then be $8.00.

Apply by Sept. 6 for CCSD's VILLA Parent Academy! CCSD 2018 VILLA Class 11 1 18

Want to learn more about the Cherokee County School District and how you can better support your child's education? CCSD's VILLA parent academy program is the answer!

CCSD is accepting applications through Sept. 6 for its third annual VILLA program that provides parents with a behind-the-scenes look at their School District.

Announcements for August 20th

There will be a slow pitch softball interest meeting Thursday at 8:00am in room 2308.

Rho Kappa application and money is due on Wednesday to Mrs. Sand in room 2314.

Read the August CCSD Connections Parent Newsletter! newsletter image August 2019

The August edition of the CCSD Connections parent e-newsletter is now online here, and is filled with important news & updates.

Announcements for August 19th

Congratulations to your Varsity Volleyball team on placing 2nd out of 16 teams in the Coal Mtn Classic Tournament this past weekend!  They took care of each team in 2 sets, winning 10/12 sets for the weekend; falling short to Kennesaw Mtn HS in the Championship game.  They put on a good show and played some great volleyball all day Saturday.  The team travels to Mt. Paran tomorrow to play Blessed Trinity at 6pm and Mt. Paran at 7pm.  Mark your calendar to come out and how some support this Thursday at 5pm and 7pm as the team is back in action at home!  Great job ladies and good luck this week, keep competing!!

August School Board Meeting Rescheduled to Thursday, August 22

The School Board's Strategic Work Session and regular School Board meeting originally scheduled for August 15 (which were cancelled due to a gas main leak in the vicinity) have been rescheduled for Thursday, August 22. The Superintendent/School Board Strategic Work Session will be held at 6:00 p.m., and the School Board meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. The Superintendent’s recommended, updated agenda will be re-posted to the School District website on Monday, August 19.

 

Announcements for August 16th

Football will scrimmage Woodstock tonight at Woodstock at 7:30. Come out for some Friday night lights!

Attention all freshman! Your student government class officer application deadline has been extended through TODAY! You can pick up the application in room 2308! Stop by today! All applications are due today at 3:30pm to room 2308!

Please Reapply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals by Sept. 12 CCSD Kale 2 10 2 18

Please remember that applications for free or reduced-price meals must be updated every school year, per Federal guidelines.  Applications for this school year are due by Sept. 12 to avoid an interruption in status. 

You can apply online at www.lunchapplication.com or pick up a paper application in the front office of your child's school.  

If you have questions, please contact Paula Hilton at 770 721-8443 or paula.hilton@cherokee12.net.  Para español: Viri Gates a 770 721-8460 o Viri.Dudoit@cherokeek12.net.

Announcements for August 15th

Schedule changes are completed. If you have any concerns regarding your schedule, see your counselor TODAY.

Don’t forget to come back to the Ridge at 5pm and 7pm for your Lady Knights Volleyball Varsity games against Pope and Starr’s Mill!  Good luck ladies and shut them down!

Announcements for August 14th

Attention all freshman! Your student government class officer application deadline has been extended to this Friday! You can pick up the application in room 2308! Stop by today! All applications are due this Friday at 3:30pm to room 2308!

There will be a slow pitch softball interest meeting on August 22nd at 8:00am in room 2308.

Announcements for August 13th

Varsity softball team defeated Cambridge last night 8-5. They are back in action tonight at 7 against Cherokee.

All students interested in the Technology Student Association or the River Ridge Robotics Team are invited to a meeting today at 3:20 in room 1308.  Any questions, please see Mrs. Haggerty

CCSD Announces Anti-Vaping Student PSA Video Contest  image CCSD Anti-Vaping Student PSA Contest 2019

The Cherokee County School District is sponsoring a video contest with a $500 prize to seek students’ help in raising awareness of the dangers of vaping.

CCSD students in grades 6-12 are invited to create and enter by Oct. 1, 2019 a short public service announcement-style video that educates students about the health dangers of vaping.  Entries will be judged for message, quality and creativity.  One winner will receive $500 sponsored by the Service League of Cherokee County.

 

CCSD Cancels 8/12-13/19 Outdoor Activities Due to Heat Advisory heat advisory

Due to the anticipated high heat index for today and Tuesday, August 13, 2019, the Cherokee County School District is cancelling all outdoor activities from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM.  This includes curricular and extracurricular classes and activities.

Learn More About Partnering with Schools at Sept. 12 Event 2019 Partner Up

The Cherokee County School District is asking local businesses and organizations to Partner Up with CCSD!

Businesses and organizations are invited to learn more about partnering with CCSD schools by dropping in at the free event anytime between 4 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo Educational Services Facility auditorium (1205 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, 30114).  Participants can visit tables of school leaders, who will be grouped by geographic area, to share coffee and conversation with them about partnership opportunities.

Announcements for August 12th

1st meeting for the River Ridge Debate Club will be today at 3:20 in room 2311.

There will be a mandatory meeting for all students interested in trying out for the River Ridge Swim Team on Tuesday morning at 7:50 in Coach Goodbread's health room. Please make plans to attend.

All students interested in the Technology Student Association or the River Ridge Robotics Team are invited to a meeting on Tuesday at 3:20 in room 1308.  Any questions, please see Mrs. Haggerty.

Announcements for August 9th

Varsity softball had a big region win last night defeating Allatoona 5-0. The softball team will host Woodstock tonight at 5:55. Come out and show your support!

 

Come out and support your lady Knights volleyball team at 5pm and 8pm tonight!  They also play tomorrow morning at 9am here at the Ridge!

 

Attention freshman, River Ridge Student Government officer applications are due TODAY! Don't forget to pick one up today in room 2308 or the front office

Announcements for August 8th

Come out to the Atlanta Braves vs. the Toronto Blue Jays game on Monday, September 2nd at 1:20 pm.  Our very own River Ridge High School Chorus will be performing the National Anthem before the game.  You can purchase tickets from choral member or on line on the PTSA website.  Deadline to order is Friday, August 9th

Any girls interested in Flag Football need to be at the interest meeting Friday at 7:45 in Mrs. Moore's room 2322. See Coach Moore or Coach Alexander for more details.

Read CCSD's Newly Published Class Act Magazine Online! Class Act cover 2019-20

You now can read CCSD's first-ever Class Act magazine online!

Thanks to the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News and Cherokee Life Magazine, CCSD is able to share more news with you through this new publication.

Announcements for August 7th

Congratulations to the varsity softball team defeating Dalton 8-0 last night. The softball team will be back in action Thursday at Allatoona and their first home game on Friday against Woodstock at 5:55.

There will be a meeting for all girls interested in playing basketball this season Thursday morning at 7:50 in room 2316.

All Boys interested in playing soccer for River Ridge during the 2020 Spring Season need to attend an informational meeting this Thursday immediately after school in room 2321.  If you are unable to attend this meeting, please contact Coach Thomas.

Back-to-School Forms Are Online--and Easy to Use

The Back-to-School Gateway is a paperless, online registration system for students already enrolled in CCSD schools that replaces the dreaded stack of “first-day forms” with a quick digital check and update of students’ existing contact and emergency notification information in CCSD’s records system.  Forms should be completed by Friday, August 9.

Announcements for August 6th

There will be a meeting for all girls interested in playing basketball this season Thursday morning at 7:50 in room 2316.

There will be an interest meeting for Girls Lacrosse on Thursday, August 8th at 7:50 AM in room B301 (the health classroom in the gym). Any young lady interested in playing Girls Lacrosse at River Ridge in the Spring should be present. If you have any questions, please see Coach Phillips.

Interested in Slow Pitch Softball?

Attention Soft Pitch Softball

Learn About Your Child's Learning at Curriculum Night!  curriculum clip art

It’s Curriculum Night time!  CCSD Curriculum Night programs provide parents with an overview of what their children will learn this school year.  Find the event for your child's school in the schedule posted online here.

Announcements for August 5th

Good luck to the softball team as they travel to take on Dalton on Tuesday!!

Make plans to attend the 1st drama club meeting of the year TODAY at 3:30. This meeting will cover the whole year's activities and productions. Later tonight, at 6pm, we will have the only parent meeting of the year. Be there or miss out on the greatest shows on Earth.

There will be a meeting for all girls interested in playing basketball this season Thursday morning at 7:50 in room 2316.

Announcements for August 2nd

Celebrate National Watermelon Day today in the cafeteria!

 

Make plans to attend the 1st drama club meeting of the year on Monday, August 5th at 3:30. There will be a drama club information meeting. This meeting will cover the whole year's activities and productions. Later that night, at 6pm, we will have the only parent meeting of the year. Be there or miss out on the greatest shows on Earth.

 

 

Message from the Superintendent: #CCSD1stDay Superintendent of Schools Dr Brian V Hightower and Creekland MS sixth-grader Journey Cowart

If we could have ordered up a perfect morning for the first day of school, I’m not sure it would have been prettier than today.

Not only did the beautiful weather exceed expectations, so did our entire #CCSDfam.  

Announcements for August 1st

Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year! Let's make it a great year!

Make plans to attend the 1st drama club meeting of the year on Monday, August 5th at 3:30. There will be a drama club information meeting. This meeting will cover the whole year's activities and productions. Later that night, at 6pm, we will have the only parent meeting of the year.

Be there or miss out on the greatest shows on Earth.

Celebrating #CCSD1stDay with a Welcome Back Video! IMG_2582 copy

CCSD is ready to celebrate the first day of school tomorrow, Aug. 1. We hope you enjoy this welcome-back video featuring messages from each of our schools! Please use the hashtag #CCSD1stDay tomorrow to share your photos with us. #CCSDfam #CCSDcares

CCSD Kicks Off New Social and Emotional Learning Twitter Account CCSD Cares twitter image 2019

The Cherokee County School District is increasing its efforts to support the emotional and mental health and well-being of students and staff through a new Social and Emotional Learning initiative.  Dr. Debra Murdock, who’s heading up the districtwide effort, has launched a new Twitter account @CCSDCares to share news about CCSD’s efforts… and to hear ideas from CCSD educators, parents and the community at large.  #CCSDCares  #CCSDfam   

Please Drive Safely Around CCSD School Buses bus stop arm

It's almost time for CCSD school buses to start rolling! Do you know the rules of the road when encountering school buses? When to stop and when you can keep going? Please check out this video - http://bit.ly/stop4bus - to learn more. #SafeCherokee

River Ridge Attendance Office

You can now access the attendance office directly. 

 

 

 

CCSD Continues to Top State Averages on Georgia Milestones! milestones logo

Cherokee County School District students topped State averages on the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade and End-of-Course tests for the fifth consecutive year, with important gains in early literacy and math! 

The test assess students’ mastery of Georgia Performance Standards, which set expectations for what lessons students will learn in each grade. Students in Grades 3-8 take Milestones End-of-Grade exams every spring in select core subjects; high school students in specific courses (and eighth-graders taking the classes for high school credit) take Milestones End-of-Course exams.  Parents will receive their children’s scores next month.

Check out CCSD's First Day Facts Report! FDF art

What's new for CCSD this school year? What do I have left on my back-to-school to-do list? Check out CCSD's annual First Day Facts report - a two-page, quick read of important information to start your school year off right! #CCSDfam #CCSD1stDay

CCSD Accepting Applications for School Nurses! school nurse job ad 2019

Please share our new job listing for school nurses -- this position offers a competitive compensation package with outstanding benefits, a great work calendar and schedule (work while your kids are in school... and enjoy vacation with them!), and a wonderful work environment and team. Join the #CCSDfam & apply now: http://bit.ly/JoinCCSDfam

Celebrate Your Student's Birthday on our Electronic Sign BALLOONS
Back-to-School Gateway Back Online

UPDATE 1:30 p.m. - The Gateway is back online and running - thank you!

The Back-to-School Gateway is currently offline due to technical difficulties. CCSD Technology staff are working with the system vendor to correct the issue as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience — we will post here when it's back online and ready to use.

CCSD Connections Newsletter for July Now Online - Important Back-to-School Info! CCSD Connections July 2019 image

The July edition of the CCSD Connections parent e-newsletter is now online here, and is filled with important back-to-school information! Thanks to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia.

Board Briefs: School Board Appoints Social and Emotional Learning Leader, New Principals CCSD leadership changes 7 19 19

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, July 18, 2019 appointed a longtime CCSD leader to head up the new Social and Emotional Learning initiative, as well as several resulting Principal changes.  

Dr. Debra Murdock, the former Principal of Cherokee High School and Georgia High School Principal of the Year, who has most recently served as the School Operations’ executive director overseeing middle and high schools, will take on the newly created role focused on developing new ways to better support students’ and employees’ emotional and mental health and well-being.

CCSD Staff Stay Busy with Work Over Summer Break MCMS construct 1

CCSD stays busy over the summer break, as departments continue to serve students through special programs and work begins to prepare for the new school year.  This slideshow video and the information below represents just some of the many projects underway over the summer.

CCSD Seeking Applications for Facility Technicians CCSD Facility Technician job ad 2019

Please share our new job listing for Facility Technician -- this position offers a competitive compensation package with outstanding benefits, a great work calendar and schedule, and a wonderful work environment and team. Join the #CCSDfam & apply now: http://bit.ly/CCSDFacilityTech Questions? Contact CCSD Recruiter Lindsay.Bowley@cherokeek12.net and 770.704.4256.

CCSD Seeking Applications for School Psychologists CCSD School Psychologist job ad 2019

Please share our new job listing for a School Psychologist -- this position offers a competitive compensation package with outstanding benefits, a great work calendar and schedule, and a wonderful work environment and team. Join the #CCSDfam & apply now: http://bit.ly/jobsCCSD Questions? Contact CCSD Recruiter Lindsay.Bowley@cherokeek12.net and 770.704.4256.

Cherokee Sheriff's Office Seeking Crossing Guards! crossing guard job ad 7 10 19

Please share this opportunity! We are so appreciative of the Cherokee Sheriff's Office and its dedicated crossing guards. #CCSDfam

Board Briefs: School Board Approves Budget, New Police Chief Sworn into Office CCSD Police Chief Swearing In 1 6 21 19

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, June 20, 2019 unanimously approved the Superintendent’s proposed budget for next school year and celebrated the swearing-in of a new CCSD School Police Chief.

School Board Celebrates Successful Year of Service by Students CCSD Student Delegates 6 7 19

The Cherokee County School Board celebrated its Students Advisor and Student Delegates with a special send-off at the student representatives’ last meeting of the year.

CCSD Educators Complete Advanced Training in Co-Teaching! CCSD CIE 1 6 7 19

Seventy-five CCSD teachers have earned the Certified Inclusive Educator (CIE) designation after completing specialized training to better serve special education students.

The 10-month program, developed by CCSD’s special education department, provided teams of general education and special education co-teachers with training on best practices including research-based strategies and effective models, concluding with a capstone presentation by participants for their fellow teachers at their own schools.

Attention CCSD Parents: Book Sales Not Endorsed by CCSD

Attention CCSD Parents: Please be advised that we have received reports that a door-to-door salesman working in our community has allegedly told parents that he and his merchandise have been endorsed by CCSD.  That is untrue.  We have not and do not endorse any such materials or sales.  Thank you to the parents who brought this to our attention.   

CCSD Honors Top Grads and Teachers at Scholar Recognition Banquet! CCSD 2019 Scholar Recognition Banquet

The Cherokee County School District and School Board celebrated the Class of 2019 Valedictorians and Salutatorians at its 19th Annual Scholar Recognition Banquet.

The evening at the Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo Educational Services Facility auditorium on Wednesday was attended by the Scholars and their parents; the teacher each Scholar chose as the most influential in his or her education; CCSD’s high school Principals; the Superintendent of Schools and members of his senior staff; and the School Board.

Read the June CCSD Connections Newsletter! CCSD Connections June 2019 snip

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

Congratulations to CCSD's Class of 2019! grad jump 2019

Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2019, made up of 3,000 students, will walk across the stage for graduation ceremonies next week! 

All ceremonies will be held at First Baptist Church of Woodstock (11905 Highway 92, Woodstock, 30188). The ceremonies will be streamed on www.fbcw.org so family and friends who are unable to attend still can participate.

Back-to-School Walk-Through/Open House Schedule Set! back to school file photo 18

The Cherokee County School District’s 2019-20 school year will begin on Thursday, August 1. 

Each school’s front office will be open daily beginning Monday, July 15; hours are limited, so please call before visiting.

CCSD Serves Free Summer Meals to Kids in Need CCSD 2019 Summer Feeding Program

CCSD is continuing its participation in the USDA Seamless Summer Option, which offers free meals to children during the summer – and rolling out a new delivery bus!

The meals are available to youth 18 years of age or younger; the program runs June 5 to July 19, Monday through Friday, with no meal service July 1-5. All meals must be consumed on site; the distribution sites and times are listed on the flier above; a menu is online here.

Free Reading Resources Can Stop the 'Summer Slide' books

When children do not read during the summer months, research suggests they may lose up to three months of reading ability. Stop the "summer slide" by taking advantage of free reading resources for students this summer. 

CCSD Announces Class of 2019 Valedictorians, Salutatorians! 2019 ccsd vals sals

Congratulations to the Valedictorians and Salutatorians for the Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2019! 

These students and their parents will be honored by the School Board and Superintendent of Schools at the 19th Annual Scholar Recognition Banquet on Wednesday.  Each student also is invited to select a favorite teacher, and these teachers are honored at the Banquet as well.

CCSD Class of 2019: Apply for June 3 for ABM $1,000 College Scholarship! ABM LOGO

Attention all CCSD Class of 2019 graduating seniors (and their parents): ABM Industry Groups has just partnered with CCSD to offer a new $1,000 college scholarship. One grad from each of CCSD's six high schools will win a $1,000 scholarship to be presented next month. The application (which is easy) and reference letters are due by June 3. The application and reference form are online here.

Message to Parents: New Anti-Vaping Policy no vaping image

On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised that the School Board has unanimously approved a new tougher anti-vaping policy for next school year.

While CCSD’s student discipline code already prohibits the possession or use of vaping devices and oils anywhere on campus, this new policy (click here to read) adds more serious repercussions.

School Board Recognizes Waste Management Scholarship Winner! Marla Prince of Waste Management celebrates with scholarship winner River Ridge HS graduating senior Billie O’Bryant.

The Cherokee County School Board recently recognized the winner of the annual Waste Management/Pine Bluff Landfill Scholarship!  The longtime Partnership Agreement between the School Board and Waste Management of Metro Atlanta specifies one $5,000 scholarship will be awarded by the company to a graduating senior from a CCSD high school each year.  The Class of 2019 school is River Ridge High School, and the company’s Pine Bluff Community Advisory Board scholarship committee selected Billie O’Bryant as the winner from a pool of outstanding applicants.  Marla Prince of Waste Management joined the School Board in making the special presentation at its May meeting.  This is the 12th anniversary of the annual scholarship presentation! #CCSDfam

PHOTO: From left to right, Marla Prince of Waste Management and scholarship winner River Ridge HS graduating senior Billie O’Bryant.

Announcements for May 21st

PARKING PERMIT APPLICATION FORMS will be in Ms. Wooten’s office (Room# 2302) for the students to pick up for next years parking permits. Permits will be sold Thursday 5/23 and Friday 5/24 for upcoming SENIORS only and on Tuesday 5/28 and Wednesday 5/29 for upcoming JUNIORS only. ***right after their last exam (on the assigned day) – students are to form a line outside Ms. Wooten’s office! 

Have the form filled out, w/ parent signature….  $90 (check or cash), Driver’s License, Insurance Card and Proof of Registration. NO FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED BEFORE DESIGNATED TIME FROM EITHER PARENTS OR STUDENTS.

18 CCSD Students Selected for Georgia Governor's Honors CCSD governors honors finalists 2019

Eighteen Cherokee County School District high school students have been selected for the elite Georgia Governor’s Honors Program!

The statewide summer honors program for select rising high school juniors and seniors offers four weeks of college-level instruction at Berry College in Rome.

CCSD Student Athletes Honored as Positive Role Models! positive athlete collage 2019

Twelve CCSD student athletes have been honored as Regional winners and two as State winners by Positive Athlete Georgia!

More than 3,000 students are nominated annually by coaches, principals, athletic directors, teachers and parents.  Awards are presented for specific sports and regions, with a top award presented to one male and one female student for the entire state.

CCSD Opening New Student Summer Registration Center CSR Logo English

The Cherokee County School District is beginning a new service for families registering students for school.

The Centralized Summer Registration Center will allow parents to complete the process for registering students -- in any grade who will be new to CCSD for the 2019-20 school year -- early in the summer break, rather than waiting for school front offices to reopen.

Announcements for May 15th

PTSA presents... $1 Movie Knight featuring THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

THIS FRIDAY in the RRHS stadium (rainout in the gym)

Gates open @ 8:00PM (show starts @ dark)

Concessions available.  Bring your bleacher seats!

Admission is $1 or FREE with canned food donation to Never Alone food pantry. Bring a friend... or 10!  Open to the community.

Announcements for May 13th

Congratulations to the following track athletes that participated at the State Track Meet for their outstanding accomplishments! We are very proud of you!

Financial Facts: Highlights from CCSD's Proposed Budget financial facts image snip 2019

The Cherokee County School District has published its annual Financial Facts report, which provides highlights and snapshots from the proposed Annual Budget.

The report is posted online here and provides financial additional information to the community in advance of the School Board’s public hearings and budget adoption.

Meet a CCSD 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Officer Michael S. Hunt Jr. of the Office of Safety & Security! ccsd safety and security ssoty 2019 5 9 19

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize one here every week. Please join us in thanking and congratulating 2019 CCSD Office of Safety & Security Support Staff Employee of the Year Officer Michael S. Hunt Jr.! #CCSDfam

Announcements for May 10th

Yearbook Distribution will be as follows:

12th TODAY during all lunches on back hallway near student parking lot

9th – 11th on May 13th during all lunches in the media center

Make sure to bring photo ID!

5/29/19 Early Release Schedules for High Schools, Middle Schools school bus clip art

Cherokee County School District high schools and middle schools will have early release days later this month, which will affect traffic in the surrounding areas.

 

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: poty rrhs 5 8 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week... congratulations to River Ridge High School 2019 Partner of the Year: Georgia Army National Guard!

 

CCSD Student Earns National Honor for Computing Skills! Sathvika Narasimhan19

River Ridge High School junior Sathvika Narasimhan has earned a National honor for her achievements in computing.

She recently was presented the National Center for Women & Information Technology's Award for Aspirations in Computing at a ceremony held at Georgia Tech.

 

CCSD Observes National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Mental Health Awareness Day 2019

Today is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, advocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Cherokee County School District joins in this observance as we care deeply about the health and well-being of all of our students. Our school counselors, nurses, social workers and psychologists are here to help. We have developed a resource page for parents to learn more about mental health resources and suicide awareness and prevention: http://bit.ly/ccsdresources #CCSDfam #NCMHAD

National School Nurse Day: We Appreciate You! national school nurse day 2019

Please join us in thanking our school nurses today on National School Nurse Day! They provide exceptional care for our students, staff and visitors each day. #SND2019 #CCSDfam

Announcements for May 7th

Yearbook Distribution will be as follows:

12th on May 10th during all lunches on back hallway near student parking lot

9th – 11th on May 13th during all lunches in the media center

Make sure to bring photo ID!

CCSD High Schools Named to "Best High Schools" List us news best high schools badge

All six Cherokee County School District high schools have been named to U.S. News and World Report’s “Best High Schools” list!

The magazine’s prestigious list is based on factors including academic performance, college readiness, graduation rates and success of disadvantaged students. 

#ThankATeacher - National Teacher Appreciation Day! thank you teacher appreciation 2019

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day! We appreciate our outstanding teachers and all that they do every day to serve our community. #CCSDfam #ThankATeacher

Reminder: Online Registration for New Students Open for 2019-20! registration reminder

Please help us spread the word: online registration for kindergartners and all students who will be new to CCSD for the 2019-20 school year is underway at https://registration.cherokeek12.net/. You can complete the online process in about 15 minutes and set up a time to visit the school and verify your required legal documents. Want to learn more about the learning that happens in our kindergarten classrooms? Check out the report: Ready to Learn: A Parent’s Guide to CCSD Kindergarten at http://bit.ly/CCSDkready #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2019 Counselor of the Year: Kelly Brangan of River Ridge High School! Kelly Brangan

Our school counselors are extraordinary, which is why we’re sharing the stories of our Innovation Zone Counselors of the Year… please help us celebrate River Ridge Innovation Zone 2019 Counselor of the Year Kelly Brangan of River Ridge High School!

For River Ridge High School Counselor Kelly Brangan, the highlight of her day is talking with students.

Announcements for May 3rd

River Ridge was well represented at the 1st Annual Cherokee Student Film Festival held at Cherokee High School. The event was held this past Sunday

Nick Ruiz, Jonathan Lawson, Jose Bonilla and Jackson Rush won 3 awards:

Best Cinematography

Best of Show (2nd Place)

Audience Choice (audience members scanned QR codes to vote for their favorite video after the screenings)

Congrats to potential Key Scholars!!

Congrats to the following 9th and 10th graders whose PSAT scores were high enough to recognize them as Potential Key Scholars:

Announcements for May 2nd

Yearbook Distribution will be as follows:

12th on May 10th during all lunches on back hallway near student parking lot

9th – 11th on May 13th during all lunches in the media center

Make sure to bring photo ID!

CCSD Connections Newsletter for May Now Online image of CCSD Connections May 2019 newsletter

The May edition of the CCSD Connections parent newsletter now is online here and features info on graduation, summer camp (the deadline to apply for CCSD Summer Discovery is Friday) -- and much more!  Thanks to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia.

Announcements for May 1st

Senior Class of 2019: Herff Jones will be re-delivering Cap & Gowns and Graduation Announcements during lunch TODAY. This is the last time we will be at the school for delivery before graduation. Orders can be placed and payments can be made, www.highschool.herffjones.com.

Announcements for April 30th

Senior Class of 2019: Herff Jones will be re-delivering Cap & Gowns and Graduation Announcements during lunch on May 1st. This is the last time we will be at the school for delivery before graduation.

Orders can be placed and payments can be made, www.highschool.herffjones.com.

Announcements for April 29th

Senior Class of 2019: Herff Jones will be re-delivering Cap & Gowns and Graduation Announcements during lunch on May 1st. This is the last time we will be at the school for delivery before graduation.

Orders can be placed and payments can be made, www.highschool.herffjones.com.

Announcements for April 26th

Congratulations to the cadets of the River Ridge JROTC Program for being awarded the Distinguished Unit Award from Headquarters Air Force JROTC!  The Distinguished Unit Award is the highest annual award a unit can earn for exceptional performance and community service.  This is the third consecutive year RRHS JROTC program has received this honor.

Announcements for April 25th

Stay on top of your game for 2019-2020 and come get a sport's physical for only $20 this Saturday at 1-3 at River Ridge High School.  You do not want to miss out. The physical will be good for all next year. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Beckham or your Coach about the annual physical day on April 27th

First-Ever CCSD Student Film Festival on Sunday! Cherokee Student Film Festival flier

Coming to a screen near you... a film festival featuring CCSD student filmmakers! The first-ever Cherokee Student Film Festival is on Sunday in the Cherokee High School auditorium as a result of a collaboration between CCSD and the Cherokee Office of Economic Development. Admission is free! See the flier for more info. #CCSDfam

Announcements for April 24th

Want to be the next star of River Ridge? Be part of the Talent Show! Auditions will be Friday, April 26 right after school and the show will be Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00pm!  Please see Mrs. Baccala in 909 or Ms. Lawhorne in 905 if you are interested in auditioning!  Tickets to the show are $5!  There will be a people’s choice award and entries are $1 each!  We hope to see everyone there!! 

Announcements for April 23rd

Attention all high school students! Are you interested in joining the 2019 River Ridge Color guard team? Color guard is a competitive sport that performs alongside the marching band to create the Friday Night halftime show. No previous skill is required to join the team. All information can be found on posters hung up around the school. You can also see Mr. Amend in the band room for more information!

All Football players- Reminder that Impact Testing is today directly after school in computer lab M-6. If you have any questions, see Coach Collins or Mrs. Beckham. 

Announcements for April 22nd

The RRHS Drama Club presents RADIUM GIRLS tonight at 7pm. This is the last show so come out and support!

Are you a Senior? Are you a future educator? Then we would like to celebrate you at our Future Educators Signing Day which will be held to recognize students who are planning to pursue a career in the field of education.  Please see Ms. Hamilton in room 1110 for more information. The deadline is today.

School Board Approves New Head Basketball Coaches for River Ridge HS, Sequoyah HS new basketball coaches 4 19 19

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday night approved the hiring of two teachers who also will serve as head basketball coaches.

Aaron Darling, who currently teaches and leads the boys’ basketball program at Cambridge High School in Fulton County, will serve in the same role at River Ridge High School. 

Chris Yarbrough, who currently teaches and leads the girls’ basketball program at Northview High School in Fulton County, will serve in the same role at Sequoyah High School.

Board Briefs: School Board Names New Police Chief, Assistant Principals for Next School Year CCSD new leaders - APs 4 19 19

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, April 18, 2019 approved the appointment of a new CCSD School Police Chief and new assistant principals to fill vacancies for next school year. 

The School Board unanimously approved naming Major Buster Cushing, who currently serves as commander of field operations for the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, as the next CCSD School Police Chief effective July 1.  Major Cushing will fill the role held by retiring Chief Mark Kissel  since the Department’s establishment 20 years ago.

Announcements for April 19th

Congrats to the Girls track team for their region runner up finish and the Boys track team in their 5th place region finish. 6 school records broken in the process and 14 athletes qualified for Sectionals.

The varsity girls soccer team defeated Kell 4-0 last night to end the season. Goals were scored by Lauren Patton, Andrea Gomez, and two for Caylee Gerold!

Student Athletes Recognized for College Scholarship Commitments signing day commitment

CCSD recognized 32 additional high school student athletes Wednesday who had signed scholarship letters of intent to play their sport at the college level. 

Announcements for April 18th

It is finally here and it is finally time for the curtain to rise. Come see RADIUM GIRLS starting tonight! The RRHS Drama Club presents RADIUM GIRLS on April 18, 19, 20 & 22 at 7pm. You have seen BAT GIRL...you have seen SUPER GIRL...now come and experience RADIUM GIRLS.

 

High School Students: Apply by May 25 for Summer Internships! InternshipFlyer2019_Final

CCSD is partnering for the second year with the Cherokee Office of Economic Development to offer high school students an outstanding career education opportunity: the 2019 Summer Internship Program! Applications due by May 25. Check out the flier (or visit https://www.cherokeega.org/internship/) to learn more about this six-week program to learn & earn this summer. #CherokeeByChoice

Announcements for April 17th

CONGRATULATIONS to the JV and Varsity Girls Lacrosse teams for their sweep of the Riverwood Raiders last night here at The Ridge. The JV picked up a 14-6 victory while the varsity claimed a 17-7 win. GO KNIGHTS!!

 

Announcements for April 16th

Congrats to boys Golf Team for shooting a school best team score yesterday. Zach Johnson shot 40, Eric Sabula shot 43, Joseph Chontofalsky shot a 44, and Chase Travis shot a 47. Congrats guys!

Online System for Registering New Students for 2019-20 Now Open!  slider new student registration gateway 2019-20 4 15 19

The Cherokee County School District’s online system for registering new students for the 2019-20 school year now is open to parents!

Parents can log in from home to the New Student Gateway by clicking here.  Parents who missed the window for online kindergarten registration in March also can register their children using the New Student Gateway.

Announcements for April 15th

Juniors: If you did not attend the senior portrait meeting on Wednesday, please stop by the front office or room 1109 to grab a Cady Studios brochure. For more information and to book an appointment, visit cadystudios.com

RRHS Drama Presents: Radium Girls RRHS Drama Presents: Radium Girls

RRHS Drama Presents

Radium Girls

April 18-20 & 22

7pm

$10

Summer School Registration Forms Now Online summer school

Registration forms now are online for CCSD's summer school learning opportunities from June 5-25 for high school students including rising ninth-graders.

In addition to offering a wide selection of courses for students who need to retake classes not passed during the regular school year, Personal Fitness and Health courses will be offered for initial high school credit.  

Announcements for April 12th

Congratulations to the Lady Knights for their strong 2nd place finish in the region!  This is the first time in school history these ladies have finished 2nd!  We are so proud of all your hard work and dedication and look forward to moving onto State next week.

2019 Testing Information
CCSD Students Succeed at State Literature Competition! CCSD Tome - Avery ES 4 11 19

Cherokee County School District students excelled at the statewide literature competition!

The Tome Student Literary Society, a National organization dedicated to promoting a love and appreciation of literature among fourth- through 12th-grade students, held its annual TomeCon competition and teams from six CCSD school participated and won top honors.

Newsletter for Week of April 9
Announcements for April 11th

CONGRATULATIONS to the Varsity Girls Lacrosse team for their 17-8 victory over North Cobb last night. With the win, the Lady Knights have secured a berth into the GHSA State Playoffs. Jordan Pruitt, Hannah Vecsey, Zoe Nehrboss, Stephanie Willard and Hailey Efel scored multiple goals for the Knights while Ellie Howard, Maggie Gallion, Aubrey Breeden, and Rylee Holland each chipped in a goal. Grace Hamrick had a solid night in goal with 11 saves. GO KNIGHTS!!

Announcements for April 10th

There will be an AP Preregistration session during homeroom today in the cafeteria for students taking AP exams. Students should go immediately to the café during homeroom and should bring a #2 pencil (no mechanical pencils). Any juniors who signed up for this session should attend the junior class meeting today instead and go to next week’s session in the auditorium during homeroom.

CCSD Connections Newsletter for April Now Online CCSD Connections April 2019 image

The April edition of the CCSD Connections parent newsletter now is online here and features an important update on the school calendar issue -- and much more!

Let's Clear the Air on Vaping's Dangers CCSD 2019 Factsheet - Vaping

No matter what you call it - vaping, Juul-ing, e-cigarettes – or how harmless the devices may seem, let’s clear the air: these are dangerous devices not permitted in schools.

CCSD takes vaping as seriously as any other tobacco product or marijuana, and the repercussions to a student’s health and school record are not worth risking. A 2018 national study released reported 1 in 5 high school students have tried vaping.

Purple Up on April 10 to Support Military Kids! purple up day logo

Please join CCSD in supporting April as the Month of the Military Child by wearing purple on Wednesday, April 10, for Purple Up Day! #GAMilitaryChildMonth #CCSDfam  Learn more here

Announcements for April 9th

Congrats to our 2019 GHP Finalists – Ragan Martin, Sathvika Narasimhan and Shawn Pradeep. What a great accomplishment!

Don’t forget about the Diversity Awareness Workshop during the 2nd half of all lunches TODAY. All students are invited to attend to help improve the culture and climate of River Ridge High School. Door prizes will be given away too.

Announcements for April 8th

There will be a Diversity Awareness Workshop during the 2nd half of all lunches on Tuesday, April 9th. All students are invited to attend to help improve the culture and climate of River Ridge High School. Door prizes will be given away too, so don’t miss this opportunity on April 9th.

School Social Workers Assist Families in Need CCSD Social Workers

This is National Social Work Month, and CCSD has four full-time social workers who assist the families of our 42,000 students in overcoming challenges that might affect their education.  Our social workers strive daily to connect families with community resources and provide interventions to address situations like homelessness, hunger, truancy, drug abuse, neglect and other challenges.   Last year, CCSD’s three social workers made 793 home visits; handled more than 800 cases; made 1,500 parent contacts and provided assistance to 146 homeless students.   This year, with the addition of a fourth member to the social worker team, they are on a pace to work 1,000 referrals and  serve more than 230 homeless students. 

Announcements for March 29th

Knights tennis finishes regular season play this week facing Harrison, the number one team in the region.  Both boys and girls fell short but fought hard until the end and played some of their best tennis of the season. The dubs line 1 senior dynamic duo of Gabrielle Thigpen and Katherine Lewis handed the Hoyas their first loss of the season!  The boys take 2 lines from the Hoyas, their only 2 losses of the season. Michael Macheers wins in straight sets at 3 singles. Reilly Amason hunkers down and beats a top ranked  player in an exciting match that is decided in a third set tie break.

TheThe Knights tennis teams won their first round of the region tournament last night and are now qualified for state! The girls eliminated Sprayberry and the boys eliminated Dalton.  Singles players Becca Latty, Emily Wilken, and  doubles Gabrielle Thigpen and Katherine Lewis get the three wins against Sprayberry. While Singles Reilly Amason, Diego Bancari, And Michael Macheers get the three wins for the boys against Dalton!

Congratulations and Go Knights!!

Thank You to Sponsors of CHOICE Program Incentives! thank you CHOICE donations 3 27 19

Thank you to these outstanding partners for donating to the CHOICE program that helps students who need extra support in order to graduate on time! Does your company want to donate incentives for this program? Or a financial contribution for a scholarship? Please contact penny.dempsey@cherokeek12.net for more information. #CCSDfam

Announcements for March 28th

Come out to support the boys and girls tennis teams as they compete in the first round of the region tournament.  The girls will take on Sprayberry and the boys will take on Dalton.  The matches will be played at The Woodlands Subdivision located at 800 Woodlands Parkway, Woodstock starting at 4:00.  Go Knights!

Today the boys and girls lacrosse team is having a double header. The boys match up with Mount Paran at 5:30 and the girls play Campbell at 7:30. The theme for this game is Hawaiian as we near spring break. Come out in your Hawaiian shirts to show your support.

Newsletter for March 27
Announcements for March 27th

Aloha and congratulations to the JROTC program. They will be heading to Hawaii for six days beginning tomorrow for a Curriculum in Action field trip based around the history of Pearl Harbor and diverse Polynesian cultures. All JROTC cadets that are going to Hawaii, please report to the front side of River Ridge at 3:30 a.m. tomorrow morning.  Mahalo!

Friday is PJ Day for the March of Dimes – Wear your favorite, school appropriate PJs, pay just $1.00 for March of Dimes and start Spring Break in comfort.  That’s just $1.00 for the right to wear school-appropriate PJs on Friday, March 29th!  Stamps will be available outside the bus doors from 7:45 – 8:10

CCSD's Child Find Program Helps Identify Special Needs Students Child find logo

What is Child Find?
The purpose of Child Find is to identify, locate, and evaluate children and youth, who are suspected of having or have a diagnosed disability or developmental delay, in order to provide free appropriate Special Education services.  The Cherokee County School District serves children ages 3 to 21.

Announcements for March 26th

Congratulations to Caroline Bulger whose essay “The Love Seat,” has won first place for the North Georgia Young Georgia Authors’ competition. Caroline’s essay will now move forward for state competition.

This Thursday the boys and girls lacrosse team is having a double header. The boys match up with Mount Paran and the girls play Campbell. The theme for this game is Hawaiian as we near spring break. Come out in your Hawaiian shirts to show your support.

School Board Salutes Police Department for 20 Years of Exemplary Service CCSD School Police Department 20th 3 25 19

The Cherokee County School Board is celebrating the CCSD School Police Department for its 20 years of exemplary service.  

Led since its establishment by Chief Mark Kissel, who has announced he will retire at the end of this school year, the Department consists of 20 police officers certified by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council, an Emergency Management Facilitator and office staff.

Announcements for March 25th

Congrats to the girls Track and Field team for their 2nd place finish at the Dalton Rotary Invitational.  Numerous personal best were broken and two school records.  Macy White lowered her 100 meter record to 12.00 and the Girls 4x100 team of Macy White, Chidimma Uwaomah, Leah Henry and Riley Zacherl set a new record of 48.89.  The boys had an outstanding day as well finishing just a few points out of 3rd place.  The teams compete in the county championship Wednesday at Woodstock High.

Announcements for March 22nd

Girls Golf came away with a victory yesterday against Pickens County.  Jensen St. John lead all scorers for the second time this week.  Way to go Jensen. 

Newsletter for week of March 19
Announcements for March 21st

CONGRATULATIONS to the Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team for their big 11-5 win over Woodstock last night on Senior Night. The win pushes their win streak to four and allowed them to move into third place in the Area 5 standings. Great job ladies! Kyla Anderson had a huge night in goal with 12 saves while only surrendering one goal in the first half to help the Knights take an 8-1 lead. Stephanie Willard led the Knights with 4 goals while Hailey Efel chipped in three and Hannah Vecsey and Ellie Howard had two goals each. Keep up the great work!

Congratulations to the boys in winning the JV County track meet yesterday. Outstanding effort was given by all.

Seniors Take Final Shots on the Court in Varsity Brands Senior Classic Games basketball action shot

Basketball season officially came to a close for CCSD’s high school seniors last Thursday night, as they played their final high school games together at Etowah High School in the Varsity Brands Senior Classic.  CCSD also presented a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as part of the event. 

Announcements for March 20th

Good Luck to the Girls Lacrosse teams tonight as they take on Woodstock. JV plays at 5:30 and Varsity at 7:00. It’s Senior Night at The Ridge so come on out and support the Lady Knights and our Seniors - Hailey Efel, Delaney Parker, Samantha Pichardo, Sabrina Roberts, and Stephanie Willard.

Announcements for March 19th

The last Blood Drive of the year will be Friday. If you are 16 or older, you may sign up with Ms. Jordan.  ALL donors must have a valid ID on the day of the Blood Drive. Anyone 16 or 17 MUST have a parent permission form signed and turned in to Ms. Jordan. Sign up soon as slots are filling up fast!

CCSD Celebrates Young Authors Writing Contest Winners! CCSD Young Authors 2019 3 18 19

Congratulations to the winners of CCSD’s 2019 Georgia Young Authors Competition!  This contest showcases the excellent writing instruction that is taking place in each of CCSD’s schools in Grades K-12. 

Announcements for March 18th

River Ridge SAB is hosting a Spikeball tournament this Friday after school.  It's $5 to play. It's also free to watch, so stick around after school on Friday to support your friends and teachers! Sign up to play by scanning the QR codes around the school, or through the "Payments" section on the school's website and pick up a waiver from Ms. Nelson. 

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CCSD's Communications Division today released the District's 2018 Annual Report of District Progress, showcasing CCSD student achievement and School District accountability across multiple metrics.  The report can be viewed here. 

Announcements for March 15th

River Ridge SAB is hosting a Spikeball tournament on March 22nd after school.  It's $5 to play, and winners get Chick-fil-A gift cards and the bragging rights as the school's top Spikeball team. It's also free to watch, so stick around after school on March 13th to support your friends and teachers! Sign up to play by scanning the QR codes around the school, or through the "Payments" section on the school's website and pick up a waiver from Ms. Nelson. 

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The Cherokee County School District celebrated its Work-Based Learning program with regional guests and special recognitions of partners that help with this important career education initiative.

The Work-Based Learning program provides CCSD high school students the opportunity to explore possible careers through working in school partners’ places of business.  The School District this month for the first time hosted a regional Work Based Learning meeting, with high school career education teachers from across the state in attendance to learn about one of CCSD’s programs: healthcare science.  

Announcements for March 14th

If your counselor signed you up for Work-Based Learning and you scanned the QR code for Mr. Ewers then you must turn in your application to room 1306 or you will forfeit your opportunity to participate in Work-Based learning. All applications are due before Friday.

Announcements for March 13th

Your Lady Knights Lacrosse teams have a home double header tonight @ The Ridge. The Varsity will kick off the action with a 5:30 match up against Sprayberry. The Junior Varsity will follow with a 7:00 game against the Longhorns from Kell. It’s also Chick-fil-a Knight @ The Ridge as Chick-fil-a Sandwiches will be on sale in the concession stand. Come on out to support the Lady Knights and come hungry. GO KNIGHTS!!

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Announcements for March 12th

CONGRATULATIONS to the Lady Knights Lacrosse teams as they swept Forsyth Central last night at The Ridge. The Junior Varsity pulled out a thriller in the last couple of minutes picking up an 8-7 victory. The Varsity Lady Knights followed that up with a thriller of their own finishing off the Bulldogs 14-12. Lady Knights getting into the scoring column last night include Nora Mansell, Stephanie Willard, Rylee Holland, Hannah Vecsey, Jordan Pruitt, Zoe Nehrboss, and Hailey Efel. Kyla Anderson had a big night in goal registering 13 saves. The Girls Lacrosse team has another home contest this Wednesday as the Varsity will get action started at 5:30 against Sprayberry with the JV following at 7:00 against Kell. It’s Chick-Fil-A Night at The Ridge so come on out and support your Lady Knights.

Announcements for March 11th

Congratulations to the following students who placed 1st in the Young Georgia Author’s Fair competition at the county level. Freshman Jazz Peck won for her short story “The Escape” and senior Caroline Bulger won for her submission “The Love Seat.” Both pieces will be sent to the North Georgia RESA competition in hopes of earning their way to state level competition. Congratulations ladies!

Announcements for March 8th

The Lady Knights extend their winning streak with another sweep at Osborne today! Becca Latty.  Emily Wilken, and Bipasha Pipin take care of business at 1, 2, & 3 singles all 6-0, 6-0. The dynamic duo of Maggie Lokey & Megan Mullen completed the sweep at 1 doubles 6-0, 6-0! The ladies didn't drop one game the entire match. Way to go!

The Knights singles Diego Bancalari, Joe Latty, and Reilly Amason come through at singles 1, 2, & 3 along with 1 doubles Alex Lokey & Matthew McMahon get another win to help the Knights secure another region win & 5-0 sweep tonight vs Osborne. Go Knights!

Announcements for March 7th

Today the boys and girls varsity lacrosse teams have a double header.  The boys play first against Sprayberry at 5:30 and the girls play Pebblebrook right after at 7:15. Come out and support your lacrosse programs in the first varsity double header of the season.  There will be a neon theme for the games.

 

CCSD Will Be Recruiting at the Cherokee Career Expo! CherokeeCareerExpo

Missed our job fair, but still want to learn more about joining the #CCSDfam for next school year? We're participating in the Cherokee Career Expo from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center (1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton 30114). We're hiring teachers, school nurses, bus drivers, school nutrition cafeteria staff, clerical support and more! #CherokeeByChoice Click here for more: https://www.cherokeega.org/career-expo/

Announcements for March 6th

After hard fought 1-0 loss at Creekview, the Lady Knights soccer team bounced back with a 10-0 win at South Cobb. Goals were scored by Callie Gerold, Lauren Patton, Grace Manwaring, Makayla Powell, Andrea Gomez, Mia Rivera and Allison Powell.

This Thursday, the boys and girls varsity lacrosse teams have a double header.  The boys play first against Sprayberry at 5:30 and the girls play Pebblebrook right after at 7:15. Come out and support your lacrosse programs in the first varsity double header of the season.  There will be a neon theme for the games.

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Announcements for March 2nd

Boy and girls golf team members – practice has been cancelled for today and tomorrow!

ALL JUNIORS AND SOPHOMORE WORK-BASED LEARNING CANDIDATES PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY: If your counselor signed you up for Work-Based Learning and you scanned the QR code for Mr. Ewers then you must PICK UP YOUR OFFICIAL WBL APPLICATION TODAY IN Room 1306 TO SECURE YOUR SPOT FOR NEXT YEAR. All applications are due before March 15th.

Read the latest CCSD Connections parent newsletter! CCSD connections newsletter March image

The March edition of the CCSD Connections parent newsletter now is online here and features an important update on the State-mandated school calendar issue and new troubling education legislation.  The newsletter also includes two brief surveys on our Strategic Plan and communications… please participate to help CCSD continuously improve!

Announcements for March 4th

ALL JUNIOR AND SOPHOMORE WORK-BASED LEARNING CANDIDATES PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY: If your counselor signed you up for Work-Based Learning and you scanned the QR code for Mr. Ewers then you must PICK UP YOUR OFFICIAL WBL APPLICATION TODAY IN Room 1306 TO SECURE YOUR SPOT FOR NEXT YEAR. All applications are due before March 15th.

JOB APPLICANTS WHO HAVE NOT ALREADY APPLIED ON APPLITRACK

IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY APPLIED ON APPLITRACK, PLEASE REGISTER AT THE LINK BELOW

JOB FAIR APPLICANTS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED ON APPLITRACK

If you have already applied on Applitrack, please register at the link below

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Do you know the rules of the road when encountering school buses?  When to stop and when you can keep going?  Check out this video - http://bit.ly/stop4bus - to learn more. #SafeCherokee

Announcements for March 1st

CONGRATULATIONS to the Girls Lacrosse team as they picked up a big county and conference win by defeating Cherokee last night 15-12. Hannah Vecsey, Zoe Nehrboss, Nora Mansell, Stephanie Willard, Ellie Howard, Allison Himiob, and Hailey Efel all got in on the scoring action. Kyla Anderson returned in goal and had 12 saves. CONGRATS Lady Knights!

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The Cherokee County School District’s award-winning School Nutrition department will celebrate National School Breakfast Week from March 4 to 8 with special items on the menu at all CCSD school cafeterias including a fruit parfait on Tuesday and breakfast for lunch on Wednesday.  The week’s theme is “School Breakfast: Start Your Engines.” 

#CCSDfam #NSBW19

CCSD Kicks Off Second Annual "Get Cherokee Reading" Event! CCSD Get CCSD Reading 2019

The Cherokee County School District is celebrating the importance of literacy with its second annual month-long “Get CCSD Reading” campaign! 

In support of the statewide Get Georgia Reading initiative, the program kicks off with Read Across America Day on Friday, a nationwide reading event that coincides with renowned children’s book author and illustrator Dr. Seuss’s March 2 birthday.

301 CCSD Students Recognized as Superintendent's Key Scholars Key Scholars

The Cherokee County School District recognized 301 extraordinary high school juniors as Superintendent’s Key Scholars!

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Announcements for February 28th

Boys lacrosse has their first home game Friday at 6:30. Come out and support you Knights as they take on Marietta.

Yearbook staff application packets need to be turned in to Mrs. Cleveland in room 1109 by THIS FRIDAY, March 1st.

Announcements for February 27th

Congrats to the boys soccer team for their 1-0 win over Cherokee.  Kyle Richardson scored the game winning goal and the entire team played with great effort defensively to maintain the season’s first shutout. The Knights will start Region play this Friday at Creekview. Kickoff at 7:45 pm.

CCSD Kicks Off Strategic Plan Initiative with Community Engagement Strategic Planning Community Meeting 2.25

The Cherokee County School District has kicked off a significant update to its five-year Strategic Plan and began the process with community engagement.

The School District, with the support of the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA), is developing a new plan aligned with the community’s vision for the future and designed to be better understood and appreciated by the community and more accurately implemented and measured by CCSD staff.

Announcements for February 26th

This Saturday is the band program's 2nd Annual Glow in the Knight 5K Race. Sign up your group for the team challenge and you save money too!  Will your team beat the band's team?

Announcements for February 25th

Girls soccer beat North Springs 4-1... Goals by Caylee Gerold, Mia Rivera, and Allison Powell.  We play again on Tuesday at home against county rival Cherokee at 5:30.

KSU recruiter will visit RRHS on February 27th at 8:45a.m. Students should sign up in the counseling office.

Announcements for February 15th

Congratulations to Jake Piccirilli in his Quarter final win in the state wrestling tournament. He will be competing on the semi-finals today! Good luck Jake!

Announcements for February 14th

The student-faculty basketball game is Friday during your 7th period class! Pay only $3 to watch your peers compete against your teachers in an intense game of basketball. To play in the game, register by scanning the QR codes posted around school and sign up as soon as possible:  SPOTS ARE LIMITED 

Five CCSD Seniors Named National Merit Finalists! National Merit Finalist announcement 2 13 19

Five Cherokee County School District high school seniors have been named 2019 National Merit Scholarship Finalists!

Anne Greer of Cherokee High School, Kieran Black of Etowah High School, Mia McMahill of River Ridge High School, and Natasha Ambriz-Villela and Jordan Vaughn of Sequoyah High School now are in the running for possible scholarships.  

Announcements for February 13th

The Latin Club will be holding its ANNUAL FLOWER SALE on Valentine’s Day.  We will be selling FRESH CARNATIONS at the back entrance in the morning and in the cafeteria during all lunch periods ON VALENTINE’S DAY.  The cost is $1.00 PER STEM.  Show your love with red, pink, or white carnations this Valentine’s Day!

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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. 

Announcements for February 12th

This week is St. Jude’s Spirit Week and I hope to see you all participating in our theme days to raise awareness for childhood cancer! The themes for this week are: 

Today is Twin Day

Wednesday: Hat Day for $1.00 (Put a lid on cancer!)

Thursday: Orange Day (Wear orange to crush cancer) 

Friday: Jammies for St. Jude for $1.00 (Wear your comfiest jammies to school)

Your theme for tomorrow is hat day – bring $1.00 in order to wear your hat!

Announcements for February 11th

Congratulations to the River Ridge Swim team for their strong appearance at the state meet this weekend. They had 5 top ten finishes and the girls team finished 11th in the state. Sarah Brown placed 3rd in the 200 IM and 4th in the 100 breast stroke and Ashley Fortin placed 8th in the 100 backstroke. Ashley Fortin, Katie Blankinship, Maddy Rogers, and Sarah Brown were on the 400 relay that finished 8th and Maddy Rogers, Sarah Brown, Ginny Beeler and Ashley Fortin were on the 200 Medley relay that finished 7th.  Way to Go Knights!

Female Athletes Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day coach of the year

More than 650 female athletes from Cherokee County's six high schools participated in the county's annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), held Wednesday, February 6, at Woodstock High School. NGWSD recognizes the contributions female athletes have made in their sports, acknowledges the challenges they have overcome, and celebrates the positive influence of sports participation for girls and women everywhere, as well as the impact of Title IX legislation that guarantees equal access to athletics for females. 

CCSD High Schools Earns State Recognition for AP Programs! AP logo

Cherokee County School District’s high schools all have earned State recognition for outstanding Advanced Placement (AP) programs!

Each of CCSD’s six traditional high schools has earned recognition from the State as a 2019 AP Honor School for commendable student performance and participation on AP exams.  CCSD’s high schools all have been named to the State’s AP Honor List each of the last nine years.  As a district, CCSD ranks fifth overall in Georgia for AP exam pass rates.

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Please help the Georgia PTA learn more about family engagement in our schools by taking this quick survey by Feb. 15: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4338471/8e40728cd90f  #CCSDfam

Announcements for February 7th

Chick Fil a Leader Academy is asking for donations for Empower Cherokee: travel size lotions, chapstick, sticky notes, pens, colorful erasers, art activities (coloring books), sugar free and regular candy and any other Valentine’s Day related items.  There will be a bin in the front office where donations can be dropped off. All donations must be in by TODAY!

 

Announcements for February 6th

There will be a dodge-ball tournament on Wednesday, February 13th from 4:00pm-6:00pm in the gymnasium! Form teams of 10 with your friends and help to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital, while competing against peers in your school just for $20 per team! Don’t forget to make a team T-shirt! And if you aren’t competing in the tournament then come watch your friends play for only $2! Register by scanning the QR code posted around the school.

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Announcements for February 5th

Female athletes attending the National Girls and Women in Sports Day field trip on Wednesday, February 6th need to report to the cafeteria at 8:15am. Please be on time.

CTAE Month fact: Georgia’s public high school student graduation rate for Career Pathway completers is 96.5%, which is 14.88% higher than the state graduation rate for all students.

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CCSD recognized 58 high school seniors today who have signed scholarship letters of intent to play their sport at the college level.  The Signing Day event at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center in Canton recognized students who will be playing football, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, softball, basketball, swimming, tumbling, volleyball, golf and track. 

Tournament Play Gets Underway Tonight for CCSD Basketball Teams basketball players

CCSD high school and middle school basketball teams ended their regular seasons last week and begin tournament play tonight, lasting through the week.  All six of CCSD's high schools will have both their boys' and girls' teams involved in regional tournaments to determine seeding/eligibility for the state tournament, which kicks off February 15.  CCSD middle schools will begin the county tournament schedule tonight to determine the county champion for boys and girls teams, 7th and 8th grade.  Schedules/brackets can be found here

Announcements for February 4th

Congrats to the following students who were named as semi-finalist in the Governor’s Honors Program: Evan Kelly, Aarya Kothan, Ragan Martin, Sathvika Narasimhan, Shawn Pradeep and Jamila Reeves-Miller

Sectional qualifiers for wrestling was this past weekend and they finished 4th as a team and the following 6 guys will be traveling to Valdosta this weekend to compete for a spot at state. 113 division Hudson Andrews finished 4th, 120 dicision Aidan Mahon-Merriman as an alternate, 170 division Jesus Perez-Coronel finished 3rd, 195 division Francisco Altamirano finished 3rd, 285 division Jacob Salmond finished 2nd, and 145 division Jake Piccirilli was a Region Champ. 

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

Announcements for February 1st

All boys planning on trying out for golf this season need to attend a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, February 5th at 8:00AM in 2312.

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.       

Announcements for January 31st

Do you have feelings, or are you a robot?  Are you looking for an easy way to give that special someone something for Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank?  Plush Toys will be sold during all lunches for the next two weeks, starting today,  and will be delivered before 1st period on Valentine’s Day.  The cost is only $5.00 and all the work is done for you.  Bring your money and surprise that special person.

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Announcements for January 30th

Attention AP Students: If you are in need of financial assistance to pay for AP exams, please consider completing the AP Scholarship Application. Forms can be picked up from Mrs. Sawicki in room 2102. All applications are due by 2/8/19.

CCSD Schools and Offices Closed Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 weather decision slider

Due to forecasts for possible inclement weather tomorrow, all CCSD schools and offices will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. We will continue to monitor conditions tomorrow to determine if further action is needed. Updates will be posted & emailed to parents. How do we decide? Learn more here (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/school-closure-decision-process). #SafeCherokee 

Announcements for January 28th

A big congratulations to the River Ridge Swim Team for their 2nd place finish at the County Championship meet on Saturday.  This marks the team's best finish in program history.

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Announcements for January 25th

Attention AP Students: If you are in need of financial assistance to pay for AP exams, please consider completing the AP Scholarship Application. Forms can be picked up from Mrs. Sawicki in room 2102. All applications are due by 2/8/19.

Announcements for January 24th

Tomorrow wear PJs to support The Center for Children and Young Adults. Pay your $1 in Mrs. Hamilton’s room (1110) before school.

Class of 2019 Who's Who

Who's Who features the top 10 seniors who have been influential during their time at RRHS, as chosen by the faculty.  Nominations are based on academic standing, contributions to their classmates, and leadership they have shown. Faculty members nominated and voted for this year’s winners, and would like to congratulate to the class of 2019 Who’s Who:

-Holden Bedora

-Brianna Bradley

-Caroline Bulger

-Blake Chumley

-Cress Howard

-Hailey Martin

-Bella Navarro

-Billie O’Bryant

-Sabrina Roberts

-Chico Ward

Announcements for January 23rd

It’s PAJAMA TIME! Friday wear PJs for $1 to support The Center for Children and Young Adults. 

All Football Players: there will be a brief Meeting in the Auditorium this Friday Morning @ 8:15am.

Superintendent to Make February Break Announcement by Jan. 31

The Superintendent of Schools will make an announcement by Jan. 31 as to whether classes will be held during the last three days of February Break.

As you know, schools are scheduled to be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, and Tuesday, Feb. 19 for student holidays.  The CCSD school calendar designates Wednesday, Feb. 20, through Friday, Feb. 22, as possible school holidays or inclement weather make-up days.

Announcements for January 22nd

SPY SCHOOL closes tonight at 7pm in the RRHS Theater.

It is 1961. At the height of the Cold War, the Russians and Americans are in a race to space. The CIA has discovered a Russian operative in a typical American high school. The Russian is going to kidnap a famous astronaut who is scheduled to speak at the high school prom. An ordinary American high school girl, Jane Doe (Hailey Carter), is hired to infiltrate the school and find the Russian spy. The hilarity ensues when the high school heartthrob, the school’s mean girls, the school nerd, the school bullies, and the most awkward staff of teachers ever assembled show up and get in the way.

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.

Announcements for January 18th

Celebrate River Ridge's 10th birthday this weekend with a LOCK IN at Stars and Strikes THIS SUNDAY! Party all night with unlimited bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, arcade, concessions and more for just $35 - reserve your space now! Register ONLINE at https://bit.ly/RRHSBIRTHDAY or print this FORM http://bit.ly/Lockinform.

CCSD Announces High School 2019 Summer School Options CCSD Summer School 2019 Course Recovery Sessions

The Cherokee County School District will offer a variety of summer school learning opportunities from June 5-25 for high school students including rising ninth-graders.

In addition to offering a wide selection of courses for students who need to retake classes not passed during the regular school year, Personal Fitness and Health courses will be offered for initial high school credit.  

Announcements for January 17th

Girl’s Lacrosse tryouts are on January 22nd and 23rd for both JV and Varsity at 3:30

Attention all boys looking to play lacrosse. Tryouts start on Monday at 3:30 at the stadium. See coach Alexander for any information or questions.

Announcements for January 16th

If you are interested in competing in the Poetry Out Loud Competition you MUST see Ms. Rubin in the library at some point TODAY!  All interested contestants need to be officially registered in the Library no later than TODAY!

Announcements for January 15th

Attention people who like to laugh. The RRHS Drama Troupe’s production of SPY SCHOOL is only days away. Make plans to come see the hilarious comedy on January 17, 18, 19 & 22. IF you don’t like to laugh…please avoid attending.

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Announcements for January 14th

Attention people who like to laugh. The RRHS Drama Troupe’s production of SPY SCHOOL is only days away. Make plans to come see the hilarious comedy on January 17, 18, 19 & 22. IF you don’t like to laugh…please avoid attending.

Announcements for January 11th

SELF DEFENSE class THIS SATURDAY (1/12) from 1-3PM in the RRHS cafeteria. FREE to PTSA members ($10 non-members). Men and women - teens to adult are welcome to attend.

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.

Read the latest CCSD Connections parent newsletter! CCSD Connections Jan 19 newsletter 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

Announcements for January 10th

SELF DEFENSE class THIS SATURDAY (1/12) from 1-3PM in the RRHS cafeteria. FREE to PTSA members ($10 non-members). Men and women - teens to adult are welcome to attend.

Tryouts for the girls soccer team at River Ridge begin Monday, January 14th and go thru Wednesday the 16th after school on the game field from 3:30-5:00.  Please have your physical completed…all forms can be found in the main office or on-line.  Any questions can be referred to Coach Bisgrove in Room 2114 or Coach Dillon. 

Announcements for January 9th

Wrestling sent our Senior Knights out with 78-6 win over South Atlanta. All 3 of our Senior Knights picked up wins. Chris Grayson, Brian Tjandra, and Jacob Salmond all secured pins.

Spots are still open for the 2019 Disney Leadership Trip! The dates are March 6-10 and if interested, a $200 deposit can be brought to Coach Belli’s room, room 2123!

Announcements for January 8th

Wrestling will be having a home match tonight at 5:30 to recognize our seniors Chris Grayson, Brian Tjandra, and Jacob Salmond for Senior Night. Please come out and fill the stands Knight Nation.

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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.

Announcements for December 18th

Lock-In at Stars and Strikes on MLK Jr weekend (January 20-21) to celebrate The Ridge's 10th Birthday!  Unlimited bowling, laser tag, arcades, virtual reality, bumper cars, pizza and cake!  Early Bird price is $30 if you get your ticket before next Thursday, December 20th.  After that, it goes up to $35.  More information and sign up forms in the Media Center.

Announcements for December 17th

Congratulations to the RRHS swim team for their first place finish this weekend at the Jingle Jam Invitational. Way to go knights!

 

Lock-In at Stars and Strikes on MLK Jr weekend (January 20-21) to celebrate The Ridge's 10th Birthday!  Unlimited bowling, laser tag, arcades, virtual reality, bumper cars, pizza and cake!  Early Bird price is $30 if you get your ticket before next Thursday, December 20th.  After that, it goes up to $35.  More information and sign up forms in the Media Center.

Announcements for December 14th

River Ridge TSA is sponsoring a hat day on Monday, Dec. 17th – for just $1.00, you can wear your favorite Santa hat, reindeer antlers, or you can even represent your favorite football team!  All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society and to River Ridge TSA.   Look for the table outside the lunchroom

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. 

Announcements for December 13th

Don’t miss out on the opportunity of taking holiday pictures with your best friends! Make sure to stop by the court yard doors outside the lunch room, either before school, after school, or during your lunch to take a festive family photo in front of a festive holiday backdrop with your friends!

Law and Justice Skills USA students are accepting unwrapped blanket, stuffed animal, and toy donations in Mr. Jeffers' room (#1119) by the tree. These items will be given to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office to hand out to those in need it during the holidays. It can very traumatic dealing with a crisis and having something to give to children or a blanket for someone who needs it can help a lot. We can accept donations up until December 14th. Thank you for your help in making this time of year a little better for someone else!

Announcements for December 12th

Wrestling went 2-0 on the evening with wins over Blessed Trinity and Sprayberry. Knights securing wins  were Chris Grayson, Hudson Andrews, Aidan Mahon-Merriman, Brian Tjandra, Jake Piccirilli, Thomas Silva, Jesus Perez-Coronel, and Francisco Altamirano. 

In the Spring of 2020, Knights will be heading to Ireland, Wales, and England!  If you are interested in this remarkable opportunity, please see Mrs. Bulger or Mrs. Hamilton and join us for our informational meeting tonight @ 6:30 P.M. in the Media Center. 

Mid-term Week Information Early Release Route Map

Here is all the information you need to know for the week of 12/17 - 12/21

CCSD Schools, Offices on 2-Hour Delay Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

Due to forecasted icy road conditions, all CCSD schools and offices will operate on a 2-hour delay Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Buses will pick up 2 hours late; school will end on time. We will closely monitor conditions overnight to determine if further action is needed.  Updates will be shared on our website and social media, and by email to parents.  How do we decide? Learn more here (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/school-closure-decision-process). #SafeCherokee 

Financial Aid Information
Announcements for December 10th

Law and Justice Skills USA students are accepting unwrapped blanket, stuffed animal, and toy donations in Mr. Jeffers' room (#1119) by the tree. These items will be given to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office to hand out to those in need it during the holidays. It can very traumatic dealing with a crisis and having something to give to children or a blanket for someone who needs it can help a lot. We can accept donations up until December 14th. Thank you for your help in making this time of year a little better for someone else!

Announcements for December 7th

Congratulations to Tiana Francis and Connor Jenkins on receiving scholarships from Shottenkirk Dodge/Jeep last night at the senior bowl.  We would also like to congratulate the Jones family who won the 2019 Jeep Wrangler in the raffle!  It was a great night for the Ridge!

Announcements for December 6th

Wrestling beat Wheeler 54-27. Hudson Andrews, Aidan Mahon-Merrimack, Brian Tjandra, Jesus Perez-Coronel, Francisco Altamirano, and Camden Cochran all picked up pins for the Knights victory. 

Law and Justice Skills USA students are accepting unwrapped blanket, stuffed animal, and toy donations in Mr. Jeffers' room (#1119) by the tree. These items will be given to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office to hand out to those in need it during the holidays. It can very traumatic dealing with a crisis, and having something to give to children or a blanket for someone who needs it can help a lot. We can accept donations up until December 14th. Thank you for your help in making this time of year a little better for someone else!

Announcements for December 5th

Herff Jones will be taking make-up cap/gown & graduation announcements orders during lunch today.  This is the last time we will be at the school taking orders before the late order program begins. The link where orders can be placed and payments can be made is www.highschool.herffjones.com .

Friends club will be having our monthly meeting on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria near the coffee shop. We will be getting our club picture taken so we need all members present. There will be important club information at this meeting so please be sure to attend if you’re a member or plan on becoming a Friends Club member. See you on Thursday!

Announcements for December 4th

Friends club will be having our monthly meeting on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria near the coffee shop. We will be getting our club picture taken so we need all members present. There will be important club information at this meeting so please be sure to attend if you’re a member or plan on becoming a Friends Club member. See you on Thursday!

The media center is hosting “Hour of Code” during all lunches today & tomorrow. All participants will receive candy & library fine forgiveness! Join us as we code with fun games like Minecraft, Star Wars, & the Grinch.

Announcements for December 3rd

Stockings for Seniors is looking for donations for the senior citizens of Cherokee County.  Bring in any personal care items – shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, or toothpaste.  NO TRAVEL SIZE PLEASE! Drop off locations include: Ms. Jordan’s room (1303), Ms. Sawicki’s room (2102), Ms. Modryznski’s room (2209) or the media center. All donations due by Tuesday, December 4th.

Friends club will be having our monthly meeting on Thursday, December 6th at 7:30am in the cafeteria near the coffee shop. We will be getting our club picture taken so we need all members present. There will be important club information at this meeting so please be sure to attend if you’re a member or plan on becoming a Friends Club member. See you on Thursday!

Announcements for November 30th

Stockings for Seniors is looking for donations for the senior citizens of Cherokee County.  Bring in any personal care items – shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, or toothpaste.  NO TRAVEL SIZE PLEASE! Drop off locations include: Ms. Jordan’s room (1303), Ms. Sawicki’s room (2102), Ms. Modryznski’s room (2209) or the media center. All donations due by Tuesday, December 4th.

Announcements for November 29th

Attention Knights! Menchie's has several special holiday flavors to help celebrate the season- Which will you choose? Sweet and creamy, Creme Brûlée?  Fanciful and delicious Snickerdoodle Cookie?  Or go for a caffeine and sugar jolt with Double Espresso Tiramisu? Only $3 each TODAY outside the lunchroom!

FCA has been postponed this week until next Friday the 7th at 7:30.

Announcements for November 28th

The blood drive will be on Friday, Nov 30th. If you are interested in donating please follow these instructions: Get a parent permission form in Rm 1303 and get it signed. Bring your signed permission form to Ms. Jordan Friday morning and you will receive your assigned time to donate. Remember ALL donors must have a valid drivers license when you donate!
 

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.

Announcements for November 27th

Home Basketball game TONIGHT! In region opener against Allatoona JV boys start at 4:30 followed by Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys at 6:00 and 7:30! See you there!

It’s that time of year again!  Stockings for Seniors is looking for donations for the senior citizens of Cherokee County.  Bring in any personal care items – shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, or toothpaste.  NO TRAVEL SIZE PLEASE! Drop off locations include: Ms. Jordan’s room (1303), Ms. Sawicki’s room (2102), Ms. Modryznski’s room (2209) or the media center.

Announcements for November 26th

New and returning Beta Club members – there will be a meeting on Tuesday at 7:45 in the auditorium.

There will be a mandatory parent/player meeting on Thursday from 6:30-8:30 in the cafeteria for anyone wanting to play boys' lacrosse in the Spring. See Coach Alexander with any questions.

CCSD Teacher of the Year Drives Off in Style! teacher car delivery

Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Canton delivered a new Jeep Rubicon to CCSD Teacher of the Year Dana Townsend at Mill Creek MS on Friday just before Thanksgiving break.  As the district winner, Ms. Townsend received a free one-year lease on any vehicle at the dealership. 

Board Briefs: CCSD School Board Approves Legislative Partnership Priorities for 2019 Lawmaker Session Villa Participants

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, approved its annual Legislative Partnership Program outlining requests for the local Legislative Delegation’s consideration during the upcoming session, and local control topped the list. 

River Ridge Governor's Honors District Nominees
Announcements for November 16th

It’s that time of year again!  Stockings for Seniors is looking for donations for the senior citizens of Cherokee County.  Bring in any personal care items – shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, or toothpaste.  NO TRAVEL SIZE PLEASE! Drop off locations include: Ms. Jordan’s room (1303), Ms. Sawicki’s room (2102), Ms. Modryznski’s room (2209) or the media center.

Announcements for November 16th

It’s that time of year again!  Stockings for Seniors is looking for donations for the senior citizens of Cherokee County.  Bring in any personal care items – shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, or toothpaste.  NO TRAVEL SIZE PLEASE! Drop off locations include: Ms. Jordan’s room (1303), Ms. Sawicki’s room (2102), Ms. Modryznski’s room (2209) or the media center.

Senior Superlatives for 2018-2019

Senior Superlative Winners...

Announcements for November 15th

Wrestling went 2-1 last night securing wins over Union County and Walnut Grove. Sophomore Jake Piccirilli went 3-0 on the evening as well as freshman Hudson Andrews. Other Knights picking up wins on the evening were Camden Cochran, Brian Tjandra, Maverick Cooper, and Erin McElligott. 

If you are planning on attending the Disney Leadership Trip in March, there is an informational meeting being held Friday morning at 7:30 in room 2123. We will be discussing details of the trip, money due dates and more.

Announcements for November 14th

This Thursday national art honor society is hosting the 4th annual empty bowl project. In room 502 from 5-7 they will be serving small portions of bread and soup for a sensory experience. With every donation you can also receive a handmade ceramic bowl! come and make a difference for kids across Cherokee county by attending the empty bowl project this Thursday!! 

Anyone interested in playing girls soccer in the spring must attend a meeting after school today from 3:15-4 in Room #2114!

New and returning Beta Club members – our next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:45 in the auditorium.

Winter EOC is coming
Announcements for November 13th

This Thursday national art honor society is hosting the 4th annual empty bowl project. In room 502 from 5-7 they will be serving small portions of bread and soup for a sensory experience. With every donation you can also receive a handmade ceramic bowl! come and make a difference for kids across Cherokee county by attending the empty bowl project this Thursday!! 

Announcements for November 12th

A tennis informational and Booster Club meeting will be held today at 6:30 p.m. in the RRHS Media Center for all current players & those students who are interested in trying out for the 2019 season. Lots of information about the upcoming season, so you don't want to miss it! This meeting is mandatory for all current members!   See Coach Pierce in room 1309 with any questions or to get further information.

CCSD Focused on Further Improving Suicide Prevention Training CCSD School Training 2 11 9 18

The Cherokee County School District is focused on further improving suicide prevention training for its staff and offering more support to students in need.

This important issue long has been a part of professional development for staff, but CCSD is increasing its training and programs in response to the national rise in teen suicide rates, as well as the tragic deaths of students, teachers and parents in the community.

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.  

Announcements for November 8th

Seniors: Herff Jones will be taking make-up cap/gown & graduation announcements orders during lunch TODAY. Orders can be placed and payments can be made, www.highschool.herffjones.com

Come out tonight to Lassiter starting at 6:00 to see your Varsity girls and boys basketball teams in action for the first time this season.

The University of Alabama recruiter will be at RRHS on November 12th at 9:30 a.m. If you would like to attend this meeting, please sign up in the counseling office.

CCSD Schools Earn High Marks for School Climate Four stars clip art

Cherokee County School District schools have earned high ratings for cultivating a positive school climate! 
 
The District earned a 4-star average on the 5-star scale in the Georgia Department of Education’s annual ratings, which measure how a community views the quality of its school’s culture and character; the highest possible rating is 5 stars.  The rating is based on a survey of students, parents and teachers; student discipline issue rates; and daily attendance.
 

Announcements for November 7th
Announcements for November 2nd

Please join us tonight at 7:00 as we honor the seniors from Cheerleading, Band, ROTC, and Cross Country before the Football game.  We are proud of them and their hard work!  Stay and enjoy the Varsity football game as they take on the Sprayberry Yellow Jackets for the final home game!!!

This Saturday will be the first RRHS Swim meet at the Cherokee County Aquatics Center at 2:30. Please come out and show your support!

Announcements for Nov. 1st

This Saturday will be the first RRHS Swim meet at the Cherokee County Aquatics Center at 2:30. Please come out and show your support!

Mississippi State will be at RRHS tomorrow at 11:15. Please sign up in the counseling office.

Have you earned your letter and do you want a letter jacket?  Neff will be at our school today during all 4 lunches in the café!  If you have any questions – see Ms. Wooten in Room #2302.

Announcements for October 31st

Senior Class shirts are for sale, pre-order only. The cost is $15, pay online, in 1201 or 2114.  Sale ends tomorrow.

Have you earned your letter and do you want a letter jacket?  Neff will be at our school Thursday during all 4 lunches in the café!  Now is the time to be fitted to see what size letter jacket that you need, bring your letter and then order your jacket… so it’ll be here in time for Christmas!    If you have any questions – see Ms. Wooten in Room #2302.

Announcements for October 30th

Seniors: Herff Jones will be taking make-up cap/gown & graduation announcements orders during lunch on Thursday, November 8th. Orders can be placed and payments can be made, www.highschool.herffjones.com

Senior Class shirts are for sale, pre-order only. The cost is $15, pay online, in 1201 or 2114.  Sale ends Thursday.

Announcements for October 26th oct 26 announcements

Senior Class shirts are for sale, pre-order only. The cost is $15, pay online, in 1201 or 2114.  Sale Ends next Thursday.

Tuesday Trivia – Kahoots@your Library! -ALL LUNCHES - Win Prizes!!

Tuesday, October 30th – Stop by to sign up.

Announcements for October 25th

Today is Menchie’s day and they have a special treat for October! Get a free SURPRISE topping when you purchase your favorite FROYO flavor for only $3 each. What will it be today? Cake batter and worms? Or Pure Chocolate and zombies? Stop by Menchie’s at lunch today!

Announcements for October 24th

If you took the ASVAB test, you will need to report to the auditorium after checking in with your teacher at 8:15 on Thursday, 10/25/18 for a score interpretation session. Bring your ASVAB score report and info booklet; the recruiter will help you understand and interpret your scores and find out more about career opportunities both in the military and in civilian life.

Announcements for October 23rd

Senior Class shirts are for sale, pre-order only. The cost is $15, pay online, in 1201 or 2114.  Sale Ends next Thursday.

Peer Tutoring is now available during the second half of all lunches. Sign up using the QR codes found throughout the school or in your teacher’s classroom.

Announcements for October 22nd

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Cross Country team which qualified to run in the State Finals at Carrolton on Friday, November 2nd. The Knights were lead by Grace Chandler, Cayden Crismon, Lily Dery, Paige Ewald, Kaitlyn Johnson, Ciara Miles and Skylar Molina. The girls team has not run at a State Final Meet in five years.

Announcements for October 19th

Decisions… you make hundreds of them each day. What happens when one bad decision leads to your final decision? What happens when the decisions of others, impacts your life forever? Come see “18 & Life” tonight, Saturday and Monday at 7pm in the RRHS Theater. Come see what happens when one decision becomes your last decision.

Announcements for October 18th

Students: this year's Fall Festival is on Saturday from 1-3. If you would like to volunteer, sign up on x2vol and through the band app! Remember: Every 5 pounds of candy donated is 1 service hour! Be there or be scared!

There will be a Space Science Club meeting TODAY after school at 3:20pm in Mr. Woszczynski’s room, 2105.

CCSD Hosting PTA Program on Drug Addiction & Prevention Oct. 24 Sheriff Frank Reynolds

The Cherokee County School District next week will host a PTA-sponsored program for parents on drug addiction and prevention with guest speakers including Cherokee Sheriff Frank Reynolds.

Announcements for October 17th

Please come out and support our next Knights Tennis Spirit Night TONIGHT from 4-7pm, at Dunkin Donuts on Highway 92 in Woodstock. Stop by with your friends and enjoy some iced or hot coffee, ice cream, donuts, sandwiches, pastry and more! 

Announcements for October 16th

Decisions… you make hundreds of them each day. What happens when one bad decision leads to your final decision? What happens when the decisions of others, impacts your life forever? Come see “18 & Life” on October 18, 19, 20 & 22 at 7pm in the RRHS Theater. Come see what happens when one decision becomes your last decision.

Announcements for October 15th

Decisions… you make hundreds of them each day. What happens when one bad decision leads to your final decision? What happens when the decisions of others, impacts your life forever? Come see “18 & Life” on October 18, 19, 20 & 22 at 7pm in the RRHS Theater. Come see what happens when one decision becomes your last decision.

CCSD Celebrates National School Lunch Week, Oct. 15-19 CCSD School Lunch Week 10 21 16

The Cherokee County School District is celebrating National School Lunch Week next week with special entrees!

The National School Lunch Program serves 30 million children every day, and this year’s celebration theme, “Lots 2 Love,” encourages students and school nutrition professionals to share what they love most about school lunch.

Announcements for October 12th

Congratulations to the Lady knights Volleyball team on a great season.  You all fought every game, every point, and showed you were true competitors.  We are so proud of you!

Swim team tryouts will be Monday and Tuesday from 5:45- 7:15 am at the Cherokee Aquatic Center. You must have an updated physical on file in order to tryout.

Announcements for October 12th

Congratulations to the Lady knights Volleyball team on a great season.  You all fought every game, every point, and showed you were true competitors.  We are so proud of you!

Swim team tryouts will be Monday and Tuesday from 5:45- 7:15 am at the Cherokee Aquatic Center. You must have an updated physical on file in order to tryout.

Announcements for October 12th

Congratulations to the Lady knights Volleyball team on a great season.  You all fought every game, every point, and showed you were true competitors.  We are so proud of you!

Swim team tryouts will be Monday and Tuesday from 5:45- 7:15 am at the Cherokee Aquatic Center. You must have an updated physical on file in order to tryout.

Frequently Asked Questions about Homecoming 2018
Announcements for October 11th

The Homecoming parade is Friday at 6:00 before the game. All participants should be dropped off in the Mill Creek bus lanes between 5:00-5:20.  

Hoco t-shirts for sale in room 1201 for $10. Get them while they last. You can also order online and pick up in room 1201.

Announcements for October 10th

Congrats to Reece Long placing 4th in the state in the Robotics Competition at the TSA Tech day!

The Homecoming parade has been moved to Friday at 6:00 before the game. All participants should be dropped off in the Mill Creek bus lanes between 5:00-5:20.  

Hoco t-shirts for sale in room 1201 for $10. Get them while they last

10/9 Newsletter
Announcements for October 5th

Friday’s football them is Construction Out vs Sequoyah! It’s time to go to work on those Chiefs. Let’s go Knights! 

9th, 10th and 11th graders: Stop by to check your name, grade, and yearbook photo posted on the windows outside the gym (across from the nurse’s office). All corrections are due by Friday, October 12th.

Announcements for October 4th

Congratulations to the seniors for winning the Powder Puff tournament over the Juniors!!!! Thank you Mrs. Latham and Ms. Clarkston for organizing the event and thanks to all of those who volunteered!!

Announcements for October 1st

Thank you to all who donated to the GOLD OUT on Friday. We raised over $400 for the Rally Foundation.

Powderpuff game is this Wednesday from 4-6. Make sure you come out and cheer on your grade level! 

Announcements for September 28th

Football Friday is at the RIDGE!! I repeat the football game is at HOME tonight! Starting at 7:30 vs Dalton! The theme is Gold Out in support of those fighting childhood cancer! Look for the gold balloons to make a donation to assist those affected! Everyone wear Gold to the game! See you at the Ridge tonight at 7:30!! Let’s go Knights! 

Announcements for September 27th

Football Friday is at the RIDGE!! I repeat the football game is at HOME this Friday! Starting at 7:30 vs Dalton! The theme is Gold Out in support of those fighting childhood cancer! Look for the gold balloons to make a donation to assist those affected! Everyone wear Gold to school on Friday and to the game! See you at the Ridge Friday night at 7:30!! Let’s go Knights! 

Homecoming Court 2018

The following students have been selected as the Homecoming Representatives for this year's Homecoming Court:

Announcements for September 26th

Football Friday is at the RIDGE!! I repeat the football game is at HOME this Friday! Starting at 7:30 vs Dalton! The theme is Gold Out in support of those fighting childhood cancer! Look for the gold balloons to make a donation to assist those affected! Everyone wear Gold to school on Friday and to the game! See you at the Ridge Friday night at 7:30!! Let’s go Knights! 

Announcements for September 25th

Attention all lady knights! Powderpuff registration has been extended until Wed. Sign up online ASAP so that we can have enough girls for each grade level...right now the upper classmen, Juniors and Seniors you are being outnumbered by the sophomore and freshman. Again, last day to sign up for Powderpuff is Wednesday Sept. 26th!

Newsletter for Week of September 24
Announcements for September 24th

Young Life is tonight at 7:27 at Bradshaw Farms Club house. Come dressed as your favorite Netflix or movie character. Get ready because its going to be the best night of your week. If you have any questions, see Coach Britt or Mrs. Beckham.

Announcements for September 13th

Powder Puff is back!  The Greatest Show on Turf will kick off on October 3rd after school on the stadium field.  Our Lady Knights will be in a battle of the class as the Freshman play the Senior, the Sophomores play the Juniors, and the winners compete fame, and glory.  Registrations for Powder Puff will take place on Friday before school.  Registration is $20 and that gets you a spot on the team and an official Powder Puff tee shirt. See. Ms. Clarkston or Mr. Santoro with any questions.

Announcements for September 12th

Varsity softball had 2 region wins over south Cobb last night. They are back in action tonight at Pope 

Driver's Ed Course During September Break!

Safety Driver Course for all soon-to-be & current Student Drivers!

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Announcements for September 11th

Today is Sept. 11th, let’s join together this morning in remembrance showing solidarity with the families of the victims and first responders who died.  On this dark day, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives, many of whom became heroes as a result of their valiant efforts to save the lives of their fellow mankind.  Let us come together and show our respect with today’s moment of silence.

Announcements for September 10th

Congratulations to competition cheer on their 2nd place finish at the Tiger Classic at Dawson County High School on Saturday! Way to go girls!

Softball Senior night will be tonight at 5:55. Please come support the seniors!

Newsletter for week of September 10
Announcements for September 7th

Good luck to our Varsity Football team as they travel to take on Allatoona tonight!

Seniors: Herff Jones will be taking cap/gown & graduation announcement orders during lunch today.

Announcements for September 6th

Seniors: Herff Jones will be taking cap/gown & graduation announcement orders during lunch today and Friday.

Kennesaw State University will have a recruiter at RRHS on September 12th at 9:30 a.m. If you are interested in attending Kennesaw State University, please sign up for this meeting in the counseling office.

Don't Forget to Reapply for Free or Reduced-Price Meals by Sept. 12! school lunch clip art

Applications for free and reduced-price meals must be completed every school year under Federal guidelines.  If your student was approved for free of reduced-price meals last school year, the approval has been extended for the first 30 operating days of the school year.  Previous year meal benefits will expire on Sept. 12, 2018 unless a new application is received.

Announcements for 9/5

Congratulations to the JV lady Knight Volleyball team for their 2 wins last night.  They cruised to a 2-0 win over South Cobb and won a hard fought 3-set match over country Rival Sequoyah.  Wish them luck in the Georgia Challenge tournament.  Go lady knights!

Athletic Newsletter for Week of 9/4
Announcements for September 4th

Good luck to the varsity volleyball team tonight against two Region teams, South Cobb and Sequoyah at 5:30 and 7:30.  It’s senior night as well, so make sure you come support! 

Announcements for August 31st

Congrats to our 9th grade football team on their 35-0 win over South Cobb and to our JV football team on their 14-13 win over South Cobb. Way to go guys!

Congratulations to the varsity volleyball team on their wins against Adairsville and Cherokee.  The girls beat a tough Cherokee team in 3 and competed every point!  Congrats girls and keep it up!! 

CCSD Sponsoring Fire Safety Poster, Essay Contests for Students! Fire Prevention Week 2018 logo

CCSD's Office of Safety & Security, in collaboration with Cherokee County Office of Fire & Emergency Services and Woodstock Fire Department, is sponsoring a districtwide fire safety contest for students!

National Fire Prevention Week is October 7–13, 2018, and the theme is: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”

Announcements for August 30th

Varsity softball had a good team win last night beating Gilmer 4-1. Way to go girls!

Friday’s Spirit theme Is LUAU out! Make sure you wear your Hawaiian shirts to school and then come early to the game to congratulate our Seniors for SENIOR Night!

Make up Picture Dates
Announcements for August 29th

Congrats to our Teacher of the Year, Ms. Freeman! Well deserved!!

 

Softball had a region win last night beating Sprayberry 9-6. They are back in action tonight against Gilmer at 7:00.

Announcements for August 28th

Are you an art student? Are you passionate about art and your community? Want to be a part of an honors society? Join National Art Honors Society! The informational meeting is Thursday August 30th in 510 right after school.

Don’t forget that Menchie’s will be here every Thursday during all four lunches!

August 27 Newsletter
Announcements for August 27th

River Ridge students: Do you want to make a difference in your local community?  Learn to be a great leader while making a real impact through Chick-fil-a Leader Academy. Join over 18,000 students in 600 other high schools nationwide in a leadership program focused on impact through action. Go to chickfilaleaderacademy.com/apply to apply now for a spot in the Chick-fil-a Leader Academy in your school this year or speak with Coach Britt in room 1208. Deadline to turn in application is Wednesday!

ASVAB TESTING IS AVAILABLE

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Announcements for August 24th

Good luck to our varsity football team as they take on Hapeville Saturday at 5:15 in Decatur at Buck Godfrey Stadium. Go Knights!

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ALL Freshman SAB applications are due to room 2308 TODAY! ALL UKnight members need to turn in a completed media consent form as well by TODAY!  

Announcements for August 23rd

Varsity softball plays today at home against defending state champs Creekview at 5:30. Come show your support!

Also tonight here at the Ridge, JV football plays at 4:30 and 9th grade football plays at 6:30. Let's go Knights!!

Announcements for August 22nd

Congrats to your varsity volleyball team on their wins against Cartersville and Cambridge!  Great job ladies!!  The girls play at home again next Thursday, come out and show your support!

 

Varsity softball team beat Sequoyah last night 2-1. Next game is this Thursday at home against defending state champs Creekview at 5:30. Come show your support!

UKnight - ALL Freshman SAB applications are due to room 2308 by Friday! ALL UKnight members need to turn in a completed media consent form as well, by August 24th.  

CCSD Parent Newsletter: August 2018

Staying Connected--check out the latest news from around CCSD:ccsd connections

Congratulations to RRHS Knight Angelica Millen

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Athletic Weekly Newsletter Win a 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Each week, we will post Mr. Santoro's Newsletter

Announcements for August 21st

Varsity softball team had a big region win against Harrison last night winning 4-2!! They are back in action tonight at 7:00 at Sequoyah. Come out and show your support!

Announcements for August 20th

River Ridge students: Do you want to make a difference in your local community? Want to be a part of a national movement across America? Learn to be a great leader while making a real impact through Chick-fil-a Leader Academy. Join over 18,000 students in 600 other high schools nationwide in a leadership program focused on impact through action. Go to chickfilaleaderacademy.com/apply to apply now for a spot in the Chick-fil-a Leader Academy in your school this year or speak with Coach Britt in room 1208.

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This Friday Night is Neon Night!

Neon Night at the Ridge

7:30pm

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Class Meeting Notes

Here is info on the class meetings

Announcements for August 6th
#CCSD1stDay Message from Superintendent of Schools

Please see the following message to parents from Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower:

Today, we found silver linings in our rain clouds. 

No one wants to hear a forecast for rain on the first day of school.  It soaks those new school clothes and backpacks, but, of greater importance, it also makes the morning traffic more challenging and dangerous.

Our teachers and leaders carried on, many getting drenched as they greeted car riders in the process, but remaining enthusiastic and welcoming.  And you carried on, too, and we appreciate the patience and kindness you showed, especially as buses were slowed by the rain and car rider lines grew long.

CCSD Promotes #SafeCherokee Message with New Video Safe Cherokee video still 2018

We need your help in spreading an important message as our students head back to school: #SafeCherokee  Please check out this brief video - http://bit.ly/CCSDSafeCherokee - featuring Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower and Cherokee Sheriff Frank Reynolds, and a united force of our community’s law enforcement and public safety officers and first-responders. 

CCSD Continues to Exceed State Averages on Georgia Milestones!

For the fourth consecutive year, Cherokee County School District students exceeded State averages on the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade and End-of-Course tests!  CCSD has exceeded State averages every year since the tests that measure mastery of Georgia Performance Standards began.

“We are focused on increasing students’ mastery of the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in college, career and life,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “These Milestones results show our students and teachers are consistently and successfully getting the job done.  I’m so proud of them, their families and our partners and volunteers -- we’re in this together with the same goal: making our community’s future the best it can be.”     

CCSD Publishes 2018-19 First Day Facts report first day facts image

How many students are expected in CCSD schools this school year?

How many new teachers will be in the classrooms?

Who is my new Principal?

Find the answers to these questions and many more in the 2018-19 First Day Facts publication, which shares new information about the upcoming school year.

CCSD Launches Online Back-to-School Gateway To Replace Paper Forms!

The Cherokee County School District today launches its Back-to-School Gateway, an online system designed to reduce paper waste and wasting parents’ valuable time!

The Back-to-School Gateway is a paperless, online registration system for students already enrolled in CCSD schools that replaces the dreaded stack of “first-day forms” with a quick digital check and update of students’ existing contact and emergency notification information in CCSD’s records system. 

My Stop Bus Tracking System Expands to all CCSD Schools Versatrans My Stop logo

The Cherokee County School District is expanding to all schools its system that allows parents to track their child’s school bus on a smart phone or computer!

The Transportation Department began testing the Versatrans My Stop system last school year, and after a successful pilot, the system will be available to all CCSD parents beginning July 30 – just in time for the first day of school on Aug. 1.

CCSD Introduces MealViewer Website & App Showcasing School Cafeteria Menus MealViewer app logo

The Cherokee County School District will begin offering students and parents a closer look at school cafeteria menus this school year with the new MealViewer To Go app and website.

The system, which launches today, not only lists what’s on the breakfast and lunch menu each day, but includes photos and nutritional information.  The menu for the first day of school is available now through MealViewer, with more menus, photos and nutritional information being added daily in preparation for the start of school.

CCSD Adds Expanded System for Reporting Safety Concerns safeschools alert logo

The Cherokee County School District is adding an expanded system for reporting safety concerns!

The SafeSchools Alert system will allow students, parents, school staff and everyone in the community to anonymously report safety concerns by text, email, online message or phone call.  This system will replace the previous anonymous tip hotline.

CCSD High Schools Named to “Best High Schools” List! us news and world report best high schools logo

Four Cherokee County School District high schools have been named to U.S. News and World Report’s “Best High Schools” list… an increase from three last year!

Creekview, River Ridge, Sequoyah and Woodstock High Schools earned Silver Medal spots on the magazine’s prestigious list based on factors including academic performance, college readiness, graduation rates and success of disadvantaged students.  Only 5,900 of the country’s 20,500 public high schools were named to the list released today.

CCSD School Counselors Learn About Career Options for Students CCSD Counselors explore careers for students

Summer Externship program gives CCSD counselors a peek into careers in local industries

CCSD School Nutrition Wins State Award

 

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CCSD Farm to School program wins kudos

Seven CCSD Students Selected for Model Atlanta Regional Commission Program

Model ARC program gives students insight into regional issues

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CCSD Teachers Serve as 2018 Advanced Placement (AP) Readers

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17 CCSD teachers selected to read AP exam essays

River Ridge HS Graduate Wins National Merit College Scholarship Irene Chen

Irene Chen plans to study business at Emory University

CCSD Employees Learn to "Stop the Bleed"

CCSD school nurses and Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services trained more than 300 school employees on how to stop severe bleeding in a victim. paramedic instructs teachers in medical training

Announcements for November 5th

Great swimming at the Cherokee Quad Meet Knights!!  2nd overall against county rivals Cherokee, Etowah & Sequoyah!!  Fast swimming as the Knights took an impressive 7 event wins and had 21 top 3 finishes!  Event Wins: Boys 100 Free, Girls 200 Medley Relay, Girls 400 Free Relay, Girls 200 Free, Girls 200 IM, Girls 50 Free & Girls 100 Breast. Congrats to Maddy Rogers and Ashley Fortin for making a state cut time.

Congratulations to Cayden Crismon on her 7th place state finish at Cross Country and the girls team for finishing 10th.

Marching Knights finished their FINAL competition of the season and did great!! 4 Superiors in:  Percussion, Color Guard, Drum Majors & Overall Band. Tied for 1st for overall visual. Best overall Brass Section. 3rd place in our class. 4th place overall out of 22 bands. Way to represent!

Announcements for October 29th

Friends Club will be having our monthly meeting on Thursday, November 1st at 7:30 before school. We will be meeting in the cafeteria near the Knight Stand Coffee Shop. All club members must attend. Special Olympics was a huge success and we’re planning our next event. We’ll see you Thursday!

Announcements for October 3rd

Powder Puff game is TODAY with teacher court before the championship game. Games start at 4pm and there is a $2 entry with concessions available.

Girls that signed up to play in the powderpuff today please stop by Mrs. Lathem’s room #2305 to pick up your shirt. 

Walk Through Date and Time
River Ridge PTSA presents: Movie Knight @the Ridge! PTSA movie knight with sponosors
Red Ribbon Week RRW18 Themes

It's Red Ribbon Week this week @The Ridge

Life is Your Journey, Travel Drug-Free!

General Supply List
Stockings for Seniors

Support local senior citizens in our own community by donating personal care items for them this holiday season.  

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CCSD Hosting Dual Enrollment Information Night for All High School Parents dual enrollment clip art

What is Dual Enrollment? Who can participate? What are the benefits? What are the challenges? If you have questions like these, please join us for a free CCSD Dual Enrollment Information Night open to all CCSD high school parents at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Sequoyah HS or Thursday, Nov. 15, at Etowah HS. 

Announcements for October 9th

The Girls Cross Country team ran away with team awards at Nash Farms Battlefield Cross Country Festival in Henry County on Saturday. The Varsity team placed 1st and was led by Paige Ewald (2nd place), Cayden Crismon (3rd place), Ciera Miles (13th place) and Lily Dery (17th place). Grace Chandler narrowly missed placing in the top 20 as she finished 21st.

Announcements for October 2nd

Come out and support the Marching Knights TODAY when all Cherokee County High School bands will perform at the Ridge in exhibition.

Congratulations to the Lady Knights softball team for an outstanding season!!!

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CCSD, GBI to Co-Host Summit on Youth Suicide Prevention Nov. 5 Cherokee County Youth Suicide Prevention Summit flier

The Cherokee County School District and Georgia Bureau of Investigation next week will co-host a summit on youth suicide prevention.

The Cherokee County Youth Suicide Prevention Summit, which is open to the public, is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, at the Cherokee County Conference Center at 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton 30114. 

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CCSD’s Annual Surplus Equipment Auction Set for 11/10/18 2018 CCSD Surplus Auction November 10 - 9 am

Going once, going twice, gone! Your bid can be the winning one at CCSD’s annual surplus equipment auction, which is open to the public, and begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the CCSD Central Warehouse (201 Mountain Brook Court, Canton, 30115). The sale preview starts at 7:30 a.m. More information is listed on the auctioneer's website: http://jeffdobson.com/

Brand New RRHS Drama Production this month!

RRHS Drama Proudly Presents an original production!

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Bus Information
CCSD Class of 2018 Outscores State, Nation on SAT CCSD SAT Results 2018

Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2018 outscored the previous class, topped State and National averages and ranked second among metro Atlanta counties on the SAT, according to results released today by the College Board!
 
The CCSD Class of 2018 earned an average total score of 1122, an increase from last year’s 1121, on the curriculum-based, college entrance and placement exam – the most commonly recognized measure of achievement for high school students.  The score exceeds the National public school average by 73 points and the State by 68 points… and ranks CCSD as the ninth highest-performing school district statewide!

Thanksgiving Break rrhsthanksgivingbreak2018

Thanksgiving Break
November 19th -23rd

Enjoy this time with your family & friends!

RRHS Homecoming 2018 rrhs HoCo

Information for the 2018 River Ridge Homecoming week activities, themes and more! 

October 1 Newsletter
Report Bullying Here
CCSD Opens Transition Academy to Support Students with Disabilities Ribbon Cutting Celebration

The Transition Academy helps young adults with cognitive disabilities make a smooth transition into the community after they exit the school system.

Homecoming Parade Needs You
Change to School Meals Pre-Payment System
CCSD Students Improve Performance on AP Exams 2018 AP Infographic

CCSD high school students improved their performance on College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams in 2018, with 74% of students scoring a 3 or higher, up from 71% in 2017 and again exceeding state and national averages. 

River Ridge Hosts the PSAT for all 10th and 11th graders
Peer Tutoring is Back
CCSD School Clinics Benefit from Northside Hospital Cherokee Support CCSD NHC Donation 10 17 18

Thanks to the support of partner Northside Hospital Cherokee, the Cherokee County School District received EpiPens at no cost for all of its schools!  The cost of the pens – auto-injectors that can be life-saving in cases of serious allergic reaction - was waived by manufacturer, Mylan, as part of its EpiPen4Schools program.  CCSD’s participation in the program was made possible by NHC Dr. Matthew Simmons, who wrote prescriptions for each school’s clinic. 

CCSD High School Graduation Rate Continues to Climb 2018 Graduation Rate

The Cherokee County School District’s graduation rate has reached a new high, with 87.4% of the Class of 2018 earning a diploma within four years of entering high school.

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CCSD Class of 2018 Excels on ACT! CCSD ACT 2018 Results Graphic

More Cherokee County School District Class of 2018 students took the ACT exam than any previous class, while maintaining impressive averages and exceeding National and State averages!

Results released today show the Class of 2018 posted an excellent overall score of 23, while a record number took the challenging college entrance and placement examination: 1,809 students -- an 11-percent increase from the previous year.  The score ranks CCSD third among metro Atlanta counties and seventh in Georgia – out of 180 school districts!

CCSD School Nutrition Wins Top Award for Fresh and Healthy Meals! CCSD School Nutrition 2018 Golden Radish Award

The Cherokee County School District for the second consecutive year has earned Georgia’s top honor for preparing and serving fresh, healthy meals to students!

CCSD’s School Nutrition program, which serves 5 million meals each year in school cafeterias, earned the Golden Radish Award at the Platinum Level from the Georgia’s Departments of Agriculture, Public Health, Education and Georgia Organics.

Graduation Requirements
Peer Tutoring Now Available! Peer Tutoring
Businesses & Organizations are Invited to Partner Up with CCSD Schools! CCSD Partner Up 2018 invite
Graduation is Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Cherokee Sheriff's Office Seeking More School Crossing Guards! Sheriff Office Crossing Guard Ad 10 11 18

The Cherokee Sheriff's Office is seeking more dedicated crossing guards to protect our students and keep traffic moving safely around our schools! #SafeCherokee

Express Gateway Now Open for Updating Student Information express gateway logo

Express Gateway update portal, the online system for parents to change phone, email or important information for students, is now available. 

Senior Field Trip Field Trip for Seniors
End of Year Testing Calendar
Curtains Up on CCSD's High School Theater Season! CHS play poster 10 5 18

Curtains up! CCSD's high school theater season kicks off tonight at Cherokee High School and continues with fall shows from all of our outstanding troupes! #CCSDfam

CCSD's "Kickin' It With Kale" for Farm to School Month! Jaxsen Waldrop and Kale

CCSD is participating in Georgia’s Farm to School month celebration with special menu items including a Kickin’ it with Kale salad on Wednesday!  

The fresh kale, cranberry and apple salad will be available throughout CCSD cafeterias as a side choice at lunch on Wednesday, with students encouraged to try kale, a vegetable that may be new to them. 

PSAT Available for 9th Graders
Graduation Contract Now Available
18 CCSD Seniors Named National Merit Commended Students! national merit commended 2018-19

Eighteen Cherokee County School District high school seniors have been named National Merit Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation!  

This recognition is based on the high scores the students earned on the PSAT.  Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses that will be awarded in the spring.

2018 Summer School Information
  • Face-to-Face Summer School classes for credit recovery will be offered at Etowah East.  Early Registration will be May 1-25 through each HS counselors’ office.  

Registration will also be offered on Tuesday, June 5th from 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m at Etowah East.

 

  • Virtual Credit Recovery will be offered at each high school.  Registration will be May 1st – 25th at each HS counselors’ office.  Registration will also be open on Tuesday, June 5th from 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m at each high school.
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  • Forms for both types of Summer School
RRHS Tardy Policy 2018-2019
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The information below will be discussed during homeroom. 

 

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River Ridge Tutoring Schedule Now Available
#RRuKnighted RRHS Social Media Promo

Follow River Ridge on your favorite social media sites to stay informed on all the latest at the Ridge!

Featuring new RRHS Instagram and Twitter accounts!

 

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Important Information for River Ridge Students and Parents
U.S. News awards River Ridge High School a Silver Medal

River Ridge High School is ranked #1773 in the National Rankings and earned a silver medal. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Read more about how we rank the Best High Schools.