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Parents of Special Education Students Invited to Complete Survey online survey clip art

The Cherokee County School District invites parents of students who receive Special Education services to help improve schools by completing a survey.

CCSD Opening Online Registration for 2019-20 Kindergarten on Jan. 22 Calling All Kindergartners - online registration for 2019-20 begins Jan 22

The Cherokee County School District is opening online registration for kindergarten beginning Jan. 22!

The new online system introduced last year allows parents to log in from home to the Registration Gateway via CCSD’s website at www.cherokeek12.net instead of handwriting information on a pile of paper forms in a school office.  

STEM Learning Expands through Atlanta Braves Partnership CCSD Braves Science 1 1 14 19

Cherokee County School District middle school educators hit a home run for learning on Friday at SunTrust Park!  

The group of 28 teachers and seven administrators participated in the Atlanta Braves Science of Baseball Workshop, part of the Braves’ positive partnership with CCSD.

Three CCSD Teachers Nominated for National Award! CCSD lifechanger nominees 1 14 19

Three Cherokee County School District teachers have been nominated for a national honor!  Kristin Covington of Mountain Road Elementary School, Rebecca Heard of Clayton Elementary School and Mystic Henderson of Etowah High School are nominees for the 2018-2019 LifeChanger of the Year Award. 

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Lauren Garcia of CCSD's Preschool Centers CCSD Preschool Centers 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 CCSD Preschool Centers 2019 Teacher of the Year Lauren Garcia!

Teacher Lauren Garcia meets parents at the beginning of their own learning process: raising a child with special needs.  She teaches them expertly, as she does their children at the Johnston Preschool Center, about the importance of setting goals, valuing progress, and celebrating every success.

State Superintendent Listens to Student Pitch About Her Dream Project woods hightower manzella and ila in the media center

State School Superintendent Richard Woods came to ET Booth MS to hear a presentation by eighth-grader Ila Prabhuram, who serves on the State Superintendent's Student Advisory Council.  The Council is made up of 120 students from across Georgia to provide feedback and discussion about state board policies, as well as participate in service projects and serve as student ambassadors.

Special Event Focused on Resources for Children with Special Needs Agency Information Fair 2019 Flier image

The Cherokee County School District presents an annual Agency Information Fair for parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers to learn more about services in the community for children with special needs. This year's free event is on March 21. Please see the flier posted online here for more info, as well as this list of participating organizations.

Read the latest CCSD Connections parent newsletter! CCSD Connections Jan 19 newsletter image

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

Teachers Learn Classroom Strategies to Assist Students Social and Emotional Learning

More than 100 CCSD teachers attended a workshop Monday on understanding Social Emotional Learning and its impact on student attitude, behavior, and achievement.  Teachers learned how to maintain a classroom environment where students can feel safe and build resilience, especially those students who have experienced trauma in their personal life and may be struggling. 

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Carmel 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 Carmel Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Melanie Phillips!

Kindergarten teacher Melanie Phillips’ heart hurts when she hears her students described as “those kids.”

Join CCSD: We're Seeking a Supervisor of Application Support Services Job Ad - Support Applications Supervisor 2018

Please share this information… we’re seeking a Supervisor of Application Support Services to join our CCSD family!  To apply: Click Jobs@CCCSD at www.CherokeeK12.net.  For more information & to make referrals: contact CCSD Recruitment Coordinator Lindsay Bowley atLindsay.Bowley@cherokeek12.net and 770.704.4256. #CCSDfam

CCSD Students Celebrate the Holidays With Service Projects! Arnold Mill ES Giving Tree 12 19 18

Students throughout the Cherokee County School District celebrated the spirit of the season through service learning projects.  They, with the support of teachers and staff, parents, and school partners, collected thousands of donations of gifts, food and other necessities for families in need in their community.  Many also volunteered throughout the community to serve and spread holiday cheer.  Here are a few photos from the many ways our students helped make the community a better place this holiday season!  #CCSDfam  

Four CCSD Schools Honored by Governor for Academic Progress and Success Greatest Gains and Highest Performance 12 19 18

Four Cherokee County School District schools have been honored by the Governor for academic progress and success!
Avery Elementary School and R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy earned top Gold Awards and Creekview High School won Silver in the “Greatest Gains” ratings announced by Gov. Nathan Deal.  These awards recognize only 112 schools statewide that earned a three-year average CCRPI (College and Career Ready Performance Index) Progress Score ranking in at least the 93rd percentile.  

CCSD Georgia Lottery PreK Classes Enrollment Begins in February Hasty ES preK 2018

Open enrollment for the Cherokee County School District’s Georgia Lottery Pre-K Classes program begins in February for an earlier start to the annual process.
The earlier start, which has been moved up from the spring, will provide parents more time to seek other preschool options should their 4-year-old not win a spot in the lottery drawing for the program’s limited seats.

Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy Wins Award for School Garden! Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy Golden Shovel Award 12 18 18

The Cherokee Farm to School Second Annual Golden Shovel Award was presented to Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy and teacher Mollie Guy!

Cherokee Farm to School is a collaboration between the Cherokee County Farm Bureau, local farms and agriculture businesses, and the Cherokee County School District and its School Nutrition program.  The award recognizes a teacher who goes above and beyond in school garden work at his or her school.  The winning school receives a raised garden bed from the Cherokee County Farm Bureau, and the honored teacher receives a trophy and a real shovel.

CCSD Bus Drivers Deliver Donations to Foster Children bus drivers deliver donations to goshen valley

CCSD bus drivers and other transportation employees donated food, treats, pillows, linens and other essentials for the boys in foster care at Goshen Valley Boys Ranch in Waleska.  The donations were delivered via school bus on Monday, December 17 by Deputy Superintendent Trey Olson, Transportation Director Jim Georges,  Transportation Specialists Joan Dillon and David Ammons, as well as driver Joseph "Sarge" Farrell, who drives the middle/high school route that serves the ranch. 

CCSD Student Wins Regional Essay Contest! Woodstock MS Essay 1 12 17 18

A Cherokee County School District student has won the region’s annual student essay contest on protecting water resources!

Woodstock Middle School seventh-grader Bryce Jones not only was named the Cherokee County winner in the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s annual contest, he also was named the regional winner out of more than 1,200 entries.

Board Briefs - Special Edition: School Board Members Meet With Legislative Delegation Georgia Capitol Building

The Cherokee County School Board on Friday, Dec. 14, presented its 2019 Legislative Partnership Priorities to members of the county’s Legislative Delegation, including pleas for continued local control of educational decisions and increased State funding for school safety and security.

The annual breakfast meeting hosted by the School Board included a review by School Board Chair Kyla Cromer of those Priorities, as well as time for the legislators to share what issues they plan to advocate for during the session.

Board Briefs: CCSD Begins Personnel Hiring Process for Next School Year

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, began the School District’s personnel hiring process for next school year, which will not include significant growth.

The first step in this process is adoption of the Superintendent of Schools’ organizational chart, which will be in effect for the next two years, and was approved unanimously by the School Board.  As student enrollment growth has slowed, the plan calls for reorganizing central office Divisions and restructuring roles to allow for better use of current staff to serve changing needs.

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