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CCSD School Nutrition Wins Top Award for Fresh and Healthy Meals! CCSD School Nutrition 2018 Golden Radish Award

The Cherokee County School District for the second consecutive year has earned Georgia’s top honor for preparing and serving fresh, healthy meals to students!

CCSD’s School Nutrition program, which serves 5 million meals each year in school cafeterias, earned the Golden Radish Award at the Platinum Level from the Georgia’s Departments of Agriculture, Public Health, Education and Georgia Organics.

IKES Musicians students in music class

Indian Knoll's Music teacher, Mrs. Bryant is amazing. Here is a glimpse into her fourth grade class: 

Fourth graders are playing instruments from treble staff notation and learning how to read music! 


Media Center Happenings students reading a book

Everyone knows we have the BEST Media Specialist in Georgia; after all, she IS the Georgia Media Specialist of the Year! Check out what is happening in the Media Center! 

Third grade students practiced using Destiny Discover (our online library catalog) to search for books and then used the call number to locate the books on the shelf.  Students demonstrated that they found the books by taking “shelfies” and uploading them to the Seesaw app!  Our third graders can use the media center independently now!

Employee of the Month Kim Brown teachers

Kim Brown is the Indian Knoll Employee of the Month for August!  Mrs. Brown leads our Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program and has worked very hard with the Spark Committee to kick off the new year.  She assisted with new school signage, organized the first student assembly, and was instrumental with ordering and distribution of all the students’ house t-shirts.  The IKES PTA and TPG Keller Williams sponsors this monthly award and provided Kim with a $20.00 gift certificate to downtown Woodstock and other treats. We appreciate her willingness to always go the extra mile, her dedication to the school, and the leadership she demonstrates.

Army Sergeant Surprises Son sergeant, son, and wife eating lunch

Indian Knoll Elementary School first grader Kaden Cook was surprised by his father on September 4th, 2018 when he arrived unexpectedly in his classroom.  Army Sergeant Eric Cook is on his second tour of duty in Iraq and was granted a brief leave before he returns to finish out his last nine months in Iraq. Kaden’s mother Jessica Hill and father Sgt. Eric Cook joined him for lunch at the school. Kaden was ecstatic to see his father and to be able to eat lunch with him. Indian Knoll is a school community that is known for their commitment to honor the military and veterans throughout the year.  We thank Sergeant Cook for his bravery and service to our country today and throughout the year!

Firebirds LOVE STEM! teambuilding

Our firebirds have been teambuilding in STEM with Mrs. Wos!

Indian Knoll's Teacher of the Year educators

Congratulations to this year's Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Patti Nations! Mrs. Nations teaches kindergarten at IKES, and she is an impeccable eductor! 

Indian Knoll Artists lion art

Indian Knoll has the best art teacher around, Mrs. Norton! Check out our Firebird Artists! 

Enchanted Forest Book Fair enchanted forest book fair logo

Our next Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the media center from September 7 through 14!  The theme is “Enchanted Forest Book Fair: Let Your Imagination Grow!” 


Here are our hours of operation.

Thursday, September 6: teacher preview 2:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. 

Friday, September 7: open 7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Monday, September 10: open 7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Tuesday, September 11: open 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. 

Wednesday, September 12: open 8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. 

Thursday, September 13: open 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. 

Friday, September 14: open 8:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. 

September 7 – 19: order online at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/indianknollelementaryschool3


Our book fair will need lots of volunteers to be a success!  Please contact our media specialist Jennifer Lewis at jennifer.lewis@cherokee.k12.ga.us if you are interested in helping.

IKES Summer Readers IKES Summer Readers

Indian Knoll Elementary School students had a great summer at the Sequoyah Regional Library System!  With school support and encouragement, 33 IKES children participated in reading this summer through “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program 2018! 

Our IKES  students have been so enthusiastic, and have really enjoyed being at the library this summer. We are very proud of these super Firebird readers and have acknowledged their achievement on the morning news and with a small goodie bag.


IKES Media Specialist Jennifer Lewis and Principal Kim Cerasoli are excited to promote the Sequoyah Summer Reading Program and look forward to a continued partnership!

Interested in painting the IKES spirit rock? painted rock

The Spirit Rock is a great way to send a message for all to see! Paint the Spirit Rock to celebrate birthdays, recognize achievements or offer well wishes and words of support!


IKES Bird House Reveal Bird House Reveal

Exhilarating describes our first Friday at IKES as each class learned what bird house they will represent for the 18-19 school year! Students will be earning points for their house by displaying positive behavior and following our schoolwide positive behavior matrix. All students will receive a t-shirt displaying his/her birdhouse.

Meet the Teacher Micha Guice

Meet one of IKES incredible teachers, Micha Guice!

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