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CCSD School Named Finalist for Three Statewide STEM Education Awards!

Posted On: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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A Cherokee County School District elementary school is a finalist for three statewide STEM education awards!

The Technology Association of Georgia and the TAG Education Collaborative have selected Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy as a finalist for its 2018 Georgia STEM Education Awards.  

The Georgia STEM Education Awards recognize schools, programs, and companies in a range of categories for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education in Georgia.  

Clark Creek ES STEM Academy is a finalist in the STEM Day Activity (three finalists statewide), STEM Certified School Outreach (two) and Corporate Outreach (three) categories.  Winners will be announced during a ceremony on November 2 at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta.  

“It comes with great pleasure, but no surprise, to learn that Clark Creek has again earned statewide recognition,”  Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said, noting the school’s Title I designation due to its high population of students with greater needs makes such achievement even more impressive.  “This honor celebrates the dedication of its teachers, leaders and community partners to ensure every child advances with STEM knowledge that’s so important for opportunity readiness.  We’re so proud of the RedHawk Nation!” 

This is the third time for Clark Creek ES STEM Academy to be named a finalist for TAG awards, having previously been recognized in 2016 and 2017.  The school, led by Principal Joey Moss, was honored as the Georgia winner of the 2017 Program Excellence Award presented by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.  In 2015, the school earned the prestigious State STEM Certification… only the 11th elementary school in Georgia to earn this commendation, and the first in Cherokee County.

The school will be recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at its Nov. 15 School Board meeting.

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