Students at Lingerfeldt Elementary learned about economics, personal finance, and business during Junior Achievement Day, an all-day program filled with fun activities and guest teachers from the local business community. On Friday, December 2, every class from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade participated in special business-oriented lessons to get them thinking about the future.
Want to join the Gaston County Schools family? Then come work with us! We’re hosting a Job Fair on Friday, December 16 for applicants interested in teaching positions for the 2017-2018 school year. The event will be held at Catawba Heights Baptist Church, 311 Belmont-Mount Holly Road, Belmont from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
A new car will make a difference for a teacher who is already making a difference in children’s lives. Kim Costner, the computer lab teacher at Pinewood Elementary, was the lucky winner of a brand new Kia Soul during Gaston County Schools’ Kia Outstanding Educator Awards ceremony on Wednesday. Now in its fourth year, the recognition program is sponsored by Kia of Gastonia and honors employees who are best described as “unsung heroes.”
Gaston County Schools hosted the annual National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony on Thursday, November 17 at Stuart W. Cramer High School. The program honored approximately 300 high school students, who are enrolled in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, for their outstanding academic achievement.
Did you see our classic orange school bus in one of last week's holiday parades? If not, you have four opportunities this week. The Belmont Parade is Tuesday at 4:00 p.m., the Dallas parade is Friday at 4:00 p.m., the Cherryville parade is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and the Stanley Parade is Wednesday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m.
All of the money collected during our “Nickels 4 Neighbors” campaign has been counted, and the grand total is $21,952.31. The total far exceeds our goal to have each of our 54 schools raise $200, which shows the true spirit of caring and giving in Gaston County Schools. The money will be given to school districts in eastern North Carolina to help children and their families who are recovering from Hurricane Matthew.
Superintendent of Schools W. Jeffrey Booker was one of eight regional superintendents of the year honored on Thursday, November 17 during the N.C. School Boards Association’s annual conference and awards ceremony in Greensboro. He and the other superintendents were officially recognized in front of hundreds of school district representatives from across the state. Booker is the Southwest Region Superintendent of the Year for 2016-2017, representing the 11 school districts in the greater Charlotte area.
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Volunteer Orientation Training Session (Central Office)
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Volunteer Orientation Training Session (Central Office)
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Mentor Training Session
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Gaston County Schools Job Fair
5:30 PM Board of Education Meeting