School News

  • Morning Lab Closes on Thursday

    Thursday, May 18, 2017, is the last day of morning lab.

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  • College Graduation Information - 13th Year

    • Cap and gowns should be picked up in the Gaston College Bookstore.
    • If you are graduating from Gaston with honors or high honors, you will have additional cords.  Pick this up in the Registrar's Office (top floor of the Myers Center).
    • Go on the Gaston College website, click on Student Resources, then Graduation Information, then Graduation Central then List of 2017 Graduate.  Please check the list to make sure your name is spelled correctly.  If changes need to be made contact the Registrar's Office at 704-922-6232.  If you have questions about which degree(s) you have earned contact Ms. Walker.
    • Carefully read the Graduation Information Letter and other information available on this page.
    • Graduation will be at Bojangles Coliseum on Friday, May 12th at 4:00.  You need to be there by 3:00.  Traffic can be heavy so please allow plenty of drive time.
    • When you get in the coliseum meet Ms. Walker near the entrance so that she can give you your early college graduation cords.
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  • College Exam Schedule for 2017

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  • Alanie Accepted to Governor's School!

    We are very proud of our Junior, Alanie O'Dell! She is one of TWELVE students from Gaston County Schools accepted to the Governor's School of Excellence.  We look forward to her representing us at Governor's School!  Click here for the article.

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  • 10th Graders - EOC Review Schedule

    Click the title above to view the EOC Review Schedule.

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  • Summer Enrichment Program Resource

    Are you looking for summer ideas? You can find the searchable College Preparation Opportunities database on with listings on over 150 summer programs affiliated with NC colleges and universities. From music to video game design, students can find options to learn more about things they enjoy while being exposed to a college opportunities.

    College Foundation of North Carolina - College Preparation

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District News

  • Schools excel in financial literacy competitions

    Gaston County Schools might have tomorrow’s top executives in the world of business and finance. Students from two high schools - Highland and South Point - won awards this year in three highly-competitive programs that focus on financial literacy. Additionally, for the second time in three years, a Gaston County high school has earned a top 10 national finish in the Capitol Hill Challenge presented by the SIFMA Foundation.

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  • Reception honors new teachers, teacher assistants

    Gaston County Schools has named its New Teacher of the Year and Teacher Assistant of the Year for 2017. Dru Lockridge of Stanley Middle School won the Linda Rader New Teacher of the Year recognition and Joseph Rothwell of W.C. Friday Middle School earned the Teacher Assistant of the Year honor. The awards were presented during a reception on Tuesday, May 23 at the Schiele Museum.

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  • Students chosen for Commissioners’ School

    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.

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  • Educators honored during Evening of Excellence

    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.

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  • Proctors needed for end-of-year testing


    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.

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  • Register now for Youth Police Academy


    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.

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  • Virtual Academy applications accepted 

    We will accept applications throughout the summer for the new Gaston County Virtual Academy, which is designed especially for middle school students (grades 6-8) who could benefit from school flexibility and personalized online learning. The Virtual Academy is ideal for students currently enrolled in home school programs, students who need a flexible school schedule because of athletics and other competitive activities, or students who experience difficulty with the transition from elementary school to middle school. Click here for more information and to apply online.

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  • Gaston County Sports Physical Day

    CaroMont Health is sponsoring the 2017 Gaston County Sports Physical Day, Saturday, June 3, 8:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. at CaroMont Specialty Surgery in Gastonia. Cost is $10. For more information, please click here.

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