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
about 1 month ago, W.L. Swain Elementary
a group of five adults stand together
a group of 4 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 2 months 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
about 2 months ago, Gordon County Schools
Driver's Education Program - Information available at www.gcbe.org/driverseducation
Our theme for the 2022-2023 school year is #OneBIGFamily. We asked Nicole Head, Director of Gordon County School Nutrition, what it means to be part of our One BIG Family: “I am so thankful to be part of the Gordon County Schools Family. Since my first day of joining the GCS Family, my passion and vision for our School Nutrition Program has fully been supported and backed. I started in School Nutrition fresh out of college with no idea what I was searching for, but with encouragement from my husband, I jumped in! I knew it was my place, my home, where my heart was and it is with Gordon County School Nutrition. I am thankful for the incredible central office and leadership teams who do an amazing job each day, for my managers who have been willing to learn, grow and stretch beyond their bounds to continue to improve and the GCSN Team who work TIRELESSLY toward our vision and mission to serve our students, faculty, staff, and our community! To say I am thankful- I think it may be an understatement- I am blessed, grateful and encouraged to be a part of the GCS Family!” #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #GCSNutrition
about 2 months ago, Gordon County Schools
Nicole Head and her reason for being part of the one big family for Gordon County Schools
Gordon County Schools would like to officially welcome back our students to their first full week of classes! Let's make this a fantastic year! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
about 2 months ago, Gordon County Schools
Dr. Fraker helps a student play with her play-do
Thank YOU #GoCoSchools community for 2 fabulous days back in school. We have loved getting to meet our new students and reconnecting with our returning students! #OneBIGFamily #GETGCS
about 2 months ago, Gordon County Schools
Dr. Fraker walks with a student to class
Dr. Fraker opens snacks for students
a little girl smiles for a photo
Dr. Fraker and a little girl smile for a photo
OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT: We are looking forward to seeing everyone at open house this evening! PALs: Belwood Elementary PALs orientation/open house will be on August 2nd at 8:00 AM PRE-K: All Gordon County elementary schools will host Pre-K orientation/open house. Please follow this link to see the time slot(s) scheduled for your school: www.gcbe.org/orientation ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: School Orientation/Open House for all Gordon County elementary schools will be on August 2nd. Students should attend orientation/open house at the times listed below: -Last names A-M: August 2nd from 5:00 PM to 6:00 P.M. -Last names N-Z: August 2nd from 6:00 PM to 7:00 P.M. MIDDLE SCHOOLS: School Orientation/Open House for all Gordon County middle schools will be on August 2nd from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. HIGH SCHOOLS: Freshman drop-in/open house for all Gordon County high schools will be on August 2nd from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. More information about Back-to-School can be found at www.gcbe.org/backtoschool #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
about 2 months ago, Gordon County Schools
Dr. Fraker stands with a student. Image states “back to school open house, Tuesday, August 2”
One BIG Family: Today, we welcomed our teachers back home at our annual get together. We celebrated their accomplishments from last year and looked ahead with excitement to another great school year! #GoCoSchools #OneBIGFamily #GETGCS we will welcome our teachers back to campus. Tune in at 9:00am here on Facebook as we celebrate the wins from last year and look ahead with excitement to another great school year. #HereWeGrowHouston
about 2 months ago, Gordon County Schools
Katy Waters
Laura Wolfe
Dr. Fraker
Cheerleaders doing a stunt
STUDENT HANDBOOKS: The 2022-2023 Gordon County Schools Digital Student Handbooks are now available online! Take a peak at the new handbooks by visiting www.gcbe.org/studenthandbook today! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
about 2 months ago, Gordon County Schools
Gordon County Schools students handbook image
Menus for August are available now! Come try our new dishes like Hand-Rolled Burritos, Teriyaki Chicken Bowl, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bread, Mexican Street Corn, and lots more! Go to https://www.gcbe.org/page/menus to see all menus.
about 2 months ago, School Nutrition
Members of the Gordon County Young Farmers had the opportunity to be part of the State of the Industry Event and Economic Forecast hosted by the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce and presented by Dr. Roger Tutterow! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
about 2 months ago, Gordon County Schools
A group of students and teachers stand together
Students talk to Dr. Tutterow
With the new school year quickly approaching, the Gordon County Schools leadership team spent time with Gordon County Fire & Rescue, Gordon County Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency to discuss emergency preparedness and participate in School Safety Training. We are so grateful for our continued partnerships with our local fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and emergency preparedness agencies! Thank you for joining us and providing this training to our team. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
2 months ago, Gordon County Schools
A group of of adults stand together for a group photo.
An adult addresses a table of educators
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY: Gordon County Schools hosted New Teacher Orientation last week. We are so excited to welcome these new faces to our school system! Thank you to our community partners for helping us to welcome our new teachers to our family: -Welcome Bags provided by Georgia United Credit Union -Snacks and drinks provided by Alexander and Co. and PAGE -Lunch provided by North Georgia National Bank We are ready for a great year! #GoCoSchools #OneBIGFamily #GETGCS
2 months ago, Kendra Pannell
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BOBBY HALL
CHARLIE WALRAVEN
DR. FRAKER
Be sure to tune into the first episode of the “Impacting Gordon and Beyond” podcast, produced by Mark Waters and hosted by Drew Startup, this Monday on Spotify! The first episode will feature Gordon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Fraker, Calhoun Schools Superintendent Dr. Michelle Taylor, Sonoraville High School Assistant Principal Jesse Martin and Calhoun High School Assistant Principal Misty Lewis. #OneBIGFamily #GoCoSchools #GETGCS
2 months ago, Gordon County Schools
Dr. Fraker and Drew Startup
Mark Waters, Drew Startup, Dr. Fraker, Dr. Taylor, Misty Lewis and Jesse Martin
Misty Lewis and Jesse Martin
Misty Lewis and Jesse Martin
SUMMER FEEDING: the Gordon County School Nutrition summer feeding staff served more than 143,000 meals to our Gordon County Schools community during June & July! Please join us in showing appreciation to this hard working team by leaving a comment below! #MoreThanJustAMeal #GoCoSchools #GCSNServes #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
2 months ago, Gordon County Schools
Over 143,000 meals served by Gordon County School Nutrition during summer feeding