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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.

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 ( to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction #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.

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. 

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.

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