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Board Briefs: School Board Approves Budget, New Police Chief Sworn into Office CCSD Police Chief Swearing In 1 6 21 19

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, June 20, 2019 unanimously approved the Superintendent’s proposed budget for next school year and celebrated the swearing-in of a new CCSD School Police Chief.

Meet a CCSD 2019 Volunteer of the Year: Joe Greene of Creekview HS! voty cvhs 19

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week... congratulations to Creekview High School 2019 Volunteer of the Year Joe Greene!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: Stevi B's Pizza Buffet at Riverstone for Macedonia ES! poty macedonia 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week... congratulations to Macedonia Elementary School 2019 Partner of the Year: Stevi B's Pizza Buffet at Riverstone!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Katie Flowers of CCSD Preschool Centers! ssoty preschool 19

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize one here every week. Please join us in thanking and congratulating 2019 CCSD Preschool Centers Support Staff Employee of the Year Katie Flowers!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Volunteer of the Year: Kathy Tucker of Dean Rusk MS! voty drms 19

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week... congratulations to Dean Rusk Middle School 2019 Volunteer of the Year Kathy Tucker!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: EF2 Realty Team of Little River ES! ssoty lres 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week... congratulations to Little River Elementary School 2019 Partner of the Year: EF2 Realty Team!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Jayne Woodyard of Woodstock MS! ssoty woodstock ms 6 20 19

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize one here every week. Please join us in thanking and congratulating 2019 Woodstock Middle School Support Staff Employee of the Year Jayne Woodyard!

School Board Celebrates Successful Year of Service by Students CCSD Student Delegates 6 7 19

The Cherokee County School Board celebrated its Students Advisor and Student Delegates with a special send-off at the student representatives’ last meeting of the year.

CCSD Employees Win in Wellness Challenge! CCSD Wellness JPK 6 7 19

The Cherokee County School District partnered with Northside Hospital Cherokee to offer employees the opportunity to get healthier and earn prizes through a Spring Wellness Challenge. 

Cherokee HS JROTC Program Earns Top Merit Award Cherokee HS JROTC Award 6 7 19

The Cherokee High School Air Force Junior ROTC Program has been selected as one of 102 units to receive the 2018-19 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit with Merit Award. 

CCSD Students Earn Top Award for Marketing at Career Competition! deca marketing award shs 6 7 19

Sequoyah High School DECA student marketing association members earned top honors at the 2019 DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando. 

CCSD Student Places at International Science & Engineering Fair! KHAN Zakwan

A Cherokee County School District student has placed at the International Science and Engineering Fair!

Woodstock High School rising senior Zakwan Khan earned honorable mention in the Addiction Science category for his project “The Role of the Cat-2 Gene in the Development of Substance Abuse.”

 

CCSD Congratulates Winners of First-Ever Minecraft Challenge! CCSD Minecraft Challenge 6 7 19

The Cherokee County School District is celebrating the winners of its first-ever Minecraft Challenge!

Students from across CCSD were challenged by the Office of Technology & Information Services to design a “school of the future,” with a focus on ensuring this school for 100 years from now would be more accessible, inclusive and sustainable.

CCSD Educators Complete Advanced Training in Co-Teaching! CCSD CIE 1 6 7 19

Seventy-five CCSD teachers have earned the Certified Inclusive Educator (CIE) designation after completing specialized training to better serve special education students.

The 10-month program, developed by CCSD’s special education department, provided teams of general education and special education co-teachers with training on best practices including research-based strategies and effective models, concluding with a capstone presentation by participants for their fellow teachers at their own schools.

CCSD Teacher Honored for Services to Blind, Low Vision Students CCSD Lions Award 6 7 19

A Cherokee County School District teacher has won a statewide award for her service to children with visual impairments!

Katie Proctor, who teaches students who are blind or have low vision, was presented with the Lions of Georgia’s Anne Sullivan Award for her “exemplary work with individuals with visual impairments.” 

CCSD Class of 2019 Graduate Appointed to U.S. Air Force Academy! Woodstock HS Anna Fournaris 6 7 19

A Woodstock High School Class of 2019 graduate has been appointed to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy!

Anna Fournaris, who served as the school’s Navy Junior ROTC commanding cadet officer, is headed to the service academy in Colorado Springs, Co. later this month to begin her studies.  She plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and go on to serve after graduation as an air battle manager for the Air Force.

Meet a CCSD 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Jody Page of the Office of Curriculum & Instruction ssoty c and i 6 6 19

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize one here every week. Please join us in thanking and congratulating 2019 CCSD Office of Curriculum & Instruction Support Staff Employee of the Year Jody Page!

Learning Is Fun at Summer Discovery! students working with pasta

CCSD's expanded elementary school enrichment program, Summer Discovery, was full of arts and crafts, Lego building, computer coding, cooking classes, singing and dancing-- and, a lot of smiles!  

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: Northside Hospital Cherokee for Mill Creek Middle School! poty mcms 6 5 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week... congratulations to Mill Creek Middle School 2019 Partner of the Year: Northside Hospital Cherokee!

Attention CCSD Parents: Book Sales Not Endorsed by CCSD

Attention CCSD Parents: Please be advised that we have received reports that a door-to-door salesman working in our community has allegedly told parents that he and his merchandise have been endorsed by CCSD.  That is untrue.  We have not and do not endorse any such materials or sales.  Thank you to the parents who brought this to our attention.   

Congrats to CCSD Leaders Named Rising Stars! CCSD Top 10 in 10 1 6 6 19

We’re so proud of our two leaders recognized by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce this morning as part of its “Top 10 in 10” 2019 class of rising young stars! Congratulations to Dr. Ashley Kennerly, new Principal of Sixes Elementary School (second from right); and Melissa Sneed, supervisor of special education for CCSD (third from left), and their fellow honorees. #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2019 Volunteer of the Year: Creekland MS PTSA for Creekland MS! voty Creekland MS 6 4 19

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week... congratulations to Creekland Middle School 2019 Volunteer of the Year: Creekland Middle School PTSA!

 

Congratulations to CCSD's School Psychologist of the Year! CCSD Golden Cranium 6 5 19

The Cherokee County School District 2019 School Psychologist of the Year is Wendy Barker!

Ms. Barker, who serves Little River Elementary School and provides support to CCSD’s Preschool Assessment Team, was presented with the “Golden Cranium” Award by her colleagues.

Thank you for Supporting Officers at Graduation! roly poly graduation thank you 6 1 19

Thank you to Roly Poly of Woodstock for providing lunches to CCSD School Police Department, Cherokee Sheriff’s Office & Woodstock Police Department Officers who together made our Class of 2019 graduation ceremonies a better and safer experience for students & their families and friends. We appreciate these officers and are glad you do, too. #CCSDfam #2019CCSDgrads

Thank You For Supporting Police Officers! sams graduation thank you 5 31 19

Thank you to Roly Poly of Woodstock for providing lunches to CCSD School Police Department, Cherokee Sheriff’s Office & Woodstock Police Department Officers who together made our Class of 2019 graduation ceremonies a better and safer experience for students & their families and friends. We appreciate these officers and are glad you do, too. #CCSDfam#2019CCSDgrads

Cherokee HS Graduate Shows True Heart of a Warrior graduation day

Cherokee High School’s graduation ceremony Thursday night included almost 600 students who walked across the stage in bright red caps and gowns to receive their coveted diplomas; however, the journey of a few dozen steps was particularly significant for one young man, Elijah Cook

Congratulations to CCSD's Golden Apple Teachers! CCSD Golden Apple 1 5 31 19

Fourteen Cherokee County School District teachers have been honored as this year’s Golden Apple Award winners!

The Gamma Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International presents the annual awards to one teacher from each selected school; honorees are chosen by their colleagues in recognition of distinctive service, enthusiasm, initiative and expertise. 

Liberty ES Wins Two National Awards for Service Learning!  Liberty ES Promising Practices

Liberty Elementary School continues to build upon its national recognition as a School of Character with work that has earned an additional two Promising Practices Awards!

The international organization Character.org, which has repeatedly honored Liberty ES a leader in character education and service learning, presented the two awards in recognition of the school’s “Caring for Caritas” and “Birthday Bins and Meal Kits for Foster Families” projects.

CCSD Student & Kindness Award Featured on ABC World News Tonight yancy abc news snip 5 30 19

Did you see it? Mill Creek Middle School eighth-grader Christopher Yancy and his Kindness Award were featured on the ABC World News Tonight national news broadcast on May 30, 2019! 

Meet a CCSD 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Karen Cohen of Boston ES! ssoty boston es 2019

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize one here every week. Please join us in thanking and congratulating 2019 Boston Elementary School Support Staff Employee of the Year Karen Cohen!

Thank You for Supporting Police Officers! cfa grad thank you ad 2019

Thank you to Chick-fil-A of Cherokee County for providing dinners to CCSD School Police Department, Cherokee Sheriff’s Office & Woodstock Police Department Officers who together are making our Class of 2019 graduation ceremonies a better and safer experience for students & their families and friends. We appreciate these officers and are glad you do, too. #CCSDfam #2019CCSDgrads

CCSD Honors Top Grads and Teachers at Scholar Recognition Banquet! CCSD 2019 Scholar Recognition Banquet

The Cherokee County School District and School Board celebrated the Class of 2019 Valedictorians and Salutatorians at its 19th Annual Scholar Recognition Banquet.

The evening at the Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo Educational Services Facility auditorium on Wednesday was attended by the Scholars and their parents; the teacher each Scholar chose as the most influential in his or her education; CCSD’s high school Principals; the Superintendent of Schools and members of his senior staff; and the School Board.

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: Airborne Canton Aerial Adventure Park for Mountain Road ES! poty Mountain Road ES 5 29 20

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week... congratulations to Mountain Road Elementary School 2019 Partner of the Year: Airborne Canton Aerial Adventure Park!

Read the June CCSD Connections Newsletter! CCSD Connections June 2019 snip

The latest issue of our CCSD Connections parent newsletter is online now: https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/newsletter Thanks to Credit Union of Georgia for its sponsorship! #CCSDfam

Congratulations to CCSD's Class of 2019! grad jump 2019

Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2019, made up of 3,000 students, will walk across the stage for graduation ceremonies next week! 

All ceremonies will be held at First Baptist Church of Woodstock (11905 Highway 92, Woodstock, 30188). The ceremonies will be streamed on www.fbcw.org so family and friends who are unable to attend still can participate.

Back-to-School Walk-Through/Open House Schedule Set! back to school file photo 18

The Cherokee County School District’s 2019-20 school year will begin on Thursday, August 1. 

Each school’s front office will be open daily beginning Monday, July 15; hours are limited, so please call before visiting.

CCSD Serves Free Summer Meals to Kids in Need CCSD 2019 Summer Feeding Program

CCSD is continuing its participation in the USDA Seamless Summer Option, which offers free meals to children during the summer – and rolling out a new delivery bus!

The meals are available to youth 18 years of age or younger; the program runs June 5 to July 19, Monday through Friday, with no meal service July 1-5. All meals must be consumed on site; the distribution sites and times are listed on the flier above; a menu is online here.

Free Reading Resources Can Stop the 'Summer Slide' books

When children do not read during the summer months, research suggests they may lose up to three months of reading ability. Stop the "summer slide" by taking advantage of free reading resources for students this summer. 

CCSD Opening New Student Summer Registration Center CSR Logo English

The Cherokee County School District is beginning a new service for families registering students for school.

The Centralized Summer Registration Center will allow parents to complete the process for registering students -- in any grade who will be new to CCSD for the 2019-20 school year -- early in the summer break, rather than waiting for school front offices to reopen.

Reminder: Online Registration for New Students Open for 2019-20! registration reminder

Please help us spread the word: online registration for kindergartners and all students who will be new to CCSD for the 2019-20 school year is underway at https://registration.cherokeek12.net/. You can complete the online process in about 15 minutes and set up a time to visit the school and verify your required legal documents. Want to learn more about the learning that happens in our kindergarten classrooms? Check out the report: Ready to Learn: A Parent’s Guide to CCSD Kindergarten at http://bit.ly/CCSDkready #CCSDfam

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