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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. 

Looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift? holiday flyer

Get some GRIZZLY wear for your favorite Grizzly.  Place your order on- line here.  Hurry - Deadline is Friday, Nov. 30th.

Lady Grizzlies 8th Grade Player of the Week player of the week

We would like to recognize Reese Brauer as our 8th Grade Player of the Week.  Read more about this awesome young lady.  

Lady Grizzlies 7th Grade Player of the Week player of the week

We would like to recognize Camryn Deaton as our 7th Grade Girls Player of the Week.  Read more about this fantastic young lady.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Merry Marketplace snowflake

Join us on Nov 30th to shop at our Merry Marketplace as you come out to support our Grizzly Basketball and Cheer Teams.  The marketplace will be open from 4:00 - 8:00 in the cafeteria at CMS.

If you are intrested in being a vendor at this event see this Informational Flyer

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. 

Cape Day - Oct 19th cape day

Be a hero!  Support Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) by paying $2 to wear a cape on Friday, October 19th.  All proceeds go to CHOA.

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.

Congratulations to the Boys 2018-19 Basketball Team

Great Tryouts - thanks to all that came out. Click the link above to view the team members.

Aeronautics Club club picture of members

Parent and Student informational meeting is on 8/31 @ 4:00 in Mr. Dodge's room.

Chicken and Waffles Day chicken and waffles

Be sure to join us in celebrating Chicken and Waffles Day on Friday, Aug. 24th.  The cafeteria will be serving Chicken and Waffles for lunch.

Drama Club - First Meeting Aug 15th drama

Join us on Mondays and Wenedsdays for Drama Club.  See flyer for all of the info. Drama Information

Academic Bowl Team Try-Outs academic bowl

Are you interested in an award winning academically challenging program that will provide you with multiple opportunities to travel locally and out of state? Stop by room 202 and ask Dr. Nazemzadeh for more information. The tryouts for this year’s team will be held on August 14th and August 15th 3:45-5:50 in room 202.

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. 

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 2018-19 Open House/Walk-Through Schedule

Class schedules/teacher assignments will be available at each school’s scheduled open house/walk-through event.  These events are July 26-31.

CCSD School Nutrition Wins State Award


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CCSD Farm to School program wins kudos

Summer Office Hours

Creekland Summer Office & Registration Hours

CMS Summer Office Hours:

May 29th - June 8th: 7:30 - 3:30

July 17th - July 24th: 8:00 - 3:00

July 25th - July 31st: 8:00 - 4:00

CCSD Administrators Among County's Top Young Professionals CCSD Administrators Among County's Rising Stars

Three of the Chamber of Commerce "Top 10 in 10" Young Professionals this year are CCSD administrators.

2018-19 Walk-Through Dates Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Families, make plans to attend 2018-19 Walk-Through:

Friday, July 27th (1:00-3:00): All returning 7th and 8th Graders

Saturday, July 28th (9:00-11:30): 6th Graders “Bear Walk”

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

Chick fil a Moo've it Race Aug 11th moo've it race

Let's go Grizzlies!
Sign up for this fun event to support CMS.

Register herehttps://www.cfamooveit.com/

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.

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.

Change to School Meals Pre-Payment System
Grizzlies, Let's Dance dance

Join us for the Back to School Bash (Dance) on Thursday 8/9.  Students will stay after school and need to be picked up at 6:00.  Cost is $5

Congratulations Emma Smithwick smithwick student of the day

Shout out to Emma for being reconized as the CCSD Student of the Day.  A super deserving young lady.  Glad she is a Grizzly!

Lady Grizzlies 8th Grade Player of the Week yokley

We spotlight a player each week.  Meet Camryn Yokley - 8th Grade.  So happy she is a Grizzly!

Car Rider Guidelines
Picture Day - Aug. 15th camera

Smile Grizzlies smiley

Picture Day is Wednesday, Aug 15th. 

Basketball Season is Near basketball chair

* UPDATED INFO......If you are intrested in trying out for our 7th or 8th grade CMS basketball teams please see the REQUIRED physical form below and the try-out schedule. 


Lady Grizzlies 7th Grade Player of the Week Cork

We spotlight a player for each week. Meet Lindsay Cork - 7th Grade. So glad she is a Grizzly!

CMS Clubs
Purchase Your Yearbook

Order early and save money.  Place order before 8/31 and icons are FREE.  Read here for more info:

Yearbook Information

Book Fair book fair

Grizzlies, make sure you plan on visiting our Book Fair.  You can even order books on-line.

Regional Technology Fair cyber

The Technology Fair is earlier this year.  The registration deadline is Nov. 15th.  See Mrs. Bennett (room 201)ASAP if you are intrested in competing.  Get more information here. The Regional fair will be held on Dec 15th at Woodstock Middle School.  

Dress Code
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.  

Would you like a FCA t-shirt?
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.”     

*AUDITIONS* play auditions

The Academy Street Theatre Group is having auditions for "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" on Sept. 26th or 27th.  Read Flyer for more information.

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.

Parent Info for High School Classes in 8th Grade
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.

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.

Need some extra help with classes? Grizzly Bear

Our school provides academic support during our Extended Instruction Program (ExP). During this time, students may receive additional tutoring in ELA/Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies as well as getting assistance with class and/or homework in a supervised environment.

EXP Information Letter

EXP Enrollment Form

Color Run Race Results color run

Fantistic race.  Thanks to our amazing PTA and all the volunteers.  See race results here.

Intramurals begin on Aug. 16th after school
#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.

Aeronautics Club Application club picture of members

If you are intrested in appliying for this club - complete this application

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.

Annual CMS Blood Drive blood drive

Please plan on supporting The Red Cross at our annual CMS Blood Drive on Nov. 6th from 7:00am - 5:00 pm here at CMS.  Sign up here

If you have questions contact Traci Palmer

There will be prizes for students that recruit donors and for the homeroom with the most donors.

Fundraiser Information
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.

Intramural Season is Here Grizzly Bear

Plan to participate in the CMS Intramural Progam.  See the Intramural Form for information and permission.  

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.”

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/

Attention All CMS Students: We Need Your Input
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.

Friends Club is Accepting Applications friends club

Learn more about applying for Friends Club here.

Businesses & Organizations are Invited to Partner Up with CCSD Schools! CCSD Partner Up 2018 invite
Sign Up for the CMS Color Run color un

You don't want to miss the CMS Color Run on Saturday, Oct. 27th. .  Sign up 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.

CMS/CHS Traffic Pattern Change
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.

August Students of the Month grizzly bear

Congrats to these awesome Grizzlies for being selected as a student of the month for August.   


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.

Congrats to two of our own Grizzlies 2 students

Sean Czerner(8th) and Brayden Fuentres(8th) we selected to be part of the State Superintendent's Student Advisory Council.  There were a total of four students selected from CCSD.  Two of them are our Grizzlies - we are very proud of them.

Congratulations to these outstanding students, who we know will be excellent representatives for their schools and our School District on this important statewide council,” Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools said.  “We look forward to seeing them further extend their influence as young leaders.”

Members were selected, from 1,000-plus applicants submitted by students statewide, based on their community service and answers to essay questions about public education and how it can improve.  The students will talk with Superintendent Woods about topics including how State policies affect their classrooms; participate in service projects; and serve as the Superintendent’s student ambassadors.


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. 

CMS Teacher of the Year
Express Gateway Now Open for Updating Student Information express gateway logo

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

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. 

Support our Partners in Education
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. 

We are super proud of our Sept. Students of the Month Sept students of the month
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!

Be sure to purchase your Yearbook
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. 

Congratulations to the 2018-19 Basketball Teams basketball

Come support your favorite Grizzlies on the basketball court this year.  

2018-19 Basketball Schedule

CMS Basketball Tryouts
Academic Team Wins academic team wins

The academic team finished first and second in the veteran and the novice divisions of the GATA north respectively. This was the first of 2018-2019 school year competitions.

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

Thank you for your support for Hurricane and Flood Relief #creeklandcares
CMS Basketball Schedule
Support Riverfest - Sept. 23rd & 24th
Congratulations Brayden Fuentes for being selected to serve on the State Superintendent's Student Advisory Council!
Apply to be part of our STEM Club
CMS Annual Blood Drive - Nov. 7th
Proud of our 8th Grade Chorus for preforming at the Braves game.
We are proud of our Sept. Students of the Month
Congratulations to our Academic Bowl Team
Congratulations to our Grizzly Cafeteria
CMS Basketball Schedule
Bright Ideas Grant Winners
CMS Academic Team Wins County Championship
October Students of the Month
Another Big Win for our Academic Team - Way to Go!
Support CMS - Sign up for the Reindeer Run
Grizzly Basketball Theme Nights
Congratulations to Kinley Sikes
Thank you Grizzly Family!
Congrats to our November "Students of the Month"
Technology Competition
Exam Schedule
December Students of the Month
Save the DATE for Sports Physicals for the 2018-19 school year
8th Grade Parent Night/Elective Fair at CVHS
Another Big Win for our Academic Bowl Team
Drama Club Meeting
Congrats to our Grizzly Academic Teams
Congrats to all of our Grizzlies that competed in the CCSD Tech Competition
January Students of the Month
Dr. Zinkil receives check from CCEF
So Proud of our Grizzly, Caden!
Canvas Parent Instructions
CMS is offering some great opportunities for extra help.
Milestone and EOC Testing Schedule
Relay for Life - Join our TEAM!
Creekland Drama Club - Spring Play
We appreciate all of our Volunteers and Partners
Congratulations to our Students of the Month for March
Congrats to Danielle Satterfield
Are You Ready for Grizzly Games?
8th Grade Masquerade Dance
8th Graders - Interested in Taking Personal Fitness & Health this Summer?
CMS and CHS Students will be competing in a National Rocketry Competition
Help support our school as you shop at our local Kroger.
Attention Upcoming 8th Graders

If you are an upcoming 8th grader, read below about the High School credit classes and year long classes you may be able to take during your connection time next year.

The high school classes are year long classes and students will be unable to withdraw after the first quarter.  The grade received will be count toward the the student's high school GPA.

Students are encouraged to apply if interested, space is limited. Students will be notified if they get selected to take the course.

Congrats Art Show Winners

Congratulations to our winners from Cherokee County’s Annual Art Show:

1st Place goes to: Kaelin Kerschner and Mackenzie Miles

2nd Place goes to: Devon Hall and Lauren Denereaz

3rd Place goes to: Camryn Yokley and Aaliyah Butts

Honorable Mention goes to: Devon Hall, Julia Barfield, Sydney Howard, Connor Vitak and those who helped with the Grizzly Bear from Visual Arts Class.

Attention Upcoming 7th Graders:

Please read application below about the Peer Helper Program/Class.  Upcoming 7th graders have the opportunity to apply to be part of this program - complete the application below.

This class will take place during one of your connection classes next year.  Students will be notified if they are selected to participate.


Attention current 8th grade FCA members....

Current FCA 8th graders, if you are interested in a leadership FCA position next year at Creekview, complete this application: FCA Leadership Application

Exam Schedule
Monday, May 21st ELA/Reading/Foreign Lang
Tuesday, May 22nd Math
Wednesday, May 23rd Science
Thursday, May 24th Social Studies
Friday, May 25th (1/2 Day) Connections
Congrats Students of the Month - April

Attention Parents .......

REMINDER…  ALL student medications must be picked up from the clinic by 3pm on May 25th.  Any medication left after that will be destroyed. 

Thank you,

Carol Reed, RN

Creekland MS Nurse