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GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS STANDS UP TO BULLYING
October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. On October 12, all Gordon County Schools students and staff were invited to wear orange in support of Bully Prevention Awareness. Frontline and support staff in the schools were asked to wear shirts that had on the front, "Strong people stand up for themselves, but the strongest stand up for others." Pictured above are Gordon County Schools' counselors and Student Services staff.
GORDON HOSPTIAL TO HOLD BENEFIT RUN
Gordon Hosptial will hold its Run for Your Life 5K on October 25 to benefit women's health at Gordon Hospital. Pink powder blasts at the end of the race.
at 706.602.7800 ext.3166 or via email at email@example.com. Register online at www.active.com, or pick up a registration form at Gordon Hospital.
STARR MATHEWS CONTINUES ANNUAL SUPPORT OF GORDON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS
Thank you to Starr Mathews for the company's annual support of our high schools. Pictured are Jim Mathews present donation to Dr. Susuan Remillard-GCS Superintendent, Bruce Potts- SHS Principal, and Doug Clark- GCHS Principal, along with Starr Mathews employees who are Gordon County Schools graduates.
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