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

Please check out the December edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter at https://bit.ly/CCSDconnections for the latest CCSD news including announcements and upcoming events.  Thanks to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner! #CCSDfam

Dec. 6 Will Be Digital Learning Day for All CCSD Students CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

On behalf of the Superintendent of Schools, please be advised that Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, the date of the General Election Runoff, will be a Digital Learning Day for all CCSD students.  

Cherokee HS Principal Wins Game Changer Award Game Changer Instructional Leadership - Rodney Larrotta 12 6 22

The principal of Cherokee High School has earned a top honor from the Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools!

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, today at his monthly meeting with all principals, presented the 2022 Game Changer Award for Instructional Leadership to Principal Rodney Larrotta.

Meet the CCSD Teacher: Cristina Markley of Johnston ES! MTT_Johnston ES (Markley) 12 5 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
 

Woodstock MS Student Wins Regional Essay Contest CCSD Regional Water Essay Winner 12 5 22

A Cherokee County School District student is a regional essay contest winner! 

Woodstock Middle School seventh-grader Cynthia Higginbotham is the Cherokee County winner for the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s annual contest open to all metro Atlanta middle schoolers.

Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Tara Dugan of River Ridge HS! River Ridge- Tara Dugan

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 River Ridge High School Teacher of the Year Tara Dugan …

School Board Earns State Award for Communications CCSD 2022 Leading Edge Award

The Cherokee County School Board has earned top state honors for exemplary leadership and innovative practices in stakeholder communications.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Georgia School Boards Association has awarded the Cherokee County School Board its Leading Edge Award.

Superintendent Presents Game Changer Award to Chamber President CCSD Game Changer - Advocacy 12 2 22

Cherokee County’s Superintendent of Schools has honored a local business leader for supporting the Cherokee County School District.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower presented the 2022 Superintendent’s Game Changer Award for Instructional Advocacy to Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce President Pam Carnes.  He made the surprise presentation before a room filled with local business and community leaders attending the chamber’s monthly Good Morning Cherokee breakfast on Thursday.

CCSD Pathway Profile - Transportation: Collision Repair - Painting and Refinishing  EHS Auto (9)

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 Transportation: Collision Repair - Painting and Refinishing, which is offered at Etowah High School, with Cherokee HS and Sequoyah HS offering other automotive programs …

CCSD Educator Wins Top State Honor for Teaching Physical Education CCSD State PE Award 12 1 22

A Cherokee County School District educator earned a top state honor for teaching physical education!

Amy Aenchbacher, a CCSD adapted PE specialist, was presented with the Georgia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (GAHPERD) Kim Thompson Honor Award at its annual conference in November.

Meet a CCSD 2022 Volunteer of the Year: SERV International of Creekview HS! CVHS VOTY 22

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Creekview High School 2022 Volunteer of the Year: SERV International! #CCSDfam

CCSD Students Advancing to Regional Social Studies Fair CCSD 2022-23 Social Studies Fair 11 30 22.

Eleven projects by Cherokee County School District students are headed to the Regional Social Studies Fair!

Through the annual CCSD Social Studies Fair program, students in grades 5-12 have the opportunity explore an area of social studies and complete a research project individually or as part of a team.  

CCSD Teachers Named Georgia STEM Scholars CCSD 2023 Georgia STEM Scholars - Teresa Bailey and Kim Harrison 11 29 22

Two Cherokee County School District teachers have been named 2023 Georgia STEM Scholars!

Teresa Bailey and Kimberly Harrison, both of Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy, earned the honor that is presented annually by the Georgia Youth Science & Technology Centers.  Only 23 elementary and middle school teachers from a pool of statewide nominees were recognized as 2023 Don Cargill STEM Scholar Award winners.

Meet a CCSD 2022 School Partner of the Year: Chick-fil-A Towne Lake of Clark Creek ES STEM Academy! CCES POTY 22

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here – congratulations to Clark Creek ES STEM Academy 2022 Partner of the Year: Chick-fil-A Towne Lake!

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

VILLA Parent Academy Graduates New Class CCSD VILLA Class of 2022-23 with School Board

The Cherokee County School District’s fourth annual VILLA Program, which encourages and celebrates parent engagement, has graduated a new class!

CCSD Student Wins First Place at State Career Competition Avery DiGirolamo

A Cherokee County School District student has earned first place in a statewide career skills competition.

Etowah High School senior Avery DiGirolamo won the top prize in the mental health education in action competitive event at the Georgia HOSA Future Health Professionals fall leadership conference.

Meet the CCSD Teacher: Cat Klingbeil of Freedom MS! MTT_Freedom MS (Klingbeil) 11 28 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 Student Wins Countywide Essay Contest CCSD Water Essay Contest 11 28 22

A Woodstock Middle School student is a countywide essay contest winner!

Seventh-grader Winston Kang was named the Cherokee County overall winner by the Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority for his entry into its annual water essay contest. 

Meet a #CCSDNotable - Leela Owen! Notable Owen

We are proud of our CCSD alums and the great things they are accomplishing! We will be sharing some of our #CCSDNotables with you throughout the school year. #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Wendy Krug and Alyssa Cheek of Sixes ES! SES VOTY 22

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Sixes Elementary School 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Wendy Krug and Alyssa Cheek! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2022 School Partner of the Year: Honey Baked Ham of Sequoyah High School! SHS POTY 22

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here – congratulations to Sequoyah HS 2022 Partner of the Year: Honey Baked Ham!

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 a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Lesley Carmichael of R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy! RM Moore- Lesley Carmichael

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 R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy Teacher of the Year Lesley Carmichael …

Board Business Briefs: School Board Approves Employee Bonuses, Hears Salary Increase Plan Board Business Briefs 11 18 22

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 approved mid-year bonuses for teachers and support staff and heard plans to increase salaries for next school year.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower proposed the one-time supplemental payments of $1,000 for eligible full-time employees and $500 permanent part-time employees, which will be issued in this month’s paychecks, to show appreciation for their continued service.

Two CCSD Leaders Named Region Athletic Directors of the Year! CCSD Region Athletic Directors of the Year 11 17 22

Two Cherokee County School District leaders have been named Region Athletic Directors of the Year! 

Jeremy Adams, the athletic director and an assistant principal for Cherokee High School, was selected as the Region 5-7A Athletic Director of the Year, and David Dyer, the athletic director and an assistant principal for River Ridge High School, was named Region 6-6A Athletic Director of the Year.  

CCSD Pathway Profile: Graphic Design and Graphic Communications Graphic Design (5)

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 Graphic Design and Graphic Communications, which is offered at Woodstock HS and Creekview HS …

Holly Springs Optimist Club Presents Annual High School Awards group photo of winners

The Holly Springs Optimist Club recently honored eight CCSD students, along with an outstanding teacher and a paraprofessional at its annual High School Awards breakfast, which recognizes outstanding special needs students and their supportive teachers and staff.  

Meet a CCSD 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Jessi Kessock of River Ridge HS! RRHS VOTY 22

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to River Ridge High School 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Jessi Kessock! #CCSDfam

CCSD Celebrates National Educational Support Professionals Day!

Today is National Educational Support Professionals Day ... thank you to all CCSD employees who support our teachers and students by keeping our schools safe, healthy and operating smoothly. #CCSDfam #EducationalSupportProfessionalsDay #WeLoveOurESPs

 

 

CCSD Continues to Exceed State Accountability Scores CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

The Cherokee County School District continues to exceed the State’s average College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) accountability system scores.

The 2021-22 school year scores, released today by the Georgia Department of Education, calculate student academic achievement and progress.

Meet a CCSD 2022 School Partner of the Year: The Premier Group of Carmel Elementary School! Carmel POTY 22

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here – congratulations to Carmel ES 2022 Partner of the Year: The Premier Group!

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 Leader Named Georgia Assistant Principal of the Year! Georgia Assistant Principal of the Year Dr. Meagan Waid

Congratulations to Woodstock HS Assistant Principal Dr. Meagan Waid (pictured at right) ... who today was named the Georgia Assistant Principal of the Year! Best wishes as she advances to the national competition! #CCSDfam

Meet the CCSD Teacher: Kara Gleason-Haynes of Knox ES STEM Academy! MTT_Knox ES (Gleason) 11 14 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 CCSD Homegrown Hero - Dr. Meagan Waid! HGH Meagan W

Some of our most extraordinary students are now some of our most extraordinary employees!  Here, we will regularly celebrate CCSD alums who are now CCSD employees … meet a Homegrown Hero! Meagan is a finalist for the 2022-23 Georgia Assistant Principal of the Year award! #CCSDfam

Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Ally Potter of Oak Grove ES STEAM Academy ! Oak Grove- Ally Potter

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 Oak Grove Elementary School STEAM Academy Teacher of the Year Ally Potter!

CCSD Pathway Profiles: Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Flight Operations Flight Pathway (6)

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 Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Flight Operations, which is new to CCSD this year and offered at the Cherokee College & Career Academy (C3) …  

The sky’s the limit for a new Cherokee County School District high school Career Pathway program offering students the opportunity to explore careers in flight.

Meet a CCSD 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Angie Trimbach of Hickory Flat ES! HFES VOTY 22

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

Meet a CCSD 2022 School Partner of the Year: Allegro Business Products of Free Home Elementary School! FHES POTY 22

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here – congratulations to Free Home ES 2022 Partner of the Year: Allegro Business Products!

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: Cassie Nesler of Mill Creek MS! MTT_Mill Creek MS (Nesler) 11 7 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 Team Named National Champions in JROTC Competition CCSD Etowah HS JROTC Raiders National Champions 11 7 22

A Cherokee County School District team has been named the national champions in a Junior ROTC competition!

A team of Etowah High School JROTC students this month won first place in the Raider National Championships, a multi-event military style athletic competition.

Meet a 2022-23 Student Delegate to the School Board: Lydia Lord of Woodstock High School! WHS Delegate 22-23

Every school year, each CCSD high school selects one Student Delegate to the School Board to represent the student voice. One Delegate is named the Student Advisor and sits with the Board at its meetings. We’ll introduce you to them all this year! #CCSDfam!

Thank You to CCSD School Psychologists! National School Psychologist Week 2022

It’s National School Psychology Week – thank you to all of the school psychologists who support our students!

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

Please check out the November edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter at https://bit.ly/CCSDconnections for the latest CCSD news including announcements and upcoming events.  Thanks to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner.  #CCSDfam
 

Join the #CCSDfam as a Principal or Assistant Principal! CCSD job ad AP Principal 10 12 22

The Cherokee County School District is seeking school principals and assistant principals to join our outstanding leadership team for next school year.  These positions offer competitive compensation packages with excellent benefits, a balanced school calendar, opportunities for professional development and career advancement, and a wonderful work environment and team. 
 

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