Thursday, May 23, 2013
The top two students in the senior classes at each of the county's six high schools were recognized at the school district's annual Scholar Recognition Banquet.
The Cherokee County School District and school board members on Tuesday honored the valedictorians and salutatorians of the class of 2013 during its 13th annual Scholar Recognition Banquet. The banquet, held at the Woodmont Golf & Country Club, featured speeches by the honorees and their favorite teachers, the presentation of gifts and a buffet dinner. The students and teachers were congratulated by the Cherokee County School Board, and each student received an Apple iPad, $50 gift card, plaque and handcrafted commemorative mug. Each teacher received a plaque and $100 gift card. The gifts were made possible by donations from event sponsors. This year's valedictorians and salutatorians are: Etowah High School River Ridge High …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
State average is 67.44 percent
About 73 percent of Cherokee County high school students graduated within four years in 2012, according to new figures the Georiga Department of Education released this week. See how individual schools in Woodstock fared here or in the accompanying PDF.
Commencement ceremonies start Thursday for Cherokee County's Class of 2013.
The time is upon us! Below are the Cherokee County school system's graduation dates and times for the commencements to be held at First Baptist Church of Woodstock, which will stream the ceremonies live online here: http://www.fbcw.org/media/live-media/ Also check out the PDF lists of graduating seniors accompanying this article, which includes River Ridge's first graduating class. See also:
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A Cherokee County schools internship program teaches students about the law enforcement profession.
A initiative to introduce students at three Woodstock high schools to a career in law enforcement is gaining traction. After nearly four years in existence, the Cherokee County School District Police Department internship program recently had one of its students take a step forward in the law enforcement field. Jack Fulenwider III, a former intern of the program who graduated from Etowah High School in 2010, recently graduated from the police academy class at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. Fulenwider has joined the Cherokee Sheriff's Office as a deputy and is assigned to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center. Another Etowah graduate and intern, Jonathan Kissee, is now enrolled at Kennesaw State University. …
Gabby Roth was recognized by the Cherokee County Board of Education last week during her last meeting.
A River Ridge High School student was recently recognized for her service to the Cherokee County School Board. The board last week recognized Roth, a senior at River Ridge, during her tenure as its student advisor. Roth thanked Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Petruzielo, Board Chair Janet Read and the School Board for being exemplary leaders. “I have taken so much away from this opportunity," she said. "You all have shown me how important it is to be civic-minded and active in our community. I appreciate all you do; being in this position has opened my eyes as to why Cherokee County schools are so successful." At River Ridge, Roth is president of the school's Senior Class Council and Student Advisory Council; a varsity football …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Cherokee County School District's summer school sessions will start on June 3.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
A divided Cherokee County School Board on Thursday debated policy changes that address previous points of contention.
Three policy changes proponents say would strengthen the Cherokee County School Board's governance were the subject of a lengthy debate during the board's meeting on Thursday. The board spent roughly an hour hashing out three proposals that would reiterate a current policy, and add two more regulations for the board to abide by. The first reading of two policies, which spell out the job descriptions and responsibilities of the school board chair and vice chair and stipulates the superintendent of schools is responsible for establishing ad hoc committees, were approved 4-3, with members Michael Geist, Kelly Marlow and Rob Usher rejecting. Board members could not come to an agreement on the third proposed change, which states school board…
Friday, May 17, 2013
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The Cherokee County School District will reduce its number of furlough days from eight to six, restoring two calendar days for students.
An additional two classroom instruction days will soon return to the Cherokee County School District. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Petruzielo announced during Thursday's work session that the district will restore two days to its calendar for the 2013-14 school year. Petruzielo said the district was able to perform the restoration due to the increase in the county's tax digest. That would get the district's instructional calendar from 175 days to 177 for students. Before furlough days, the district operated on a 180 day calendar for students. The tax digest increased by 2.8 percent for school portion of tax assessments. The entire digest increased by 3 percent. After exemptions and appeals are applied, the school district is …