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Why Invest in Disadvantaged Students

Not everyone has the same story. Some students show up to school every day and can effortlessly pass all their classes, while others may need more help to achieve the same success. However, these disadvantaged students haven't always received the attention they needed to help them succeed. 

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Impact of Quality Schools on Real Estate Prices

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 There are many pieces to the puzzle when deciding a location to build or buy a house. Some of the puzzle pieces include:

  • Surrounding Community 
  • School District
  • Job Security
  • Surrounding Housing Market
  • Tax Rates 
  • Mortgage Rates
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2019 CCEF Golf Classic

What an amazing day of good weather and great golfers to benefit the students and staff of Cherokee County.  Thank you to our sponsors, players, and volunteers.  Every public school in Cherokee County will benefit from this incredible outing.  Check out the gallery of photos from today's successful event.

To view more photos from the event, click here.

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2019 Cherokee County Educational Foundation Golf Classic

Happy Fall, Cherokee County!

We finally have some fall weather, and what better way to enjoy the crisp air than participating in the 6th annual CCEF Golf Classic benefiting the students and staff of the Cherokee County School District on October 14th at BridgeMill Athletic Club. Don't miss the chance to show off your golf game, all for a good cause. 

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On the Road with CCEF Contest Winners Announced

By: Lisa-Marie Haygood 

Each summer, supporters of Cherokee County Educational Foundation (CCEF) are encouraged to travel with their CCEF t-shirts and capture photos near and far. They submit their travel pictures to the On the Road with CCEF contest, and the person who travels the greatest distance is awarded a $300 gift card. A drawing is held for an additional $100 gift card from all other entries. 

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2019-2020 T-Shirt Campaign

 The Cherokee County Educational Foundation (CCEF) is launching its 8th Annual T-Shirt Fundraising Campaign! The 501©(3) non-profit organization, supports both students and staff of the Cherokee County School District by promoting teaching, learning and celebrating achievements. CCEF seeks funding and resources to enrich Cherokee County Schools in areas not fully funded in the regular school program. 

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No Room for Hunger in Cherokee County

Many kids rely on the meals provided to them by their school to keep them fed. So, what happens when they're out for the summer and are no longer able to obtain food? The answer is disheartening – they often go hungry.

"6 out of 7 hungry kids don't get the summer meals they need." Reports No Kid Hungry.

This is a reality that so many children face, but thanks to the funding of the USDA Seamless Summer Option, less kids are going hungry in the summer months.

The Cherokee County School District Nutrition Department and the Transportation Department joined forces to take an old school bus and turn it into a sign of hope for so many children. This sign of hope came in the form of a new delivery bus.

This café on wheels made a big impact on Cherokee County's community. The only requirements are that the recipients of these summer meals must be 18 years old or younger, and that they eat the meal on-site – no identification required! Kids can eat either in the bus or on the tables and chairs provided that surround the bus.

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CCEF President and Northside Hospital CEO Receives Superintendent’s 2019 Game Changer Award

Superintendent Dr. Brian Hightower surprised Billy Hayes with his Superintendent's 2019 Game Changer Award for Instructional Advocacy during the monthly board meeting of the Cherokee County Educational Foundation where the Northside CEO serves as board president. Enter heading here...
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Celebration of Education Gala

b2ap3 amp gala logo smallThe Cherokee County Educational Foundation (CCEF) will present its 5th Annual “Celebration of Education” Gala fundraiser on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center.

We are very excited about our event to benefit the schools and students of the Cherokee County School District. This black-tie night includes dinner, the “CCSD’s Got Talent” Student Talent Show, Silent Auction and special recognitions of outstanding Alumni and Educators. We are asking for your support.

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2019 5K

Save the date for the 2019 5K, August 10, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

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Fifth Annual Golf Classic at BridgeMill

CCEF's fifth annual Golf Classic was at BridgeMill Athletic Club on Monday, October 8. Thank you for making our Annual Golf Classic an Amazing Success.


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Cherokee County High School Graduation Promo 2018

Cherokee County Educational Foundation salutes our graduates!  The following video was shared for Cherokee County high school 2018 graduation ceremonies.

 

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No Room for Hunger in Cherokee County

Over the past five years, the Chick-fil-A Cherokee County Moo’ve It 5K has grown to become one of the largest road races in North Georgia. It is held at the beautiful Etowah River Park and this year's date is Saturday, August 11th. It is presented by Chick-fil-A Cherokee County and Southeast Restoration, and benefits the Cherokee County Educational...

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Fifth Annual Golf Classic at BridgeMill


The Cherokee County Educational Foundation hosted their Fourth Annual "Celebration of Education" Gala on Saturday, March 10th, at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center.  

The Superintendent was the Honorary Chairman, and the entire evening was filled with recognition of past and present staff, students and a few surprises along the way.

The gala sold out again this year as the foundation continues to break new ground with the event.  Below are photos from a wonderful night!

 
 



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Dr. Susan Buice Introduction Video

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Billy Hasty Jr. Introduction Video

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CCEF Sponsors Video

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The Importance of Teacher Appreciation

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation Board presented Dr. Brian Hightower, CCSD Superintendent and Kyla Cromer, CCSD School Board Chair with a check for $45,018 to help with special grants in the district. These monies will be used for several special grant programs including graduation coaching assistance for high school seniors with special ...

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How Nature-Deficit Disorder Is Affecting Our Kids (and What We Can Do About It)

How Nature-Deficit Disorder Is Affecting Our Kids (and What We Can Do About It)

Lisa-Marie Haygood has been hired to serve as the new Executive Director for the Cherokee County Educational Foundation. Haygood has served as an Educational Consultant with the Georgia School Boards Association, is a member of the National PTA Legislative Committee, and serves as the Immediate Past-President of the Georgia Congress of Parents and ...

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12 Safe and Fun Summer Activities for Kids

CCEF raised over $38,000 for the Cherokee County School District at this tournament!

Since its establishment in 2012, CCEF has awarded more than $205,000 in grants to students, teachers and schools. The nonprofit, charitable foundation seeks funding and resources to enrich schools in areas not fully funded in the regular school program.

See our photo gallery slideshow for all many great photos from this wonderful event. 

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2019 5K

THIRD Annual "Celebration of Education" CCEF Gala

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation will build upon the success of its past two events with the presentation of its Third Annual “Celebration of Education” Gala benefitting the Cherokee County School District on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

The black-tie optional event at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center in Canton begins with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. and dinner, awards and entertainment at 7:30 p.m. The event’s presenting sponsor is Northside Hospital-Cherokee.

“Our past two galas have been so successful that we can’t wait for this year’s event,” CCEF Board President William “Billy” G. Hasty Jr. said. “Our sponsors and guests help us celebrate the important work being done every day by our School District and raise funds to benefit CCSD students, teachers and schools.”

Since its establishment in 2012, CCEF has awarded more than $205,000 in grants to students, teachers and schools. The nonprofit, charitable foundation seeks funding and resources to enrich schools in areas not fully funded in the regular school program.



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Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, raffle with cash prizes and silent auction during the cocktail hour reception, followed by dinner, dessert and the program. The entertainment will be the third annual “CCSD’s Got Talent” student talent show featuring the best act from each of CCSD’s six high schools in competition for a $1,000 grand prize and $500 runner-up prize.

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CCEF President and Northside Hospital CEO Receives Superintendent’s 2019 Game Changer Award

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation held its Fourth Annual Golf Classic on October 31 at Hawks Ridge Golf Club. Partnering with presenting sponsors Bill Holt Chevrolet and Northside Hospital Cherokee enabled this year's classic to "out drive" all expectations and raise over $42,000 to support CCSD schools, teachers and students. Sponsors inc...

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How the Georgia Lottery Benefits Future and Past Cherokee County Students

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Friday September 2nd was an exciting day for Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy. Members of the CCEF board dropped in to award 25 Surface tablet Computers to Ms. Nicole Dahlberg, Hasty's computer lab teacher!  She was the recipient of the foundation's Technology Challenge Grant.  Ms. Dahlberg was surprised in the cafeteria with balloons and lots of Hasty Huskies cheers! Congratulations Ms. Dahlberg!!

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