After School Remediation
Beginning Wednesday, May 17, 2017, there will be NO BUS TRANSPORTATION for After School Remediation. Students who wish to stay after school for additional support will need to make arrangements to be picked up. Make sure to confirm with your child's teacher the days and times your student can stay after school for extra support.
End of the Year Events
*May 24 -- All items due to the media center
*May 24 -- Academic Pep Rallies
*May 25 -- Grades 7 and 8 -- ELA EOG
*May 26 -- Grades 7 and 8 -- Math EOG
*May 29 -- Memorial Day Holiday -- School CLOSED for students and staff
*May 30 -- 6:00 pm -- Grier's Got Talent in the Grier Auditorium
*May 31 -- Grade 6 -- ELA EOG
*June 1 -- Grade 6 -- Math EOG
*June 1 -- Grier Athletic Awards -- 6:00 pm - Grier Auditorium
*June 2 -- Grade 8 -- Science EOG
*June 2 -- Last day for AR points
*June 5 -- Grade 6 and 7 -- NC Final Exams -- Science and Social Studies
*June 6 -- Accelerated Reader Auction for students with 150+ AR points
*June 6 -- Knight's Evening of Academic Excellence -- 6:00 pm -- Grier Auditorium
*June 6 -- Math 1 EOC
*June 7 -- Grades 6, 7 and 8 -- CTE Exams
*June 7 -- 8th grade picnic
*June 7 -- Yearbook distribution
*June 8 -- Accelerated Math Auction
*June 8 -- Last day of school -- Students dismissed at 12:00
Proctors Needed for End-of-Grade Testing
Please contact the school office if you would be willing to serve as a proctor during our EOG testing. Testing begins on May 25, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.