ONE BIG FAMILY: Each Friday, athletes from Gordon County high schools and middle schools spend their mornings greeting students at the local elementary. These Ashworth Middle School athletes recently spent time welcoming students in the car rider lines at Tolbert Elementary and W.L. Swain Elementary! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
about 12 hours ago, Gordon County Schools
A group of students work in the car rider line
A group of students stand to take a group picture
ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH: What to do when my child is absent? Send a written note with the child’s name, reason for absence, and parent’s contact information within 3 days of student returning to school. Gordon County Schools must comply with the Georgia’s Compulsory Attendance Law, which states that 5 or more unexcused absences constitute a condition of truancy. Sending notes and communicating with the school is imperative to avoid further consequences. To celebrate Attendance Awareness Month, we will have a friendly competition among our schools. The school with the highest attendance percentage during the month of September will be awarded ice cream for all students! The school with the highest attendance on September 30th will receive a trophy! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
1 day ago, Gordon County Schools
Students smile in a classroom
PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT TIP OF THE WEEK: Encourage creative problem-solving with your children. Problem-solving is the basis of good mathematical thinking, and the problems don't have to involve numbers. Ask questions like, "How many different ways are there to walk to school?" or "How many different ways can I measure flour to get half a cup?" Try to come up with more than one solution for everyday problems. Visit www.gcbe.org/pfe to learn more about GCS Parent & Family Engagement today. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
1 day ago, Gordon County Schools
Parent and Family Engagement Tips: PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT TIP OF THE WEEK: Encourage creative problem-solving with your children.  Problem-solving is the basis of good mathematical thinking, and the problems don't have to involve numbers.  Ask questions like, "How many different ways are there to walk to school?" or "How many different ways can I measure flour to get half a cup?"  Try to come up with more than one solution for everyday problems.
TOTY CELEBRATION: We have some amazing teachers at Gordon County Schools. Please help us to celebrate the 2022 Red Bud Middle School Teacher of the Year, Brooke Roberts! Roberts currently serves as the Reading Connections teacher at Red Bud Middle School and has served in multiple roles in education over the course of the last 23 years. Ms. Roberts has always admired the field of education and was eager to follow her passion to become an educator. “I come from a long line of educators. I have always admired them and thought it was a noble profession,” said Ms. Roberts. “I've always had the desire to impact children in some way.” Wanting to make a positive impact on her students, Roberts always encourages each student to “try for their personal best and not compare themselves with others,” reminding each student that they are unique and special in their own way. When reflecting on the teachers that made a positive influence in her life, Roberts recalled, “I had a 6th grade teacher who worked with me when I was struggling in math. She made me realize I can accomplish anything with a little hard work.” “I am so honored to represent Red Bud Middle School as the Teacher of the Year,” said Roberts. “I am extremely thankful to work alongside the RBMS staff and administration.” Congratulations Ms. Roberts!! #GoCoSchools #OneBIGFamily #GETGCS #TOTY
2 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Red Bud Middle School TOTY Brook Roberts
We are so proud of the dedicated administration inside of each Gordon County School. Throughout the year, we will be introducing our Principals and Assistant Principals that serve as school leaders in our #OneBIGFamily Please help us to celebrate Ms. Amy Beason, Principal at Sonoraville Elementary, by getting to know more about her below: Q: Why did you want to join the field of education? Ms. Beason: “I have always loved working with and taking care of children. I loved school when I was growing up and wanted to continue being in school working with children as a profession. Q: Did you have a teacher (or teachers) who made an impact on you as a student? Ms. Beason: “I had many teachers impact me as a student. My kindergarten teacher at Red Bud Elementary, Mrs. Laura Holland, made my first school experience fun and memorable. We went on a pretend field trip by riding on an airplane. I learned letters and sounds with inflatable letter people. I still remember their songs! In middle school, Ms. Judy Peterson inspired me to love science! At Gordon Central High School, Ms. Darlene Callan brought literature to life.” Q: What advice would you give to new teachers? Ms. Beason: “Take one day at a time and remember why you wanted to be a teacher. Enjoy every minute spent getting to know students and letting them know you care about them. Q: What is your favorite piece of advice to give to your students? Ms. Beason: “Make good choices and try your best in everything you do.” Q: What motivates you each day? Ms. Beason: “Making a difference in the lives of students by creating a positive school experience where they are known and treated with kindness.” Q: What is a memorable moment that stands out to you since being in this position? Ms. Beason: “I received a heartfelt thank you card from a group of teachers sharing how much they love working at Sonoraville Elementary School because of what I have done to make this a great school. I will keep this note to remind myself of the kindness and appreciation they showed to me. It makes every challenge I face on rough days worth it.” Q: Is there anything that you would like the GCS community to know about you? Ms. Beason: “I love Gordon County Schools and I am proud of the work everyone at Sonoraville Elementary does daily to put our students first.” #GoCoSchools #GETGCS
3 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Ms. Beason and 2 students
Amy Beason
Ms. Beason in the cafeteria
Ms. Beason and a student
LOOK, LISTEN, AND LEARN TOUR: Members of the Gordon County Schools Board of Education recently participated in the Look, Listen, and Learn Tour, visiting all GCS middle and high schools. While touring the facilities, board members had the opportunity to meet with students, staff, and administrators to learn about what is working in our schools and potential areas of improvement. Thank you to our Gordon County Schools Nutrition Team for providing us with a delicious lunch! #GoCoSchools #OneBIGFamily #GETGCS
3 days ago, Gordon County Schools
A group of adults stand in front of a bus
2 adults speak with a student
an adult speaks with a student
a group of adults speak together in a hallway
ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH: Did you know that by 9th grade, attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores? Help your child build and maintain daily routines, such as doing homework and getting a good night’s sleep. Talk to your child about the importance of showing up to school every day and on time – Good attendance is a life skill! To celebrate Attendance Awareness Month, we will have a friendly competition among our schools. The school with the highest attendance percentage during the month of September will be awarded ice cream for all students! The school with the highest attendance on September 30th will receive a trophy! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
5 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Non-Informative: Students stand together to pose for a picture in the car rider line
ONE BIG FAMILY: Each Friday, athletes from both Gordon County high schools spend their mornings greeting students at the local elementary and middle schools. These Sonoraville High School athletes recently spent time welcoming students in the car rider lines at Red Bud Elementary and Red Bud Middle! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
8 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Non-informative: a group of football players stand together for a photo
Non-informative: a group of athletes stand together for a photo
Non-informative: a group of football players stand together for a photo
Non-informative: a group of football players stand together for a photo
Gordon County Schools Technology Coordinator, Whitney Prather, has been hosting collaborative work sessions with teachers at Belwood Elementary to explore the student engagement opportunities offered when using #BrainPop and #BrainPopJr! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily #GCSTECH
8 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Non-Informative: A group of teachers work on computers
Non-Informative: Two teachers stand in front of a slide
Non-Informative: A group of teachers work on computers
Non-Informative: teachers stand together for a photo
PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT TIP OF THE WEEK: Help your child get to know your local public library and what you can find there, including books, audio books, magazines, and DVD's. Libraries also offer homework resources and a quiet place for students to work. Visit www.gcbe.org/pfe to learn more about GCS Parent & Family Engagement today. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
8 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Parent and Family Engagement Tips: Help your child get to know your local public library and what you can find there, including books, audio books, magazines, and DVD's.  Libraries also offer homework resources and a quiet place for students to work.
The Calhoun-Gordon Retired Educators Association visited the Gordon County College and Career Academy of Design and Advanced Manufacturing for their first meeting of the 2022-2023 year. It was a fantastic day of fellowship! Thank you so much for joining us today! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
10 days ago, Gordon County Schools
a group of adults meeting in a conference room - non descriptive
2 adults talking to one another
a group of adults meeting in a conference room - non descriptive
ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH: We all play a role in promoting good attendance! Help your child develop good attendance habits by: ·Setting a bedtime and morning routine ·Laying out clothes and packing backpacks the night before ·Know your school start time and/or bus schedule #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
11 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Non-Informative: A little boy holds on to a man before school
Non-informative: aA family hugs their students before school begins
SHS SPOTLIGHT: 4 Sonoraville High School students have been named as awardees of CollegeBoard’s National Recognition Programs for Achievement in School and on College Board Assessments. The Recognition Program helps students stand out during college admission and connect them with universities nationwide. From left to right: Carter Sampson, Paul Duhaime, Hoyt Darnell, and Jesus Trenti Learn more about all 15 Gordon County Schools National Recognition Programs awardees by visiting www.gcbe.org/collegeboardnationalrecognition #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
12 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Non-Informative, Photo (from left to right): Carter Sampson , Paul Duhaime, Hoyt Darnell, and Jesus Trenti
STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES: Did you know we have a virtual learning academy in Gordon County Schools? Gateway Virtual Learning Academy is designed for high school students who desire a non-traditional route to a high school diploma. The program contains both an in-person and online component with flexible scheduling option for students. Learn more about the Gateway Virtual Learning Academy by visiting www.gcbe.org/o/gvla/. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
13 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Non-Informative: Ms. Bowen works alongside a student
Non-Informative: Ms. Bowen works alongside a student
On this day of reflection, we pause to remember and honor the victims and first responders of the 9/11 attacks. #WeRemember #WhereWereYou #GoCoSchools
14 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Informative: 9/11 Remembrance Day - We Will Never Forget
REGION TOURNAMENT HOST: Red Bud Middle School has been selected to host the 2022 BGMSAA Region Softball Tournament this September. On September 17th, middle school softball teams from Bartow and Gordon County schools will compete at the Sonoraville Recreation Department for the Region Championship Title. The games are scheduled to begin at 9:00 A.M. with the championship game starting approximately at 1:00 P.M. For more information about the tournament or the Bartow Gordon Middle School Athletic Association, please visit https://www.bartowsportszone.com/bgmsaa #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
15 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Non-Informative: Photo of the Red Bud Middle School Softball Team
STATEWIDE LEADERSHIP AWARD: Gordon County Schools Special Education Director, Alecia Segursky, was announced as the winner of the prestigious 2022 Phil Pickens Leadership Award by the Georgia Department of Education’s Parent Mentor Partnership! The Phil Pickens Leadership Award is a statewide honor recognizing outstanding leadership in the collaborative work between home, school, and community to improve outcomes for students with disabilities, outstanding contributions to the Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership program, and consistent outstanding leadership accomplishments in special education. “I am honored to receive this award,” said Ms. Segursky. “It is a blessing to work in Gordon County Schools and have the opportunity serve our students with disabilities and their families.” Segursky won the award during a virtual conference held yesterday in front of the Special Education Services team, her family, Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Fraker, Assistant Superintendent Alice Mashburn, Director of Early Learning and Elementary Education Beth Herod, and Director of Federal Programs and Professional Learning Patricia Boswell. Please join us in congratulating Ms. Segursky in the comments below! To learn more about the award, visit www.gcbe.org/news #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
15 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Non-Informative: Alecia Segursky stands with her family
Non-Informative: Alecia Segursky stands with the Special Education Services Team
Non-Informative: Alecia Segursky stands with the central office staff
Non-Informative: Alecia Segursky is surprised
TOTY CELEBRATION: We have some amazing teachers in Gordon County Schools. Please help us to celebrate the 2022 Gordon Central High School Teacher of the Year, Cynthia Scoggins! Cynthia Scoggins has taught in the mathematics department and serves as a school leader in her professional learning community. She has been dedicated to her craft as an educator and to the students of Gordon Central since 1998. Since her own time as a high school student, Scoggins has been passionate about helping others. “When I was in high school, I enjoyed helping my friends learn the material. When they didn’t understand, I would explain it differently and help them learn. I loved seeing them understand and have that “light bulb” moment,” explained Ms. Scoggins. “I also had a few teachers mention to me that I would make a great teacher. This encouraged me as well. My youth director was a teacher and I looked up to her and saw how much she enjoyed her job which also made me think I would enjoy education for a career.” Ms. Scoggins has a love and passion to help students achieve and grow as leaners which is evident in her instruction, classroom environment, and among her students. When asked if she had any teachers that made a profound impact on her as a student, Scoggins recollected, “I had many teachers that made an impact on me. Mrs. Margene Tremble, my 5th grade teacher went above and beyond just teaching in the classroom. I remember we had art projects, an international food lab, a nighttime star gazing session, and created salt maps for our state project. Another teacher was Mrs. Tina Rush, one of my high school English teachers. She was so hard on us. I worked hard to learn and get an A in her class. It paid off, when I got to college, my English class was super easy because she had over-prepared me. I really appreciated that.” “Being voted as teacher of the year was an honor. My school made me feel very special with flowers and surprising me by decorating my door. My students and former students all congratulated me in the hallways when I saw them. It brought such excitement. I am not used to getting a lot of attention, so it had me out of my comfort zone. But the honor has encouraged me to do my best and be the best teacher I can be!” Scoggins was described by her peers as being “a selfless, dedicated teacher who works tirelessly to ensure all students in her classroom are learning at high levels, always willing to offer guidance and supper to her colleagues.” She was also described as “exemplifying all the qualities of an outstanding educator.” Please join us in congratulating Ms. Scoggins in the comments below for being awarded this prestigious honor! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
15 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Cynthia Scoggins
PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT TIP OF THE WEEK: Our Parent Resource Rooms are filled with a variety of books, flash cards, and educational games that are available for elementary and middle school families to check-out and use at home. If you are interested in checking-out resources, contact your school’s Parent & Family Engagement Specialist. Visit www.gcbe.org/pfe to learn more about GCS Parent & Family Engagement today. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
15 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Informative: PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT TIP OF THE WEEK: Our Parent Resource Rooms are filled with a variety of books, flash cards, and educational games that are available for elementary and middle school families to check-out and use at home.  If you are interested in checking-out resources, contact your school’s Parent & Family Engagement Specialist.     Visit www.gcbe.org/pfe to learn more about GCS Parent & Family Engagement today.
✨WORK-BASED LEARNING SPOTLIGHT✨ Tristan Beckman is a junior at Gordon Central High School who has completed the Construction Career Pathway and is currently participating in his first year of work-based learning working at Battlefield Building Supply. “Tristan is a hard worker and is learning more each day,” stated Battlefield Building Supply owner Ernie Smith. Battlefield Building Supply has employed many Gordon County WBL students and is a valued partner in preparing students to join the workforce. Interested in learning more about the Gordon County Schools work-based learning program? Visit www.gcbe.org/workbasedlearning #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #WorkBasedLearning #CTAE #OneBIGFamily
16 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Non-Informative: Picture of student Tristan Beckman