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.
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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO GORDON COUNTY'S TITLE I HIGH PROGRESS SCHOOLS
MARYCZ HONORED AS JANUARY #GCS2NDMILE AWARD WINNER
The #GCS2ndMile winner for the month of January, was ESS paraprofessional Joey Marycz from Tolbert Elementary School, and a Gordon Central alumnus. Marycz received multiple nominations from his colleagues at Tolbert, as well as family and former students. Marycz was surprised with the announcement on Friday morning, February 9, in one of the many classrooms he supports throughout the day at Tolbert. Additionally, the Board of Education honored him at their meeting on February 12 with a certificate of appreciation and gift card sponsored by Longhorn Steakhouse of Calhoun. FULL STORY
ALICE ROBERSON HONORED FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO BELWOOD ELEMENTARY
During their February meeting, the Board of Educaiton recognized Mrs. Alice Roberson for 50 years of service to Gordon County Schools. After retiring as a fourth grade teacher at Belwood Elementary School, she has continued to work each day in the after school care program at Belwood. She currently has no plans to retire, and Gordon County Schools appreciates her dedication to our district and the students of Belwood Elementary.
SONORAVILLE HIGH SCHOOL FIREBIRDS WIN STATE
The 2018 Sonoraville High School wrestling team walked away as State Champions on February 9, having the highest overall team score in the tournmanet. Additionally, several wrestlers won individual state championships or ranked in the top 6 in their respective weight classes. Results are as follows: Eli Knight- State Champion; Hector Arbos-4th place; Allen Stone- 4th place; Jayce Derryberry- 6th place; Tyler Hunt- State Champion (his 3rd state championship); Trevor Burdick- State Champion (his 3rd state championship); Charlie Brown- 4th place; John Knight- 2nd place. Overall team score: 1st place -Sonoraville at 132 over 2nd place Breman at 120.
GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN TWO SCHOOL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Gordon County Schools is proud to announce that Jennifer Hayes (pictured left), current Red Bud Middle School principal, will be stepping in as principal at Sonoraville High School, while current SHS assistant principal, Amy Stewart (pictured right), will take over as principal at Red Bud Middle School. “With the opening of the principalship at Sonoraville High School, we have the opportunity to showcase the talented pool of leaders we have in our district. Mrs. Hayes has done a tremendous job with the opening of the Red Bud Middle School facility, and her knowledge of the Sonoraville High School communities and the relationships she has built throughout her tenure with our district will serve her well in her new role. Additionally, I am confident that Mrs. Stewart will combine her vast educational experience with her tremendous heart for the communities she serves to continue the level of excellence the families of Red Bud Middle School have come to expect,” commented Dr. Susan Remillard, Gordon County Schools’ Superintendent.
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.