The mission of Cherokee County School District, steeped in pride and tradition, in partnership with all stakeholders, is to ensure that all students have the education necessary to succeed as responsible, productive citizens by providing excellent opportunities in academics, athletics, and the arts.











2013-2014 Calendar


This is to apprise you that the next meeting of the Cherokee County School Board is scheduled for Monday, September 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Board Room at the District Administrative Office.


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Announcements


Cherokee County School District is currently working to update the Comprehensive Health Education program. A Comprehensive Health Education Committee has been formed, and includes community members, members of the clergy, teachers, students, and parents. This committee will meet Tuesday, October 1st in the District Office Board Room from 3:00-4:30pm. This meeting is open to the public. Please direct any questions to Laura Camp, 206-2203.


The Gene Machine

The Gene Machine will be in residence at Blacksburg High School on Wednesday, September 4th, and Thursday, September 5th. The Gene Machine Mobile Science Laboratory allows the technology and expertise of the Greenwood Genetic Center to come directly to the classroom. With the support of a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, GGC acquired the Gene Machine, a 41 foot custom coach equipped as a mobile science laboratory. The mobile laboratory allows students to engage in fun, entertaining and educational scenarios where they have the opportunity to learn about genetic traits and disorders, understand the lab techniques used in making a diagnosis as well as consider the ethical implications of testing. Teachers can select from multiple lab activities including basic lab skills and genetic modules. Each of the modules addresses STEM initiatives and Next-Generation Science Standards. The mobile science lab is available to visit high schools across South Carolina at no charge to the school.

The Mobile Science Lab includes:

  • Laboratory equipment including microcentrifuges, a thermocycler, gel electrophoresis apparatus, micropipettes, vortexes, water baths, magnetic heaters and electronic balances.
  • Workstations accommodating up to 24 students.
  • LCD monitors, a wireless microphone system and a camera system.
  • Safety equipment, air conditioning and an ADA-approved automatic wheelchair lift.

  • For more information, visit their website:

    http://www.ggc.org/education.html


PowerSchool Parent Portal

PowerSchool offers an online resource for parents allowing you to see your student's grades, attendance, teacher assignments and notes. Passwords are available through your child’s school. (read more here) (11/23)


Individual(s) or group(s) desiring to appear before the board will notify the chairperson of his/her desire to do so and of his/her topic and supportive material as early as possible, but NO LATER THAN NOON on the day of the meeting by completing the public participation request form. (read more here) (10/21)


mylunchmoney.com is a service open to all students in Cherokee County Schools. This allows parents to set up an account for their child/children to pay lunch fees securely online. With this service you never have to worry about writing another check or sending lunch money to school. Parents can also view account history to see how their money is being spent. (9/4)


Please visit our Nursing and Health Web Site. We hope that you will find this web site to be informative and useful. (7/1)


 

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