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Board Meeting Time Change School Seal

The Chickamauga City Board of Education will hold the regular March Board Meeting on Monday, March 12, 2018

at 4:00 p.m., in the Board Room of the Central Office, at 402 Cove Road, Chickamauga, GA.

D.A. Jewell Memorial Scholarships School Seal

The D.A. Jewell Memorial Scholarships, in the amount of $4,000 are awarded annually by the Jewell Foundation of Chickamauga, Georgia.

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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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Is it the flu, or is it a cold? School Seal

Today the GaDOE Superintendent's Office released an informative email to all Georgia school district's Superintendents. Please click the "Read More" link to read this valuable information.

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Clarifying Information CCS Seal

Just to clarify information, I wanted to post what occurred at school today. At approximately 1:30 this afternoon we had a report that there had been a shooting in Wallaceville and the shooter had left the scene.  We were also given a description of the vehicle.  There was no indication which direction the suspect was headed, but to take every precaution, we decided to cancel outside recess and break for students.  We still had one more class-change at the middle school, but administrators were outside and checking the area before students were released to their next class.  We were never in a true lock down situation---it was a “soft lockdown”—basically school continued as usual, but students were not allowed outside the building.

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Governor Deal Declaring a State of Emergency School Seal

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One Last Walk Down Memory Lane CCS Seal

***Update: Additional Date added***
In addition to the previously posted dates, we are pleased to announce that this Saturday, December 9th from 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Gordon Lee High School will be open to the public for "One Last Walk Down Memory Lane".
GLHS Open House


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Hannah Jones Selected for the Army All-American Honor Band CCS Seal

Congratulations to Hannah Jones for being selected as a representative on the Army All-American Honor Band.  She was recognized at Gordon Lee High School for this accomplishment during an assembly on November 9th, with a reception for Hannah and her family afterwards.  We're extremely proud of you!

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Molly Ragon chosen for National Honor Ensemble in Orlando CCS Seal

Chickamauga City Schools would like to congratulate Molly Ragon on her selection to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Honor’s Ensemble!  This is a higher distinction than the Georgia All State Band.  Molly was selected based on her video audition.  She will travel to Orlando, Fl in November to participate in the honor band with students from all across the country.  

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Eclipse Information CCS SEAL


Chickamauga City Schools will be following a half day schedule Monday, August 21, in an effort to ensure the safety and well-being of students.  While we have enjoyed activities and studying about the eclipse, we will dismiss students early so they can safely travel home before the eclipse begins.  The peak of the eclipse, when we will have 98% darkness, is during the regular dismissal time.  We want to avoid exposing students to driving at that time.  We have provided safety information about watching the eclipse, and stressed that looking at the eclipse without protective eye gear can cause permanent damage to the eyes.  Additionally, regular sunglasses will not protect your eyes from the danger of the eclipse.  This is a once in a lifetime event, but we strongly advise watching it on television rather than taking a chance on damaging your vision for a lifetime.


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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Tuition Payment Info District Seal

Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year will remain at $800 per student (a cap of $2,400 for a family with 3 or more children) for out of city Georgia residents. Please click the "Read More" below for full schedule and payment options. 

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Congratulations to the Young Georgia Authors Contest Winners Young GA Authors

Chickamauga City Schools would like to recognize and congratulate all of our school level and RESA District winners of the Young Georgia Authors Contest! Please click the "Read More" button to see the full list of school level and RESA District winners.

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School based Needs Assessment Parent Survey Parent Survey

We value you as a parent, school partner, and participant in the school improvement process.  Please take a few moments between now and May 21st to complete an online survey.  Please complete a separate survey for each of your children attending Chickamauga City Schools. Your input helps to identify the needs in our school system and to plan for the next school year.  Below is the online address for each school’s survey:

Chickamauga Elementary School:


Gordon Lee Middle School:


Gordon Lee High School:


Public Budget Meetings Public Budget Meetings

Notice of Public Meeting: Chickamauga City Board of Education 2017-2018 Operating Budget
Pursuant to Georgia Code §20-2-167.1, the Chickamauga City Board of Education will hold two public meetings for the exclusive purpose of providing an opportunity for public input on its proposed annual operating budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. All citizens are invited to the public meetings regarding the budget to be held at Chickamauga City Board of Education Central Office at 402 Cove Road, Chickamauga, GA on Monday, May 8th at 4:45 p.m. and Monday, June 12th at 4:45 p.m. The tentative budget can be viewed on the Board’s website, www.chickamaugacityschools.org.

New Student Enrollment Packets School Seal

Applications to be considered for enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year are now available in the Registrar’s office or you may download & print it from our website via the "Application for Enrollment" link on the right hand side.  All city residents should now register for kindergarten enrollment.

Completed applications should be returned to the Registrar’s office no later than Tuesday, May 30th .  Applications cannot be accepted without all of the required paperwork. 

If you have any questions please call Lori Strickland at 706-382-3100  ext 3044 or email lori.strickland@glschools.org

Office hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 3:30pm

Applications for currently enrolled students will be sent home in the coming weeks.

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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.

Dual Enrollment Parent and Student Meeting CCS logo

An informational meeting about Dual Enrollment at Gordon Lee is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the GLMS/GLHS Cafeteria.

Parents, if your student is interested in signing up for dual enrollment classes during the 2018-19 school year you should plan to attend this meeting. Topics to be discussed include testing, enrollment, DE technical programs, course offerings, scheduling, and transfer equivalency. There will also be a period for questions and answers.

Georgia Parent Survey CCS Seal

Parents:  Please take a moment before December 15th and complete the following survey for us! 

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Gordon Lee High School FFA Alumni National FFA Week CCS Seal

FFA Week

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