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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.  

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.  

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.  

CCSD Leaders Named 2022 Georgia Assistant Principal of the Year Finalists! GASSP Assistant Principal of the Year Finalists - Spell and Waid 11 4 22

Two Cherokee County School District leaders have been named finalists for the statewide title of 2022-23 Georgia Assistant Principal of the Year!

Cherokee HS Assistant Principal Elizabeth “Liz” Spell and Woodstock HS Assistant Principal Dr. Meagan Waid are two of the three leaders announced as finalists for the award presented by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals.

CCSD Announces Fifth Annual Support Staff Employees of the Year Awards CCSD Support Staff of the Year school and division winners 11 4 22

The Cherokee County School District next month will celebrate outstanding service at its fifth annual Support Staff Employees of the Year Awards!

The recognition ceremony on December 8 will honor one Support Staff Employee of the Year from each of CCSD’s schools, centers and central office divisions.  Each honoree is congratulated by the Superintendent of Schools and School Board members and receives a plaque and gifts of appreciation before an audience of honorees and their families, Principals and CCSD leaders.

CCSD Pathway Profiles: Nutrition and Food Science FOOD SCI WHS 2022

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 Nutrition and Food Science, which is available at all CCSD high schools …

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 for the latest CCSD news including announcements and upcoming events.  Thanks to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner.  #CCSDfam

CCSD Class of 2022 ACT Scores Top Nation, State ACT infographic 2022

The Cherokee County School District Class of 2022 ACT scores topped national and state averages!

The class scored an outstanding 22.2 average, topping Georgia’s 21.6 and the Nation’s 19.8 averages on the competitive college entrance and placement examination.  The scores ranked CCSD in the top 10% in the State.  

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