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CCSD Connections Newsletter for December Now Online image CCSD Connections newsletter December 2021

The December 2021 edition of the CCSD Connections monthly parent e-newsletter is now online at https://www.cherokeek12.net/Content2/newsletter and includes an important message from the Superintendent about CCSD earning the State’s highest honor for leadership and dedication to providing the best education possible to every child!  Thank you to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia.  

Cherokee County School District Earns State's Highest Honor CCSD Governance Team of the Year Award 12 2 21

The Cherokee County School District has earned the State’s highest honor for leadership and dedication to providing the best education possible to every child.

The Governance Team of the Year Award is awarded to the School Board and Superintendent of Schools of only one Georgia school district in each of the three size categories -- small, medium and large – by the Georgia School Boards Association.  CCSD earned the honor for large districts, which are those with more than 10,000 students.     

Meet a CCSD 2021 Volunteer of the Year: Soleil Book Clubs of R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy! RMM VOTY 21

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy 2021 Volunteer of the Year: Soleil Book Clubs! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2021 School Partner of the Year: McDonald's at Woodmont Village of Macedonia ES! MES POTY 21

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to Macedonia ES 2021 Partner of the Year: McDonald's at Woodmont Village!

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

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Carson Ivester of R.M. Moore ES STEM Academy! MTT_RM Moore ES (Ivester) 12 6 21

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 2021 School Teacher of the Year: Ryan Brumbelow of Mill Creek MS! Ryan Brumblelow

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 2021 Mill Creek Middle School Teacher of the Year Ryan Brumbelow!

Mill Creek Middle School Teacher of the Year Ryan Brumbelow is “that” teacher, according to his colleagues, who makes connecting with his students look easy.

Cherokee County School Board Earns State Award for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative GSBA Leading Edge Award logo

The Cherokee County School Board has earned top state honors for exemplary leadership and innovation practices in recognition of its Social and Emotional Learning initiative.

For the third consecutive year, the Georgia School Boards Association has awarded the Cherokee County School Board its Leading Edge Award in the Culture, Climate & Organizational Efficacy category.  The awards, presented in seven categories, recognize innovative practices by School Boards and School Districts that make a significant and positive impact on students.  This year, the districtwide Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) initiative earned the honor, following previous wins for CCSD’s Student Advisor and Student Delegates to the School Board program and VILLA parent academy.  

CCSD Celebrates Support Staff & Honors Employees of the Year! CCSD 2021 SSOTY Winners - Williams 12 3 21

The Cherokee County School District celebrated the important role of support staff at its Fourth Annual Support Staff Employees of the Year Awards on Thursday evening.

The celebration honored one Support Staff Employee of the Year from each of CCSD’s schools, centers and central office divisions.  Each of the honorees was recognized by the Superintendent of Schools and School Board members, received a plaque and gifts of appreciation including a $150 Visa card funded by sponsors, including Presenting Sponsor, the Cherokee County Educational Foundation, and Platinum Sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia.

CCSD Teacher Named Georgia STEM Scholar! CCSD Georgia STEM Scholar - Mill Creek MS 12 1 21

A Cherokee County School District teacher has been named a 2022 Georgia STEM Scholar!

Mill Creek Middle School teacher Ann-Margaret Somers, who teaches eighth-grade science and physical science and serves as the school’s science department chair, earned the honor from the Georgia Youth Science & Technology Centers.  Only about two dozen elementary and middle school teachers from a pool of statewide nominees are recognized each year as STEM Scholars.

Meet a CCSD 2021 Volunteer of the Year: FMS PTSA Executive Board! FMS VOTY 21

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Freedom MS 2021 Volunteer of the Year: FMS PTSA Executive Board! #CCSDfam

CCSD School Wins State Award for Family Engagement CCSD State family engagement Teasley 11 30 21

A Cherokee County School District school has won a State award for family engagement!

Teasley Middle School was named a winner in the Family School Partnership Competition sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education as part of Family Engagement Month.  

Meet a CCSD 2021 School Partner of the Year: Buffalo's Woodstock of River Ridge HS! RRHS POTY 21

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to River Ridge HS 2021 Partner of the Year: Buffalo’s 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

Meet the CCSD Teacher - Chrissy Snelson of Indian Knoll ES! MTT_Indian Knoll ES (Snelson) 11 29 21

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

Indian Knoll ES Earns National Technology Certification Common Sense School logo

Indian Knoll Elementary School has been recognized as a Common Sense School by the national nonprofit organization Common Sense.

The school earned the designation by demonstrating its commitment to preparing students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate, while also preparing them for the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

Meet a CCSD 2021 Volunteer of the Year: Jacob Carnes of Sequoyah HS! VOTY SHS 21

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Sequoyah High School 2021 Volunteer of the Year: Jacob Carnes! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2021 School Partner of the Year: Capovilla and Williams Law Firm of Mountain Road ES! MRES POTY 21

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to Mountain Road ES 2021 Partner of the Year: Capovilla and Williams Law Firm!

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

Meet a CCSD 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Annette Fountain of Little River ES! LRES SSOTY 21

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 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Little River Elementary School: Annette Fountain! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2021 School Teacher of the Year: Robin Ballew of Macedonia ES! Robin Ballew

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 2021 Macedonia Elementary School Teacher of the Year Robin Ballew!

Macedonia Elementary School Teacher of the Year Robin Ballew from a young age felt called to teach, especially children with special needs.

Congratulations to CCSD's Middle School Academic Bowl Winners! CCSD Academic Bowl 2 11 19 21

Creekland Middle School earned the top trophy at this year’s Cherokee County School District Middle School Academic Bowl!  

Dean Rusk Middle School’s team placed as runner-up at the event this week, which is organized by CCSD’s Office of Curriculum & Instruction and sponsored by the Cherokee County Educational Foundation.  

Meet a CCSD 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Irinda Lundeen of Liberty ES! LES SSOTY 21

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 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Liberty Elementary School: Irinda Lundeen! #CCSDfam 

Board Business Briefs: School Board Approves Legislative Priorities CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Nov. 18, approved its 2022 Legislative Partnership Priorities, which advocate for continued local control of public education decisions and the end of State educational funding budget cuts.

Meet a CCSD 2021 Volunteer of the Year: CMS PTSA Executive Board of Creekland MS! CMS VOTY 21

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Creekland Middle School 2021 Volunteer of the Year: CMS PTSA Executive Board! #CCSDfam

CCSD Celebrates National Educational Support Professionals Day! ESPD

Today is National Educational Support Professionals Day ... thank you to all CCSD employees who support our teachers and students by keeping our schools safe, healthy and operating smoothly. #CCSDfam #EducationalSupportProfessionalsDay #WeLoveOurESPs

Meet a CCSD 2021 School Partner of the Year: Rotary Club of Woodstock of Oak Grove ES STEAM Academy! OGES POTY 21

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to Oak Grove ES STEAM Academy 2021 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

Meet the CCSD Teacher - Michelle Kozak of Hickory Flat ES! MTT_Hickory Flat ES (Kozak) 11 15 21

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 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year: Kortney Dempsey of Tippens EC! TEC SSOTY 21

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 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year for Tippens Education Center: Kortney Dempsey! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2021 School Teacher of the Year: Stephanie Telaro of Little River ES! Stephanie Telaro

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 2021 Little Elementary School Teacher of the Year Stephanie Telaro!

Little Elementary School Teacher of the Year Stephanie Telaro knows firsthand the struggles some of her students face.

Meet a CCSD 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year: John Chadwick from the Transportation Department! TD SSOTY 21

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 2021 Support Staff Employee of the Year for the CCSD Transportation Department: John Chadwick! #CCSDfam

CCSD Celebrates Veterans Day with Lessons, Observances CCSD Veterans Day Thank You

Cherokee County School District students have been learning about and honoring veterans this week, with observances continuing today on Veterans Day. Thank you to all the veterans in our community! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2021 Volunteer of the Year: Melissa Fournier of Teasley MS! TMS VOTY 21

Volunteers make a positive difference in our schools, which is why we spotlight them here ... congratulations to Teasley Middle School 2021 Volunteer of the Year: Melissa Fournier! #CCSDfam

CCSD Leaders Tour New i-Grad, C3 Academies igrad tour

CCSD Leadership toured the ACTIVE Academies campus recently,  where two new programs were added for 2021-22 to give high school students additional flexibility and choices for their education.  i-Grad Virtual Academy and C3 Academy joined ACE Academy and Transition Academy on the campus this year, located on Knox Bridge Highway in Canton, greatly expanding the opportunities for high school students looking at alternatives to the traditional classroom or college/career path.

Misinformation About CCSD and COVID-19 Vaccines CCSD_Identity_horizontal_CMYK

Please be advised that false rumors are deliberately being spread in our community about CCSD and COVID-19 vaccinations.  CCSD is NOT holding ANY COVID-19 vaccination events for our students at our schools or elsewhere.  

Meet a CCSD 2021 School Partner of the Year: Education First Fund Realty Team of Johnston ES JES POTY

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here -- congratulations to Johnston ES 2021 Partner of the Year: Education First Fund Realty Team!

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

CCSD School Nurse Honored by Governor with Georgia RISE Award CCSD Georgia RISE Award Winner 11 9 21

A Cherokee County School District school nurse has been honored by the Governor with the prestigious Georgia RISE (Recognizing Inspirational School Employees) Award!

Oak Grove Elementary School STEAM Academy School Nurse Nadia Jones is one of only two Georgians selected by Governor Brian P. Kemp for the award, which honors school support staff.

CCSD Named Finalist for Governance Team of the Year Award CCSD 2021 Governance Team of the Year State Finalist 10 14 21

The Cherokee County School District has been named a finalist for the 2021 Governance Team of the Year Award presented by the Georgia School Boards Association!
 
Three awards are presented annually to recognize top School Boards and Superintendents of Schools for outstanding leadership and dedication to continuous improvement.  One winner is selected in three categories based on school district enrollment: small, 1-3,000 students; medium, 3,001-10,000 students; and large, 10,000+ students.  

CCSD Theatre Programs Announce 2021-22 Season CCSD 2021-22 Theatre Season

The curtain will rise next month for the Cherokee County School District's 2021-22 theatre season! 

All CCSD high schools, as well as select middle schools and the districtwide Academy Street Theatre Group program for elementary through high school students, will present shows throughout the school year. 

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