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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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  • Students achieve perfect attendance records


    This year, Gaston County Schools has seven seniors in the Class of 2016 who have achieved perfect attendance for their entire school career, kindergarten through twelfth grade. The students were recognized during their high school graduation ceremony for having perfect attendance and received a plaque from the Gaston County Board of Education. Each year, the Board of Education honors graduating seniors who achieve perfect attendance for either 12 years or 13 years.

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  • Groundbreaking held for new elementary school


    Shovels full of red dirt celebrated the start of work on Gaston County’s newest elementary school as students, school officials, and elected representatives took part in a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, June 6. The ceremony was held at Pleasant Ridge Elementary School where the new school will be built on a 13-acre site adjoining the existing campus. The school is scheduled to open next fall.

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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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  • Applications accepted for Youth Police Academy

    The Gaston County Police Department will sponsor its Citizens’ Police Academy for Youth the week of July 11-15. The Youth Police Academy is designed to introduce students ages 12-15 to the law enforcement profession and provide them with information about the Gaston County Police Department. A group of 24 students will be selected for the program based on three letters of reference from a teacher, principal and guidance counselor. Click here for information about the application process.
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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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