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Turkey Day is Underway


Its that time of year again! Every year at Thanksgiving Cherokee Creek Boys School pit-roasts our turkeys for our Thanksgiving feast. It is an honor to be selected for Team Turkey. This year’s crew (pictured above) includes (from left): Sam, Cole, Teacher Nick Linscott, Jimmy, Operations Director Phil Fairbrother, Dain, Michael, and Barron. The team’s responsibilities include staying up until the wee hours tending the roasting coals.

William, Sandy, and Barbara look on as Phil prepares the Turkeys

But first, the turkeys are seasoned and wrapped in foil (several times).

Phil, Cole, Dain, and Barron scope out the pit

Then the boys clear the area of leaves and debris before digging a HUGE pit.

Next, the boys and staff will create a bonfire in the pit, which will be nursed through the night until there is a well established bed of coals. Then the turkeys will be placed on the coals and burried.

Stay tuned for more updates tomorrow…

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Mark Your Fall 2011 Calendars!

As we get our fall calendars organized, we have a lot to look forward to! Over the week of October 30th to November 4th we have our next Family Trek, our First Boundaries Boot-Camp and the November Family Seminar – complete with an early Thanksgiving celebration. Whew! Check out the additional info. below:

Fall 2011 Family Trek Details & Boundaries Boot-Camp Details

But wait…there’s more! The 2011 Cherokee Creek Bears soccer schedule is here. See a game you can make? Please contact Alyse or your son’s primary for more details on each game.

Thursday, September 8th at 7:30 PM
Monday, September 12th at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, September 13th at 7:00 PM
Thursday, September 15th at 7:00 PM
Thursday, September 22nd at 7:30 PM
Monday, September 26th at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 PM
Monday, October 3rd at 6:00 PM
Thursday, October 6th at 7:30 PM

We look forward to seeing everyone again soon.

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New School Year…New Ideas

During last week’s August Family Seminar, Academic Dean Denise Savidge showcased how the Lessons of the Medicine Wheel will weave their way into the classroom for the 2011-2012 academic year. Her presentation has been converted to a pdf to share with you below:

Bringing the Medicine Wheel to the Classroom

Denise will be covering more details for the 2nd nine weeks at our next Family Seminar starting on November 2nd. Stay tuned!

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Way to Go, Wes!!

With full hearts we celebrated Wes’ graduation today. It was a ceremony filled with tales of the boy he was and the young man he now is. Virtually everyone recognized Wes’ leadership and many made reference to his kindness and friendship. Most of all, there was an expressing of pride and recognition of how much he has grown.

Congratulations to you and your family, Wes!

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Yeah, Jon!!

With full hearts, we celebrated Jon’s graduation today. Jon was honored for his leadership and “prevailing” ability to be kind and optimistic. Of course, there were good natured jokes from the boys about looking up to Jon both literaly and figuartively. But, mostly, students expressed gratitude for Jon’s friendship at the times of greatest need.

We will miss you, Jon, and are so proud of you!

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Congratulations, Jon!!

With happy hearts we celebrated Jon’s graduation from Cherokee Creek today! It was a pleasure to look back on his journey of self-discovery and to recognize his growth. Jon’s leadership and fishing skills were especially lauded. We wish him the best of luck as he continues forward.

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Yeah, Calvin!!!

Calvin shines a great smile as his graduation gets underway.

A hearty congratulations to our newest alumni, Calvin!

We celebrated Calvin’s graduation today with full hearts. We are excited to see where his journey of self-discovey will take him next and hope that he will find his way back for frequent visits!

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Hooray, Matt and Lake!!

Congratulations to Matt and Lake, who graduated yesterday!! We wish you many blessings as you continue your journey of self-discovery!

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The Bears Blowout

What a great weekend! Our innagural Bears Blowout Sports Banquet and Father Son Event was a hit with students, families and staff.

Friday evening we celebrated with a steak dinner complete wit live music! After dinner our athletes were honored individually by Coaches Kory Byrd and Yanic McDowell for their contributions to the soccer and basketball teams as they recived their trophies. The evening wrapped up with fun drills and games with the coaches running everyone through their paces!

Saturday’s rain moved us inside for basketball. Everyone modeled incredible flexibility and “open to outcome” positive attitudes as we implemented a rainy day “Plan B.”

Check out the pictures below and stay tuned for another chance for Father Son Football late this summer!

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Bound for State

The team with their certificate verifying their 4th place finish and eligibility for State Championships

Alex and Alec review their robot run with a judge.

In a rocket-from-behind finish, the CCBS team competed in the regional First LEGO League on Saturday and placed 4th overall – qualifying them for the State Championships in North Charleston on March 5th!

This will be the 6th year in a row that the CCBS team has competed at State, a consistency that this team modeled with gusto. The team stayed tight on details, giving them the edge for the last qualifying spot. Best of all for a very proud Coach Nick Linscott was getting to watch Alec, Alex, Ben, Daniel, Dylan, Harrison, Jon and Wes have fun in a traditional school activity with students from all over the county – even dancing! Special thanks to the parents who were able to be present and cheer. By all accounts, it meant a great deal to have your support.

We hope you will join us in congratulating Nick and the boys for their outstanding achievment!


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