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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 https://bit.ly/CCSDconnections, 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 https://bit.ly/CCSDb2s 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

Board Business Briefs: School Board Meets New Student Delegates CCSD 2022-23 Student Delegates and Superintendent 8 19 22

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday evening welcomed its new Student Advisor and Student Delegates for the school year!

The School Board has included a Student Advisor position on its board since 1999, and, for the past 11 years, a Student Delegate from each high school also has been selected.  

Meet a CCSD 2022 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Tammy Scanlon of Johnston Elementary School! JES SSOTY 22

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here.  Please join us in congratulating the 2022 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Johnston Elementary School: Tammy Scanlon! #CCSDfam

CCSD Pathway Profiles: Arts, A/V Technology and Communications VIDEO FILM (1).

The Cherokee County School District offers 38 Career Pathway high school programs, which provide students with a wide selection of job exploration and preparation electives.  Through CCSD Pathway Profiles, we’ll regularly share highlights with you from one of these programs.  This week’s profile focuses on the Arts, A/V Technology and Communications program, which is offered at all CCSD high schools:  

Meet a CCSD 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Kathy Mangieri of Woodstock Elementary School! WES VOTY 22

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Woodstock Elementary School 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Kathy Mangieri! #CCSDfam

CCSD Senior Places in National Career Skills Competition Woodstock HS National TSA 8 17 22

A Cherokee County School District high school senior has placed in a national career skills competition!

Woodstock High School senior Madeline Ambery earned fifth place in the U.S. Technology Student Association (TSA) national competition held this summer in Texas.  She earned the national honor in the communications technology – children’s stories category, which followed her first place Georgia TSA statewide competition win in the same category.

Meet a CCSD 2022 School Partner of the Year: Revolution Church of Cherokee High School! CHS POTY 22

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to Cherokee High School 2022 Partner of the Year: Revolution Church!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction #CCSDfam

Meet the CCSD Teacher: Josh Thomas of Cherokee HS! MTT_Cherokee HS (Thomas) 8 15 22

We’re proud of our CCSD family’s dedicated teachers … and every week, you’ll get to know one of them better through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam

Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Kristin Davis of Free Home ES! Free Home- Kristin Davis

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week ... please help us celebrate 2022 Free Home Elementary School Teacher of the Year Kristin Davis!

Free Home Elementary School Teacher of the Year Kristin Davis brings a unique perspective to fostering parent engagement.

Meet a CCSD 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Macedonia ES PTA Executive Board of Macedonia Elementary School! MES VOTY 22

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Macedonia Elementary School 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Macedonia ES PTA Executive Board! #CCSDfam

CCSD Schools Win State Honors for Excellence in Education CCSD 2022 Georgia School Bell Awards 8 10 22

Two Cherokee County School District schools have earned top state honors for excellence in education!

Clayton Elementary School and R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy have won the prestigious School Bell Award from the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals. 

Meet a CCSD 2022 School Partner of the Year: NT Nails, Hickory Flat of Hickory Flat Elementary School! HFES POTY 22

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to Hickory Flat Elementary School 2022 Partner of the Year: NT Nails, Hickory Flat!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction #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.

Meet the CCSD Teacher: Marleigh O’Weger of Avery ES! MTT_Avery ES (O'Weger) 8 8 22

We’re proud of our CCSD family’s dedicated teachers … and every week, you’ll get to know one of them better through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam

Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Margo Kemmerer of Etowah HS! Etowah- Margo Kemmerer

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week ... please help us celebrate 2022 Etowah High School Teacher of the Year Margo Kemmerer!

Etowah High School Teacher of the Year Margo Kemmerer has positively influenced many students over her 15-year career, all of which has been served on Eagle Mountain.

CCSD Offering New Paid Internships for Select Roles!  Job ad paid intern psych SLP 8 5 22

The Cherokee County School District is offering a new paid internship program for school psychologists and speech language pathologists!  This is an excellent opportunity for students who are nearing completion of their school psychology or SLP graduate degree program.  Minimum requirements are posted in our online job listings.  These positions offer competitive compensation packages with full pay and outstanding benefits, a balanced school calendar, a wonderful work environment and caring team, and the opportunity to transition to a full-time position with CCSD.  Join the #CCSDfam & apply now: visit www.cherokeek12.net and click Jobs @ CCSD and select any of the listings that note paid internship.  Questions?  Contact CCSD Recruiter Lindsay.Bowley@cherokeek12.net and 770.704.4256.

Meet a CCSD 2022 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Lori Duffy of Teasley Middle School! TMS SSOTY 22

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here.  Please join us in congratulating the 2022 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Teasley Middle School: Lori Duffy! #CCSDfam

Superintendent of Schools Meets with Cherokee County Council PTA CCSD CCC PTA Meeting 8 4 22

As is part of the start of every new school year for the Cherokee County School District, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower today held his first meeting with the Cherokee County Council PTA’s executive board.  

Meet a CCSD 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Bonny Keheley of CCSD Preschool Centers! CCSDPS VOTY 22

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to CCSD Preschool Centers 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Bonny Keheley! #CCSDfam

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 Character.org with two 2022 Promising Practices awards, which celebrate the best character education and service learning programs among schools nationwide.

Meet a CCSD 2022 School Partner of the Year: Rising Hills Church of Indian Knoll Elementary School! IKES POTY 22

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to Indian Knoll Elementary School 2022 Partner of the Year: Rising Hills Church!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction #CCSDfam

Two CCSD Schools Honored by National PTA National PTA School of Excellence logo

Two Cherokee County School District schools have been honored by the National PTA for excellence!

Boston Elementary School and Little River Elementary School this week were named winners of the National PTA School of Excellence award, a two-year title that recognizes outstanding partnerships between local PTAs and schools “to build an inclusive and welcoming school-community where all families contribute to enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.”  

Meet the CCSD Teacher: Elizabeth Boronat! MTT_ACTIVE Academies (Boronat) 8 1 22

We’re proud of our CCSD family’s dedicated teachers … and every week, you’ll get to know one of them better through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam

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.

Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Lori Salvino of E.T. Booth MS! ET Booth- Lori Salvino

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week ... please help us celebrate 2022 E.T. Booth Middle School Teacher of the Year Lori Salvino!

E.T. Booth Middle School Teacher of the Year Lori Salvino begins her 27th year of teaching next week.

Meet a CCSD 2022 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Amy Lathem of Free Home Elementary School! FHES SSOTY 22

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here.  Please join us in congratulating the 2022 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Free Home Elementary School: Amy Lathem! #CCSDfam

CCSD Raises Bar for School Nutrition Staff with New Awards Program CCSD School Nutrition 1 7 28 22

The Cherokee County School District is raising the bar for its already exceptional School Nutrition department with a new awards program.

The inaugural School Nutrition Team of the Year initiative was announced Wednesday at CCSD School Nutrition’s annual back-to-school training day for all of its staff.

Meet a CCSD 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Jason Quinn of Arnold Mill ES! VOTY AMES 22

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Arnold Mill Elementary School 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Jason Quinn! #CCSDfam

CCSD Honors 2022 School Nurse of the Year CCSD School Nurse of the Year 1 7 27 22

The Cherokee County School District celebrated school nurses today with the presentation of the annual CCSD School Nurse of the Year Awards!

The awards program, now in its second year, was developed with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a CCSD Partner.  As part of National School Nurse Appreciation Day and National Nurses Week in May, a top school nurse from each CCSD Innovation Zone (a high school and its feeder schools) was announced.  The Zone winners advanced to the CCSD School Nurse of the Year Award judging, with the winner selected by a panel of nursing professionals and retired educators. 

Meet a CCSD 2022 School Partner of the Year: Nothing Bundt Cakes Woodstock of Mill Creek Middle School! MCMS POTY 22

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to Mill Creek Middle School 2022 Partner of the Year: Nothing Bundt Cakes Woodstock!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction #CCSDfam

CCSD Student Earns National Honors in PTA Reflections Contest CCSD National PTA Reflections Winner - Ryan Weber 7 26 22

A Cherokee County School District student earned national honors through the 2021-22 National PTA Reflections fine arts contest! 

The annual competition offers students in all grades and abilities the opportunity to create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.  Students can earn recognition at the school, district, state and national levels.  This year's theme was “I Will Change The World By... .”

Meet the New Principal: Charley Ingham of Woodstock HS! meet the principal - Charley Ingham - Woodstock HS 7 25 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 Charley Ingham, who this school year will lead Woodstock High School!

Charley Ingham brings a triple crown record, as an award-winning teacher, coach and leader, to his new role as Woodstock High School’s Principal.

Indian Knoll ES Celebrates National Character Education Award  IKES Award Meeting 7 (4)

Indian Knoll Elementary School today celebrated earning its first national character education award!

The school has been honored with a Promising Practices Award by Character.org, a national nonprofit organization that promotes developing positive character among students.  Indian Knoll is one of only 152 schools honored nationwide and one of only four in Georgia; Liberty Elementary School, a multi-year honoree, also was among those recognized.

Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: DeLaney Campbell of Dean Rusk MS! Dean Rusk- DeLaney Campbell

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week ... please help us celebrate 2022 Dean Rusk Middle School Teacher of the Year DeLaney Campbell!

Dean Rusk Middle School Teacher of the Year DeLaney Campbell sums up her teaching style in four words: “high expectations, high support.”

Meet a CCSD 2022 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Penny Jones of Etowah High School! EHS SSOTY 22

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here.  Please join us in congratulating the 2022 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Etowah High School: Penny Jones! #CCSDfam

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.

Board Business Briefs: School Board to Sell Property to County Government

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday night approved the first step to sell two properties to the county government.

The intergovernmental agreement and memorandum of understanding with the Cherokee County government will allow both sides to proceed with the sale of the former Tippens Elementary School in Canton as well as unused acreage on Hunt Road near Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy.

Meet a CCSD 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Suzy Griffies of Dean Rusk MS! DRMS VOTY 22

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Dean Rusk Middle School 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Suzy Griffies! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2022 School Partner of the Year: Waleska First Baptist Church Women on Missions Clayton Elementary School! Clayton POTY 22

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to Clayton Elementary School 2022 Partner of the Year: Waleska First Baptist Church Women on Missions!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction #CCSDfam

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