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.
For Public Review
During their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, November 10, the Gordon County Board of Education approved a recommendation to complete a comprehensive revision of the BOE policy manual. The purpose of this revision process is to delete policies no longer needed or useful and to ensure the adoption of policies that are congruent with current local, state, and federal law, rule, or regulation. A complete list of proposed policy revisions can be found online at https://eboard.eboardsolutions.com/index.aspx?S=4076. As you open each proposed revision, you will also have the option to provide your comments and these will be shared with members of the BOE. The site will remain open through Monday, December 8, 2014, at which time the BOE will vote on the proposed revisions.
GORDON CENTRAL'S NEMECHEK CHOSEN FOR NATIONAL BOARD
Gordon Central High School sophomore, Katie Nemechek has been selected to attend the mHealth Summit to be held in Washington D. C. next month. Katie is an honor student, member of Warrior Academy, sings in several groups including Chorale, Tonal Combustion and Trio at GCHS, and currently serves on the school’s SOS - Sources of Strength- team. It was a combination of her many extra curricular interests, grades, and recommendations that poised Katie for selection to this elite group. FULL STORY
GORDON COUNTY STUDENTS FARE WELL IN NATIONAL COMPETITION
Pictured (L-R): Cullie Williams, Makayla Holmes, Lori Edwards, and Kevin Edwards
The livestock judging team representing Sonoraville High School's FFA chapter recently placed 2nd in the nation, making history for all Georgia FFA chapters. Members of the team included Kevin Edwards, Lori Edwards, Makayla Holmes, and Cullie Williams. Additionally, Lori Edwards was awarded first place in the nation, scoring the highest individual score among all competitors and Cullie Williams placed 1st in class evaluation. Trish Williams, Young Farmer Advisor, and Lee Crump, volunteer livestock coach trained these students for successful competition.
Other students competing placing in national competition were Alyssa Owens, placing 7th in the agriscience division, with Bailey Nesbitt and Jimmy Keithley, placing 8th in the same competition. Full Story
SONORAVILLE HIGH SCHOOL DUO TO REPRESENT GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS IN ANNUAL DANCING WITH THE STARS
Dr. Cawood Cornelius and Mrs. Jackie Palazzolo will take the stage next spring to represent Gordon County Schools in Gordon County’s Dancing with the Stars. The annual fundraiser benefits United Way of Gordon County and the historic GEM Theatre.
Cornelius, a long-time employee of Gordon County Schools, currently serves as the media specialist at Sonoraville High School. Palazzolo teaches Spanish at Sonoraville High. The pair will be working hard over the next several months to have a great showing at the performance and to raise funds to support United Way and the GEM.