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  • Gaston County Schools to host Faith Summit

    In an effort to strengthen school partnerships with churches and faith-based community groups, Gaston County Schools will sponsor a Faith Summit on Friday, February 6 at Brookside Elementary School. Representatives from local churches, faith-based groups and community organizations are invited to attend.

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  • Board explores the possibility of new schools

    The Gaston County Board of Education is exploring the possibility of opening four new schools: an elementary school, a magnet elementary school, a middle school, and a vocational/technical high school. The Board discussed the four options at its annual retreat held January 23-24 at the Rader Staff Development Center in Cramerton.

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  • Winners named in science and engineering fair

    The seventh annual Gaston Regional Science and Engineering Fair featured outstanding projects by 115 high school students, 38 middle school students and four elementary students. After a full day of reviewing the projects and talking to students about their research, the judges named winners in several categories.

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  • FMC Lithium contributes $40,000 for science fair

    Gaston County Schools is the recipient of a $40,000 contribution from FMC Lithium Corporation to support the annual Gaston Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

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  • GCS Faith Summit
    The first-ever Gaston County Schools Faith Summit is planned for Friday, February 6 at 9:00 a.m. at Brookside Elementary School. Representatives from local churches, faith-based organizations and community groups are encouraged to attend. The program is designed to bring together schools and the faith community in support of public education. Invitations were sent to more than 300 churches and faith groups – please check with your church pastor or faith leader to make sure he/she is planning to attend. For more information and to RSVP, please call the GCS Communications Department, (704) 866-6118, or e-mail
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  • Communications Department wins eight state awards
    The GCS Communications Department has won eight state awards for excellence in school communications and public relations. GCS received recognition in the following categories: Electronic Media, Excellence in Writing, Handbooks, Marketing Campaign, Newsletter, and Website. The awards will be presented Friday at the N.C. School Public Relations Association Blue Ribbon Awards ceremony in Greensboro.
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  • Commissioners' School of Excellence Applications
    Current ninth grade students may apply to attend the 2015 Commissioners' School of Excellence, which is an outstanding two-week summer enrichment program held at Belmont Abbey College. Commissioners' School gives rising tenth graders an opportunity to learn more about Gaston County and their roles as future leaders in our community. Activities include seminars, hands-on experiences, field trips, guest speakers and other events that help students to develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Applications will be accepted January 26 through February 13. For more information, contact your high school counselor or e-mail Commissioners' School directors Lori Collins,, or Bridget Matzke,
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