CCSD to Hold Annual Comprehensive Plan Review Parent Meetings

CCSD to Hold Annual Comprehensive Plan Review Parent Meetings

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The Cherokee County School District will hold its annual Comprehensive Improvement Plan Review parent meetings later this month.

Under authorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act, CCSD, as a Local Educational Agency (LEA), is provided Federal funds for initiatives designed to meet the educational needs of eligible students.

Each year, as part of the funding application process, CCSD is required to complete a District Comprehensive Needs Assessment to examine the systems and structures that are in place to sustain improvement in student academic achievement, as well as detail how the District will serve various populations of students (economically disadvantaged, disabled, limited English proficient, homeless, etc.).

These policies and plans are reviewed by teachers, administrators, students, parents and other stakeholders through a process called “Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan (CLIP) Review.”  CCSD will hold CLIP Parent Review meetings from 10 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. on May 14, 2018 at the Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo Educational Services Facility auditorium at 1205 Bluffs Parkway in Canton.

Letter from the Superintendent  and Spanish Translation

 


Clark Creek ES STEM Academy Named a Georgia Reward School!

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Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy has been named a Georgia High-Progress Reward School!

This designation from the Georgia Department of Education recognizes Clark Creek for being among the top 10% of Title I schools in Georgia making the greatest progress in improving student mastery of performance standards as measured by statewide assessments. A Title I school has a high percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

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“Being recognized as a High-Progress Reward School affirms the commitment of our staff, students, and parents to maintaining high performance and continuous improvement,” Principal Joey Moss said. “We take pride in the teaching and learning that takes place at Clark Creek Elementary STEM Academy. Our teachers and staff members are dedicated to meeting the needs of all students to ensure they achieve their highest potential and meet their academic goals.”

Clark Creek ES STEM Academy has earned numerous honors in recognition of its outstanding academics and STEM programs, including being the first school in the Cherokee County School District (and only the 11th elementary school in Georgia) to earn State STEM Certification.

Most recently, the school was tapped as a 2017 Georgia STEM Education Award finalist by The Technology Association of Georgia and the TAG Education Collaborative, and was named the Georgia winner of the 2017 Program Excellence Award presented by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association and Paxton-Patterson.

“We are committed to providing the best education possible to every member of our ‘emerging generation,’ and this honor recognizes how the Clark Creek family is succeeding in that mission,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “Our Title I schools serve our students with the greatest needs and challenges, which makes this achievement even more meaningful. I’m proud of the teachers, students, families and partners who made this success happen – congratulations and thank you!”

Principal Moss and her leadership team will be recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at the School Board’s March 15 meeting.


Canton ES STEM Academy Wins Top STEM Education Award!

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: Celebrating the 2016 Georgia STEM Education Award for Elementary Schools are, from left to right, Peter Gleichman of Partner in Education, the Rotary Club of Canton; and Canton ES STEM Academy STEM Education Specialist Dr. Judy Wright, Principal Beth Long and STEM Program Coordinator Emma Griffin.

Canton Elementary School STEM Academy has won the 2016 Georgia STEM Education Award for Elementary Schools!

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and TAG Education Collaborative present annual awards to recognize “outstanding efforts and achievement in supporting and promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in Georgia” including one award to the most outstanding Elementary School for STEM education.

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This win, which was announced and presented during the STEM Education Awards ceremony on Friday at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta, follows Canton ES STEM Academy’s recognition last year as a finalist for a 2015 Georgia STEM Education Award.  Canton Elementary School STEM Academy is one of six Cherokee Academies in CCSD, a Nationally recognized innovative school choice program.

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Dr. Judy Wright speaks onstage as she accepts the award on behalf of the school.

“Congratulations to Canton Elementary School STEM Academy on this outstanding accomplishment recognizing it as a model of excellence for the State,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said.  “This award recognizes significant work on the part of our teachers and leaders, as well as by students, families, volunteers and partners.  We’re especially proud to see a Title I school with many students whose parents speak English as a second language and/or who struggle financially receive such acclaim for the opportunities provided to every student.  The lesson plans and best practices incubated at this school are shared with staff throughout our School District and State.”

Principal Beth Long, STEM Education Specialist Dr. Judy Wright and STEM Program Coordinator Emma Griffin attended on behalf of the school; STEM Education Specialist David Cornn was unable to attend.  They were joined by Peter Gleichman of the Rotary Club of Canton, the school’s Partner in Education of the Year, which has provided significant financial and volunteer support to enhance the school’s STEM resources including construction of an AGUA Lab aquaponics lab and media center Makerspace.

“High-tech careers are some of the most in-demand and highest paying jobs in our country and the anticipated shortage of employees is staggering,” said Amanda Hendley, Chief Operating Officer for TAG. “Our 2016 STEM Education Award winners are the best of the best and are making a major impact on workforce development in Georgia.”

In addition to Canton ES STEM Academy receiving the Elementary School Award at Friday’s ceremony, Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy was recognized as a finalist for the STEM Certified School Outreach Award.

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.

Canton ES STEM Academy will be recognized for its achievement by the Superintendent of Schools and School Board at the Dec. 1 School Board Meeting.

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Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower congratulates Canton Elementary School STEM Academy Principal Beth Long, left, and Clark Creek Elementary School STEM Academy Principal Joey Moss. Canton ES STEM Academy won the 2016 Georgia STEM Education Award for Elementary Schools, and Clark Creek ES STEM Academy was recognized as a finalist for the STEM Certified School Outreach Award.