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    Highland Open House - 5:30 to 7 pm Tuesday, February 21 - for 8th grade students and parents interested in knowing more about Highland. Come speak with Academy Teachers about each pathway. 

     

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  • Highland 15th Annual Golf Tournament

    Highland's 15th Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Monday June 19 at Cramer Mountain Club starting at 8 a.m. If you would like to play or sponsor a hole please print the form and send to Darryl Thompson at the school. If you have questions please contact Mr. Thompson. All proceeds go to help fund the Academy pathway needs.

    Highland Golf Form

     

    Golf 2015

     

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  • Community Foundation Run 2017

     Who: Highland School of Technology and Community Foundation for Run
    What: Contributions will be matched if you indicate Highland School of Technology at cfgaston.org
    When: Saturday, April 8th, 8:00am  (**Donations will be accepted beginning February 1stthrough April 14th**)
    Where: Rotary Pavilion, Downtown Gastonia
    Why: 100% of the donation will go directly to our school and will be matched by the Community Foundation!
    How: Donations can be made online at cfgaston.org or mailed / sent in with a donor form at the front office. Checks should be made payable to Community Foundation. *Donor forms will be available in the front office as soon as the Foundation makes them available!

    *Registration to Walk or Run may also be completed online - Click Here*

    Checks should be made payable to Community Foundation.  Questions: 704.864.0927, Community Foundation

    Community Run Brochure

     

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  • Highland Recognized for 100% Graduation Rate

    Highland was recognized at a luncheon with North Carolina's State Superintendent Dr. June Atkinson for 100% graduation rate for the class of 2016.

    Graduation

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District News

  • Students going to the regional science fair


    Gaston County Schools will have more than 30 students competing in the regional science and engineering fair at UNC-Charlotte. Their wins at the Gaston Regional Science and Engineering Fair in January propelled them into the regional competition with a chance to advance to the statewide science fair. Students from Ashbrook, Stuart W. Cramer, Forestview, Gaston Early College, Belmont Middle, Holbrook Middle, Mount Holly Middle, and Rankin Elementary qualified to participate in the regional event.

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  • School offers Spanish lessons for its teachers


    Three days a week, teachers at Sherwood Elementary become students for the afternoon so they can learn basic grammar, spelling, and pronunciation. In Spanish, that is. The school’s ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher Edgar Coronado is offering Spanish lessons to any interested teachers. The classes are giving teachers new ways to communicate with their students, and perhaps more important, with their students’ parents.

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  • Gaston ranks again as safest large school district


    Gaston County Schools continues to rank as the safest large school district in North Carolina, according to data released Thursday by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education. Of the ten largest school districts in the state, Gaston County has the lowest school crime and violence rate. Gaston’s rate for the 2015-2016 academic year is 3.740. The school crime rate for Gaston County Schools has been significantly lower than that state rate for the past seven years.

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  • Students bring their ideas into 3D reality


    From board game pieces to a mechanical hand, students at Cherryville High School are getting the chance to envision, design, and then bring their ideas into 3D reality thanks to a teacher who is engaging her students with technology. The MakerBot is what makes Joy Cash’s classroom unique. It’s a desktop 3D printer, and Cherryville was the first school in Gaston County to use one. For the past three years, Cash has been teaching students to create objects with the printer and helping them to learn math, art, physics, and science in the process.

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Announcements

  • Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration

     

    Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held at the former Forest Heights Elementary School, #1 Learning Place, Gastonia. For more information, please call 704-810-7284.

    The registration schedule is below:

    • Saturday, May 6 - 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    • Monday, May 8 - 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, May 9 - 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 10 - 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 11 - 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
    • Friday, May 12 - 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

     

    The North Carolina Kindergarten Health Assessment Form will be available at the Gaston County Schools Central Office, the Gaston County Health Department, and at your local physician's office.

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  • Highland School of Technology Open House

     

    The Highland School of Technology will hold an open house for eighth grade middle school students Tuesday, February 21, 5:30-7:00 p.m. For more information on Highland School of Technology, please visit http://gaston.k12.nc.us/highland.

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  • Gaston County Spelling Bee is Friday morning

     
    The Gaston County Spelling Bee sponsored annually by The Gaston Gazette is this Friday, March 10 at 9:30 a.m. in the Ashbrook High School auditorium. Elementary and middle school students from Gaston County Schools and students from the charter, private and home schools in Gaston County will compete for the county championship and an all-expense paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. 
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  • Gaston ranks again as safest large school district


    Once again, Gaston County Schools ranks as the safest large school district in North Carolina. Gaston’s school crime and violence rate of 3.740 is the lowest among the state’s ten largest school districts (based on student enrollment). Additionally, our rate is lower than the state rate for the seventh consecutive year, which shows that our on-going, concentrated focus on comprehensive school safety is paying off. Click here to read more.

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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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