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CCSD School Clinics Benefit from Northside Hospital Cherokee Support CCSD NHC Donation 10 17 18

Thanks to the support of partner Northside Hospital Cherokee, the Cherokee County School District received EpiPens at no cost for all of its schools!  The cost of the pens – auto-injectors that can be life-saving in cases of serious allergic reaction - was waived by manufacturer, Mylan, as part of its EpiPen4Schools program.  CCSD’s participation in the program was made possible by NHC Dr. Matthew Simmons, who wrote prescriptions for each school’s clinic. 

CCSD Class of 2018 Excels on ACT! CCSD ACT 2018 Results Graphic

More Cherokee County School District Class of 2018 students took the ACT exam than any previous class, while maintaining impressive averages and exceeding National and State averages!

Results released today show the Class of 2018 posted an excellent overall score of 23, while a record number took the challenging college entrance and placement examination: 1,809 students -- an 11-percent increase from the previous year.  The score ranks CCSD third among metro Atlanta counties and seventh in Georgia – out of 180 school districts!

CCSD Hosting PTA Program on Drug Addiction & Prevention Oct. 24 Sheriff Frank Reynolds

The Cherokee County School District next week will host a PTA-sponsored program for parents on drug addiction and prevention with guest speakers including Cherokee Sheriff Frank Reynolds.

Cherokee Sheriff's Office Seeking More School Crossing Guards! Sheriff Office Crossing Guard Ad 10 11 18

The Cherokee Sheriff's Office is seeking more dedicated crossing guards to protect our students and keep traffic moving safely around our schools! #SafeCherokee

TOTY Parade teachers

"Go BIG or go home...." Our Teacher of the Year, Patti Nations was the hit of the SHS Homecoming Parade! Mrs. Nations, IKES staff, and her students enjoyed celebrating her BIG day in a BIG way! We ROCKED the parade. #CCSDRocks

Waffle House Food Truck Visits IKES waffle house food truck

Thank you CCEF for bringing the Waffle House food truck to Indian Knoll! It was delicious and so much fun!

Indian Knoll Olympians student athletes

Special thanks to River Ridge High School for hosting the CCSD Special Olympics this year! Our IKES student athletes were sent off in fashion with a school-wide parade and celebration! Our Firebirds made signs and cheered on Mrs. Pepper's class before they boarded the bus this morning. In addition, we appreciate our Friends Club students for assisting with this very special day! We all had a fabulous time!#CCSDfam #IKESRocks

Express Gateway Now Open for Updating Student Information express gateway logo

Express Gateway update portal, the online system for parents to change address, phone, email or important information for students, is now available. 

CCSD's "Kickin' It With Kale" for Farm to School Month! Jaxsen Waldrop and Kale

CCSD is participating in Georgia’s Farm to School month celebration with special menu items including a Kickin’ it with Kale salad on Wednesday!  

The fresh kale, cranberry and apple salad will be available throughout CCSD cafeterias as a side choice at lunch on Wednesday, with students encouraged to try kale, a vegetable that may be new to them. 

IKES Employee of the Month - September teachers

Our September IKES Employee of the Month is Early Intervention Program (EIP) teacher, Mrs. Terri Harris. She is a teacher leader who takes initiative and always goes “above and beyond” for our IKES students. Terri works in a variety of classrooms and is very productive.  Mrs. Harris is student focused and prides herself in creating engaging and hands-on activities for her students. In addition to outstanding and meaningful instruction, Terri leads the school math committee.  She develops and implements many incentives for student success. Mrs. Harris was awarded a gift from the IKES PTA and a Woodstock Downtown Gift Certificate from business partner Keller Williams-TPG. We value Mrs. Harris and are excited to celebrate her commitment to IKES this month. Congratulations! 

Kindergarten Community Helpers students dressed as community helpers

Kindergarten community helpers marched through the hallways of IKES! Check out these future leaders! 

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! 


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! 

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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