The Gaston County Board of Education is conducting the process to select an appointee for the Gaston College Board of Trustees. The appointee will serve a four-year term on the college’s Board of Trustees beginning July 1, 2017. Citizens wishing to be considered for the appointment should complete an application form and return it by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 to the Gaston County Schools Central Office, 943 Osceola Street, Gastonia.
Sixty-two students from Gaston County Schools will attend the James S. Forrester Commissioners’ School of Excellence June 18-30 at Belmont Abbey College. Commissioners’ School is a unique, two-week summer residential learning experience for rising tenth graders in Gaston County. It is similar to the prestigious Governor’s School of North Carolina program.
Four employees captured the most prestigious awards presented by Gaston County Schools during the 2017 Evening of Excellence ceremony. The program sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank was held Tuesday, May 2 at the Gaston Country Club. Stuart W. Cramer High School social studies teacher Mindee Mammano was named the Wells Fargo Teacher of the Year and Phyllis Whitworth of Belmont Central Elementary School earned the Wells Fargo Principal of the Year recognition. They will represent Gaston County in the regional competitions for 2017-2018.
Twelve high school students from Gaston County Schools were selected to attend the 2017 session of the prestigious North Carolina Governor’s School. The program is a summer enrichment experience that provides an opportunity for outstanding students to explore the latest developments, problems, and theories in the various fields of the arts and science.
Our schools are already thinking about end-of-year testing, and they could use your help. Proctors are needed for elementary and middle school tests scheduled May 25 through June 8. Proctors are needed for high school tests scheduled June 2 through June 8. Adults who are available to help with testing should contact the school in their neighborhood for more information and to sign up. Proctors are needed at various times, and schools are able to accommodate proctors’ schedules.
The Gaston County Police Department will sponsor its Citizens’ Police Academy for Youth July 10-14. The program is designed to introduce students (ages 12-15 years) 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 letters of reference from a teacher, principal, and guidance counselor. Click here for information about the application process.
Our schools and central office buildings are closed today in observance of Memorial Day. We hope you will take a moment today to remember the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country.
3:45 PM - 5:45 PM New Teacher of the Year and Teacher Assistant of the Year Reception
5:30 PM School Nutrition Banquet
2:00 PM Operations Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Gaston County Education Foundation Ensley Grant Awards Celebration
8:00 AM - 10:15 AM Gaston County Sports Physical Day