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  • Career Academy at Hunter Huss High School

     

    The Gaston County Board of Education plans to establish a new Career Academy at Hunter Huss High School.

     

    The Career Academy will combine an intense focus on academics in the core subject areas with opportunities to explore a variety of career fields.

     

    In addition to receiving career training on the Hunter Huss campus, students will be able to take advantage of programs through our Career and College Promise partnership with Gaston College.

     

    The Career Academy program is a result of input from our Career and Technical Education (CTE) Oversight Committee, business leaders, parents, and the community to provide more professional training options for our students.

     

    Career and Technical Education programs like the Career Academy at Hunter Huss make it possible for students to take rigorous academic classes and career-oriented classes that concentrate on job training. Students have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience through specialized programs, internships, industry certification, and workforce credentials.

     

    Hunter Huss will begin the transition from an International Baccalaureate School to the Career Academy so students can take advantage of the excellent academic and career options during the 2016-2017 academic year.

     

    We are very excited about the new Career Academy. It will be a dynamic program that provides many academic and career-focused possibilities for our students at Hunter Huss High School. 


    Click here for our “Questions and Answers” sheet.

     

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District News

  • GCS presents New Teacher, Teacher Assistant awards


    Gaston County Schools held a reception on Tuesday, May 24 at the Schiele Museum to name the New Teacher of the Year and Teacher Assistant of the Year for 2016. Bernadette D'Amato of Carr Elementary School received the Linda Rader New Teacher of the Year recognition and Jane Bumgarner of Springfield Elementary School captured the Teacher Assistant of the Year honor. This year’s awards program recognized 32 employees for outstanding dedication and commitment to students.

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  • Gaston students selected for Governor’s School


    Fifteen high school students from Gaston County Schools were selected to attend the prestigious North Carolina Governor’s School. Held annually at two sites, Governor’s School East is at Meredith College in Raleigh and Governor’s School West is at Salem College in Winston-Salem. The program runs June 19 through July 27.

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  • Students compete at inaugural Cyber Drones Expo


    Drones zoomed over the football stadium at Bessemer City High School during Gaston County Schools’ first Cyber Drones Expo. Teams from five high schools competed against one another, showing off their drone flying skills and sharing proposals for drone-based businesses during the May 9 event.

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  • Graduating seniors visit kindergarten teacher


    Twelve years ago, W.A. Bess Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jill Nichols was honored as the Gaston County Schools Teacher of the Year. This year, the students from that class are graduating, and Nichols is retiring after a 30-year career in teaching. The students she first taught as 5- and 6-year-olds reunited at W.A. Bess Elementary one recent morning, where they visited with Nichols and reminisced about their time together, recreated their class yearbook photo and described how their journey to graduation began on the learning rug in Nichols’ classroom.

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Announcements

  • Summer Enrichment Institute

     

    Gaston County Schools is sponsoring several summer enrichment opportunities for middle and high schools students.  Classes will meet for eight days from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. during the weeks of June 20-23 and June 27-30. Transportation is not provided. Space is limited per class, and classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis. A nonrefundable payment is due at the time of registration for the Summer Enrichment Institute. Click here for more information.

     

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  • Proctors needed for end-of-year testing


    Our schools are in need of proctors to help with the elementary and middle school end-of grade tests, May 25-June 3, and high school end-of-course tests, May 27-June 8. Parents, school volunteers and community members who are available to help with end-of-year testing should contact the school in their neighborhood for more information.

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  • Lottery conducted for STEAM Academy


    Congratulations to the 300 students who were selected on Friday to attend the new Hawks Nest STEAM Academy when it opens in August. Click here to see the list of students selected in the lottery. Click here for a slideshow of pictures from the lottery.

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  • Gaston County Sports Physical Day
     

    CaroMont Health is sponsoring the 2016 Gaston County Sports Physical Day, Saturday, June 4, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at CaroMont Specialty Surgery in Gastonia. Cost is $10. For more information, please click here.

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Gastonia , NC 28052
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Torben Ross, Principal

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