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Cherokee County announces graduation schedule

Cherokee County announces graduation schedule

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cherokee County School District has released its graduation schedule for the Class of 2013.

All graduation ceremonies will take place at First Baptist Church of Woodstock.

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On Thursday, May 23, Sequoyah High School will hold its graduation ceremony at 4 p.m., and River Ridge High School students will receive their diplomas at 8 p.m.

Etowah High School's graduation will be at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Woodstock High School's will be the same day at 8 p.m.

Finally, on Saturday, May 25, Creekview High School students will graduate at 9 a.m., and Cherokee High School will have its ceremony at 1 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Woodstock is located at 11905 Highway 92.

Woodstock ES among finalists for Ga. Family-Friendly Partnership School Award

Woodstock ES among finalists for Ga. Family-Friendly Partnership School Award

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Woodstock Elementary School is one of nine finalists statewide for the Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Award.

The distinction is given to schools where parents feel welcome and like they are part of the community.

Now that it is a finalist, Woodstock Elementary will be treated to a visit from six judges, who will see firsthand how the school interacts with students and their parents.

The winning school will be announced by State School Superintendent John Barge in late April or early May.

Learn more about the Family-Friendly Partnership School Award at doe.k12.ga.us.

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."

Hundreds attend AKA peace rally

Hundreds attend AKA peace rally

ATLANTA -- More than 200 metro Atlanta middle school students attended a peace rally and workshop hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. over the weekend.

The rally was a kickoff for 40 Days of Peace, which begins Monday. 40 Days of Peace is a commitment to kindness and service that encourages young people to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

At Saturday's rally, speakers encouraged attendees to stop bullying and stay out of gangs. Police officers gave a presentation on how to interact with law enforcement.

A concurrent workshop for the parents in attendance focused on implementing strategies to keep children safe and on the right track in life.

AKA holding peace rally for middle school students

AKA holding peace rally for middle school students

ATLANTA -- Members of metro Atlanta's chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will hold a peace rally and workshop for middle school students over the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend.

The event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Ivy Community Center in southwest Atlanta. It is part of the 40 Days of Peace project, which aims to spread service and kindness through the country.

The peace rally and workshop will aim to teach young people about Dr. King's mission, and to raise awareness of crime and crime prevention strategies. Law enforcement members will also give an interactive presentation to encourage children to stamp out gangs and bullying.

Middle school students from several metro Atlanta counties -- Cobb, Cherokee, Clayton, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale -- are expected to participate.

Stevi B's Woodstock launches new promotion

Stevi B's Woodstock launches new promotion

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Stevi B's is featuring a brand new and exclusive promotion only in their Woodstock location for the month of January.

Knowing that January can be a challenging month for a family's budget, especially following the holidays, Stevi B's wants to give back by only charging $0.99 for kids ages 3-10, Sunday thru Thursday after 4 p.m. That's an unlimited amount of their famous pizzas, salad bar, pasta and dessert for less than a buck!

Boston ES holds food drive

Boston ES holds food drive

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Boston Elementary School brought back its annual food drive this year, but this is the first time the event has been entirely student-led.

The Boston Buddies community outreach program spearheaded this year's drive. Fourth grader Sidney Durbin designed the flier that solicited donations from students and parents.

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"The students have enjoyed taking ownership of this project," Boston Elementary principal Joey Moss said in a statement.

The food drive continues through Friday, Dec. 14.