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Board Briefs: CCSD School Board Approves Legislative Partnership Priorities for 2019 Lawmaker Session Villa Participants

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, approved its annual Legislative Partnership Program outlining requests for the local Legislative Delegation’s consideration during the upcoming session, and local control topped the list. 

CCSD Focused on Further Improving Suicide Prevention Training CCSD School Training 2 11 9 18

The Cherokee County School District is focused on further improving suicide prevention training for its staff and offering more support to students in need.

This important issue long has been a part of professional development for staff, but CCSD is increasing its training and programs in response to the national rise in teen suicide rates, as well as the tragic deaths of students, teachers and parents in the community.

CCSD Adds App to Further Expand System for Reporting Safety Concerns SafeSchools Alert App Poster

Reporting safety concerns to the Cherokee County School District now is easier than ever with the roll-out of a new smartphone app!
 
The School District in August launched the new SafeSchools Alert system, which allows students, parents, school staff and everyone in the community to report safety concerns to CCSD School Police and administrators by text, email, online message or phone call, with the option to do so anonymously.  To further increase accessibility, the system now includes a new smartphone app, which can be downloaded at no cost.  

CCSD Schools Earn High Marks for School Climate Four stars clip art

Cherokee County School District schools have earned high ratings for cultivating a positive school climate! 
 
The District earned a 4-star average on the 5-star scale in the Georgia Department of Education’s annual ratings, which measure how a community views the quality of its school’s culture and character; the highest possible rating is 5 stars.  The rating is based on a survey of students, parents and teachers; student discipline issue rates; and daily attendance.
 

Book Character Pumpkins

Pumpkin 

Students, teachers, administrators, and parents created awesome book character pumpkins. 

George O'Connor, Author and Cartoonist Visits OGES

George O'Connor

Thanks to the generosity of both Cobb EMC and Gas South, George O'Connor came to share his experiences and books with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.

Author, Diane Shore Visit's OGES

Diane Shore

Thanks to the generosity of both Cobb EMC and Gas South, Diane Shore came to share her experiences and books with Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students.

Recycling Plastic Bags

recycle

Thank you Cherokee Chamber of Commerce for encouraging us to recycle plastic bags. Next time, we will collect even more!

CCSD Opens Transition Academy to Support Students with Disabilities Ribbon Cutting Celebration

The Transition Academy helps young adults with cognitive disabilities make a smooth transition into the community after they exit the school system.

Thank Our Troops

thank our troops

The Georgia Department of Education

has partnered with The Bert Show to

challenge all schools and students to

handwrite thank-you letters for every

single deployed military member away

from their families at Thanksgiving!

The deadline to submit letters is

October 24, 2018.

 

 

Thank You Home Depot Volunteers

HD Volunteers

Volunteers from the Home Depot Call Center in Kennesaw came out to OGES to help us with our farm to table garden.  They planted chives, brocolli, cilantro and red leaf lettuce. 

 

5th Grader Calib Poses with his Catch of the Day!

Catch of the Day

Students in Ms. Lammers' art class learned about the traditional Japanese method of printmaking, Gyotaku. Be sure to ask your child about the process.

Learning in the Star Lab

Star Lab

Ms. Chester's and Ms. Elloy's 4th grade students had the unique opportunity to study in the CCSD travelling Star Lab Planetarium. We viewed the moon phases during each position of the moon as it orbits Earth.

Reflections Competition Reception

Reception Pics

Here are three of  our students who competed in the OGES Reflections Competition and have qualified to move on th the County Competition. Good Luck! 

3rd Grade Chorus Performance

Ms Johnson's 3rd grade students performing thier Explorers Chorus Concert.3rd Grade Chorus

Ms. Johnson, and her 3rd grade students performing at their Explores Chorus Concert.

4th Grade Reading Goals

Reading Goals

Two of Ms. McCravy's 4th grade students, Miguel Perez and Camilla Rocha, stand confident with their reading Goals. We know you will reach your goals and become even better readers!

The OGES 2018-19 Reading Team

Reading Team

We are proud to introduce the 2018-19 OGES Reading Team.Gavin, Marcus, Nathaniel, James, Bradley, Jeremy, Courtney, and Sydnee.

Thank You Floor and Decor

Floor and Decor

William Treadwell and Kaleigh Bagwell, professionals from Floor & Decor, took time out of their busy schedule to speak with our 5th grader students about graphic design & photography as a career in art.

Beekeepers Visit OGES

Bee KeeperBobby Thanepohn and Ryan MacDonald from Bobee MacBee, came to OGES to share their expertise and love of all thing BEES with 4th grades students. Students in Ms. Cooks STEAM PBL class enjoyed this hands-on experience and were delighted with the presentation.

1st Chorus Practice

Chorus practiceMrs. Johnson has her first practice with this year's chorus group and they sound amazing already. Way to go Mrs. Johnson and your talented chorus!

Digital Learning

Writing

Ms. Owen's 3rd grade is using canvas to reply to discussions for our ELA RCD task one. The students had to determine the moral and give evidence from the text supporting their moral. 

Kindergarten Community Helper Visit

nurse Visit

Ms. Broder's Kindergarten class is studying community helpers for their RCD Unit 1 in social studies. Nurse Nadia, a community helper and our school nurse, viisited their classroom with her patient doll "Organa."

Meet Robert Harris, a new EIP teacher at OGES

I joined the Oak Grove staff as an EIP teacher this year but was a familiar face around the school since January of last year when I came on staff as an instructional paraprofessional. Robert Harris

PTA Hard at Work

YOUR Oak Grove PTA Board Members planning some AWESOME events this year.PTA August Meeting

5th Grade "I Can Power Statements"

5th Grade we can statementsRoxana Carrillo-Acevedo and Calib Rogers prodly hold their, "I Can Power Statements." At the beginning of the school year, 5th grade students created goals to help motivate them academically.

 

Peppy Lemon Chicken?

Lemon Chicken

Will Peppy Lemon Chicken be featured on the OGES lunch menu?

Hometown Hero Award

Ms. Zaski

Garth Gherardini, presents our outstanding paraprofessional, Ms. Amy Zaski, with a Hometown Hero award.

OGES New 2018-19 School Advisory Council

OGES School Advisory Council

Who has the best School Advisory Council? We do! Great things are happening at the Grove - just ask one of us.

Meet Ms. Shelby Gibbs

ShelbyHi! My name is Shelby Gibbs. I graduated from Reinhardt University in May of 2017. This is my first teaching position, and I am so thankful and excited to work at Oak Grove. I have been married for 2 years, and we are currently awaiting the arrival of our first baby boy coming this month. I love this school and my students, and I cannot wait to see what the future

1st Grade Student Reading Goals

Student reading goals

Students from Ms. Burgess' 1st Grade classroom were given the task to set their own reading goals. 

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