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Congratulations to CCSD's Class of 2024

The message below from Superintendent of Schools Mary Elizabeth Davis is to our graduating Class of 2024 seniors.  You can see each of their names posted below by clicking on the name of their school.

Superintendent's Entry Plan Summative Analysis

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday heard a report from Superintendent of Schools Mary Elizabeth Davis on her key priorities and recommended balanced budget for next school year, with a focus on elevating the excellence of academics and achievement for all students and improving employee compensation to retain the best educators possible.

Superintendent Continues Ongoing Meetings with CCSD Community

Mary Elizabeth Davis over the past month has continued her ongoing meetings with students, parents, teachers, support staff and community partners to listen and learn more about CCSD’s strengths to further nurture and invest in, as well as for opportunities for continuous improvement.  

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Please check out the May edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter online here for the latest CCSD news and announcements, including a message from Superintendent of Schools Mary Elizabeth Davis. Thanks to this month's newsletter sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner. #CCSDfam   

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Dear CCSD Community, 

Since joining CCSD eight weeks ago, I immediately felt the sense of community and have witnessed firsthand a depth of professional skill and effort of the employees across CCSD.  I also have met incredible students and families and have been amazed by the talent of our young people.

May 9th Job Fair

The Cherokee County School District will present a job fair to fill remaining openings for next school year from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at 1020 Keeter Road, Canton, GA 30114.

River Ridge HS 2024 Partner of the Year

We appreciate partners' support of our schools, which is why we celebrate their service here – congratulations to River Ridge HS 2024 Partner of the Year: Susto’s Taco Bar.

Does your business or organization partner with a CCSD school? Visit our School Partnerships webpage (https://www.cherokeek12.net/partners) to learn more! #CCSDPartnersInAction #CCSDfam

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday heard a presentation from Superintendent of Schools

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday heard a presentation from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis on her progress over the past month in the new role.  The school board also approved new school assistant principals for next school year.

Cherokee County School District high school students earned top honors at the statewide literary competition! 

Cherokee County School District high school students earned top honors at the statewide literary competition!  The Georgia High Schools Association event includes writing, public speaking, acting and singing competitions, with region winners advancing to the recently held state competition. 

Need help applying for a support staff job with the Cherokee County School District? Our Human Resources team is holding an Open Application Lab from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at 1020 Keeter Road, Canton, Ga. 30114.

Need help applying for a support staff job with the Cherokee County School District? Our Human Resources team is holding an Open Application Lab from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at 1020 Keeter Road, Canton, Ga. 30114.

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The 2024 Coach of the Year finalist for each of the CCSD Innovation Zones was named on Tuesday, with the county winner slated to be announced later in May.

The Cherokee County School District has increased its Career Pathway high school programs, which provide students with a wide

The Cherokee County School District has increased its Career Pathway high school programs, which provide students with a wide selection of job exploration and preparation electives, to 41 this school year.  Through CCSD Pathway Profiles, we’re profiling each of the three new programs … this profile focuses on the Web Development program offered at River Ridge and Woodstock High Schools. 

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, March 21, 2024 heard a presentation from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Eli

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, March 21, 2024 heard a presentation from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis on her first two full weeks in the new role.  The school board also approved new school leaders for next school year and heard updates on new school construction projects. 

River Ridge High School freshmen Kristina Ivanova and Chris Himiob work on a class project as part of the Career Pathway prog

The Cherokee County School District has increased its Career Pathway high school programs, which provide students with a wide selection of job exploration and preparation electives, to 41 this school year.  Through CCSD Pathway Profiles, we’re profiling each of the three new programs … this week’s profile focuses on the Sports and Entertainment Marketing program at River Ridge High School.

Cherokee County School District students earned top honors at statewide career skills competitions!  High school students in

Cherokee County School District students earned top honors at statewide career skills competitions!  High school students in various Career Pathway programs have the opportunity to join SkillsUSA co-curricular teams and participate in statewide learning and leadership events and competitions.

Mary Elizabeth Davis today began her service to Cherokee County as our new Superintendent of Schools.  True to her 100-day pl

Mary Elizabeth Davis today began her service to Cherokee County as our new Superintendent of Schools.
 
True to her 100-day plan’s mission -- “Listen to understand, Lean-in to remember, and Learn to Lead” – Mary Elizabeth spent her first day visiting schools and meeting students, teachers and support staff, families and business and community partners. 

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Cherokee County School District kindergarten and new student registration now is open online for the 2024 -25 school year.  Parents of any student who will be new to CCSD for the 2024-25 school year can enter information and upload documents to complete the registration process online using CCSD’s Synergy system.  

Some CCSD parents may have received a negative meal account balance notification email from LINQ Connect in error today (March 4, 2024). Please disregard that notification. We have quickly resolved this occurrence. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

CCSD 2024 Partner and Volunteer of the Year

The Cherokee County School District celebrated outstanding school volunteers and business and community partners at the annual CCSD Partner of the Year and Volunteer of the Year Recognition Ceremony.  The ceremony on Thursday evening in the school board auditorium honored a Partner of the Year and a Volunteer of the Year for each individual school and center.  The evening included the surprise announcement of the CCSD Partner of the Year and Volunteer of the Year selected from that pool of honorees.

Cherokee County School District’s high schools, for the 14th consecutive year, have earned the state’s top honors for outstan

Cherokee County School District’s high schools, for the 14th consecutive year, have earned the state’s top honors for outstanding Advanced Placement (AP) programs and performance, with CCSD earning a record number of awards.

Cherokee County School District students are advancing to the regional level of the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition

Cherokee County School District students are advancing to the regional level of the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition!  The annual writing contest is open to students in grades kindergarten through 12 and provides an opportunity for schools to encourage writing in a variety of genres.

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Sixty-one Cherokee County School District student artists are advancing to the state level of the annual PTA Reflections fine arts contest!  The national competition offers students in all grades and of all abilities the opportunity to create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts 2D and 3D.

All seven Cherokee County School District high school 2024 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists have advanced as Finalist

All seven Cherokee County School District 2024 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists have advanced as Finalists!  They are: of Creekview HS, Peter Greenwell, Laura Hand and Kinley Sikes; of River Ridge HS, Rylan Radziewicz; of Sequoyah HS, Livana Lekas and Valor Lekas; and of Woodstock HS, Xavier Olsen.  

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis

The Cherokee County School Board at its regular meeting tonight, Feb. 15, 2024, voted to officially hire Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis as the county’s next Superintendent of Schools.

Dr. Davis currently serves as Superintendent of Schools for Henry County.  You can learn more about her extensive experience as an educator and leader online here.  Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower last fall announced he planned to retire this spring after nearly 40 years in education, including eight years in his current role.        

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The Cherokee County School District on Thursday night celebrated 279 outstanding high school students as 2024 Superintendent’s Key Scholars!  These top students were recognized, through the 19th Annual Superintendent’s Key Scholar Recognition Ceremony, for scores achieved on the PSAT that rank them in the top 10% nationwide.  

Forty-five Cherokee County School District student athletes today signed commitment letters to play competitive sports at the

Forty-five Cherokee County School District student athletes today signed commitment letters to play competitive sports at the college level! The students were honored with ceremonies at their high schools to celebrate their signing of National Letters of Intent. This week’s National Signing Day follows signing events held earlier this school year at which 57 CCSD student athletes signed to play on competitive college teams … for a total so far this year of 102 signings.

Congratulations to the Cherokee County School District’s 2024 STAR Students and Teachers!  The STAR, or Student Teacher Achie

Congratulations to the Cherokee County School District’s 2024 STAR Students and Teachers!  The STAR, or Student Teacher Achievement Recognition, Student honor is awarded to the high school senior from each Georgia public and private high school with the highest score on any single test date of the SAT and who also ranks in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of his or her class based on grade point average.  Each honored student is invited to select his or her favorite teacher to be named that school’s STAR Teacher.

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Wednesday February 7 is National Girls and Women in Sports Day; Cherokee County Schools celebrated the day on Monday with more than 500 female athletes from CCSD’s six high schools participating in the county's annual recognition and celebration event held this year at Cherokee High School.

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Congratulations to the Cherokee County School District’s 2024 School Teachers of the Year winners!  Every school year, every CCSD school’s teachers and staff are asked to select a Teacher of the Year for their school.  These school-level winners now are eligible for the honor of Cherokee County School District 2024 Teacher of the Year. 

Please check out the February edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter for the latest CCSD news, announcements and upcoming

Please check out the February edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter for the latest CCSD news, announcements and upcoming events.  The Superintendent’s message includes an important message about school choice and enrollment, as well as the opportunity to nominate a CCSD teacher or support staff member to win one of four $250 gift cards through the CCSD Share the Love contest, sponsored by Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner. #CCSDfam
 

CCSD 2024 School Choice infographic

February is School Choice Month for the Cherokee County School District!  In February, CCSD opens the opportunity for parents to request a school reassignment for the next school year, including our STEM, STEAM and Fine Arts Academies; this year, registration for our online high school, i-Grad Virtual Academy, begins a little later on March 11.  Registration for Pre-K, kindergarten and Grades 1-12 new student enrollment for the next school year begins in March.

Dr Mary Elizabeth Davis

The Cherokee County School Board at a special called meeting tonight, Jan. 31, 2024, announced a sole finalist to serve as the county’s next Superintendent of Schools.  The school board voted to announce Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis as the sole finalist to begin leading the school district.

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Please check out the January edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter online here for the latest CCSD news, announcements and upcoming events.  The Superintendent’s message includes information on inclement weather school closings and an update on the school board’s search for CCSD’s next superintendent. Thanks to this month's newsletter sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner! #CCSDfam

CCSDGives Holiday Service Projects Video 2023

CCSD schools celebrated the holiday season by serving the community through donation drives and volunteering. Thank you to the teachers and staff who organized these #CCSDGives projects. We hope you enjoy this slideshow of photos from just a few of these many activities that's online here. Happy Holidays to our #CCSDfam!

The Cherokee County School District is hiring more than 200 custodians to join the #CCSDfam!  We need head custodians ($20.50

The Cherokee County School District is hiring more than 200 custodians to join the #CCSDfam!  We need head custodians ($20.50-$27.65/hour, 235-day work calendar), full-time ($16.50-$23.70/hour, 220-day work calendar), part-time ($20/hour) and substitutes ($18.75/hour).  

River Ridge High School DECA members, from left, Lidia Ivanova, Dawson Kidd and Chris Himiob are helping with a schoolwide to

Today’s #CCSDGives project is from River Ridge High School!  CCSD students learn the value of service year-round through charitable projects and volunteering.  During the holiday season, our schools stay especially busy with these projects.  To increase our students’ positive impact in the community, we will regularly share details of these projects with you through CCSDGives posts including how you can help.

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The Cherokee County School Board at its meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, heard plans by the Superintendent of Schools to return school custodial services to in-house operations for next school year.  The school board also approved the Woodstock HS classroom addition construction contract, named Dr. Chad Flatt as the new principal for Freedom Middle School beginning Jan. 8 as Principal Whitney Nolan is stepping down and appointed Adam Holley as the new head football coach for Cherokee High School.  

The Cherokee County School District offers an annual program to prepare teachers for future leadership roles.  The Superinten

The Cherokee County School District offers an annual program to prepare teachers for future leadership roles.  The Superintendent’s Leadership Academies (SLA) initiative gives teachers, support staff and school and district leaders the opportunity for professional development through various classes for different leadership experience levels.  

The River Ridge High School SkillsUSA chapter earned the Chapter of Excellence Award at the Georgia SkillsUSA Fall Leadership

Cherokee County School District students this month earned top honors at a statewide career skills competition.  The River Ridge High School SkillsUSA chapter earned the Chapter of Excellence Award at the Georgia SkillsUSA Fall Leadership Conference.  

CCSD Educators Hall of Fame Class of 2024 Call for Nominations

The Cherokee County School District is calling for nominations of outstanding retired educators for its hall of fame!  The CCSD Educators Hall of Fame recognizes retired educators who made significant contributions during their career in CCSD and left a lasting positive impact on the lives of students, colleagues and our community.

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The Cherokee County School District next month will celebrate outstanding service at its sixth annual Support Staff Employees of the Year Awards!  The recognition ceremony will honor one Support Staff Employee of the Year from each of CCSD’s schools, centers and central office divisions.

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The Holly Springs Optimist Club recently honored eight CCSD students, along with an outstanding teacher and a paraprofessional at its annual High School Awards breakfast, which recognizes outstanding special needs students and their supportive teachers and staff.

Fifty-four Cherokee County School District student athletes this week signed commitment letters to compete at the college lev

Fifty-four Cherokee County School District student athletes this week signed commitment letters to compete at the college level! The students were honored with ceremonies at their high schools to celebrate their signing of National Letters of Intent.  This week’s National Signing Day was the earliest day on which high school seniors can sign a binding commitment to play competitive college sports other than football.

CCSD winners of state fall 2023 Career Competitions

Cherokee County School District students placed in several statewide career competitions this fall!  Students recently competed at the Georgia National Fair Technology Student Association (TSA) Tech Day, FFA Day at the Georgia State Fair and the Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC) Metro Skills Competition/SkillsUSA State Qualifier.

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CCSD is in the process of welcoming 30 new additions to its bus fleet, with new vehicles being delivered that will offer more safety features for its drivers and passengers while allowing the oldest buses in the fleet to be taken out of service. 

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Please check out the November edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter online here for the latest CCSD news, announcements and upcoming events including the Superintendent’s announcement that Tuesday, May 21, will be a remote Digital Learning Day for all students due to usage of schools for the Georgia Primary Election. 

Reminder: Election Day -- Tuesday, Nov. 7, is a remote Digital Learning Day for all students.

The Cherokee County School District this school year began a new program to recognize employees’ important service to the com

The Cherokee County School District this school year began a new program to recognize employees’ important service to the community.  The CCSD Milestones Service Awards celebrate employees’ dedication to serving the community through their vocation.  

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The Cherokee County School District is celebrating its latest class of AP Capstone graduates, including the first cohort from River Ridge High School and a perfect score by a Sequoyah High School student!

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The purpose of Child Find is to identify, locate, and evaluate children and youth, who are suspected of having or have a diagnosed disability or developmental delay, in order to provide free appropriate Special Education services.  The Cherokee County School District serves children from age 3 to 21 years old.

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Please check out the October edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter online here for the latest CCSD news, announcements and upcoming events.  Reminders: Oct. 9 is a Student Holiday -- no school for students; Oct. 11 is PSAT DAY/Digital Learning Day for high school juniors and seniors (more details in newsletter).  Thank you to Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner, for sponsoring this month's newsletter.  #CCSDfam
 
 

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The Cherokee County School Board at its regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023 heard an update on its search for the next superintendent of schools.  The school board earlier this month voted to contract with the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) for its support services to aid in the search.  Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower on Sept. 1 announced his plans to retire at the end of this school year.

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Seven Cherokee County School District high school seniors today were named 2024 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists!

They are: of Creekview HS, Peter Greenwell, Laura Hand and Kinley Sikes; of River Ridge HS, Rylan Radziewicz; of Sequoyah HS, Livana Lekas and Valor Lekas; and of Woodstock HS, Xavier Olsen.  Less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors earn National Merit Semifinalist recognition. 

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An impressive number of Cherokee County School District students have earned national AP Scholar awards!  Every September, the AP Program recognizes an elite group of high school students from across the country who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on multiple AP exams.  

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Please check out the September edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter online here for the latest CCSD news, announcements and upcoming events.  Learn more about CCSD School Nutrition’s fifth annual Parent Recipe Contest – entries are due Sept. 14.  Thanks to this month's newsletter sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner!  #CCSDfam
 

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The Cherokee County School District continues to earn top state honors for serving fresh nutritious meals to students!  CCSD’s School Nutrition program, which serves 5 million meals annually, won the Golden Radish Award from the Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Division.  

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The College Board honored 146 Cherokee County School District students through its National Recognition Programs awards!  The programs are designed by the College Board to provide recognition opportunities for high school seniors and juniors in underrepresented groups.  

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Class Act, the award-winning magazine from the Cherokee County School District, went home with students the first week of school, giving parents a one-stop publication for back-to-school information and a peek at what's new for the coming school year. 

CCSD is hosting a job fair for bus drivers, school nutrition workers and paraprofessionals from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug.

CCSD is hosting a job fair for bus drivers, school nutrition workers and paraprofessionals from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at 1020 Keeter Road, Canton 30114.

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The Cherokee County School District is seeking an experienced business professional to serve as its Coordinator of Procurement overseeing a centralized purchasing department.  This position offers competitive compensation packages (salary range, based on experience: $73,000 - $107,600) with excellent benefits including Georgia State Health Benefit Plan, an outstanding work calendar, a wonderful work environment and caring team, and opportunities for professional development and advancement. 

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This message from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower is to our graduating Class of 2023 seniors.  We are sharing it with all of you, as they are the future of our community.  You can see each of their names posted below his message.

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A Cherokee County School District high school has earned a regional award for its dedication to hosting blood drives, including one to honor a late student.

River Ridge High School has been named the top performing high school in the Southeast region for blood donations by Blood Assurance.

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Five Cherokee County School District Class of 2023 graduating seniors have earned $25,000 college scholarships from a community foundation!

It is the fourth year of the annual college scholarships presented by the Jason T. Dickerson Family Foundation.  This spring, the foundation planned to award two $25,000 scholarships, but its board was so impressed by the caliber of the applicants, they decided to award five scholarships!

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A high school student success coach has earned a top honor from the Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools!

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower this week presented the 2023 Game Changer Award for Instructional Support to Kim Boehman, who serves as River Ridge High School’s student success coach.  

The Cherokee County School District is celebrating thirty-six graduating seniors who plan to pursue careers in skilled professions!

Be Pro Be Proud Georgia and the Cherokee Workforce Collaborative, an initiative of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development that includes CCSD, local businesses and industries and colleges, recently presented the annual Skilled Professions Signing Day event.  

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The Cherokee County School District today announced its Coach of the Year!

River Ridge High School girls basketball Coach Jason Taylor, who led the team to the program’s first-ever state championship win this season, was surprised with the news by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower.

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The Cherokee County School District this week honored retiring employees as legends at a new ceremony and reception.

One hundred and twenty-four retiring employees, including teachers, support staff and administrators, were celebrated at the CCSD Retiring Legends Reception and Recognition Ceremony presented Thursday evening in the school board auditorium.

The film ‘I'm Not a Psychopath’ by Sequoyah High School students Noah Popp, Justin Clark, Lauren Turnage and Ava Roberts won

Congratulations to the winners of the fifth annual Cherokee Student Film Festival, presented by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development in partnership with CCSD Career Pathway film and video teachers!

CCSD Pathway Profile - Work Based Learning

This week’s CCSD Pathway Profile focuses on Work Based Learning, which is offered at all CCSD high schools.  CCSD offers 38 Career Pathway high school programs, which provide students with a wide selection of job exploration and preparation electives.  Through CCSD Pathway Profiles, we regularly share highlights with you from one of these programs … 

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The Cherokee County School District celebrated its future educators this week!

High schools across the country held “signing day” events as part of National Teacher Appreciation Week to honor graduating seniors who plan to pursue careers in education.  All of CCSD’s high schools hosted events.

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Welcome to our new website!  We are proud to launch our new site and hope you like its new look.  While many of our most-used features are in a similar place on the new site, a few have moved. 

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The Cherokee County School Board at its meeting on Thursday, April 20, 2023 approved the appointment of a new Cherokee High School principal and improvements to the driveway and parking for Creekview High School and Creekland Middle School.

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Cherokee County School District students earned honors at an annual statewide literary competition, including two first-place wins!

Tome Student Literacy Society is a national organization dedicated to promoting reading among fourth- through 12th-grade students through club activities, community service and competition.  

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Hector Vicinte of Canton was the winner of the annual Shottenkirk Jeep Wrangler raffle, which raised more than $180,000 for CCSD high school athletics and arts programs this year.  School Board member Patsy Jordan drew the winning ticket on Saturday at the dealership in Canton. High school sports and arts programs sell the raffle tickets for $5 each throughout the fall and winter, and the schools are able to keep all the proceeds. 

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We are changing from NEFF to HERFF for our letters and letter jackets starting Spring of 2023.

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Cherokee County School District students earned top honors in the annual Congressional Art Competition!

The national competition sponsored by the Congressional Institute recognizes exemplary artwork created by high school students.  

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The Cherokee County School District is kicking off its month-long celebration of the importance of literacy!

Every March, CCSD celebrates literacy beginning with Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading event that coincides with renowned children’s book author and illustrator Dr. Seuss’s March 2 birthday.  CCSD’s Office of Curriculum & Instruction coordinates the campaign, which supports the statewide Get Georgia Reading initiative and CCSD’s continued focus on improving literacy.

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Cherokee County School District’s high schools, for the 13th consecutive year, have earned the state’s top honors for outstanding Advanced Placement (AP) programs and performance!

All of CCSD’s high schools this week were named 2023 AP Honor Schools for exceptional student performance and participation on AP exams, which offer students more challenging coursework and the opportunity to earn college credit.  

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This week’s CCSD Pathway Profile focuses on Air Force JROTC - Government and Public Administration, which is offered at Cherokee HS, Etowah HS, River Ridge HS and Sequoyah HS, with other JROTC Pathways also offered at Creekview HS (Army) and Woodstock HS (Navy).  The Cherokee County School District offers 38 Career Pathway high school programs, which provide students with a wide selection of job exploration and preparation electives.  Through CCSD Pathway Profiles, we regularly share highlights with you from one of these programs.  

Key Scholars 2023

The Cherokee County School District on Thursday night celebrated 259 outstanding high school juniors as Superintendent’s Key Scholars!  

These top students were recognized, through the 18th Annual Superintendent’s Key Scholar Recognition Ceremony, for scores achieved on the PSAT that rank them in the top 10% nationwide.  

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The Cherokee County School District congratulates the districtwide winners of the annual PTA Reflections fine arts contest!

The annual competition offers students in all grades and of all abilities the opportunity to create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts 2D and 3D.

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The Cherokee County School District earned top awards for communications and community engagement including “Best in State” honors.

The Georgia School Public Relations Association’s annual awards program recognizes outstanding work by public schools, school systems, post-secondary institutions, and educational agencies and associations.  CCSD earned the most top honors presented at the association’s awards program held last month with five “Best in State” trophies and 14 Gold Awards.

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Congratulations to the Cherokee County School District’s 2023 STAR Students and Teachers!

The STAR, or Student Teacher Achievement Recognition, Student honor is awarded to the high school senior from each Georgia public and private high school with the highest score on any single test date of the SAT and who also ranks in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of his or her class based on grade point average.  Each honored student is invited to select his or her favorite teacher to be named that school’s STAR Teacher.

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The Cherokee County School District’s School Nutrition program has added a Halal menu item.
 
CCSD School Nutrition continuously updates school menus to keep up with student preferences, and last semester tested a new item in response to a request from students’ parents.

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February is School Choice Month for the Cherokee County School District!  

In February, CCSD opens the opportunity for parents to request a school reassignment for the next school year, including our STEM, STEAM and Fine Arts Academies, and our online high school, i-Grad Virtual Academy.  

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The Cherokee County School District offers 38 Career Pathway high school programs, which provide students with a wide selection of job exploration and preparation electives.  Through CCSD Pathway Profiles, we’ll regularly share highlights with you from one of these programs.  This week’s profile focuses on Cybersecurity, which is offered at the Cherokee College & Career Academy that is open to all CCSD high school students …