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BGSA Raises $4,382 for St. Jude's Hospital

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Ball Ground students and staff ROCK!  The students raised $3,527 through the "Links of Love" campaign for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.  The staff raised an additional $855, bringing our total to $4,382! The Beta Club was honored to present the representatives from St. Jude’s Hospital a check on behalf of the Ball Ground STEM Academy students and staff.  March 15th, we had a visit from Dr. Brian Hightower, Mrs. Tonya Sebring, and guests from St. Jude's to help celebrate with our students!

 

The Beta Club, sponsored by Ms. Lisa Nations, managed the Links of Love campaign, where each $1 donation earned a student a paper link.  Each classroom created a chain of links.  Mrs. Freeman’s 5th grade class raised the most money and won breakfast with the principal!  The grade level to earn the most money was 5th grade and won a pizza party!  

 

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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. 

CCSD Celebrates Top Partners and Volunteers at Sixth Annual Recognition Ceremony 2019 POY and VOY (3)

The Cherokee County School District celebrated outstanding school community partners and volunteers at the Sixth Annual CCSD Partner of the Year and Volunteer of the Year Recognition Ceremony.

The ceremony on Thursday, March 8, 2019 at CCSD’s Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo Educational Services Facility honored a Partner of the Year and a Volunteer of the Year for each individual school and center.  The evening included the surprise announcement of the CCSD Partner of the Year and Volunteer of the Year selected from that pool of 79 honorees.

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!

Please Stop for School Buses! bus stop arm

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

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.

CCSD Seeks to Score with Math Campaign and Competition CCSD Math Madness 2 27 19

The Cherokee County School District seeks to score with a new math campaign and competition connected to the excitement of college basketball’s “March Madness.”

The month-long CCSD Math Madness celebration begins this week in schools across CCSD, with activities planned by the Office of Curriculum & Instruction that encourage problem-solving, real-world math application… and fun!  Students in kindergarten through fifth grade also will have the chance to win prizes through an i-Ready Math March Madness competition using CCSD’s online math system.

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.

Save the Date: CCSD Expands Annual Summer Program CCSD Summer Discovery logo 2019

The Cherokee County School District is expanding its week-long summer enrichment program to all rising first- through fifth-graders! Previously offered as a program for specific schools, this year's fun and educational CCSD Summer Discovery program will be offered at two campuses, Hickory Flat and Liberty Elementary Schools, and open to CCSD students -- no matter the school they attend. Two sessions will be offered each day from June 3-7 (9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.), and students can enroll in one or both (students who enroll in both will have time to eat a lunch brought from home on campus). Parents will need to provide transportation for their students, as well as lunch; before- and after-care is not provided. More details -- including course offerings and costs -- will be shared with parents of elementary school students soon!

Yearbooks On Sale Now!

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Yearbooks are on sale now!  Deadline to order is March 29th. 

  • Hard cover yearbooks are $24.00. 
  • Soft cover yearbooks are $18.00.

To order, print the form below, complete it, and return it to your child's teacher.

Yearbook Order Form

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.

Rent our Ball Ground Boulder!

**New to our School this year**

The Ball Ground STEM Academy Boulder brought to you by the BGSA PTA.  Why?  Because Ball Ground ROCKS! 

The Boulder is a creative and fun way to spread school spirit, celebrate a student's birthday, thank a teacher or staff member, or cheer on our local sports teams. The best part is that 100% of funds raised will go right back to our students and school!  Payment, in the form of cash or check, must be received within 48 hours of reservation.  You may send payment in with your child or drop it off in the front office.

Detailed instructions can be found on the sign up genius.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4faaa723a4fa7-ball1

This is a PTA sponsored activity.  Please direct any and all questions to BallgroundPTA@gmail.com

 

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Thank you for your interest in joining PTA! Becoming a member does not obligate you to volunteer but it does show your support for our school! Our goal is 100% membership, which means one membership for each student enrolled at Ball Ground. Anyone can join PTA - grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors!

Ready to join?  Fill out the membership form and send in to your child's teacher.  

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