Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Cherokee County School Board will award a contract to perform the work, which is expected to cost $450,000.
The Cherokee County School Board will consider awarding a contract to relocate sewer lines at one of the district's high schools during its meeting tonight. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the historic Canton High School/School Board Auditorium. The project at Canton's Cherokee High School will be funded with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Taxes, or SPLOST, and will cost $450,000. The relocation of the infrastructure will allow the district to use property to build a new girls' softball field on the school campus. Board members will also recognize 2012-13 elementary, middle and high school social studies fair winners, state and region champions and Todd Miller as Region 7-AAAAA athletic director of the year. Board members will …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
134 juniors in Cherokee County earned the prestigious recognition due to their exceptionally high PSAT scores.
Cherokee County juniors who scored in the 90th percentile or above on their PSATs were recently named Superintendent’s Key Scholars by the Cherokee County School District. The program is a district-wide initiative that begins in elementary school and recognizes students who exceed the averages on standardized tests such as the ITBS. “Our Key Scholars represent the top 10% of all students in the Nation who took the PSAT exam in October, and that’s a major accomplishment for which each of them and their families should be very proud,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Petruzielo said in a school district release. “As academic leaders, these outstanding students have the potential to continue distinguishing themselves as high school …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Dr. John Barge was impressed with the school's career tech programs and discussed his vision for the future of similar programs in Georgia.
Georgia State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge was given a tour of the career tech facilities of Cherokee High School by Principal Debra Murdock and students selected to represent each career tech field. Barge was shown facilities such as the auto mechanic bay (complete with cars), the welding bay, the woodworking shop, the computer room where students are learning how to script in Java, and the nursing class which will soon allow students to springboard directly into Chattahoochee Technical College's Registered Nursing program that will be offered at the Canton Campus next year. He also toured the school's greenhouse, maintained by the school's agricultural education program. In each room, the career tech instructors explained to …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Dr. Marshall Shepherd, who graduated from Cherokee High School in 1987, will lead the 14,000-member American Meteorological Society.
Cherokee High alum and University of Georgia professor Dr. Marshall Shepherd has been tapped to serve as president-elect of the American Meteorological Society. According to a UGA press release, Shepherd, a professor of geography at the University of Georgia's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and director of the university's Atmospheric Sciences Program, will begin the one year term on Jan. 22. "The AMS is the oldest and most respected organization in the field of atmospheric science, and I'm honored to serve as its president-elect," Shepherd said in a statement. "The costly and deadly weather events of the past year and the current discussions regarding climate highlight the critical role that weather and climate play in our society…
Friday, November 30, 2012
The Anna Crawford Children's Center next month will host its own light show for a good cause.
Cherokee County will soon have its own holiday light show that will raise money for a good cause. The Anna Crawford Children's Center next month will hold its first-ever Holiday Lights of Hope at Hobgood Park in Towne Lake. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night between Dec. 13 and Dec. 22. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children 14 and under. Admission includes a photo opportunity with Santa Claus, children's activities and a bounce house. Residents will have to pay for seasonal concessions such as hot chocolate. David Pitts, chairman of the board of directors for the center, said the nonprofit has enlisted the help of a Cherokee High School metal fabrication technology class, which is creating the displays for…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The 3rd annual Fields of Faith was once again a huge success as several thousand attended.
A cool Wednesday evening at Cherokee High School's Tommy Baker Field was the scene of FCA's Field of Faith that saw several thousand members of the community came together for a night of sharing and worship. Cherokee High School student Brandon Roberts originally brought the idea of the Fields of Faith to fruition in Cherokee County after discovering the event through a FCA Leadership camp. Through Brandon's efforts and working with community leaders Bill Queen, Area Director of Fellowship of Christain Athletes for Cherokee County and Amy Turcotte who at the time worked with FCA the event continues to be an opportunity for the community to learn about Christ and inspiring individuals. When asked about what Fields of Faith means to him…
Friday, August 31, 2012
A new high school football rivalry, dubbed the "Battle of Canton," kicked off Thursday.
The Creekview Grizzlies came out hot Thursday night for the team's season opener at Cherokee High School. After a quick touchdown on the opening drive, the Grizzlies put up a defense that was just too much for the Warriors. Creekview had its biggest battle with penalties. Under the direction of new head coach Josh Shaw, Cherokee fought back. The contest ended with a 21-13 Creekview victory. Grizzlies head coach Al Morrell accepted the "Battle Of Canton" trophy. Related content