The Express Gateway offers parents the ability to update most basic contact information for their child (including updates that will be used by ParentSquare) without having to contact the school or fill out more paper forms. The information that can be updated is listed below.
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.
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
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.
Please see the letter from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower posted online here announcing his plan to retire, effective May 31, 2024.
Some of our most extraordinary students are now some of our most extraordinary employees! Here, we will regularly celebrate CCSD alums who are now CCSD employees … meet a Homegrown Hero! #CCSDfam
CCSD schools you attended: Canton ES, Boston ES, Buffington ES, Teasley MS and Cherokee HS
Favorite subject in school: Math! I have always been fascinated that some aspect of math is a factor in almost all decisions made in daily life.
Favorite teacher and why: Each classroom teacher, coach and administrator I had during my entire school career made an impact on me and helped me develop into the person I am today.
Interesting fact about you from your high school days: One of my special high school highlights as a Cherokee High School Warrior was being blessed to participate in state level athletic competition in three different sports – basketball, track, and cross county. In track, I held two CHS School Records for 20 years and received a college scholarship to run track and cross county.
School: Free Home ES
Position with CCSD: Principal
Why did you become an educator? I was one of those kids who always wanted to be a teacher. My most influential role models were educators; therefore, my top plan for a career choice was always education. Currently, 18 years into my career, working with students, teachers, other administrators, and our school community continues to be my passion.
Why did you want to work for CCSD? As a proud product of the Cherokee County School District, I consider it an honor and privilege to be able to give back to the school district that has given so much to me. Four generations of my family have attended CCSD.