Catawba Heights Elementary and Stanley Middle School took overall top honors in the sixth annual Gaston County Schools robotics competition held Saturday, March 11 at Forestview High School. The two schools, along with six others that had the top scores among all participating teams, will represent Gaston County in the western regional robotics competition on April 29.
Walls are going up and the new Stanley Middle School is taking shape. It has been seven months since the groundbreaking ceremony when all that could be seen on the school’s former football field were mounds of dirt and construction equipment. Now, curious passersby can see where the school will be located and envision a modern facility that should be ready for use during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Gaston County Schools won 34 awards in the highly-competitive Mid-Carolina Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program. The awards included 12 Gold Key, 11 Silver Key, and 11 honorable mentions. “I am extremely proud of our students’ achievements,” said Forestview High School art teacher Travis Johnson. “To receive a Gold Key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards means that you are producing some of the best quality work in the state.”
Three days a week, teachers at Sherwood Elementary become students for the afternoon so they can learn basic grammar, spelling, and pronunciation. In Spanish, that is. The school’s ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher Edgar Coronado is offering Spanish lessons to any interested teachers. The classes are giving teachers new ways to communicate with their students, and perhaps more important, with their students’ parents.
The annual College and Career Expo presented by Gaston County Schools will be held Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Gaston College in the Lena Sue Beam Building in Dallas. Middle and high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend to meet with college representatives and business leaders and participate in information sessions. The event is free. Click here to visit our College Expo webpage for information.
Students who are planning to take Advanced Placement (AP) exams are invited to attend our AP Exam Review Day on Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at the Gaston Early College High School. Review sessions will be offered for the following courses: English III, English IV, Statistics, Calculus, U.S. History, and Government and Politics. There is no charge for attendance, and the sessions are open to students in Gaston County Schools. For more information, please call (704) 866-6174.
Our Department for Exceptional Children will offer a free workshop for parents and families who have children with disabilities and special needs. The workshop is this Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Life Skills Building at Gaston College. Exceptional Children teachers also are invited to attend. The workshop is an excellent opportunity to receive important information and hear about available resources. For more information, call (704) 866-6160.
Attention, Teachers: Information about the Ron L. Ensley mini-grant program is available now. Click here to print the application. The mini-grants are presented by the Gaston County Education Foundation and fund innovative classroom lessons and projects. The application deadline is Friday, April 15.
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Volunteer Orientation Training Session (at Central Office)
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM Advanced Placement (AP) Review Sessions (at Gaston Early College)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Annual Transition Workshop
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM College Expo
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Volunteer Orientation Session (at Central Office)