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

Please check out the August edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter at, which includes CCSD news and a message from the Superintendent.  If you have not already done so, please visit the Back-to-School Gateway at to update your child’s emergency contacts and provide other important information.  Thank you to this month's newsletter sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia!  #CCSDfam

CCSD Offering Annual Parent Academy Program CCSD 2022 VILLA Application announcement 8 9 22

The Cherokee County School District is accepting applications for its annual parent academy program.

VILLA (Volunteer Instructional Leadership Learning Academy) is a free six-session program that offers CCSD parents the opportunity to learn more about their school district and how to be more engaged in our schools.  CCSD earned the Georgia School Boards Association’s 2019 Leading Edge Award for helping to develop and pilot the statewide program.

CCSD Message: Celebrating Our First Day Arnold Mill ES 3

The following message is from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower:

Today’s skies may be cloudy, but our schools were filled with sunshine.

As I visited schools across our community today, the smiles shone brightly among students and teachers and staff celebrating the first day of our new school year.

CCSD Honors 2022 School Nurse of the Year CCSD School Nurse of the Year 1 7 27 22

The Cherokee County School District celebrated school nurses today with the presentation of the annual CCSD School Nurse of the Year Awards!

The awards program, now in its second year, was developed with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a CCSD Partner.  As part of National School Nurse Appreciation Day and National Nurses Week in May, a top school nurse from each CCSD Innovation Zone (a high school and its feeder schools) was announced.  The Zone winners advanced to the CCSD School Nurse of the Year Award judging, with the winner selected by a panel of nursing professionals and retired educators. 

CCSD Continues to Exceed State Averages on Georgia Milestones georgia milestones

Cherokee County School District students for the seventh consecutive year exceeded State averages on the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade and End-of-Course tests, with significant gains on most tests. 

The annual tests assess students’ mastery of Georgia Performance Standards, which set expectations for what lessons students will learn in each grade.  Teachers and administrators use the results to improve instructional best practices.

#CCSDPartnersInAction - Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America PIA CCSD BSA

We appreciate the support of our partners and the difference they are making in our schools! Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage ( to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction #CCSDFam

CCSD Principals pictured, from left to right, bottom row: Christy Rich, Kerry Estep, Melinda Roulier, Ashley Polito, Jennifer McIntosh; top row: Dr. Maria Rosario-Regan, Dr. Carrie O’Bryant, Sandi Harrison, Julie Peppers, Ann Jordan and Kim Cerasoli. Also pictured: Atlanta Area Council BSA District Executive, Joshua Cole.

CCSD Congratulates Winners of Bus Driver of the Year Awards CCSD School Bus Driver of the Year 1 7 15 22

The Cherokee County School District this week congratulated the winners of its new Bus Driver of the Year Awards!

The awards recognize one outstanding school bus driver from each Innovation Zone (high school and feeder middle and elementary schools) and one from CCSD’s team of Special Education drivers; from this pool of winners, one overall CCSD winner was selected.

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