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CCSD Earns Top Awards for Communications and Community Engagement 2019 CCSD Grad Jump

The Cherokee County School District won top awards for communications and community engagement including two “Best in State” top honors!

The Georgia School Public Relations Association’s Annual Publications, Photography & Electronic Media Contest recognizes outstanding work by public schools, school systems, post-secondary institutions, and educational agencies and associations.  The winners were announced at the Association’s Annual Conference in October; CCSD earned the highest total number of awards presented with 17 Gold Awards – including two “Best in State” honors -- and four Silver Awards.

Meet a 2019 CCSD Support Staff Employee of the Year: Thania Molina of Mill Creek MS! ssoty mill creek ms 11 14 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 Mill Creek Middle School 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year Thania Molina!

Thank You, CCSD School Psychologists! SPAW 2019 Poster

It's National School Psychology Awareness Week! We greatly appreciate all that our CCSD school psychologists do to help our students succeed. #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD School Police Officer: Sgt. Chris Mendel of Etowah HS! meet officer Mendel EHS 11 12 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: Woodstock HS Band Dads for Woodstock HS! voty WHS 11 12 19

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

River Ridge HS Senior Earns Perfect ACT Score! perfect ACT Callie Goins 11 12 19

A Cherokee County School District senior has earned a perfect score on the ACT!

River Ridge High School senior Callie Goins achieved the top composite score of 36 on the challenging college entrance and placement test.  Of the 1.8 Million students who take the ACT each year, less than one-half of 1 percent accomplish this feat.

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Alyse Chester of Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy! MTT (Oak Grove ES) Chester 11 11 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 School Receives $5,000 Donation for STEAM Lab! Rotary Donation to Hasty 11 7 19

The Rotary Club of Canton today presented Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy with a $5,000 donation!

The Club gave the gift funded through the Rotary District Grant match program to Hasty as part of their ongoing partnership, which supports the Canton school through donations of time, talent and treasure.

CCSD Schools Score High for School Climate four stars image

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.

Meet a 2019 CCSD Support Staff Employee of the Year: Gary Howell of Freedom MS! ssoty Freedom MS 11 6 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 Freedom Middle School 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year Gary Howell!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: Soleil Charity Committee for Johnston Preschool Center! poty johnston preschool 11 6 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week -- congratulations to Johnston Preschool Center 2019 Partner of the Year Soleil Charity Committee!

Congratulations to CCSD Teacher of the Year Barry Dalton! A9BBE6CF-66F9-4237-B79F-437F9ED499BB.jpeg

The Cherokee County School District rolled out the red carpet and shone the spotlight on superstar educators tonight at the 2020 Legacy Makers: CCSD Teachers of the Year Celebration.

Befitting the event’s Oscars-inspired theme, with the opening of an envelope … Barry Dalton of Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy was surprised with the news he is the CCSD Teacher of the Year! 

Meet a CCSD School Police Officer: Emergency Communications Facilitator Bob Williams! meet officer Bob Williams 11 5 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: Monica Orrico of Sequoyah HS! voty shs 11 5 19

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week... congratulations to Sequoyah High School 2019 Volunteer of the Year Monica Orrico!

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 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Heidi Bentle of Woodstock MS! woodstock ms toty 11 4 19

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the stories of our school’s Teachers of the Year... please help us celebrate Woodstock Middle School 2019 Teacher of the Year Heidi Bentle!

As a child, Heidi Bentle dreamed of becoming an inventor – learning how things work, taking them apart and reassembling them to make them better.  

CCSD Shares Retired Educators' Stories ccsd logo screen

To celebrate the annual Retired Educators Day on the first Sunday in November, CCSD every fall records brief StoryCorps-inspired oral history interviews with retired educators.  The full “Learning from Legends: Retired Educators Share Their Wisdom” video is posted on our YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/19legends. We hope you enjoy the excerpt below!  #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Dr. Derek Engram of Woodstock HS! Woodstock HS toty 19

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the stories of our school’s Teachers of the Year... please help us celebrate Woodstock High School 2019 Teacher of the Year Dr. Derek Engram!

Woodstock High School history teacher Dr. Derek Engram has seen many successes over his career.

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Katie Grooms of Woodstock ES! Woodstock ES toty 2019

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the stories of our school’s Teachers of the Year... please help us celebrate Woodstock Elementary School 2019 Teacher of the Year Katie Grooms!

Woodstock Elementary School Teacher of the Year Katie Grooms makes magic happen for the littles in her classroom every day.

Meet a 2019 CCSD Support Staff Employee of the Year: Danelle Anderson of Mountain Road ES! ssoty mountain road 10 31 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 Mountain Road Elementary School 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year Danelle Anderson!

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

Congratulations to CCSD's Middle School Academic Bowl Winners! 2019 CCSD Middle School Academic Bowl - Freedom MS

Freedom Middle School earned the top trophy at this year’s Cherokee County School District Middle School Academic Bowl!  Creekland Middle School came in second and Teasley Middle School placed third at the event, which is organized by CCSD’s Office of Curriculum & Instruction and was hosted this year by Dean Rusk Middle School.  The cost of this year’s event was sponsored by a community partner, Garth Gherardini with Modern Woodmen of America!

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River Ridge HS Junior Earns Perfect ACT Score! RRHS perfect ACT maya osborne 11 1 19

A Cherokee County School District junior has achieved a perfect score on the ACT!

River Ridge High School junior Maya Osborne earned the top composite score of 36 on the college entrance and placement test.  On average, less than one-half of 1 percent of the 1.8 Million students who take the ACT each year earns the top score! 

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: April Popham of Tippens EC! Tippens EC toty 19

Our teachers are amazing, which is why we share the stories of our school’s Teachers of the Year... please help us celebrate Tippens Education Center 2019 Teacher of the Year April Popham!

One parent describes the students who Tippens Education Center Teacher of the Year April Popham serves as “star-shaped pegs in a world of square-shaped holes.”

CCSD Class of 2019 Excels on ACT CCSD ACT 2019

The Cherokee County School District Class of 2019 earned average ACT scores that topped National averages and, for the second consecutive year, ranked No. 7 overall in Georgia!

The Class scored an impressive overall score of 22.7, exceeding Georgia’s 21.4 and the Nation’s 20.7, on the challenging college entrance and placement examination.  The score ranks CCSD fourth among metro Atlanta counties and seventh in Georgia – out of 180 school districts!

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: Christian Egner Foundation for Ralph Bunche Center! poty Ralph Bunche 10 30 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week -- congratulations to Ralph Bunche Center 2019 Partner of the Year Christian Egner Foundation!

Meet a CCSD School Police Officer: Jay Burns of Cherokee HS! meet officer Jay Burns - Cherokee HS 10 29 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: Roy Blackwell of River Ridge HS! voty rrhs 10 29 19

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week... congratulations to River Ridge High School 2019 Volunteer of the Year Roy Blackwell!

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Ashlyn Grummer of Indian Knoll ES! MTT (Indian Knoll ES) Grummer

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

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Nicholas Garcia of Teasley MS! Teasley MS 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 Teasley Middle School 2019 Teacher of the Year Nicholas Garcia!

School Board Visits Mill Creek Middle School School Board Visit Mill Creek MS 1 10 25 19

Cherokee County School Board members regularly visit schools for tours with the Superintendent of Schools, members of his staff, and the school’s Principal and administrative team.  This month, the visit was to Mill Creek Middle School, where they learned from Principal Matthew May about efforts to increase academic success and Social and Emotional Learning, enjoyed a School Nutrition lunch from the cafeteria and visited classrooms. #CCSDfam

CCSD Leader Named 2020 Georgia Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year! MONTI Katherine

UPDATE 11/11/19: She won!!! Congratulations to E.T. Booth Middle School Assistant Principal Kathie Monti, who today was named Georgia’s Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year! #CCSDfam

A Cherokee County School District leader has been named a finalist for the statewide title of 2020 Georgia Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year!

E.T. Booth Middle School Assistant Principal Kathie Monti is one of two leaders announced as finalists for the award presented by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals.  The award, which is open to middle school assistant principals statewide, recognizes “outstanding school leaders who have succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students.”  

CCSD Performance Improves and Continues to Exceed State Accountability Scores Elem writing

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). 

We Appreciate Our CCSD School Bus Drivers! bus driver breakfast

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. 

Meet a 2019 CCSD Support Staff Employee of the Year: Wendy Comelitti of Free Home ES! ssoty Free Home ES 10 24 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 Free Home Elementary School 2019 Support Staff Employee of the Year Wendy Comelitti!

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: Chick-fil-A at Riverstone for Cherokee HS! poty Cherokee HS 10 23 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week -- congratulations to Cherokee High School 2019 Partner of the Year Chick-fil-A at Riverstone!

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: Katrina Adams of Dean Rusk MS! MEET OFFICER Katrina Adams - Dean Rusk MS 10 22 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: Debra Smith of R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy! voty RM Moore 10 22 19

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight one here every week... congratulations to R.M. Moore Elementary School STEM Academy 2019 Volunteer of the Year Debra Smith!

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

School Nutrition Staff Celebrate National Farm to School Month cider press

October is National Farm to School Month!  CCSD School Nutrition staff  toured a local farm on October 14 during the district's professional development day, learning more about how local produce is grown as well as engaging in some fun fall educational activities-- such as pressing apple cider and grinding dried corn.

CCSD Students Win in Statewide Fire Safety Essay Contest! CCSD Fire Safety State Winners 10 21 19

Two Cherokee County School District students have placed in the statewide National Fire Prevention Week essay contest!

CCSD’s Office of Safety & Security, in collaboration with Cherokee County Office of Fire & Emergency Services and Woodstock Fire Department, sponsored the district level of the statewide poster and essay contests.

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Jenny Sullivan of Mountain Road ES! MTT (Mountain Road ES) Sullivan 10 21 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

Board Briefs: School Board Begins Legislative Priorities Process CCSD Board Photo

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 began the development of its annual Legislative Partnership Priorities outlining its stand on statewide education issues.

Meet a 2019 CCSD Support Staff Employee of the Year: Nadia Jones of Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy! ssoty oak grove 10 17 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 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

Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: YANMAR Evo Center for Clark Creek ES STEM Academy! poty clark creek 10 16 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week -- congratulations to Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy 2019 Partner of the Year YANMAR Evo Center!

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