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  • FBLA Fundraiser

    FBLA is selling raffle tickets to raise money to attend and  compete at the State Competition in April. First place prize is a Samsung Chromebook a $250 value. There are various other prizes such as hair coloring ($100) and a pet care package from Wilkinson Animal Hospital.  See an FBLA student or adviser to purchase raffle tickets for $1 each. FBLA Members may pick up raffle tickets to sell from Ms. Long in B100 before or after school. 
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District News

  • Teacher of the Year brings excitement to learning

    With the excitement and energy Karla Endemann brings into the classroom, it would be easy to mistake her for a new teacher as parents at Chapel Grove Elementary School sometimes do. But Endemann -- the Gaston County Teacher of the Year -- has 17 years of experience and shares her enthusiasm for teaching and learning every day.

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  • Gardner Park Elementary custodian wins Kia award

    As a custodian at Gardner Park Elementary School, Stevie Anderson does most of his work behind-the-scenes. But on Wednesday afternoon, he took center stage as the 2014 Kia Outstanding Educator for Gaston County Schools, winning a new car from Kia of Gastonia.

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  • Kia owner says ‘thank you’ with car giveaway

    Chris Hafer appreciates all that Gaston County Schools teachers and staff do every day to care for children. To show how much he values their efforts, the Kia of Gastonia president will give away a brand new car to the one employee chosen as the Kia Outstanding Educator.

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  • BYOD the latest technology tool for schools

    A new program in Gaston County Schools -- Bring Your Own Device or BYOD -- gives students and teachers the option to take their own smartphones, tablets or laptops to school to be used as part of classroom learning. It is a way to provide greater access to educational tools and content on the Internet and can help students become more engaged in learning.

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  • Induction ceremony for elected officials is December 1
    An induction ceremony for the citizens who were elected to public office in the November general election, including members of the Board of Education, will be held Monday, December 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the Gaston County Courthouse. After the induction ceremony, the Board of Education will convene at 9:30 a.m. at the Gaston County Schools Central Office, 943 Osceola Street, Gastonia, to hold a special organizational meeting. The public is invited. Click here for the agenda.
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  • GCS to participate in holiday parades
    December is almost here and that means it's time for the annual holiday parades. Look for the Gaston County Schools classic orange bus in the following parades:
    • Belmont -- Tuesday, December 2 at 4:00 p.m.
    • Mount Holly -- Wednesday, December 3 at 4:00 p.m.
    • Cramerton -- Thursday, December 4 at 4:00 p.m.
    • Bessemer City -- Friday, December 5 at 4:30 p.m.
    • Gastonia -- Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m.
    • Dallas -- Friday, December 12 at 4:00 p.m.
    • Cherryville -- Saturday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m.
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  • Deadline extended for model bridge building competition
    The deadline for the model bridge building competition sponsored by the N.C. Department of Transportation has been extended until December 31, 2014. Middle and high school students are encouraged to enter the contest, which is designed to create student interest in careers related to transportation, engineering and construction. Click here for more information.
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