In a collaborative program with the Gaston Regional Chamber, a group of teachers and counselors had the opportunity to visit eight businesses and learn about career options in the local community. Now, the educators can take what they learned back to the classroom to better prepare their students for the workforce and connect them with careers in Gaston County.
Students and teachers were excited for learning to begin as Monday, August 24 marked the first day of the 2015-2016 academic year in Gaston County Schools. Our schools reported a successful first day as students returned to their school routine and teaching and learning got underway.
It’s back-to-school time in Gaston County! When the morning bell rings on Monday, August 24, approximately 32,000 students (pre-kindergarten through high school) will walk through the doors of the county’s 55 public schools to start the 2015-2016 academic year.
During the school year, the 3,700 employees of Gaston County Schools are spread across the district’s 55 schools and administrative offices. But four days before the opening of school, they gathered together to celebrate as a family and kick off a new year at the annual Back-To-School Convocation.
Approximately 1,100 students in first through third grades spent time this summer working on their reading skills. The second annual “Camp Achieve” program held at eight school sites provided focused reading instruction for students in a fun and engaging environment.
6:00 PM Board of Education Work Session
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Mentor Training Session