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  • Cheerleading Tryouts information - Please the Athletic announcements.
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  • Graduation Information
    Please click here for graduation information
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  • Senior Group Pictures
    Click here to order your senior group picture. 
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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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  • 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
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District News

  • Technology enhances the library experience


    With wireless internet access at all schools and Chromebooks, iPads and SMART Boards in nearly every classroom, Gaston County Schools is leading the way in using technology for teaching and learning. But whether students are using touchscreens or keyboards in the classroom, the skill of reading remains vitally important, which is why the library is still the heart of the school.

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  • Students inducted into Technical Honor Society


    Gaston County Schools hosted the annual National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony on Tuesday, April 21 at the Highland School of Technology. The program honored approximately 300 high school students, who are enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, for their outstanding academic achievement.

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  • GCS recognizes outstanding educators at ceremony


    Four employees captured the most prestigious awards presented by Gaston County Schools during the annual Evening of Excellence ceremony. The program sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank was held May 5 at the Gaston Country Club.

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  • 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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Announcements

  • Teacher transfer information
     
    Teacher transfer information for the 2015-2016 school year is available now on the Human Resources Department webpage. The deadline to apply for a transfer is Friday, May 22 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, click here. To apply online, click here.
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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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  • SchoolPay available to parents
     
    Parents can now take advantage of the SchoolPay online service to make electronic payments for school-related fees. Click here for information and to learn how to set up a SchoolPay account.
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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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  • Annual enrollment for Flexible Benefits Plan
     
    Attention, Employees: The annual enrollment period for the Flexible Benefits Plan runs through 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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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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