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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.

Etowah High School Alumnus Gives Back

Delana CrookThanks to Delana Crook, Etowah High School Alumnus, who collected and dropped off groceries for our new food pantry.


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. 

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. 

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

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!

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



Two Authors Visited OGES This Week


AuthorsAuthor Angelique Monet, a local illustrator and author and Robyn Hood Black, illustrator, author, and poet visited OGES this week thanks to co-sponsors Cobb EMC and  Gas South.

OGES Book Character Pumpkin Contest


Students, teachers, and room moms all turned plain, orange, plastic pumpkins into delightful book characters last week. They are now waiting patiently for the winners to be announced. 

Ms. Lammers is Growing Artists

4th art

Our 4th grade collaborative art

piece exhibited in finished and

now installed in the OGES front

office. We Oak Grove, & We are

Talented! Let's now take a trip

into our K-5 art classroom to see

what creative pieces they are


A Peak into Ms. Chester's Blended Learning Math Lab

Chester Number Line


Watching these first graders use a number line (all on their own!) while adding and subtracting within 20 thrilled my teacher heart! They were also ecstatic to use Nearpod for the first time.

OGES Technology Competition Team

Our Tech Competition Team is hard at work after school getting ready for the CCSD Technology Competition.TecH clubHere some of the team are shown using Koma Koma, a stop motion animation iPad app. They are using Makey Makey, an electronic invention kit; Mindstorm Lego Robotics, & Photo Production.

Take a Look Inside Ms. Cook's Problem-Solving Lab

1st grade students in the OGES garden pulling up summer plants ready for the fall plantings.Cook;s Garden students

Ms. Cook teaches K-5 students to problem-solve in the context of their science curriculum. 

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