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.
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.
Over the next two weeks our elementary and middle schools will be hosting a number of drop-in meetings to provide opportunities for your input and suggestions on the following Title I documents: District Parent and Family Engagement Policy, School Parent and Family Engagement Policy/Plan, School-Wide Plan, School-Parent Compacts, Parent and Family Engagement Budget and Building Staff Capacity. All parents and family members are invited to attend. If you cannot make it to your child’s school, you are welcome to attend any of the other scheduled meetings. Family Engagement Specialists will be present to assist and answer any questions you may have.
If you would like to provide input via the internet, you may do so at the links below:
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.
DISTRICT YOUNG GEORGIA AUTHORS
ANDERSON NAMED FEBRUAR #GCS2ndMILE AWARD
Dr. Elizabeth Anderson was honored by the Board of Education at its March meeting as the February #GCS2ndMile winner. Dr. Anderson received numerous nominations for her work as principal of W. L. Swain Elementary School. The common theme among the nominations was that Dr. Anderson is always willing to do what is best for students and staff. “Every decision she makes is driven by ‘what is best for kids’. She doesn't just say these words, her decisions show her dedication to every child in that building,” Tara Green, W. L. Swain teacher. Other nominations commented on her willingness to model the behavior she expects of her staff. “TOGETHER IS BETTER is a motto we all stick to and work together to show what an amazing school Swain is. A group is only as strong as its leader, and Dr. Anderson is a true team player. She only asks of her teachers what she too will do,” said Laura Hall, W. L. Swain teacher. “She is a team-player who values input from her faculty, knows each student by name, and cares about their academic needs as well as personal needs,” was included in the nomination written by Celeste Parker. These sentiments were echoed by several others within their nominations.
Dr. Anderson was surprised with the announcement during lunch on Friday afternoon, entering the cafeteria to applause from students, faculty, staff, and visiting parents. She is pictured here with Dr. Susan Remillard and Board of Education members, Dana Stewart, Nan Barnette, Bobby Hall, Larry Massey, Jason Hendrix, Charlie Walraven, and Chris Johnson.
RED BUD MIDDLE SCHOOL WINS JV BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
The Phoenix boys JV basketball team from Red Bud Middle School capped a 15-1 season by winning the school’s first Bartow/Gordon Middle School Athletic Association (BGMSAA) title. The Phoenix defeated Adairsville in the semi-finals 42-30 and Cass in the finals 31-21. Team members include Thatcher Hall, Coy Godfrey, Zevyn Ferguson, Jaxon Pate, Dawson Townsend, Ethan Hibberts, Easton Childs, Ridge Redd, Caleb Parker and Brant Bryant.
WARRIORS EARN BACK TO BACK REGION CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES
Pictured front row (L-R) -Aavyn Lee (Humorous Oral Interpretation champ); Ariel Brown & MacKenzie Hall (Duo Oral Interpretation Champs); Logan Swaim (Rhetorical Essay contestant);2nd/3rd row (L-R)-Tony Rios (Personal Essay 1st runner-up); Haven Hendrix (International Extemporaneous Speaker Champ); Katelyn Jones, Elizabeth Dutch, & Sheryl Caycho (Girls Trio Champs);Katelyn Jones was also (Girls Solo Champ); Lee Thomas Richardson (Boys Solo Champ); Cooper Hunt, Mason Dockrey, Brandon Bagley, Dee Hare (Boys Quartet Champs); also Mason Dockrey was also (Dramatic Oral Interpretation Champ)
As the defending Region 7AA Literary Champs, Gordon Central returned to claim the title on Friday, March 2nd at Belmont Baptist Church. All eight teams of the region competed in the twelve events that comprise the GHSA Literary meet. Ten of Gordon Central's events advance to the state as the region winner. GC hopes to defend their state literary title for a third consecutive time at Veterans High School in Warner Robins on Sat. March 17th.
SONORAVILLE HIGH SCHOOL LITERARY TEAM ADVANCES TO STATE
Sonoraville High School's Literary Team finished 2nd overall in the Region 6AAA literary meet just behind Bremen and ahead of Calhoun.
Individual competition results include:
Argumentative Essay: 1st place & advancing to STATE: NICK PROCTOR
Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking: 1st place & advancing to STATE: NICK PROCTOR
Girls Trio: 1st place & advancing to STATE (FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW!!): Savannah Hames, Katlyn Sexton, and Madeline Fox
Girls Solo: 3rd place, Katlyn Sexton
Boys Solo: 3rd place, Eli Hibberts
Oral Interpretation (DUO): 2nd place, Katie Hartel and Arisah Argueta
International Extemporaneous Speaking: 2nd place, John Graves
2018 Pre-Kindergarten Registration for Gordon County Schools will take place February 26th- March 23rd, 2018. Packets may be picked up during this window of time at any Gordon County elementary school.
Items Needed for Pre-Kindergarten Registration: • Certified Copy of Birth Certificate • Social Security Card • Immunization Record Form 3231 • Hearing, Vision, Dental Form 3300 • Proof of Residence
Completed packet with the above documents must be returned to elementary school of choice by March 23rd to be included in the lottery.
Nomination forms are now available. Employees from various sectors 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.