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  • Highland Talent Show
     
    Highland will be holding the annual talent show on Thursday April 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Admission is $3.00.  
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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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  • 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.
     
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District News

  • 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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  • 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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Announcements

  • Master Facilities Planning Committee Meeting
     
    The Gaston County Schools Master Facilities Planning Committee meets today (April 27) at 4:30 p.m. at the Central Office. Click here for the agenda.
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  • Auditions set for summer theater program
     
    Auditions for Gaston STAGE, a new summer theater program for Gaston County Schools, will be held April 24-26 at Stuart W. Cramer High School. The five-week enrichment program begins June 15 and runs through July 19 and culminates with performances of the classic musical, “Anything Goes.” Gaston STAGE is for GCS students who are currently in grades 8-12 and want to learn more about theater. Cost is $250 per student. Click here for more information or e-mail Chuck Stowe at cmstowe@gaston.k12.nc.us.
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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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  • Gaston County Sports Physical Day
     
    CaroMont Health is sponsoring the 2015 Gaston County Sports Physical Day, Saturday, June 6, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at CaroMont Specialty Surgery in Gastonia. Cost is $10. For more information, please visit http://www.gaston.k12.nc.us/athletics.
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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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