Cherokee Elementary School Home Page

Phone: 480-484-8700
Fax: 480-484-8701
Absence Line: 480-484-8705
Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm
School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm
Cherokee Elementary School
8801 N. 56th Street
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253    
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Walt Chantler, Principal
Paul Andersen, Assistant Principal

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What is happening at Cherokee?

 

3 SUSD Locations Open New Year’s Eve to Accept Last Minute Tax Credit Contributions
Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) will have three locations open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on December 31, 2014 to accept last minute Tax Credit contributions. The locations are: the Education Center, Mohave District Annex and Educational Services Center. See Tax Credit

 
SUSD Elementary Schools Hosts Pre-K, Kindergarten Roundups
Elementary Schools in the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) will host Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Roundups to provide information about our elementary schools to parents and guardians. During the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Roundups, parents can meet teachers and principals and learn about the great programs offered by schools in the District. Click here to view the schedule.
Home of the Chargers!
SUSD Celebrates its Newest National Board Certified Teachers
National Board Certification is one of the highest achievements in the teaching profession. Recently, 15 Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) teachers earned this credential by completing the rigorous National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) process and two teachers renewed their credentials. SUSD now has 89 board certified teachers.
 
The newly certified teachers are: Jackie Switalski Oates, Kiva; Darci Aronson, Redfield; Judy Droz, Cherokee; Jessica Valencia, Hohokam; Robin Wynne, Laguna; Amy Johnson, Saguaro; Casey Boerner, Chaparral; Joe Olney, Chaparral; Ted Anderson, Chaparral; Tom Roxborough, Coronado; Linda Graham, Laguna; Emily Cochran, Hopi; Diana Bode, Hopi; Debbie Hawkins, Laguna; and Jill Schadt, Cherokee. Nancy Rose, Arcadia, and Malcolm Leinwohl, Chaparral, renewed their credentials. They will be recognized at the February 10, 2015 Governing Board meeting. See NBCT
Cherokee earned an "A" rating for the 2012-2013 school year. 

Cherokee earned an "A" rating from the Dept. of Education again, for a third year in a row.  In addition, Cherokee earned an Excelling label in the years 2003-2010 before the ADE changed their rating system. 


Cherokee earned the A+ School of Excellence award from the Arizona Education Foundation in 2013.
Click here for a full list of  A+ School of Excellence Winners from 1991-2014.

Congratulations to Sophia W.

Sophia won the Cherokee Spelling Bee for the second year in a row!! Her winning word was “edification”.  She will be competing in the Regional Spelling Bee in the spring where as a 4th grader last year, she placed in the  top 20. Good luck this year - we are very proud of you Sophia!!
After-School Chinese Class Spring 2015
2014 - 2015 Grade Level Supply Lists
Cherokee is going "Green!"

In an attempt to go “green”, we will not be sending home individual vendor flyers in backpacks.  These will be included on the Cherokee website and in the front office.   In the future, we will announce what new flyers are available in the office.

Thank you,

The Cherokee Office Staff
A message from the Library
 

 NEW resources for your students
 
These resources are always available on your school library website or they can be accessed directly via the links in this email.

For students in grades K-12
 
 
Bookshare is an accessible online library for people with print disabilities. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.
 
Bookshare books are available only for students with a print disability and an IEP or 504 Plan. Students will be set up with Bookshare by their special education teachers.
 
The online library includes just about every book our student would want to read, everything from  Fault in Our Stars to Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The library also includes textbooks.
 
Contact your special education teachers for information about how to help your students access Bookshare. You may also find help on the SUSD Assistive Technology website. http://at.susd.schoolfusion.us
 
The link is available without going through the library pages, but it will be on our list of audiobooks just in case someone doesn’t hear about it from another source.

For students in grades K-5
 
 
Storyline is sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and offers some top-notch ebook content. Each book begins with a cameo with the SAG reader, but moves quickly to what we consider traditional ebook format. All books are closed captioned
 
 

How to find your school library page.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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