It is my pleasure to welcome you back to Cherokee County
Schools and wish you Happy School Year!
We want to assure you that our educators are highly trained and
qualified and bring so much more to the table than just a basic
curriculum. Our teachers and staff are
dedicated professionals who believe that every student can and will learn. We know that every student is important and
has an inherent value that cannot be measured solely by the execution of a
single standardized examination.
Because the administration and CCS Board of Education believe
that the arts and related areas are essential to the tapestry of a child, music
will be once again available at all schools with the creation of a music
program at Hiwassee Dam. The creation of
this program ensures that every student has the opportunity in Cherokee County
to participate in music and explore the unique creativity that comes with
youth. Our teachers and staff know that
students are not a number; each represents an opportunity to shape society and
the world. We accept this heavy
responsibility and thank you for trusting us with the precious lives of our
children to do so.
In 2015 Cherokee County Students garnered almost four
million dollars in scholarships. When
leaving our system our students are recruited and accepted in the military
forces, Ivy league colleges and universities such as Columbia, Harvard, and
Yale; the best state universities including Wake Forest, Duke and Chapel
Hill. Just as important our students
emerge ready for post high school careers and join the work force with
meaningful and fulfilling roles.
Moving forward into the new year, our administrators have
expressed deep concern for more than just the academic futures of our students.
It is our mission to provide a safe, intellectually
stimulating environment for all students.
Everyone deserves to attend and work in a climate that is safe and
inviting. True instances of bullying will not be tolerated. Will not be
tolerated. Will. Not. Be.
We begin the year with many great blessings. Already an army of volunteers from church memberships have been busy
collecting school supplies to ease the financial burden on our local families
and the teachers who so often buy these supplies from their own pockets. While our county can never be considered
wealthy in terms of dollars, we have a never ending resource in love, support,
and commitment that is priceless. It is
our job to translate these efforts into learning and love for our students and
we heartily and lovingly accept the challenge.
Happy School Year!