Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Hickory Flat school was one of 28 Georgia schools on Newsweek's list.
Sequoyah was ranked as the 993rd best high school in the U.S., according to a Newsweek/The Daily Beast survey. This comes as a nice suprise since Sequoyah was snubbed on the U.S. News survey earlier this year. The following Georgia schools made the list as well:
Monday, May 14, 2012
Carol Chester, a Holly Springs Elementary fifth-grade teacher will be honored by Barnes and Noble.
Barnes and Noble will recognize Carol Chester along with two other Cherokee County teachers as part of its “My Favorite Teacher” contest on May 14, at its Cobb County location. The competition, where students wrote a letter, essay or poem about their favorite teacher, was open to teachers in school districts in Cobb, Cherokee, Pickens, Gilmer, and Bartow counties. The elementary, middle and high school winners selected this year are all from Cherokee County Schools, according to a news release. Winners were selected by Barnes and Noble employees. Chester won the elementary school competition, Cindy Cooper, the assistant principal at Etowah won middle school for her work at Chapman and Jennifer Jackson from Etowah won in the high school …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The motion to approve the renewal passed with one board member dissenting and one abstaining.
Frank Petruzielo will continue to lead the Cherokee County School System. The Board of Education voted 5-1-1 Thursday night to extend Petruzielo’s contract after the board left the open meeting to go into executive session to discuss the item. Board member Michael Geist cast the dissenting vote, and Rob Usher abstained, citing the fact that he hadn’t seen the contract prior to the meeting. Usher, who raised concerns about not seeing the contract during the meeting, said that the contract wasn’t available during executive session and that he couldn’t in good conscience vote for something he hadn’t read. “They wanted to move forward with it, and that’s fine with me,” Usher said. “It’s nothing against the superintendent. I think he’s done a …
The easements were necessary to bring sewer service to the schools in the Holly Spring and Hickory Flat area.
The Cherokee County Board of Education on Thursday night voted to pay a total of $21,060 to four separate property owners for easements needed to bring sewer service to the three schools in the Holly Springs and Hickory Flat area. The board voted to pay $90 for 3,335 square feet to Bradshaw Farm Homeowner’s Association for property appraised at $107; $1,420 for 41,136 – which is the appraised amount of the property – to the estate of Harriett Grant; and nothing to the Sequoyah Regional Library System, which waived the cost of the 17,464 square feet of property they own that is valued at $21,650. The school board also voted to pay $19,550 to ALSF Capital, LLC for 27,451 square feet appraised at $9,660. The extra $10,000 will be used to …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 797 at Cherokee Charter Academy in Canton, where he was awarded the 2012 Champion for Charters Award from a national charter schools group.
With Cherokee Charter Academy students flanking him, Gov. Nathan Deal this morning signed a bill that he said will provide Georgia families with choices when it comes to public education. "We have every confidence to believe that Georgians all across this state embrace the idea that parents should have more options and that parents should be more involved in the process of the education of their children," he said moments before he signed House Bill 797, which will restore the state charter schools commission if voters approve a corresponding constitutional amendment in November. "Charter schools are, in my opinion, a key ingredient in the future educational success for the state of Georgia. We know that when you promote competition, …
Michael Adams has been the school's president for 16 years now.
The longtime UGA President Michael Adams is expected to step down Thursday and relinquish responsibilities in June, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The governor's office made the announcement today.
Gov. Nathan Deal will be in Cherokee on Thursday morning to sign House Bill 797, which will restore the state charter schools commission if voters approve a corresponding constitutional amendment in November. Deal's office announced this afternoon that the signing would take place at 10 a.m. at Cherokee Charter Academy, which has been ground zero in the county's school choice debate. In a 4-3 decision last May, the state Supreme Court struck down the Georgia Charter Schools Commission as unconstitutional, which nullified its authority to grant charters to schools rejected by local school boards. The court said the state commission could not force school districts to pay for charter schools the local school board had rejected, such as …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A King's Ridge graduate will be in the first group of students to participate in the Jezreel Expedition.
Sarah Carlton, a University of Evansville student, will be heading to the northern part of Israel this summer as part of the Jezreel Expedition to determine which areas they will excavate in 2013. Carlton and seven other UE archaeology students will spend most of June in the ancient city of Jezreel which overlooks the biblical "Way of the Sea," the major east-west international trade route that linked the empires of the Euphrates and Tigris river basins with Egypt, according to a press release. The students with the Jezreel Expedition team will utilize a new three-dimensional model of the terrain, created earlier this year with an airborne laser scanning technology. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Holly …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Kim Cochran, the Board of Education Post 7 member, will seek re-election for the newly formed Post 2.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A Teasley Middle School student was chosen as emcee for the Marel Brown event at the Fox Theater.
Christian Askew, 14, was chosen out of thousands of Boys and Girls Club members across Atlanta to host the 27th annual Marel Brown Creative Writing Program at a packed-house Fox Theater Tuesday night. Askew, a Teasley Middle seventh grader, said he's always hanging out at the Malon D. Mimms Club in Canton. When he was approached to emcee the event, he said it would be a new experience that would move his education forward. "I just thought, 'This might be something that could go for a scholarship one day,'" Askew said. Askew is active in the Torch and Keystone leadership programs, a band percussionist, a performing artist and basketball player for the Georgia Hurricanes. The Marel Brown event promotes writing and performance art in the Boys…