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VILLA Parent Academy Sees Record Participation!  CCSD 2019 VILLA Graduation

The Cherokee County School District’s third annual VILLA Program, which encourages and celebrates parent engagement, saw record participation this year.

Recycle your ink cartridges! Contest ends December 11th!

popcorn party

CCSD Connections Newsletter Now Online: Schools Closed on March 24 CCSD Connections image 11 5 19

The November edition of the CCSD Connections parent e-newsletter now online here is filled with important information including two updates to the school calendar. 

There will be early dismissal for middle school and high school students on Friday, Dec. 20; elementary school dismissal will be on time, but After School Program will not be offered.   

There will be no school on Tuesday, March 24, the date of the Presidential Primary Election, in order to ensure the safety and security of students, as many schools are used as polling sites.  March 24 will be a Digital Learning Day, with assignments provided online for students to complete at home.  More information about how Digital Learning Days will work on March 24, as well as on any inclement weather days this fall and winter, is in the newsletter.

CCSD’s Annual Surplus Equipment Auction to Be Held This Saturday auction ad

Going once, going twice, gone! Your bid can be the winning one at CCSD’s annual surplus equipment auction, which is open to the public, and begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the CCSD Central Warehouse (201 Mountain Brook Court, Canton, 30115). The sale preview starts at 7:30 a.m. More information is listed on the auctioneer's website: http://jeffdobson.com/  Look for the "Upcoming Auctions" heading.

January Specials Calendar

January 2020 Specials calendar

October 3 - Braves Day!

Braves Day

Mrs. Chandler's Chat Video

Mrs. Chandler Chat Video 12/9

December 21 - January 6 - Holiday Break

December 21 - January 6 - Holiday Break

October 15 & 17 - Menchie's Frozen Yogurt for sale during lunch

menchie's oct 15


menchie's oct 17

October Specials Calendar

oct 2019 specials

January 20 - No School

January 20 - MLK

January 7 - Students Return


Grade Level Holiday Celebrations

Holiday Celbrations

Students Invited to Thank Educators Through #thanksCCSD Project thanks CCSD icon

Can you remember a teacher or another school staff member from your childhood who made a positive difference in your life?  Did you ever thank them?

“We know our School District is a family of caring teachers, counselors, bus drivers, cafeteria staff and many more, all focused on doing their best to serve our students …  and a new districtwide initiative will now give students the opportunity to thank them!” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “We’re excited to begin #thanksCCSD and honor those among us who go above and beyond.”

Mrs. Chandler's Chat Video

October 16 - Bus Driver Appreciation Day

bus driver appreciation

October 21 - 25 - Red Ribbon Week


Red Ribbon Week

October 1 - PTA Meeting 6pm

pta oct 2019

CCSD Earns Positive Credit Ratings Benefitting Taxpayers CCSD logo

The Cherokee County School District earned positive credit ratings from the world’s top agencies, benefitting the community’s taxpayers.

Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s financial service companies this month reaffirmed CCSD’s Aa2 and Aa+ ratings, respectively, and awarded Stable outlooks to both, which places the District in an outstanding position for future growth. 

December 19 - Etowah Zone Night

etowah zone night

November 5 - No School for Students (Election Day)

Election Day

October 28th - November 1st - Required Canvas Homework for All K-5 Students

Canvas HW

October 18 - Bobcat Boogie Fun Run and 5K

Bobcat Boogie 2019

Join us for the 5th Annual Bobcat BOOgie 5K and Fun Run at Bascomb Elementary
School in Woodstock, GA. It's going to be a scary good time!

Event details and Schedule

Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup: Begins at 5:15 p.m.

Fun Run: Starts at 6:30 p.m

5K: Starts at 6:45 p.m.

Parking: ARRIVE EARLY! Parking will be available at Hillside UMC with shuttle
service to Bascomb. Limited parking is available at the school but you MUST arrive
prior to 6:15 p.m. and you will not be able to leave the parking lot prior to 7:45 p.m.
Roads will be closed from 6:15-7:45 p.m. for the safety of our runners along the

October 2 - Walk to School Day

walk 2 school 2019

January 13 - Report Card Day

January 13 - Report Card Day

January 22 - Blood Drive

blood drive jan 2020

December 5 - Music Makers

Music Makers Rose Creek

November 9 - Books on Blankets Event

BOB Event

October 28 & 29 - Plastic Bag Recycling at Bascomb

plastic bag recycling

October 3 - Peace, Love, Pizza Bascomb Night


January 14 - Marcos's Pizza Night for 2nd & 3rd Graders

Marcos Night 2nd Grade 2020

January 23 - Coffee with the Counselors (Digital Safety)

coffee with counselro

December 6 - Cookies and Cocoa with Santa

Cookies and cocoa 2019

October 31 - Crazy Hat, Hair & Sock Day, $1 donation to benefit Cherokee County Animal Shelter

crazy hat hair sock day

November 7 - Chick-fil-A Night with your Specials Teachers

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October 5 - Smile Run to Benefit CCSD Special Education programs

Smile run

January 24 - Bingo Night
December 9-13 - Holiday Shop for Students

holiday shop 2019

November 11 - Veteran's Day Breakfast, RSVP by November 5th

Veterans day invite


CLICK HERE to RSVP by November 5th

Would you like to share a photo of a Veteran that you would like to honor? 

Click this link to share your photo(s), even if your Veteran cannot attend.


October 9 - PTA Reflections Awards Ceremony

Reflections Awards 2019

Join us in the Bascomb Cafeteria for the Awards Ceremony!

January 27 - Coffee with the Counselors (App Awareness)

coffee with counselors

December 10 & 12 - Music Makers Holiday Performances

December 10 & 12 - Music Makers Holiday Performances

November 18 - Cafeteria Staff Appreciation Day

cafe appreciation

October 10 - PIcture Day Make-UPs

Pic Day Make Ups 2019

Board Briefs: School Board Approves Appointment of New Chief Operating Officer D Murdock

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 approved the appointment of a longtime CCSD leader as its next Chief Operations Officer.

Dr. Debra Murdock, a past Georgia High School Principal of the Year who currently serves as an Executive Director in the Office of School Operations, will begin leading the division this spring.

Marcos Pizza Nights -

Attention all 4th and 5th Grade Families! 

If you order a pizza from Marco's Pizza in Towne Lake on November 19th, your pizza will be served (dine-in, carry-out, or delivery) in a pizza box decorated by your student!

Don't worry, other grades will get a turn too! 

January 14th - 2nd and 3rd Grade

March 17th - Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Marcos Pizza Night grades 4 & 5






October 14 - No School for Students

oct 14 no school

January 31 - Pajama Day for Relay for Life

January 31 - Pajama Day

We Appreciate Our CCSD School Bus Drivers! bus driver breakfast

October 21-25 is National School Bus Safety Week, and this is also the time we honor our school bus drivers and thank them for the great job they do keeping children safe on the ride to and from school.  Thanks to sponsors Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Chick-fil-A restaurants in Cherokee County, CCSD drivers were treated to breakfast on Tuesday and given Chick-fil-A gift cards and a bag of treats.  CCSD schools also held special events or provided tokens of thanks for their drivers. 

Four CCSD Schools Honored by Governor for Academic Success and Progress gov awards academic1 8 20

Four Cherokee County School District schools have been recognized by the Governor for academic success and progress!

Bascomb ES Mom Squashes the Competition! squash the competition

Bascomb ES mom Christen Winkelman won the CCSD School Nutrition Parent Recipe contest with her entry of a casserole (entitled "Squash the Competition Sweet Casserole") that bested 60 other appetizing ways to prepare squash, the Georgia Organics' Farm-to-School Month's vegetable of the year. 

Dean Rusk Student Named County Spelling Champ spelling bee winners

Dean Rusk Middle School sixth-grader Riley O’Neill correctly spelled “piratical” and then “hurriedly” to claim the title as the county’s top speller at the 2020 Cherokee County School District Spelling Bee Thursday night at Cherokee High School.  Brayden McPhillips of Woodstock Middle School captured second, and Laura Hand of Creekland Middle School placed third. 

November 25 - 29 Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break 2019

Learn More About CCSD's Blueprint Strategic Plan Blueprint 20-24 Five Priority Areas

Want to learn more about what's next for CCSD? 

The Cherokee County School Board recently approved CCSD Blueprint: a long-range plan for continued success.  This strategic plan will guide CCSD's work for the next five years.  You can learn more about Blueprint, and keep up with CCSD's progress in accomplishing the goals set by the plan, by visiting this new webpage.

Read the latest CCSD Connections parent newsletter! CCSD Connections newsletter image January 2020

The January edition of the CCSD Connections monthly parent e-newsletter is now online here and includes updates on safety and security and other important information. Thanks to Credit Union of Georgia for its sponsorship! #CCSDfam

CCSD Performance Improves and Continues to Exceed State Accountability Scores Elem writing

The Cherokee County School District’s performance has improved, and, for the seventh consecutive year, has exceeded the State’s average College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) accountability system score.

The scores, released today by the Georgia Department of Education, annually calculate student academic achievement and progress.  The School District’s 2018-19 CCRPI average is 83, an increase from 79 the previous year, and exceeding the State average of 76.  Scores at all three levels of CCSD schools also improved from the previous year and surpassed State performance: 86 elementary (77 Georgia); 80 middle (72); 82 high (77). 

Athletes and Volunteers Make a Great Team for Special Olympics Awareness Games athletes on field course

Hundreds of athletes and volunteers participated in the CCSD Special Olympics Awareness Games on Friday morning at River Ridge High School.  

26 CCSD Students Advancing to Regional Social Studies Fair! CCSD Social Studies Fair First-Place Winners 2019-20

The Cherokee County School District’s Social Studies Fair saw impressive participation, with 26 first-place winners advancing to the Northwest Regional Social Studies Fair in February!

Recycle your old cell phones by January 17th!

cell phone recycling

CCSD Connections Newsletter for October Now Online Connections newsletter image October 2019

The October edition of the CCSD Connections parent e-newsletter now online here is filled with important information including an update on CCSD’s Digital Learning Day plan for inclement weather.  Thanks to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia. #CCSDfam

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.

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Marsha Mattson of Bascomb ES! toty bascomb 1 18 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 Bascomb Elementary School Teacher of the Year Marsha Mattson!

Thank You, CCSD School Psychologists! SPAW 2019 Poster

It's National School Psychology Awareness Week! We greatly appreciate all that our CCSD school psychologists do to help our students succeed. #CCSDfam

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.

Reminder: Use SafeSchools Alert to Report Safety Concerns Safe Schools

Safe Schools Alert

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



CCSD Connections Parent Newsletter for December Now Online CCSD connections image Dec 2019

The December edition of the CCSD Connections monthly parent e-newsletter is now online here. Thanks to Credit Union of Georgia for its sponsorship! #CCSDfam

CCSD Schools Score High for School Climate four stars image

Cherokee County School District schools continue to score high among their community members for fostering a positive school climate and culture!

The District earned a four-star average on the five-star scale in the Georgia Department of Education’s annual ratings, which measure how a community views the quality of its school’s culture and character; the highest possible rating is five stars.  The rating is based on a survey of students, parents and teachers; student discipline issue rates; and daily attendance.

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.

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: Keller Williams Realty Partners - The Jenny and Penny Team for Bascomb ES! poty Bascomb ES 12 4 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week -- congratulations to Bascomb Elementary School 2019 Partner of the Year Keller Williams Realty Partners - The Jenny and Penny Team!

Recycling Program Sponsored by Bascomb Girl Scouts

Recycling Program

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! 

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

Board Briefs: School Board Hears Update on Social and Emotional Learning Initiative CCSD Anti-Vaping Student Video PSA Contest Winners 11 22 19

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 heard an update on CCSD’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) initiative, including projects underway to increase counseling services and create a “parent university” program for providing parents more information to help their children’s safety and well-being.

CCSD Announces Child Find Efforts Child find logo

The purpose of Child Find is to identify, locate, and evaluate children and youth, who are suspected of having or have a diagnosed disability or developmental delay, in order to provide free appropriate Special Education services.  The Cherokee County School District serves children from age 3 to 21 years old.

CCSD SafeSchools Alerts

safe schools 2019