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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.
Reggie Dawkins’ high school resume tells the story of a successful student with a promising future. The South Point High School senior was recently selected to receive the 2016 Paul Fuller Scholarship, which is presented to a senior who has been involved in the Gaston County Schools mentoring program. He will use it at Western Carolina University where he plans to study instrumental music education. Dawkins gives credit to his mentor, Van Hawkins, for helping him to achieve success.
The annual Star Teacher-Student Awards ceremony sponsored by Gaston County Schools and The Gaston Gazette was held Thursday, May 12 at the Schiele Museum. The program recognized a senior from each high school who has accomplished many outstanding achievements and the teacher who had the greatest influence on that student’s educational career.
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 flying skills and sharing proposals for drone-based businesses during the May 9 event. Cyber Drone Expo The Cyber Drones Expo showcased how Gaston County Schools students are getting the chance to learn about new technology, then connect it to their classroom lessons and real-world situations.
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.
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.
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.