Our Student Assignment Office is temporarily located at the former Forest Heights Elementary School, #1 Learning Place, Gastonia. Parents who need to register their child for the upcoming school year should visit Forest Heights instead of the Central Office. For information about how to register your child for school, visit www.gaston.k12.nc.us/howtoenroll.
"Once a Huskie, Always a Huskie!" Thank you to Hunter Huss High School graduate Sylvia Hatchell for helping us to kick off a new school year!
Hunter Huss High School invited students and parents to attend an Open House and Orientation on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. At Open House, students were able to obtain their schedules, locate their classes and meet their teachers. Everyone who attended the open house were given a ticket to attend the Junior Varsity Football Game against Burns High School at 7:00 here at Hunter Huss. At 6:15 pm, ninth grade students and their parents attended a Freshman Information Seminar in the Auditorium. Freshmen students and their parents received information about the start of school, tips for being successful in high school, and met Hunter Huss Administration and Counselors.
Career Academy Teacher Training
It’s back-to-school time in Gaston County! When the morning bell rings on Monday, August 29, approximately 32,000 students (pre-kindergarten through high school) will walk through the doors of the county’s 54 public schools to start the 2016-2017 academic year.
There are only 17 Google for Education Certified Trainers in all of North Carolina, and four of them belong to Gaston County Schools. Four of the district’s instructional technology facilitators (ITFs) recently earned recognition as Certified Trainers, a status that identifies them as experts in helping teachers use technology in the classroom.
They spent two days in the classroom to make sure their own classrooms will be ready for the school year. From the basics of math and reading to the latest in technology tools and techniques, Gaston County Schools’ Teaching and Learning Conference gave teachers a chance to learn and network with other educators. More than 1,000 teachers and school administrators attended the 11th annual conference held August 8 and 9 at Gaston College.
For a few weeks this summer, students had horses for teachers and a ranch for a classroom. Gaston County Schools partnered with Bit of Hope Ranch to offer the “Trailblazers” camp, an educational program designed to help prepare students for the year ahead. Groups of students spent two weeks at Bit of Hope where the daily program included time working with and riding the horses, teamwork challenges on an obstacle course, hikes on the nature trail, and other educational activities.