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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.”  

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Our next Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the media center from March 27 through April 3!  The theme is “Jungle Book Fair: Elephants, Tigers, and Books, Oh My!” 


Here are our hours of operation.

Friday, March 27: 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Monday, March 30: 8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Tuesday, March 31: 8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Wednesday, April 1: 8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Thursday, April 2: 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Friday, April 3: 7:15 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

March 19 – April 1: online ordering at



Our teachers will put together wish boxes of books that they would like to add to their classroom libraries.  Please consider purchasing one of these titles for your child’s class!


Our book fair needs lots of volunteers to be a success!  Please contact our media specialist Jennifer Lewis at jennifer.lewis@cherokeek12.net if you are interested in helping.

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.

Congratulations to CCSD's 2020 Reading Bowl Winners! 2020 CCSD Reading Bowl - Indian Knoll ES

Congratulations to the winners of the annual CCSD Reading Bowl!  

CCSD Students Excel at Tech Fair, Advancing to State! gastc logo

Cherokee County School District students excelled in this year’s Student Technology Competition, with 53 placing first at Regions! 

The statewide Georgia Student Technology Competition program includes 16 categories of competition for students in Grades 3-12. Three hundred and thirty-seven students put their technology skills to the test at the Piedmont Regional Technology Competition recently held at Woodstock MS: School. 

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.

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.

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.

PTA News Flash - January

Our PTA does an excellent job keeping us up-to-date on upcoming events at IKES! Check out this super informative newsletter from our PTA! 

Meet a 2019 CCSD Support Staff Employee of the Year: Tammy Grummer of Indian Knoll ES! ssoty ikes 1 16 20

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize one here every week. Please join us in thanking and congratulating Indian Knoll Elementary School Support Staff Employee of the Year Tammy Grummer!

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Our IKES Chorus students are spreading holiday cheer! 

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



November Employee of the Month - Chelsea Magee teachers

Chelsea Magee is a Special Education teacher who works collaboratively with our homeroom teachers to assist our students across all curriculum content areas. Mrs. Magee is very flexible and is always willing to help a teammate or drop everything for a child at a moments notice. Her calm nature and determination to always do what is best for our students is admirable. We appreciate her today and throughout the year for her dedication to IKES. Chelsea was awarded downtown Woodstock Bucks from our Partner In Education, The Premier Group- Keller Williams as well as a treat from our PTA. We are thankful for you!

October Employee of the Month teacher

Congratulations to 5th grade teacher, Megan Malecek on being named as the October Employee of the Month! We appreciate Mrs. Malecek's dedication to the learning of her students and are grateful to have her as part of the IKES Staff.

Day of Awesomeness at IKES students

Would you like to see pics from our Day of Awesomeness? Check out our Photo Gallery for all the pics! It was definitely an awesome time!

September Employee of the Month - Angela Barnes teachers

Congratulations to 4th Grade Teacher Angela Barnes who is the Indian Knoll Elementary School Staff Member of the Month for September. Ms. Barnes recently transformed her room into a football stadium and students worked to complete their English Language Arts Playbook! She divided the day into four quarters- each focused on a different ELA standard. The student engagement was amazing, and the students had an excellent time learning and collaborating. She also recently took initiative to construct an interactive instructional pacing guide for her teammates. Angela always goes the extra mile to make learning interactive. We are so fortunate to have her as a valued part of our Firebird family. She was presented a Woodstock Bucks gift certificate from Partner in Education TPG Keller Williams, and an additional treat from our IKES PTA. Keep up the great work Angela!  We are super proud of your efforts. 

August Employee of the Month - Mrs. Snelson teachers

IKES August Employee of the month is Chrissy Snelson!! We are so proud of her and all she does!! #Fabulousfirebirds


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