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PreK Registration will be held until March 31st.  Packets may be picked up at any Gordon County elementary school.  For specific information, visit our PreK page.  


SHS Wrestling Firebirds finished in 2nd place overall during state competition on February 12.  Six of the seven wrestlers competing placed at State, with three of the six named champions in their respective weight classes.  Tyler Hunt at 120 lbsTrevor Burdick at 126 lbs, and Ian Clark at 132 lbs all took first place. Allen Stone won 3rd place at 106 lbs; Gavin Thompson was 4th place at 113 lbs, and John Knight also took 4th place at 195 lbs. Firebirds finished second in team points.  First place Bremen earned 132.5 points among the 12 wrestlers who competed and Sonoraville 105 points with only 7 wrestlers competing.




 Belwood Elementary's 2017 Reading Bowl Team L-R: Jake Cardenas, Carter Sampson, Austin Turpin, Ashton Groce, Milan Kafle, Natali Ayala, Madelyn Goble; Not Shown- Tripp Wilson, with Coaches Ramona Burdette and Terri Fitzwater

The Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is open to students in grades four through twelve across the state. Competitions are held at the local, regional and divisional levels with the winning teams from the Divisional Bowls competing in March for the State Championship of the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. When more than two local schools want to compete at the regional level, a local competition must be held to see which two teams will represent the school district. The Gordon County Reading Bowl competition for the elementary schools was held on Monday, January 30th at the Gordon County College and Career Academy. Teams from Belwood, Fairmount, Redbud, Sonoraville and Swain were all represented at the county bowl. First place went to the team from Belwood Elementary, and second place went to the team from Swain Elementary. These two teams moved on to the North Region competition that was held on Saturday, February 4th in Gainesville. Of the fourteen teams competing, Belwood Elementary's team walked away with 2nd place.  These students will go on to the Divisional Bowl in later in the month.

In addition to the two elementary teams competing at the regional level, Redbud Middle and Sonoraville High also sent teams to compete in Gainesville. Sonoraville High School won 3rd place in region competition.  Full Story