WELCOME TO CHEATHAM HILL
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.
To develop the minds, hearts,
and spirits of champions.
Our School Strategic Plan
Meet our Adminstrative
for 2015 -16
David Parker, Assistant Principal
Keeli Bowen, Principal
Karen Courant, Assistant Principal
Spotlight on . .
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
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.
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!
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
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.
2015 Dazzling Diamonds for
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
Need some healthy fruit and vegetable recipes?
Click here . . .
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,
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
Rain date - Nov 6th
3rd - WELCOME BACK!
First Day of School!
11th - 'Pip' Visits The Hill!
5th Grade Open House &
Cookout - 4:30 - 7:00 pm
12th - Open House - 6:30 pm
3rd & 4th Grades
13th - PTA Meeting at 6:00 pm
Open House -6:30 pm
K, 1st, and 2nd
20th - Picture Day
Hispanic PTA Night - 6:00 pm
School Supply Lists
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
Troubleshoot Office installation with Office 365 for business
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
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
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!
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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
Click here for applications:
Free or Low-cost Health Insurance for Georgia's children
For more information, or to apply online for PeachCare for Kids, click here!
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.