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Meet a CCSD 2022 School Partner of the Year: Gotcha Covered of Etowah High School! EHS POTY 22

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here – congratulations to Etowah High School 2022 Partner of the Year: Gotcha Covered!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction #CCSDfam

CCSD School Nutrition Wins Top Award for Outstanding Service CCSD School Nutrition Golden Radish Award logo 10 4 22

The Cherokee County School District has again earned a top state honor for providing outstanding meals and service to students!

CCSD’s School Nutrition program, which serves 5 million meals each year in school cafeterias, won the Golden Radish Award from the Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Division.  

Meet the CCSD Teacher: Makay Morgan of Holly Springs ES STEM Academy! MTT_Holly Springs ES (Morgan) 10 3 22

We’re proud of our CCSD family’s dedicated teachers … and every week, you’ll get to know one of them better through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam

CCSD Celebrates Georgia Pre-K Week! Georgia PreK Week 2022

It's Georgia Pre-K Week, and we’re honoring 30 years of Georgia’s Pre-K Program! CCSD added a new classroom at Holly Springs ES STEM Academy this school year, and we now serve 220 Georgia Lottery Pre-K students in 10 classrooms at six elementary school campuses. This year's official Georgia Pre-K Week book is “Hey, Georgia” which encourages us to celebrate all that makes our state (and us!) unique. Author Malcolm Mitchell shares a special message to kick off the week with us at https://youtu.be/pnO5N4yjd9s #GaPreKWeek

Meet the Student Advisor: Carson Heath of Creekview HS! CVHS Delegate 22

Every school year, each CCSD high school selects one Student Delegate to the School Board to represent the student voice. One Delegate is named the Student Advisor and sits with the Board at its meetings. We’ll introduce you to them all this year! #CCSDfam!

Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Christina Parker of Knox ES STEM Academy! Knox- Christina Parker

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week ... please help us celebrate 2022 Knox Elementary School STEM Academy Teacher of the Year Christina Parker!

Knox Elementary School STEM Academy Teacher of the Year Christina Parker grew up as the daughter of an immigrant and understands the importance of helping every child to feel welcome.

CCSD Educators Wins Top State Awards for PE Teachers 2022 Georgia PE Teacher of the Year Awards 9 30 22

Four Cherokee County School District educators have earned top state awards for physical education teachers!

Jason Bermudez of Indian Knoll Elementary School has been named the Georgia Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.  The three teachers who make up the PE department for Liberty Elementary School -- Jose Lago, Rick Myers and Lucy Pence -- together earned the association’s Award of Excellence in Physical Education.

Meet a CCSD 2022 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Tammie Hunter of CCSD's Office of Financial Management! OFM 22 SSOTY

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here. Please join us in congratulating the 2022 Support Staff Employee of the Year for CCSD’s Office of Financial Management: Tammie Hunter! #CCSDfam

CCSD Pathway Profiles: Welding WELDING CTAE 2022 (1)

The Cherokee County School District offers 38 Career Pathway high school programs, which provide students with a wide selection of job exploration and preparation electives.  Through CCSD Pathway Profiles, we’ll regularly share highlights with you from one of these programs.  This week’s profile focuses on welding, which is offered at Cherokee High School and, new for this school year, also is offered at Creekview HS as an after-school dual enrollment program with Chattahoochee Technical College.

CCSD School Named Microsoft Showcase School for Second Year Indian Knoll ES 2022-23 Microsoft Showcase 9 29 22

Indian Knoll Elementary School for the second consecutive year has earned a global honor recognizing its dedication to effectively using technology for teaching and learning!

The school has been selected by Microsoft as a 2022-23 Microsoft Showcase School in honor of its successful use of educational technology to benefit students and teachers.  Only 43 U.S. schools were selected as Showcase Schools, and only two Georgia schools were named to the list.

Meet a CCSD 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Mark Lucas of Sequoyah HS! SHS VOTY 22

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Sequoyah High School 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Mark Lucas! #CCSDfam

Meet the Police Officer: Tyler Thomas of Freedom MS! Meet the Police Officer - FMS - Thomas 9 27 2

The Cherokee County School District’s Police Department is dedicated to serving and protecting our students and staff every day. We’re thankful for their service and will regularly introduce you to our officers through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam #SafeCherokee

CCSD Class of 2022 Outscores State & Nation on SAT 2022 SAT INFOGRAPHIC

Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2022 outscored the state and nation on the SAT college entrance exam, according to results released today by the College Board.

The CCSD Class of 2022 earned an average total score of 1091 on the curriculum-based college entrance and placement exam.  CCSD’s score exceeds the national public school average by 63 points and the State by 39 points and ranks CCSD in the top 10% of districts statewide.  

Meet a CCSD 2022 School Partner of the Year: Taekwondo of Woodstock of Little River Elementary School! LRES POTY 22

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here – congratulations to Little River Elementary School 2022 Partner of the Year: Taekwondo of Woodstock!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction #CCSDfam

Meet the CCSD Teacher: Brandy Mitchell of River Ridge HS! MTT_River Ridge HS (Mitchell) 9 26 22

We’re proud of our CCSD family’s dedicated teachers … and every week, you’ll get to know one of them better through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam

CCSD Students Honored with National College Board Awards CollegeBoard logo

The College Board has honored 88 Cherokee County School District students through its National Recognition Programs awards!

CCSD’s honorees are among the only 62,000 students from across the country being recognized for their academic success.  To be considered for recognition, students must have a GPA of at least 3.5 and either exceptional test scores placing them in the top 10% in their state on the 2021 PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10, or scores of 3 or higher on two of more 2022 Advanced Placement (AP) exams and meet recognition guidelines.  

Join the #CCSDfam as a Teacher for Deaf/Hearing Impaired Students! Job ad interpreter DHH 9 26 22

The Cherokee County School District is seeking an interpreter for deaf and hearing impaired students!  This position offers a competitive compensation package with outstanding benefits, a balanced school calendar, a wonderful work environment and caring team, and opportunities for professional development and advancement.  Join the #CCSDfam & apply now: visit www.cherokeek12.net and click Jobs @ CCSD.  Questions?  Contact CCSD Recruiter Lindsay.Bowley@cherokeek12.net and 770.704.4256.

Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Paige Chandler of Johnston ES! Johnston- Paige Chandler

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week ... please help us celebrate 2022 Johnston Elementary School Teacher of the Year Paige Chandler!

Johnston Elementary School Teacher of the Year Paige Chandler teaches in the “heart” of the school: the media center.

Meet a CCSD 2022 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Michelle Helvey of Boston ES! Boston SSOTY 22

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here.  Please join us in congratulating the 2022 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Boston ES: Michelle Helvey! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Ann Farmer of Carmel ES! Carmel VOTY 22

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Carmel Elementary School 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Ann Farmer! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2022 School Partner of the Year: Allegro Business Products of L.R. Tippens Education Center! TEC POTY 22

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to L.R. Tippens Education Center 2022 Partner of the Year: Allegro Business Products!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction #CCSDfam

Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Tara Costello of Indian Knoll ES! Indian Knoll- Tara Costello

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week ... please help us celebrate 2022 Indian Knoll Elementary School Teacher of the Year Tara Costello!

As a child, Indian Knoll Elementary School Teacher of the Year Tara Costello’s extended family experienced many challenging times.

Board Business Briefs: Annual School Improvement Plans Approved

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday approved the annual school improvement plans for all CCSD schools.

As part of the district’s plan to continuously improve schools, every school is required to prepare an improvement plan for each new school year.  

Every school is required, as part of its plan, to establish two three-year specific measurable goals to improve student achievement.  The plan must include research-based strategies addressing student learning at all learning levels, teacher professional development plans, timelines for student learning intervention strategies and explain how student learning progression will be monitored and measured.

Meet a CCSD 2022 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Donna Mele of Ball Ground ES STEM Academy! BGES SSOTY 22

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here.  Please join us in congratulating the 2022 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Ball Ground ES STEM Academy: Donna Mele! #CCSDfam

CCSD Pathway Profiles: Engineering Drafting and Design and Architectural Drafting and Design CCSD Pathway Profiles: Engineering Drafting and Design and Architectural Drafting and Design

The Cherokee County School District offers 38 Career Pathway high school programs, which provide students with a wide selection of job exploration and preparation electives.  Through CCSD Pathway Profiles, we’ll regularly share highlights with you from one of these programs.  This week’s profile focuses on Engineering Drafting and Design and Architectural Drafting and Design, which is offered at Sequoyah High School and Etowah High School.

CCSD Earns International Recognition for Excellence in Education CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

The Cherokee County School District has earned international recognition for excellence in education!

The district is one of only 38 school districts in the world to today be named a 2022 Cognia School System of Distinction by the international accreditation organization.

CCSD High School Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists 2023 National Merit Semifinalists 9 14 22

Five Cherokee County School District high school seniors today were named 2023 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists!

They are: of Cherokee HS, Griffen C. Bon and Braden R. Flournoy; of Creekview HS, Kylie A. Buchanan; of Etowah HS, Ty S. Phillips; and of Sequoyah HS, Paige L. Falcomata.  Less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors earn National Merit Semifinalist recognition. 

Meet a CCSD 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Melissa Owens of Knox ES STEM Academy! KES VOTY 22

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Knox ES STEM Academy 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Melissa Owens! #CCSDfam

Meet the Police Officer: Patty Garcia of Dean Rusk MS! Meet the Police Officer - Garcia - DRMS 9 14 22

The Cherokee County School District’s Police Department is dedicated to serving and protecting our students and staff every day. We’re thankful for their service and will regularly introduce you to our officers through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam #SafeCherokee

Meet a CCSD 2022 School Partner of the Year: Rotary Club of Woodstock of Oak Grove ES STEAM Academy! oges poty 22

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to Oak Grove ES STEAM Academy 2022 Partner of the Year: Rotary Club of Woodstock!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction #CCSDfam

Meet the CCSD Teacher: Lia Bobo of Dean Rusk MS! MTT_Dean Rusk MS (Bobo) 9 12 22

We’re proud of our CCSD family’s dedicated teachers … and every week, you’ll get to know one of them better through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD Homegrown Hero - Dr. Richard Carnes! HGH RC

Some of our most extraordinary students are now some of our most extraordinary employees! Here, we will regularly celebrate CCSD alums who are now CCSD employees … meet a Homegrown Hero! #CCSDfam

Meet a 2022 School Teacher of the Year: Karen Schnell of Holly Springs ES STEM Academy! Holly Springs- Karen Schnell

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the story of a school’s Teacher of the Year every week ... please help us celebrate 2022 Holly Springs Elementary School STEM Academy Teacher of the Year Karen Schnell!

Meet a CCSD 2022 Support Staff Employee of the Year: David Ammons of CCSD's Department of Transporation! Trans SSOTY 22

We greatly value the outstanding support staff in our schools and central office divisions, which is why we recognize them here.  Please join us in congratulating the 2022 Support Staff Employee of the Year for CCSD’s Department of Transportation: David Ammons! #CCSDfam 

CCSD Connections Parent Newsletter September Edition Now Online image CCSD Connections parent newsletter September 2022

The September edition of the CCSD Connections parent newsletter now is online at https://bit.ly/CCSDconnections with the latest CCSD news, including the announcement of an Oct. 12 Digital Learning Day for high school students not taking the PSAT or SAT at school that day.  

CCSD Pathway Profiles - Law Enforcement Services and Forensic Science Pathway Profiles - Law Enforcement Services and Forensic Science

The Cherokee County School District offers 38 Career Pathway high school programs, which provide students with a wide selection of job exploration and preparation electives.  Through CCSD Pathway Profiles, we’ll regularly share highlights with you from one of these programs.  This week’s profile focuses on the Law Enforcement Services and Forensic Science program, which is offered at Cherokee HS, Creekview HS and River Ridge HS.

Meet a CCSD 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Robert Moore of Creekland MS! CMS VOTY 22

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Creekland Middle School 2022 Volunteer of the Year: Robert Moore! #CCSDfam

Meet the Police Officer: Christopher Shaw of Cherokee HS! Meet the Police Officer - Shaw - CHS 9 7 22

The Cherokee County School District’s Police Department is dedicated to serving and protecting our students and staff every day. We’re thankful for their service and will regularly introduce you to our officers through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam #SafeCherokee

Microsoft Recognizes 36 CCSD Educators as Instructional Technology Experts MIE Expert logo

Microsoft Education has recognized 36 Cherokee County School District teachers and staff as among the nation’s top instructional technology experts!

They have been named to the 2022-23 class of Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEE).  The technology company selected only 830 educators, support staff and school and school district leaders nationwide, considered among the best at understanding how technology can improve learning, for this elite recognition. 

Meet a CCSD 2022 School Partner of the Year: Guthrie's of Liberty Elementary School! LES POTY 22

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to Liberty Elementary School 2022 Partner of the Year: Guthrie’s!

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content/ccsd-school-partnerships) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction #CCSDfam

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