You may have called them “guidance counselors” when you were a student. Today, they are known as school counselors, and they play an important role in helping students learn, grow and succeed. In Gaston County Schools, every elementary, middle and high school has at least one counselor. Often times, you’ll see them teaching character education lessons, providing guidance to students who face challenges, and offering advice about college and career decisions.
The James S. Forrester Commissioners’ School of Excellence (CSE) is accepting applications for the summer enrichment program. The application submission window is open now through February 12. CSE is a unique, two-week summer residential learning experience for rising tenth graders in Gaston County.
In the classroom, it’s usually the numbers and letters that matter. But there’s more to success than test scores or grade point average, as Tammy Hubbard has seen in her 17 years as school counselor at York Chester Middle. Success can’t always be counted or graded, she explains, which is why she spends time recruiting and developing mentors for her students through the Gaston County Schools mentoring program.
Attention, students and parents: Monday, February 15 will be used as a make-up day for last Monday's missed day of school. With more winter weather possible in February and even March, we are taking a “wait and see” approach before making a decision about how to make up Tuesday, January 26. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we faced inclement weather last week.
The Gaston Early College High School and Highland School of Technology are planning open house events for eighth graders interested in attending next year and their parents. The Highland open house is February 9 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The Early College is hosting two open house events -- February 8 and February 15 at 6:00 p.m. Click here for information about the application and lottery process at Highland and click here for application and lottery information for the Early College.
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Cyber Drones Expo
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Gaston Early College Open House
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Highland School of Technology Open House
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Dedication of CaroMont Health Science Lab
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Are You Smarter Than a Gaston County Fifth Grader?
1:00 PM All County Band Concert