District News

  • Students use video game as a learning tool


    Two weeks of Minecraft. For the middle school students enrolled in the Gaston County Schools Summer Enrichment Program, two weeks devoted to their favorite video game must have sounded like a dream come true. They may not have even realized this summer camp was educational. But their teacher for the program knows that more than just a game, Minecraft can be an effective classroom learning tool.

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  • Pinnacle teaches educators about technology


    They could have been at the beach, but instead, nearly 70 Gaston County Schools teachers spent their first week of summer vacation in the classroom. Teachers from all grade levels spent time learning together in the Pinnacle Leaders program, which aims to help educators use technology effectively in the classroom and become technology leaders in their schools.

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  • Groundbreaking held for new middle school


    For the past three weeks, bulldozers, excavators, and backhoes have been removing trees, turning over dirt, and preparing the land for a new middle school in Stanley. But a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning marked the official start of construction for the new facility, which will be built on the same parcel of land as the current school.

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  • Booker named Regional Superintendent of the Year


    W. Jeffrey Booker, Superintendent of Gaston County Schools, has earned the prestigious Southwest Region Superintendent of the Year recognition for 2016-2017. Superintendents in the Southwest Region, which includes 11 public school districts in nine counties across the greater Charlotte area, selected Booker for the honor. He will compete against other regional winners for the North Carolina Superintendent of the Year title.

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  • High schools name valedictorians and salutatorians


    Gaston County Schools has 33 students in the Class of 2016 who have achieved valedictorian or salutatorian honors. Each valedictorian and salutatorian were recognized during high school graduation. The senior with the highest weighted grade point average (GPA) is selected valedictorian and the senior with the second-highest weighted GPA is chosen salutatorian. When students are tied for first or second in the class, co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian honors are presented.

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School News

  • Back-to-School Information

    Sixth Grade Orientation

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    8:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Students are to be dropped off at 8:50 and parents may come back to meet the teacher at 11:30)

     

    Seventh and Eighth Grade Drop-In

    Thursday, August 25, 2016
    5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

     

    Athletic Meeting to follow Seventh and Eighth Grade Orientation

     

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  • School Supply List

    Click here for the 2016 School Supply List.

     

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  • School Bus Form

    Click here for the school bus form.

     

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Announcements

  • Operations Committee Meeting

     
    The Gaston County Schools Operations Committee will meet Monday, August 1 at 4:00 p.m. at the Gaston County Schools Central Office, 943 Osceola Street, Gastonia. Click here for the agenda.
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  • Summer Hours

     

    Gaston County Schools will operate again this summer on a four-day, 10-hours a day work week beginning Monday, June 13. School and central level offices will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. All offices will be closed on Friday. Offices will be closed Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Summer hours run through Friday, August 5.

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  • Free lunches available this summer

     
    GCS School Nutrition will participate in the Summer Feeding Program that provides free bag lunches at sites throughout the county for children ages 18 years and younger. Click here for locations, dates and times. If you would like to receive meals for children at your camp, program or organization, contact Caren Berrier at (704) 824-8423 for eligibility information.
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  • Administrator and Office Professional Awards

     
    The Gaston County Association of Educational Office Professionals presented the 2016 Administrator of the Year award to Bill Kessler, principal of Robinson Elementary, and the Office Professional of the Year award to Doris Rogers , the data manager and financial secretary at Gardner Park Elementary.
     
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