GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS HEADLINES

  • GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS HOLDS EDUCATION SUMMIT

    Gordon County Schools' Strategic Planning Education Summit was held on Tuesday, February 11, in cooperation with the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute. More than 60 community and educational leaders joined together to review feedback provided through community and student input session conducted earlier this year.

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  • WRIGHT WINS 2ND MILE AWARD

    Denise Wright was chosen as the January 2nd Mile Award winner. Denise is a paraprofessional at W. L. Swain Elementary. The Board of Education also honored her at their monthly meeting on Monday evening, February 10, where she was presented with a gift certificate sponsored by Longhorn Steakhouse.

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  • FARRIBA HONORED FOR COMMUNITY CONNECTION

    Tracy Farriba with AdventHealth Gordon was recognized by the Board of Education on Tuesday for her work with our schools over the past several months. Farriba was honored during the district’s strategic planning summit with a gift sponsored by North Georgia National Bank, presented by President Chris Pierce.

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  • RED BUD MIDDLE'S MALEIGHA COCHRAN WINS DISTRICT SPELLING BEE

    Maleigha Cochran from Red Bud Middle School won the district Bee and will go on to represent Gordon County Schools in region competition, which will be held on February 22 in Rome. Pictured L-R: Beth Herod- Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Amy Stewart- Red Bud Middle School Principal, Maleigha Cochran, and Dr. Kimberly Fraker- Superintendent

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  • BOWEN NAMED DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

    During its January 13 meeting, the Board of Education approved Mr. Allen Bowen as the Director of Human Resources for Gordon County Schools. Bowen will fill the vacancy created by Alice Mashburn’s promotion to Assistant Superintendent in December. Mr. Bowen will finish out the school year at Sonoraville High School and officially transition to his new position on June 1, 2020.

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  • EDWARDS AND PARLO TO SERVE AS DISTRICT INSTRUCTIONAL COORDINATORS

    The Gordon County Board of Education approved the Superintendent’s recommendation for the District Instructional Coordinator positions during their January 13 meeting. Katie Edwards and Jamie Parlo will begin work in their new roles on March 1.

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  • STUDENTS HONORED FOR STATE AND NATIONAL TITLES

    During their January meeting, the Board of Education honored students from first semester who have brought home state and/or national titles in their respective areas of competition, along with the advisors who have worked with these students to help them achieve their goals.

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  • ROSELLEN BURNS HONORED FOR SERVICE TO SCHOOLS

    Gordon County Schools' Community Connection Award for January was recently awarded to Rosellen Burns. Mrs. Burns was nominated by the district's student services staff for her work throughout the community with children in need. Pictured are: Front (L-R): Olivia Guthrie- North Georgia National Bank, Dana Stewart- Board member, Mrs. Burns, Dr. Kimberly Fraker- Superintendent, Georgette Hunt, and Board member, Bobby Hall. Back (L-R): Board members- Chris Johnson, Eddie Hall, Charlie Walraven, and Jason Hendrix.

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  • RK REDDING CONSTRUCTION SHARES HONOR

    During the January Board of Education meeting, R. K. Redding Construction, Inc. presented the Board of Education plagues commemorating its role in the honor R. K. Redding received over the summer for its work on Belwood Elementary School and Red Bud Elementary's gymnasium.

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  • LANGHAM NAMED GCS 2ND MILE AWARD WINNER

    Kristi Weaver Langham, school nurse at Red Bud Middle School, has been named the GCS 2nd Mile Award winner for the month of December. Kristi was nominated by a number of her coworkers at Red Bud Middle School, including her principal, Amy Stewart.

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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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  • 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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