Students at Woodhill Elementary made their mark on “Dot Day” by donating $440 in change to the Gastonia Police Foundation. The school sponsored the money collection in an effort to teach the children about supporting their community. It’s an idea inspired by the children’s book “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds. The students also got an opportunity to spend time with officers and learn about the police department’s bomb squad and K-9 units.
Students can get a head start on their career and college plans this year thanks to a new partnership between Gaston County Schools and Gaston College. The school district is part of the NCWorks Career Coach Program, an initiative to help high school students learn about education and job opportunities available to them after graduation.
The high school graduation rate for Gaston County Schools has increased again, according to information released Thursday by the North Carolina State Board of Education. The graduation rate for the Class of 2016 is 88 percent, which is the best rate ever for the school district. The Gaston rate of 88 percent is higher than the state graduation rate of 85.8 percent. The district’s graduation rate has increased each year for the past seven years.
The overall student proficiency on end-of-grade and end-of-course state tests increased again this year for Gaston County Schools, according to information released Thursday by the North Carolina State Board of Education. For the 2015-2016 school year, 52.9 percent of students scored a Level III, IV or V on the state tests. Overall proficiency is 2.5 points higher than last year when Gaston’s score was 50.4 percent.
Attention, Parents: We have a new system to pay for cafeteria meals online. Please visit K12PaymentCenter to create a new account. You will be able to deposit funds and monitor your child’s meal account. Funds that are in the old MyPaymentsPlus account will transfer to the new system. If you have questions, call (704) 836-9110.
8:30 AM Volunteer Orientation Session
5:30 PM Board of Education Meeting
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM Volunteer Orientation Training Session (Central Office)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Operations Committee Meeting
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Becoming Your Child's Best and Most Effective Advocate