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




Chickamauga Elementary Title I Highest Performing Reward School

For the past four out of six years, Chickamauga Elementary has earned the Title I Highest Performing Reward School for the state of Georgia. This reward is based on scores from the Georgia Milestones assessment. The school received $50,000 each year for the three years the award was won. The 2017 reward was decreased to $25,000 from the state of Georgia. In total, Chickamauga Elementary School has received $175,000 over the past six years. Congratulations to our students and teachers!




School News

Chickamauga City Schools Online Auction School Seal

Chickamauga City Schools will be holding an online auction scheduled for mid-April. This will be an opportunity to purchase memorabilia from the original Gordon Lee High School buil in 1930. Please check back on our website and FaceBook page for further details and bidding instructions. 

Mock Lock Down Drill School Seal

Please click the link to view the letter from Superintendent Day regarding the mock lock down drill later this month.

Mock Lock Down Drill


We have recently had numerous discipline incidences involving students bringing vapes/oils/and other related paraphernalia to school.  While many adults have had success in using vapes to help them quit smoking, these items are illegal for children to have and will not be allowed on campus.  The problem is primarily at the middle school level, but this message is for all students, regardless of age.

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2018-2019 System Calendar School Seal

At the monthly Chickamauga City Schools Board of Education Meeting, the Board approved the 2018-2019 System Calendar. It is available for viewing under the "Calendar" button or click here: 2018-2019 System Calendar

STAR Student & Teacher Honored at Recent Board Meeting STAR Student & Teacher

At the Chickamauga City School Board meeting on February 12, 2018, the STAR Student and STAR Teacher were honored. Congratulations to Dylan Minghini, a senior at Gordon Lee High School, for being named STAR Student of the Year. Dylan earned this recognition by having the highest SAT score among the senior class. In addition, Dylan can recognize a teacher who has had a great impact and influence on him. Dylan chose Ms. Heather Solmon as STAR Teacher of the Year. This is the 5th time Ms. Solmon has received this honor. Ms. Lacey Wilson, President of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce, was on hand to present the award to Dylan. Additionally, the Chamber provided a donation of $100 for the STAR Student. We appreciate this donation and the support of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce.  Congratulations to Dylan Minghini and Ms. Heather Solmon.

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CES Receives New Artwork

Several classrooms and the cafeteria received some exciting updates over Christmas Break. The cafeteria wall was airbrushed with the Trojan House Crests. The crests really seem to come alive with some excellent painting skills. Mrs. Leonard's classroom feels as though you are walking into a galaxy far, far away. Her theme is Star Wars, and you will be amazed by the artwork. Mrs. Eldridge chose a sports them for her room. Many different sports are vividly represented. You can even shoot some hoops if you are lucky. Please check out our "Photo Gallery" for some pictures.

CES Receives Donation from Modern Woodmen

Chickamauga Elementary School would like to thank Alan and Pam Brewster of the Modern Woodmen for their generous donation to our music and PE programs. They donated $900 to each program for a total of $1,800. CES will use this money to help fulfill the needs in each of these departments. Thank you to the Modern Woodmen for your support.

Butter Braid Reward Day

The morning was anything but typical here at C.E.S. The top Butter Braid sellers for each homeroom got to throw a pie at either Mr. Sikes or Mrs. Cassell. I have to say we have some students with a really accurate aim in our school. Mrs. Cassell was happy Mr. Sikes took the brunt of the pie throwing though. The students that sold 10 or more Butter Braids enjoyed an inflatable party today as well. Check out all of the pictures in the Photo Gallery.

Butter Braid Top Sellers

Congratulations to the top Butter Braid sellers! Jenny Beth Freeman was the top seller in the school. She sold 75 Butter Braids and raised $1,057.00. She received a gift card to Toys"R"Us in the amount of $125. Jenny Beth said she was motivated to sale because she would like to use the prize money to buy Christmas gifts for the needy. She is an amazing young lady, and we are very proud of her. Kylee Dockery sold 57 Butter Braids and raised $812. She will get to go on a shopping spree with a $100 gift card. Aubree Gottlieb came in third place for the school. She raised $732 and sold 52 Butter Braids. Aubree received a Toys"R"Us gift card for $75. Congratulations to these girls, and thank you to everyone who supported our fundraiser.

CES Receives Donation from Mesa Associates, Inc.

Chickamauga Elementary School received a gracious donation from Mesa Associates, Inc. This will allow CES teachers to continue to meet the needs of the students and support learning. Darrel Cross, Alan Janney, Jennifer Waltermyer, and Debra Stokey presented the check to Mr. Sikes and Mrs. Day. We would like to thank everyone at Mesa Associates, Inc. for the donation.

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.

Instructions to Find Next Year's Teacher

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


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