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    • Community Run Fundraiser
      Highland School of Technology has the opportunity to partner with Gaston County’s Community Foundation in the Community Foundation Run 2015. Formerly known as “Run for the Money”, The Community Foundation Run is one of the major fundraising events held at Highland, and it offers a unique opportunity to have the Community Foundation of Gaston County “match” your very generous donations.  This fundraiser allows our school to optimize every dollar donated, while continuing our efforts to make Highland School of Technology the best educational experience for your students.  We need your assistance to make this year’s participation in Community Foundation Run 2015 a success!
       Community Run Parent Letter
      Community Run  
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  • Highland Booster Club Car, Truck and Bike Show
    April 18th the Highland Booster Club will hold a Car, Truck and Bike Show from 10 am to 2 pm at Highland. (Rain date will be May 2nd.) The price is $20 the day of the event. Judging will be at 3:15 pm. Entertainment will be - a $10 corn hole tournament, cash prizes, live music, the Elite Miss Caroline Beauty Queen and a silent auction. Classes include: Best in Show Car, Best in Show Truck, Best in Show Bike, Principal Pick, Top 25, Peoples Pick Top Car, Peoples Pick Top Truck, Peoples Pick Top Bike, and more. A total of 40 awards. Concessions will be hot dogs, hamburger, drinks and snacks. 
    Come join the fun!
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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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District News

  • 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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  • Board of Education to conduct Public Hearing

    The Gaston County Board of Education will conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. regarding the options for new schools in Gaston County. The Public Hearing will be held in the Gaston County Schools Central Office Board Room, 943 Osceola Street, Gastonia.

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  • Board of Education Meeting
    The Board of Education will conduct its regular meeting on Monday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. The public is invited. Click here for the agenda. You may watch the meeting live on Channel 21 or online at
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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
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  • Take Our Survey
    Gaston County Schools is conducting a survey to gain input from students, parents and school employees. The feedback will be taken into consideration as we plan for the 2015-2016 school year. Click here to take the survey.
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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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Gastonia , NC 28052
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Denise McLean, Principal

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