District News

  • Woodhill students make their mark on “Dot Day”


    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.

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  • Students get coaching about colleges and careers


    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.

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  • Gaston’s graduation rate increases to 88 percent


    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.

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  • Gaston sees increase in overall student proficiency


    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.

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Announcements

  • GCS Monday Morning returns September 26

     
    GCS Monday Morning, the weekly update for Gaston County Schools employees and parents, returns September 26. Make sure to look for the first GCS Monday Morning of the new school year.
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  • National Board Certification for Teachers 

     
    Have you ever thought about seeking National Board Certification? If so, now is the time to go for it. Work sessions will be held at the Rader Staff Development Center September 29 from 3:45-5:15 p.m. for any teacher interested in National Board Certification. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call Katherine Plecnik at (704) 824-2828 or e-mail: kmplecnik@gaston.k12.nc.us.
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  • New Online Meal Payment Program

     

    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.

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  • Open enrollment for State Health Plan

     

    Attention, employees: Open enrollment for the State Health Plan is October 1 through October 31. The choices you make will remain in effect from January 1 through December 31, 2016. For more information, visit https://gcsbenefits.hrintouch.com.

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