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March Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month

Harper Benson

March 24, 2020

Congratulations to Harper Benson for being the March Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month! She is the daughter of Todd and Melanie Benson of Cherokee. Harper is involved in many activities. She plays basketball, volleyball, . . . read more

ECLC Application for 2020-2021

March 12, 2020 Deadline

    Early Childhood Learning Center Preschool Registration Information   The Early Childhood Learning Center is accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.  If your . . . read more

Rotary Student of the Month for March 2020 Ryan Hurd!

March 4, 2020

Rotary Student of the Month for March 2020 is Ryan Hurd !   Ryan is the son of  Mark and Kerry Hurd and was nominated for this recognition by staff members.  Ryan participates in Spanish Club, basketball, . . . read more

CCSD Alumni Spotlight Ken Brabrand

CCSD Alumni Spotlight 3/2/20 This month’s CCSD alumni spotlight is Ken Braband. He graduated from Cherokee Washington High School in 1972. Ken pursued his post secondary education and received a BA in  . . . read more

After-School Leadership Program for Middle School Students

Begins January 20

CHEROKEE, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will kick-off a Middle School  Ricochet  After-School Program beginning immediately after school until 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 20.   Ricochet: An . . . read more

Braves Mentoring Program Receives Anonymous Match Donation

January is National Mentoring Month!    Braves Mentoring Program serves 42 students grades 5-8.    Are you looking for a way to be a part of the Braves Mentoring Program?  Here’s a . . . read more

December Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month

Angel Flores

  Congratulations Angel Flores for being named the December Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month. Angel is the son of Seth Richter and Yanive Flores-Richter. Angel is involved in basketball, baseball, and would also . . . read more

See What Progress Has Been Made

Project Update

  CCSD project Update - November Board Meeting   The link above will allow you to browse pictures of the CCSD PK-4 addition and WHS locker room projects from June to November.  Please contact a . . . read more

"Can't Make it to the Game"

Online Subscription

Can't make it to the game? Purchase your online subscription here to watch school events that are held in Cherokee Washington High School gym:   https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/ schools/washington-high- . . . read more

Meet Our Instructional Coaches

Teacher Leaders

September 23, 2019

The Cherokee School District’s Instructional Coaches are Jan Tjeerdsma at Roosevelt Elementary, Linda Ducommun at Cherokee Middle School, and Natalie Barkley at Washington High School. These teacher leader positions were added in our . . . read more

Building For The Future

Floor Plans

Building for the Future The 2019-2020 school year is upon us, and excitement is in the air as new friendships are formed and old friendships are renewed. Families and teachers are settling back into daily school routines. . . . read more

Chamber Coffee Held at WHS Industrial Tech Room

C02 Cutter

Washington High School had the opportunity to host this month's Chamber coffee and had an awesome turnout. Members of the school board, Cherokee Community School District staff, business owners and the community gathered in the . . . read more

Back to School Kids Carnival

August 15, 2019

Start the school year off with some fun, join us for: Back-to-School Carnival Thursday, August 22, 2019 Roosevelt Elementary 5-7 PM    Rain date: Friday, August 23, 2019 from 5-7 PM read more

The Start of School is Getting Closer

School Information

July 8, 2019

July 31st - Online Registration Opens August 6th - Face to Face Registration at Roosevelt from 11:00am - 7:00pm August 23rd - 2nd-12th grade begin August 26th - TK-1st grade begin September 2nd - ECLC begin   read more

Lunch Flyer

June 12, 2019

Free Lunch Information read more

School Bus Driver

Bus

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

Summer Lunch Route

Free Lunch

Summer Lunch Program Once again the school will be offering a FREE lunch for students under the age of 18. All children over the age of 5 are welcome to ride the bus unaccompanied. This year our bus stops will be: ● 5th & . . . read more

Ms. Curtis' Geometry Class Learn Chess

Chess Lessons

Students in Ms. Curtis' geometry class are learning how to play chess. Chess is a game that develops both sides of the brain in the same way that learning geometry does. It exercises the brain, increases problem-solving skills, and . . . read more

April Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month

Congratulations to Avery Mizner for being named the April Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month! Avery is the daughter of Jacob Bruce and Ashley Mizner-Bruce of Cherokee. She stays busy in band, track, dance, the 8 th grade play, . . . read more

WHS Fashion and Design Class

Ms. Karel's Class

  Students in Ms. Karels' Fashion Design Class have been hard at work for the past month. They have created dress forms of their own body shape and are using the design process to make some very creative garments. Pictured is . . . read more

Building Character

Putting Those Rakes to Work

Matt Hoskinson's Character Development class helping Bright Beginnings Daycare with some yard clean up. read more

Health I "Bringing Awareness"

Iowa Department of Public Health

April 16, 2019

Mrs. Carlson from the Iowa Department of Public Health, talked to the Health I classes about the problems with smoking. Since they covered tobacco in 8th grade, she focused on Juuling and Vaping. The students are making posters with some of . . . read more

CMS 5th Graders Help Others with Project Jack

April 15, 2019

The Cherokee Middle School fifth grade under the direction of their teacher, Sue Nelson, was given the opportunity to help a staff member with a wonderful project to help those undergoing cancer treatments at the June Nylen Cancer Center in . . . read more

Mrs. Anderson's Anatomy and Physiology class

Field Trip

April 13, 2019

Mrs. Anderson's Human Anatomy and physiology field trip to the cadaver lab at briar cliff today. We spent time in the cadaver lab with the professor, toured the exercise science program, performing some of the tests, and also toured the . . . read more

Seniors Participate in Mock Interviews

Learning a Important Tool

April 12, 2019

WHS Seniors had an opportunity to be apart of two mock interviews and hear a financial piece from Cherokee State Bank. Thanks to the 27 community members who helped with the mock interviews and to Brandon Slaughter and Donna Kohn from . . . read more

Cut-A-Thon Assembly

May 10, 2019 - 12:45-1:45

WHS Auditorium | April 11, 2019

1. Donate to support patients and research at the June E Nylen Cancer Center 2. Bring in used wigs  3. Attend our assembly on May 10th - 12:45-1:45 read more

TAG Students Participate in STEM Energy Festival

4th, 7th and 8th Grades

The 4th grade and 7/8th grade TAG students participated in a STEM Energy Festival at the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City. As part of the festival the students competed in a KidWind challenge in which they were to design and build . . . read more

2019 April Cherokee Rotary Student of the Month

Isabel Gebers

April 5, 2019

Rotary Student of the Month for April  2019 is Isabel Gebers !   Isabel  was nominated for this recognition by staff members.  Isabel  participates in . . . read more

CMS Hawkeyes Tend to Beehives in Outdoor Classroom

April 1, 2019

In May of 2018, beehives were installed in the Outdoor Classroom at Cherokee Middle School. The hope is to connect Hawkeyes students with conservation and real world events. Pollinators are on a downward trend due to many factors but . . . read more

6th Grade Students Compete in Math Bee

Sioux City

March 29, 2019

Seven Cherokee Middle School students competed in the 6th Grade Math Bee at the AEA in Sioux City. There were 28 teams and 112 kids from area schools.  read more

Mr. DeVos's Science 9 class

Effects of Momentum

March 27, 2019

"In an effort to study the effects of momentum, force, and time, the 9th grade science students in Mr. De Vos's classroom designed contraptions to catch eggs from the height of 1 meter and 2 meters. The goal was to stop the . . . read more

WHS Food Drive

Great Drive Kids!

Congratulations to Mr. DeVos’s Advanced Chemistry class for winning the WHS portion of the Ag Com/KCHE food drive. Their class donated 301.7 pounds of food. WHS donated a grand total of 877.3 pounds. Way to go WHS! read more

PIE Partners

Partners In Education

Cindy Husman's PIE (Partner In Education) partner this year is the Foundation Analytical Lab. They recently brought an activity called "Science in a Bag" for their activity, teaching the students about chemical reactions.  read more

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

Special Olympics Goes to Iowa City

State Competition

On March 15-16 several Special Olympic athletes traveled to Iowa City to compete in the state competition for 3 on 3 basketball and basketball skills. Cheerleading preformed a great routine that earned them a first place finish. Their . . . 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

Anti-Smoking

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

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

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

ECLC Get 5 STARS!!!

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

M*A*S*H

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

Paraprofessionals

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

Report

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

A Brave signs to Morningside Softball Team

Signing

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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