"Educating the Emerging Generation"
Cherokee County GA School District
REMINDER: The summer schedule for our #CCSDserves to-go meal distribution by CCSD School Nutrition begins Monday, June 1! Some locations and times have changed – check the flier above for details. Please remember: a child must be present to receive a bag; do not come sick; do not stay at the site after picking up food. More information is posted at bit.ly/CCSDserves Thank you! #CCSDfam
Four longtime Cherokee County School District leaders have retired this year following successful careers of service to the community.
Congratulations to this year’s retiring senior staff: Deputy Superintendent and Chief Operations Officer Trey Olson, Executive Director for Administrative Leadership Beth P. Long, Director of Facility Maintenance Ronald Barnes, and Supervisor of Facility Maintenance Randy Evans.
The Cherokee County School District is celebrating its educators and support staff who are retiring after exemplary service!
To help parents keep their children on track for a great start back to school, CCSD has created a Summer Learning Adventure website of vetted resources for students of all ages!
The Cherokee County School Board during its May meeting, which was held this evening virtually and streamed online, heard school reopening plans and a budget update.
The Cherokee County School District is celebrating four of its outstanding special education team members!
Four members of the Department of Special Education received its top annual honors during a ceremony on Monday held virtually online.
On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised of the following updates:
GRADUATES: The Superintendent has authorized a special #2020CCSDGrads recognition for the Class of 2020 on Friday, May 29. As part of the last weekly observance when our high school football stadiums are illuminated for 20 minutes at 8:20 p.m. (20:20 military time) on Fridays, we will hold Class of 2020 parades at the schools from 7 to 9 p.m. Principals will send more information about this event to the parents of seniors. Graduates will drive through a pick-up area for honor cords, medals and other special regalia and, as a gift to every senior from their Principal, each will receive an embroidered school patch to affix to their keepsake graduation robes. These patches, which have adhesive backing, feature the same design as those on the rental gowns used for past commencement ceremonies.
The Cherokee County School District has earned national recognition for its effective use of educational technology!
The District has been selected by the District Administration educational leadership organization as the Districts of Distinction award winner in the Educational Technology category.
A school in the first week of May overflows with joy and appreciation.
Children march through the door carrying carefully wrapped packages – plenty of coffee mugs, yes, but also handmade treasures. Teachers enjoy catered lunches and desserts baked up by PTA volunteers. Hallways glitter with Teacher Appreciation Week posters, and the celebration spills over to social media, where we scroll through tributes to teachers of today and yesterday.
While Cherokee County School District schools and office remain closed, registration for students new to CCSD for the 2020-21 school year is underway.
On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised that Gov. Brian Kemp has extended his closure of all schools statewide through the close of the school year. This announcement also cancels all events scheduled to take place at CCSD schools, all CCSD special events and extra-curricular activities, and all community leases of CCSD facilities through May 31, 2020. Over the coming days, the Superintendent and staff will develop recommendations for School Board approval regarding operations and programming for the remainder of the year. This will include time-sensitive topics such as the completion of the academic year, final grades and graduation. In the interim, CCSD will continue Digital Learning Days; Spring Break (April 6-10) will be observed as scheduled with no Digital Learning Days. #SafeCherokee
Thanks to Delana Crook, Etowah High School Alumnus, who collected and dropped off groceries for our new food pantry.
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.
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.