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.
Lisa-Marie Haygood and golfers smiling on golf course
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.
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.
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.
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...
The 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.
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 Teachers (Georgia PTA).
She brings several years of non-profit management experience and a great deal of enthusiasm for public schools to her new role.
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.
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!!
The winners of the Cherokee County Educational Foundation’s third annual “On the Road with CCEF” Contest traveled the globe spreading its message of supporting public education!
Through the contest, the Cherokee County School District employee who wore his or her CCEF 2016 T-shirt at the furthest location from Cherokee County during summer break would win a $200 Visa gift card. Every CCSD employee who entered the contest (even those who didn’t travel far) also was eligible for a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card.
Employees shared photos of their travels in their CCEF T-shirts to foreign countries to learn, visit loved ones and volunteer. Foundation Board Secretary Amanda Arnold said the contest is a wonderful way to raise awareness for CCEF and thank educators.
The Cherokee County Educational Foundation is dedicated to celebrating the successes of the Cherokee County School District and encouraging community support. The Alumni of the Year Award annually will honor at least one CCSD high school alumnus and one alumna each year for outstanding professional and civic contributions. The Awards will be presented at the CCEF “Celebration of Education” Gala on March 12; honorees will be notified in advance, and each honoree plus one guest will be guests of CCEF at the event.
The Cherokee County Educational Foundation (CCEF) is now accepting nominations for its second annual Alumni of the Year Awards.
The Foundation, which is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the Cherokee County School District, presented the first-ever Alumni of the Year Awards at its inaugural “Celebration of Education” Gala in March.
The winners of the Cherokee County Educational Foundation’s second annual “On the Road with CCEF” Contest for Cherokee County School District employees spread the message of supporting public education both near and far!
For the first time, the contest included two prizes… one for the CCSD employee who wore a CCEF 2015 T-shirt to the destination the farthest from Cherokee County during summer break, and one who was selected from a random drawing of all entries.
Woodstock High School junior Tucker Jones is the winner of the Cherokee County Educational Foundation’s first-ever T-shirt design contest.
The Foundation invited all Cherokee County School District students in Grades 6-12 to submit a design for the organization’s 2015 T-shirt that represents CCEF and the theme of “For the Love of Education.”