GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS HEADLINES

  • 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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  • GCS TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES NATIONAL BUS SAFETY WEEK

    In celebration of National School Bus Safety Week, Gordon County Schools' Transportation Department hosted a breakfast for drivers and other GCS staff members. A special thank you to Yancey Bus Sales and Service for sponsoring the meal.

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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 MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS NAMED REACH SCHOLARS

    Students were honored at the 4th Annual REACH Georgia Scholars signing ceremony for Gordon County Schools on October 21. Pictured are (Front L-R): Scholar Anthony F. Flores; Scholar Katalynn S. Rexroad, Scholar Thomas F. Young, Scholar Ja’Sarah L. Gray, Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Fraker, Matt Barton State Representative​, Scholar Perry L. Gammon III and Scholar Ryan J. Tomer (Back L-R) Counselor David Weaver, Principal Amy Stewart, Graduation Coach Judy Craig, Student Services Director Mike Evelti, Graduation Coach Jamey Angland, Counselor Anna Stutts, and Principal Scott McClanahan.

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  • DISTRICT COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS AWARD PRESENTED TO AMY HOLMES

    Amy Holmes, parent of students in the Gordon County School System, was honored by the Board of Education during its October Board of Education meeting as the recipient of the district's Community Connections award.

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  • STEWARD RECEIVES GCS #2ND MILE AWARD FOR OCTOBER

    Michelle Steward, book keeper at Gordon Central High School, was awarded the September 2nd Mile award for Gordon County Schools on Friday morning prior to the system’s fall break.

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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

  • Community Invitation to Meetings for Strategic Planning with elementary children

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  • 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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