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Board Briefs: School Board Names New Police Chief, Assistant Principals for Next School Year CCSD new leaders - APs 4 19 19

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, April 18, 2019 approved the appointment of a new CCSD School Police Chief and new assistant principals to fill vacancies for next school year. 

The School Board unanimously approved naming Major Buster Cushing, who currently serves as commander of field operations for the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, as the next CCSD School Police Chief effective July 1.  Major Cushing will fill the role held by retiring Chief Mark Kissel  since the Department’s establishment 20 years ago.

Student Athletes Recognized for College Scholarship Commitments signing day commitment

CCSD recognized 32 additional high school student athletes Wednesday who had signed scholarship letters of intent to play their sport at the college level. 

High School Students: Apply by May 25 for Summer Internships! InternshipFlyer2019_Final

CCSD is partnering for the second year with the Cherokee Office of Economic Development to offer high school students an outstanding career education opportunity: the 2019 Summer Internship Program! Applications due by May 25. Check out the flier (or visit https://www.cherokeega.org/internship/) to learn more about this six-week program to learn & earn this summer. #CherokeeByChoice

Online System for Registering New Students for 2019-20 Now Open!  slider new student registration gateway 2019-20 4 15 19

The Cherokee County School District’s online system for registering new students for the 2019-20 school year now is open to parents!

Parents can log in from home to the New Student Gateway by clicking here.  Parents who missed the window for online kindergarten registration in March also can register their children using the New Student Gateway.

High School Summer School Registration Forms Now Online summer school

Registration forms now are online for CCSD's 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.  

Spring Plant Sales This Month at Cherokee HS, Etowah HS marigold

It’s spring… and that means plant sale time!

CCSD’s high school agriculture Career Pathway classes and extra-curricular programs offer students hands-on learning opportunities including cultivating plants. Once those plants are ready to leave the greenhouse, students sell them as a fundraiser… giving the community another way to support career education!

CCSD Connections Newsletter for April Now Online CCSD Connections April 2019 image

The April edition of the CCSD Connections parent newsletter now is online here and features an important update on the school calendar issue -- and much more!

Let's Clear the Air on Vaping's Dangers CCSD 2019 Factsheet - Vaping

No matter what you call it - vaping, Juul-ing, e-cigarettes – or how harmless the devices may seem, let’s clear the air: these are dangerous devices not permitted in schools.

CCSD takes vaping as seriously as any other tobacco product or marijuana, and the repercussions to a student’s health and school record are not worth risking. A 2018 national study released reported 1 in 5 high school students have tried vaping.

School Social Workers Assist Families in Need CCSD Social Workers

This is National Social Work Month, and CCSD has four full-time social workers who assist the families of our 42,000 students in overcoming challenges that might affect their education.  Our social workers strive daily to connect families with community resources and provide interventions to address situations like homelessness, hunger, truancy, drug abuse, neglect and other challenges.   Last year, CCSD’s three social workers made 793 home visits; handled more than 800 cases; made 1,500 parent contacts and provided assistance to 146 homeless students.   This year, with the addition of a fourth member to the social worker team, they are on a pace to work 1,000 referrals and  serve more than 230 homeless students. 

CCSD Students Earn 21st Century Leaders Georgia Youth Leadership Awards! CCSD 21st century leaders 3 28 19

Two Cherokee County School District high school students are among this year’s 21st Century Leaders Georgia Youth Leadership Award winners!

The youth leadership and talent development program annually selects 21 top youth leaders from throughout the State for the honor, including Cherokee High School junior Michael Garcia and Etowah High School junior Kailen Kim. 

Thank You to Sponsors of CHOICE Program Incentives! thank you CHOICE donations 3 27 19

Thank you to these outstanding partners for donating to the CHOICE program that helps students who need extra support in order to graduate on time! Does your company want to donate incentives for this program? Or a financial contribution for a scholarship? Please contact penny.dempsey@cherokeek12.net for more information. #CCSDfam

CCSD's Child Find Program Helps Identify Special Needs Students Child find logo

What is Child Find?
The purpose of Child Find is to identify, locate, and evaluate children and youth, who are suspected of having or have a diagnosed disability or developmental delay, in order to provide free appropriate Special Education services.  The Cherokee County School District serves children ages 3 to 21.

CCSD High School Students Compete at Statewide Culinary Event! Etowah HS Culinary 1 3 25 19

A Cherokee County School District culinary team competed at the State level with its Farm-to-School-inspired recipe!

The team of Etowah High School Family and Consumer Sciences students Isabelle Bridges, Milas Alexis Dominguez, Alexander Fiscarelli and Marie-Andree Girard was invited to cook up its Tex-Mex Quinoa Bowl at the Georgia Department of Education’s third annual Shake it Up Farm-to-School Student Chef Competition in Macon.  Only nine teams from across the state were invited to compete; Putnam County High School’s team won the cook-off. 

School Board Salutes Police Department for 20 Years of Exemplary Service CCSD School Police Department 20th 3 25 19

The Cherokee County School Board is celebrating the CCSD School Police Department for its 20 years of exemplary service.  

Led since its establishment by Chief Mark Kissel, who has announced he will retire at the end of this school year, the Department consists of 20 police officers certified by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council, an Emergency Management Facilitator and office staff.

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!

 

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.

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!"

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.

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