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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. 

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Tabatha Box of Etowah HS! Etowah HS toty 19

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week... please help us celebrate Etowah High School 2019 Teacher of the Year  Tabatha Box!

Etowah High School math teacher Tabatha Box loves teaching math -- so much so that the way to her heart on Valentine’s Day was a gift of a skirt patterned with equations.

CCSD Releases Annual Report of District Progress ardp cover art

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 Work-Based Learning Program with Regional Guests WBL Regional Meeting 1 3 14 19

The Cherokee County School District celebrated its Work-Based Learning program with regional guests and special recognitions of partners that help with this important career education initiative.

The Work-Based Learning program provides CCSD high school students the opportunity to explore possible careers through working in school partners’ places of business.  The School District this month for the first time hosted a regional Work Based Learning meeting, with high school career education teachers from across the state in attendance to learn about one of CCSD’s programs: healthcare science.  

CNN Features Etowah High School Student Athlete's Inspirational Story CNN Positive Athlete video image Matthew Lane 3 11 19

Want to be inspired? Check out CNN's feature on Matthew Lane, an Etowah High School senior basketball player and Positive Athlete Georgia honoree, who overcame cancer and now shares his story with students. The story features footage from his recent visit to speak to Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy fifth-graders. As Matthew says: "Stay positive. Stay positive. Stay positive." #CCSDfam https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2019/03/07/positive-athlete-matthew-lane.cnn/video/playlists/cnn-positive-athlete/

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Technology and Engineering STEM Partnership

booth visitET Booth piloted a Technology and Engineering STEM Course in the 2018 fall semester.  The class, which extended for two quarters, 18 weeks, was created to offer 8th grade students the opportunity to study a wide range of Pathways offered at Etowah High School.  Mrs. Deneka, ET Booth Technology teacher; Mr. Grummer, EHS Architecture teacher; Mike Vacca, EHS Computer Science teacher; Marc Giuliano, EHS Automotive teacher; and Linda Yunker, EHS Audio/Video Technology & Film teacher; collaborated to create the course curriculum and coordinated to arrange cross campus field trips and info sessions.  The goal of this vertical planning between the middle and high school is to provide students interested in pursuing one of these CTAE Pathways, with a deeper understanding of the subject matter and the opportunities that exist at Etowah High School for End of Pathway Industry Recognized Certification. 

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!

Dream on 3

We have something very exciting happening at Etowah High School! We have partnered with an organization called Dream on 3. Dream on 3 is a nonprofit sports organization that makes dreams come true for children with chronic illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, or life altering conditions by creating experiences of joy and magic through the world of sports. We nominated one of our very own Etowah Eagles, and he was accepted as a dream recipient! Anderson Sisk will be receiving a dream relating to his love for WWE wrestling! The Junior Dream team, a group of students selected to help fundraise, promote, and plan Anderson’s dream, put together a video that will show just what Dream on 3 is made of!

 

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.

301 CCSD Students Recognized as Superintendent's Key Scholars Key Scholars

The Cherokee County School District recognized 301 extraordinary high school juniors as Superintendent’s Key Scholars!

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.

2019 S.T.A.R. Student and Teacher

Murnan & McCready

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (S.T.A.R.) program honors Georgia’s outstanding high “school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. To obtain the S.T.A.R. nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on the test date on the three-part SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year and be in the top 10 % or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.

This Years S.T.A.R. Student is Riley McCready and S.T.A.R. Teacher is John Murnan.

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.  

Etowah HS student receives United States Air Force Scholarship Raffety - Scholarship

Congratulations to JROTC Cadet Kyle Raffety who was one of only six Georgia students, and one of 150 students nationwide, selected by the United States Air Force to receive a $23,000 scholarship this Summer to earn his private pilot's license and 12 college credits.  We couldn't be happier for you Kyle.  Well done!"

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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Etowah HS Nationally Recognized at HOSA Leadership Conference Kaylie Cofield at HOSA Leadership Conference

Class of 2019 Etowah High School student, Kaylie Cofield, traveled to Dallas, Texas in June to compete at HOSA’s 41st Annual (Future Health Professionals) International Leadership Conference (ILC).  Kaylie had competed with her peers and Healthcare classmates at the State Leadership Conference (SLC) in March in Atlanta, when she held the position of Historian, to win First Place in the Category of Outstanding HOSA Chapter.  This First Place win advanced her to Dallas in which she was honored to represent Etowah High School as the first Cherokee County, Georgia school to ever advance to the International level to compete.

Etowah HS Earns State Recognition for AP Programs!

Cherokee County School District’s high schools all have earned State recognition for outstanding Advanced Placement (AP) programs!

Each of CCSD’s six traditional high schools has earned recognition from the State as a 2018 AP Honor School for commendable student performance and participation on AP exams. CCSD’s high schools all have been named to the State’s AP Honor List each of the last eight years.

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