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Today is PTA Day in CCSD! PTA Day CCSD 2020

Today is PTA Day in CCSD, as proclaimed by the Cherokee County School Board! We appreciate our PTA and its volunteers who give so much of their time, talent, treasure and hearts to support our students, staff and schools. More: #CCSDfam

CCSD Conducts Multi-Agency Emergency Response Drill CCSD Emergency Response Drill 1 2 21 20

The Cherokee County School District on Thursday conducted a multi-agency emergency response drill to practice school evacuation and reunification plans.

The drill was held during the winter break to avoid disrupting classes, with activity taking place at Cherokee High School in Canton, CCSD’s offices in Canton, and First Baptist Church of Woodstock.  Hundreds of law enforcement and public safety officers, volunteer role-players including students and parents, and CCSD employees worked together to act out an emergency scenario at the school, evacuation of the school, and reunification of students and staff with their families at the church.

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.”  

Congratulations to the Etowah Zone Counselor of the Year: Janeen Bastin of Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy! coty ehs zone 2020 - Janeen Bastin - Oak grove es

Congratulations to a CCSD 2020 Innovation Zone Counselor of the Year! Thank you to all CCSD counselors for the impact you make in our community! #CCSDfam #CCSDcares #NSCW2020

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.

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.

Etowah High School Alumnus Gives Back

Delana CrookThanks to Delana Crook, Etowah High School Alumnus, who collected and dropped off groceries for our new food pantry.


CCSD Georgia Lottery Pre-K Enrollment Begins in February RM Moore Pre-K 2

Open enrollment for the Cherokee County School District’s Georgia Lottery Pre-K Classes program begins in February!

Reminder: Use SafeSchools Alert to Report Safety Concerns Safe Schools

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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



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. 

Ms. Lammers is Growing Artists

4th art

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. 

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