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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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Everything You Need to Know for the 2023 Celebration of Education Gala!

It's almost that time of the year again! The Cherokee County Educational Foundation's annual 'Celebration of Education' Gala is right around the corner! The Gala will be taking place next month, on Saturday, March 11th, 2023.

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Dodgeball, Wine Tastings, Teacher Shoutouts & more!

We've got so many exciting events going on with CCEF coming up soon! Along with our annual 'Celebration of Education' Gala on March 11th, we put together these upcoming events you don't want to miss out on, and the best part is, they all will help benefit the students, teachers, and staff of the Cherokee County School District! 

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How to Encourage Productive Group Work in 2023

When you think back on doing group work when you were in school, you may have conflicting memories. Some people may remember a time where they worked in a group on a project and had to pull most of the weight. You may even recall a time where you were paired with a student, or group of students, that you didn't have a strong connection with, only to make those connections along they way and ultimately succeed. 

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Kicking Off 2023 with CCEF!

Can you believe we are already a few weeks into 2023? Well, with the arrival of the new year, we've got some incredible things on the horizon that you don't want to miss! 

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Setting Goals for the Classroom in 2023

With the Holiday season approaching, along with a much-needed break, students, teachers, and faculty are all looking forward to different things: enjoying time spent with the family, getting some much-needed rest, and much more. Oftentimes, we forget that by the time the holiday break ends, and everyone makes their return to school, that we are in a new year! 

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Looking Ahead To 2023

As 2022 comes to a close, we are so thankful to look back on another successful and amazing year supporting the students and staff of the Cherokee County School District by promoting teaching, learning, and celebrating achievements. Through so many of our wonderful programs, fundraisers, sponsors, donors, and volunteers, CCEF is able to continue making an impact. 

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Impact Grants Are Back for the 2022-2023 School Year!

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation is proud to announce that Impact Grants are back for the 2022-2023 school year! Applications are currently open for submissions, and CCEF will be accepting applications until the deadline, January 31st, 2023.

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Thankfulness in the Classroom

There's no time like November to get into a thankful spirit, and showing your gratitude is a fantastic way to increase feelings like joy and optimism across everyone, from teachers and students to faculty, staff and parents. For the Cherokee County Educational Foundation, what we are most thankful for is everyone who supports our mission: supporting the students and staff of the Cherokee County School District; from our sponsors, contributors, board members, volunteers and everyone in-between – thank you! 

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2022 CCEF Fall Classic Winners

Earlier this month, the Cherokee County Educational Foundation held another round of their annual fall classic events. This year, the fall classic took place on October 10th, 2022, at the Bridgemill Athletic Club, and included golf, tennis, and, for the first time – pickleball. Our participants enjoyed a wonderful fall morning, receiving catered breakfast and lunch and a gift bag from our wonderful sponsors. 

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2022 At Home with CCEF Contest Winners Announced

Each year, the Cherokee County Educational Foundation holds a T-shirt campaign to continue to encourage support, donations, and awareness for the students and staff all over the Cherokee County School District. In the past, we have invited our supporters to submit photos of themselves in their CCEF shirts and hoodies during their summer travels, but over the years the contest has turned into a great way to show off CCEF gear on the road, at home, and everywhere in between! 

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Ways to Support Our Nonprofit in 2022

Nonprofit organizations play a huge part in impacting your local community, and supporting the ones you care about is a great way to give back. At the Cherokee County Educational Foundation, we're all about supporting our students and staff of the CCSD, promoting teaching, learning, and celebrating their achievements.

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