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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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  • Cheerleading Tryouts

    Students who wish to tryout for the cheerleading squad must have and maintain good grades, attendance, behavior, and be initially accepted at Highland by the tryout dates.  Practice days and times for tryouts are Tuesday, May 23 to Friday, May 26, 2017 from 3:45 - 5:15 pm in the gymnasium. Please print and fill out the forms linked below.

    Cheerleading Tryout Packet


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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


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District News

  • 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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  • Students selected for Governor’s School 2017

    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.

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  • Star Students honor Star Teachers at ceremony

    The annual Star Teacher-Student Awards ceremony presented by Gaston County Schools and sponsored by The Gaston Gazette was held Thursday, April 6 at the Schiele Museum. Each high school and Webb Street School selected an outstanding senior in the Class of 2017 and that student chose a teacher who had the greatest influence on his or her life. Each Star Student honored his or her Star Teacher during the ceremony.

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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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  • NC Pre-K Administrative Committee Meeting
    The North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Administrative Committee will meet Thursday, May 24 at noon at the Gaston County Public Library, 1555 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia. The public is invited. 
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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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  • Board of Education Meeting


    The Board of Education will meet Monday, June 5, 5:30 p.m., at the Gaston County Schools Central Office, 943 Osceola Street, Gastonia. The public is invited. The meeting will air live on Time Warner Cable Channel 21 and on Ustream

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