Our Vision
To graduate responsible and productive citizens with strong critical thinking and 21st century academic skills by providing a rigorous, dynamic, comprehensive curriculum delivered in partnership with the community, family and a competent, qualified staff in a safe and caring environment.

Our Mission
To develop the minds, hearts,
and spirits of champions.

Our School Strategic Plan
click here

Sneak-a-Peek Photos

Meet our Adminstrative Team
for 2015 -16


David Parker, Assistant Principal
Keeli Bowen, Principal
Karen Courant, Assistant Principal

Administrator News

Principal's Blog



        Spotlight on .  .  .

                       Karen Courant



Mrs. Karen Courant, our new Assistant Principal,  comes to us from Green Acres Elementary where she has served in a variety of positions over the past 14 years.

She began her teaching career in 4th grade at a public school in Richmond, VA but decided to return to Georgia at the end of that year. Joining the Green Acres staff at that point, she taught 3rd and 5th grades and served as an Academic Coach. During the past three years, she has served as an Assistant Principal.

Karen has lived in the Atlanta metro area since she was 8 years old. She earned her undergrad degree in Early Childhood at Georgia State University and later her Master's in Educational Leadership from Kennesaw State University. 

She and her husband, Jason, have been married for 13 years and have a 3 year old son named Cameron who keeps them on their toes! She loves to read and has a large collection of cookbooks.  She enjoys testing new recipes, planning parties, and cooking for friends.

We're glad you're here with us at The Hill, Mrs. Courant!

The Kitchen Kids Café . . . Serving for a cause!

Mrs. Bowen, Mrs. Ellis and Mrs. Crear enjoy their meal prepared and served by fourth grade Target students.

Dr. Alicea’s fourth grade Target students hosted an Italian restaurant to support Alive Ministries http://www.aliveministriesinc.org and their Save it Forward program. The students were mentored by Loren Martin, owner of West Cobb Diner http://www.westcobbdiner.com/ who visited the classroom to talk about running a restaurant.

Luncheon guests were treated to antipasti, baked ziti, meatballs, salad, and tiramisu cupcakes. Their payment for the luncheon was a bottle of laundry detergent. Alive Ministries provides food and toiletries for approximately 225 families in Cobb County Schools. Students collected over 100 bottles of laundry detergent for families in need!


For more information about this project, please visit:


Georgia Tech Inventure Prize Competition

 Jessica Gordon Wins
Best 5th Grade Project!


Congratulations to Jessica Gordon, 5th grade student in Mrs. Ernstes’ Target class who was awarded 1st place in the 4th Annual Georgia Tech InVenture Prize competition at Georgia Tech on Wed., April 1st.  Four Cobb County elementary schools (Cheatham Hill, Due West, Mountain View and Murdock) piloted this project at the elementary level for Georgia Tech this year. 

InVenture Prize requires students to work through the design process to solve a problem by creating an innovative device.  Jessica’s identified problem was babies who have a difficult time being weaned from their pacifiers.  Her research showed that babies who keep their pacifiers for too long of a time period are prone to speech and orthodontia problems, as well as frequent ear infections.  Her device, the Shrinky Binky, has been designed to make the nub incrementally smaller so that the baby no longer desires to use it. 

Way to go Jessica!  Congrats also to her coach, Mrs. Nancy Ernstes.

2015 Dazzling Diamonds for Mom Contest

Each year David Douglas Diamonds & Jewelry sponsors a writing contest to honor moms in our community. This year they had close to 7000 entries – over 500 classrooms in Cobb County and Cherokee County participated in our 2015 Dazzling Diamonds for Mom Contest. They only award three diamonds each year, and one of the diamond winners for 2015 was from Cheatham Hill!


We are so excited to announce that Gavin McDonald, a 3rd grader from Ms. Ralph’s class, was one of three winners out of 7,000 entries!  On Friday, in front of all our 3rd graders, Gavin and his mom were presented with a certificate for a diamond from David Douglas Diamonds & Jewelry for his writing entry.

Box Top Classroom Contest Winner!

Mrs. Smith and her 2nd grade class are the proud winners of our annual Box Tops for Education classroom contest. They collected 1,355 Box Tops! The class received a winner's certificate, a trophy, & a popsicle party courtesy of CHES PTA. Congratulations to Mrs Smith and her class!


Cheatham Hill Cafeteria
If you need to contact Mrs. Hobbs, Cafeteria Manager, click here.

If you would like to apply for the Free and Reduced Meal Program, please use the link below to submit your application: https://mealapps.cobbk12.org

Need some healthy fruit and vegetable recipes? 
Click here .  .  .

School Nurse
If you need to contact Ms. O'Grady, School Nurse, click here.

Does your child need medication given at school?
Click the following link for the proper forms:


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
If your student is in a BYOD classroom, please review CCSD's Internet Acceptable Use Policy, click here.


Interested in signing up as a WATCH D.O.G.S. volunteer?

Calling all Dads, Grandpas and Uncles . . . We would love to have you volunteer at our school. You can spend time in your child's classroom and help in a variety of ways around the building.

Please to sign up at least two days in advance so that we can put you on our schedule. Also, if you signed up back in the spring, be sure to visit the website to verify your date. Click here to volunteer

Watch D.O.G.S. T-shirts may be purchased in the Front Office for $13.00.

Click here for WATCH D.O.G.S. End of Day Survey.

7:50 am to 2:10 pm

     Save the Date . . .
Upcoming Events at Cheatham Hill

Cheatham Hill Champ Camp
Oct 23rd-24th
Rain date - Nov 6th

October 2015

1st - Rocket Reader Forms Due
Yogli Mogli Spirit Nite

October 9th

5th-8th - Iowa Assessment
for 3rd and 5th grades
7th - Yogli Mogli Spirit Nite

8th & 9th - Reflections Entries Due
9th - Reflections Theme Search
Entries Due

10th - Fall Festival - 4 to 8 pm
12th - Otter's Spirit Nite
15th - Stevi B's Spirit Nite

19th - CONFERENCE WEEK - Early Dismissal

23rd - Reflections School Awards

23rd-24th - Champ Camp

26th - Red Ribbon Week
27th - Marietta Pizza Spirit Week


Microsoft Office 365

Cobb County School District is pleased to offer Microsoft Office 365 to its employees and students.

Parents, use the following link to review the resources and watch the video. 

Office 365 Information and Video

If you have trouble downloading Office 2013 on your home computer, go to the following link:

Troubleshoot Office installation with Office 365 for business

District Direction for Continuous Improvement Chart

Click here to view chart

Gifted Eligibility Process

If you would like more information regarding how students qualify for the gifted program, you may click here to view the attached video, Gifted Eligibility Process.

 2015 Teacher of the Year Named


Congratulations to Dr. Monica Alicea who was recently named Teacher of the Year for 2015.

Dr. Alicea graduated from Florida International University with a degree in education and taught in Florida for four years. She moved to Cobb County in 1995 where she taught 5th grade at Compton Elementary.  She joined Cheatham Hill in 1999 as a third grade teacher. She received her gifted endorsement in 2004 and her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Kennesaw State in 2005.  Dr. Alicea has been teaching Target since the fall of 2006. She received her Education Specialist degree and Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University.   

Dr. Alicea was also honored in February as Staff Member of the Month. She and her husband, Edwin, have been married for 34 years and have one son, Nicholas.

Runner-up was Mrs. Rocio Gonzalez who co-teaches a second grade class with Mrs. Brianne Holcomb. She joined the Cheatham Hill staff 7 years ago.

She originally pursued a business degree at Florida International University for Business.  She then changed career paths and studied education at the University of GA where she earned her BS in Special Education.

She and her husband, Anthony, have two sons, Derrick who attends Lovinggood MS, and Brandon, a second grader at Cheatham Hill.

Congratulations to Dr. Alicea and Mrs. Gonzalez and we commend them for their dedication and exemplary service to the students and families of Cheatham Hill!


District/Board Calendar

Add the CCSD Calendar to your personal Google Calendar by clicking on the "+" button above.


Parents . . . .
Click here to access the new Cobb County Family Resource Database.

TumbleBooks and TumbleReadables...
are now combined! Remember that they are accessible at Cheatham Hill and AT HOME and that they can be used for Rocket Reader! Ask your child's teacher about the username and password!



Student Insurance . . . Student accident insurance applications from the Young Group are now available for parents to download and print.

Click here for applications:

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Free or Low-cost Health Insurance for Georgia's children For more information, or to apply online for PeachCare for Kids, click here!

Please note:

Effective September 7, 2010, students will not be permitted to return to classrooms after 2:45 pm to retrieve forgotten items such as homework, lunch boxes, book bags, etc. Teachers may leave the campus at 2:45 pm, therefore sending students to rooms without someone present is a concern for our staff and for the security of our students. Please be advised that ASP workers and custodians will no longer be able to unlock classrooms for parents or students. Until students become acclimated to this procedure, we will provide daily reminders on the afternoon announcements.