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  • Program provides food for children on weekends

    When you’re hungry, it’s not easy to listen and learn in school. For some students, hunger is an obstacle to getting a good education. But for the last four years, the Backpack Weekend Food Program has been helping at-risk children succeed by making sure they get enough to eat over the weekend.

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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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  • Board of Education cancels November work session

    The Gaston County Board of Education canceled its November work session originally scheduled for Monday, November 3. The November regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the GCS Central Office, 943 Osceola Street, Gastonia. The public is invited. The Gaston County Master Facilities Planning Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. prior to the November 17 regular meeting.
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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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  • 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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