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Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Alison Hughes of R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy! rm moore es STEM Academy

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 R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy 2019 Teacher of the Year Alison Hughes!

Meet a 2019 CCSD Support Staff Employee of the Year: Emily Iwane of E.T. Booth MS! ssoty et booth ms 9 19 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 E.T. Booth Middle School 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year Emily Iwane!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: Woodmont Golf & Country Club for Creekview HS! poty cvhs 9 18 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week... congratulations to Creekview High School 2019 Partner of the Year: Woodmont Golf & Country Club!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Volunteer of the Year: Mary Ogg of Mill Creek MS! voty MCMS 9 17 19

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

CCSD Leaders Celebrate Farm-to-School Success CCSD Platinum Golden Radish 1 9 18 19

Cherokee County School District leaders celebrated the success of its farm-to-school initiative at a statewide awards ceremony this week.

CCSD’s School Nutrition program for the third consecutive year has earned the Platinum Golden Radish Award, the highest honor for farm-to-school initiatives.  The 2019 Golden Radish Awards on Tuesday at the Mercedes Benz Stadium was attended by Cherokee County School Board Chair Kyla Cromer and CCSD Chief Financial Officer Ken Owen, School Nutrition Director Tina Farmer and Facilitator Toni Hedges.

CCSD Graduation Rate Continues to Exceed State Averages graduation-caps

The Cherokee County School District’s graduation rate continues to exceed State averages with 87% of the Class of 2019 earning a diploma within four years of entering high school.

CCSD’s performance tops the State’s rate of 82% -- an all-time high since the State began using a new formula required by Federal law.  Georgia’s rate has increased by 12 percentage points since 2012, while CCSD has climbed nearly 15 points.

CCSD Students Named to State School Superintendent's Student Advisory Council state superintendent student advisory council 2019-20

Seven Cherokee County School District students have been named to the State School Superintendent’s 2019-20 Student Advisory Council!

They are: Etowah HS ninth-grader Ila Prabhuram, who also was selected to serve last school year; E.T. Booth MS eighth-graders Madeline May and Anvita Rautray; Teasley MS eighth-grader Nick Whyte; Woodstock HS seniors Laney Broussard and Ella Elbeck; and Woodstock MS seventh-grader Marisol Borrero.

Meet a CCSD School Police Officer: Chris Taylor of E.T. Booth MS! meet the officer ET Booth MS - Chris Taylor 9 17 19

The Cherokee County School District’s School Police Department is dedicated to serving and protecting our students and staff every day. We’re thankful for their service, and every week, you’ll get to know one of them better through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam #SafeCherokee

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Danielle Cosey of Woodstock ES! MTT (Woodstock ES) Cosey

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

Businesses & Organizations Learn How to Partner Up with CCSD Schools CCSD 2019 Partner Up 1 9 13 19

Representatives from more than 50 businesses and organizations throughout the community came out Thursday to Partner Up with CCSD schools!

28 CCSD Schools Honored at State Level for Health and PE Programs 2019 ccsd shape honor roll 9 13 19

Twenty-eight Cherokee County School District schools have been honored at the State level for excellence in health and PE programs!

The schools all earned recognition on the Governor’s SHAPE (Student Health and Physical Education) Honor Roll, which rewards outstanding commitment to the health and well-being of Georgia’s students through fitness and nutrition.

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Amy McCravy of Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy! oak grove es 2019 toty

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 Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy 2019 Teacher of the Year Amy McCravy!

Amy McCravy is a “top draft pick” teacher – when she’s interested in a job, there’s no one a Principal wants more.

CCSD School Nutrition Scores a Three-peat with Another State Platinum Award 2019 Golden Radish Logo

The Cherokee County School District School Nutrition program has scored a three-peat with its third consecutive Platinum-level Georgia Golden Radish Award!

CCSD’s program, which serves 5 million meals each year in school cafeterias, again earned the top award from Georgia’s Departments of Agriculture, Public Health and Education, and Georgia Organics.

Six CCSD High School Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists! CCSD 2019 National Merit Semi-Finalists

Six Cherokee County School District high school seniors today were named 2020 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists!

They are: of Cherokee High School, Anna DeYoung; of Creekview High School, Jack Eno and Lyriel Todd; of River Ridge High School, Alicia Mazzurra and Sathvika Narasimhan; of Woodstock High School, Dayne J. Bergman.

Meet a 2019 CCSD Support Staff Employee of the Year: Virginia Elder of River Ridge HS! ssoty River Ridge HS 9 12 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 River Ridge High School 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year Virginia Elder!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: Russell Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry for Dean Rusk MS! poty dean rusk ms 9 11 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week... congratulations to Dean Rusk Middle School 2019 Partner of the Year: Russell Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Volunteer of the Year: Robin and Alan Wallman of Macedonia ES! voty Macedonia ES 9 19 19

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week... congratulations to Macedonia Elementary School 2019 Volunteers of the Year Robin and Alan Wallman!

Meet a CCSD School Police Officer: Andy Farmer of Woodstock MS! meet the police officer Andy Farmer 9 10 19

The Cherokee County School District’s School Police Department is dedicated to serving and protecting our students and staff every day.  We’re thankful for their service, and every week, you’ll get to know one of them better through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam #SafeCherokee

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Jeffrey Ehlers of E.T. Booth MS! MTT (ET Booth MS_2) Ehlers 9 9 1 9

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

CCSD Teacher Tapped to Lead Master Teacher Workshop at Facebook River Ridge HS Facebook Teacher 9 9 19

A River Ridge High School computer science teacher was tapped to lead a Master Teacher Workshop at Facebook’s headquarters! 

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Amy Kerwood of Mountain Road ES! Mountain Road ES 2019 toty

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 Mountain Road Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Amy Kerwood!

September's CCSD Connections Parent E-Newsletter Now Online CCSD Connections September 2019 image snip

The September edition of the CCSD Connections parent e-newsletter is now online at https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/newsletter, and is filled with important news & updates. Thanks to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia! #CCSDfam

Congratulations to CCSD's 2020 School Teachers of the Year! toty statuette

Congratulations to CCSD's School Teachers of the Year!

At the start of every school year, each CCSD school is asked to select its own Teacher of the Year.  These school-level winners now are eligible for the honor of Cherokee County School District 2020 Teacher of the Year! 

New Video Highlights Cherokee Summer Internship Program 2019 cherokee summer internship video image

Thirteen CCSD high school students spent the summer learning and earning through the Cherokee Summer Internship Program!

The second annual program was sponsored by the Cherokee Workforce Collaborative, through which CCSD, county government, business and industry, university and nonprofit leaders work together to support local workforce growth.

First CCSD Teachers Earn International Certification for Educational Technology Use ISTE Certification logo

Five Cherokee County School District teachers have earned international certification for excellence in effective use of educational technology in the classroom!

The teachers -- Kim Bennett, Kerri Gainer, Connie Garrison, Elizabeth Huffaker and Traci Rollman – who all serve at Creekland Middle School, are the first in CCSD to achieve ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Certification. 

CCSD Educator Wins State Middle School PE Teacher of the Year Award! KRUG Debbie

A Cherokee County School District educator has earned the statewide Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award!

E.T. Booth Middle School teacher Debbie Krug has won the top honor from the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (GAHPERD). 

Meet a 2019 CCSD Support Staff Employee of the Year: Christy Bennett of Dean Rusk MS! ssoty dean rusk ms 9 3 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 Dean Rusk Middle School 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year Christy Bennett!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: The Premier Group Real Estate Firm for E.T. Booth MS! poty et booth ms 9 4 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week... congratulations to E.T. Booth Middle School 2019 Partner of the Year The Premier Group Real Estate Firm!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Volunteer of the Year: Scott Steinbrenner of Little River ES! voty little river es 9 3 19

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week... congratulations to Little River Elementary School 2019 Volunteer of the Year Scott Steinbrenner!

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Leah Parrott of Macedonia ES! macedonia es toty 19

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 Macedonia Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Leah Parrott!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Lori Jones of Sequoyah HS! SSOTY SHS 8 29 1

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 Sequoyah High School Support Staff Employee of the Year Lori Jones!

Enter CCSD's First-Ever Parent Recipe Contest! CCSD recipe contest squash 2019

What's cooking, #CCSDfam?  

If you're a CCSD parent who loves to cook, please enter our first-ever CCSD School Nutrition Parent Recipe Contest... you could win a $100 Kroger gift card and see your side-dish recipe featured on CCSD school lunch menus in October!  

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: GAMEDAY: A Southern Sports Grill for Etowah HS!  poty ehs 8 28 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week... congratulations to 2019 Etowah High School Partner of the Year: GAMEDAY: A Southern Sports Grill!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Volunteer of the Year: Sharmaine Christie of Liberty ES! voty Liberty 8 27 19

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week... congratulations to Liberty Elementary School 2019 Volunteer of the Year Sharmaine Christie!

CCSD Transportation Department Recertified for National Blue Seal of Excellence!  ASE logo 2019

The CCSD Transportation Department has earned recertification of its prestigious National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Blue Seal of Excellence!

CCSD in 2015 became one of the first school systems in the State to obtain this level of certification, and just learned that this important seal of approval has been extended again based on a close review of its staff’s knowledge and practices.

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Karen Reynolds of Little River ES! little river 2019 toty

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 Little River Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Karen Reynolds!

Board Briefs: School Board Approves New Strategic Plan Based on Community Input Blueprint 20-24 Five Priority Areas

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 approved Blueprint, a new long-range plan for the Cherokee County School District’s continued success, developed based on community input. 

The creation of the new five-year strategic plan, which is posted here, evolved over six months of meetings with students, families, teachers, support staff, business and community partners to determine what matters most to them and how CCSD could better serve them.

School Board Members Visit Schools Throughout CCSD! Steiner at Boston 2019 (8)

Cherokee County School Board Members visited schools throughout CCSD over the past week to see students already hard at work learning! We hope you enjoy this brief slideshow of photos from their visits.  #CCSDfam

23 CCSD Students Place at Georgia PTA Reflections! CCSD Georgia PTA Reflections Winners 2018-19

Twenty-three Cherokee County School District students placed in the 2018-19 Georgia PTA Reflections fine arts contest!

The annual PTA Reflections contest gives 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 for the opportunity to earn recognition at the School, County, State and National levels. 

Meet a CCSD 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Margie Paul of Creekview HS! ssoty cvhs 8 22 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 Creekview High School Support Staff Employee of the Year Margie Paul!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: Modern Woodmen of America for Free Home ES! poty fhes 8 21 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week... congratulations to Free Home Elementary School 2019 Partner of the Year: Modern Woodmen of America!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Volunteer of the Year: Pam Sheldon of Knox ES STEM Academy! voty Knox ES 8 20 19

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week... congratulations to Knox Elementary School STEM Academy 2019 Volunteer of the Year Pam Sheldon!

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The Cherokee County School District is sponsoring a video contest with a $500 prize to seek students’ help in raising awareness of the dangers of vaping.

CCSD students in grades 6-12 are invited to create and enter by Oct. 1, 2019 a short public service announcement-style video that educates students about the health dangers of vaping.  Entries will be judged for message, quality and creativity.  One winner will receive $500 sponsored by the Service League of Cherokee County.

 

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