“Empowering All Through Educational Opportunities”

Events

Teacher Appreciation Week

November 16, 2020 dasbury
Thanks to all of our teachers for the great work they are doing for our students every day!

Congratulations Terri Jenkins (GCHS)

November 9, 2020 dasbury
Congratulations to Terri Jenkins (GCHS) who was recently selected as the ALACTE 2020 Family and Consumer Science Teacher of the Year for Alabama.  

Winter Sports Schedules - UPDATED

October 6, 2020 dasbury
Systemwide Winter Sports Schedule Updated

Virtual vs Face to Face / 2nd 9-Weeks

October 13, 2020 dasbury
Parents… If you would like to make a change in your student’s instructional method for the 2nd 9-weeks, (virtual to face-to-face or face-to-face to virtual) please reach out and let your school know THIS WEEK.  Remember, for the 2nd 9-weeks, once you begin an instructional method, the student must stay with that method until the

Face to Face Classes / FAQs

September 15, 2020 dasbury
Face to Face Classes for the Gadsden City Schools resumed September 28, 2020. Frequently Asked Questions  Check back here often for updates. Continued Remote Virtual Instruction Information Sheet Additional individual School Plans and Information are available on individual school websites.  

Free Internet for Qualifying Families

August 3, 2020 dasbury
Free Internet for Qualifying Families Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students Vouchers VOUCHER LETTERS WILL START ARRIVING AS EARLY AS MONDAY, AUGUST 24. BE WATCHING YOUR MAIL.  MAILING TO THE ADDRESS ON FILE WITH YOUR SCHOOL. Poster_English        Poster_Spanish Letter will look like this…   On Friday, July 31, Governor Kay Ivey announced $100 million in

School Reopening Plan & Info

June 29, 2020 dasbury
Free internet for qualifying families Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students Vouchers On Friday, July 31, Governor Kay Ivey announced $100 million in CARES Act funding has been allocated for a public-private partnership to increase access to internet for K-12 students attending school in the fall who may need internet service for distance learning. The program,

CONGRATULATIONS Hunter Enders

October 5, 2020 dasbury
CONGRATULATIONS to Hunter Enders Gadsden City High School Junior. He was awarded The Chamber’s Exceptional K-12 Student Award.

CONGRATULATIONS Tomasina Smitherman (Adams)

October 1, 2020 dasbury
CONGRATULATIONS!!! To Tomasina Smitherman (Adams Elementary) for winning the Excellence in Education Award for Excellence in Administration from The Chamber.

Pre K Spots Still Available

September 1, 2020 dasbury
Gadsden City Pre-K Flyer 2020-21

Meal Distribution for Virtual Students

September 25, 2020 dasbury
Meal Distribution Dates for Virtual Students 12:30 to 1:00 on the following days… Monday, Sept. 28 Wednesday, Sept. 30 Friday, October 2 Monday, Oct. 5 Wednesday, Oct. 7 Friday, Oct. 9 Tuesday, October 13 Tuesday, October 20 Tuesday, October 27          

21st Century After School Registration On-Site

September 16, 2020 dasbury
Afterschool Informational Flyer    (Spanish Version)   Registration Forms (English & Spanish) Gadsden City High School Emma Sansom Middle School Gadsden Middle School Donehoo Elementary Eura Brown Elementary Mitchell Elementary Striplin Elementary Thompson Elementary  

Application to Remain Virtual/Remote

September 22, 2020 dasbury
Face to Face Classes for the Gadsden City Schools resumed beginning September 28, 2020. Continued Remote Virtual Instruction Information Sheet Any parent wishing their student to continue remain in a virtual/remote learning setting will need to complete an application.  Late deciders may still complete an application here TO REMAIN VIRTUAL…  Link to Application  Those returning for

Parent Academy and Videos for Families

April 8, 2020 wgoodwin
GCS Parent Academy Remote Learning Quick Guide for Families Video Tutorials Speech Therapy at Home Information for Parents Accessing Counseling Services from Home At Home Clever and IXL Information for Parents       Informacion para los padres de Clever e IXL en casa. At Home Clever and USATest Prep Information for Parents    

Online Lunch Application

August 6, 2020 wgoodwin
Apply For School Meal Benefits The Easy Way Applying online allows your school to process your application for meal benefits faster than ever before. Your information is protected using the highest security standards in the industry. MySchoolApps walks you through the entire application process, ensuring it’s complete and ready to submit. Click the link below to apply.

Lunch Pickup Request

August 6, 2020 wgoodwin
**PLEASE ONLY MAKE ONE REQUEST FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK** Complete the form below to request school lunches for students beginning Monday, August 31st at each school location. Requesting lunch pickup will provide lunches for the entire week. Lunches will be picked up every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:30-1 pm. (*Please note the time change for

Farmers Federation Donation

August 31, 2020 dasbury
A big thank you to the Etowah County Farmers Federation for assisting the students of Gadsden City Schools.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Budget Hearing #1

August 24, 2020 dasbury
Budget Hearing #1 – September 1, 2020, 5:00 PM  (Virtual Meeting)    Meeting Link:   Unapproved Budget Hearing Packet FY 2021 2021 BudgetHearing92_ResponseForm

String of Pearls Recognition

August 10, 2020 dasbury
Superintendent Reddick recognizes his maintenance staff for their outstanding job of preparing schools for reopening with his annual String of Pearls award (Individuals pictured held their breath for 30 seconds while unmasked).

4-H Grows Project Registration Form

September 17, 2020 dasbury
4-H Grows Registration Form – Fall 2020

Schools Reopening Q&A

July 22, 2020 dasbury
Schools Reopening Q and A (Updated 7-27-2020) NOTE: Check back often.  Additions will be made to this document frequently.

Latest Superintendent Reopening Update

July 6, 2020 dasbury
Informational Video – July 19, 2020

In-Service Schedule

August 4, 2020 dasbury
In-Service with Links to Sessions (Updated 8-10-2020, 8:20AM) Video Recording of Opening Session with Superintendent Reddick  

21st Century Virtual Summer Camp Registration

May 22, 2020 dasbury
21st Century VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS Available for Grades 1-12   INFORMATIONAL FLYERS Gadsden City High School      Spanish Version Middle Schools      Spanish Version Elementary Schools      Spanish Version   REGISTRATION FORMS High School      Spanish Version Middle School     Spanish Version  Elementary School      Spanish Version

Graduation Ceremony Plans Announced

May 14, 2020 dasbury
Class of 2020 Graduation Letter

Celebrating our Seniors (Class of 2020)

May 12, 2020 dasbury
Facebook GCS College and Career Ready Link Class of 2020 Graduation Letter Gadsden City High School, students, parents, faculty, and staff, attached above is a document outlining our plan for the 2020 Commencement Ceremony.   A lot of thought, planning and many conversations led to making this plan come to fruition. While, we all realize that this plan is

C.A.R.E.S. Distribution @ Striplin

May 7, 2020 dasbury
Thank you C.A.R.E.S. Program!!!

Teacher Appreciation - Mr. Reddick

May 5, 2020 dasbury
To my awesome instructional staff: We are all teachers in our own right, but you are a particularly special group of people. What you contribute to the lives of our children is immeasurable. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. I especially appreciate how you have adjusted to this sudden change, and how you seem

Parents as Teachers Affiliate Program

May 6, 2020 dasbury
New Grant-based Resource for Gadsden City School parents. Parents as Teachers Affiliate  

GCHS Senior Drive-Through Recognition

May 7, 2020 dasbury
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SENIORS!!! GCHS Senior Tribute Video

Census 2020 Reminder

May 5, 2020 dasbury
Please complete and submit your 2020 Census.  Accurate information in the Census is critical to Federal funds for our schools and students.

Etowah C.A.R.E.S. Distribution at Floyd

May 4, 2020 dasbury
Thanks to the C.A.R.E.S. program.

Tyson Foods Donation

April 28, 2020 dasbury
Great community partner, Tyson Foods, donated chicken to supplement the student feeding program.  

Superintendent Update Video with Link to PBS Article

April 18, 2020 dasbury
Posted Update from Superintendent Reddick with Link to PBS Article   https://www.facebook.com/tony.reddick.33/videos/10207216520727241/?t=19 Referenced PBS Article

Title I Parent Surveys

April 8, 2020 dasbury
Title I Parent survey sites Title I Parent survey sites Spanish

Food Distribution Vehicle Maps

April 5, 2020 dasbury
Traffic Flow Maps for Food Distribution LOCATION: Gadsden City High School Litchfield Middle School Thompson Elementary School Emma Sansom Middle School

Instructional Packet Pick-Up

April 13, 2020 dasbury
For parents who requested an instructional work packet for your child through the online google document or by contacting your child’s school or teacher…the pre-ordered packets will be available for pickup at each school campus on Thursday, April 16th from noon till 2pm. Any packets not picked up on Thursday will not be available for

Update Video From Superintendent Reddick

March 30, 2020 dasbury
A video status update and Q&A from Superintendent Tony Reddick is available on our Gadsden City Schools Facebook Page. Part 1  (LINK) Part 2  (LINK)

State Testing Message from Superintendent Reddick

March 21, 2020 dasbury
Message from Superintendent Reddick regarding postponement of State testing By now, many of you have received word about the ALSDE announcement that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has approved a waiver of standardized testing and related accountability reporting for this school year. This is great news for us, as we have all felt some

Student Feeding from Superintendent Reddick

March 19, 2020 dasbury
Gadsden City Superintendent responds to community concerns regarding student feeding and Coronavirus protocol. Good afternoon Gadsden community, We are without a doubt facing one of the biggest crises we have ever faced as a community, let alone as a school system. As Superintendent, I want to make you aware of how we have progressed at

Instructional Packet Request Form

April 2, 2020 wgoodwin
Complete this form to request a grade level packet ONLY if you DO NOT have internet access to complete the coursework online. Requests must be submitted by Monday, April 6th. Information for packet delivery/pickup will be posted here at a later date. Packet Request Form  

Clever Portal

March 18, 2020 wgoodwin
The Clever portal is an easy way for students to access all the learning applications they use at school in a single location. Maintaining a schedule of instruction without a break in services is important for learning and growth. Various modes of instruction will be delivered to students in order to provide a continuous opportunity

Superintendent Message on School Closure

March 15, 2020 dasbury
           March 15, 2020 In light of recent news regarding the coronavirus, and its impact on school closure, this letter is to update you on procedures the Gadsden City School System will be following in accordance with instructions given to us by the Governor’s Office and the Alabama State Department of

April Board of Education Meeting Location Changed

March 13, 2020 dasbury
The April 7 meeting of the Gadsden Board of Education will be held at the Board of Education.  

Coronavirus / COVID19

March 12, 2020 dasbury
  GADSDEN CITY SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED BEGINNING TUESDAY, MARCH 17. With the declared State of Emergency by the Governor, these days will NOT have to be made up at a later time.   The Gadsden City Schools are continuing to closely monitor news about Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19).  We will continue to work closely with

Congratulations Jayden Jackson

March 11, 2020 dasbury
Well done Jayden Jackson! District Bronze Winner in District Skills Competition in Cosmetology … On to State!  

CENSUS 2020

May 5, 2020 dasbury
Please complete and submit your 2020 Census.  Accurate information in the Census is critical to Federal funds for our schools and students.

DECA Winners

February 21, 2020 dasbury
Congratulations to our three State First-Place DECA Winners!   (Left to Right: Jake Nolen, William Birchmore, and Kara Livesay) Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team (Jake and William) and Quick Service Food Management (Kara).

Alabama Power Grant/Donation

February 19, 2020 dasbury
Thanks to Alabama Power for their recent $2,000 Grant/Donation to our Career-Technical Programs. (Pictured L to R)  Brent Morgan, Spencer Williams (Alabama Power), Tony Reddick, and David Asbury.

Spring Sports Schedules

February 12, 2020 dasbury
Spring Sports Schedule

Black History Month Activities

January 21, 2020 dasbury
Black History Month Activities for 2020

New Career Ready Website

October 29, 2019 dasbury
New Career Ready Website

GCS Spelling Bee Winners

January 7, 2020 dasbury
CONGRATULATIONS Left / Fatima Barrow – 3rd Place (Litchfield)    Center / Keerthana Tummala – 1st Place (Gadsden Middle)    Right / Latika Prasadh – 2nd Place  (Eura Brown)   SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES Left to Right:  Willany Sayles (Adams), Logan Sexton (Emma Sansom), Essence Jordan (Donehoo), Olivia Avery (Thompson), Fatima Barrow (Litchfield), Christopher Macias (Striplin), Keerthana Tummala

January 3 In-Service Schedule

December 16, 2019 dasbury
January 3, 2020 Inservice Agenda

Chick-Fil-A Leadership Training

December 12, 2019 dasbury
GCHS Chick-Fil-a Leader Academy.  There are 24 students participating in this year’s academy. We had our kickoff on Wednesday, December 4th. The members will complete seven one hour Leader Labs each month that make up the curriculum of Chick-Fil-a Leader Academy . Each lesson teaches leadership principle through an Engage-Expose-Equip curriculum methodology. During this month’s

OSR Pre-K Registration

January 15, 2020 dasbury
REGISTRATION FLYERS AND FORMS 2020-2021 Gadsden City Pre-K flyer 2020-21  

National Board Certified Teachers

December 10, 2019 wgoodwin
Congratulations to our new National Board Certified Teachers! Their hard work and commitment have paid off and their students are the beneficiaries. This is an outstanding accomplishment for these exceptional teachers. Brandy Newton – Adams Elementary Erin Carlton – Adams Elementary Emily Ford – Adams Elementary Lori Smith – Adams Elementary Dawn Rains – Donehoo Elementary Amy

CONGRATULATIONS Amy Smith (Floyd)

November 15, 2019 dasbury
Congratulations to Amy Smith (Floyd Elementary) who has been named the Alabama Council of Teacher of Mathematics (ACTM) Elementary Teacher of the Year. (Pictured L to R.  Nicole Chester, Amy Smith, Tony Reddick)

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

November 8, 2019 dasbury
Hispanic Heritage Celebration Experience Hispanic Culture Art, Games, Music, and Food!   November 9, 2019 10:00 a.m. Soccer Tournament GCHS Soccer Field November 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. Celebration Begins GCHS Soccer Field   Mechanical Bull!   Location Gadsden City High School Soccer Field   Vendors Are Welcome!   For more information, Please call Ms. Jones

Winter Sports Schedules

November 4, 2019 dasbury
Winter Sports Schedules 2019-2020

Early Dismissal - Veterans Day Parade

November 4, 2019 dasbury
Veterans Day Parade All Schools dismiss at 12:00 Noon Parade begins at 2:00 PM on Broad Street.

Our Military Veterans

November 5, 2019 dasbury
This Veteran’s Day season, we want to recognize and express our appreciation to our current employees who have served in the military. Thank you for your service. Anthony Powell, Army   Buddy Wright, Navy   Col. Carl Harrison, Army   Carlos Esquivel, Marines   Christina Caldwell, Army   Chris Lowery, Marines   Douglas Guyton, Army

Speak Up Survey

October 30, 2019 wgoodwin
  Speak Up provides an easy way for students, parents and educators to participate in local decisions about technology, as well as contribute to the state and national dialogue about digital learning through a free data collection process for our district. Please complete the survey before February 1st, 2020. Click the following link to access the

Fall Activities Calendar

September 27, 2019 dasbury
Fall Activities Calendar

GCHS JV Quiz Bowl National Champs

October 2, 2019 dasbury
Members of the Gadsden City High School JV Quiz Bowl Team were recognized at the Board Meeting for winning the National Championship this summer in New Orleans.  (Pictured L to R: Ade Akisanya, Gaby Gaspar, Christian Todd and Hunter Enders.  Not pictured Ethan Pascaules and Mithun Rameshkumar.)

Board Meeting and Donehoo 3rd Graders

October 2, 2019 dasbury
A packed house heard vocal selections from the 3rd graders of Donehoo Elementary school during the October 1 meeting of the Board of Education.  Thanks to all of the participating students and their parents.

Holiday Events and Activities

December 2, 2019 dasbury
Holiday Events and Activities Schedule

Alabama Rethink CTE Meeting

September 18, 2019 dasbury
Alabama Rethink Career Technical Education Stakeholder Meeting / Gadsden State Community College / 5:30 / September 19, 2019 Introductory Video  

Fall Athletic Schedules

August 22, 2019 dasbury
Gadsden City Schools Fall Sports Schedule 2019

Beautiful Rainbow Video

February 19, 2019 dasbury
Gadsden City Schools is proud to announce that the “Beautiful Rainbow” documentary, featuring Gadsden City High School students and instructor Chip Rowan, has now been accepted into five film festivals!  More festivals may be announced later this year.  The first public showing of “Beautiful Rainbow” will take place at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham

Team One Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

July 31, 2019 dasbury
THANK YOU!!! Floyd received a donation for school supplies from Team One Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Gadsden.

Beautiful Rainbow Film Festival Nominations

July 24, 2019 dasbury
Gadsden City Schools is proud to announce that the “Beautiful Rainbow” documentary, featuring Gadsden City High School students and instructor Chip Rowan, has now been accepted into five film festivals!  More festivals may be announced later this year.  The first public showing of “Beautiful Rainbow” will take place at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham

High and Middle School Orientations

July 26, 2019 dasbury
High School and Middle School Orientation Dates and Times

GCHS JV Academic WINNERS

May 28, 2019 dasbury
CONGRATULATIONS 2019 JV Division – National Academic Championship – New Orleans Playoffs 1st Place – Gadsden City High School  (Sponsor: Col. Davenport)

Congratulations Paige Hayes (Adams Elem)

May 10, 2019 dasbury
Congratulations to Paige Hayes for being awarded the 2019 Heart of an Educator K-12 Award. The award was sponsored by the Gadsden City Schools and The Chamber.  

GCHS Career Tech Award

May 10, 2019 dasbury
Congratulations to the Gadsden City High School Career Technical Department for winning the 2019  Excellence in Career Tech K-12 Award.  The award was sponsored by The Chamber and Gadsden State Community College.

Summer Programs Listing

May 9, 2019 dasbury
Summer Learning Programs – 2019

Internet Safety Policy Public Meeting

May 2, 2019 dasbury
The Gadsden City Schools will host a public forum on Internet Safety Policies on Thursday, May 9, at 2:30 PM, upstairs at the Board of Education.  All interested parties are welcome to attend.

Stop the Bleed Kit Donation

May 1, 2019 dasbury
Representatives the Gadsden Fire Department and Riverview Regional Medical Center presenting “Stop the Bleed” kits to be placed in all schools.

TechBlitz Winners 2019

April 26, 2019 dasbury
Congratulations to all of our participants and winners today.  (Pictures on Gadsden City Schools Facebook page)   Website Design K-5 1st Place – Aliyah Kinard and Sasha Woodgett – Adams Elementary 2nd Place –  Willany Sayles and Ashlyn Bufford – Adams Elementary 3rd Place – Nyla Franklin – Mitchell Elementary 6-8 1st Place – Lillian

Teachers of the Year 2019

April 23, 2019 dasbury
Congratulations to all of these great teachers. Pictured L to R: Tiffany Sayles (Adams), VanKedra Bradford (Thompson) , Shannon Campbell (GMS), Tricia Sirmon (Striplin), Amy Smith (Floyd), Jimmie Tinker Jr. (LMS), Kim Wells-Brackett (Walnut Park), Mandy Frantz (GCHS), Payton Golden (Emma Sansom), Grace Walton (Donehoo), Mary Humphries (Eura Brown), and Bess Griggers (Mitchell).   District

Matias Takes Silver

April 17, 2019 dasbury
    Benito Matias received Silver in the Alabama State SkillsUSA HVACR Competition. Very proud of him!  (Instructor: Mr. Ron Engle)

Board Member Affirmations

April 16, 2019 dasbury
Welcome to our newly elected Board Members. Affirmation pictures from City Council Meeting (4-16-19)

GCHS Music Program National Recognition

April 5, 2019 dasbury
Gadsden Times Article

ALSDE Take10 Survey

September 9, 2019 dasbury
The Alabama State Department of Education is conducting a statewide survey concerning some of the perceptions on public education in the state – and we need YOUR help. From Tuesday, September 10, 2019, until Thursday, October 10, 2019, we will embark upon the TAKE 10 FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION survey; an attempt to capture the opinions of a broad spectrum of Alabamians.

Career Tech / Middle School Road Show

February 13, 2019 dasbury
Litchfield Middle School was the first stop for the GCHS Career-Tech Road Show. Gadsden Times Article/Pictures

County Spelling Bee Winner

February 13, 2019 dasbury
Congratulations to Keerthana Tummala (Gadsden Middle School). She won the recent Etowah County Spelling Bee.  

CONGRATS to Bethany Sandridge and Alyssa Coley

February 4, 2019 dasbury
CONGRATULATIONS to Bethany Sandridge (pictured above) and Alyssa Coley who were both recognized as 2019 winners in the 7-8 division of the State Superintendent’s Visual Arts Exhibit and Bicentennial Celebration Contest. Bethany Sandridge – 2nd Place in Category I  (Carol Hill, Instructor) Alyssa Coley – Honorable Mention in Category II  (Scott Holdbrooks, Instructor)

2019-2020 Calendar Approved

January 18, 2019 dasbury
The Board of Education has approved the 2019-2020 School Calendar. Yearly Calendar 2019 2020

Kindergarten Registration Still OPEN

March 13, 2019 dasbury
Kindergarten Registration is still OPEN.

2019-2020 Pre-K Pre-Registration is Open

January 14, 2019 dasbury
2019-2020 Pre-K Pre-Registration is Open / See Flyers below. PRE-REGISTRATION FLYER 19-20 PRE-REGISTRATION FLYER SPANISH 19-20

GCS Spelling Bee Winners

January 9, 2019 dasbury
Congratulations to all of our district Spelling Bee participants and especially to our winners. (L to R) Hannah DeJarnett, Mitchell (3rd Place), Keerthana Tummala, Gadsden Middle (1st Place), and Daniel Sims, Floyd (2nd Place).      

Teachers: E-mail Server Conversion

December 26, 2018 dasbury
The upgrade/conversion of the gcs.k12.al.us (Squirrel Mail) mail server is done. Use the temporary e-mail password sent to you by jmoon@gcs.k12.al.us to login to your account  (mail.gcs.k12.al.us).     You can then change your password to something you can remember (8 characters with a number and a special character).  

Black History Program Schedule

February 4, 2019 dasbury
Black History Month Activities for 2019

GCHS Theatre Group

December 12, 2018 dasbury
Our Gadsden City Theatre Department did an excellent job in the state competition, Trumbauer Theatre Festival, at Troy University this past weekend.  The following student received a rating of “Excellent” for his event: Adison Barnes.  The following students received top scores of “Superior” in their events: Hunter Autrey, Sydni Beard, Mary Clare Bone, Jacob Frazier,

GCHS FTA Supporting American Education Week

November 9, 2018 dasbury
The Gadsden City High School chapter of Future Teachers of America is promoting American Education Week  (Nov. 13-16). American Education Week Flyer

Winter Sports Schedule

November 7, 2018 dasbury
Winter Sports Schedule

Emma Sansom Floyd Crosswalk Bus Discontinuing

November 1, 2018 dasbury
NOTICE The crosswalk over Meighan Blvd. between Emma Sansom and Floyd Elementary is now open. Therefore, beginning Monday, November 5, the “Crosswalk” bus will no longer be running.

NTHS Induction Ceremony

October 30, 2018 dasbury
On Monday, October 29, 2018, sixty-seven Career Technical students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Mrs. Charlotte Worthy serves as advisor and Mr. Ron Engle, Mrs. Terri Jenkins and Ms. Betrina Thomas serve as co-advisors. As a member of the National Technical Honor Society, students are honored in achievement and leadership in career