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Upcoming 6th Grade Parent Meeting Information

DEAN RUSK MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSITION SCHEDULE

FOR RISING SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS

 

 

Parent Nights at Dean Rusk Middle School Feeder Schools

 

Indian Knoll Elementary:  Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 pm

 

Hickory Flat Elementary: Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 pm

 

Holly Springs Elementary: Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm

 

Mountain Road Elementary: Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 pm

 

 

Ms. Dawn Weinbaum, Principal at Dean Rusk, and Dr. Dianne Steinbeck, 6th Grade Assistant Principal, will visit each elementary school, share a brief presentation about life at Dean Rusk, and answer questions about the transition to middle school.

 

 

Students Visit Dean Rusk Middle School

 

Holly Springs: Wednesday, May 1 at 9:15 am

 

Mountain Road and Hickory Flat: Wednesday, May 8 at 9:15 am

 

Indian Knoll: Thursday, May 9 at 9:15 am

 

 

 

Students will have an opportunity to tour the Dean Rusk Middle School campus visiting various classrooms, the cafeteria, and the gym. In addition, students will view a presentation about what they will experience as a middle school student at Dean Rusk.

 

 

Parent Night at Dean Rusk Middle School: Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30 pm

 

The Dean Rusk Administrative Team and Counselors welcome parents of rising sixth grade students for a discussion about the transition to middle school and the exciting opportunities that await students at Dean Rusk.

8th Grade Students & Parents Attention Class of 2023! Message from SHS Principal, Mr. Van Alstyne

8th Grade Students & Parents

Attention Class of 2023!

Message from SHS Principal, Mr. Van Alstyne

 

Attention future Sequoyah Chiefs!!

 

Sequoyah High School administration, staff, and teachers are excited to begin the process of welcoming the class of 2023!  Over the next few months, we look forward to meeting with rising 9th graders and their families as we prepare for the 2019-20 school year. 

 

Please take a moment to review the attached transition schedule, as well as the course descriptions for the variety of electives offered to 9th grade students at Sequoyah High School. 

 

While it may seem as though high school is a long way off, August 1st will be here before we know it!! 

 

GO CHIEFS!!

 

Robert Van Alstyne, Principal

 

All question should be sent to SHS.Schedules@cherokee.k12.ga.us

 

SHS 2019-20 Course Elective Descriptions for rising 9th Grade Students

SHS Elective Selection Sheet for rising 9th Grade Students

SHS Transition Schedule for Class of 2023

 

 

 Congratulations to Aidan Christian who qualified for the State Round of the National Geography Bee

Congratulations to Aidan Christian who qualified for the State Round of the National Geography Bee.  The State Bee will be held on March 29 at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA. Good luck to Aidan!

Support Staff of the Year for DRMS.

Congratulations to Christy Bennett who received Support Staff of the Year for DRMS. This could not go to a more deserving person! Thank you Mrs. Bennett for going above and beyond for our students day after day and for always having a smile on your face!

Mrs. Bennett

 

A huge congratulations to our very own Coach Marble!

She was one of five inductees inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame on Feb. 2nd at UNG. What an outstanding honor!  We are so proud for her! Congratulations, Coach Marble!!!!!!  

7 Mindsets Initiative

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year to our Dean Rusk Middle School community. As we begin our second semester together, I want to share a new initiative for our students here at DRMS. As you know, our school day includes a built-in advisement timeframe each day called “Chieftain Chat.” During this time on Wednesdays, we will be implementing the DRMS initiative of 7 Mindsets.

We hope you, as parents, will begin to hear about these Mindsets from your students and will see this as an opportunity to encourage and support the 7 Mindsets initiative. Although academics are extremely important, the 7 Mindsets focuses on students’ social-emotional learning and will tap into your students’ unlimited life potential. Here at DRMS, we believe that each student has the potential for greatness in their life. As a staff, we want our focus on the 7 Mindsets to have a positive impact on our school as a whole and each student individually.

Attached you will find an introductory document describing the initiative and the 7 Mindsets. This information may provide a platform for family discussions concerning all aspects of school life. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s grade-level counselor. As always, we appreciate your partnership and support of Dean Rusk Middle School.

Thank you,

Ms. Weinbaum, Principal

7 Mindsets Summary for Parents

Yearbook Information

 

Link for Ordering Yearbook

 

August 2018-December 2018

Plain $40/Personalized $45

January 2019-February 2019

Plain $45/Personalized $50

March 2019

Plain $50/Personalized $55

On Distribution Day (May 2019)

$65 plain only

8th Grade Trip to Savannah

8th Grade Savannah Field Trip Dates – March 26th – 28th

 

Cost:

Student - $410

Chaperone - $450

 

Payment Due Dates

Deposit Due – Friday, September 28th ($150)

2nd Payment – Friday, November 16th ($150)

Final Payment – Thursday, December 20th ($110)

 

(Total Payment can be made at any time)

 

Student Forms:

All students need to have a completed permission form and medical form to attend the trip.

 

Chaperones:

If you would like to be a Chaperone on the 8th Grade field trip, please contact Mr. Colvin and pay the deposit to hold your spot ($150).

You also must complete and submit the Volunteer application to the front office. 

 

Any questions, please contact Mr. Colvin, david.colvin@cherokeek12.net or Mrs. West, robyn.west@cherokeek12.net

Savannah Trip Flyer

Field Trip Permission Form

Volunteer/Mentor Application

Field Trip Deposit Reminder

Club Information

How do I know if my student’s club or activity is meeting?

Check the Student Activities Page. We try to list how sponsors communicate meetings, practices and rehearsals with parents. If nothing is listed, you may contact the sponsor by email.

1.1 Initiative

Dean Rusk is a 1 to 1 Initiative School

Guidlines for Use of CCSD Issued Devices

Laptop Orientation

Why do we have a 1.1 Initiative? Please view this presentation to learn more.

Menchie's Wednesday

Wednesday’s is Menchie’s Day at Dean Rusk.  Students can buy a Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt during their lunch period for $3.00.

Starts Wednesday August 8

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. 

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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. 

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 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.

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.  

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.

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