Welcome to Chickamauga Elementary School

Principal's Message

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about all the things that make CES a special place.  We invite you to visit our page often and whenever possible, visit our campus.  Working together we can truly ensure a tradition of excellence continues!


 Jeff Sikes





School News

Peanut Free Zone

Due to nut allergies in our school, students are not allowed to bring anything containing nuts or peanut butter in their lunch boxes. Also, items containing nuts are not allowed in the classroom, including candy and snacks. This takes effect immediately. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions, you can contact your child's teacher.

Summer Reading Projects

Summer reading projects are due Friday, August 18th. Students may complete two different projects or one project and dress up as their favorite character or scene from another book. There will be a contest to judge students on their costumes. One student from each grade level will win a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble. Students will receive a grade for the two book projects.


School for students will begin Wed., August 9. Construction is ongoing at Gordon Lee High School. Students will be unable to park in the horseshoe drive until sometime in September. The construction will also affect students who walk to CES and GLMS through the alley between GLHS and the Gordon Lee Mansion. We are encouraging CAR-POOLING for student drivers whenever possible, and we ask the community to be keenly aware that many children will be walking from different areas to school each morning. We will have staff members supervising, and also assistance from the Chickamauga City Police Department, but EXTREME CAUTION is warranted.

Below is a detailed plan for student parking, parent drop-off and pick-up, and student walkers. This plan may be tweaked if needed, but any updates will be posted immediately. Please click "Read More" to view entire message. 

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Early Dismissal

We will have early dismissal on Monday, August 21, 2017 due to the Solar Eclipse. Dismissal will begin at 11:30. There will be no K.I.D.S. care on this day. We hope this allows you time to safely enjoy the eclipse with your child.

CES Open House

Everyone is welcome to attend Open House on Monday, August 7, 2017 and meet their new teacher. Kindergarten Open House will begin in the cafeteria at 5:30 PM. First through fifth grade Open House will begin at 6:30 PM in the classrooms. We look forward to meeting everyone!

Instructions to Find Next Year's Teacher

The link below contains the instructions to find next year's teacher.


/userfiles/31/my files/ces instructions for parents to find out next years teacher.pdf?id=3496


Birthdays in the Little Red Caboose

Our newly painted and newly air conditioned caboose is being used more and more each day. In addition to teachers using the caboose for instruction and activities, students can have their birthday party in the caboose now. Thank you again to our wonderful PTO for writing the grant that allowed us to receive the funding for the air conditioner.

Chickamauga City Schools Named 2016-2017 Title I Distinguished District System Seal

Chickamauga City Schools has been identified by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) as a Title I Distinguished District for the 2016-2017 school year. Recognition is based on the combined academic achievement gains of the economically disadvantaged subgroup for assessments administered in the FY13, FY14, & FY15 school terms. One award is given for each of the following categories: large, medium, small and extra-small school districts. Chickamauga City is recognized in the category of extra-small school district. Previously, Chickamauga City received this recognition for the 2011-12, 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.

GA Milestones Testing Tips

Milestones EOG DATES

  • April 18–(Tuesday) – English/Language Arts EOG
  • April 19-(Wednesday)- English/Language Arts EOG
  • April 20-(Thursday)- Math EOG
  • April 25-(Tuesday)- Science EOG
  • April 26- (Wednesday)- Social Studies EOG
  • Only 5th grade will take the Science and Social Studies

Some  things  to  remember . . .

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"Trojan Diner" Math and Literacy Night

We will be having a "Trojan Diner" Math & Literacy Night on March 21st from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at the elementary school. Please make plans to join us for fun activities, food, and giveaways. You will also be able to earn points for your Trojan House by attending. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Kids 'Can' Make a Difference: LOL Club Serves Community

The LOL Club, a children’s outreach ministry of Elizabeth Lee UMC, canstructed a flag out of 974 cans of soup, tuna fish, and PET milk donated by members of Elizabeth Lee.

This flag was assembled at Chickamauga Elementary School as a part of a community service project by the LOL Club. The food was distributed to families in the community and the Older American Center in Chickamauga which serves 140 seniors.

In addition to collecting canned goods, the children also bagged one-load scoops of laundry detergent in zip-lock bags. The laundry detergent was distributed to a domestic violence shelter and The Cottage. The Cottage is a residential facility serving children of Walker, Dade, Catoosa, and Chattooga Counties. It is affiliated with the Family Crisis Center of WDCC, Inc.


The Little Red Caboose

As many of you have probably noticed, the CES caboose received a new paint job over the summer. Once again our train car is looking good with its bright red paint. The caboose is used by different classes throughout the school year. Also, some of our reading volunteers take groups to read in the caboose. The caboose has heat which allows it to be utilized during the winter months. With the lack of air conditioning, we are limited to the times of the year we can use the caboose. Our PTO submitted a grant to Lowe's in the fall which would fund the installation of an air conditioning unit for the caboose. I am thrilled to inform you the PTO received the Lowe's grant, and an air conditioner will be installed soon! We are very thankful for all of our PTO parents that worked on the grant. We will have a ribbon cutting ceremony in the spring, and we hope you will be able to join us.

Pop Bottle Biographies

The third grade reading classes recently completed Pop Bottle Biography Book Reports. The students each read a biography of their choice. Then the students used a 2-liter bottle to create a bottle person from the book they read. Please click the link "Photo Galleries" to view pictures of the projects.

The Tastiest Time of the Year Butter Braid

It is that time of year again! Time to sell Butter Braids and help support your school. The Butter Braids sale begins Monday, October 17th and ends Tuesday, November 1st. The cost is $14 each. They will be delivered Wednesday, November 16th. Have fun and sell, sell, SELL!!

Click link below for an order form.

/userfiles/31/my files/newsletter 16.17/butter braid order form.pdf?id=923

CES Essential and House System


The faculty at CES is always wanting to improve on our quality of instruction and welcoming environment each and every year.  As a result, CES launched several new and exciting initiatives.         

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Current 2016 Tax Digest and Five Year History of Levy CCS Logo
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