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UPDATE 10/14/20: CCSD School Nutrition Meals Free to All Students for Rest of School Year ccsd serves white square

UPDATE 10/14/2020: More great news for CCSD families ... the USDA funding for free school meals for all students has been extended through the end of the school year!

Cherokee County School District families are receiving a new form of economic stimulus: free school meals for all students!

CCSD School Nutrition beginning Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 will not charge any fees to any students for breakfasts or lunches through Dec. 31, 2020 (the end date is dependent on available funding), based on extended meal service flexibilities from the USDA.  There are no forms to complete or income eligibility requirements for this federally funded temporary relief program.  

Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy Teacher Wins STEM Grant GATEC 2020 Winner Holt Hasty ES

A Cherokee County School District teacher is one of only five in the state to win a competitive STEM grant!

Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy teacher Rebekah Holt, who leads the school’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Lab classes, earned the $3,000 Georgia Educational Technology Consortium Innovation Grant for her Mindful Designs project.  The grants are awarded to the State’s most innovative educational technology projects to improve teaching and learning.

Meet a CCSD 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Barbara Gentile of Woodstock MS! WMS SSOTY 2020

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize one here each week. Please join us in congratulating Woodstock MS 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year Barbara Gentile! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Volunteer of the Year: Melissa Meyer of Sixes ES! SES VOTY 2020

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week ... congratulations to Sixes ES 2020 Volunteer of the Year Melissa Meyer! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

CCSD Appreciates Its Bus Drivers! bus driver appreciation

CCSD recognized its school bus drivers on Tuesday morning with a drive-through breakfast and gifts.  CCSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Hightower visited with drivers at two bus maintenance facilities, passing out Chick-fil-A biscuits and goody bags from sponsors. 

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Partner of the Year: Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant, Macedonia of Creekview HS! CVHS POTY 2020

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week -- congratulations to Creekview HS 2020 Partner of the Year: Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant, Macedonia!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction

CCSD Team Selected for NASA Student Launch Program Creekview HS NASA Student Launch Teams 2020

A Cherokee County School District team has been selected for the prestigious NASA Student Launch Program!

Creekview High School’s rocketry team has earned a spot in the competitive project open to high-achieving teams from universities, high schools and middle schools.  Middle and high school teams qualify to participate by finishing in the top 20 of The American Rocketry Challenge the previous year.  Creekview’s team, the 2018 International Champion, regularly ranks in the Nation’s top 20.

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Kelly Hammond of Ball Ground ES STEM Academy! MTT Ball Ground ES (Hammond) 10 19 2020

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

Hickory Flat ES Mom Wins CCSD Parent Recipe Contest CCSD Parent Recipe Contest 1 10 19 20

A Hickory Flat Elementary School mom turned up the flavor in a cornbread recipe to win the second annual CCSD School Nutrition Parent Recipe Contest!  

Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy Earns Digital Certification Common Sense Digital Citizenship logo

Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy has earned national certification for digital citizenship!

The school has been honored by Common Sense Education as a Common Sense Certified School for Digital Citizenship.  The national organizations helps schools teach students how to use technology safely and adopt positive digital skills and habits.

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: Scott Reece of Teasley MS! toty Teasley MS 10 17 20

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 Teasley Middle School Teacher of the Year Scott Reece!

Board Business Briefs: School Board Hears of Potential State Funding Concerns BOE Meeting Oct. 15 2020 (1)

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday heard an update on potential State funding concerns for next school year.
 
During its pre-meeting work session, School Board members began the planning work for its annual Legislative Partnership Priorities, a list of top issues it would like to see addressed by Cherokee County’s State legislators during the General Assembly Session.  The report typically is shared by the School Board with the Delegation at a meeting in early December prior to the legislative session’s start in January.

CCSD Students Named to State School Superintendent's Student Advisory Council  State Superintendent Student Advisory Council 2020

Two Cherokee County School District students have been named to the State School Superintendent’s 2020-21 Student Advisory Council!

Creekview HS sophomore Kylie Buchanan and Woodstock HS junior Fawzan Khan are among the 64 high school and middle school students from across the state selected for the prestigious role.  They were chosen by State School Superintendent Richard Woods from more than 1,400 applications statewide based on their answers to essay questions about improving public education.

Meet a CCSD 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Laura Hardin of River Ridge HS! RRHS SSOTY 2020

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize one here each week. Please join us in congratulating River Ridge HS 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year Laura Hardin! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

School Board Members Visit Tippens Education Center School Board Visit Tippens 1 10 15 2020

Cherokee County School Board members regularly visit schools for tours with the Superintendent of Schools, members of his staff, and the school’s Principal and administrative team.  This month, the visit was to Tippens Education Center, where they learned from Principal Kim Barger about efforts to support their students’ special needs and the goal of transitioning back to their former school, and enjoyed a School Nutrition lunch from the cafeteria with Ms. Barger, Assistant Principal Wes Satterfield and CCSD Counselor of the Year Kelly Schalliol, who works at Tippens. #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Volunteer of the Year: Emily Meyer of Johnston ES! JES VOTY 2020

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week ... congratulations to Johnston ES 2020 Volunteer of the Year Emily Meyer! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

CCSD Class of 2020 Tops Nation, State on ACT CCSD 2020 ACT infographic

The Cherokee County School District Class of 2020 earned average ACT scores that topped National and State results and continued to rank among Georgia’s top 10 county school systems!

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Partner of the Year: Maria Sims Group and Zack Bobo Real Estate of Clayton ES! Clayton POTY 2020

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week -- congratulations to Clayton ES 2020 Partner of the Year: Maria Sims Group and Zack Bobo Real Estate!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction

CCSD Teacher Named Top Agriculture Educator in State! CCSD Georgia FFA Teacher of the Year 1

A Cherokee County School District teacher is the top agriculture educator in the State!

Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy teacher Karen Garland has been named the 2020 Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year by Georgia Farm Bureau. 

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Bernard Walker of Woodstock HS! MTT WHS (Walker) 10 12 2020

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

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: Katie Blanchard of Sixes ES! toty Sixes ES 1- 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 Sixes Elementary School Teacher of the Year Katie Blanchard!

Meet a CCSD 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Cheryl Rohmer of Little River ES! LRES SSOTY 2020

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize one here each week. Please join us in congratulating Little River Elementary School 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year Cheryl Rohmer! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Volunteer of the Year: James Butler of Cherokee HS! CHS VOTY 2020

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week ... congratulations to Cherokee High School 2020 Volunteer of the Year James Butler! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Partner of the Year: Chick-fil-A, Riverstone of Ball Ground ES STEM Academy! BGES 2020 POTY

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week -- congratulations to Ball Ground ES STEM Academy 2020 Partner of the Year: Chick-fil-A, Riverstone!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Casey Wheeler of Arnold Mill ES! MTT Arnold Milll ES (Wheeler) 10 5 2020

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

10/5/2020 CCSD Message: School Operations Update CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised of several important decisions in regard to CCSD school operations:

  • HYBRID MODEL: The three high schools currently operating on a hybrid model – Creekview, Etowah and Woodstock High Schools – all will resume traditional in-person instruction (five days a week) beginning Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 (Monday, Oct. 12, is a scheduled school holiday for all students/professional development day for teachers and staff).  This decision does not affect students currently enrolled in Digital Learning. 
Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: Tiffany Weck of Sequoyah HS! toty SHS 10 3 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 Sequoyah High School Teacher of the Year Tiffany Weck!

CCSD Students Creating Prosthetic Limbs for Those in Need Sequoyah HS e-Nable Project 1 10 1 2020

Sequoyah High School senior Daniel McCrobie has always liked engineering and figuring out how parts work together.

Through his school’s FIRST Robotics team formed last year, Daniel has figured out how he can be a part of life-changing work: making prosthetic limbs for those in need.  

The team recently formed an e-Nable chapter, joining the international online collective of “Digital Humanitarian” volunteers dedicated to using shared designs and 3D printers to craft free and low-cost prosthetic limbs for adults and children.

Meet a CCSD 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Shay Langston of Knox ES STEM Academy! KES SSOTY 2020

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize one here each week. Please join us in congratulating Knox Elementary School STEM Academy 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year Shay Langston! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

Read the October CCSD Connections parent newsletter! image - CCSD Connections parent newsletter Oct 2020

The October 2020 edition of the CCSD Connections monthly parent e-newsletter is now online at https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/newsletter and contains important information including updates on school operations for this month.  Thanks to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

School and Community Leaders Celebrate Opening of Mountain Ed's Cherokee Site ribbon cutting

School and community leaders celebrated the official opening of Mountain Education Charter High School's Cherokee County location Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.  Mountain Ed's Cherokee satellite, located in the Etowah East building on the Etowah HS campus, currently has 144 students enrolled in the alternative evening program. 

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Volunteer of the Year: Jeanette Smith of Indian Knoll ES! IKES 2020 VOTY

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week ... congratulations to Indian Knoll Elementary School 2020 Volunteer of the Year Jeanette Smith! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Partner of the Year: EF2 Realty Team with Keller Williams Realty Partners of Arnold Mill ES! AMES POTY 2020

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week -- congratulations to Arnold Mill Elementary School 2020 Partner of the Year: EF2 Realty Team with Keller Williams Realty Partners!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction

Additional SAT Data Shows CCSD's Average Score Is in the Top 10% in Georgia sat w state ranks

Additional information about the Class of 2020’s SAT results was recently released by the Georgia Department of Education.  CCSD’s average score of 1100 ranks 3rd among Metro Atlanta counties and places the district 12th overall in the state, out of 180 school districts (top 10%).  When compared to school districts that test at least 500 students, CCSD is 4th overall.  All six CCSD high schools fell in the top 20% of high schools statewide when comparing average composite scores. 

CCSD Educator Donating Kidney to Student Joy and Maggie meet for the first time as they prepare for their upcoming transplant

A Cherokee County School District employee on Friday will donate a kidney to a Cherokee High School student who she had never met until learning of her urgent need.

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Amanda Day of Free Home ES! MTT FHES (Day) 9 28 2020

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

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: Ansley Sand of River Ridge HS! toty river ridge hs 9 26 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 River Ridge High School Teacher of the Year Ansley Sand!

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