Students at Bessemer City Middle School had an opportunity to look ahead to their future during the school’s second annual Career Day. Community guests from a wide range of professions spent time talking to students and encouraging them to pursue an education and set career goals.
The McAdenville Elementary-Pharr Yarns team was the winner of the annual “Are You Smarter Than a Gaston County Fifth Grader?” competition held last Thursday night at Stuart W. Cramer High School. The event raised more than $29,000, which will be used by the Gaston County Education Foundation to fund grants for innovative classroom activities.
Jimmy Wayne could be doing something different with his time. The country music star has played at venues like the Grand Ole Opry and Madison Square Garden and recently published a New York Times bestselling memoir. Rather than take advantage of these larger stages, Wayne spent several days last week performing for relatively small audiences of school children -- for free.
The Gaston County Board of Education has approved two options for new schools in Gaston County: a new elementary school in west Gastonia and a new middle school in Stanley. The Board voted unanimously during Monday night’s regular meeting to move forward with building two new schools after conducting a Public Hearing and considering comments from the community.
6:00 PM Board of Education Work Session