Congrats to the BCMS 7th and 8th grade band that received a rating of "Excellent" on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at the South Central District Music Performance Adjudication held at Wingate University. Our students were able to demonstrate their hard work, dedication, and musical abilities for critique. We are very proud of our Tiger musicians!
Our BOB Team represented well on Friday, March 3, in the county middle school Battle of the Books competition. We traveled to Kimbrell campus to compete with all county middle schools. Teams answered questions about twenty seven books to earn points and rankings. Bessemer City's team of Sarah Cable, Kaylan Davis, Samantha Duncan, Dalyah Fore, Tatiana Gano, Sawyer Greene, Sa'mya Muhammad, Michael Simpson, Blake Splawn, Caleb Summey, and Laura Thomas were within points of the top three! It was very competitive with few points separating the different positions. We are so proud of our team! THANK YOU BOB Team! And a special 'Thank you' to Mrs. Andrea Greene for co-leading and being there for our students.
Catawba Heights Elementary and Stanley Middle School took overall top honors in the sixth annual Gaston County Schools robotics competition held Saturday, March 11 at Forestview High School. The two schools, along with six others that had the top scores among all participating teams, will represent Gaston County in the western regional robotics competition on April 29.
Walls are going up and the new Stanley Middle School is taking shape. It has been seven months since the groundbreaking ceremony when all that could be seen on the school’s former football field were mounds of dirt and construction equipment. Now, curious passersby can see where the school will be located and envision a modern facility that should be ready for use during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Gaston County Schools won 34 awards in the highly-competitive Mid-Carolina Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program. The awards included 12 Gold Key, 11 Silver Key, and 11 honorable mentions. “I am extremely proud of our students’ achievements,” said Forestview High School art teacher Travis Johnson. “To receive a Gold Key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards means that you are producing some of the best quality work in the state.”
Three days a week, teachers at Sherwood Elementary become students for the afternoon so they can learn basic grammar, spelling, and pronunciation. In Spanish, that is. The school’s ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher Edgar Coronado is offering Spanish lessons to any interested teachers. The classes are giving teachers new ways to communicate with their students, and perhaps more important, with their students’ parents.
Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held in May at the former Forest Heights Elementary School, #1 Learning Place, Gastonia. Registration will take place at Forest Heights for all elementary schools during the following times: Saturday, May 6 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12 from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. each day. For more information, call (704) 810-7284.
The annual College and Career Expo presented by Gaston County Schools will be held Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Gaston College in the Lena Sue Beam Building in Dallas. Middle and high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend to meet with college representatives and business leaders and participate in information sessions. The event is free. Click here to visit our College Expo webpage for information.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM National Board Certified Teacher Reception
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Volunteer Orientation Training Session (at Central Office)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Annual Transition Workshop
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Volunteer Orientation Session (at Central Office)