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  • Academic Awards Night
    The  Academic Awards program will be  Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Students will be recognized for their academic achievements through the year. 
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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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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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  • 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
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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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  • New dates for Teaching and Learning Conference
    The new dates for the annual Gaston County Schools Teaching and Learning Conference are August 11-12 at Gaston College -- make sure to update your calendar! (The original dates were August 5-6.) The Teaching and Learning Conference is an outstanding professional development event for teachers and school employees and helps us to get the new school year off to a great start. Make plans to attend and watch for more information coming soon.
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Highland School of Technology
1600 North Morris Street
Gastonia , NC 28052
704-866-6105 - fax
Denise McLean, Principal

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