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CCSD Connections Parent Newsletter August Edition Now Online image CCSD Connections parent newsletter August 2022

Please check out the August edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter at, which includes CCSD news and a message from the Superintendent.  If you have not already done so, please visit the Back-to-School Gateway at to update your child’s emergency contacts and provide other important information.  Thank you to this month's newsletter sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia!  #CCSDfam

CCSD Offering Annual Parent Academy Program CCSD 2022 VILLA Application announcement 8 9 22

The Cherokee County School District is accepting applications for its annual parent academy program.

VILLA (Volunteer Instructional Leadership Learning Academy) is a free six-session program that offers CCSD parents the opportunity to learn more about their school district and how to be more engaged in our schools.  CCSD earned the Georgia School Boards Association’s 2019 Leading Edge Award for helping to develop and pilot the statewide program.

Liberty ES Honored with Two National Character Education Awards CCSD 2022 Promising Practices - Liberty ES 8 3 22

A Cherokee County School District school has earned two national awards in recognition of its character education programs!

Liberty Elementary School has been honored by with two 2022 Promising Practices awards, which celebrate the best character education and service learning programs among schools nationwide.

CCSD Message: Celebrating Our First Day Arnold Mill ES 3

The following message is from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower:

Today’s skies may be cloudy, but our schools were filled with sunshine.

As I visited schools across our community today, the smiles shone brightly among students and teachers and staff celebrating the first day of our new school year.

CCSD Continues to Exceed State Averages on Georgia Milestones georgia milestones

Cherokee County School District students for the seventh consecutive year exceeded State averages on the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade and End-of-Course tests, with significant gains on most tests. 

The annual tests assess students’ mastery of Georgia Performance Standards, which set expectations for what lessons students will learn in each grade.  Teachers and administrators use the results to improve instructional best practices.

#CCSDPartnersInAction - Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America PIA CCSD BSA

We appreciate the support of our partners and the difference they are making in our schools! Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage ( to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction #CCSDFam

CCSD Principals pictured, from left to right, bottom row: Christy Rich, Kerry Estep, Melinda Roulier, Ashley Polito, Jennifer McIntosh; top row: Dr. Maria Rosario-Regan, Dr. Carrie O’Bryant, Sandi Harrison, Julie Peppers, Ann Jordan and Kim Cerasoli. Also pictured: Atlanta Area Council BSA District Executive, Joshua Cole.

CCSD Congratulates Winners of Bus Driver of the Year Awards CCSD School Bus Driver of the Year 1 7 15 22

The Cherokee County School District this week congratulated the winners of its new Bus Driver of the Year Awards!

The awards recognize one outstanding school bus driver from each Innovation Zone (high school and feeder middle and elementary schools) and one from CCSD’s team of Special Education drivers; from this pool of winners, one overall CCSD winner was selected.

Meet the New Principal: Sandi Harrison of Liberty ES! Meet the Principal - Sandi Harrison - Liberty ES 7 18 22

Our Principals are dedicated leaders, and we’ll be introducing you this month to our school district’s new Principals.  Please help us celebrate Sandi Harrison, who this school year will lead Liberty Elementary School!

Liberty Elementary School’s outstanding reputation for high quality teaching and community engagement has met its match in new Principal Sandi Harrison.

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