Thursday, November 1, 2012
The board will vote on the proposed 2013-14 school boundaries in December.
The Cherokee County School Board will hear from the public tonight on its annual school boundary reconfiguration process. The board will hold a public hearing input meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the historic Canton High School/School Board Auditorium. It will also hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the same location. The Cherokee County School District will open a replacement E.T. Booth Middle School facility in August and district staff met with parents of students who would feed into the facility to discuss the possibility of altering the grade configuration of three elementary schools. A new Booth facility would have capacity of 1,500 and the district would like for the facility to encompass grades sixth through eighth. That would mean …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The state school superintendent lauded the Cherokee County School System for its implementation of STEM Academies at the elementary school leve.
State School Superintendent John Barge on Tuesday called the Cherokee County School District "visionary" to implement a science, technology, engineering and math academy at the elementary school level. "The minds of children, they're like sponges at this age," Barge said. "The more you can introduce them to, the more you can keep them in." Barge toured the system's first STEM school, Clark Creek Elementary, observing the STEM lab, where students work engineering projects; the math lab; and the global lab, where classes can video chat with students in other countries. On Tuesday, Clark Creek students chatted with children in Ghana, Africa, watching a presentation the African students had put together and asking questions about the weather …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The summit will discuss the upcoming charter school referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot.
The Georgia PTA will be on hand Tuesday night to discuss the upcoming referendum on charter schools voters will consider on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. The summit will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Clark Creek STEM Academy. The school is located at 3219 Hunt Road in Acworth. Sally Fitzgerald, educational policy consultant for Georgia PTA, will be the guest speaker at the event and will discuss H.B. 1162, the enabling legislation that put the question on the ballot. Voters will consider whether the state can bypass local boards of education in approving charter schools. If approved, it would amend the Georgia constitution to allow the state to approve charter schools. The Georgia PTA has come out in opposition to the amendment. …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The Cherokee County School District held its ribbon cutting for its newest facility on Thursday.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The community had the opportunity to visit first hand the Cherokee County School District's newest facility: Clark Creek Elementary School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academy in southwest Cherokee. The district held a ribbon cutting for the facility Thursday evening. The school, located on Hunt Road in southwest Cherokee County, is 134,824 square feet and includes 77 instructional units/classrooms and already has more than 900 students enrolled in grades kindergarten through fifth-grade. The facility, which was designed by JKH Architects and constructed by Evergreen Construction, is equipped with computer labs and music, art and family living classrooms, a media center, cafetorium and gymnasium and can …
Friday, February 10, 2012
The school on Hunt Road will be called Clark Creek Elementary after the waterway that runs behind the property.
The Cherokee County Board of Education voted Thursday night to name the new elementary school on Hunt Road after a local waterway, despite pleas from two members of the Hunt family to name the building after their grandfather, who owned the property for more than 100 years. The new school will be named Clark Creek Elementary School, after a creek that runs behind the ruins behind the property. However, relatives of Jasper Lafayette Hunt said they wanted the school named for the man who farmed that property for more than a decade. “It’s a perfectly nice creek, but we have creeks all over the place in Cherokee County,” said Christine Hunt, Jasper Hunt’s granddaughter-in-law. “I have creeks on my property.” Clark Creek Elementary School will …