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Bascomb ES Mom Squashes the Competition! squash the competition

Bascomb ES mom Christen Winkelman won the CCSD School Nutrition Parent Recipe contest with her entry of a casserole (entitled "Squash the Competition Sweet Casserole") that bested 60 other appetizing ways to prepare squash, the Georgia Organics' Farm-to-School Month's vegetable of the year. 

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: LaTonya McGruder of Sixes ES! sixes es toty 2019

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 Sixes Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year LaTonya McGruder!
 

CCSD Celebrates Georgia Pre-K Week with Special Guests and Partners group photo of teachers and students

CCSD schools celebrated Georgia Pre-K week with visits from school partners and special guests.  CCSD provides multiple programs for students who have not reached kindergarten age, including Georgia Lottery funded Pre-kindergarten, Head Start for 4-year-olds, and preschool programs for 3 and 4-year-olds.  

Learn More About CCSD's Blueprint Strategic Plan Blueprint 20-24 Five Priority Areas

Want to learn more about what's next for CCSD? 

The Cherokee County School Board recently approved CCSD Blueprint: a long-range plan for continued success.  This strategic plan will guide CCSD's work for the next five years.  You can learn more about Blueprint, and keep up with CCSD's progress in accomplishing the goals set by the plan, by visiting this new webpage.

Meet a 2019 CCSD Support Staff Employee of the Year: June Pollack of Etowah HS! ssoty ehs 10 10 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 Etowah High School 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year June Pollack!

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
 

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: Help A Child Ministry for Clayton ES! poty clayton es 10 9 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week -- congratulations to Clayton Elementary School 2019 Partner of the Year Help A Child Ministry!

The Partner of the Year from every CCSD school is recognized at an annual ceremony sponsored by the Cherokee County Educational Foundation. 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!
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Meet a CCSD School Police Officer: Ryan Bleisath of Teasley MS! meet officer teasley MS 10 8 19

The Cherokee County School District’s School Police Department is dedicated to serving and protecting our students and staff every day. We’re thankful for their service, and every week, you’ll get to know one of them better through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam #SafeCherokee

Meet a CCSD 2019 Volunteer of the Year: Cynthia Tunon of Woodstock MS! voty wms 10 8 19

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week... congratulations to Woodstock Middle School 2019 Volunteer of the Year Cynthia Tunon!

The Volunteer of the Year from every CCSD school is recognized at an annual ceremony sponsored by the Cherokee County Educational Foundation. Do you volunteer to help a CCSD school? Contact the Principal of your local school (http://cherokeek12.net/schools/) to learn how you can help! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Misty Harper of Dean Rusk MS! MTT (Dean Rusk MS) Harper 10 7 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

Athletes and Volunteers Make a Great Team for Special Olympics Awareness Games athletes on field course

Hundreds of athletes and volunteers participated in the CCSD Special Olympics Awareness Games on Friday morning at River Ridge High School.  

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Paul Peacock of Sequoyah HS! Sequoyah HS

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 Sequoyah High School 2019 Teacher of the Year Paul Peacock!

Sequoyah High School teacher Paul Peacock definitely wants his students to leave his class at the end of the year more knowledgeable about U.S. history.

CCSD Connections Newsletter for October Now Online Connections newsletter image October 2019

The October edition of the CCSD Connections parent e-newsletter now online here is filled with important information including an update on CCSD’s Digital Learning Day plan for inclement weather.  Thanks to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia. #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Dottie Townsend for R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy! ssoty rm moore 10 3 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 R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year Dottie Townsend!

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 SAT Scores Rank Second in Metro Atlanta, Top 10 in Georgia SAT infographic

Additional data released this week by the Georgia Department of Education shows CCSD's Class of 2019 scored among the highest in the state on the SAT. 

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: Northside Hospital Cherokee for Creekland MS! poty cms 10 2 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week -- congratulations to Creekland Middle School 2019 Partner of the Year Northside Hospital Cherokee!

The Partner of the Year from every CCSD school is recognized at an annual ceremony sponsored by the Cherokee County Educational Foundation. 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!
#CCSDfam

CCSD Surprises Four CCSD Teacher of the Year Finalists! TOTY ACCENT 2

The Cherokee County School District today surprised four teachers with the news they are CCSD Teacher of the Year Finalists!

Meet a CCSD School Police Officer: Beth Jeffreys of Creekland MS! meet the officer Creekland MS - Beth Jeffreys 10 1 19

The Cherokee County School District’s School Police Department is dedicated to serving and protecting our students and staff every day. We’re thankful for their service, and every week, you’ll get to know one of them better through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam #SafeCherokee

Meet a CCSD 2019 Volunteer of the Year: Heather Crachi of Mountain Road ES! voty Mountain Road ES 10 1 19

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week... congratulations to Mountain Road Elementary School 2019 Volunteer of the Year Heather Crachi!

The Volunteer of the Year from every CCSD school is recognized at an annual ceremony sponsored by the Cherokee County Educational Foundation. Do you volunteer to help a CCSD school? Contact the Principal of your local school (http://cherokeek12.net/schools/) to learn how you can help! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Michelle Perona of Sixes ES! MTT (Sixes ES) Perona 9 30 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

CCSD Class of 2019 Outscores State, Nation on SAT sat logo

Cherokee County School District’s Class of 2019 topped State and National averages on the SAT, according to results released today by the College Board!

CCSD Student Earns Top Congressional Award congress award gold seng 9 23 19

A Cherokee County School District student has earned the prestigious Congressional Award Gold Medal!

Cherokee High School junior Rebekah Seng, who is a member of the JROTC program at Cherokee HS, joins an elite group, as only about 500 students in the United States earn the Gold Medal each year.

CCSD Teacher Earns 2019 Educator Award from Yale University ROBERTS Dr Wendy

Dr. Wendy Roberts of Sequoyah High School has won the 2019 Yale Educator Award – one of only 55 teachers worldwide to be honored.

The Award recognizes outstanding educators from around the world “who support and inspire their students to perform at high levels and to achieve excellence long before they attend Yale,” according to the University.

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Katie Freeman of River Ridge HS! River Ridge HS toty 2019

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 River Ridge High School 2019 Teacher of the Year Katie Freeman!
 

Board Briefs: School Board Reviews Report on Overcrowding and School Boundaries

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 reviewed CCSD’s annual report on school overcrowding, which will not lead to any school boundary redrawings for next school year.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said, based on the limited enrollment growth of 350 additional students and lack of any “critically overcrowded” schools, he will not recommend any redistricting for next school year.

CCSD Building a Stronger Career Education Program! CCSD CTAE logo

The Cherokee County School District is building a stronger career education program to prepare students for more choices and opportunities after graduation!
 
Career, Technical and Agricultural Education, or CTAE, has long been rooted in CCSD high schools, with dozens of programs offered and refined over the years based on student interest and workforce needs.  
 
 

Meet a 2019 CCSD Support Staff Employee of the Year: Emily Iwane of E.T. Booth MS! ssoty et booth ms 9 19 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 E.T. Booth Middle School 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year Emily Iwane!

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Alison Hughes of R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy! rm moore es STEM Academy

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 R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy 2019 Teacher of the Year Alison Hughes!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: Woodmont Golf & Country Club for Creekview HS! poty cvhs 9 18 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week... congratulations to Creekview High School 2019 Partner of the Year: Woodmont Golf & Country Club!

CCSD Leaders Celebrate Farm-to-School Success CCSD Platinum Golden Radish 1 9 18 19

Cherokee County School District leaders celebrated the success of its farm-to-school initiative at a statewide awards ceremony this week.

CCSD’s School Nutrition program for the third consecutive year has earned the Platinum Golden Radish Award, the highest honor for farm-to-school initiatives.  The 2019 Golden Radish Awards on Tuesday at the Mercedes Benz Stadium was attended by Cherokee County School Board Chair Kyla Cromer and CCSD Chief Financial Officer Ken Owen, School Nutrition Director Tina Farmer and Facilitator Toni Hedges.

CCSD Graduation Rate Continues to Exceed State Averages graduation-caps

The Cherokee County School District’s graduation rate continues to exceed State averages with 87% of the Class of 2019 earning a diploma within four years of entering high school.

CCSD’s performance tops the State’s rate of 82% -- an all-time high since the State began using a new formula required by Federal law.  Georgia’s rate has increased by 12 percentage points since 2012, while CCSD has climbed nearly 15 points.

Meet a CCSD School Police Officer: Chris Taylor of E.T. Booth MS! meet the officer ET Booth MS - Chris Taylor 9 17 19

The Cherokee County School District’s School Police Department is dedicated to serving and protecting our students and staff every day. We’re thankful for their service, and every week, you’ll get to know one of them better through a Q&A posted here. #CCSDfam #SafeCherokee

Meet a CCSD 2019 Volunteer of the Year: Mary Ogg of Mill Creek MS! voty MCMS 9 17 19

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week... congratulations to Mill Creek Middle School 2019 Volunteer of the Year Mary Ogg!

CCSD Students Named to State School Superintendent's Student Advisory Council state superintendent student advisory council 2019-20

Seven Cherokee County School District students have been named to the State School Superintendent’s 2019-20 Student Advisory Council!

They are: Etowah HS ninth-grader Ila Prabhuram, who also was selected to serve last school year; E.T. Booth MS eighth-graders Madeline May and Anvita Rautray; Teasley MS eighth-grader Nick Whyte; Woodstock HS seniors Laney Broussard and Ella Elbeck; and Woodstock MS seventh-grader Marisol Borrero.

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Danielle Cosey of Woodstock ES! MTT (Woodstock ES) Cosey

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

Businesses & Organizations Learn How to Partner Up with CCSD Schools CCSD 2019 Partner Up 1 9 13 19

Representatives from more than 50 businesses and organizations throughout the community came out Thursday to Partner Up with CCSD schools!

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Amy McCravy of Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy! oak grove es 2019 toty

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 Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy 2019 Teacher of the Year Amy McCravy!

Amy McCravy is a “top draft pick” teacher – when she’s interested in a job, there’s no one a Principal wants more.

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