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CCSD Recognizes 2020 Partner of the Year CCSD 2020 POTY 2 9 21 20

The Cherokee County School District is celebrating outstanding school community partners through its Seventh Annual CCSD Partner of the Year awards!

Through the annual program, every CCSD school selects a Partner of the Year to honor.  From that pool of outstanding partners, a committee of retired educators and community leaders selects an overall CCSD 2020 Partner of the Year.

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: Jill Mossinger of R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy! toty RM Moore ES STEM Academy 9 19 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 R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy Teacher of the Year Jill Mossinger!

Special thanks to our 2020 Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration's Presenting Sponsors: Cherokee County Educational Foundation, Credit Union of Georgia, Northside Hospital Cherokee and Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Canton.
#CCSDfam #CCSDunited

*Photo taken in November 2019

Board Business Briefs: Construction of New Cherokee HS School Board Meeting Bar Association Donation 9 18 2020

The Cherokee County School Board during its meeting Thursday heard operations updates and talked about construction of a replacement Cherokee High School as a possible project to be funded in the next Education SPLOST renewal.

Meet a CCSD 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Gwen Freeman of Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy! HES 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 Hasty ES Fine Arts Academy 2020 Support Staff Employee of the Year Gwen Freeman! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

CCSD Message: Fall Break CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

Dear #CCSDfam,

We’re nearing the end of our seventh week of school with Fall Break ahead of us.  I hope this holiday allows our students and staff and all of their families time to rest, relax and recharge.

Whether you’re taking a vacation out of town or a staycation in Cherokee County, please keep your health and the health of your entire community in mind.

9/17/2020 CCSD Message: No To-Go Meals Service on 9/21 ccsd serves white square

CCSD School Nutrition will not offer to-go-meal service on Monday, Sept. 21, as CCSD schools will be closed for Fall Break.  You will receive an email the morning of Thursday, Sept. 24, with an online order form that is due by 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, for to-go meal pick-up on Monday, Sept. 28.  If you need food assistance during Fall Break, please contact one of the community food banks serving Cherokee County, which we have listed on our website at http://bit.ly/ccsdhealthinfo  Reminder: All CCSD families who think they may qualify for free or reduced-price meals are asked to please complete the online application at www.lunchapplication.com.  This approval will be needed to receive free and reduced-price meals after the temporary USDA program providing free meals to all students ends on Dec. 31.

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Volunteer of the Year: Dacia Shackelford of Woodstock HS! WHS VOTY 2020

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

CCSD Names Winners of Second Annual Support Staff Employees of the Year Awards CCSD SSOTY ES 2

The Cherokee County School District has surprised the overall winners of its second annual Support Staff Employees of the Year Awards!

The awards program honors one Support Staff Employee of the Year from each of CCSD’s schools, centers and central office divisions, and one overall CCSD winner is selected for each of three categories: Elementary School; Middle School/High School/Centers; Central Office.  These overall winners are selected by a committee of retired educators and community leaders.  

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Price Spinnenweber of Woodstock ES! MTT WES (Spinnenweber) 9 14 20

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

17 CCSD Students Place in Statewide Reflections Contest CCSD Georgia PTA Reflections Winners 2020 9 14 20

Seventeen Cherokee County School District students placed in the 2019-20 Georgia PTA Reflections fine arts contest!

The annual 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, District, State and National levels.  This year's theme was “Look Within.”

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: Julie McNally of Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy! Oak Grove ES toty 2020 9 12 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 Oak Grove Elementary School Fine Arts Academy Teacher of the Year Julie McNally!

CCSD Class of 2020 Outscores National, State SAT Averages SAT INFO 2020

Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2020 outscored State and National averages on the SAT, according to results released this week by the College Board.

The CCSD Class of 2020 earned an average total score of 1100 on the curriculum-based college entrance and placement exam, which exceeds the National public school average by 70 points and the State by 57 points.

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Volunteer of the Year: Linda Fulton of Avery ES! Avery ES VOTY 2020

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

CCSD High School Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists post CCSD National Merit 2021 9 9 2020

Five Cherokee County School District high school seniors today were named 2021 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists!

They are: of Cherokee HS, Dylan Iovino; of Creekview HS, Nathan Davis; of Etowah HS, Ben Willett; of River Ridge HS, Nicholas Audinet; and of Sequoyah HS, Jeremy Jeong.

CCSD Reopens Enrollment for PreK Classes at 2 Schools PreK openings 9 9 2020

The Cherokee County School District has reopened enrollment for in-person openings in PreK classes at two of its schools.

These spots usually only are available through an annual lottery drawing in March, so this is a rare opportunity for a seat in a tuition-free, accredited preschool program.

CCSD School Nutrition Meals Free to All Students ccsd serves white square

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.  

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Hillary Grummer of Creekview HS! MTT CVHS (Grummer) 9 7 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: Kelly Gilstrap of Mountain Road ES! toty Mountain Road ES 9 4 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 Mountain Road Elementary School Teacher of the Year Kelly Gilstrap!

Special thanks to our 2020 Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration's Presenting Sponsors: Cherokee County Educational Foundation, Credit Union of Georgia, Northside Hospital Cherokee and Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Canton.
#CCSDfam #CCSDunited

CCSD Recognizes 2020 Volunteers of the Year CCSD 2020 VOTY 1 9 4 2020

The Cherokee County School District is celebrating outstanding school volunteers through its Seventh Annual CCSD Volunteer of the Year awards!

Through the annual program, every CCSD school selects a Volunteer of the Year to honor.  From that pool of exceptional school volunteers, a committee made up of retired educators and community leaders selects an overall CCSD 2020 Volunteer of the Year.  This year’s winner is Brian Tomalavage, the Free Home Elementary School Volunteer of the Year!

CCSD Speech Language Pathologist Named to National Board HOWARD Patti

A Cherokee County School District Special Education leader has been named to a national advisory role!

CCSD Lead Speech Language Pathologist Dr. Patti Howard recently was selected by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to serve on its Clinical Specialty Certification Board, a prestigious national appointment.

CCSD School Earns Little Free Library Grant ET Booth MS Little Free Library 9 3 2020

A Cherokee County School District media specialist has earned a grant to extend services outside of the media center’s walls!

E.T. Booth Middle School media specialist Amanda Graves successfully applied for a Little Free Library grant from the national nonprofit organization.

Read the September CCSD Connections Newsletter CCSD Connections Sept 2020 image

The September edition of the CCSD Connections monthly parent e-newsletter is now online at https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/newsletter and includes a message from the Superintendent as well as news and updates. Thank you to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia! #CCSDfam #CCSDunited

Meet the Teacher: Paige Chandler of Johnston ES! MTT Johnston ES (Chandler) 8 31 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

Cherokee County Educational Foundation Awards $56K in Grants CCEF 2020 Classroom Impact Grants 8 31 202

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation helped kick off the new school year in CCSD this month by presenting teachers and support staff with $56,000 in grants!

The nonprofit organization, since its 2012 formation to raise funds for CCSD teachers, programs and schools, has awarded more than $500,000 in grants to support teaching and learning.
The Foundation’s Classroom Impact Grants program offer competitive grants for projects costing up to $2,500, with a focus on new ideas for instruction that could be replicated throughout CCSD classrooms.

Meet a CCSD 2020 School Teacher of the Year: Wendy Perez of Mill Creek MS! Mill Creek Middle School_ Wendy Perez toty 8 29 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 Mill Creek Middle School Teacher of the Year Wendy Perez!

CCSD Names 2020-21 Student Advisor and Student Delegates to the School Board 2020-21 CCSD Student Delegates to the School Board

The Cherokee County School District has named the 2020-21 Student Advisor and Student Delegates to the School Board.

The School Board has included a Student Advisor position on its board since 1999, and for the past 10 years, a Student Delegate from each high school also has been selected.  These students serve for one year to give input and feedback to the School Board; the advisor role is rotated among the district’s high schools

Join the #CCSDfam as a Substitute Teacher! Job Ad Sub Teachers 8 28 2020

We need dedicated substitute teachers to keep our in-person classrooms open as we continue providing this essential service to the children of our community.  Please sign up today so we can invite you to a training session.  Apply online at https://bit.ly/JobsCCSD  #CCSDfam  #CCSDunited

Microsoft Recognizes 42 CCSD Teachers as Instructional Technology Experts MIEE 20-21 logo

Microsoft Education has recognized 42 Cherokee County School District teachers and staff as instructional technology experts!

They have been named to the 2020-2021 class of Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts.  The technology company selects educators, support staff and school leaders who show exceptional understanding of how technology can improve learning for this recognition, which includes access to new tools and an exclusive online network for sharing best practices.

Sequoyah HS Band Honored with Regional Invitation Sequoyah High School Symphony Band 2020

A Cherokee County School District band has earned regional recognition!

The Sequoyah High School Symphony Band has been selected to perform at the University of Alabama High School Honor Band Festival to be held Feb. 4-7, 2021. 

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