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SHS ALUMNA, KEVIN EDWARDS, NAMED THIRD HIGHEST IN NATION FOR FFA NURSERY LANDSCAPE CAREER DEVOLPMENT EVENT
Kevin Edwards from the Sonoraville FFA Chapter in Georgia was the third high individual in the 2015 National FFA Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event (CDE). Led by advisor Sara Clark, Edwards was among 151 students from 39 states who participated in this year's event. FULL STORY
INCREASE IN GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS GRADUATION RATE
Gordon County Schools continue to excel as the graduation rate rises as a county. The graduation rates of both Gordon Central High School as well as Sonoraville High School increased by several percent this year, giving the Gordon County School System a graduation rate of 90%. The graduation rate for the state of Georgia as a whole also increased and now is 78.8%. State School Superintendent Richard Woods said, “I expect we will continue to see the graduation rate increase as we provide more personalized graduation plans with multiple paths to graduation.” FULL STORY
MOHAWK INDUSTRIES AND GORDON COUNTY COLLEGE AND CAREER ACADEMY EARN BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR
Golden Isles Career Academy hosted Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle’s Eighth Annual Business and Education Summit recently. During the summit, Lt. Governor Cagle named Mohawk Industries as the Business Partner of the Year, recognizing its partnership with the Gordon County College and Career Academy.
“I applaud Mohawk Industries, being named Business Partner of the Year,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. “These partnerships have produced incredible, world-class educational institutions that are leading our state into the bright economic future of tomorrow. Their proven success at providing our students the relevant, job-related skills they need is more important than ever in the 21st Century economy.”
SHS ALUMNA NAMED NATIONAL WINNER IN 2015 FFA AGRISCIENCE RESEARCH
Lori Edwards, 18, of the Sonoraville FFA Chapter, in Georgia was named the national winner of the Agriscience Research - Animal Systems Proficiency award program at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 28-31, , 2015, in Louisville, KY.
MEDIA SPECIALISTSPARTICIPATE IN GEORGIA LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION'S FALL MEDIA CONSORTIUM
Several Gordon County library media specialists participated in the Georgia Library Media Association's fall media consortium on October 29. According to GLMA District 1 Chair, Leigha Burnham of Gordon Central High School, the day was "focused on maker spaces in school libraries and inspiring wonder in library programs." The keynote speaker was Madeline Hall of Clark Creek Elementary STEM Academy
W.L. SWAIN ELEMENTARY CHOSEN TO VISIT GEORGIA AQUARIUM
This month, Georgia Aquarium and technology giant, Google, have joined together to host Google Week from October 26-30, 2015.
As a result, W.L. Swain Elementary School’s 3rd-5th grade students were chosen to receive a field trip to the Georgia Aquarium. The sponsorship from Google included transportation, lunch, and admission to Georgia Aquarium for each child. Students were surprised with the announcement in an assembly that occurred earlier this month.
The Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL) chooses four districts to highlight at its semi-annual conference each year. These school districts are chosen from all districts across the state for their demonstration of excellence in education. GAEL refers to these districts as the Fab Four. Gordon County Schools recently received notification that it will be featured as one of these elite districts at GAEL’s winter conference in January 2016, where there will be an opportunity to showcase the district’s accomplishments in a presentation to educational leaders from all over Georgia.tremendous effort they continually put into making Gordon County Schools a renowned educational organization.
GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS NAMES TEACHER OF THE YEAR
BRIAN HALL, TEACHER OF THE YEAR
During pre-game festivities of the annual Backyard Brawl between the two Gordon County High Schools on October 2, Mr. Brian Hall was named District Teacher of the Year. Mr. Hall is a graduate of Gordon Central High School, where he currently teaches English and video production. Full Story