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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

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

 

 

DRMS Basketball

Link for all things about Basketball

Team LInk: http://deanruskbasketball.weebly.com/

Game Schedule

 

January Basketball Games

February Basketball Games

school store during basketball

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 to Host Annual Job Fair on March 2 for Teachers, Bus Drivers & School Nutrition Workers CCSD 2019 Job Fair - March 2

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.

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.

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

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