Cherokee Bend




Photo courtesy of Kim Hutchens.

Cherokee Bend enrichment students participated in the E³ Program (Engage Elementary Engineers) at the University of Montevallo on Dec. 12. more

Jan 19, 2018 1:23 PM Cherokee Bend

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Physical education is often associated with timed runs, calisthenics drills and uncomfortable uniforms. more

Nov 21, 2017 4:34 PM Cherokee Bend

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Photo courtesy of Christina Smith.

As part of the fundraising fun, top fundraising students were given the opportunity to “silly string” the coaches. more

Nov 16, 2017 11:28 AM Cherokee Bend

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Photo courtesy of Christina Smith.

Cherokee Bend Elementary School students were excited to collect needed items for our Florida neighbors affected by Hurricane Irma. more

Oct 12, 2017 10:51 AM Cherokee Bend

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Photo courtesy of Christina Smith.

Cherokee Bend Elementary School iLab students led a session at the Mountain Brook Learning Conference on June 5. more

Aug 8, 2017 2:35 PM Cherokee Bend

One of the silent auction items from this year’s Benefit for the Bend was a FOAC (Fair Oaks Adventure Curriculum) afternoon led by 20-year FOAC veteran Rick Hedrick. more

Jun 23, 2017 4:06 PM Cherokee Bend

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Photo courtesy of Christina Smith.

Alabama Power’s Safe-T-Opolis is an interactive program to help students understand how to be safe around electricity.  The presentation comes after studying energy and electrical currents in science. more

Jun 23, 2017 4:01 PM Cherokee Bend


Photo courtesy of Laura Comer.

The Writer’s Festival is a yearly event sponsored by Cherokee Bend Elementary, Mountain Brook Elementary and the Brookwood Forest PTO. more

May 23, 2017 10:53 AM Cherokee Bend

Authors and illustrators from around the country come to the schools to speak to students and sign books. more

May 2, 2017 12:13 PM Cherokee Bend

Benefit for the Bend, previously Cherokee Bend’s Winter Auction, was a huge success, raising more than $50,000 to benefit Cherokee Bend Elementary school initiatives and programs. more

Apr 26, 2017 2:01 PM Cherokee Bend

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Photo courtesy of Christina Smith.

Winners in each category include creative writing, instrumental/voice performance, photography, video and visual arts. more

Mar 23, 2017 2:20 PM Cherokee Bend

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Photo courtesy of Christina Smith.

The FOAC (Fair Oaks Adventure Curriculum) program at Cherokee Bend Elementary strives to reach students with three principles: I will be safe; I will do my best; and I will value myself and others. more

Feb 22, 2017 1:35 PM Cherokee Bend

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Photo courtesy of Christina Smith.

Lauren Lunceford, second-grade teacher at Cherokee Bend Elementary School, was recently awarded the honor of Cherokee Bend’s 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year. more

Feb 22, 2017 1:02 PM Cherokee Bend


Photos courtesy of Christina Smith.

On Dec. 7, 2016, sixth-grader Moira Dowling won the spelling bee at Cherokee Bend Elementary by correctly spelling the word “economist.” more

Jan 25, 2017 1:53 PM Cherokee Bend


Photo courtesy of Christina Smith.

November’s canned food drive for the Community Food Bank of Alabama brought in over 821 pounds of canned food items for the Food Bank to utilize for approximately 680 meals, which could feed a family of four, three meals a day for almost two months. more

Dec 28, 2016 4:33 PM Cherokee Bend


Photo courtesy of Christina Smith.

Cherokee Bend Elementary School families and friends celebrated at the 2016 Harvest Party on Oct. 16 with an evening filled with carnival fun and gorgeous fall weather. more

Nov 22, 2016 2:59 PM Cherokee Bend


Photo courtesy of Christina Smith.

In a recent fundraising effort, approximately 90 percent of Cherokee Bend Elementary School students joined in to sell Charleston gift wrap to parents, families and friends, with a total of 3,807 items sold online. more

Nov 22, 2016 2:53 PM Cherokee Bend


Photo courtesy of Lauren Lunceford.

Teachers at Cherokee Bend Elementary worked over the summer to create a MakerSpace room at the school. A MakerSpace is simply a place for students to explore, discover new ideas and create. more

Sep 27, 2016 12:58 PM Cherokee Bend


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Cherokee Bend School's planning is in full swing for its Community Awareness Committee’s goal of nine months of giving. more

Aug 30, 2016 5:17 PM Cherokee Bend

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Photo by Aimee Forbus.

Cherokee Bend Elementary hosted several authors during the annual Mountain Brook Writers’ Festival in February. more

May 27, 2016 3:07 PM Cherokee Bend