• 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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    Test dates will be May 25th, 26th, and May 30th - June 5th from 8:15 - 12:00.

    All proctors must attend a training session. Please call Erin Kenyon at 704-866-6609 or email to volunteer your time and to schedule proctor training. We appreciate all your help!

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  • Awards Programs

    Please join us as we honor our students for their hard work this year!


    Kindergarten - Friday, June 2, 2017  at  1 1:30 am *

    First grade - Friday, June 2, 2017  at  10:00 am *

    Second grade - Friday, June 2, 2017  at  8:30 am *

    Third grade - Wednesday, June 7, 2017  at  8:30 am **

    Fourth grade - Wednesday, June 7, 2017  at  1 1:30 am **

    Fifth grade - Wednesday, June 7, 2017  at  10:00am ***


    *  All students will receive an award in Kindergarten, First and Second Grades.

    **  Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade awards will be merit-based.  If your child is receiving an award, you will hear from the teacher.

    ***  All 5th graders will receive recognition and a gift from Sherwood as they graduate.

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  • Field Day is Tuesday, June 6th, 2017


    Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade

    Field Day  8:30 am - 11:00 am


    3rd 4th, and 5th Grade

    Field Day  11:30 am - 2:00 pm


    Students will rotate through stations with their class.  


    Please be sure to send them with:

    1. Sunscreen already applied.

    2. Tennis shoes.

    3. Water to drink.

    4. A lunch from home (optional).  

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  • School Hours

    7:55 - 2:25

    Tardy Bell at 8:00

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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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