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.
MEET OUR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
Gordon County Schools now seeking applications to fill vacant BOE post
The Gordon County Board of Education announces a vacancy of the Board to fill the unexpired term of Pamela Seritt Taylor, Gordon County Board of Education Post 3. The candidate for Post 3 shall reside within the 1063 Pine Chapel and 973 Red Bud voting district. To find out which Post you reside in call the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office at 706-629-7781.
Interested individuals must submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Superintendent of Schools; Dr. Susan Remillard; P.O. Box 12001; Calhoun, GA 30703-7000.
Applications must be received prior to noon on Friday, September 9, 2016.
The Gordon County School system offers the following career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12.
Agriculture, Wildlife and Natural Resources Architecture and Construction Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications Automotive Business Management and Administration Early Childhood Education Engineering, Drawing and Design Healthcare Science Information Technology JROTC Marketing Mechatronics Work Based Learning/Youth Apprenticeship
Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific prerequisite criteria should contact:
Alice Mashburn, Director of High School Programs 305 Beamer Road Calhoun, GA 30701 706-879-5370 email@example.com
Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:
Mike Evelti, Director Student Services 305 Warrior Path NE Calhoun, GA 30703 706-629-7366 firstname.lastname@example.org
HB 91; ELIMINATION OF GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST REQUIREMENT
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.
FREE DENTAL SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR GORDON COUNTY STUDENTS
Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center in Jasper has offered to provide FREE dental services including dental exams, cleanings, and sealant to any Gordon County School student. You do not have to have any form of insurance. This Free service will only be offered over Fall Break. Please call and schedule an appointment with them at 706-253-4673. If you have any questions please contact Good Samaritan Clinic or the school nurse.
GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS NAMES REACH SCHOLARS
The 2016-2017 REACH Scholarship Recipients for Gordon County Schools pictured with Rep. John Meadows are (L-R) Rafael J. Guardado, Crystal L. Roupe, Haley L. Sherbert, Corban L. Richard, and Khiley T. Moore.
The Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Scholarship Program was launched by Governor Deal in 2012 and is a needs-based mentorship and scholarship program designed to encourage students, starting in middle school, to persist in their educational pursuits. Students are provided with the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate from high school, access college, achieve post-secondary success and be prepared for the 21st century workforce.
On September 20, during Gordon County Schools’ 2016 REACH Signing Ceremony, Dr. Susan Remillard and the Board of Education, alongside the local community of business and education leaders, welcomed five 8th grade students to the Gordon County College and Career Academy to participate in what promises to be an annual event. FULL STORY
DANA STEWART TO FILL BOARD OF EDUCATION VACANCY
During a called meeting on September 15, 2016, the Gordon County Board of Education selected Dana Stewart to fill the unexpired term of Pam Taylor, who recently resigned her Post 3 position, following a relocation that took her out of Gordon County.
Stewart, who is known to many in the community through her position as a nurse practitioner at Gordon Adult and Pediatric Medicine, applied for the vacant position with a desire to provide support to the work of the school district she and her family consciously chose for their own children when moving to Calhoun over three years ago. “I believe it is of utmost importance that a school board work in a capacity to support the school administrative teams and staff. It is my ultimate goal to work in whatever capacity possible to help ensure our educational professionals have the support and tools they need to maintain their plans,” remarked Stewart.
Through her work as a healthcare provider, as well as a mother to two boys, she has become involved in the community through her volunteer efforts at Healing Hands Medical Clinic and through the local schools. “We look forward to having Mrs. Stewart join the Board of Education as we work together to provide the best possible education for the students of Gordon County,” Brenda Null, BOE Chairperson.
BROWN NAMED TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR
During a called meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2016, the Gordon County Board of Education named Keith Brown as the new Director of Transportation for the school district. Brown brings with him to Gordon County experience with various aspects of transportation management.
He most recently served as a fleet sales executive for Seon, a routing software company. However, he also brings past experience in school transportation, having served as the routing specialist for Haralson County Schools. Additionally, he has served as business development director for an educational transportation contracting company that handled all of Dalton City Schools’ student transportation, as well as that of Hamilton County, Tennessee, among others. FULL STORY
The Gordon County Health Department would like to help protect your child by providing flu vaccine for children grades 6th thru 12th at your child’s school. The flu vaccine will help protect against strains that are expected to circulate this year. Flu vaccine clinics have tentatively been scheduled for the following:
October 25 – Gordon Central High School
October 25 – Ashworth Middle School
October 26 – Red Bud Middle School
October 27 – Sonoraville High School Buildings #1 and #4