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  • Highland's TSA Wins at State Competition
     
    Highland's TSA chapter competed at the North Carolina State Conference March 22 to 24. The following students placed in their competitive events. Congratulations on a job well done.
     
    Animatronics 1st Place- Taylor Hughes, Alex Matthew, Jacob Phil, Ethan Turner, 
    Architectural Renovation 2nd Place-Jonathan Baysden, Brant Black, Corbin Bumeter, Annalee Decker, Emma Lineberger, Kathryn McIntosh,
    Computer Numeric Control (CNC) 2nd Place- Jacob Phil, Jesse Hamrick
    Manufacturing Prototype 3rd Place- Mitchell Bowen, Savannah Lutz, 
    System Control Technology 2nd Place- Nate Devenny, Evan Escobedo, Evann Wu
    Technical Sketching 1st Place - George Dent ( This was the 2nd time in two years the George placed 1st in this event)
     
    The following students have qualified to compete at the National TSA Conference in Dallas Texas.
    Taylor Hughes, Alex Matthew,Jacob Phil, Ethan Turner, and George Dent
     
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  • HST Spring Tour Dates
     
    Highland students (Ram HOST) will be giving tours of the school to anyone who was selected in the initial lottery on March 19, 2015. Tours will only be given after school on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays -
     
    April 21, April 23, April 28, April 30, May 5, May 7, May 12, May 14 
     
    Tours will begin at 3:45 pm and end around 4:30 pm. 

    Visitors should park at the entrance near the flag pole and meet the Ram HOST in the front office. To receive a tour please complete the form linked below or call the school at 704-810-8816.

    Click to Schedule a Tour 
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  • Highland Lottery Results
     
    Highland' s Lottery for the Class of 2019 was held March 19. For lottery results please click  Lottery Information under Academy Information in the menu above. 
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    • Community Run Fundraiser
       
      Highland School of Technology has the opportunity to partner with Gaston County’s Community Foundation in the Community Foundation Run 2015. Formerly known as “Run for the Money”, The Community Foundation Run is one of the major fundraising events held at Highland, and it offers a unique opportunity to have the Community Foundation of Gaston County “match” your very generous donations.  This fundraiser allows our school to optimize every dollar donated, while continuing our efforts to make Highland School of Technology the best educational experience for your students.  We need your assistance to make this year’s participation in Community Foundation Run 2015 a success!
       
       Community Run Parent Letter
      Community Run  
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  • APEX Learning AP Exam Review
     
    Students who took AP classes in the fall or are taking AP classes this semester should see their teachers for access to the Apex Learning Exam review. Click here to see the flyer.  
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  • Highland Athletes Win Basketball Honors
    Congratulations to the following students for their achievement. Madison Armstrong was name Conference Player of the Year for the 2014/15 Basketball season. Casey Almonds was named to the Girls All Conference team. Thomas Nieminen was named to the Boys All Conference Basketball Team.
     
    Click here for article. 
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District News

  • McAdenville wins “Are You Smarter…” competition


    The McAdenville Elementary-Pharr Yarns team was the winner of the annual “Are You Smarter Than a Gaston County Fifth Grader?” competition held last Thursday night at Stuart W. Cramer High School. The event raised more than $29,000, which will be used by the Gaston County Education Foundation to fund grants for innovative classroom activities.

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  • Jimmy Wayne visits more Gaston schools


    Jimmy Wayne could be doing something different with his time. The country music star has played at venues like the Grand Ole Opry and Madison Square Garden and recently published a New York Times bestselling memoir. Rather than take advantage of these larger stages, Wayne spent several days last week performing for relatively small audiences of school children -- for free.

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  • Teachers earn prestigious National Board Certification


    Fourteen Gaston County Schools teachers have joined an elite group of educators by earning National Board Certification, the highest standard for the teaching profession. The newly certified teachers were recognized during a reception on March 4 at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia.

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  • Board of Education to conduct Public Hearing


    The Gaston County Board of Education will conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. regarding the options for new schools in Gaston County. The Public Hearing will be held in the Gaston County Schools Central Office Board Room, 943 Osceola Street, Gastonia.

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Announcements

  • Board of Education work session canceled
     
    The Board of Education work session scheduled for Monday, April 6 has been canceled. The Board’s regular monthly meeting will be held Monday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. The public is invited.
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  • Take Our Survey
     
    Gaston County Schools is conducting a survey to gain input from students, parents and school employees. The feedback will be taken into consideration as we plan for the 2015-2016 school year. Click here to take the survey.
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  • Annual enrollment for Flexible Benefits Plan
     
    Attention, Employees: The annual enrollment period for the Flexible Benefits Plan is April 6 - June 12, 2015. Employees who are currently enrolled in one of the flexible spending accounts must re-enroll online or with the Pierce Group representative if they wish to continue contributing to the flexible spending account. If you do not take any action, your current contribution will stop effective September 30, 2015. Click here for more information.
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  • Information about Ron L. Ensley mini-grants
     
    Attention, Teachers: Information about the Ron L. Ensley mini-grant program is available now. Click here to print the application. The mini-grants are presented by the Gaston County Education Foundation and fund innovative classroom lessons and projects. The application deadline is Friday, April 24.
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Highland School of Technology
1600 North Morris Street
Gastonia , NC 28052
704-810-8816
704-866-6105 - fax
 
Denise McLean, Principal

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