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  • Spring 2017 Final Exam Schedule

    Monday - May 22nd - Third Period Exam followed by Second Period Review

    Tuesday - May 23rd - Second Period Exam followed by Early Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.*

    Wednesday - May 24th - Fourth Period Exam followed by Early Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.*

    Thursday - May 25th - First Period Exam followed by Early Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.*

    *Early Dismissal Days a bagged lunch can be provided.  Make up EOCs, NCF, and teacher-made exams can be administered in the afternoon after early dismissal.

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  • Incoming Freshmen Applications - Update

    We received over 250 applications for our rising freshmen class. The 8th grade applications will be sent to SERVE Center of UNC Greensboro for an electronic lottery. The 54 accepted students will be notified by a letter in the mail by April 13. The names will be posted to our school website the following week. 

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  • BETA Bash 2017

    The GEC Beta Club is hosting the Beta Bash on Friday, March 24, from 5 PM until 7 PM. There will be carnival games, prizes, food, raffles, and fun! Admission is $2.00. Tokens will be available for game play: $3.00 for 12 tokens and $5.00 for 25 tokens. Tickets won as a result of gaming, may be redeemed for prizes. Please plan to attend and invite all your friends and family. All proceeds will be donated to the Gaston County Relay for Life!


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  • College Expo 2017

    College Expo 2017 Information - Gaston County Schools is sponsoring a College Expo on April 1st from 10-2 at the Lena Sue Beam Building.  There are going to be some great presentations available for students and parents to attend.  There will also be colleges there for students to get more information from.  Please encourage your students to attend.  

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  • Prom Dress Give Away

    April 1st from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  - "A Princess Closet"

    Burge Memorial United Methodist Church

    312 W. Glenndale Ave

    Mount Holly, NC

    Giving away a Michael Kors purse, a drawing for a mani/pedi, and other drawings!  Refreshments will be served.

    Call to set up an appointment time.

    Deneed Isles - 704-441-1904

    Shante McClain- 704-884-5766

    Crystal Connor - 704-773-8019

    Please go to A Princess Closet for more information

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  • Food Drive

    Gaston College is doing a Food Drive to help the Gaston College Food Bank Foundation.  Food will be collected from February 15th through April 15th.  Canned Goods and Boxed Products are all welcome. The theme for this week (2/15) is canned meats.  Thank you for your participation.  There is a box in our Commons for the donations.

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District News

  • Catawba Heights, Stanley win robotics competition

    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.

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  • New middle school taking shape in Stanley

    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.

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  • Students win 34 regional awards for art, writing

    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.”

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  • School offers Spanish lessons for its teachers

    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.

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  • Exhibit features student artwork

    Gaston County Schools and the Gaston County Museum are partnering again this year to present the “Through an Artist’s Eye” exhibit that features more than 600 pieces of artwork by elementary, middle and high school students. The artwork will be on display beginning Saturday, March 25 until Saturday, May 7. The museum is located at 131 West Main Street in Dallas. Click here for more information.
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  • Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration


    Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held in May at the former Forest Heights Elementary School, #1 Learning Place, Gastonia. Registration will take place at Forest Heights for all elementary schools during the following times: Saturday, May 6 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12 from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. each day. For more information, call (704) 810-7284.

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  • Board approves school calendars

    The Board of Education has approved the calendars for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years. The calendars were developed by the Gaston County Schools calendar committee, which includes students, parents, teachers, principals, and central level administrators. Click here to view the calendars.
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  • College Expo at Gaston College


    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.

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Lena Sue Beam Building
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