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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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2022 CCEF Fall Classic Winners

The second Annual Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series Moo've It 5K & Fun Run raised $18,776! All proceeds go to Cherokee County Educational Foundation as well as Cherokee County Special Olympics. Congratulations to Teasley Middle School for winning the highest participation in the 5K for the second year in a row. Their awesome efforts earned them $...

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Kurt Lee Wheeler Helps Feed CCSD Students

Kurt Lee Wheeler Helps Feed CCSD Students

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.

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Back to School with CCEF

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation’s second annual “Celebration of Education” Gala on March 12 raised a record total in donations benefitting the Cherokee County School District and honored outstanding teachers, students, partners, volunteers and alumni. [caption id="attachment_900" align="alignright" width="300"] Cherokee County Educationa...

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Start the School Year Off Right

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation will build upon the success of its inaugural event with the presentation of its Second Annual “Celebration of Education” Gala benefitting the Cherokee County School District on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The black-tie optional event at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center in Canton begins with ...

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2021-2022 in Review

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 surprised Cherokee County School District teachers and students with a record total of $25,000 awarded through its third annual round of competitive IMPACT Grants. The grants, which represent a significant increase from the $15,000 awarded last school year, will fund 13 innovative ...

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Are You Ready for the 9th Annual Moo’ve It 5K?

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation scored a hole-in-one at its Third Annual CCEF Golf Classic by raising a record $29,000 to support schools, teachers and students. The nonprofit CCEF, which raises funds and awareness for the Cherokee County School District, recently held the tournament at Woodmont Golf & Country Club with presenting sp...

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CCSD Seeks to Feed Title I Students

Recognizing Outstanding CCSD Graduates
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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.

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A Gala to Remember

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 Judge Marion T. Pope Jr.

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.

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Declutter Your Classroom

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation announced today that it is accepting applications for its third annual round of IMPACT Grants to encourage and support innovative and creative ideas in teaching and learning in the Cherokee County School District. Due to growing public support, the Foundation Board has allotted $25,000 for the third round ...

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2022 Classroom Impact Grant Recipients

2022 Classroom Impact Grant Recipients

A new 5K and Fun Run has raised $15,000 for the Cherokee County Educational Foundation (CCEF) and Cherokee County Special Olympics. Proceeds from the Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series 5K and Fun Run, which was held earlier this month in downtown Canton, were presented by Cherokee County Chick-fil-A operators on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, to representati...

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What is STEAM Curriculum?

The Cherokee County Educational Foundation’s inaugural “Celebration of Education” Gala on March 14 benefiting the Cherokee County School District netted $50,000 and honored outstanding teachers, students, partners, volunteers and alumni. The black-tie optional event at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center in Canton, co-hosted by CCEF a...

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Kia Supports CCSD

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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.

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