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Cherokee County Schools Provides Summer Meals to Children
Cherokee County Schools in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are providing summer meals at no charge for children 18 years of age and younger. Children do not have to be students at a school within our system to participate in this program. The program is designed to assist families in providing meals to their children through the summer months when school is not in session. All meals must be eaten in the cafeteria during the times given, meals may not be removed from the eating area, and one meal may be served per child at no charge. These regulations are USDA requirements and must be followed in order for our system to participate in this program and to offer meals at no charge to anyone 18 and under. Adult visitors may purchase breakfast for $2.00 and lunch for $4.00. Acceptance and participation requirements are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.
Summer menus are posted at www.cherokeek12.org under “Calendars.” Please direct any questions you may have about the summer feeding program to Christina Lee, Child Nutrition Program Director for Cherokee County Schools. She may be reached at 256-927-3397 or at clee@cherokeek12.org.
Serving locations and times are listed below:

Centre Elementary- June 4th-June 29th, Monday-Friday; July 2nd & 3rd, July 9th-11th, July 16th-27th Monday-Friday
Breakfast-8:00-9:00, Lunch 11:00-12:30

Centre Middle School- June 4th-June 29th, Monday-Friday
Breakfast-8:15-8:30, Lunch 11:00-11:30

Cherokee County High School-TBA

Cedar Bluff High School- June 18th-29th, July 10th, July 16th -27th, Monday-Friday
Breakfast 7:45-8:45, Lunch 11:00-12:30

Gaylesville High School- June 11th-28th, Monday-Thursday; July 9th-26th, Monday-Thursday
Breakfast 8:00-8:30, Lunch 11:00-11:30

Sand Rock High School- June 7th, 12th-14th, 19th-21st, 26th-28th
Lunch only 11:00-11:30

Spring Garden High School-Monday/Tuesday/Thursday in June; Monday/Tuesday/Thursday in July Weeks of July 9th and 23rd ONLY
Breakfast 7:30-8:30, Lunch 10:30-11:30

Revised July dates may be added at a later time.
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration will be held at each school on the following dates:
Cedar Bluff - April 26 - 8:00-3:00
Centre Elementary - April 20 - 8:00-4:00
Gaylesville - April 25 - 8:00-3:00
Sand Rock - April 19 - 8:00-3:00
Spring Garden - April 23 - 8:00-3:00
Children must be at least five years old by or on September 1, 2018. The following forms are required to complete the registration process:
-Proof of child's date of birth (ex: Birth Certificate)
-The child's original Alabama Immunization form
-Two proofs of residency (current utility bill showing address, driver's license, or rental/lease agreement)
-Photo ID of parent/guardian
-Copy of custody papers if applicable
-A copy of the child's Social Security Card is requested but not required
School Breakfast - Starting the Day off Right!
Did you know that every school cafeteria in our system offers a healthy and nutritious breakfast each school day? Schools serve from7:20 AM until 7:40 AM and offer healthy options to students so that their minds are fueled up for the day’s educational experience. With hot and cold options available, even picky eaters can find something that they enjoy. Breakfast is available for $1.00 for paid students, $.30 for reduced-price students, and at no charge for students who qualify for free meals. Menus include items such as sausage biscuit or pancakes and each meal includes a fruit, juice, and milk choice. Cereal choices and cereal bars are also available to offer variety.
The Child Nutrition Program has been working on creative ways to increase student breakfast participation. At Gaylesville, the entire campus is participating in Breakfast in the Classroom. Manager Debra Parker wanted to try this option to encourage more students to eat breakfast. Administrator Scott Hays has been vital in working with the CNP staff and the program is thriving! Because of their successful implementation and the support of faculty, students, and parents, every student receives a breakfast at no charge regardless of meal eligibility status. Breakfast in the Classroom has been proven to reduce nurse visits, improve behavior, lessen absenteeism and tardiness, and improve test scores. Teachers and students enjoy breakfast together and students do not have to travel to and from the cafeteria. Kuddos to everyone at Gaylesville High School for understanding the importance of a healthy breakfast to start the day!
At Sand Rock, CNP Manager Sarah Battles wanted to find a way to get breakfast to the students in the 3rd-6th Grade Building without them having to travel the distance to the cafeteria. With the support of administrator, Mr. Ben East, the Grab and Go Breakfast Program was born! Sarah travels down to the building each day with various Grab and Go options that the students can easily access. Students can eat together outside on nice days and there is a contingency plan that allows them to eat inside if it is cold or rainy. A mobile computer kiosk allows Sarah to record meals and enables students to have access to their meal accounts. Sarah makes sure that a smiling face is the first thing the students see and the program is growing. Back in the cafeteria, the rest of the CNP staff is working hard to get a hot meal in the hands of students who prefer that option. What a great idea to encourage healthy eating habits!
Each school in the county has CNP staff who arrive early in order to make sure that our students have access to breakfast and who work hard to find new ways to improve our breakfast program. Various sites have been trying options to best meet the needs of our valuable customers- the students of Cherokee County Schools! We would like to invite students to have breakfast with us and start the day off ready to learn! We would love to see you in the morning…
Spelling Bee 2018
A group of bright, young students from Cherokee County Schools gathered at Centre Middle School on Tuesday, February 6, to compete for the system title of Spelling Bee Champion. All participants were either the winner or first alternate of their respective school Bees. Eighth graders Cody Bias (Cedar Bluff School) and Dylan Byars (Spring Garden School) battled through several rounds of competition before Bias secured the win. Cody will advance to the state competition later this year. The judges for the competition were Ms. Kay Davis, Ms. Liz Stafford, and Ms. Renee Williams, with Ms. Sarah Benefield serving as pronouncer. Congratulations to all of the students who participated! Also, we would like to extend a special thank you to the Spelling Bee Sponsors from each school: Pam Burgess, Cedar Bluff; Amie Davis, Centre Elementary; Anna Young, Centre Middle; Gina Roe, Gaylesville; Leslie Ann Rowland, Sand Rock; Heather Maddox, Spring Garden; and Jennifer Mackey, System Coordinator.
Participants:
Cedar Bluff – Winner: Katy Bias, Alternate: Cody Bias
Centre Elementary – Winner: Lynn Marie Crane, Alternate: Austin Jackson
Centre Middle – Winner: Marissa Pope, Alternate: Bella Lewis
Gaylesville – Winner: Audrey Brown, Alternate: Kuper Bradley
Sand Rock – Winner: Hannah Small, Alternate: Kylie Childers
Spring Garden – Winner: Dylan Byars, Alternate: Mason Woods
SAT Now Offered at CCHS
The SAT will now be offered at Cherokee County High School. The SAT is beneficial for some students over the ACT since there is no Science portion and the amount of time per problem on the Reading and Math portions is greater than the ACT. The two test dates approved for CCHS are March 10 and May 5. The website to register and where additional information can be found is: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat
The CCHS test center code is 01202.
This opportunity is available to all eligible students in our school system.

New Website

6 months ago

By Cassandra Lindsey

New Website

Cherokee County Schools is proud to launch its new website! Please check out our new site and check in frequently as we will be making regular updates. We appreciate your patience as we make progress. 

Additionally, each school will also have a new website coming soon!

Cherokee County Schools is committed to making electronic and information technologies accessible in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Please direct inquiries regarding our non-discrimination policies, website accessibility, requests for accessible/alternate documents or other information to admin@cherokeek12.org.