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Help Your Child Keep Learning Over Summer Break summer fun resources (1)

To help parents keep their children on track for a great start back to school, CCSD has created a Summer Learning Adventure website of vetted resources for students of all ages!

Board Briefs: School Board Hears School Reopening Plans, Budget Update CCSD_Identity_stacked_CMYK

The Cherokee County School Board during its May meeting, which was held this evening virtually and streamed online, heard school reopening plans and a budget update.

CCSD Thanks Retiring Principals for their Service CCSD 2020 Retiring Principals 5 27 2020

Retiring school Principals usually are celebrated by their school communities with receptions, receiving lines and plenty of cake, cards and hugs.

While those festivities can’t happen as they usually would, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower donned a mask and set out to thank each of CCSD’s five retiring Principals in person: Donna Bertram of Holly Springs ES STEM Academy, Karen Carl of Little River ES, Sheila Grimes of Freedom MS, Victoria “Vicky” Thom of CCSD Preschool Centers, and Paula White of Carmel ES.  

CCSD Congratulates Retiring Educators, Support Staff CCSD retirement image 5 26 2020

The Cherokee County School District is celebrating its educators and support staff who are retiring after exemplary service!

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Stacy Campbell of Liberty ES! MTT (Liberty ES) Campbell 5 25 2020

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

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: Alison Johnson of Free Home ES! toty free home es 5 23 2020

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 2020 Free Home Elementary School Teacher of the Year Alison Johnson!

CCSD Thanks School Board Student Delegates CCSD 2019-20 Student Delegates 5 22 2020

The Cherokee County School District congratulates its School Board Delegates on completing their year of service!

For the past 20 years, the School Board has invited an outstanding high school senior to serve a one-year term as its Student Advisor; and the program later expanded to include a senior Student Delegate from each high school.  The Advisor role rotates among CCSD’s high schools; all of the Delegates are asked to give input and feedback to the School Board.

CCSD Announces Class of 2020 Valedictorians and Salutatorians CCSD 2020 Vals and Sals

Congratulations to the valedictorians and salutatorians for the Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2020!

CCSD Students Place at Statewide 4-H Competition CCSD 2020 4H Georgia Winners 5 21 2020

Fourteen Cherokee County School District students placed at the statewide Georgia 4-H Project Achievement Competition!

Mountain Road ES Earns Digital Citizenship Certification Common Sense Education School Logo 2020

Mountain Road Elementary School has earned national certification for digital citizenship!

The school has been named a Common Sense Certified School for Digital Citizenship by Common Sense Education.  The national nonprofit organization works with educators to help students understand and safely use technology and develop successful digital skills and habits.

CCSD Recognizes Top Staff from Special Education Team CCSD 2020 Special Education Staff of the Year 5 19 20

The Cherokee County School District is celebrating four of its outstanding special education team members!

Four members of the Department of Special Education received its top annual honors during a ceremony on Monday held virtually online.

5/18/2020 Message: Graduation Update; Summer Resources CCSD_Identity_stacked_CMYK

On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised of the following updates:

GRADUATES: The Superintendent has authorized a special #2020CCSDGrads recognition for the Class of 2020 on Friday, May 29.  As part of the last weekly observance when our high school football stadiums are illuminated for 20 minutes at 8:20 p.m. (20:20 military time) on Fridays, we will hold Class of 2020 parades at the schools from 7 to 9 p.m.  Principals will send more information about this event to the parents of seniors.  Graduates will drive through a pick-up area for honor cords, medals and other special regalia and, as a gift to every senior from their Principal, each will receive an embroidered school patch to affix to their keepsake graduation robes.  These patches, which have adhesive backing, feature the same design as those on the rental gowns used for past commencement ceremonies.

Two Cherokee HS Graduating Seniors Commit to U.S. Air Force Academy 2020 CCSD Service Academies - Air Force 5 18 20

Two Cherokee County School District Class of 2020 graduating seniors are on their way to earning impressive wings!

Cherokee High School’s Patrick Dahlen and Jackson King have accepted appointments to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, one of the nation’s prestigious and extremely competitive U.S. Service Academies.  

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Sierra Shipley of Little River ES! MTT (Little River ES) Shipley 5 18 20

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

Five CCSD Graduating Seniors Headed to U.S. Service Academies CCSD US Service Academies 5 12 2020

Five Cherokee County School District Class of 2020 graduating seniors are headed to our nation’s elite U.S. Service Academies!

Acceptance to one on the country’s elite military academies is a prestigious honor, as enrollment is very limited with appointees selected based on excellent records of academic performance, athletic achievement, leadership skills and community service.  

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: David Armistead of Etowah HS! toty ehs 5 16 2020

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 2020 Etowah High School Teacher of the Year David Armistead!

 

CCSD Honored with National Award for Educational Technology DOD_color_HR

The Cherokee County School District has earned national recognition for its effective use of educational technology!

The District has been selected by the District Administration educational leadership organization as the Districts of Distinction award winner in the Educational Technology category.  

CCSD Graduating Senior Wins Prestigious National Merit Scholarship! Sathvika Narasimhan

A Cherokee County School District Class of 2020 graduating senior has earned the prestigious National Merit Scholarship!

Sathvika Narasimhan of River Ridge High School is one of only 2,500 graduating seniors in the nation -- of the 1.5 Million students who took the 2018 PSAT exam -- to be awarded the highly competitive $2,500 scholarship by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Creekview HS Graduating Senior Earns Partner Scholarship COOK Siena

A member of Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2020 has earned a college scholarship from a CCSD community partner! 

Creekview High School graduating senior Siena Cook has won a $2,500 scholarship awarded by East West Bank.  The scholarship was open to one graduating senior from Creekview HS and awarded based on an application, essay questions and references.

15 CCSD Seniors Named Georgia Scholars CCSD 2020 Georgia Scholars 5 11 20

Fifteen Cherokee County School District graduating seniors have been recognized with a top State honor!

The Georgia Department of Education identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life as Georgia Scholars, a title that only 295 seniors statewide have earned this year.  Georgia Scholars receive a special diploma seal.

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Dr. Michelle Francis-Sullen of Teasley MS! MTT (Teasley MS) Francis-Sullen 5 11 2020

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

Cherokee HS Senior Wins Maritza Mott Scholarship FERRELL AnnaLee

A Cherokee High School Class of 2020 graduating senior has won the 2020 Maritza Mott Scholarship!

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: Heather Stone of E.T. Booth MS! toty et booth ms 5 9 2020

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 2020 E.T. Booth Middle School Teacher of the Year Heather Stone!

Cherokee HS, Creekview HS Seniors Win New Scholarships dickerson scholarship 20

Two Cherokee County School District graduating seniors have earned new college scholarships from a community foundation!

The winners of the inaugural college scholarships, which are $5,000 each, from the Jason T. Dickerson Family Foundation are: Will Howe of Cherokee High School and Katelynn Cornette of Creekview High School.

E.T. Booth MS Team Wins Regional Stock Market Competition ET Booth Stock Market 5 8 20

A team of Cherokee County School District students has won first place in a regional competition testing students’ financial knowledge!

Sequoyah HS Teacher Earns National Scholarship WEBB Allison

A Cherokee County School District teacher has earned a national scholarship to study abroad!

Sequoyah High School teacher Allison Webb has won the American Council on the Teaching for Foreign Languages’ French Langue Scholarship, awarded to only three teachers nationwide each year.  Ms. Webb teaches both French and Spanish at Sequoyah HS.

Educator Organization Awards College Scholarship to Future Teacher NEWELL Bailey

A Creekview High School graduating senior has won a college scholarship to help pursue her dream of becoming a teacher!

The Gamma Eta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, which is made up of active and retired female educators in Cherokee County, has selected Bailey Newell as its 2020 scholarship recipient.  The chapter presents one scholarship a year to an outstanding female CCSD graduating senior who plans to earn an education degree. 

Five CCSD Students Win Top Honors at State Social Studies Fair CCSD 2020 State Social Studies Fair 5 6 20

Five Cherokee County School District students earned top honors at the State Social Studies Fair!

The statewide competition capped off the annual contest through which students explore a social studies area -- Sociology/Social Psychology, History, Anthropology, Economics, Geography or Political Science -- and complete a research project.  The Georgia Council for the Social Studies, which organizes the program, moved the competition online due to school closures and announced winners this week.    

Tippens EC Counselor Named CCSD 2020 Counselor of the Year! CCSD 2020 Counselor of the Year 5 5 2020

School Counselor Kelly Schalliol found success in her first career supporting the mental health of adults, but knew she could do more to help those in need.

If she counseled them as children, she realized, she “could make a longer-lasting impact.”

5/4/2020 CCSD Message: #ThankATeacher Teacher Appreciation 2020 - Bascomb ES

Dear #CCSDfam,

A school in the first week of May overflows with joy and appreciation.  

Children march through the door carrying carefully wrapped packages – plenty of coffee mugs, yes, but also handmade treasures.  Teachers enjoy catered lunches and desserts baked up by PTA volunteers.  Hallways glitter with Teacher Appreciation Week posters, and the celebration spills over to social media, where we scroll through tributes to teachers of today and yesterday.

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Michael Dayton of Sequoyah HS! MTT (Sequoyah HS) Dayton 5 4 20

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

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: Hannah Braswell of Dean Rusk MS! drms toty 5 2 2020

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 2020 Dean Rusk Middle School Teacher of the Year Hannah Braswell!

CCSD Announces High School 2020 Summer School Options CCSD_Identity_stacked_CMYK

The Cherokee County School District will offer online summer school from June 3-23 for high school students.

River Ridge HS Senior Named U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Semi-Finalist! MAZZURRA Alicia

A River Ridge High School senior has been named a U.S. Presidential Scholars Program semi-finalist!

Alicia Mazzurra is one of only 700 students nationwide, including only 17 from Georgia, to qualify for the final round of the national competition.  These semi-finalists are considered to be among the best and brightest of the 3.6 million graduating seniors in the nation’s Class of 2020.

Sequoyah HS Selected for AP Capstone Program AP Capstone logo

Sequoyah High School has been selected for an international program offering select graduates a prestigious recognition.

Starting next school year, Sequoyah HS students will have the opportunity to begin earning the AP (Advanced Placement) Capstone Diploma from The College Board, a program focused on strengthening research, collaboration, and communication skills to further prepare for college and career success.

Cherokee HS Senior Earns National Merit Scholarship GOOCH Rachel

A Cherokee High School senior has earned a National Merit Special Scholarship!

Rachel Gooch has won the ADP Henry Taub Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by ADP Foundation and named for the company’s late founder, who believed in the “invaluable benefits of higher education.”  She will be attending the University of Georgia to major in art history.

4/27/20 CCSD Message: Graduation Dates graduation-caps

Dear #CCSDfam,

We lined up in the warm gym, waiting in the alphabetical order we knew by heart.  We scanned the crowded bleachers for familiar faces, including the permitted three we knew best.  And though my only role was to walk across a stage and accept my diploma, my palms stayed anxiously damp.

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Jamielou Phillips of Clark Creek ES STEM Academy! MTT (Clark Creek ES) Phillips 4 27 2020

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

Apply by May 29 for ABM College Scholarship ABM logo

ABM Industry Group LLC will award one $1,000 college scholarship to a Class of 2020 graduating senior from each of CCSD's six high schools. Completed applications and references are due by May 29, 2020. The application and reference form are online at https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/bulletin-board-2 #CCSDfam

CCSD Enrollment for Next School Year Underway Registration Gateway image

While Cherokee County School District schools and office remain closed, registration for students new to CCSD for the 2020-21 school year is underway.

4/1/2020 Gov. Extends Closure of Schools for Rest of School Year DLD no dates

On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised that Gov. Brian Kemp has extended his closure of all schools statewide through the close of the school year.  This announcement also cancels all events scheduled to take place at CCSD schools, all CCSD special events and extra-curricular activities, and all community leases of CCSD facilities through May 31, 2020.   Over the coming days, the Superintendent and staff will develop recommendations for School Board approval regarding operations and programming for the remainder of the year.  This will include time-sensitive topics such as the completion of the academic year, final grades and graduation.  In the interim, CCSD will continue Digital Learning Days; Spring Break (April 6-10) will be observed as scheduled with no Digital Learning Days. #SafeCherokee

Parents of Special Education Students Asked to Take Annual Survey FlyerCCSD Survey 2020

The Georgia Department of Education's Special Education IDEA Parent Survey is now open to all families of students with disabilities through May 31.  Survey results help the State determine parents’ perception of the success of schools' parent engagement efforts. 

Reminder: Use SafeSchools Alert to Report Safety Concerns Safe Schools

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Please watch this brief video to learn more about SafeSchools Alert - CCSD's system to report a school safety concern by text, email, phone call, online message or app to school police and administrators. Reminder: This system does not replace 911; please call 911 in an emergency. #SafeCherokee

 

 

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