• Enrollment Information for Parents

    Our Student Assignment Office is temporarily located at the former Forest Heights Elementary School, #1 Learning Place, Gastonia.  Parents who need to register their child for the upcoming school year should visit Forest Heights instead of the Central Office.  For information about how to register your child for school, visit www.gaston.k12.nc.us/howtoenroll.

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District News

  • Schools anticipate the first day on Monday, August 29


    It’s back-to-school time in Gaston County! When the morning bell rings on Monday, August 29, approximately 32,000 students (pre-kindergarten through high school) will walk through the doors of the county’s 54 public schools to start the 2016-2017 academic year.

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  • GCS celebrates the start of a new school year


    Gaston County Schools’ teachers and staff celebrated “homegrown” achievement on Thursday with the help of two of Gaston County’s most well-known success stories: North Carolina Teacher of the Year Bobbie Cavnar and Hall of Fame basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell. Cavnar and Hatchell were featured speakers during the district’s Convocation ceremony, an annual event to kick off the new school year.

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  • Technology educators earn prestigious certification


    There are only 17 Google for Education Certified Trainers in all of North Carolina, and four of them belong to Gaston County Schools. Four of the district’s instructional technology facilitators (ITFs) recently earned recognition as Certified Trainers, a status that identifies them as experts in helping teachers use technology in the classroom.

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  • Annual conference focuses on teaching and learning


    They spent two days in the classroom to make sure their own classrooms will be ready for the school year. From the basics of math and reading to the latest in technology tools and techniques, Gaston County Schools’ Teaching and Learning Conference gave teachers a chance to learn and network with other educators. More than 1,000 teachers and school administrators attended the 11th annual conference held August 8 and 9 at Gaston College.

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Announcements

  • The first day of school is Monday, August 29

     

    The first day of school for students in Gaston County Schools is Monday, August 29. Click here for the link to our Back-To-School Information webpage.

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  • School Orientation and Open House List

     
    Schools across Gaston County are conducting Back-To-School Orientation and Open House programs for students and parents leading up to the first day of school on Monday, August 29. Click here for the Orientation and Open House List.
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  • Thank you for donating school supplies

     
    We would like to thank everyone who left school supplies at your mailbox on Saturday, August 8 for pick up by the U.S. Postal Service.  The collection events were part of the annual "School Tools" campaign.  There is still time to donate.  You may drop off supplies at Ashley Furniture, Showmars Restaurant, the Gaston County Schools Central Office, or the school in your neighborhood.
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  • Labor Day Holiday

     
    Monday, September 5, is a holiday for students and employees.  All schools and central department offices will be closed on Monday.
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Gastonia, NC  28053
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