WHO WE ARE
Cherryville High School (CHS) has a proud tradition of excellence, symbolized by the Ironmen
mascot which represents courage in the face of all obstacles and adversity. Currently, schools are
confronted with significant challenges in the form of budget restrictions – and CHS certainly has
its share. The Cherryville High School Education Foundation (CHSEF) is committed to keeping the Ironmen tradition alive in spite of these funding challenges. Our goal is to create a better future for
Cherryville High School students and graduates by forging ahead in the true spirit of school: with
unyielding fortitude, optimism and unity.
HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Funded by support from dedicated alumni and other generous donors in our
community, the Foundation ensures that Cherryville High School students and teachers will continue to have the leading-edge programs and resources that our school deserves. CHSEF fosters academic excellence through teacher grants, classroom technology upgrades and many other innovative programs. Through our ongoing efforts, we are ensuring that the Ironmen
tradition can remain as proud and strong as ever.
OUR FUNDED PROJECTS INCLUDE
Teacher grants for learning enrichment tools, student mentorship programs and other vital academic resources.
The Bob Barker Career Development Hallway, with programs designed to strengthen career and technical education, including life-saving classes in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program in partnership with Gaston College.
One To One, the first program in a Gaston County public high school to provide a Google Chromebook for every student.
Just Girls, which has drastically reduced female student dropout rates by building self-esteem and teaching conflict resolution skills to girls.
21st Century Classroom, an innovative math class with rolling standup desks that gives students freedom to work in teams and collaborate.
“Flipped” Classroom – an initiative that improved biology class proficiency by 14% in one year by having students do independent study at home,
then do homework in class with teacher support.
New computer purchase and software upgrades for gifted students with a passion for film and videography, enabling them to produce first-class videos for our school.
Library contributions to keep books current and relevant for student Research.
College tours that allow every junior to visit a state university campus for a day – attending class, dining with students and learning about
scholarships and the application process.
MAKE IT PERSONAL
If you’d like to honor a family member, student, teacher or special person, you can add personal significance to your CHSEF contribution by donating in their name. It’s easy. Just check the box “in honor of” or “in memory of” when you fill out your pledge card. Your tax-deductible gift provides educational materials, supplies and support to enrich students’ education at Cherryville High School.
HELP US KEEP IRONMEN STRONG
Every donation, large or small, makes a difference. Please join us in giving Cherryville High School the support it needs to excel.
Five Ways To Give
1. Check – payable to CHSEF. Mail to CHSEF / PO Box 301 / Cherryville, NC 28021
2. Credit/Debit Card
4. Recurring Bank Transfer – set this up in your online banking account
5. Stock Transfer – please contact us at