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  • Transportation employees work to ensure bus safety

    Long before the first classroom lessons begin each school day, Gaston County Schools’ buses are on the road. Each morning and afternoon, they transport 16,000 children to and from school and travel a total of 12,000 miles.

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  • Grant provides reading activities for students

    Woodhill Elementary students are connecting with children around the world through "shared reading" and some special books. Thanks to a Ron L. Ensley mini-grant from the Gaston County Education Foundation, the school was able to purchase books by author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds for students to use as part of the Global Read Aloud program.

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  • Preparing healthy food for school cafeterias

    The Gaston County Schools central kitchen is the only one of its kind in North and South Carolina, and it makes for healthier, tastier school lunches. Instead of processed and pre-packaged food, many items on the menu in our school cafeterias are made from scratch with whole ingredients.

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  • Principal of the Year makes every day count

    There are 591 students enrolled at Sadler Elementary School this year, and principal Rebekah Duncan knows each one by name. Every morning, Duncan – the Gaston County Principal of the Year – greets the students coming through the school doors. She takes time to ask how they are doing and listens to what they say.

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  • Entries wanted for 175th anniversary contests
    Students from across the state are invited to participate in essay, poster and video contests that coincide with the 175th anniversary of public schools in North Carolina. The contests are sponsored by the N.C. Association of School Administrators. The deadline for entries is October 31. We would love to have Gaston County Schools represented in the statewide contests. Cash prizes will be awarded. Click here for more information.
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  • Open enrollment for State Health Plan
    Attention, employees: Open enrollment for the State Health Plan is October 1-31. The choices you make will remain in effect from January 1 through December 31, 2015. For more information, click here. If you are satisfied with your current plan, you do not have to re-enroll in that plan. However, if you are enrolled in the Enhanced 80/20 plan or the Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP) and wish to maintain or lower the premium, you will need to complete the wellness premium credits by October 31. If you do not complete the wellness premium credits, you will remain in the Enhanced 80/20 plan or CDHP, but the employee-only premium will be higher.
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  • Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
    The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is a national youth recognition program that honors middle and high school students for outstanding volunteer service. To learn more about the nomination and application process, please visit the National Association of Secondary School Principals website: The application deadline is November 4.
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