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 invites its stakeholders to participate in the development and approval of the required district FY 2016 Consolidated LEA Implementation Plan (CLIP). The CLIP is a written plan updated and submitted each year to the Georgia Department of Education (GDOE) which forms the basis for the district’s various state and federal program grants.
The meeting will be held Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Gordon County Board of Education office, 205 Warrior Path, Calhoun, GA, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Copies of the FY 2015 CLIP are available for public review at BOE office.
For more information or to provide input about the FY 2016 CLIP please contact Patricia Boswell, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone (706) 629-7366, ext. 8116; Gordon County Board of Education office, 205 Warrior Path, Calhoun, GA.
Gordon County Schools will hold centralized registration during the summer months for the convenience of any parent or guardian needing to enroll students into any school in the district.
Centralized registration will be available Monday-Thursday, June 8-July 23, at Gordon Central High School, 335 Warrior Path, Calhoun. Once on campus, follow the signs for summer registration. The hours of operation are 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Before June 8 or after July 23, parents should contact the school directly for registration information.
For more information, call 706-879-5302 ext. 6021 or 706-879-5261 ext. 6306 or click here to visit the enrollment webpage.
WARRIOR PATH CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC
During the months of June and July, Warrior Path will be closed to all thru traffic at various times. There will be repairs and replacement of drain pipes and repaving needed areas. Please make alternate travel arrangements during this time.
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.
DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
In compliance with both Georgia Special Education Annual Program Plan Under P.L. 94-142 and Gordon County School System Comprehensive Plan for Special Education policy on destruction of data collected, maintained or used in the provision of a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities and/or exceptional children in the Gordon County School System, the Department of Special Education announces its intention for destruction of data.
Records on students, who were enrolled in a special education program with a birth date of December 31, 1991 or before, are no longer needed for education planning purposes. These records may be needed by the student or parent for Social Security or other reasons. The system plans to destroy these records in June of 2015. If you, as the student or parent of the student, desire copies of these records prior to destruction, you should contact Gordon County Schools Special Education office at 706-629-4474. Identification will be required.
OPEN HOUSES & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM REGISTRATION SET FOR AUGUST 6
PRUITT NAMED LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR FOR NORTHWEST GEORGIA
Sheri Pruitt, Media Specialist at Sonoraville Elementary School, was recently named Library Media Specialist of the Year for Northwest Georgia. This is the 2nd consecutive year that this honor has been given to a media specialist from Gordon County Schools. Eppie Snider, principal at SES, stated, "No one more deserves this honor. Sheri brings so much to everyone at SES on a daily basis, and I am so happy to see her recognized for the work that she does, and I am so very thankful to work with her."
The statewide Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year winner will be announced in October, and all winners will be honored at the GaETC Conference in Atlanta November 4-6.
GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS REPRESENTS GEORGIA AT NATIONAL LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING
L-R: Cheryl Carrier, Executive Director of Ford NGL; Rick Townsend, Golden Isles CCA; Barbara Prosser, Effingham CCA; Allison Woodward, Newton CCA; Amy Parker, Gordon CCA; Eric Waters (rear), Floyd CCA; Jim Vella, President- Ford Motor Company; Susan Remillard, Gordon County Schools; Rick Delano, Ford NGL National Team; Janet Padilla (front), Ford National Team; Thom Suddreth, Georgia Community Coach; Jenny Williams, Technical College System of Georgia
Dr. Susan Remillard and Dr. Amy Parker joined Georgia representatives from Floyd, Newton, Effingham, and Golden Isles Career Academies in Dearborn, Michigan recently to take part in the Ford Next Generation Learning National Leadership Council and its newly-formed Superintendent's Leadership Council. Twice annually, Ford NGL hosts, at their expense, leaders from across the country to advise the group on transforming education through their network.FULL STORY