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Board Briefs: School Board Updates Mission Stateme...

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, July 21, 2016, approved the second reading of School Board Policy changes, which included the establishment of an updated mission statement and a new motto. The new mission statement is: “We, the School Board of the Cherokee County School District, are committed to educating the emerging generation through

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School Board Members Tour New/Replacement Dean Rus...

Cherokee County School Board members recently toured the new/replacement Dean Rusk Middle School, getting a glimpse of the state-of-the-art facility that will serve more than 1,450 students when the school year begins on Monday, August 1. The new/replacement school is ready to open on time and under budget!  Construction was funded locally through Education Special

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First Day Facts - What's New with CCSD for 2016-17...

How many students are expected in CCSD schools this school year? How many miles will CCSD school buses drive? How many meals will be served in CCSD cafeterias? Find the answers to these questions and many more in the 2016-17 First Day Facts publication, which shares new information about the upcoming school year. Here’s a

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CCSD Staff, PTAs Win Top Georgia PTA Awards

The Cherokee County School District has won top Georgia PTA Awards for school nurses, teachers and school PTAs! The Georgia PTA, which is led by Cherokee County’s own Lisa-Marie Haygood as its President, presents statewide awards to outstanding educators and school PTAs at its summer conference. Johnston ES School Nurse Laure Carroll won the Georgia

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CCSD Employees Staying Busy Over Summer

Summer break doesn’t mean vacation time for many Cherokee County School District employees, as the summer months offer an opportune time for maintenance work and training, as well as teaching and learning for more than 1,000 students who took advantage of various CCSD summer school programs. This summer, hundreds of CCSD teachers are taking advantage

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CCSD Launches New Website!

The Cherokee County School District has launched a new website for students, parents and the community, that’s designed to be easier to navigate and friendly to mobile devices. The website,, was developed by CCSD employees, which allowed for a customized design and continuous updates at no additional costs to the School District.  As part

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CCSD Media Specialist of the Year Named Regional W...

Cherokee County School District’s 2016 Media Specialist of the Year has been named the Regional winner! Macedonia Elementary School Media Specialist Jennifer Rice in March was surprised with the CCSD award, and this week was named the Regional winner for North Central Georgia by the Georgia Library Media Association and Georgia Association of Instructional Technology!

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CCSD School Wins Prestigious Georgia School Bell A...

The Cherokee County School District continues its Georgia School Bell Award-winning streak with Bascomb Elementary School earning the prestigious honor for 2016! The distinguished Georgia School Bell Award is presented to 10 schools in Georgia each year in recognition of outstanding curriculum and organizational leadership initiatives… this is the sixth consecutive year that at least

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Board Approves Annual Budget, Calls for Education...

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, June 16, 2016 unanimously approved the Superintendent’s 2016-17 Annual Budget, which reduces class size, improves student services and further restores reserves, all without increasing the millage rate. The Annual Budget, which includes a $359 Million day-to-day operating budget, fulfills School Board members’ top priorities, such as hiring 68

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CCSD Schools, Staff Honored by Cherokee County and...

Cherokee County School District educators and PTAs won top Georgia PTA District 13 Awards at the organization’s annual awards ceremony. The Georgia PTA District 13 organization, which represents the school PTAs and county PTA councils of Cherokee, Forsyth, Gordon and Whitfield counties, presents annual awards to recognize outstanding educators and school PTAs. Teacher Jennifer Schroter

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Link to the CCSD publication, Accolades.
Link to the CCSD Annual Report.
Link to the CCSD publication, Choices.
Link to the CCSD publication, Financial Facts.
Link to the CCSD publication, Legislative Program.