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Superintendent's Entry Plan Summative Analysis

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday heard a report from Superintendent of Schools Mary Elizabeth Davis on her key priorities and recommended balanced budget for next school year, with a focus on elevating the excellence of academics and achievement for all students and improving employee compensation to retain the best educators possible.

Superintendent Continues Ongoing Meetings with CCSD Community

Mary Elizabeth Davis over the past month has continued her ongoing meetings with students, parents, teachers, support staff and community partners to listen and learn more about CCSD’s strengths to further nurture and invest in, as well as for opportunities for continuous improvement.  

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Please check out the May edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter online here for the latest CCSD news and announcements, including a message from Superintendent of Schools Mary Elizabeth Davis. Thanks to this month's newsletter sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner. #CCSDfam   

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Dear CCSD Community, 

Since joining CCSD eight weeks ago, I immediately felt the sense of community and have witnessed firsthand a depth of professional skill and effort of the employees across CCSD.  I also have met incredible students and families and have been amazed by the talent of our young people.

May 9th Job Fair

The Cherokee County School District will present a job fair to fill remaining openings for next school year from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at 1020 Keeter Road, Canton, GA 30114.

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday heard a presentation from Superintendent of Schools

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday heard a presentation from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis on her progress over the past month in the new role.  The school board also approved new school assistant principals for next school year.

Need help applying for a support staff job with the Cherokee County School District? Our Human Resources team is holding an Open Application Lab from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at 1020 Keeter Road, Canton, Ga. 30114.

Need help applying for a support staff job with the Cherokee County School District? Our Human Resources team is holding an Open Application Lab from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at 1020 Keeter Road, Canton, Ga. 30114.

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, March 21, 2024 heard a presentation from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Eli

The Cherokee County School Board on Thursday, March 21, 2024 heard a presentation from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis on her first two full weeks in the new role.  The school board also approved new school leaders for next school year and heard updates on new school construction projects. 

Mary Elizabeth Davis today began her service to Cherokee County as our new Superintendent of Schools.  True to her 100-day pl

Mary Elizabeth Davis today began her service to Cherokee County as our new Superintendent of Schools.
 
True to her 100-day plan’s mission -- “Listen to understand, Lean-in to remember, and Learn to Lead” – Mary Elizabeth spent her first day visiting schools and meeting students, teachers and support staff, families and business and community partners. 

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Cherokee County School District kindergarten and new student registration now is open online for the 2024 -25 school year.  Parents of any student who will be new to CCSD for the 2024-25 school year can enter information and upload documents to complete the registration process online using CCSD’s Synergy system.  

Some CCSD parents may have received a negative meal account balance notification email from LINQ Connect in error today (March 4, 2024). Please disregard that notification. We have quickly resolved this occurrence. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

CCSD 2024 Partner and Volunteer of the Year

The Cherokee County School District celebrated outstanding school volunteers and business and community partners at the annual CCSD Partner of the Year and Volunteer of the Year Recognition Ceremony.  The ceremony on Thursday evening in the school board auditorium honored a Partner of the Year and a Volunteer of the Year for each individual school and center.  The evening included the surprise announcement of the CCSD Partner of the Year and Volunteer of the Year selected from that pool of honorees.

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis

The Cherokee County School Board at its regular meeting tonight, Feb. 15, 2024, voted to officially hire Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis as the county’s next Superintendent of Schools.

Dr. Davis currently serves as Superintendent of Schools for Henry County.  You can learn more about her extensive experience as an educator and leader online here.  Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower last fall announced he planned to retire this spring after nearly 40 years in education, including eight years in his current role.        

Photo collage includes surprise presentations at, from left to right, Etowah HS, Creekland MS, Johnton ES, Mountain Road ES,

Congratulations to the Cherokee County School District’s 2024 School Teachers of the Year winners!  Every school year, every CCSD school’s teachers and staff are asked to select a Teacher of the Year for their school.  These school-level winners now are eligible for the honor of Cherokee County School District 2024 Teacher of the Year. 

Please check out the February edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter for the latest CCSD news, announcements and upcoming

Please check out the February edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter for the latest CCSD news, announcements and upcoming events.  The Superintendent’s message includes an important message about school choice and enrollment, as well as the opportunity to nominate a CCSD teacher or support staff member to win one of four $250 gift cards through the CCSD Share the Love contest, sponsored by Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner. #CCSDfam
 

CCSD 2024 School Choice infographic

February is School Choice Month for the Cherokee County School District!  In February, CCSD opens the opportunity for parents to request a school reassignment for the next school year, including our STEM, STEAM and Fine Arts Academies; this year, registration for our online high school, i-Grad Virtual Academy, begins a little later on March 11.  Registration for Pre-K, kindergarten and Grades 1-12 new student enrollment for the next school year begins in March.

Dr Mary Elizabeth Davis

The Cherokee County School Board at a special called meeting tonight, Jan. 31, 2024, announced a sole finalist to serve as the county’s next Superintendent of Schools.  The school board voted to announce Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis as the sole finalist to begin leading the school district.

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Please check out the January edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter online here for the latest CCSD news, announcements and upcoming events.  The Superintendent’s message includes information on inclement weather school closings and an update on the school board’s search for CCSD’s next superintendent. Thanks to this month's newsletter sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner! #CCSDfam

CCSDGives Holiday Service Projects Video 2023

CCSD schools celebrated the holiday season by serving the community through donation drives and volunteering. Thank you to the teachers and staff who organized these #CCSDGives projects. We hope you enjoy this slideshow of photos from just a few of these many activities that's online here. Happy Holidays to our #CCSDfam!

The Cherokee County School District is hiring more than 200 custodians to join the #CCSDfam!  We need head custodians ($20.50

The Cherokee County School District is hiring more than 200 custodians to join the #CCSDfam!  We need head custodians ($20.50-$27.65/hour, 235-day work calendar), full-time ($16.50-$23.70/hour, 220-day work calendar), part-time ($20/hour) and substitutes ($18.75/hour).  

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The Cherokee County School Board at its meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, heard plans by the Superintendent of Schools to return school custodial services to in-house operations for next school year.  The school board also approved the Woodstock HS classroom addition construction contract, named Dr. Chad Flatt as the new principal for Freedom Middle School beginning Jan. 8 as Principal Whitney Nolan is stepping down and appointed Adam Holley as the new head football coach for Cherokee High School.  

CCSD Educators Hall of Fame Class of 2024 Call for Nominations

The Cherokee County School District is calling for nominations of outstanding retired educators for its hall of fame!  The CCSD Educators Hall of Fame recognizes retired educators who made significant contributions during their career in CCSD and left a lasting positive impact on the lives of students, colleagues and our community.

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The Cherokee County School District next month will celebrate outstanding service at its sixth annual Support Staff Employees of the Year Awards!  The recognition ceremony will honor one Support Staff Employee of the Year from each of CCSD’s schools, centers and central office divisions.

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CCSD is in the process of welcoming 30 new additions to its bus fleet, with new vehicles being delivered that will offer more safety features for its drivers and passengers while allowing the oldest buses in the fleet to be taken out of service. 

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Please check out the November edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter online here for the latest CCSD news, announcements and upcoming events including the Superintendent’s announcement that Tuesday, May 21, will be a remote Digital Learning Day for all students due to usage of schools for the Georgia Primary Election. 

Reminder: Election Day -- Tuesday, Nov. 7, is a remote Digital Learning Day for all students.

The Cherokee County School District this school year began a new program to recognize employees’ important service to the com

The Cherokee County School District this school year began a new program to recognize employees’ important service to the community.  The CCSD Milestones Service Awards celebrate employees’ dedication to serving the community through their vocation.  

child find QR code 2023

The purpose of Child Find is to identify, locate, and evaluate children and youth, who are suspected of having or have a diagnosed disability or developmental delay, in order to provide free appropriate Special Education services.  The Cherokee County School District serves children from age 3 to 21 years old.

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Please check out the October edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter online here for the latest CCSD news, announcements and upcoming events.  Reminders: Oct. 9 is a Student Holiday -- no school for students; Oct. 11 is PSAT DAY/Digital Learning Day for high school juniors and seniors (more details in newsletter).  Thank you to Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner, for sponsoring this month's newsletter.  #CCSDfam
 
 

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The Cherokee County School Board at its regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023 heard an update on its search for the next superintendent of schools.  The school board earlier this month voted to contract with the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) for its support services to aid in the search.  Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower on Sept. 1 announced his plans to retire at the end of this school year.

image CCSD Connections newsletter September 2023

Please check out the September edition of the CCSD Connections newsletter online here for the latest CCSD news, announcements and upcoming events.  Learn more about CCSD School Nutrition’s fifth annual Parent Recipe Contest – entries are due Sept. 14.  Thanks to this month's newsletter sponsor, Credit Union of Georgia, a CCSD Partner!  #CCSDfam
 

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The Cherokee County School District continues to earn top state honors for serving fresh nutritious meals to students!  CCSD’s School Nutrition program, which serves 5 million meals annually, won the Golden Radish Award from the Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Division.  

cover of Class Act magazine showing teacher and students blasting off a rocket made in science class

Class Act, the award-winning magazine from the Cherokee County School District, went home with students the first week of school, giving parents a one-stop publication for back-to-school information and a peek at what's new for the coming school year. 

CCSD is hosting a job fair for bus drivers, school nutrition workers and paraprofessionals from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug.

CCSD is hosting a job fair for bus drivers, school nutrition workers and paraprofessionals from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at 1020 Keeter Road, Canton 30114.

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Welcome to our new website!  We are proud to launch our new site and hope you like its new look.  While many of our most-used features are in a similar place on the new site, a few have moved. 

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The Cherokee County School Board at its meeting on Thursday, April 20, 2023 approved the appointment of a new Cherokee High School principal and improvements to the driveway and parking for Creekview High School and Creekland Middle School.