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4/3/20 Message from the Superintendent: Grading 4 3 20 Message Image

Dear #CCSDfam,

Grace. This word has become a mantra for me and for my leadership team over the last three weeks. It defines how I expect all of our employees to always treat students, parents and each other, and especially so in this challenging time.

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

3/31/2020 CCSD Technology Update DLD no dates

On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised that CCSD’s Office of Technology is ending its successful distribution of CCSD laptops for students to borrow for use during the school closure.  This distribution initially was only to take place on the last day of classes at schools on March 13, but Technology staff have worked hard to continue the process to meet students’ needs.  CCSD has distributed 3,112 devices to students and will fulfill another 500 pending requests by Friday.  If you are a CCSD parent and your child is without any access to any device on which to do their Digital Learning Days assignments, please notify your child’s teacher by 5 p.m. today, March 31, 2020.  If Technology is unable to fulfill your request, staff will let your child’s teacher know immediately so you can make other arrangements.

3/30/2020 Message from the Superintendent CCSD Strong Chalk Mosaic 3 30 20

Dear #CCSDfam, 
While we know the past week has not been easy, and the news that Georgia’s schools will remain closed through April 24 caused many families more stress, I am filled with hope.

Meet the Teacher: Felicia Berenger of Bascomb ES! MTT (Bascomb ES) Berenger 3 30 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

Mountain Ed Hiring for Cherokee Campus Mountain Education Charter High School Job Posting 3 26 20

CCSD is partnering with Mountain Education Charter High School for its evening high school program beginning in June … and more employees are needed to staff the program!

Gov. Extends School Closings to 4/24/2020 DLD no dates

On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised that the Governor has extended the statewide closure of all schools, including the Cherokee County School District, through April 24, 2020.  The Governor said he will make a decision prior to April 24 as to whether schools will re-open this school year.  This extended closure also means all events scheduled to take place at CCSD schools, all CCSD special events and extra-curricular activities and all community leases of CCSD facilities are cancelled through April 24.  CCSD will continue Digital Learning Days through April 3 and then again from April 13-24; Spring Break will be observed as scheduled from April 6-10 with no Digital Learning Days.  Also during this extended closure, CCSD will continue providing technology, Canvas and other learning support, as well as the #CCSDserves to-go meal program.  Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower again expressed how much he appreciates the dedication of our students, parents and employees during this challenging time: we are here to support you -- we are all in this together. #CCSDfam

3/25/20 Message from the Superintendent ccsdserves blue square

Dear #CCSDfam, 
Our entire CCSD family continues to impress me as we navigate through this storm together.

Online teaching and learning continues to strengthen, as our teachers gauge success and trade best practices, and as our students and families adjust to this challenge and develop new routines.  We continue to loan technology to students in need and provide technology and Canvas support.  We know online teaching and learning isn’t easy – we are here to help you succeed. 

Please Share Our New Job Listing: Culinary Specialist Job ad - culinary specialist 3 24 20

Please share our new job listing for CCSD School Nutrition culinary specialist!  This professional will assist with planning and developing culinary processes for our School Nutrition Program. This position offers a competitive compensation package with outstanding benefits (including State Health Benefit Plan & Teachers Retirement System), a great work calendar and schedule, and a wonderful work environment and team. Job description & minimum qualifications posted at https://bit.ly/ccsdjob32320 Questions? Contact CCSD Recruiter Lindsay.Bowley@Cherokeek12.net. Join the #CCSDfam & apply now: http://bit.ly/jobsCCSD

Digital Learning Spirit Days!

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3/20/20 Message from the Superintendent ccsdserves blue square

Dear #CCSDfam, 

I have never been as proud to serve as your Superintendent as I have been this week.

Our CCSD community always rises to overcome challenges and meet needs, whether it’s a family devastated by a house fire or a student who can’t afford eyeglasses.  And our students and educators always impress me with their daily hard work that has resulted in admirable academic, athletic, and artistic accomplishments.

3/19/2020 Message: CCSD School Closure Extended Through Spring Break DLD no dates

The Cherokee County School Board tonight heard plans to further extend the closure of all Cherokee County School District schools and offices through the previously scheduled Spring Break. 

CCSD Expands School Closure To-Go Student Meals ccsd serves white square

CCSD is expanding its school closure to-go student meals program to include additional sites and to extend to Spring Break.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said, although CCSD will not earn federal funding reimbursement for the additional sites or for feeding students during spring break, it is the right thing to do.


Governor Closes All Schools through March 31, 2020

On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised that the Governor has mandated school closures through March 31, 2020. (https://gov.georgia.gov/document/2020-executive-order/03162001/download) This will extend CCSD’s current Digital Learning Days by two more days. We will keep you updated on any further extensions.



Thank You School Board Members! CCSD Board Photo 2018-19

The Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) has announced the week of March 16-20, 2020 as “School Board Member Appreciation Week.” 

Bascomb Event Cancellations for March 2020

The Bascomb March events below have been canceled or postponed. Additionally, all field trips for the remainder of the year have been canceled or postponed.

Click here to read the statement provided by CCSD about the cancellation/postponement of special events and field trips.

The school building will be closed from March 16 – 27, 2020.  We will utilize digital learning days during the closure. Report cards will be sent home when students return to school. 


3/13/2020 Message to Parents: Resources During Closure heart logo higher rez

Dear Parents:

On behalf of the Superintendent, this message is to update you on resources you may need during the two-week closure of CCSD schools from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020.

CCSD Schools Closed Beginning 3/16/2020

On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised that all Cherokee County School District schools and offices will be closed for two weeks from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020.  We will use Digital Learning Days during this closure to continue teaching and learning.

CCSD Gets High Marks for Financial Efficiency FESR rating

The Cherokee County School District for the third consecutive year has earned 4.5 stars on the state's Financial Efficiency Star Rating. This score is among the best ratings in the State-- only 10 other school districts of the 180 in Georgia earned a 4.5..  

3/12/2020 Message to Parents: CCSD Cancellations CCSD_Identity_stacked_CMYK
CCSD Summer Enrichment Program June 8-12 summer discovery logo

Summer Discovery, CCSD's summer enrichment program for elementary students, is back for 2020!  Summer Discovery's expanded program in 2019 was a hit with students and parents, offering opportunities for students to explore everything from arts and crafts to high tech tactics, in fun classes taught by CCSD teachers.  A full schedule of class offerings can be found here.  

3/9/2020 Message to Parents: COVID-19 Case CCSD_Identity_stacked_CMYK
Mrs. Chandler's Chat Video 3/6/20
March 9-13 - Marker Recycling Contest

marker recycling

3/5/20 Message to Parents: Coronavirus Planning CCSD_Identity_stacked_CMYK
March 5 - Picture Day!

pic day 2020

3/4/20 Message to CCSD Parents: Coronavirus Rumors CCSD_Identity_stacked_CMYK
March Edition of CCSD Connections Parent Newsletter Online CCSD Connections March 2020 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

#ThankASocialWorker: Kristen Braid! CCSD Social Worker - Kristen Braid 2020

It's National School Social Work Week! Shout out to CCSD’s four social workers who assist the families of our 42,000 students! They are on pace to work 1,000 referrals and serve 220 homeless students. Stay tuned this week as we highlight our social workers. #CCSDfam #CCSDcares

March 13 - Sports and Math Day

sports and math

3rd Quarter Report Cards

The previously scheduled, March 25th Report Card day is delayed.  Students will take report cards home when they return to school after our March 16-27 Digital Learning Days.

march 25 report cards

March 31 - Marco's Night for 1st Grade

When families with first grade Bascomb students dine-in or order out, their pizza will be served in a box decorated by the student. 

1st grade marcos night


Mrs. Chandler's Chat Video 2/28
March 2-6 - Exceptional Children's Week Canned Food Drive

canned food drive march 2020

Parents Encouraged to Attend a Parent University Session in March CCSD Parent University 2019-20

The Cherokee County Council PTA has set the schedule for its Parent University program presented in collaboration with CCSD and community partners.

2/26/2020 Message to Parents: Coronavirus CCSD_Identity_stacked_CMYK
Today is PTA Day in CCSD! PTA Day CCSD 2020

Today is PTA Day in CCSD, as proclaimed by the Cherokee County School Board! We appreciate our PTA and its volunteers who give so much of their time, talent, treasure and hearts to support our students, staff and schools. More: http://bit.ly/PTAday20 #CCSDfam

CCSD Conducts Multi-Agency Emergency Response Drill CCSD Emergency Response Drill 1 2 21 20

The Cherokee County School District on Thursday conducted a multi-agency emergency response drill to practice school evacuation and reunification plans.

The drill was held during the winter break to avoid disrupting classes, with activity taking place at Cherokee High School in Canton, CCSD’s offices in Canton, and First Baptist Church of Woodstock.  Hundreds of law enforcement and public safety officers, volunteer role-players including students and parents, and CCSD employees worked together to act out an emergency scenario at the school, evacuation of the school, and reunification of students and staff with their families at the church.

Summer Discovery Program for Rising 1st - 5th Graders
March 5-13 - Spring Scholastic Book Fair

Class Schedule 

Volunteer Sign Up Genius

book fair 2020

Visit us for the special early opening before S.T.E.M. Night on March 5th from 2:00 - 5:30.

Regular hours will begin on March 9th.

book fair 2020 hours

March 10 - Hot Wheels Skate Night fundraiser for March of Dimes

skate night

March 2 - 6 - National School Breakfast Week

Bascomb has two options for school breakfast! Students can purchase a full breakfast in the cafeteria and we also have a grab and go cart on the 200 hall.  Both offer delicious and nutritious choices.

school bfast week


March 2-6 - Exceptional Children's Week

exceptional children week 2020

Board Briefs: School Board Approves Appointments of New Principals, Leaders for Next School Year 2020 CCSD New Leaders 2 14 20

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 approved the appointments of new Principals and other leaders for next school year.

CCSD Announces Second Annual Support Staff Employees of the Year Awards ssoty announce 2020 2 12 20

The Cherokee County School District next month will present its second annual Support Staff Employees of the Year Awards!

The celebration on March 12 will honor one Support Staff Employee of the Year from each of CCSD’s schools, centers and central office divisions.  Each honoree will be recognized by the Superintendent of Schools and School Board members, receive a plaque and gifts of appreciation, and enjoy a reception with their family and Principal.  

Superintendent, CCSD Named National Award Finalists! most spirited superintendent 2020 2 12 20

The Cherokee County School District and its Superintendent of Schools are finalists for national awards recognizing the best in school spirit and dedication to schools and students!

The Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards celebrate schools, organizations and individuals who “go above and beyond the call of duty to build school pride, student engagement and community spirit.”  

February 10 - 14 Friendship Bracelets for Sale to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

friendship bracelets

CCSD Annual Job Fair Set for Saturday, March 7 job flyer image

The Cherokee County School District will host its annual job fair on Saturday, March 7 for hiring new teachers, bus drivers, school nurses and school nutrition workers.  The District is also looking for psychologists and speech language pathologists.

March 5 - S.T.E.M. Family Night at Bascomb

stem 2020

February 17 - 21 - Winter Break

Feb break 2020



CCSD School Reassignment Applications Accepted February 1-March 1 choices art

The window for school choice reassignments for 2020-21 within the Cherokee County School District is February 1-March 1. This includes applications for CCSD STEM and Fine Arts Academies.

February 3-14 - Kids Heart Challenge

Kids Heart Challenge

February 6 - Counselor Appreciation Day

Counselor day 2020

February 10 - 14 - Animal Shelter Donation Drive

Paws and Claws donation drive 2020

February 7 - Talent Show

Talent show 2020

February 25 - PTA Meeting 6pm

February 25 - PTA Meeting 6pm

February 13 - Peace, Love, & Pizza Night

peace love pizza 2020

February 6 - Class Picture Day

Pic Day 2020

pic day 2020

February 11 - Music Maker's Concert

music makers concert 2020

February 12 - Marco's Pizza Night for 3rd Grade

marcos pizza 3rd grade 2020

Kindergarten & New First Grader Registration

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Kindergarten Registration for 2020-21 Opens Monday, January 27 girls reading

The Cherokee County School District is opening online registration for 2020-21 kindergarten students and first graders new to CCSD on Monday, January 27.  The Registration Gateway allows parents to log in from home via CCSD’s website and get enrollment forms filled out online, rather than filling them out by hand while waiting at a school office.

Meet a CCSD 2020 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!

Mrs. Chandler's Chat Video

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.

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. 

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. 

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

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!

January 31 - Pajama Day for Relay for Life

January 31 - Pajama Day

January 22 - Blood Drive

blood drive jan 2020

March 2020 Specials Calendar

March Specials 2020


January 24 - Bingo Night
January 20 - No School

January 20 - MLK

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

Marcos Night 2nd Grade 2020

January 13 - Report Card Day

January 13 - Report Card Day

January 7 - Students Return


January 23 - Coffee with the Counselors (Digital Safety)

coffee with counselro

January 27 - Coffee with the Counselors (App Awareness)

coffee with counselors

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!

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



Mrs. Chandler Chat Video 12/9

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.

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!

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

Recycle your ink cartridges! Contest ends December 11th!

popcorn party

Recycle your old cell phones by January 17th!

cell phone recycling

December 19 - Etowah Zone Night

etowah zone night

December 21 - January 6 - Holiday Break

December 21 - January 6 - Holiday Break

December 10 & 12 - Music Makers Holiday Performances

December 10 & 12 - Music Makers Holiday Performances

Grade Level Holiday Celebrations

Holiday Celbrations

December 5 - Music Makers

Music Makers Rose Creek

December 6 - Cookies and Cocoa with Santa

Cookies and cocoa 2019

December 9-13 - Holiday Shop for Students

holiday shop 2019

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

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

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 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

November 18 - Cafeteria Staff Appreciation Day

cafe appreciation

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






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

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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). 

November 9 - Books on Blankets Event

BOB Event

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. 

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

crazy hat hair sock day

November 25 - 29 Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break 2019

November 5 - No School for Students (Election Day)

Election Day

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

Canvas HW

Pre-Order your Bascomb Yearbook and Save Money!

yearbook 2019-20

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.”

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. 

October 28 & 29 - Plastic Bag Recycling at Bascomb

plastic bag recycling

Mrs. Chandler's Chat Video

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.

October 21 - 25 - Red Ribbon Week


Red Ribbon Week

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.


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.  

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

October 3 - Braves Day!

Braves Day

October 16 - Bus Driver Appreciation Day

bus driver appreciation

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

menchie's oct 15


menchie's oct 17

October 14 - No School for Students

oct 14 no school

October 10 - PIcture Day Make-UPs

Pic Day Make Ups 2019

Recycling Program Sponsored by Bascomb Girl Scouts

Recycling Program

October 9 - PTA Reflections Awards Ceremony

Reflections Awards 2019

Join us in the Bascomb Cafeteria for the Awards Ceremony!

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.

October 3 - Peace, Love, Pizza Bascomb Night


October 2 - Walk to School Day

walk 2 school 2019

October 1 - PTA Meeting 6pm

pta oct 2019

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.

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.

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

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! 

October Specials Calendar

oct 2019 specials

October 5 - Smile Run to Benefit CCSD Special Education programs

Smile run