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CCEF’s Summer Grant Application Period is Now Open!

Since its establishment in 2012, the Cherokee County Education Foundation has awarded nearly $1,000,000 in grants to CCSD students, teachers, and schools. In years past, applicants could apply for Rapid Grants in some parts of the school year, while applying for Impact Grants over the weeks of winter break. This year, CCEF is proud to announce a change to our grant application process that will allow for teachers, faculty and staff to apply for funds starting today, July 1st 2024!

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Giveaway for CCSD Middle School and High School Teachers!

Geiger Legal Group wants to reward TWO hard-working teachers from EACH Middle School and High School in Cherokee County with a "Classroom Necessities" rolling cart again this year. But we need your help!

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CCEF Awards $33,000 in Classroom Impact Grants: Grant Highlights

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation was delighted to award 23 teachers in the Cherokee County School District with Classroom Impact Grants, totaling over $33,000 for the 2023-2024 school year! 

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Lace Up for a Cause: Join Us at the Cherokee County Chick-fil-A 5K!

On Saturday, August 17th, 2024, join the Cherokee County community for an exciting morning at Etowah River Park in Canton, GA, for the 11th Annual Cherokee County Chick-fil-A 5K! Over the past eleven years, this event has contributed over $300,000 to the Cherokee County Educational Foundation and Cherokee County Special Olympics, proving that every step taken is a stride towards making a significant impact in our local community.

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Join Us for CCEF’s 2nd Annual Sporting Clays Tournament!

This year, the Cherokee County Educational Foundation will be hosting the 2nd Annual Sporting Clays Classic, on June 21st, 2024, at the Beretta Shooting Grounds at Barnsley Resort in Adairsville Georgia! Mark your calendars and gather your friends, colleagues, and fellow shooting enthusiasts for a day filled with friendly competition and the opportunity to make a difference in the Cherokee County School District.
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CCEF Gala Achieves Record Fundraising for Students and Schools!

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation's (CCEF) Celebration of Education Gala, held on March 9 at the Northside Cherokee Conference Center in Canton, was a grand success. Over 400 guests gathered, setting a new attendance record. This year's gala raised nearly $200,000, with all proceeds going to support students, classrooms, teachers, and staff within the Cherokee County School District. 

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Could Your Classroom Benefit From Spring Cleaning?

With the first day of Spring taking place last week, now is the perfect time of the school year to take care of some much-needed spring cleaning! Just think about how nice it would be to return to a clean, clutter-free classroom after the Cherokee County School District Spring Break, priming you and your students for a strong finish to the 2023-2024 school year!

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2024 Alumni of the Year

Cherokee County boasts not only some of Georgia's finest schools but also a list of remarkable alumni who consistently contribute to their community. Every year, the Cherokee County Educational Foundation (CCEF) honors two alumni for their exceptional service, commitment, and contributions to the Cherokee County School District. For 2024, CCEF is proud to recognize Dr. Susan Padgett-Harrison and Ken White as our distinguished Alumni of the Year!

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Everything you need to know for CCEF’s Celebration of Education Gala 2024!

The excitement is building for the event of the year! The Cherokee County Educational Foundation's annual 'Celebration of Education' Gala is fast approaching. Keep reading as we bring you all the essential details to ensure you have an unforgettable experience.

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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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