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Board Briefs: School Board Approves Appointment of New Chief Operating Officer D Murdock

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 approved the appointment of a longtime CCSD leader as its next Chief Operations Officer.

Dr. Debra Murdock, a past Georgia High School Principal of the Year who currently serves as an Executive Director in the Office of School Operations, will begin leading the division this spring.

Cherokee HS Celebrates Opening of Food Pantry in Partnership with MUST Ministries Cherokee HS Food Pantry 1 1 16 20

Cherokee High School this morning welcomed community leaders to celebrate the official opening of its new food pantry in partnership with MUST Ministries and cut the ceremonial ribbon.

School Board Visits Sixes Elementary School School Board Sixes ES 1 1 16 20

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 Sixes Elementary School! #CCSDfam

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Marsha Mattson of Bascomb ES! toty bascomb 1 18 20

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 2020 Bascomb Elementary School Teacher of the Year Marsha Mattson!

CCSD Earns Positive Credit Ratings Benefitting Taxpayers CCSD logo

The Cherokee County School District earned positive credit ratings from the world’s top agencies, benefitting the community’s taxpayers.

Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s financial service companies this month reaffirmed CCSD’s Aa2 and Aa+ ratings, respectively, and awarded Stable outlooks to both, which places the District in an outstanding position for future growth. 
 

CCSD Teacher Wins National Science Teaching Award! SOMERS Ann-Margaret

A CCSD teacher has won a top national fellowship for STEM educators!

Mill Creek Middle School eighth-grade science teacher Ann-Margaret Somers is one of only 26 teachers in STEM fields from across the country selected as 2019-20 Teacher Fellows by the Northrop Grumman Foundation and National Science Teaching Association (NSTA).

Meet a CCSD Teacher: David Armistead of Etowah HS! MTT (Etowah HS) Armistead

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 2019 CCSD Support Staff Employee of the Year: Tammy Grummer of Indian Knoll ES! ssoty ikes 1 16 20

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 Indian Knoll Elementary School Support Staff Employee of the Year Tammy Grummer!

Meet a CCSD School Police Officer: Michael Hunt of River Ridge HS! meet the officer Michael Hunt RRHS 1 14 20

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 Teacher: Hailey Burden of Arnold Mill ES! MTT (Arnold Mill ES) Burden 1 20 20

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 Student Named PTA Reflections Theme Contest Finalist JACKSON Olivia

A Cherokee County School District student is a national finalist in a PTA contest!

E.T. Booth Middle School sixth-grader Olivia Jackson is one of only five students from Georgia selected as National PTA Reflections theme finalists.

CCSD Student Wins in Regional Essay Contest DAVIS Grey

An E.T. Booth Middle School student is the Cherokee County winner in a regional essay contest!

Sixth-grader Grey Davis was honored for her entry into the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s annual water essay contest.

Dean Rusk Student Named County Spelling Champ spelling bee winners

Dean Rusk Middle School sixth-grader Riley O’Neill correctly spelled “piratical” and then “hurriedly” to claim the title as the county’s top speller at the 2020 Cherokee County School District Spelling Bee Thursday night at Cherokee High School.  Brayden McPhillips of Woodstock Middle School captured second, and Laura Hand of Creekland Middle School placed third. 

CCSD Teacher Selected to Serve on State Science Education Board GARLAND Karen

A Cherokee County School District teacher has been selected to serve on a statewide science education board!

Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy science lab teacher Karen Garland was tapped to serve on the Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia’s Board as its Council of Outdoor Learning Chair. 

Meet a CCSD 2019 School Teacher of the Year: Kellie Henson of Ball Ground ES STEM Academy! toty ball ground es stem academy 2020 1 11 20

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 2020 Ball Ground Elementary School STEM Academy Teacher of the Year Kellie Henson!

Read the latest CCSD Connections parent newsletter! CCSD Connections newsletter image January 2020

The January edition of the CCSD Connections monthly parent e-newsletter is now online here and includes updates on safety and security and other important information. Thanks to Credit Union of Georgia for its sponsorship! #CCSDfam

Four CCSD Schools Honored by Governor for Academic Success and Progress gov awards academic1 8 20

Four Cherokee County School District schools have been recognized by the Governor for academic success and progress!
 

Meet a CCSD School Police Officer: Lt. Richie Rich! meet the officer Rich CCSD 1 7 20

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 2019 CCSD Support Staff Employee of the Year: Laura Killen of Holly Springs ES STEM Academy! ssoty hses 1 9 20

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 Holly Springs Elementary School STEM Academy Support Staff Employee of the Year Laura Killen!

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!

Meet a CCSD Teacher: Michael Gaudio of Johnston ES! MTT (Johnston ES) Gaudio 1 6 20

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 Partner of the Year: Northside Hospital Cherokee for ACE Academy! poty ACE 12 22 19

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

Reminder: Use SafeSchools Alert to Report Safety Concerns Safe Schools

Safe Schools Alert

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

 

 

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