In January, Jeremiah Perez was honored as a Gaston Gazette Do the Right Thing Elementary Winner
From the news release:
Name of Student: Jeremiah Perez
Elementary Winner – 3rd Grade
Parents/Guardian: Melissa Lillo
School: Pleasant Ridge Elementary
Nominated by: School Counselor
The school counselor writes: Jeremiah is a caring soul. He was very upset when he saw that some of his classmates were shivering in the mornings at the bus stop because they did not have warm coats. He realized that there were many students at our school in the same situation. Jeremiah was also concerned that if he said something to his peers who needed the coats they might feel bad. So Jeremiah thought about it and decided to ask his father if he could have an advance on his allowance to buy coats for kids at school. Jeremiah told his dad that “my heart hurts when I see them shiver”. “Please dad buy some coats and give them to the school so they can stay warm”. Jeremiah’s mother and father were touched by the fact that their son came up with this idea on his own and they said “YES”. Later that week 30 coats were delivered to our school and some of Jeremiah’s classmates and peers are now having a warmer winter because Jeremiah did the right thing.
Gaston County Schools won 34 awards in the highly-competitive Mid-Carolina Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program. The awards included 12 Gold Key, 11 Silver Key, and 11 honorable mentions. “I am extremely proud of our students’ achievements,” said Forestview High School art teacher Travis Johnson. “To receive a Gold Key in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards means that you are producing some of the best quality work in the state.”
Gaston County Schools will have more than 30 students competing in the regional science and engineering fair at UNC-Charlotte. Their wins at the Gaston Regional Science and Engineering Fair in January propelled them into the regional competition with a chance to advance to the statewide science fair. Students from Ashbrook, Stuart W. Cramer, Forestview, Gaston Early College, Belmont Middle, Holbrook Middle, Mount Holly Middle, and Rankin Elementary qualified to participate in the regional event.
Three days a week, teachers at Sherwood Elementary become students for the afternoon so they can learn basic grammar, spelling, and pronunciation. In Spanish, that is. The school’s ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher Edgar Coronado is offering Spanish lessons to any interested teachers. The classes are giving teachers new ways to communicate with their students, and perhaps more important, with their students’ parents.
Gaston County Schools continues to rank as the safest large school district in North Carolina, according to data released Thursday by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education. Of the ten largest school districts in the state, Gaston County has the lowest school crime and violence rate. Gaston’s rate for the 2015-2016 academic year is 3.740. The school crime rate for Gaston County Schools has been significantly lower than that state rate for the past seven years.
Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held at the former Forest Heights Elementary School, #1 Learning Place, Gastonia. For more information, please call 704-810-7284.
The registration schedule is below:
The North Carolina Kindergarten Health Assessment Form will be available at the Gaston County Schools Central Office, the Gaston County Health Department, and at your local physician's office.
4:00 PM Operations Committee Meeting
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Volunteer Orientation Session (at Central Office)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Operations Committee Meeting
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM Volunteer Orientation Training Session (at Central Office)
5:30 PM Board of Education Meeting