Our network

Schools

Kindergarten, First Grade Registration to Take Place in April

Kindergarten, First Grade Registration to Take Place in April

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA -- Kindergarten and first grade students who are entering school for the first time in the 2011-2012 school year can be registered at all Cherokee County elementary schools on certain days in April.

Registration will take place on:

* Thursday, Apr. 14 (3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
* Friday, Apr. 15 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

The only exception is for students who will attend the new Indian Knoll Elementary School in Canton. Kindergarten and first grade students at this school must register at Dean Rusk Middle School (4695 Hickory Road, Canton, 30115) on:

* Thursday, Apr. 14 (4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
* Friday, Apr. 15 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

Students who currently attend Holly Springs Elementary or Hickory Flat Elementary and will be transferring to Indian Knoll do not need to register.

Children who are five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2011 are eligible for entrance to kindergarten.

WXIA-TV Names Joe Seidel Class Act Teacher

WXIA-TV Names Joe Seidel Class Act Teacher

Joe Seidel, First Montessori School of Atlanta's music teacher and director of parent relations, has been named a WXIA-TV Class Act Teacher. The station selects roughly 35 teachers each year from more than 300 nominations. Honorees are chosen based on various criteria, including love of teaching, knowledge of the subject, empathy, positive attitude and ability to meet the needs of individual students.

Seidel has more than 30 years of classroom experience. Prior to his current position, he served as head of school at First Montessori School of Atlanta. Located at 5750 Long Island Drive, FMSA is the Southeast's oldest Montessori School and serves the needs of students ages 18 months to 14 years.

Seidel earned a bachelor's degree in music performance from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master's degree in music performance from Yale University.

"My goal in teaching is to instill a lifelong love of music in children," Seidel said.

All Cherokee County High Schools Named AP Honor Schools

All Cherokee County High Schools Named AP Honor Schools

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA -- All of the eligible Cherokee County high schools were recently named 2011 AP Honor Schools by the Georgia Department of Education.

The distinction, based on last year's results of AP exams, was given to five schools:

* Cherokee High, Canton
* Creekview High, Canton
* Etowah High, Woodstock
* Sequoyah High, Canton
* Woodstock High

These schools were named AP STEM Schools, meaning that they offer at least two math and two science AP courses. All five schools are also AP STEM Achievement Schools, a distinction given to schools where at least 40% of the AP math and science exams taken during the school year receive a "passing" score of 3 or higher.

CCSD Congratulates Science and Engineering Fair Winners

CCSD Congratulates Science and Engineering Fair Winners

WOODSTOCK, GA -- The 2011 Cherokee County School District (CCSD) Science and Engineering Fair was held on Monday, Jan. 24 at Woodstock High School.

The following winners will represent the county in the Northwest Georgia Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, Feb.

CTC Named Sixth Largest College in Georgia

CTC Named Sixth Largest College in Georgia

MARIETTA, GA -- Chattahoochee Technical College is now the sixth largest college or university in Georgia, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Already the largest technical college in Georgia, CTC moved up the annual list one spot, bypassing Emory University in Atlanta.

"Our enrollment has been continuing to grow over the last several quarters," said CTC president Dr. Sanford Chandler. "This growth is an exciting challenge for us in our efforts to meet student needs."

Home to more than 13,000 students during both fall and winter quarters, CTC expects enrollment to top 15,000 to 20,000 for fiscal year 2011.

The college offers more than 100 programs at the degree, diploma and certificate levels through its six-county service delivery area.

Woodstock High Instructor Named Athletic Director of the Year

Woodstock High Instructor Named Athletic Director of the Year

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Chuck Wilson, the athletic director at Woodstock High School, has been selected as the Region 5-AAAAA Athletic Director of the Year.

High school principals throughout the region voted for Wilson to receive the honor. He will compete against all the other regional winners this spring for the chance to become State Athletic Director of the Year.

"Coach Wilson's passion for high school athletics is apparent in each position he has held during his 22 years as an educator in Cherokee County," said Woodstock High principal Bill Sebring.

Wilson began his teaching and coaching career in 1989 at Etowah High School in Woodstock, where he coached football, tennis, baseball and basketball. In 1992, he transferred to Sequoyah High in Canton to serve as an assistant football coach, as well as assistant girls' soccer coach.

When Woodstock High opened in 1996, Wilson became the varsity girls' soccer coach, a position he held for six years.

Georgia Senator Encourages Students to Enter Holocaust Contest

Georgia Senator Encourages Students to Enter Holocaust Contest

ROSWELL, GA -- Georgia Senator John Albers (R-Roswell) recently announced his desire for middle and high school students to enter the annual statewide Holocaust Art and Writing Contest.

Sponsored by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Education, the contest's theme is "What Are the Lessons of the Holocaust?" The program began in 1995; this is the first year that the contest will include a Music category.

"These contests are a great educational tool that inspires students to take the initiative to learn more about a critical time in our history," said Sen. Albers. "This program is a great example of the kind of creativity our schools need to truly engage students.