GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS HEADLINES

  • SHEA SMITH RECEIVES RECOGNITION FOR COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS WITH SCHOOLS

    Shea Smith was honored by the Gordon County Board of Education and North Georgia National Bank for her work with our community outreach groups in schools throughout the district.

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  • SCOTT WHEAT NAMED 2ND MILE WINNER FOR NOVEMBER

    Scott Wheat, Head Custodian at Gordon Central High School, is Gordon County Schools’ November 2nd Mile Award winner.

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  • RED BUD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HONORED FOR REWARD SCHOOL DISTINCTION

    Red Bud Elementary School was honored at the December Board of Education meeting for their designation from the Georgia Department of Education as a Title I Reward school.

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  • GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS ANNOUNCES AP SCHOLARS

    Every fall, the College Board AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on multiple AP Exams. This honor is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. Additionally, students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams are named AP Scholars with Honor. The title of AP Scholars with Distinction is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

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  • TOLBERT ELEMENTARY NAMED APPLE DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL

    Max V. Tolbert Elementary School was recognized today as an Apple Distinguished School for 2019-2022. Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use Apple technology to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. These schools showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment. "To date, the honor has been granted to 470 schools in 34 countries. Only five other schools in Georgia have been recognized by Apple, with Tolbert Elementary being the first public school in the state."- The Calhoun Times, November 18, 2019.

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  • Sonoraville High School Student Brings Home National FFA Title

    Bethany Champion, a member of the Sonoraville FFA Chapter from Fairmount, Georgia was a national winner in the 2019National FFA Agriscience Fair at the 92ndNational FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.

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  • Gordon Central wins the state title in Georgia High School Association One Act Play for 2A.

    After winning the Region 7AA championship at Model on Oct. 24th, the GC Performing Arts students set their sights on the state prize. “We knew this was a special group of students, led by a very special group of seniors. Three of them were part of the “GODSPELL” state championship in 2016. They did not disappoint.” Saturday evening’s performance at the state meet proved to be one of the best. With not only the state cup coming back to GC, but the State AA Best Actor – Aavyn Lee and 2 State All-Star Cast members were chosen - Aspen Kaige Hegarty and Kaylan Gaines.

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  • RANDY WHEAT HONORED FOR COMMUNITY CONNECTION

    andy Wheat, Maintenance Director for the Town of Resaca, was honored during the November meeting of the Gordon County Board of Education for his Community Connection to Tolbert Elementary School. Mr. Wheat was given a certificate and a gift sponsored by Gordon County Schools’ Partner in Education, North Georgia National Bank. Chris Pierce (not pictured), NGNB President and CEO, was on hand to present the award.

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  • NICHOLSON NAMED OCTOBER 2ND MILE AWARD WINNER

    Christy Nicholson was recently named Gordon County Schools' 2nd Mile Award winner for the month of October. Christy is a valued member of the district's nutrition department and works in the cafeteria at Sonoraville Elementary School.

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  • GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS SEES INCREASE IN STATE ACCOUNTABILITY SCORES

    The overall district score on the 2019 CCRPI was 75.2, a 2.9-point increase over 2018. The district’s elementary score came in at 77.1, with 68.1 for middle schools, and 77.9 for high schools. The district’s elementary schools saw the most notable change, with a 5.6-point increase over the previous year for the district elementary rating. High schools also rose significantly, showing a 3.8-point increase in the district rating at this level. The district middle school score was a 3-point decrease over that of 2018. In consideration of individual school efforts, seven schools showed substantial improvement over their respective 2018 scores. Gordon County School District schools scored well on the star climate assessment, with all schools receiving a three or higher, and an average of 4 stars for all schools. Red Bud Middle School received the highest rating of 5 stars.

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  • GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS CONTINUES TO SEE HIGH GRADUATION RATES

    The Georgia Department of Education released on September 18 the official graduation rates for the class of 2019. Georgia’s graduation rate was 82.0%, while Gordon County Schools saw a rate of 93.4% for the most recent graduating class.

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DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENTS


  • PUBLIC COMMENT ON POLICY CHANGES

    The Gordon County Board of Education is currently reviewing its governing policies.  The public is invited to provide comments on pending policies here.  Any pending policy will be listed on the right side of the page.


     

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  • PEARSON DATA BREACH 

    For RELEASE on 8.26.19

    Gordon County Schools was recently notified by Pearson Clinical Assessment that, in March 2019, they became aware that an unauthorized third party gained access to a set of data related to the AIMSweb 1.0 platform, an instructional product that is used by Gordon County Schools.

    Pearson indicated that the company immediately launched a review, which included outside cybersecurity experts, to determine the nature and extent of any data potentially affected. Through this review, they believe this incident occurred in or around November 2018 for data collected.

    The student data affected is limited to directory information, as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), including first and last name, and in some instances, date of birth and email address.  The account administrator (staff) data affected may include first and last name, job title, work email and work address stored in the AIMSweb 1.0 platform. No grade or assessment information was affected in this incident, and the AIMSweb 1.0 platform does not contain Social Security numbers, credit card data, or other financial information.

    Pearson has confirmed that the company has taken steps to secure the AIMSweb 1.0 platform and has determined that no other Pearson systems were affected.  As a precautionary measure, Pearson is offering a year of free identity monitoring protection free of charge to any student or adult whose information was affected. 

    The impacted individuals potentially include students who were enrolled in grades K-5 between 2002-2018 and any employee who worked with AIMSweb 1.0 during that same timeframe.  Gordon County Schools has made an attempt to contact each person who was impacted by letter to the last known address; however, if you feel you may have been impacted and would like more information on how to enroll in this service, visit the Gordon County Schools’ website at https://www.gcbe.org/Page/9643

    Any questions should be directed to Pearson Clinical Assessment at 866-883-3309 or email aimsweb1request@pearson.com.


     

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  • HB 91; ELIGIBILITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA 

    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. Complete the application to petition Gordon County Schools to determine eligibility for a student under this guidance.  For more information contact Mike Evelti, Student Services Director.


     

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