CCSD School Named Finalist for Top Statewide STEM Education Award!

CCSD School Named Finalist for Top Statewide STEM Education Award!

STEM Education Awards logoA Cherokee County School District school has been named a finalist for a top statewide STEM education award!

The Technology Association of Georgia and the TAG Education Collaborative have selected Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy as a finalist for its 2017 Georgia STEM Education Awards.

The Georgia STEM Education Awards recognize schools, programs, and companies in a range of categories for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education in Georgia. Clark Creek ES STEM Academy is a finalist in the STEM Certified School category. Winners will be announced during a ceremony on November 3 at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta.

“We’re so proud to see Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy recognized at the state level for its achievements in teaching and learning,” Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “A Title I school, Clark Creek serves children who face challenges many of their peers do not, so the school’s ability to exceed schools statewide in the crucial area of STEM education makes this honor that much more impressive. Congratulations to the entire school community!”

This is the second time for Clark Creek ES STEM Academy to be named a finalist for these awards, having previously been recognized in 2016. The school, led by Principal Joey Moss, also recently was honored as the Georgia winner of the 2017 Program Excellence Award presented by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association.

In 2015, Clark Creek ES STEM Academy earned the prestigious State STEM Certification… only the 11th elementary school in Georgia to earn this commendation, and the first in Cherokee County.


CCSD Schools Named Finalists in Technology Association of Georgia’s 2016 STEM Education Awards!

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Two Cherokee County School District schools have been named finalists for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and TAG Education Collaborative’s 2016 STEM Education Awards!

Canton Elementary School STEM Academy is a finalist for the Elementary School Award, and Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy is a finalist for the STEM Certified School Outreach Award!

This is the second consecutive year for the schools to be named to the elite list of finalists.

The awards were created, according to the Association, to recognize “outstanding efforts and achievement in supporting and promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in Georgia.”

Winners will be announced during the STEM Education Awards ceremony on Nov. 4 at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta.

“We applaud each of this year’s finalists for their extraordinary efforts to bolster awareness about the importance of STEM and for their hard work to increase student participation in science, technology, engineering and math programs,” said Michael Robertson, director of the Collaborative.  “Georgia will need to fill some 211,000 STEM-related jobs by 2018, so we are pleased to showcase so many great schools, programs and organizations that are helping to develop a strong future workforce for our state. ”

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members; TAG Education Collaborative is dedicated to developing science, technology, engineering and math initiatives in Georgia.