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Understanding Leap Year: Implications for the Classroom

It's that time again when February has 29 days instead of 28 days. That's right, 2024 is a Leap year! As we approach the end of the month, let's look at the scientific explanation, the history behind it, and what teaching avenues it provides for the classroom. 

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Cherokee County Educational Foundation’s 2022-23 Annual Report

The 2022-2023 school year was an incredibly successful and record-breaking year for the Cherokee County Educational Foundation (CCEF). CCEF's efforts to raise funds and awareness to support continued excellence in all classrooms and schools of the Cherokee County School District not only met, but exceeded all expectations last year, and look to con...

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Our Annual Celebration of Education Gala is Back for 2024!

It's that time of year again! We are coming up on another annual 'Celebration of Education' Gala, taking place on March 9th, 2024! Every year, CCEF presents the Gala to benefit the teachers, students, and staff of CCSD. 

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Impact Grants Are Back for the 2023-2024 School Year!

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation is proud to announce that Impact Grants are back for the 2023-2024 school year! Applications are currently open for submissions, and CCEF will be accepting applications until the deadline, January 31st, 2024.

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Our Latest Rapid Grant Recipients

Throughout the year CCEF receives many applications for Rapid Grants, and one of the best parts about approving and providing these funds to our great CCSD faculty members is recognizing the spectacular things they are doing in their classrooms with the help of our community! 

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Rapid Grant Recipients Spotlight

In this Rapid Grant Recipients Spotlight, we highlight the dedicated teachers at Cherokee County School District who aim to enrich their class resources and students' learning. The educators exemplify the spirit of dedication in their pursuit of enhancing the learning experience for their students. Their creative proposals and commitment to the educational well-being of their schools have earned them a place in the spotlight. 

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Swing, Serve, and Shoot! – Our Fall Classics Are Back!

We are excited to announce that CCEF's fall classics are returning in October! That's right, CCEF will host their annual Golf Classic and Tennis and Pickleball Classic. These two fantastic events play a big part in funding our Rapid Grant and Impact Grant programs here at the Cherokee County Educational Foundation, and we are looking forward to a great day of competition!

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Back to School Tips for a Successful Year

The start of a new school year is an exciting time filled with opportunities for growth, learning and self-discovery. As students and teachers prepare to return to school it's important to plan for a successful academic journey ahead. Whether you're starting at a new school or teaching a new class let's provide you with some tips to make the most out of the coming year!

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Another Year of Success for the Largest Five K in North Georgia

CANTON, GEORGIA, August 12, 2023 – On Saturday, the 10th annual Cherokee County Chick-fil-A Five K took place, gathering the Cherokee County community together to raise funds for the Cherokee County Educational Foundation (CCEF) and the Cherokee County Special Olympics (CCSO). 

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2023 Impact Grant Spotlight Continued: Harrington & Guy

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation was pleased to award 29 teachers in the Cherokee County School District with Classroom Impact Grants, which ended up totaling over $66,000 for the 2022-2023 school year! 

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Are You Ready for the 10th Annual Cherokee County 5K?

With the 2023-2024 school year coming right around the corner, that also means that another Chick-Fil-A Cherokee County 5K is upon us! This year's race will be the 10th annual 5K, happening on August 12th, 2023! 

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2023 Impact Grant Recipient Spotlight: Cornn & Casteel

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation was pleased to award 29 teachers in the Cherokee County School District with Classroom Impact Grants, which ended up totaling over $66,000 for the 2022-2023 school year! 

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CCEF 2023 Summer Tournament Recap

This summer has already been one to remember! Earlier this month, the Cherokee County Education foundation held another amazing golf tournament, sponsored by the Education First Fund Realty Team! CCEF also had the pleasure to introduce the first ever sporting clays tournament, co-sponsored by Batson-Cook Construction & Northside Hospital Cherokee! 

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Giveaway for CCSD Elementary Teachers!

Geiger Legal Group wants to reward one hard-working teacher from EACH Elementary School in Cherokee County with a cart full of classroom goodies. But we need your help!

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Your Classroom Cleanout Guide

The end of the school year is finally here! While many of our great teachers, faculty, and staff are ready for a relaxing summer break, there are typically a couple of final things that we must deal with before we say goodbye to our classrooms for the summer. Whether you're moving to a new classroom, changing grades, or just had a hectic year full of clutter, we all must make decisions on what to keep and what to get rid of come this time of year. 

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4 Self-Care Strategies to Help You Make the Most of Summer Break

As our 2022-2023 school year winds down to a close in the coming days, teachers, faculty, staff, parents and students alike find themselves longing for a well-deserved summer break. Whether your summer will be filled wall-to-wall with activities or spent in full relaxation mode, we can all learn a thing or two about self-care as we take time to rec...

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Save the Dates – CCEF Summer Events 2023

While the school year may be over next month, the Cherokee County Educational Foundation has some amazing events coming up this summer that you won't want to miss! Check out all of the event details to learn about registration, deadlines, and so much more!

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Three Great Ways to Keep Students Engaged at Year-End

Somehow May is already right around the corner and the last day for students is just a month away! One of the most challenging aspects of a school year's end is teachers keeping their students engaged and motivated.

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Thank You for Another Amazing CCEF Gala!

On the night of March 11th, 400 people joined the Cherokee County Educational Foundation for our 9th annual Celebration of Education Gala at the Northside Cherokee Conference Center. This event, sponsored by Manley, Spangler and Smith Architects, was the largest fundraiser in the history of CCEF, raising more than $200,000 to benefit both Classroom...

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2023 Alumni of the Year

Cherokee County is home to some of the best schools in Georgia, along with some incredible alumni that continue to give back to their community year after year. Each year, CCEF recognizes two alumni that have exhibited exemplary service, dedication, and civic contributions to the Cherokee County School District. This year, CCEF has chosen to recognize Judge Jennifer Davis and Randy Gravley as the 2023 Alumni of the year! 

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