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Meet a CCSD 2019 Partner of the Year: The Premier Group Real Estate Firm for Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy! poty Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy 5 22 19

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here every week... congratulations to Oak Grove Elementary School Fine Arts Academy 2019 Partner of the Year: The Premier Group Real Estate Firm!

Message to Parents: New Anti-Vaping Policy no vaping image

On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised that the School Board has unanimously approved a new tougher anti-vaping policy for next school year.

While CCSD’s student discipline code already prohibits the possession or use of vaping devices and oils anywhere on campus, this new policy (click here to read) adds more serious repercussions.

CCSD Opening New Student Summer Registration Center CSR Logo English

The Cherokee County School District is beginning a new service for families registering students for school.

The Centralized Summer Registration Center will allow parents to complete the process for registering students -- in any grade who will be new to CCSD for the 2019-20 school year -- early in the summer break, rather than waiting for school front offices to reopen.

Financial Facts: Highlights from CCSD's Proposed Budget financial facts image snip 2019

The Cherokee County School District has published its annual Financial Facts report, which provides highlights and snapshots from the proposed Annual Budget.

The report is posted online here and provides financial additional information to the community in advance of the School Board’s public hearings and budget adoption.

5/29/19 Early Release Schedules for High Schools, Middle Schools school bus clip art

Cherokee County School District high schools and middle schools will have early release days later this month, which will affect traffic in the surrounding areas.


CCSD Observes National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Mental Health Awareness Day 2019

Today is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, advocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Cherokee County School District joins in this observance as we care deeply about the health and well-being of all of our students. Our school counselors, nurses, social workers and psychologists are here to help. We have developed a resource page for parents to learn more about mental health resources and suicide awareness and prevention: http://bit.ly/ccsdresources #CCSDfam #NCMHAD

National School Nurse Day: We Appreciate You! national school nurse day 2019

Please join us in thanking our school nurses today on National School Nurse Day! They provide exceptional care for our students, staff and visitors each day. #SND2019 #CCSDfam

CCSD High Schools Named to "Best High Schools" List us news best high schools badge

All six Cherokee County School District high schools have been named to U.S. News and World Report’s “Best High Schools” list!

The magazine’s prestigious list is based on factors including academic performance, college readiness, graduation rates and success of disadvantaged students. 

#ThankATeacher - National Teacher Appreciation Day! thank you teacher appreciation 2019

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day! We appreciate our outstanding teachers and all that they do every day to serve our community. #CCSDfam #ThankATeacher

Reminder: Online Registration for New Students Open for 2019-20! registration reminder

Please help us spread the word: online registration for kindergartners and all students who will be new to CCSD for the 2019-20 school year is underway at https://registration.cherokeek12.net/. You can complete the online process in about 15 minutes and set up a time to visit the school and verify your required legal documents. Want to learn more about the learning that happens in our kindergarten classrooms? Check out the report: Ready to Learn: A Parent’s Guide to CCSD Kindergarten at http://bit.ly/CCSDkready #CCSDfam

CCSD Connections Newsletter for May Now Online image of CCSD Connections May 2019 newsletter

The May edition of the CCSD Connections parent newsletter now is online here and features info on graduation, summer camp (the deadline to apply for CCSD Summer Discovery is Friday) -- and much more!  Thanks to this month's sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia.

Mrs. Michelle Grant, Our Outstanding Instructional Lead Strategist


Mrs. Michelle, our ILS, provides on-going professional development to our teachers. Today she facilitated training on Problem-solving Teaching, which is about creating in your classroom the circumstances of encountering an authentic problem. The video below is an example of Problem-based Teaching in Mrs. Cook’s STEAM Lab.

Dinosaur Sighting at OGES


What will teachers do to #GetCherokeeReading? Well, dressing up in 7ft blow-up dinosaur costumes and dancing in the after school car line is not too much to ask. The dinosaurs had as much fun as the students as they promoted the upcoming Book Fair.






Thank You Hillside UMC and Teacher Volunteers


Thank you Hillside UMC volunteers, Christy Cook, Deborah Rogers, Teresa Carnes, Natalie Wald, & Amy Zaski for coming out on Saturday to make the OGES' campus more beautiful. They spread the playgrounds and some of the beds with the largest pile of mulch we have ever seen.   



Thank you, Byron Harris, for the awesome multi-purpose partition for our Professional Development Room at Oak Grove ES! #EagleScout project! We love it! I posted pictures on our Facebook page, Oak Grove ES Fine Arts, and the teachers have already started commenting about the partition.



Faith Freeman, Reflections State Winner

Faith Freeman

Congratulations to our talented 5th grader, Faith Freeman, a state winner in two PTA Reflections categories for her entries about Heroes Around Me!

Etowah's Reading Eagles


Etowah High School Athletes come to Oak Grove Elementary before school, every other week to share their love of reading with students. The OGES students love being read to and look forward to the Eagle athlete visits. As it is Black History Month, we chose books that celebrate African Americans. 

Home Town Hero Award

Home Town Hero Award

Our wonderful business partner, Garth Gherardini, presented Virginia Diederich with a Hometown Hero award. 

3D Printing in Action


Brady Colton showing his latest 3D printed sign for our OGES garden.

Sprouting STEMs - Thank You Etowah Students & Ms. Chester


Our first Sprouting STEMs lesson- Etowah students taught a lesson on Earthquakes and students worked to create the strongest structure possible using toothpicks and marshmallows that will withstand an “earthquake”.

News from Art Club

Art Club

Art Club started Wednesday, January 16th. Students from grades 3, 4, and 5 had a great time and got right into painting. “It’s over already”, one student stated when it was time to clean up. Discussing art by the artist Chihuly, students began painting water bottles that will later be turned into a 3 dimensional sculpture similar to Chihuly’s. If your child is interested in joining the Art Club, have them pick up a registration form from the Art room.

Proud of Our Reading Team

Reading Team

Ms. McCravy strategizes while the team fuels up.



Thanks to a Mini grant for $500.00 from Cobb EMC EDU, students will now have a variety of STEAM equipment in one of theor new SteamRoller carts. 

Lego Sets, Individual Lego Boards, Keva Planks, and Ailuki Magnetic Blocks. 

And the Winner is "GOLDEN"


OGES students celebrated their PBIS Reward on Friday.

And theNEST winner is the Golden nest who earned 2.45lbs

of positive behavior tickets - CONGRATULATIONS GOLDEN!.

Positive behavoir support is import to the OGES family as it

focuses on, teachers and encourages good behavior.

Kindergarten in the OGES Garden

K in the garden

Kindergarten students checking on their brocolli plants.

Teacher, Christy Cook, frequestly uses the garden she

and her students created and tens to teach science


OGES News Crew in Action

News Crew

This student lead before school and during recess activity, the OGES News, allows students to be actively involved in all aspects of our Friday news broadcast. Students gather information from teachers, students, and administrators, write the script, add green screen images, speak on camera, film the broadcast, and then prepare the video for sharing with the entire school.

Media Center Maker Mornings

Maker Mornings

After breakfast and before school each morning, students come

to the media center for Maker Mornings. As you can see above,

these two kindergarteners don't have time to even to take off

their jackets before collaborating on their new "build."

Book Character Pumpkins


Students, teachers, administrators, and parents created awesome book character pumpkins. 

George O'Connor, Author and Cartoonist Visits OGES

George O'Connor

Thanks to the generosity of both Cobb EMC and Gas South, George O'Connor came to share his experiences and books with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.

Author, Diane Shore Visit's OGES

Diane Shore

Thanks to the generosity of both Cobb EMC and Gas South, Diane Shore came to share her experiences and books with Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students.

Recycling Plastic Bags


Thank you Cherokee Chamber of Commerce for encouraging us to recycle plastic bags. Next time, we will collect even more!

Thank Our Troops

thank our troops

The Georgia Department of Education

has partnered with The Bert Show to

challenge all schools and students to

handwrite thank-you letters for every

single deployed military member away

from their families at Thanksgiving!

The deadline to submit letters is

October 24, 2018.



Thank You Home Depot Volunteers

HD Volunteers

Volunteers from the Home Depot Call Center in Kennesaw came out to OGES to help us with our farm to table garden.  They planted chives, brocolli, cilantro and red leaf lettuce. 


5th Grader Calib Poses with his Catch of the Day!

Catch of the Day

Students in Ms. Lammers' art class learned about the traditional Japanese method of printmaking, Gyotaku. Be sure to ask your child about the process.

Learning in the Star Lab

Star Lab

Ms. Chester's and Ms. Elloy's 4th grade students had the unique opportunity to study in the CCSD travelling Star Lab Planetarium. We viewed the moon phases during each position of the moon as it orbits Earth.

Reflections Competition Reception

Reception Pics

Here are three of  our students who competed in the OGES Reflections Competition and have qualified to move on th the County Competition. Good Luck! 

3rd Grade Chorus Performance

Ms Johnson's 3rd grade students performing thier Explorers Chorus Concert.3rd Grade Chorus

Ms. Johnson, and her 3rd grade students performing at their Explores Chorus Concert.

4th Grade Reading Goals

Reading Goals

Two of Ms. McCravy's 4th grade students, Miguel Perez and Camilla Rocha, stand confident with their reading Goals. We know you will reach your goals and become even better readers!

The OGES 2018-19 Reading Team

Reading Team

We are proud to introduce the 2018-19 OGES Reading Team.Gavin, Marcus, Nathaniel, James, Bradley, Jeremy, Courtney, and Sydnee.

Thank You Floor and Decor

Floor and Decor

William Treadwell and Kaleigh Bagwell, professionals from Floor & Decor, took time out of their busy schedule to speak with our 5th grader students about graphic design & photography as a career in art.

Beekeepers Visit OGES

Bee KeeperBobby Thanepohn and Ryan MacDonald from Bobee MacBee, came to OGES to share their expertise and love of all thing BEES with 4th grades students. Students in Ms. Cooks STEAM PBL class enjoyed this hands-on experience and were delighted with the presentation.

1st Chorus Practice

Chorus practiceMrs. Johnson has her first practice with this year's chorus group and they sound amazing already. Way to go Mrs. Johnson and your talented chorus!

Digital Learning


Ms. Owen's 3rd grade is using canvas to reply to discussions for our ELA RCD task one. The students had to determine the moral and give evidence from the text supporting their moral. 

Kindergarten Community Helper Visit

nurse Visit

Ms. Broder's Kindergarten class is studying community helpers for their RCD Unit 1 in social studies. Nurse Nadia, a community helper and our school nurse, viisited their classroom with her patient doll "Organa."

Meet Robert Harris, a new EIP teacher at OGES

I joined the Oak Grove staff as an EIP teacher this year but was a familiar face around the school since January of last year when I came on staff as an instructional paraprofessional. Robert Harris

PTA Hard at Work

YOUR Oak Grove PTA Board Members planning some AWESOME events this year.PTA August Meeting

5th Grade "I Can Power Statements"

5th Grade we can statementsRoxana Carrillo-Acevedo and Calib Rogers prodly hold their, "I Can Power Statements." At the beginning of the school year, 5th grade students created goals to help motivate them academically.


Peppy Lemon Chicken?

Lemon Chicken

Will Peppy Lemon Chicken be featured on the OGES lunch menu?

Hometown Hero Award

Ms. Zaski

Garth Gherardini, presents our outstanding paraprofessional, Ms. Amy Zaski, with a Hometown Hero award.

OGES New 2018-19 School Advisory Council

OGES School Advisory Council

Who has the best School Advisory Council? We do! Great things are happening at the Grove - just ask one of us.

Meet Ms. Shelby Gibbs

ShelbyHi! My name is Shelby Gibbs. I graduated from Reinhardt University in May of 2017. This is my first teaching position, and I am so thankful and excited to work at Oak Grove. I have been married for 2 years, and we are currently awaiting the arrival of our first baby boy coming this month. I love this school and my students, and I cannot wait to see what the future

1st Grade Student Reading Goals

Student reading goals

Students from Ms. Burgess' 1st Grade classroom were given the task to set their own reading goals. 

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