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  •  Clarion Day

     The Clarion video, produced by Jacob Franco, is below. 


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  • Graduation Information

    Any student who would like to order the May 19th senior group cap/gown picture can order online at Students may also pick up an order form in the office and submit their money to Mrs. Van Pelt in Room 204 or Mrs. Nance in Room 201. Order forms must be turned in by Wednesday, May 25. 


    See the following links for important information distrubuted to the Class of 2016:

    Graduation Information

    DVD Order Form

    Baccalaureate Invitation


    All students with a 3.7 or above final GPA will graduate with honors. Students with a 3.7 - 3.99 will graduate Cum Laude; 4.0 - 4.2999 Magna Cum Laude; 4.3 and above Summa Cum Laude. All honor stoles and tassels will be distributed after graduation practice on June 10. 

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  • Senior Final Transcript

    All seniors should complete a survey about scholarship monies and post-graduation plans. Please click THIS LINK to complete.

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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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  • 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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