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  • Rachel’s Challenge program begins its fourth year

    Gaston County Schools began its fourth year of the Rachel’s Challenge anti-bullying program with a series of assembly programs intended to “start a chain reaction of kindness.” Students heard from different guest speakers who shared the same message -- make good decisions in life and show kindness and compassion toward others.

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  • Gift of education transforms a teacher’s life

    As a young boy in a small Colombian village, Victor Pajaro saw very little hope for his future. He remembers the day out in the field when his father, a poor farmer, encouraged him to find a new path. That was more than 60 years ago. Today, the Ashbrook High School teacher -- who turns 82 at the end of October -- says education is what transformed his life. And he says it’s a gift he loves to share with others.

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  • Teachers engage in professional development

    Gaston County teachers became students for the afternoon during a district-wide professional development day on Wednesday, September 30. With 38 different workshops and training sessions offered at sites across the county, teachers took time to learn new techniques for the classroom as well as discuss strategy and network with teachers from other schools.

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  • Students donate quarters to make lasting change

    One quarter isn’t much on its own. But when 617 students each bring in a quarter, the end result is more than $180 that will make a lasting change in the life of another family. Woodhill Elementary sponsored a fundraiser through Heifer International to help people living in poverty and teach children about the importance of helping others.

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  • Nickels 4 Neighbors


    Wednesday, October 14, is "Nickels 4 Neighbors" day across all of Gaston County Schools. Each school will be gathering nickels -- and donations of any amount -- to help schoolchildren affected by the flooding in South Carolina. Please help us as we help our neighbors!

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  • High School Parent-Teacher Conference Day
    The High School Parent-Teacher Conference Day is Thursday, October 15 at each high school. Teachers are available to speak to parents between 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. To schedule a conference, please contact your child’s school. Students will be dismissed early on Thursday and first six-week report cards will be distributed. Elementary and middle school teachers will be involved in professional learning Thursday afternoon.
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  • Optional Teacher Workday


    Friday, October 16, is an Optional Teacher Workday.

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  • Mentor training session is October 21
    Gaston County Schools will conduct a mentor training session on Wednesday, October 21 at 9:00 a.m. at the Gaston Chamber of Commerce, 601 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. To register, call the Business Partnership Office, (704) 866-6329.
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  • SchoolPay available to parents 
    Parents can now take advantage of the SchoolPay online service to make electronic payments for school-related fees. Click here for information and to learn how to set up a SchoolPay account.
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