RAMPY TO TAKE OVER AS SONORAVILLE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL FOR 2023-2024 CALHOUN, GA- During a called meeting on January 19, the Gordon County Board of Education named Kelly Rampy as the new principal of Sonoraville Elementary School. Dr. Kimberly Fraker, GCS Superintendent, was pleased on Thursday to announce Rampy’s promotion to principal, “Mrs. Rampy has proven to be a strong instructional leader, and I anticipate continued student success under her leadership and expectations of excellence.“ Rampy will replace current SES Principal Amy Beason who will serve as the assistant director of special education beginning in the 2023-2024 school year. "I am excited about the opportunity to serve as principal of Sonoraville Elementary School. I look forward to continuing to work together with the staff, parents, and community to encourage our students to become life-long learners and maximize their potential," remarked Rampy following the announcement. Rampy, who currently serves as the assistant principal of SES, is a long-time resident of Gordon County and has spent her career with Gordon County Schools. Prior to being named assistant principal in 2019, Rampy served as Belwood Elementary’s math instructional coach from 2015-2019, where she began her career as a teacher seven years prior. Rampy holds a Tier 1 Leadership Certification and received her specialist degree in teacher leadership from Piedmont College 2012. Additionally, she has earned both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Early Childhood Education. ### About Gordon County Schools Gordon County Schools system serves approximately 6,500 students in schools across the county including six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. The mission of the Gordon County School system is to build a collaborative culture that engages all students and staff in learning experiences leading to growth, empowerment, and transformation. Contact at Gordon County Schools Kendra Pannell Communications Coordinator Email: kpannell@gcbe.org Phone: (706) 629-7366 ext. 8151 Website: www.gcbe.org
over 1 year ago, Gordon Central High School
HEADSHOT OF KELLY RAMPY
FAIRMOUNT ELEMENTARY STUDENT WINS 2023 SYSTEM SPELLING BEE CALHOUN, GA – Fairmount Elementary student, Bawi Bik, claimed the title as the 2023 Gordon County Schools (GCS) System Spelling Bee Champion on Thursday, January 18, at the Gordon Central High School Blue Box Theater. The winning word Bik spelled to seal his victory was "angora” which means “a yarn of a long-haired, usually white, rabbit used for knitting.” The annual spelling bee consisted of individual winners from each Gordon County Schools elementary and middle school, competing to determine the system representative at the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) Region 1 Spelling Bee on February 25th. Ashworth Middle School student, Emily Demain, captured second place, and Avery Wiley of Tolbert Elementary School placed third. Bik now advances as the GCS representative at the Region 1 competition, with Demain serving as the GCS alternate. The system spelling bee is sponsored this year by Chick-Fil-A, Creative Discovery Museum, Gordon County Chamber of Commerce and Taco Bell. School level winners were: Parker Jacobs, Belwood Elementary Bawi Bik, Fairmount Elementary Danella Barriento Rivera, Red Bud Elementary Brilynn Wells, Sonoraville Elementary Ian Glass, W.L. Swain Elementary Avery Wiley, Tolbert Elementary Emily Demain, Ashworth Middle Ni Cuai, Red Bud Middle Pictured (L-R): Beth Herod- Director of Early Learning and Elementary Education; Rebecca Champion- Principal of Fairmount Elementary; Bawi Bik; and Dr. Kimberly Fraker, GCS Superintendent  ### About Gordon County Schools  Gordon County Schools system serves approximately 6,500 students in schools across the county including six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. The mission of the Gordon County School system is to build a collaborative culture that engages all students and staff in learning experiences leading to growth, empowerment, and transformation.  Contact at Gordon County Schools Kendra Pannell Communications Coordinator Email: kpannell@gcbe.org  Phone: (706) 629-7366 ext. 8151 Website: www.gcbe.org
over 1 year ago, Gordon Central High School
Group of educators with spelling bee winner hold trophy
UPDATE FROM GORDON EMA- REPAIRS COMPLETE ON CARTER'S DAM: According to earlier reports, Carter’s Dam was operating in emergency mode due to a gate that was stuck in the open position. Emergency Management has just received information from the Army Corps of Engineers that the problem has been fixed and the gate is now shut. Due to the flow of water that has already been released continuing downstream we could possibly still see some flooding issues but any of those should be minor in nature.
over 1 year ago, Gordon Central High School
Gordon County Schools has been made aware of an issue with one of the gates at Carter's Dam that has the potential to cause some flooding in the low-lying areas of our county. While the Army Corps of Engineers is working to resolve the issue, we are monitoring the situation to determine how this might impact afternoon routes. Should this cause the need for changes in transportation for any of our students, we will make contact with families as necessary. As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to keep all students safe.
over 1 year ago, Gordon Central High School
Screenshot of Gordon County Government Post
In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Gordon County Schools will be closed on Monday, January 16. Classes will resume Tuesday, January 17. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Gordon County Schools logo - GCS will be closed in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on January 16th 2023
Gordon County Schools is currently seeking public comment and parental input for the adoption of high school textbooks for Spanish. Links to an overview of each of the textbooks the World Languages departments have chosen for this adoption and more information about the instructional materials review and adoption process is available on our website at www.gcbe.org/textbookadoption. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
We Want to Hear From You -  Student pointing to the words
PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT TIP OF THE WEEK: Take extra time to encourage your child’s interests. You may not be particularly invested in your child’s video games or soccer practice, but try to listen and take interest in the activities they value. This can lead to healthy connections. Visit www.gcbe.org/pfe to learn more about GCS Parent & Family Engagement today. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Take extra time to encourage your child’s interests.    You may not be particularly invested in your child’s video games or soccer practice, but try to listen and take interest in the activities they value.  This can lead to healthy connections.
🚨🚨DELAYED DISMISSAL ANNOUNCEMENT🚨🚨 Due to inclement weather, Gordon County Schools will be delaying student release today, January 12th, by approximately 30 minutes. The Afterschool Program (ASP) at our elementary schools will operate as normal. Please continue to monitor the Gordon County Schools website, all social media handles, and notifications received from the mass notification system for the most up to date information.
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Delayed Dismissal Announcement
Due to inclement weather, Gordon County Schools will be delaying student release today, January 12th, by approximately 30 minutes. The Afterschool Program (ASP) at our elementary schools will operate as normal. Please continue to monitor the Gordon County Schools website, all social media handles, and notifications received from the mass notification system for the most up to date information.
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Delayed Dismissal Announcement
Gordon County Schools officials, in collaboration with local safety officials, are closely monitoring weather conditions expected for this afternoon, January 12th, and will continue to do so throughout the day. Due to safety concerns from the severe threat of inclement weather, we stand ready to delay today’s dismissal to allow students to remain in a safe location rather than on the road in a car or school bus. Should an official change of schedule (delay, closing, etc.) be warranted, we will notify staff and families via our website, all social media handles, mass notification system and share information with local media outlets. As the forecast is calling for extremely heavy rain and windy conditions, we would like to emphasize the need for everyone to remain weather aware and cautious during today’s storms.
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
INCLEMENT WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENT
Are you interested in a career with Gordon County Schools? Join us at the School Hiring Event hosted by Qualified Staffing, January 13th, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, to learn more about our available positions, benefits, and opportunities! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Are you interested in a career with Gordon County Schools?  Join us at the School Hiring Event hosted by Qualified Staffing on Monday, March 7 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM to learn more about our available positions, benefits, and opportunities!
Gordon County Schools is currently seeking public comment and parental input for the adoption of high school textbooks for Spanish. Links to an overview of each of the textbooks the World Languages departments have chosen for this adoption and more information about the instructional materials review and adoption process is available on our website at www.gcbe.org/textbookadoption. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
We Want To Hear From You - with a student pointing at the words
HONORING FREDA HUNT GLASS: The Gordon County Schools community has suffered an irreplaceable loss. It is with great sadness that we deeply mourn the passing of Freda Hunt Glass. Having created a lasting legacy as a student, athlete, educator, coach, and community leader, she made an incredible impact on all those who she came into contact with. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and all those she impacted. The Red Bud Elementary gymnasium, which was recently named the Freda Hunt Gymnasium in January of 2021 in honor of her lasting legacy, will help to host her family and friends. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 8, 2023 from 2 PM until 4 PM at the Freda Hunt Gymnasium at Red Bud Elementary. Funeral Services will be conducted on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 4 PM at the Freda Hunt Gymnasium at RBES. Pictures below are from the gymnasium dedication ceremony in January of 2021.
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
group photo
PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: Gordon County Schools will accept enrollment applications for the 2023-24 Pre-K & Kindergarten classes beginning February 1st More information can be found online at www.gcbe.org/enrollment and www.gcbe.org/prek #GoCoSchools #OneBIGFamily #GETGCS
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
2023-2024 ENROLLMENT BEGINS FEBRUARY 1  2023
PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT TIP OF THE WEEK: Make your family refrigerator a talking point by having a different family member make a collage of positive quotes each week. The quotes can come from family and friends, or they can research quotes from famous people. You can display the quote on your fridge by using sticky notes or get creative with your own cutout shapes. Visit www.gcbe.org/pfe to learn more about GCS Parent & Family Engagement today. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Make your family refrigerator a talking point by having a different family member make a collage of positive quotes each week.  The quotes can come from family and friends, or they can research quotes from famous people.  You can display the quote on your fridge y using sticky notes or get creative with your own cutout shapes.
WELCOME BACK: Welcome to a new semester and a new year! We are excited to see what 2023 has in store for our Gordon County Schools students, staff and community. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Dr. Fraker and a Student say "Welcome Back" witht he Gordon County Schools Logo
Gordon County Schools will be operating on a normal schedule today and will not be closed or delayed. Please exercise caution while traveling this morning. We look forward to seeing all of our students back in our classrooms today!
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Good Evening,  In the interest of safety for our students, staff and community during the impending inclement weather, Gordon County Schools will be cancelling all home games, practices, and extracurricular activities. For additional updates, follow Gordon County Schools social media pages and website. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Gordon County Schools - Community Update and GCS Logo
TOMORROW: Gordon County Schools teachers and staff are excited to welcome our students back tomorrow, Wednesday, January 4th! View the academic calendar for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year at https://www.gcbe.org/22-23academiccalendar #OneBIGFamily #GoCoSchools #GETGCS
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
SCHOOL IS BACK TOMORROW
SYSTEM LEADERSHIP MEETING: Last week, the Gordon County Schools system leadership team members joined together for our monthly leadership meeting. Leaders from across Gordon County Schools joined together to enjoy fellowship, discuss end of semester celebrations at each school, and welcomed some very special guests! Thank you to Joni Harbin, Director of Communications for the Gordon Chamber, and Santa Claus for joining us!! #OneBIGFamily #GoCoSchools #GETGCS
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
A group of adults stand with santa
A woman smiles
A group of people smile at a speaker
A woman addresses a crowd