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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

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Alyse Chester of Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy! MTT (Oak Grove ES) Chester 11 11 19

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

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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.

Two Authors Visited OGES This Week


AuthorsAuthor Angelique Monet, a local illustrator and author and Robyn Hood Black, illustrator, author, and poet visited OGES this week thanks to co-sponsors Cobb EMC and  Gas South.

OGES Book Character Pumpkin Contest


Students, teachers, and room moms all turned plain, orange, plastic pumpkins into delightful book characters last week. They are now waiting patiently for the winners to be announced. 

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). 

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. 

Ms. Lammers is Growing Artists

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Our 4th grade collaborative art

piece exhibited in finished and

now installed in the OGES front

office. We Oak Grove, & We are

Talented! Let's now take a trip

into our K-5 art classroom to see

what creative pieces they are


A Peak into Ms. Chester's Blended Learning Math Lab

Chester Number Line


Watching these first graders use a number line (all on their own!) while adding and subtracting within 20 thrilled my teacher heart! They were also ecstatic to use Nearpod for the first time.

OGES Technology Competition Team

Our Tech Competition Team is hard at work after school getting ready for the CCSD Technology Competition.TecH clubHere some of the team are shown using Koma Koma, a stop motion animation iPad app. They are using Makey Makey, an electronic invention kit; Mindstorm Lego Robotics, & Photo Production.

Take a Look Inside Ms. Cook's Problem-Solving Lab

1st grade students in the OGES garden pulling up summer plants ready for the fall plantings.Cook;s Garden students

Ms. Cook teaches K-5 students to problem-solve in the context of their science curriculum. 

Meet a 2019 CCSD Support Staff Employee of the Year: Nadia Jones of Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy! ssoty oak grove 10 17 19

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 Oak Grove Elementary School Fine Arts Academy 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year Nadia Jones!

The Support Staff Employee of the Year from every CCSD school and central office division is recognized at an annual ceremony sponsored by the Cherokee County Educational Foundation, and ABM Industry Groups LLC and Credit Union of Georgia. #CCSDfam

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.

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.”

Meet a CCSD 2019 Volunteer of the Year: Katherine Freeman for Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy! voty oak grove 10 15 19

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week... congratulations to Oak Grove Elementary School Fine Arts Academy 2019 Volunteer of the Year Katherine Freeman!

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