GORDON COUNTY GROWN: Did you know we have a 3-year-old preschool program in Gordon County Schools? Check out some of the activities happening in our Preschool Play and Learn (PALs) classroom at Belwood Elementary! Learn more about the PALs program by visiting www.gcbe.org/palsprogram #GoCoSchools #OneBIGFamily #GETGCS
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
A group of students play at a table with Monica Holt
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2 students completing an art project
✨WORK-BASED LEARNING SPOTLIGHT✨ Ryder Smith is a Senior Work-Based Learning student from Sonoraville High School, working at the Tom B. David airport. After graduation, Ryder plans to attend a technical college and study construction management. He aspires to own his own business and focus on general contracting. Interested in learning more about the Gordon County Schools work-based learning program? Visit www.gcbe.org/workbasedlearning #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #WorkBasedLearning #CTAE #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Non-informative: A boy stands filing up a plane with gasoline
WELCOME ANONYMOUS ALERTS: Students, parents, staff and community members are now able to download and utilize the new GCS Anonymous Alerts app! The Anonymous Alerts safety system empowers students, parents, and community members to anonymously report issues related to bullying, threats, harassment, drugs, and mental health concerns using the safety system. Use of this system allows for 1-way or 2-way anonymous encrypted communications between those who submit a report and district administration and/or school administration. Download the Anonymous Alerts app today and use activation code: gocoschools #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
New Anonymous Alerts Reporting System - download today: Students, parents, staff and community members are now able to download and utilize the new GCS Anonymous Alerts app!
CYBERSECURITY TRAINING: Gordon County Schools recently hosted Cybersecurity Training in collaboration with Northwest Ga RESA and Georgia Department of Education Technology Services at the Gordon County College and Career Academy of Design and Advanced Manufacturing. #OneBIGFamily #GETGCS #GoCoSchools
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
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Our theme for the 2022-2023 school year is #OneBIGFamily. We asked Mari Casole, School Social Worker & Homeless Liaison, what it means to be part of our One BIG Family: “As one of the school social workers, I work with families and students with a wide range of needs. I'm very grateful to our faculty, staff, and community partners who are always willing to help meet our students' needs. They go above and beyond, and without a doubt, are making a positive difference in the students' lives. I feel very blessed to be part of a community that cares about one another as if we all were one big family! ” #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #GCSNutrition
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
One Big Family: Featuring Mari Casole with a quote that states "As one of the school social workers, I work with families and students with a wide range of needs. I'm very grateful to our faculty, staff, and community partners who are always willing to help meet our students' needs. They go above and beyond, and without a doubt, are making a positive difference in the students' lives. I feel very blessed to be part of a community that cares about one another as if we all were one big family!"
TOTY CELEBRATION: We have some amazing teachers at Gordon County Schools. Please help us to celebrate the 2022 Belwood Elementary Teacher of the Year, Meghan Vess! Vess has been at Belwood Elementary as an educator for the last nine years and has served the BES community in multiple grades including pre-k and first grade in addition to her current role. As long ago as she can remember, Meghan wanted to chase her passion and become an educator. “Becoming a teacher is all that I have ever wanted to do. When I was younger, you could always count on me to be playing school. I would always come home and repeat everything I saw or heard my teachers say during the day,” said Meghan. “I knew I wanted to make a positive impact on those around me. I absolutely loved school myself and knew I wanted to pass my passion for learning on to others.” Vess hopes to instill a love of learning for each student she has the opportunity to teach. “ I was fortunate enough to have had many amazing educators growing up who inspired me to become a teacher. The ones who made the biggest impact on my life are Ms. Dawn Pruett and Ms. Jenny Chadwick. These two ladies invested in me both in the classroom and outside of the classroom. They pushed me to become the best version of myself. To this day, they still reach out to me and support me. I am not sure how I would have made it through high school without these two ladies. I am forever thankful for their continued love and support.” “I am so honored to represent Belwood Elementary School as the Teacher of the Year. Belwood holds a special place in my heart, and I am so thankful to work alongside some of the most amazing students, staff, and administration,” said Ms. Vess. Colleagues describe Vess as being poised, articulate, and loving her students. She is known to always go above and beyond to build relationships and ensure her students are successful while learning in a fun environment. Congratulations Ms. Vess! #GoCoSchools #OneBIGFamily #GETGCS
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Belwood Elementary Teacher of the Year: Meghan Vess
Our September menus are full of tasty, healthy meals and some special food celebration days: National Pancake Day on Sept 26, World School Milk Day on Sept 28, and Georgia Crunch 4 Lunch Day on Sept 30. View and print all the menus from our webpage: https://thrillshare.com/s/documents-gcs-gordoncountyschoolsga/browse/260285
over 1 year ago, School Nutrition
Sept breakfast menu for elementary schools
PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT TIP OF THE WEEK: Try these conversation starters that can help you and your child have meaningful conversations. These are great to use during dinner, short rides in the car, or even while you are waiting for an appointment. -Tell me about the best part of your day. -What was the hardest thing you had to do today? And why was it hard? -Tell me about what you are reading in class. Visit www.gcbe.org/pfe to learn more about GCS Parent & Family Engagement today. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
INFORMATIVE POST: Parent and Family Engagement Tips: Try these conversation starters that can help you and your child have meaningful conversations. These are great to use during dinner, short rides in the car, or even while you are waiting for an appointment.   Tell me about the best part of your day.  What was the hardest thing you had to do today? And why was it hard?  Tell me about what you are reading in class.
Our theme for the 2022-2023 school year is #OneBIGFamily. We asked Katy Waters, First Grade Teacher at Fairmount Elementary and the 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year, what it means to be part of our One BIG Family: “Gordon County Schools is such a special place to work. It doesn't matter which campus you walk onto; you are always greeted with a kind smile and a helping hand. Being a teacher is such a rewarding career, but it has its days of hardship and frustrations. I am thankful for my Gordon County Family, who I can lean on for support and guidance. Our schools build each other up and are always willing to share strategies and ideas to help all the students within our county succeed. I am grateful for my colleagues who make each workday so much fun and offer an endless supply of knowledge, strategies, and resources. My students, they bring such joy to my world and remind me to always be humble. Some days, I believe they are teaching me. It is a blessing to be a part of a school system that provides the best possible learning and working environment for our students and staff and want to see everyone be successful. Thank you, Gordon County Schools, for helping me become a better educator every day.” #GoCoSchools #GETGCS
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Gordon County Schools One Big Family Graphic featuring Katy Waters: "Gordon County Schools is such a special place to work. It doesn't matter which campus you walk onto; you are always greeted with a kind smile and a helping hand.  Being a teacher is such a rewarding career, but it has its days of hardship and frustrations. I am thankful for my Gordon County Family, who I can lean on for support and guidance. Our schools build each other up and are always willing to share strategies and ideas to help all the students within our county succeed. I am grateful for my colleagues who make each workday so much fun and offer an endless supply of knowledge, strategies, and resources. My students, they bring such joy to my world and remind me to always be humble. Some days, I believe they are teaching me. It is a blessing to be a part of a school system that provides the best possible learning and working environment for our students and staff and want to see everyone be successful. Thank you, Gordon County Schools, for helping me become a better educator every day. "
The Gordon County Schools Board of Education plans to lower the Tax Millage Rate for 2022 from 18.50 to 18.25. This rate reduction will offset some of the increase in property fair market values in recent higher appraisals. Georgia law requires the advertisement of NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE if the proposed millage rate is higher than the calculated "rollback rate." The Gordon County Schools Board of Education will hold three public hearings in August and September to discuss the Tax Millage Rate. The dates, times and locations of said hearings as well as additional information about the tax millage rate can be found at www.gcbe.org/millagerate #GoCoSchools #GETGCS
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
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PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT TIP OF THE WEEK: Infinite Campus is a great tool that allows parents real-time access to their student’s grades, missing assignments, attendance, and schedules. If you are not familiar with this tool or have questions about how to access your child’s information, check with your school about upcoming training sessions with your school’s Parent & Family Engagement Specialist. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Parent and Family Engagement Tips: PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT TIP OF THE WEEK: Infinite Campus is a great tool that allows parents real-time access to their student’s grades, missing assignments, attendance, and schedules.  If you are not familiar with this tool or have questions about how to access your child’s information, check with your school about upcoming training sessions with your school’s Parent & Family Engagement Specialist.  #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
✨WORK-BASED LEARNING SPOTLIGHT✨ Kannon England is a Senior Work-Based Learning student completing an internship at The Oaks at Fairmount Assisted Living Facility. Kannon has completed the CTAE Healthcare Pathway, and this is his second year in WBL at The Oaks. The Healthcare Pathway and WBL placement have allowed him to obtain valuable skills and knowledge in the medical field. He is being recruited by multiple colleges and universities to play baseball at the next level, and after that, plans to become a physician. Interested in learning more about the Gordon County Schools work-based learning program? Visit www.gcbe.org/workbasedlearning #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #WorkBasedLearning #CTAE #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
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2 adults in an assisted living facility
2 adults in an assisted living facility
Thank you Northwest Metro Association of Realtors for allowing our Superintendent, Dr. Kimberly Fraker, to join you to share information about our tremendous school system. Dr. Fraker was joined by Calhoun City Schools Superintendent Dr. Michelle Taylor, Cartersville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Marc Feuerbach, and Bartow County Schools Deputy Superintendent Dr. David Chiprany. Among those in attendance at the luncheon were several local realtors and supporters of our local school systems; Justin Childress, Flipper McDaniel and Diane Kirby. We are thankful for your continued support! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, W.L. Swain Elementary
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a group of five adults stand together
Our theme for the 2022-2023 school year is #OneBIGFamily. We asked Sawyer Patterson, a student at Fairmount Elementary, why he likes to be part of our GCS Family: “Fairmount is the best school, they have the best teachers, I love everything I get to learn, I have good friends, and I get to make new ones every year." #GoCoSchools #GETGCS
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Sawyer Patterson's ONE Big Family Post
Have you downloaded the new app for Gordon County Schools? It's everything Gordon County Schools, in your pocket. Download for Android: https://bit.ly/3lZI9tQ Download for iPhone: https://apple.co/3GilNfr #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Download the Gordon County Schools APP today!
PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT WEEKLY TIP: Our School-Parent Compact for Achievement is an agreement that explains how parents, students, and teachers will work together to make sure that all students are successful. The compacts are designed by grade-level and are available on our website. A paper copy will also be sent home with your child. Reviewing the compact together and posting the compact to your refrigerator door is a great way to connect with your child and keep the goals on your family’s mind. These are also valuable tools to use during Parent-Teacher Conferences. It is important that you sign the compact with your child and return to the school. Feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions. Visit www.gcbe.org/pfe to learn more about GCS Parent & Family Engagement today. #GoCoSchools #OneBIGFamily #GETGCS
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Parent and Family Engagement Tips
TOTY CELEBRATION: We have some amazing teachers at Gordon County Schools. Please help us celebrate the 2022 Sonoraville High School Teacher of the Year, Amal Yacoub! Over the course of the last 24 years, Sonoraville High School Teacher of the Year, Amal Yacoub, has followed her goal of positively influencing the students she teaches and returning the kindness once shown to her by her teachers. “I had a rather tumultuous childhood, and I had some teachers and counselors who most certainly left a strong impression on me,” said Ms. Yacoub. “I had a few teachers in middle grades, high school, and even college professors who influenced my desire to become an educator. One teacher who stands out for me at Calhoun would be Dr. Ken Proctor. He was my AP English teacher.” “Mrs. Yacoub exemplifies what it means to Set a Higher Standard for her classroom. She goes above and beyond for her students and peers, always ready to help in any capacity,” a colleague shared. “Mrs. Yacoub is a dedicated teacher who strives to get the best from her students, often by using the positive relationships she works to establish.” “I feel incredibly fortunate and humbled to have been selected as a finalist for Gordon County Teacher of the Year. It is such an honor to serve as Teacher of the Year for Sonoraville High,” said Ms. Yacoub. Today, Ms. Yacoub is a foreign languages teacher at Sonoraville High School and has served as an educator for 24 years, with 6 years being at SHS. Yacoub grew up speaking Arabic as a child, double-majored in French and Spanish in college, and dabbles in the Italian and Japanese languages as well. It is a personal goal of Ms. Yacoub to make learning a foreign language a pleasant and rewarding experience for all her students. #GoCoSchools #OneBIGFamily #GETGCS
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Sonoraville High School Teacher of the Year: Amal Yacoub.
ROBOTICS: Tolbert Elementary School STEAM Teacher, Joey Marycz, has lots of fun planned for his students this year using these Sphero robots! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Joey Marycz stands with Sphero robotics
Staff at Sonoraville Elementary recently completed the Gordon County Schools #GCSTech back-to-school tech session! This fantastic group earned two thumbs up from Instructional Technology Coordinator Whitney Prather. #GoCoSchools #OneBIGFamily #GETGCS
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
A group of adults sit together to give a thumbs up to the camera
Don't miss out on the upcoming Gordon County Schools Transportation: Driver's Education program in September! Students in the program will gain knowledge and experience behind-the-wheel and in the classroom to prepare them for life as a responsible driver. Visit www.gcbe.org/driverseducation for more info and to sign up for an upcoming class! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
over 1 year ago, Gordon County Schools
Driver's Education Program - Information available at www.gcbe.org/driverseducation