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Hickory Flat Community Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting o...

The Hickory Flat community gathered on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the Cherokee County School District’s newest school: the replacement Dean Rusk Middle School. The evening included remarks by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower, School Board Chair Kyla Cromer, Principal Cindy Cooper and eighth-grader Bradley Gordon, a special

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CCSD Earns Highest SAT Scores in Metro Atlanta, No...

The Cherokee County School District, which earned the highest average among metropolitan Atlanta districts, increased its score by 17 points and ranked in the top 3 school districts in Georgia for average SAT scores. The School District’s Class of 2016 earned an average total score of 1577, up from 1560 last school year, which is

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Ralph Bunche Center Playground Dedicated in Memory...

School and community gathered together at the Ralph Bunche Center in Canton on Friday, September 16, to dedicate the “Playground for Smiles” in memory of a young student who passed away last year. Christian Egner attended the preschool center for two years, before he succumbed to complications from asthma. “Christian enjoyed life to the fullest,”

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CCSD Cafeterias Add New Menu Items

Cherokee County School District cafeterias are featuring some new menu items this month, giving students and staff more variety and tastier fare for their trays. Middle and high school cafeterias have added Asian chicken bowls, popcorn chicken bowls, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, and “breakfast for lunch.”  Cafeterias will also have “game day” menus on Fridays, with items

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Seven CCSD High School Seniors Named National Meri...

Seven Cherokee County School District high school seniors today were named 2017 National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists! They are: of Creekview HS, Jack Pace; of River Ridge HS, Anabelle Paulino; of Sequoyah HS, Katie Bates and Alex Morrison; and of Woodstock HS, Alex Andon, A.J. Cox and Evan Vines. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which oversees

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CCSD Educators Selected as MIE Experts

The Cherokee County School District is congratulating nine more of its educators named Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts! Bobby Blount, CCSD Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Information Services; Sixes ES Principal Cindy Crews; Indian Knoll ES Media Specialist Jennifer Lewis; Teasley MS teacher Tammy Lafoon; Woodstock ES teacher Caitlin Crews; CCSD Technology Project Specialist Freda Williams

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CCSD Expands After-School Healthy Snack Program

The Cherokee County School District is expanding its efforts to ensure hunger doesn’t stop student learning. The School District is growing its after-school healthy snack program, which provides free snacks at schools in attendance areas with qualifying levels of students who receive free or reduced-price meals.  Nearly one-third of CCSD’s students are eligible for free

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Cherokee County Superintendent Named to State Supe...

Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower has been selected to serve on the State Superintendents’ Advisory Council. State School Superintendent Richard Woods annually appoints the Council, which is made up of about 20 local superintendents representing urban, suburban and rural districts from regions across the state. The Council provides feedback on the

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School Board Proclaims September as National Atten...

According to the U.S. Department of Education, more than 6.5 million students missed 15 or more days – almost a full month – of school during the 2013-14 academic year. During that school year, students were chronically absent in every state, and nearly 500 school districts reported that 30 percent or more of their students missed at least

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CCSD Announces School-Level Teacher of the Year Wi...

Congratulations to the Cherokee County School District’s School Teacher of the Year winners! At the start of every school year, each CCSD school is asked to select its own Teacher of the Year.  These school-level winners now are eligible for the honor of Cherokee County School District’s 2017 Teacher of the Year! The Districtwide competition

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Link to the CCSD publication, Financial Facts.
Link to the CCSD publication, Legislative Program.