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  • Kindergarten Registration planned for May 2-13

    Gaston County Schools will hold Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration from Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 13 at three school locations across the county. Parents may visit any one of the three locations to register their child for kindergarten or pre-kindergarten.

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  • Students know that Davis is on their side

    Sherwood Elementary’s Leigh Davis is one of five finalists for Gaston County Schools Teacher of the Year, 2016-2017. In the fifth grade curriculum, fractions are just one of many challenges students face. But instead of letting the challenges cause frustration or tears, Davis helps her students succeed by making sure they know she’s on their side.

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  • Gibson gives students a prescription in math

    Ashbrook High School’s Shelly Gibson is one of five finalists for Gaston County Schools Teacher of the Year, 2016-2017. Gibson has always had a passion for education even when her mother was pushing her to become a doctor. Being a teacher is like being a doctor, Gibson believes, as she helps her students by giving them a prescription in math.

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  • Hairston teaches about music and excellence

    Highland School of Technology’s Cole Hairston is one of five finalists for Gaston County Schools Teacher of the Year, 2016-2017. Hairston enjoys sharing his passion for music with students, and he expects excellence from them every day. He doesn’t want to just teach his students how to play music, but how to become musicians.

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  • Cook gets applause for class performance

    Rankin Elementary’s Leanna Cook is one of five finalists for Gaston County Schools Teacher of the Year, 2016-2017. Every morning at 8:00, she steps in front of a tough audience of five- and six-year-olds. Fortunately, her background in visual and performing arts is an important part of her classroom strategy that gets plenty of applause.

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  • Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration 

    Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year will take place in May. Click here for more information.

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  • Curriculum and Instruction Committee Meeting 
    The Gaston County Schools Curriculum and Instruction Committee will meet Monday, May 9 at 5:00 p.m. at 943 Osceola Street, Gastonia. 
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  • Pinnacle Showcase brings attention to technology


    The Gaston County Schools Technology Department will host the fourth annual Student Technology Showcase on Tuesday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Stuart W. Cramer High School. With Chromebooks, iPads, SMART Boards and dozens of educational apps, students and teachers from across Gaston County will show off the creative ways they use technology in the classroom. It’s a great program that brings attention to how technology is an important part of teaching and learning in our schools. Click here for a video produced by the Technology Department about the event.

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  • Hawks Nest STEAM Academy Deadline


    The deadline to apply to attend the new Hawks Nest STEAM Academy is Friday, May 13 at 5:00 p.m. Enrollment is open to any student who lives in Gaston County and will be in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, or fourth grade next school year. The Academy is the first elementary school magnet program in Gaston County and features a curriculum focused on STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Parents may apply online. Click here for more information and to complete the online student application.

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