"Educating the Emerging Generation"
Cherokee County GA School District
It's National School Psychology Awareness Week! We greatly appreciate all that our CCSD school psychologists do to help our students succeed. #CCSDfam
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
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.
Author 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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
Our Tech Competition Team is hard at work after school getting ready for the CCSD Technology Competition.Here 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.
1st grade students in the OGES garden pulling up summer plants ready for the fall plantings.
Ms. Cook teaches K-5 students to problem-solve in the context of their science curriculum.
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
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.
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.”
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!