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  • Graduation Information
    Please click here for graduation information. 
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  • Highland S.A.V.E. Club Honored
    The Highland Students Against Violence Everywhere and Interact Clubs were named Mix It Up Model Schools for 2015.
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  • Highland Quiz Bowl Team Takes First Place
    The Highland Tech Quiz Bowl team competed at the Gaston County Schools County Quiz Bowl competition held Saturday, April 25th at Forestview High School. Team B won the competition with a score of 1570 points.  Team members were Andrew Dixon, Matthew Noles, Baldev Desai, and Max Jones (scorekeeper). Team A scored 1200 points, but finished out of the top 3.  Team members were Ryan Thurston (captain), Brian Koo, Ethan Wu, Evann Wu, and Whit Stewart (scorekeeper). This marks Highland's 7th win in the past 8 years of the competition.  
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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 Recognized for their Excellence at the HOSA State Leadership Conference
    Eighty Highland students attended the 39th annual North Carolina HOSA (Future Health Professionals) State Leadership Conference from March 26-28 in Greensboro. The Highland HOSA chapter received special recognition for its work with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Red Cross Blood Drive, Outstanding HOSA Chapter, and the HOSA Happenings Newsletter. Highland also received awards for being an NC HOSA Gold Chapter as well as being the largest 1A Chapter in North Carolina (167 members). Thirty students were recognized on the stage for placing top ten in their respected events and each student who placed in the top three qualify to attend the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California from June 24-28, 2015.

    Special Student Recognition:

    Amber Courtemanche- HOSA District 6 $250 Scholarship
    Collin Hill- 1st Place, Physical Therapy
    Gabrielle Whiteman- 1st, Dental Science
    Noele Jones- 2nd Dental Terminology
    Erin Farris- 2nd, Dental Science
    Ellen Terry- 2nd, Clinical Specialty
    Savannah Lawing- 3rd, Dental Terminology
    Alexis Burton- 3rd, Dental Science
    Ginna Suarez- 3rd, Healthy Lifestyles
    Haley Abernathy- 3rd, HOSA Happenings Newsletter
    Logan Runyan- 3rd, Outstanding HOSA Chapter
    Austin Lowry- 4th, Dental Science
    Logan Runyan- 4th, Medical Assisting
    Haley Abernathy and Sidney Roberts- 4th, CERT Skills
    Caroline Cole- 4th, Healthy Lifestyles
    Kensley Fisher- 5th, Dental Science
    Victoria Coulter- 6th, Dental Terminology
    Kelsey Best and Jenna Payne- 6th, CERT Skills
    Makayla Young- 6th, Health Care Issues Exam
    Madison Brooks- 7th, Health Care Issues Exam
    Corinthia Friday- 9th, Prepared Speaking
    Sarah Eagan, and Miriam Okonkwo- 9th, Forensic Medicine
    Brian Koo- 10th, Dental Terminology
    MacKenzie Foust- 10th, Biomedical Laboratory Science
    Metra Sheshbaradaran & Emily Aguilar- 10th, Forensic Medicine
    Amber Courtemanche- 10th, Extemporaneous Writing
    Maria Araujo- 10th, Healthy Lifestyles
      HOSA State
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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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District News

  • GCS honors Star Teachers and Star Students

    The annual Star Teacher-Student Awards ceremony sponsored by Gaston County Schools and The Gaston Gazette was held Thursday, April 23 at the Schiele Museum. The program recognized the student who ranks first academically in the Class of 2015 from each high school and the teacher who had the greatest influence on that student’s educational career.

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  • Superintendent completes Next Generation program

    Gaston County Schools Superintendent W. Jeffrey Booker was among 21 superintendents from across the state to complete the prestigious North Carolina Next Generation Development Program.

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  • 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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  • Board of Education meetings for May
    The Board of Education is "going on the road" and will hold its May meetings at school locations instead of the Central Office. The work session scheduled for tonight, Monday, May 4, will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Brookside Elementary School, 1925 Auten Road, Gastonia. The public is invited. Click here for the agenda. The Board's regular meeting scheduled for Monday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. will be held at Forestview High School, 5545 Union Road, Gastonia. The meetings will be videotaped and air on Channel 21 one week later.
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  • Gaston County Schools hosting Job Fair on May 22
    Want to join the Gaston County Schools family? Then come work with us! The school system is hosting a Job Fair on Friday, May 22 for applicants interested in teaching positions for the 2015-2016 year. The event will be held in the Haid Theater at Belmont Abbey College from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For more information, call the Human Resources Department, (704) 866-6129.
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  • Proctors needed for end-of-year testing
    Our schools are in need of proctors to help with the elementary and middle school end-of grade tests, May 27-29, and high school end-of-course tests, June 4-10. Parents, school volunteers and community members who are available to help with end-of-year testing should contact the school in their neighborhood for more information.
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  • Exhibit features student artwork
    You have one more week to view the “Through an Artist’s Eye” exhibit at the Gaston County Museum in Dallas. The exhibit, which features more than 600 pieces of artwork by elementary, middle and high school students, runs through Saturday, May 9. Click here for more information.
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  • CaroMont Community Challenge
    The CaroMont Community Challenge is planned for Saturday, May 16 at Stuart W. Cramer High School. The event sponsored by CaroMont Health features a 5K race, one-mile fun walk, and other activities. Proceeds benefit the Gaston County Schools robotics program. Click here for more information and to register.
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Denise McLean, Principal

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