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CBS Writer's Festival

Photo courtesy of Aimee Forbus.

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

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Cherokee Bend Elementary students brought in more than 475 pounds of food for the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. Read more

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Fifth-grader Ethan Shunnarah was the winner of the Cherokee Bend Spelling Bee this year. Runner-up was fifth-grader Chandler Vargas. Read more

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Recently, fifth-graders from Cherokee Bend spent five days at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Read more

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Fifth-grade classes at Cherokee Bend Elementary participated in their fourth year of the Colonial Fair in October. Read more

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1113 Cherokee Bend retirees

Photo courtesy of Aimee Forbus.

Four faculty and staff members at Cherokee Bend ended their years of service to the school with their retirement last May. Read more

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As part of their study on the history of Birmingham, third-graders at Cherokee Bend Elementary School visited several local landmarks including Sloss Furnaces, Vulcan Park and Museum, Arlington House and Rickwood Field. Read more

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Cherokee Bend Elementary held its annual spring carnival in May. This year’s theme was “What is Your Super Power?” Read more

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“Mini courses” at Cherokee Bend Elementary recently offered hands-on experience learning and guest speakers for sixth graders. Read more

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Cherokee Bend students and staff shared the love of reading in Cherokee Bend READS Week in April, together reading 127,285 minutes. That equals out to 2,121 hours or 88 days of reading. Read more

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Recently, Cherokee Bend second graders completed a project-based learning study on famous Americans. The study included reading a variety of genres, internet research, publishing a piece of writing and a giving a technology presentation. Read more

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District winners of the Mountain Brook Expressions Art Contest had their work showcased recently at the Expressions District Art Show held this year in the Cherokee Bend School Auditorium. Read more

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Cherokee Bend Elementary School rolled out the red carpet in March for the second annual The Bend’s Got Talent show. Participants performed in front of a sold-out audience at the Mountain Brook High School Fine Arts Building. Read more

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Dr. Stephanie Steinmetz, a Pediatric Dentist in Vestavia Hills, along with her Dental Clowns visited students at Cherokee Bend Elementary in February at to remind the kids to brush up on good oral hygiene. Read more

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As our country geared up for the Presidential election, Cherokee Bend joined in by holding its own version — a mock election. Read more

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Cherokee Bend Elementary celebrated the renovation of their playground with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Oct. 17.   Read more

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Cherokee Bend Elementary fourth grade students presented a moving Veterans Day Program on Nov. 8th.   Read more

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In October, the fifth graders from Cherokee Bend spent five days at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. T Read more

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Cherokee Bend Elementary principal Betsy Bell welcomed new assistant principal Jennifer Galloway this school year. Read more

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