It is my pleasure to welcome you to Gordon County Schools, and I am glad you are visiting with us to learn more about our school system. This website has been designed with our stakeholders in mind, and I hope you find it easy to navigate and an informative way to stay connected with your child’s education. The Gordon County community at-large and our school system employees share a tradition of pride in our schools, students and community. Our citizens possess a unique understanding of how a quality education with high expectations and positive results for each student helps us follow our compass for developing a 21st century work ready community, comfortably committed to generating strong ties among students, teachers, and parents.
When a community is united in its commitment to the education of its youth, like Gordon County has demonstrated, good things happen. GCS students’ CRCT/EOCT criterion referenced test scores and performance assessments have documented that we are among the best school systems in the state of Georgia. All of our schools are fully accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). In addition, Fairmount Elementary is a “National Blue Ribbon School.”
The key to motivating our students to achieve high academic standards is a meaningful blend of supportive parent involvement, a strong engaging curriculum consisting of best practices, all brought to life by highly qualified and genuinely caring teachers. The students of Gordon County Schools are blessed by daily exposure to caring individuals, educators and non-educators alike. These qualities are plainly evident and serve as the foundation for the successes of Gordon County Schools. Again, welcome to our website, and I hope that you will find the information that you need. For further information, you may contact our central office at 706.629.7366. The mission of Gordon County Schools is to provide a relevant, rigorous, results-based education made possible through supportive, nurturing relationships.
The Gordon County Board of Education does hereby annonce that the millage rate will be set at a meeting to beheld at the Gordon County Board of Education Central Office, 205 Warrior Path, Calhoun, GA on Setpember 25, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. For more information visit:
An individual (hereinafter referred to as “Student”) no longer enrolled in a Georgia public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma in this state or was denied graduation solely for failing to achieve a passing score on one or more portions of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests or its predecessor or the Georgia High School Writing Test or its predecessor may petition the local board of education in which he or she was last enrolled to determine the student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1 based on the graduation requirements in effect when the student first entered ninth grade. For information on how to petition Gordon County Schools to determine eligibility for a student under this guidance, click here.
2017 REACH GEORGIA SCHOLARS NAMED
pictured L-R: Front- Dr. Kina Mallard, Rhinehardt University President; Macario Sevilla; Mikayla Muse; Juliana Reyes; Kevin Neal; Stephanie Chavez; and Dr. Susan Remillard, Superintendent
Back- Charlie Walraven, BOE member; Bobby Hall, BOE Member; Larry Massey, Jr., BOE Member; Senator Chuck Payne; Jamey Angland, Graduation Coach; Mike Evelti, Student Services Director; and Trace Vaughn, Graduation Coach
In a ceremony held on October 4, five Gordon County middle school students were named REACH Georgia scholars. The REACH Georgia Scholarship “rewards students for self-accountability, promotes parent involvement and provides motivation and support; all factors that we know are critical in student educational achievement,” said Governor Nathan Deal at the launch of the program. Receiving scholarships from Ashworth middle school were Mikayla A. Muse and Macario A. Sevilla, and from Red Bud Middle School, Stephanie Chavez, Kevin B. Neal, and Julianna Reyes.
SPIEKER RECEIVES #GCS2NDMILE AWARD FOR SEPTEMBER
The September #GCS2ndMile Award was presented to Mr. Tim Spieker. Tim is an integral part of the technology team that has worked tirelessly over the last few months to distribute close to 7000 iPads through the district's 1:1 initiative. Tim was nominated by Chuck Langston, a member of his team who has worked with him throughout the process, "Tim has gone above and beyond during the 1:1 deployment. He has taken on much of the extra work of configuring the devices, while managing his normal workload." Tim, who has been with the Gordon County Schools' Technology Department since 2009, is a true reflection of the spirit of the #GCS2ndMile Award. “Tim is an exceptional member of Gordon County Schools’ family. He is loyal to our district, and he is always willing to step up and make work anything we need him to do. He never complains about the extra responsibilities, and he is the first to step up to learn something new. We are very blessed to have him in our community,” said Dr. Susan Remillard, superintendent. Tim will be honored at the October Board of Education meeting on Monday evening.
SEGURSKY TO ASSUME ROLE AS DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Ann Cross, Director of Special Education and long-term employee of Gordon County Schools, announced to the Board of Education last month that she would be retiring at the end of November.Under her leadership, the Special Education Department for Gordon County has flourished, with significant gains in student achievement for students with disabilities.
Filling the Director’s seat upon Cross’ retirement will be Alecia Segursky, a familiar face in Gordon County’s Special Education Department. The Board of Education approved Segursky’s appointment to the position during its Board of Education meeting on September 14.
Alecia has been with Gordon County Schools since 1995, where she began as a teacher at Ashworth Middle School. In 2006, she was named Assistant Special Education Director and has held many additional responsibilities throughout her time as a district-level administrator, including System Assessment Coordinator and District PreK Project Coordinator. Segursky holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and graduate degrees in Educational Leadership.
Upon being approved for this position, Segursky stated, “I am extremely honored and blessed to have the opportunity to serve as Gordon County Schools Director of Special Education. I am looking forward to continuing my work with students with disabilities, their families, and all staff.” Ann Cross, who has worked with Alecia for many years in her current position, is confident that the stellar work of the department will continue under their new director, “Alecia is an excellent candidate for this position. Her entire career has been spent ensuring that every student with disabilities lives up and surpasses his potential. She has been a local, state and national presenter as an expert in special education, and in keeping with the district’s theme for this school year, is truly a model for what it means to go the 2nd mile.”
A retirement reception honoring Ann Cross will be held on November 14 from 3-5 p.m. at the Gordon County College and Career Academy. Alecia will assume her new role effective December 1.
September has been designated as the month to nominate SUPPORT PERSONNEL who demonstrate what it means to go the 2nd Mile- to go above and beyond what is expected of them. Do you know anadministrative assistant/secretary, bookkeeper, technical support technician, instructional technology coordinator, instructional coach, or other district support personnel who has demonstrated what it means to go the 2nd Mile? Nominate him/her for our #GCS2ndMile Award! NOMINATIONS are DUE SEPTEMBER 27; to be recognized at our October BOE meeting. Nomination forms are now available. Others will be recognized throughout the year, and nominations can be made up until the deadline for the award each month. For more information on the Award, visit our website under the Board of Education tab.