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Speak Up 2017

October 20, 2017 wgoodwin
Speak Up, a national research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow, provides an easy way for students, parents, educators, and community members to share their views on technology and learning with the Gadsden City School district. Your input informs our decisions about technology, as well as contribute to the national dialogue about educational technology. Since 2003,
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NTHS Induction Ceremony GCHS

October 13, 2017 dasbury
The Inaugural Induction Ceremony for the National Technical Honor Society will be October 24, 2017. Congratulations to these well-deserving students, their parents and faculty sponsors. The public is invited. NTHS Invitation  
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Dyslexia Awareness Training

October 12, 2017 dasbury
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 3:30 – 4:30, Parent Teacher Resource Center, 201 College Street. Information Flyer
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National Award for Litchfield

September 14, 2017 dasbury
Congratulations to Litchfield Middle School. 2017 Active Schools Award Winner     1 of 10 Winners in the state of Alabama. Active Schools Award Announcement  
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Congratulations to Jon Featheringill

August 24, 2017 dasbury
Jon is one of only three students from the state of Alabama to be named to a National Association for Music Education (NAME) All-National Honor Ensemble for 2017. He will be playing with the Symphony Orchestra and representing Alabama and the Gadsden City Schools in Orlando, Florida this fall. Congratulations to Jon Fetheringill, Sophomore, Gadsden
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Football Pep Rally Schedules

August 25, 2017 dasbury
Football Pep Rally Schedules
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Titan Ready

August 18, 2017 dasbury
See how local students are taking advantage of cutting edge programming to make sure they are ready for college and career. These Titans Will Be Ready    
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Fall Sports Schedules

August 1, 2017 dasbury
Fall Sports Schedules
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Solar Eclipse Information

August 16, 2017 dasbury
Eclipse 2017 Parent Information The 2017 Eclipse Across America will happen on Monday, August 21st and the Gadsden City School  teachers and students will have the opportunity to experience an extremely rare and awe inspiring event – a total solar eclipse. We will be using this “teachable moment” to increase the science literacy of our
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In-Service Schedule

July 19, 2017 dasbury
Check here often for updates/changes. In-service Schedule – Updated August 2, 2017
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Orientation Dates and Times - All Schools

July 19, 2017 dasbury
Orientation Dates and Times – All Schools  
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GCHS Orientation Schedule

July 18, 2017 dasbury
GCHS Student Orientation Schedule Student Laptop Usage Agreement (Parent signature REQUIRED)   “Titan-Up Days” Student Orientations Senior                     Tuesday, July 25          9:00 am Juniors                   Tuesday, July 25          1:00 pm Sophomores         Wednesday, July 26    9:00 am Freshmen              Wednesday, July 26    1:00 pm    Freshmen will meet in the GCHS Auditorium      
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Called Board Meeting - Tuesday, July 18, 5:00 PM, GCHS Library

July 17, 2017 dasbury
Called Board Meeting – Tuesday, July 18, 5:00 PM, GCHS Library
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GCHS 2017 Scholarships

June 5, 2017 dasbury
Scholarship Offers for 2017 at Gadsden City High School.  Totaling over $9 million dollars. Listing
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Retirees Recognized

May 18, 2017 dasbury
Pictured Left to Right – Sharon Reynolds, Myra Reagan, Jerolyn Cothran, Cornelia Roebuck, Priscilla Yother, Pamela Thaxton, Willie May Lyles, Beth Webster, Doris Watkins, Michael Steele, Rissa Stephens, Elaine Stephens, and Sharon Lancaster. Retirees were recognized at a reception at the Gadsden City Board of Education Wednesday afternoon. Thanks to all these wonderful folks for
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Water Works Chromebooks

May 3, 2017 dasbury
Students at Adams and Floyd receive Chromebooks for their schools at the Gadsden City Board of Education Meeting. Thanks to Gadsden Water Works and the residents of Gadsden for their contributions.
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Dr. Miller * Marbury Award Winner

May 1, 2017 dasbury
Chiquita Marbury Technology Innovation Award (Superintendent)   The focus of the Chiquita Marbury Technology Innovation Award is to spotlight K-12 educators, administrators, and support personnel. The award, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Education, honors Chiquita Marbury’s invaluable years of service as a technology innovator in Alabama by recognizing educators who are exemplary models of
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Teacher Appreciation Week

May 1, 2017 dasbury
This week (May 1 – 5) is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please show your appreciation to our wonderful teachers this week.
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New Education and Training Academy

March 2, 2017 dasbury
Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, a new Education and Training Academy will be available at Gadsden City High School for students interested in a career in Education. Instructor: Terri Jenkins   (tchumley@gcs.k12.al.us) Education and Training Flyer
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ACTE Technology State Winners

May 1, 2017 dasbury
Alabama Council for Technology Education (ACTE) Competition – 1st Place in Video Production Way to go Ally Brett Morgan, Kaitlin Calloway  (Mitchell Elementary) T. J. Brown – 1st Place, General Applications, Level 5  (Gadsden City High School) Rian White, 2nd Place, Web Design, Level 4   (Gadsden City High School)  
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Tech Blitz 2017

April 28, 2017 dasbury
Great job by ALL of our Gadsden City School student ‘techies.’ Thanks to our Judges, Partners and Sponsors … ITS, Howard, Classworks, InCare, Councilman Bob Echols, and ATN/Bevill Center. Promotional Flyer Below is the list of competition winners and a picture gallery from the event. Gadsden City Schools              
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Pre-Engineering Cohort Bevill Center

April 27, 2017 dasbury
Students in the first cohort of Gadsden City High School’s Pre-Engineering Academy visit the Bevill Center and get their “hands on” some of the training robots.  #gcsctech
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Cosmetology Skills USA Winners

April 24, 2017 dasbury
Cosmetology students Etienna Cameron, Charity Clayton, C’Andra Evans, Savannah Lumpkin, and Tori Kimble-Dixon placed 3rd in the Cosmetology Quiz Bowl at Skills USA competition in Birmingham, AL. 
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Congratulations Micah Boring

April 24, 2017 dasbury
Congratulations to Micah Boring. Alabama Skills USA State Competition – 3rd Place – Industrial Motor Control.
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GCHS Theatre presents "Legally Blonde"

April 12, 2017 dasbury
GCHS Theatre Website
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Mitchell District Tech Winners

April 11, 2017 dasbury
Great work placing 3rd with your makeymakey floor piano at ACTE Regional Tech competition Anya and Bailey! Congratulations to Chloe for placing 1st with her @tiki_toki project at AETC Regional Tech comp Congratulations to Carter and Anna Klaire for placing 2nd at AETC Regional Tech comp with their Vex robot.   ACTE Northeast Region Fair
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District GCHS Technology Winners

April 10, 2017 dasbury
  Friday, April 7, 2017 Gadsden City High School had 10 students competing at the ACTE Northeast Regional Technology Competition.  We finished the day with two first place winners!   TJ Brown won 1st place in general applications for 11-12 graders  -and- Rian White placed 1st in web design for 9-10 graders. These two guys get to continue
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Coach Sessions Meet-and-Greet

April 7, 2017 dasbury
Members of the Gadsden City High School Community welcomed Coach Bart Sessions as their new Varsity Football Coach at a Meet-and-Greet Session.  
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Haley Troup - ASWA 7A Player of the Year

April 6, 2017 dasbury
While Gadsden City has had several athletes to be a finalist for the Player of the Year award, this is the first time in school history that the Titans get the win.  CONGRATULATIONS HALEY!!! Gadsden Athletics Article
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Teachers of the Year

April 6, 2017 dasbury
Pictured from Left to Right: Orsola Turner, Jill DeGaetano, Kathy Roberts, Amanda Rogers, Dawn Rains, Buffy Vaughn, Joy Downey, Cheryl Fincher, Valerie Hipp, April Adcock, Celestia Dawson.  (Not pictured, Anna Tow) Gadsden City Schools Teachers of the Year were recognized at the April Board of Education Meeting.  Congratulations to these outstanding educators.
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Kindergarten Registration Dates Set

April 4, 2017 dasbury
May 1 – 5 are the dates for Kindergarten Registration for all Gadsden City Elementary Schools.
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Gadsden City Schools Mathfest

March 20, 2017 wgoodwin
Gadsden City Schools annual Mathfest was held Saturday, March 18th at Gadsden City High School. There were 140 third through fifth grade students in attendance from the eight elementary schools.        Mathfest winners: Team Round 4th grade 1st Eura Brown 2nd Mitchell 3rd Striplin and Donehoo 5th grade 1st- Eura Brown 2nd- Mitchell
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College & Career Starts Here

March 14, 2017 dasbury
College and Career Starts Here Webpage
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Congratulations Jakasha Bush

March 14, 2017 dasbury
Carson Scholarship Winner!!! Gadsden Times Article Carson Scholars Website
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NEW Employee Assistance Program

March 10, 2017 dasbury
*NEW*  Gadsden City Schools Employee Assistance Program administered by American Behavioral is now available for all Gadsden City Schools employees.   These services are being provided at no cost to our staff. Welcome/Informational Letter To make an appointment, or for additional information: American Behavioral Website
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8th Graders and Worlds of Work

March 9, 2017 dasbury
8th Graders from Emma Sansom, Gadsden, and Litchfield Middle Schools attended Worlds of Work in Oxford, Alabama learning about career paths through hands-on experiences.  #gcsctech  #gcstitans
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State Kudos to Rainbow Catering

March 10, 2017 dasbury
Continued state recognition for Rainbow Catering See Pages 12 & 13   ALSDE Deputy State Superintendent Telegram
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Pre-K Registration March 1st - 31st

March 8, 2017 wgoodwin
Alabama’s nationally recognized Pre-K is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Enrollment is open to all children four years of age who are residents of the state of Alabama. Click the flier link below for more information. To register click the English or Spanish link below the flier. 2017 Pre-K Registration Flier Pre-registration Form
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Beautiful Rainbow Catering

September 12, 2015 dasbury
ABC 33/40 Segment from February 3, 2017   LEARN! GROW! COOK! Beautiful Rainbow is a farm to table education program for teenagers and young adults with special needs. Thanks to Chip Rowan and all the other staff members who support him and this great learning environment for these students. The program is being recognized throughout
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Read Across America 2017

March 2, 2017 dasbury
Today is Read Across America Day.  Take some time to read to a student today, particularly some Dr. Seuss. http://onlinebooksforchildren.com/books/cat-hat
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Congrats - Thompson BETA Club

February 27, 2017 dasbury
Last week on February 23rd-24th, Thompson BETA club attended the state BETA club convention in Birmingham, AL. Thompson won first place in 3 categories and second place in 2 categories out of 7 categories.  We are super proud of our students, they represented Gadsden City School System well. 
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State DECA Winners

February 24, 2017 dasbury
CONGRATULATIONS to Dillon Boatwright and Antonio Kynard … 1st Place State Winners at DECA Competition. Dillon in Automotive Services Marketing and Antonio in Quick Serve Restaurant Management. #GCSCTech      Dillon Boatwright    Antonio Kynard
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Anti-Bullying Assemblies

January 23, 2017 jmoon
February 24, 2017 Gadsden Middle School 9:59 a.m. Emma Sansom Middle School 1:45 p.m. Litchfield Middle School 8:15 a.m. Download the Flyer!
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Spring Sports Schedules

February 9, 2017 dasbury
Spring Sports Schedules 2017
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2017-2018 School Calendar Adopted

February 10, 2017 dasbury
Board Adopted School Calendar for 2017-2018
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Beautiful Rainbow Catering ABC 33/40

February 4, 2017 dasbury
Beautiful Rainbow Catering Segment on ABC 33/40 from February 3, 2017
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8th Graders to Worlds of Work

March 7, 2017 dasbury
Gadsden City Schools 8th Graders will be visiting Worlds of Work in Oxford this Thursday. The event features hands-on career activities geared to give students a better sense of career opportunities that exist in our area. (Lead Sponsors: Eastman, Alabama Power, and Go Build Alabama) Worlds of Work Website Gadsden Times Article
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Feb. Career Technical Education Month

February 3, 2017 dasbury
Check out the video on the Career-Technical Education Page.  “Success in the New Economy” Career Technical Education 2016-2017 Quick Fact Sheet
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Black History Events/Activities

February 10, 2017 dasbury
Black History Month Activities for 2017 NOTE: Time change for the Gadsden City High School Programs on Feb. 27 and 28.  New time is 12:40 each day.
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Digital Learning Day Tweet-A-Thon

January 30, 2017 dasbury
Digital Learning Day is February 23, 2017. Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a powerful venue for education leaders to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes. This grassroots effort blossomed into a massive nationwide celebration as teachers realized that Digital Learning Day
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Congratulations Hartley Reynolds (GMS)

January 24, 2017 dasbury
Congratulation Hartley Reynolds (GMS) and art instructor Carol Hill for placing 3rd in the State Superintendent’s Art Show.   Her artwork (along with the other 14 GCS students’) is on display in Montgomery February 3-24 in the Old Supreme Court Library of the Alabama State Capitol.             Name              
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TEACHERS - National Board Funding Available

January 24, 2017 dasbury
*NEW* Funding for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certified Teacher Candidates Please find attached a recent memo from State Superintendent of Education, Michael Sentance, regarding the availability of scholarships to help NBPTS Candidates cover the cost of component fees.  The document also contains an application that must be completed by scholarship applicants.  Please share
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In-Service Day Schedule for Feb. 20

February 13, 2017 dasbury
In-Service Day Schedule for February 20, 2017
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GCS Spelling Bee 2017

January 11, 2017 dasbury
1st Place – Keerthana Tummala – Eura Brown 2nd Place – Brycen Willingham – Mitchell 3rd Place – Elissa Turner – Striplin   ADDITIONAL PICTURES
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Black History Month School Activities

January 9, 2017 dasbury
Black History Month School Activities
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Spring School Activities

March 3, 2017 dasbury
Spring School Events Calendar Graduations, Honors Days, and More Remaining Spring Events
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CONGRATULATIONS - David Hodges

December 12, 2016 dasbury
Congratulations to David Hodges, Alabama State Special Olympics Athlete of the Year!
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Teachers of the Year

December 12, 2016 wgoodwin
2016-2017 Elementary Joy Downey – Eura Brown April Adcock – Walnut Park Amanda Rogers – Mitchell Cheryl Fincher – Adams Valerie Hipp – Floyd Anna Tow – Striplin Dawn Rains – Donehoo Orsola Turner – Thompson Secondary Kathy Roberts – Gadsden Middle Celestia Dawson – Litchfield Middle Buffy Vaughn – Emma Sansom Middle Jill DeGaetano
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Teacher In-Service Day Schedule Jan. 3

December 12, 2016 dasbury
Teacher In-service Schedule for January 3, 2017
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GCHS Band/Chorus to Pearl Harbor

December 1, 2016 dasbury
Members of the Gadsden City High School Band and Chorus will be participating in the 75 commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Gadsden Times Article
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Hazardous Weather Procedures

January 9, 2017 dasbury
CLICK: Procedures for Weather related early dismissals, delayed openings, and school day cancellations.
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Blue Ribbon School - Washington DC

November 10, 2016 dasbury
CONGRATULATIONS Mrs. Priscilla Yother and Dr. Ed Miller representing Eura Brown Elementary and Gadsden City Schools at the National Blue Ribbon School Awards Luncheon in Washington, DC. 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools Blue RIbbon Schools Program Site
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GCHS Veteran's Day Program

November 9, 2016 dasbury
Gadsden City High School Veteran’s Day Program Senator Phil Williams
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Veteran's Day Programs

October 6, 2016 dasbury
Veterans Day Programs 2016
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RFP available for Energy Conservation Program

December 16, 2016 dasbury
Gadsden City Schools Public Notice
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Emma Sansom MS Veteran's Day Program

November 4, 2016 dasbury
A few pictures from the Veteran’s Day Program today at Emma Sansom Middls School. Guest Speaker: Mr. Jack Smith  
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Striplin Kitchen Smoke Alarm

December 14, 2016 dasbury
Striplin Elementary this morning. (Wednesday, Dec. 14th).  Smoke from the kitchen set the fire alarm off.  The school was evacuated, the fire department was dispatched and the property was fully inspected.  There was no harm and everything is under control.  The students and faculty are all back in school and on regular schedule.  
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Eura Brown - National Blue Ribbon School

September 28, 2016 jmoon
2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools US Department of Education Website Posting MEDIA RELEASE                                                                     September 28, 2016 Gadsden’s Eura Brown Elementary School Named 2016 Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Department of Education U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced today the Department of Education’s list of schools from across the nation that have been
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Welcome Whitney Hall

October 13, 2016 dasbury
Welcome to Whitney Hall, our new Enrollment Specialist.  Whitney will be working with our students and staff at GCHS and our three middle schools providing timely information and assistance regarding Admissions, Scholarships, Financial Aide, Dual Enrollment, and more.   Her position is made possible through a partnership with the City of Gadsden, Gadsden State Community
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2016-2017 Speak Up Surveys

October 19, 2016 wgoodwin
Speak Up provides an easy way for students, educators, parents, and community members to participate in local decisions about technology, as well as contribute to the state and national dialogue about educational technology. Share your ideas about using technology for learning by logging on to http://bit.ly/SU16survey before January 27, 2017. The survey password is “gadsden.”
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Student Leadership Meeting

October 25, 2016 dasbury
Student Leadership Meeting at the Board of Education with outstanding student leaders from across the district.       
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GCHS Student Athletes of the Year

October 17, 2016 dasbury
CONGRATULATIONS to David Minton and Brooke Burns, Gadsden City High School Student Athletes of the Year and nominees for Etowah County Hall of Fame Student Athletes.
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Alabama Association for Gifted Children Awards

October 17, 2016 wgoodwin
September 21st-23rd, 2016 the Alabama Association for Gifted Children held their annual conference. Each year, the AAGC allows gifted specialists from all over the state of Alabama to nominate educators, students, and community members that make an impact on gifted children. This year, Mrs. Pickard nominated Mayor Sherman Guyton for Outstanding Community Member and Latera Woods, Ray Thompson Elementary teacher, for Outstanding
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11th Street Bridge NOW OPEN

October 12, 2016 dasbury
11th Street Bridge Opening Video – Gadsden Times
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Mid-South Band Festival Schedule

September 19, 2016 dasbury
Mid South Band Festival Schedule
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Mandatory New Substitute Training

September 13, 2016 dasbury
NEW SUBSTITUTE MANDATORY TRAINING  (All substitutes are welcome to attend) WHERE: GADSDEN CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION (Upstairs Board Room) WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 9:00-11:00AM Flyer
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Digital Citizenship Month Training

September 6, 2016 dasbury
September is Digital Citizenship Month in the Gadsden City Schools. Wednesday Webinar training will be offered for our teachers throughout the month on topics related to Digital Citizenship education. #digcit2016 Digital Citizenship Wednesday Webinar Schedule 2016
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Afterschool 3D Printing

August 31, 2016 dasbury
Afterschool students at Mitchell Elementary learning to use their 3-D printer.  
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Thanks United Way

August 30, 2016 dasbury
Thanks to United Way, a great partner with the Gadsden City Schools. Etowah County United Way Video Etowah County United Way Website  
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Titan Tailgate Extravaganza

August 29, 2016 dasbury
Thanks to all who helped and participated in the Titan Tailgate Extravaganza.    
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Budget Hearing Notice

August 23, 2016 dasbury
NOTICE    There will be two public hearings  concerning the  2016-2017 School System Budget for the Gadsden City Board of Education.    1)  Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.     2)  Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. A regular Board Meeting will immediately follow the September 13, budget hearing.   at the Board of
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Fall Sports Schedules

August 19, 2016 dasbury
Gadsden City Schools Fall Athletics Schedules 2016-2017 More Schedules on our Athletics Page Gadsden City High School Athletics Website  
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GCHS Football Season Tickets

August 16, 2016 dasbury
Season tickets are available for purchase in the front office.  This year the Titans will have 6 home games instead of the usual 5 games.  Season tickets will include the 5 home games at Titan Stadium and the Park Crossing game at Samford University.  The cost for season tickets are as follows:      
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Meet the Scholars

June 1, 2016 dasbury
Meet the Scholars Information
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Beautiful Rainbow Catering ABC 33/40

August 13, 2016 dasbury
ABC 33/40 Segment – Rainbow Catering
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Zero Robotics

August 12, 2016 dasbury
The Alabama Afterschool Network (ALACN) partnered with MIT in “Zero Robotics.” Students from Gadsden City  participated in the coding of the robotics program. Students from across the state assembled in Huntsville, AL today to compete across the nation. Alabama won 2nd place in the Nation! Congratulations to all our students who participated and all 21st
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Ben V. Pilitary Dedication Ceremony

August 10, 2016 dasbury
Dedication Ceremony was held today at Emma Sansom Middle School for the Ben V. Pilitary Outdoor Classroom and Courtyard. Student Cole Hill Mr. Jim Gidley Mayor Sherman Guyton Ben and Mr. Russ Waits Mr. Ben PIlitary Mr. Ben Pilitary The Pilitary Family
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Emma Sansom Construction Zone Plan

August 5, 2016 Michael Ray
Emma Sansom Middle School Transportation Plan – Construction Zone
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Liz Huntley - "More Than A Bird"

August 3, 2016 Michael Ray
In-Service speaker Liz Huntley. “More Than A Bird”
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Employee In-Service 2016

August 3, 2016 Michael Ray
A few pics from the morning session of In-Service 2016.
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In-Service Schedule

July 25, 2016 Michael Ray
In Service Schedule 2016  
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GCHS One to One Fee/Form

July 21, 2016 dasbury
RETURNING STUDENTS Annual $50 usage fees will be accepted and laptops distributed during the student orientation at Gadsden City High School on July 27 and 28. Students with a usage agreement on file from last year will not have to resubmit that form, simply pay the fee, and pick up their device at orientation.  
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Secondary Orientation Schedule

June 23, 2016 jmoon
Secondary Orientation Schedule
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National Championship Scholars Bowl Team

June 8, 2016 dasbury
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS To the Gadsden City High School JV Scholars Bowl team for winning a NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP in New Orleans last week. Pictured (L to R): Col. Wayne Davenport / Sponsor, Sam Womack, Josh Kelley, Justin Kelley, and Mustafa Enver.
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Holiday Events

December 5, 2016 dasbury
Holiday events 2016  
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Retiree Reception Honorees

May 19, 2016 dasbury
Congratulations to our 2016 Retirees.
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GCHS Aladdin May 13-15

May 11, 2016 dasbury
Members of the GCHS Performing Arts Academy and theater cast prepare for the upcoming spring musical “Aladdin, Jr.”.  Opening night is Friday, May 13 at 7:00.  Performances will also be Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 and a Sunday matinee at 3:00.  Location for the musical is the GCHS Auditorium.  Tickets will be $5.00 and can
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