LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS HOST GEORGIA COLLEGE AND CAREER ACADEMY NETWORK REGIONAL MEETING Gordon County Schools, in partnership with the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce & Calhoun Schools, co-hosted the Georgia College and Career Academy Network (GCCAN) 2022 Northwest College and Career Academy Regional Meeting yesterday at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Nearly 100 local stakeholders, community partners, educators, and district and state leaders were in attendance to discuss local economic development, meeting workforce needs, innovations in industry and education, and highlighting the successes of college and career academies in the region. Gordon County Schools College and Career Academy of Design and Advanced Manufacturing Principal, Leah Newsom, discussed the recent re-branding of the GCS career academy and the expanding opportunities GCS is providing to our students to meet the needs of the growing local workforce. GCS students Hannah Jones and Tyler McGhee shared their experiences as students currently enrolled in the GCS career academy and provided insight as to how the program is helping to shape their career paths after they graduate. Gordon County Schools would like to thank technical college partner, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, and lunch sponsor, Georgia Power, for hosting the event. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
10 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Leah Newsom and Tyler McGhee
Dr. Fraker, Matt Barton and Dr. Taylor
A group shot of adults standing together
A candid group shot of 4 adults
VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY APPLICATIONS: Gateway Virtual Learning Academy is now accepting applications for the second semester of the 2022-2023. Gateway Virtual Learning Academy is a program designed for high school students who desire a non-traditional route to a high school diploma. The program has both an in-person and online component with flexible scheduling options. All applications are due by December 13, 2022. For more information, visit: https://www.gcbe.org/gatewayacademy To apply today, visit: https://www.gcbe.org/gatewayapplication #GoCoSchools #OneBIGFamily #GETGCS
12 days ago, Gordon County Schools
Non-informative: Gateway Academy Logo
We encourage all members of our #OneBIGFamily community to complete the Gordon County Moving Forward Together Survey from our friends at the NW GA Regional Commission. This survey offers the opportunity for people that live or work in Gordon County to provide guidance about improving various aspects of our community. Link to survey: http://s.alchemer.com/s3/Gordon-County-Moving-Forward-Together-Survey #GoCoSchools #GETGCS
about 1 month ago, Gordon County Schools
one big family logo inside of a cartoon house
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
3 months 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
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
3 months 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
ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH: Did you know? Missing 10% of school (more than 2 days a month) can make it harder to: · Gain early reading and math skills · Build relationships · Develop good attendance habits Help your child by ensuring he/she is at school every day and on time, sending notes when they must be absent due to illness, and supporting your child to develop good attendance habits! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
3 months ago, Gordon County Schools
Non-Informative: Three students stand smiling together for a photo
Our theme for the 2022-2023 school year is #OneBIGFamily. We asked Christina Cote, third grade teacher at W.L. Swain Elementary and the 2022-2023 Swain Teacher of the Year, what it means to be part of our One BIG Family: “I am thankful that I am a part of Gordon County One Big Family because we are very supportive of one another. We encourage and support one another as teachers and in our classrooms. When there are needs in our classroom, whether it be curriculum or students, we can count on our coworkers and administrators to help. We want the best for each and every student and teacher. That is something that is very valuable in this field. As an example, one year I had larger class sizes and needed to complete an assessment for every student. I asked for help in assisting in getting the assessments completed and administration asked other teachers to come help. The specials teachers and ELL teacher gave up time from their planning to come help me so I could the assessments. They had a great attitude too as I was very appreciative of their time and help. It was so great knowing that others would help when we needed it.” #GoCoSchools #GETGCS
3 months ago, Gordon County Schools
Informative: One Big Family Graphic featuring Christina Cote: Our theme for the 2022-2023 school year is #OneBIGFamily.  We asked Christina Cote, third grade teacher at W.L. Swain Elementary and the 2022-2023 Swain Teacher of the Year, what it means to be part of our One BIG Family:  “I am thankful that I am a part of Gordon County One Big Family because we are very supportive of one another.  We encourage and support one another as teachers and in our classrooms.  When there are needs in our classroom, whether it be curriculum or students, we can count on our coworkers and administrators to help.  We want the best for each and every student and teacher.  That is something that is very valuable in this field.    As an example, one year I had larger class sizes and needed to complete an assessment for every student.  I asked for help in assisting in getting the assessments completed and administration asked other teachers to come help.  The specials teachers and ELL teacher gave up time from their planning to come help me so I could the assessments. They had a great attitude too as I was very appreciative of their time and help. It was so great knowing that others would help when we needed it.”
September is Attendance Awareness Month! To celebrate school attendance, we will have a friendly competition among our schools. The school with the highest attendance percentage during the month of September will win an ice cream party. The school with highest attendance percentage on September 30th will receive an attendance trophy! Help your child by ensuring he/she is at school every day and on time, sending notes when they must be absent due to illness, and supporting your child to develop good attendance habits! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
3 months ago, Gordon County Schools
Lily Waters stands outside of the Welcome Back to Learning Sign
September is Attendance Awareness Month! To celebrate school attendance, we will have a friendly competition among our schools. The class with the highest attendance percentage during the month of September will win an ice cream party. The school with highest attendance percentage on September 30th will receive an attendance trophy! Help your child by ensuring he/she is at school every day and on time, sending notes when they must be absent due to illness, and supporting your child to develop good attendance habits! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS #OneBIGFamily
3 months ago, Gordon County Schools
Non-Informative - Lily Waters stands outside of Fairmount Elementary
Are you interested in a career with Gordon County Schools? Join us at the School Hiring Event hosted by Qualified Staffing on Thursday, July 14th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM to learn more about our available positions, benefits, and opportunities! #GoCoSchools #OneBIGFamily
5 months ago, Gordon County Schools
HIRING EVENT - JULY 14TH FROM 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM
CENTRAL REGISTRATION: Our Central Registration is NOW OPEN! Summer Enrollment has begun! If you need to register your student for elementary, middle or high school next year, visit us at our Central Registration! Location: Gordon Central High School Address: 335 Warrior Path Calhoun, GA 30701 Phone Number: 706-629-7391 Central Registration will be available Monday - Thursday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Prior to arriving at Summer Enrollment, please visit www.gcbe.org/enrollment to access, print, and fill out the registration packet in its entirety before entering at GCHS. Printed packets will be available if you are unable to print and fill out forms prior to registering. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS
6 months ago, Gordon County Schools
Central Registration begins TODAY
CENTRAL REGISTRATION: Our Central Registration is NOW OPEN! Summer Enrollment has begun! If you need to register your student for elementary, middle or high school next year, visit us at our Central Registration! Location: Gordon Central High School Address: 335 Warrior Path Calhoun, GA 30701 Phone Number: 706-629-7391 Central Registration will be available Monday - Thursday and Friday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Prior to arriving at Summer Enrollment, please visit www.gcbe.org/enrollment to access, print, and fill out the registration packet in its entirety before entering at GCHS. Printed packets will be available if you are unable to print and fill out forms prior to registering. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS
6 months ago, Gordon County Schools
CENTRAL REGISTRATION BEGINS TODAY
Gordon County College and Career Academy is excited to offer S.T.E.A.M. CAMP this summer to students in grades 5-8! To learn more about S.T.E.A.M camp, visit www.gcbe.org/steamcamp You can also visit www.gcbe.org/bulletinboard to view more camps offered by Gordon County Schools this summer! #GoCoSchools #GETGCS
7 months ago, Lori Steward
STEAM Camp 2022
Graphic Design students are learning and experimenting creating their own brushes in Adobe Illustrator. Students then take these brushes and use them to create an illustration of a linocut or block print. Students are working with the basic element of line and learning how it can be used to create texture, shape, contrast within an illustration.
10 months ago, Lori Steward
Graphic Design Students working with Adobe brushes
Students create designs
Graphic Design Students
Graphic Design students at the Gordon County College & Career Academy completed a mock-up Golf Tournament brochure. The assignment was completed using Adobe Illustrator. In this 2 week project students learned about page set-up, including bleed and safe margins for text. Students also learned and practiced creating clipping mask using shapes and images, text, alignment tools, opacity, and transform tools. Pictured is a print-ready pdf file students had to create prior to printing. After creating their mock-up they used a Ricoh 5100 to print and fold their finished assignment.
10 months ago, Lori Steward
Mock Up Golf Brochure Created by Students
The Gordon County School system will be closed on Monday, January 17 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS
11 months ago, Kendra Pannell
Gordon County Schools Logo - Gordon County Schools will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 17, 2022
Thank you to our local police departments, school resource officers, & school safety staff who help keep our schools safe! #GoCoSchools #LawEnforcementAppreciation#GETGCS
11 months ago, Kendra Pannell
GCS Logo. THANK  YOU - National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Welcome to a new semester and a new year! We are excited to see what 2022 has in store for our Gordon County Schools students, staff and community. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS
11 months ago, Kendra Pannell
image of two people smiling while sitting at a table.  "Welcome Back" and the Gordon County Schools Logo
Welcome to a new semester and a new year! We are excited to see what 2022 has in store for our Gordon County Schools students, staff and community. #GoCoSchools #GETGCS
11 months ago, Kendra Pannell
Welcome Back. - Gordon County Schools Logo
SAVE THE DATE: As we gear up for the second half of the school year, be sure to save all the upcoming important dates! (Click on the picture to view all upcoming dates!) #GoCoSchools #GETGCS
11 months ago, Kendra Pannell
Important Dates, 2022: Jan 4: Staff Professional Learning Day, Student Holiday. January 5- Students return from Christmas Break. January 17- MLK Jr. Holiday. Feb 21-25, Winter Break (Schools Closed). March 18- Digital Learning Day. April 4-8: Spring break. May 25 - Last Day of School. May 26/27- Staff PL Day. May 30- Memorial Day. Gordon County Schools Logo. Find more on our website