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Board Business Briefs: School Board Approves Legislative Priorities CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Nov. 18, approved its 2022 Legislative Partnership Priorities, which advocate for continued local control of public education decisions and the end of State educational funding budget cuts.

Meet a CCSD 2021 Volunteer of the Year: Jacob Carnes of Sequoyah HS! VOTY SHS 21

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Sequoyah High School 2021 Volunteer of the Year: Jacob Carnes! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2021 School Partner of the Year: Capovilla and Williams Law Firm of Mountain Road ES! MRES POTY 21

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to Mountain Road ES 2021 Partner of the Year: Capovilla and Williams Law Firm!

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 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Annette Fountain of Little River ES! LRES SSOTY 21

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here.  Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Little River Elementary School: Annette Fountain! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2021 School Teacher of the Year: Robin Ballew of Macedonia ES! Robin Ballew

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 2021 Macedonia Elementary School Teacher of the Year Robin Ballew!

Macedonia Elementary School Teacher of the Year Robin Ballew from a young age felt called to teach, especially children with special needs.

Congratulations to CCSD's Middle School Academic Bowl Winners! CCSD Academic Bowl 2 11 19 21

Creekland Middle School earned the top trophy at this year’s Cherokee County School District Middle School Academic Bowl!  

Dean Rusk Middle School’s team placed as runner-up at the event this week, which is organized by CCSD’s Office of Curriculum & Instruction and sponsored by the Cherokee County Educational Foundation.  

Meet a CCSD 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Irinda Lundeen of Liberty ES! LES SSOTY 21

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here.  Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Liberty Elementary School: Irinda Lundeen! #CCSDfam 

Meet a CCSD 2021 Volunteer of the Year: CMS PTSA Executive Board of Creekland MS! CMS VOTY 21

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Creekland Middle School 2021 Volunteer of the Year: CMS PTSA Executive Board! #CCSDfam

CCSD Celebrates National Educational Support Professionals Day! ESPD

Today is National Educational Support Professionals Day ... thank you to all CCSD employees who support our teachers and students by keeping our schools safe, healthy and operating smoothly. #CCSDfam #EducationalSupportProfessionalsDay #WeLoveOurESPs

Meet a CCSD 2021 School Partner of the Year: Rotary Club of Woodstock of Oak Grove ES STEAM Academy! OGES POTY 21

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to Oak Grove ES STEAM Academy 2021 Partner of the Year: Rotary Club of Woodstock!

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 the CCSD Teacher - Michelle Kozak of Hickory Flat ES! MTT_Hickory Flat ES (Kozak) 11 15 21

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

Meet a CCSD 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Kortney Dempsey of Tippens EC! TEC SSOTY 21

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here.  Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Tippens Education Center: Kortney Dempsey! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2021 School Teacher of the Year: Stephanie Telaro of Little River ES! Stephanie Telaro

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 2021 Little Elementary School Teacher of the Year Stephanie Telaro!

Little Elementary School Teacher of the Year Stephanie Telaro knows firsthand the struggles some of her students face.

Meet a CCSD 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year: John Chadwick from the Transportation Department! TD SSOTY 21

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here.  Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year for the CCSD Transportation Department: John Chadwick! #CCSDfam

CCSD Celebrates Veterans Day with Lessons, Observances CCSD Veterans Day Thank You

Cherokee County School District students have been learning about and honoring veterans this week, with observances continuing today on Veterans Day. Thank you to all the veterans in our community! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2021 Volunteer of the Year: Melissa Fournier of Teasley MS! TMS VOTY 21

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Teasley Middle School 2021 Volunteer of the Year: Melissa Fournier! #CCSDfam

CCSD Leaders Tour New i-Grad, C3 Academies igrad tour

CCSD Leadership toured the ACTIVE Academies campus recently,  where two new programs were added for 2021-22 to give high school students additional flexibility and choices for their education.  i-Grad Virtual Academy and C3 Academy joined ACE Academy and Transition Academy on the campus this year, located on Knox Bridge Highway in Canton, greatly expanding the opportunities for high school students looking at alternatives to the traditional classroom or college/career path.

Misinformation About CCSD and COVID-19 Vaccines CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

Please be advised that false rumors are deliberately being spread in our community about CCSD and COVID-19 vaccinations.  CCSD is NOT holding ANY COVID-19 vaccination events for our students at our schools or elsewhere.  

Meet a CCSD 2021 School Partner of the Year: Education First Fund Realty Team of Johnston ES JES POTY

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to Johnston ES 2021 Partner of the Year: Education First Fund Realty Team!

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 School Nurse Honored by Governor with Georgia RISE Award CCSD Georgia RISE Award Winner 11 9 21

A Cherokee County School District school nurse has been honored by the Governor with the prestigious Georgia RISE (Recognizing Inspirational School Employees) Award!

Oak Grove Elementary School STEAM Academy School Nurse Nadia Jones is one of only two Georgians selected by Governor Brian P. Kemp for the award, which honors school support staff.

Meet the CCSD Teacher - John Murnan of Etowah HS! MTT_Etowah HS (Murnan) 11 8 21

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

CCSD Leaders Tour Oak Grove ES STEAM Academy STEAM design image

CCSD School Board Members and District leaders recently toured Oak Grove ES STEAM Academy to get an overview of how the school is blending STEM into its Fine Arts instruction.  Oak Grove ES is the District's first STEAM academy, adding a new component to the District's Academies program, which was founded in 2012. 

CCSD Announces Fourth Annual Support Staff Employees of the Year Awards CCSD Support Staff 11 8 21.

The Cherokee County School District next month will celebrate excellent service at its fourth annual Support Staff Employees of the Year Awards!

The recognition ceremony on December 2 will honor one Support Staff Employee of the Year from each of CCSD’s schools, centers and central office divisions.  Each honoree will be congratulated by the Superintendent of Schools and School Board members and receive a plaque and gifts of appreciation before an audience of honorees and their families, Principals and CCSD leaders.

Meet a 2021-22 Student Delegate to the School Board: Lillie Cate Ergle of Cherokee HS! CHS Delegate 21-22

Every school year, each CCSD high school selects one Student Delegate to the School Board to represent the student voice. One Delegate is named the Student Advisor and sits with the Board at its meetings. We’ll introduce you to them all this year! #CCSDfam!

Meet a CCSD 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Gladys Stubbs of Holly Springs ES STEM Academy! HSES SSOTY 21

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here.  Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Holly Springs STEM Academy: Gladys Stubbs! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2021 School Teacher of the Year: Tracy Wagoner of Liberty ES! Tracy Wagoner

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 2021 Liberty Elementary School Teacher of the Year Tracy Wagoner!

Liberty Elementary School 2021 Teacher of the Year Tracy Wagoner has been a teacher for her whole life.

Meet a CCSD 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Maria Hicks of Indian Knoll ES! ikes ssoty 21

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here.  Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Indian Knoll ES: Maria Hicks! #CCSDfam

CCSD Connections Newsletter for November & Nov. 19 DLD Announcement CCSD Connections newsletter image November 2021

The November 2021 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.  Thank you to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia! #CCSDfam 

Meet a CCSD 2021 Volunteer of the Year: Kim Cordrey of CCSD Preschool Centers! ccsdpsc voty 21

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to CCSD Preschool Centers 2021 Volunteer of the Year: Kim Cordrey! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2021 School Partner of the Year: Credit Union of Georgia of Hickory Flat ES! HFES POTY 21

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to Hickory Flat ES 2021 Partner of the Year: Credit Union of Georgia!

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 Honors Retired Educators with "Learning from Legends Video" CCSD logo screen

The Cherokee County School Board proclaimed Sunday, Nov. 7, as Retired Educators Day in recognition of the outstanding service by educators during their careers and their continued service as volunteers.  As part of CCSD’s partnership with the Cherokee Retired Educators Association, since 2015 we have recorded Storycorps-inspired oral history interviews with select retired educators to celebrate Retired Educators Day.  The trailer for this year’s “Learning from Legends: Retired Educators Share Their Wisdom” video, featuring Jim Brookshire, Les Conley and Dr. Janice Fuller, is above.  The full hour-long video, as well as several videos from past years, are on the CCSD YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/CherokeeGASchools  In its proclamation, the School Board asked “students, staff and the community to reflect upon and show appreciation for the contributions of educators in their lives” … please thank a retired educator today! #CCSDfam

Meet the CCSD Teacher: Claire Hexom of Free Home ES! MTT_Free Home ES (Hexom) 11 1 21

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

Meet a CCSD 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Ana Vescio of Woodstock ES! WES SSOTY 21

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here.  Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Woodstock ES: Ana Vescio! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2021 School Teacher of the Year: Jill Oliver of Knox ES STEM Academy! Jill Oliver

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 2021 Knox ES STEM Academy Teacher of the Year Jill Oliver!

New Agri-Science Lab at Creekview Expands Career Options for Students sign

A new agri-science lab on the Creekview HS campus is allowing students to learn new skills and think about possible career paths, thanks to Ed SPLOST construction dollars. 

Meet a CCSD 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Renee McClelland of Woodstock MS! WMS SSOTY 21

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here.  Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Woodstock MS: Renee McClelland! #CCSDfam

Newest Ed SPLOST Projects Add Space and Amenities for Woodstock MS and HS WMS tour

CCSD School Board members toured the new classroom addition at Woodstock Middle School as well as the new auxiliary gymnasium at Woodstock High School Oct. 22 to see the School District's latest Ed SPLOST funded projects. 

Meet a CCSD 2021 Volunteer of the Year: Gwen Parker of Holly Springs ES STEM Academy! HSES VOTY 21

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Holly Springs ES STEM Academy 2021 Volunteer of the Year: Gwen Parker! #CCSDfam

CCSD Named Finalist for Governance Team of the Year Award CCSD 2021 Governance Team of the Year State Finalist 10 14 21

The Cherokee County School District has been named a finalist for the 2021 Governance Team of the Year Award presented by the Georgia School Boards Association!
 
Three awards are presented annually to recognize top School Boards and Superintendents of Schools for outstanding leadership and dedication to continuous improvement.  One winner is selected in three categories based on school district enrollment: small, 1-3,000 students; medium, 3,001-10,000 students; and large, 10,000+ students.  

CCSD Theatre Programs Announce 2021-22 Season CCSD 2021-22 Theatre Season

The curtain will rise next month for the Cherokee County School District's 2021-22 theatre season! 

All CCSD high schools, as well as select middle schools and the districtwide Academy Street Theatre Group program for elementary through high school students, will present shows throughout the school year. 

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