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Parent Teacher Conference Make Up Date

March 28, 2019

PTC has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 28th - same schedule with 2:00 dismissal read more

Speech All State

Speech Students in Cedar Falls

Students from Washington High School were selected to perform at the All-State Individual Speech Festival on Monday, March 25.  The Festival takes place at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.  The students selected and . . . read more

Adding 20 Minutes To The School Day - Q & A

Begins March 18, 2019

School Calendar/Make Up Clarification Q & A   Q:  How do conferences effect the school calendar?   A:  PT conference hours are counted as instructional hours.   Q:  How . . . read more

Josie Hodgdon is March Cherokee Rotary Student of the Month

Congratulations Josie!

Rotary Student of the Month for March  2019 is Josie Hodgdon !       Josie  was nominated for this recognition by staff . . . read more

CMS Students Learn About Dangers of Nicotine


8th grade students at CMS learned about the dangers of smoking and tobacco use. They made anti-smoking posters for the school, participated in a breathing experiment which helped students understand what it feels like to breath with . . . read more

Technical Writing class at WHS


March 10, 2019

  Mrs. White's Technical Writing class explored different newspaper ethics and responsibilities across the nation comparing and contrasting them with a partner. They had a great discussion, figuring out what they would . . . read more

CMS February Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month

Riley Lubeck

March 1, 2019

Congratulations to Riley Lubeck for being named February Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month. Riley is the daughter of Mike and Cara Lubeck of Cherokee. Riley is involved in volleyball, softball, track, band, jazz band, choir, . . . read more

Longer School Days

20 Minutes Added to Each Day

Beginning on Monday, March 18th, the student day will be increased by 20 minutes to make up for lost student instructional hours.  The last day of school for students will remain May 31st. Dismissals will be as follows: RES @ 3:30 PM, . . . read more

Cross Country Camp At Bridge 23

July 31 - August 2, 2019

Registration Open!

Get a running start on your Cross Country Career by attending camp at: Bridge 23 is a 23-acre property located 12 miles south of the West Des Moines Jordan Creek mall. The property is highlighted with a a large log cabin and a 5 acre . . . read more

Fashion Design Class travels to the Omaha Fashion Show

February 27, 2019

Ms. Karels’ Fashion Design Class had the opportunity to travel  to the Omaha Fashion Show Tuesday night.   Omaha Fashion Week is the premier (and largest) fashion event in the Midwest and displays creations from over 65 . . . read more

CMS 8th Grade Students visit the Sanford Museum

February 22, 2019

8th grade students in Mrs. Creel's science class traveled to the Sanford Museum where they experienced a presentation in the planetarium. They got to take a look inside the human body which included an in depth journey into . . . read more

Cherokee FFA Chapter

February 21, 2019

Cherokee FFA members competed in 7 CDEs at Sub-Districts on Tuesday night in Hinton. - Conduct of Meetings (Avrey Knipper, Jessica Tuttle, Calvin Brown, Carson Fuhrman , DeLani Doeden, Katlyne Pitts and Simon Mummert) received a Silver . . . read more

Great job to all the Speech students at All-State!

February 17, 2019

Speech students enjoyed their weekend at State! read more

Robotics Team Advances!

February 6, 2019

  Team 8807 Molten Sprockets secure a spot at the State FTC Meet in Coralville on February 22 & 23 read more

Speech Contests

February 6, 2019

  Here are a couple pictures from today! And we’d like to point out one of the future Speechletes that came along!  🙂  oh Joely! We think you had a great day!! read more

Cherokee Education Foundation Dinner/Auction

February 23, 2019

January 29, 2019

Want to help enhance the programs of Cherokee Community Schools? The CEF Dinner and Auction is a fundraiser on February 23, 2019 at the new Little Sioux Event Center. All proceeds help provide additional opportunities for the students at . . . read more

CMS Chamber Student of the month

Pamela Garcia

Congratulations to Pamela Garcia for being January’s Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month!  CMS staff chose Pamela because she is a leader among her peers and always has a positive attitude. Staff also appreciates . . . read more

Pamela Garcia is January Cherokee Chamber Student of the Month

January 25, 2019

Congratulations to Pamela Garcia for being January’s Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month!   CMS staff chose Pamela because she is a leader among her peers and always has a positive attitude. Staff also . . . read more

Siouxland Ag in the Classroom

January 22, 2019

Mrs. Lockin and Mrs. Carver's 2nd grade classrooms shared pictures of a recent STEM activity. Heather Collins visits the 2nd grade classrooms once a month with a "Siouxland Ag in the Classroom" program. After learning about . . . read more

5/6th Graders are Enjoying the CMS Bookclub

January 17, 2019

The CMS Book Club was the brain child of 5th and 6th grade students who wanted an outlet in school to share their love of books and reading. The Cherokee Public Library and middle school library facilitate discussion for students by . . . read more

Character Development Class Guest Speaker Shelley Allen

January 10, 2019

“Don’t beat yourself up about the decisions or mistakes you make, but take ownership in it and learn from it.” This was the message Shelley Allen gave to the students in Mr. Hoskinson and Mrs. Slota’s Character . . . read more

3rd Grade World Travelers

January 7, 2019

Upon returning from winter break, Mrs. Timmerman's 3rd graders became world travelers today and learned about New Year’s traditions around the world!   🌎   🧳 read more

Mrs. Ebert and Mrs. Ehrig's Spanish Students Celebrate Los Tres Reyes

January 7, 2019

  Mrs Ebert and Mrs Ehrig's Spanish classes celebrated Los Tres Reyes today. Students learned about this cultural tradition and feasted on hot chocolate and Rosca de Reyes. read more


January 6, 2019

Congratulations to our Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) for receiving the 5 Star Rating on the Iowa Quality Rating System. The staff go through an application process and work with providers from Mid Sioux and ISU to get this approval . . . read more

8th Grade Reading Challenge

January 3, 2019

CMS students in 8th grade are showing off their book logs as the end of the first semester nears. The 8th graders are challenged to read 35 books during the school year. Around 75% of the students have decided to take on this voluntary . . . read more

Two Schools One Mission

December 27, 2018

Will you give a little.... read more

FTC Wins 2nd Place!

Congratulations to FTC's Molten Sprockets who placed 2nd out of 12 teams on Saturday.  # bravepride   # ccsd read more

Cherokee Chamber December Student of the Month

December 14, 2018

Congratulations to Harley Roosa for being the first Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month! CMS staff chose Harley because he is a hard worker, kind to others, and he is a positive role model. We love seeing our students take . . . read more

CMS Lego League

December 14, 2018

CMS Lego League, Spaceosaurus Rex, competed  in Sergeant Bluff. In Lego League students learn team building skills, presentation skills, and how to program robots. read more

Construction Class

December 14, 2018

   Intro to Construction finished a drywall lab, learning how to cut, tape, mud, and sand drywall. This is the final step in the model wall project, where students learned how to frame, wire, and finish a wall . . . read more

Food Donations

December 14, 2018

WHS Students Donated over 700 non-perishable food items to Mid-Sioux food pantry before the Thanksgiving Holiday. WHS Student Council was responsible for putting on the food drive. Way to go Braves!  #ccsd   #bravepride read more

Kindergarten STEAM Day!!

December 14, 2018

Kindergarten students enjoyed a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Day with their families.  read more

NHS in the Christmas Spirit

December 14, 2018

  NHS members participated in the Mid Sioux Opportunities Holiday Gift program this month. Here are just a few of the many NHS members that helped make this possible. read more

Roosevelt Students Enjoy Tubing For PE

December 14, 2018

Roosevelt Elementary PE teacher Jim Leonard teaches the students that exercise can be GREAT fun with his tubing unit! This is a unit that the elementary students really look forward to every year! read more

Science 9 Students at Work

  Science 9 Hydroelectric Stem Lab. They were assigned to model the production of electricity by harnessing the energy of falling water to do work. The challenge involved designing and building a device that lifted a paper clip at . . . read more

Special Olympics

December 14, 2018

On Thursday, November 15th Cherokee hosted their annual Special Olympics Training day for basketball and cheerleading. The attendance was down this year but the enthusiasm of the athletes and volunteers was not! We had special Olympics . . . read more

Being a Brave

December 12, 2018

Thank you all for being such great supporters of our Cherokee Braves, whether you cheer on our athletic teams or enjoy seeing our performing arts doing what they do best. We want to send you our sincere wishes for a joyful holiday . . . read more

Which One Is Your Favorite

December 4, 2018

Check out our Facebook page as the WHS Character Development classes are raising money for the Cherokee Food Bank by auctioning wreaths and trees to the highest bidder. December 7th at 2:30 is the final hour to do so.  read more

Veteran's Day Program

Please join us is honoring our veteran's  Monday, November 12th @ 9:00am WHS read more


October 30, 2018

Don't miss your chance to see this amazing show from our CCT and WHS combined cast! Shows are November 1-3 @ 7:30 PM and November 4 @ 2:00 PM. Call 225-4440 or visit  http://cherokeect.org/ read more

Parents Night Out

Enjoy a Night Out! read more

CMS & WHS Choir Concert

October 21, 2018

Immediately following the Middle School and High School Choir Concert on October 23, 2018, you will have the opportunity to sample a variety of coffees from Mud on Main and be able to purchase them. Gigantic cookies will also be . . . read more

Theater presents M*A*S*H

October 9, 2018

November 1st-3rd - 7:30 November 4th - 2:00 Call 712-225-4440 or visit cherokeect.org to reserve your seat. read more

NEW Additions to WHS

September 28, 2018

A HUGE Brave thank you to Justin Pritts (Emergency Management) and Jillian Brown (CCSD Nurse) for installing two new AED's at WHS.  These are located by the auditorium and outside the commons.  There is also a new . . . read more

Feed the Hungry

July 30, 2018

Thank you 7th Graders and Collin Johnson for raising funds that went to Feed The Hungry.   This message is from  Stefan Radelich President of Feed the Hungry:   . . . read more

CMS Band

On April 28, the Cherokee Middle School 7/8 band performed at the Adventureland Festival of Bands in Des Moines.  The CMS band was selected as the Class 2A Best in Center Award winner.  read more

May is School Board Recognition Month

The Facts Regarding School Board

School Board Members Board members are locally elected, non-salaried public officials entrusted with the task of providing the direction for the education of students across Iowa. The board of education is a uniquely American institution, . . . read more

Sports Physicals

2018-2019 Sport Physical Info: * * * * * *Well Child Exam * * * * * * Please call NOW to schedule your child for his/her 7th-12th grade sport physical. Slots are filling up fast, don't wait to make your . . . read more

It's All Business

April 26, 2018

The Introduction to Business Class has been learning about human relations in a business. Carly Husman, the HR Manager/Compliance Officer for North Star Community Credit Union explained the hiring process, writing and reviewing policies . . . read more

8th grade Play

CMS 8th Grade Theatre Troupe proudly presents, The Redemption of Gertie Green Friday, April 27th . . . read more

WHS Art Show

April 25, 2018

WHS FINE ARTS NIGHT: MAY 1 ART SHOW OPENS TO PUBLIC : 4-9 pm ( in the WHS gym) CONCERT: 7:00 pm ( WHS auditorium)   read more

Kee Con event for May 12th

April 11, 2018

Mark your calendars and attend this evening of entertainment! read more

Art Show

April 9, 2018

TK-8 Art Show April 16, 17,  18 4-7 pm At WIT read more

Tomahawk Court

March 29, 2018

Congratulations to the T'Hawk Court... McKayla Benson, Katrina Carlson, Addisyn Jensen, Madelyn Herrera, Emily Schlenger Cale Pingel, Kylar Booher, Tyler Richardson, Layne Reinhart, Collin Lundy read more

Special Olympics

March 15, 2018

On Saturday March 10th the Special Olympics Mid-Winter Tournament was held in Iowa City, which is considered the state competition. This competition consisted of several events such as cheerleading and 3 on 3 basketball which are the events . . . read more

Sleezer Signs to Morningside Track

March 7, 2018

The Morningside Mustangs have gained another Brave.   Senior, Bri Sleezer, signed her letter of intent to run at Morningside for the Mustangs.  Sleezer has been a 4 year varsity runner, and has so far qualified the last 3 . . . read more

Book Fair

February 28, 2018

Join us for the Scholastic Book Fair!! The Book Fair will be at the Roosevelt Library from March 6th  through the 15th.  It will be open from 8:00 to 4:00 with extended hours during Parent-Teacher Conferences. The . . . read more

Special Olympics

February 15, 2018

Cherokee Special Olympics competed in a 3 on 3 basketball area competition at West Harrison high school on February 3.  They brought two teams from the middle school and high school to compete.  Both teams played hard and showed . . . read more

Gerdes signs to Ellsworth Basketball Team

February 9, 2018

Senior Skylar Gerdes signed her letter of intent to Ellsworth Community College on February 7th.  Gerdes has had a wonderful career as a WHS Brave in her studies and on the court.  She plans to study Ag business and play . . . read more

WHS Culinary students to Event on oils.

February 7, 2018

WHS culinary students were able to participate in a culinary event about oils.  This was sponsored by the Iowa Soy Council & the Iowa Restaurant Association at WIT in Sioux City.  They were able to taste oils, . . . read more

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recipient - Arika Hammond

February 6, 2018

It all started with a $5 donation to an organization of Arika's choice, a class project that has since become an important part of Arika's life.  Puppy Jake Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing . . . read more

Soup Supper

February 2, 2018

WHS Commons | January 30, 2018

Come hungry and enjoy a delicious bowl of soup and yummy cinnamon roll, then find your favorite seat for watching the Cherokee Braves basketball in action against Western Christian.   Friday, February 2nd, from 4:30 to 7:00 . . . read more

Teachers Gearing up for the New Year

Professional Development Day

January 2, 2018

1/3/2018 Today the Cherokee Community School District teachers are gearing up for the start of the 2nd 1/2 of the school year.  Today was a Professional Development day for the teachers to get back in the groove.  We started . . . read more

Employment Opportunity


December 21, 2017

Do you have interest in working with children? The Roosevelt Elementary has a paraprofessional position vacancy. Duties included in this assignment are: supervision and assisting of students, 1-1 small group, bus monitor, and other . . . read more

Holiday Memories

Student Stories

Mrs. Ehrig's class wrote a story of their favorite holiday memory. She selected four for your reading. Click on the icon and title to read.     -"Mom"-   - "A Dreamy . . . read more

Iowa School Report Card


The Iowa School Report Card was released today by the Department of Education and Cherokee CSD has many reasons to celebrate! A link to the Iowa School Report Card is:  Iowa School Report Card 2017 - RES, CMS, WHS 2.pdf read more

"Oh What Fun...."

Decorated for Christmas

The Home Room teachers along with their students entered a contest to see who could be the most creative in decorating their doors. Which one is your favorite? Central Office got creative and decorated with books and the lounge got . . . read more

School Bus Driver


December 11, 2017

Do you have your CDL? The Cherokee District is looking for substitute drivers to fill in on daily routes and activity trips when needed. If you are interested in becoming a substitute driver. Please fill out the following form, return it . . . read more

A Brave signs to Morningside Softball Team


Lindsay Williams, daughter of Todd and Lynn Rochelle Williams, Cherokee, signed her letter of intent to continue her softball career at Morningside College in Sioux City. Lindsay has been a 4 year starter thus far in her successful career for . . . read more

Science Field Trip

October 25, 2017

Students spend the day catching butterflies, exploring and searching for wild flowers, and learning about solar energy from Paul Mugge.  read more

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