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AMES Boosterthon was Great Success! Mr. Fuller in Horse Costume

News from the PTA:

AMES is the BEST!  Thank you to everyone who was able to come out today to volunteer or just to cheer on our runners!  The kids had a fantastic time and we EXCEEDED OUR GOAL!!!  We’re still seeing a few pledges come in online and we’ll do our final funds raised count after the Booster team enters all our lap totals, but regardless of where that winds up, as of right now we’re at $31,376!!!

We are simply amazed at the generosity of this community.  Without engaged families, phenomenal teachers & administrators, and dedicated volunteers, we simply wouldn’t be able to tackle big projects like these to improve our school & children’s educational experience. Thank you!

And thank you to Buffy Rackley and Nicole Reese for chairing this year’s run and to Liz McGuire and Kelly Greenwalt for all your help!

As we work over the next month to finalize plans for the canopy purchase and installation, we will keep everyone informed along the way! 

Woohoo!  Go AMES!

Top Class K-2nd:

McGowan - congrats!  McGowan’s Money Makers lived up to their team name!  We will work with you following the break to schedule your class party at Petit Artist!

Top Class 3rd-5th:

Green - congrats!  Green’s team really brought in that green... cash that is!  We will work with you following the break to schedule your class party at Petit Artist!

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.

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! 

CCSD Transportation Department Recertified for National Blue Seal of Excellence!  ASE logo 2019

The CCSD Transportation Department has earned recertification of its prestigious National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Blue Seal of Excellence!

CCSD in 2015 became one of the first school systems in the State to obtain this level of certification, and just learned that this important seal of approval has been extended again based on a close review of its staff’s knowledge and practices.

Board Briefs: School Board Approves New Strategic Plan Based on Community Input Blueprint 20-24 Five Priority Areas

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 approved Blueprint, a new long-range plan for the Cherokee County School District’s continued success, developed based on community input. 

The creation of the new five-year strategic plan, which is posted here, evolved over six months of meetings with students, families, teachers, support staff, business and community partners to determine what matters most to them and how CCSD could better serve them.

Summer Reading Made a Splash at the Mill! Mr. Fuller gets hit by water balloon

At the end of the school year, Arnold Mill Elementary School Principal Daniel Fuller and Media Specialist Jacquie Zaski challenged students to read books over the summer.

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