River Ridge HS Student Wins Top Reading Award!

River Ridge HS Student Wins Top Reading Award!

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Grace Pfohl

A Cherokee County School District student has been named the top high school reader in the State!

River Ridge High School junior Grace Pfohl won first place and the title of Reader of the Year for the Secondary category (Grades 9-12) at the Georgia Reading Association’s State Competition.  Students are nominated for the award by a reading or English teacher based on the quality, quantity and variety of their reading.  Winners are selected from nominees based on the student’s essay and teacher’s letter of recommendation.

Grace is an active member of both the school’s Tome Society literacy club and the Reading Bowl Team, as well as a member of the Teen Advisory Board for the Sequoyah Regional Library System.

“This award recognizes Grace’s passion for reading and her continuing contributions to literary leadership,” Principal Darrell Herring said.

She will be recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at the School Board’s June 21 meeting.

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CCSD Friends Share Favorite Stories for “Get Cherokee Reading”

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Cherokee County School Board Chair Kyla Cromer

As part of our “Get Cherokee Reading” campaign this month, we invited a few friends to read a favorite children’s book for videos to be played in our elementary school classrooms.

A big thank you to School Board Chair Kyla Cromer, CCSD Deputy Superintendent Trey Olson and Sheriff Frank Reynolds for sharing their love of reading, and to Leslie Shelley of CCSD’s Office of Financial Management, who shared her talent for storytelling as part of the project.

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CCSD Deputy Superintendent Trey Olson

Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds

Storyteller Leslie Shelley


CCSD Congratulates Reading Bowl Winners!

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The Creekview HS team of Caitlyn Bergey, Gillian Brown, Caitlin Canfield, Jack Eno, Abigail Gallagher, Grace Godwin, Megan Halverson, Kelsey Henson, Alex Kaye, Emily McGhee and Victoria Padgett and Coaches Liana Howard and Anne Thiers celebrates its first-place win.

The Cherokee County School District congratulates its annual Reading Bowl winners and two high school teams advancing to Divisional competition!

The CCSD high school bowl winner, Creekview High School, and runner-up, River Ridge High School, will compete March 3 at the Divisional level and vie for the opportunity to move on to the State level.

Mill Creek Middle School won CCSD’s middle school-level competition, and Indian Knoll Elementary School earned first place in the elementary-school event!

The Creekview HS team, coached by Liana Howard and Anne Thiers, is made up of: Caitlyn Bergey, Gillian Brown, Caitlin Canfield, Jack Eno, Abigail Gallagher, Grace Godwin, Megan Halverson, Kelsey Henson, Alex Kaye, Emily McGhee and Victoria Padgett.  The River Ridge HS team, coached by Keara Rubin, is made up of: Bipasha Bipin, Julia Boll, Celeste Bryson, Marissa Henager, Sathvika Narasimhan, Grace Pfohl and Michelle Stevens.

The Indian Knoll ES team, coached by Kim Brown, Allison Eubanks, and Jennifer Lewis, is made up of: Luke Barber, Blakely Freeman, Isabel Harper, Kelly Rojo, Meagan Schroter, Ava Smith, Reagan Waycaster and Lauryn Young.

The Mill Creek MS team, coached by Linda Chapman, Lori Evans, and Meg Veith, is made up of: Maulik Durani, Sarah Fraser, Seraphina Jaggie, Benny Kim, Sharon Pradeep, Emily Regalado, Lorelei Sanders and Matthew Stevens.

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Indian Knoll ES Principal Dr. Ann Gazell, back row left, congratulates the first-place winning team of Luke Barber, Blakely Freeman, Isabel Harper, Kelly Rojo, Meagan Schroter, Ava Smith, Reagan Waycaster and Lauryn Young, which is coached by Kim Brown, Allison Eubanks and Jennifer Lewis.

Mill Creek MS Principal Dr. Kerry Martin, far right, congratulates the team of Maulik Durani, Sarah Fraser, Seraphina Jaggie, Benny Kim, Sharon Pradeep, Emily Regalado, Lorelei Sanders and Matthew Stevens, which is coached by Linda Chapman, Lori Evans and Meg Veith, on its first-place win.

River Ridge HS: River Ridge HS Principal Darrell Herring congratulates the school’s team, which placed second and also moves on to Divisionals: Sathvika Narasimhan, Celeste Bryson, Bipasha Bipin, Julia Boll Grace Pfohl, Marissa Henager, Michelle Stevens and Coach Keara Rubin.


CCSD Supports Get Georgia Reading Campaign

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Get Georgia Reading logo

Get Georgia Reading Campaign partner myON is delivering thousands of free books to computer and mobile devices that families can access 24 hours a day – every day – through Aug. 31.  Last summer, children throughout the state read 248,901 books and spent 55,831 hours reading.  This year, the Campaign is challenging Georgia to top last year’s numbers by reading more than 250,000 books and spending over 60,000 hours reading.  More info: http://getgeorgiareading.org/2017/05/03/summer-for-georgia-readers-begins-today/


CCSD Hosting Open House for Reviewing English Language Arts Instructional Resources Options

The Cherokee County School District is hosting an open house for stakeholders to review possible new English Language Arts instructional resources for Grades K-5.

The event, which is open to teachers, parents and other stakeholders, is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, through Thursday, Dec. 15, in Room H21 at 1020 Keeter Road, Canton.

CCSD Educational Programs staff will be onsite to answer questions, and there will be evaluation and comment opportunities.

Resources on display will include:

Reading Writing Phonics
Guided Reading with Bookrooms and/or Classroom Libraries Units of Study—Lucy Calkins Fundations
Benchmark Advance Benchmark Advance X
Scholastic X X

 


CCSD Celebrating Read for the Record Day on Thursday, Oct. 27

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Susan McCarthy, center, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Programs, Student Support, Accountability & Professional Development, celebrates the successful filming with Holly Springs Elementary School STEM Academy students in the classes of Beth Cornelison and Denise Cloer. Media Specialist Stephanie Gauthia, right, assisted with the project.

The Cherokee County School District is joining in the celebration of Read for the Record Day, a national event to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood education and literacy, on Thursday, Oct. 27.

Each year, Jumpstart (http://www.jstart.org/) selects one children’s book it encourages classes and families nationwide to read together in an effort to break the world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day.  This year’s book, “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich” by Julia Sarcone-Roach, is a classic tale of a bear’s epic journey and the mystery surrounding one delicious sandwich.

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Susan McCarthy, CCSD’s Assistant Superintendent for Educational Programs, Student Support, Accountability & Professional Development, reads to students for the video.

The School District has continued the tradition of preparing a “Reading Rainbow”-style video for teachers to considering using in their classrooms if they don’t have special events such as guest readers planned.  This year’s CCSD video features Assistant Superintendent for Educational Programs, Student Support, Accountability & Professional Development Susan McCarthy reading “The Bear Ate Your Sandwich” at Holly Springs Elementary School STEM Academy to the classes of Beth Cornelison and Denise Cloer.

The video project was made possible through the work of CCSD Facilitator for Enterprise Field Services Chris Saxon, Holly Springs ES STEM Academy Media Specialist Stephanie Gauthia and Penny Dempsey of CCSD’s Division of Public Information.

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CCSD Facilitator for Enterprise Field Services Chris Saxon films Ms. McCarthy for the video.