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  • Highland's Spring 2017 Exam Schedule

     

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    2017 Spring Exam Schedule

     

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  • HST Beautification Day 2017! 

     
    Please come join us, we need some help!  Highland's Beautification Day will take place, Saturday, May 20 at 8:00am. Would you and / or your student be willing to volunteer your time? 
     
    The PTSO will be working hard to "spruce up" the pine needles around the school.  Please bring work gloves, rakes, and blowers if you are able.

    ****PLEASE email your RSVP or for any inquiries:  alishahester3@gmail.com  
     
    Thank you for you help with HST's Beautification Day, and thank you for being a part of the PTSO.
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  • Highland 15th Annual Golf Tournament

    Highland's 15th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Monday June 19 at Cramer Mountain Club starting at 8 a.m. If you would like to play or sponsor a hole please print the form and send to Darryl Thompson at the school. If you have questions please contact Mr. Thompson. All proceeds go to help fund the Academy pathway needs.

    Highland Golf Form

     

    Golf 2015

     

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  • Community Foundation Run 2017

     Who: Highland School of Technology and Community Foundation for Run
    What: Contributions will be matched if you indicate Highland School of Technology at cfgaston.org
    When: Saturday, April 8th, 8:00am  (**Donations will be accepted beginning February 1stthrough April 14th**)
    Where: Rotary Pavilion, Downtown Gastonia
    Why: 100% of the donation will go directly to our school and will be matched by the Community Foundation!
    How: Donations can be made online at cfgaston.org or mailed / sent in with a donor form at the front office. Checks should be made payable to Community Foundation. *Donor forms will be available in the front office as soon as the Foundation makes them available!

    *Registration to Walk or Run may also be completed online - Click Here*

    Checks should be made payable to Community Foundation.  Questions: 704.864.0927, Community Foundation

    Community Run Brochure

     

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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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Announcements

  • 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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