A huge THANKS to Gadsden Regional Medical Center for getting all of our Teachers and School Staff (who wanted it) vaccinated for COVID last Friday.
Congratulations to Mary Carleton Gilbert for winning second place in the Alabama statewide DAR Essay Contest. Mary Carleton is a sixth grader at Gadsden Middle School. She is the daughter of Melissa and Josh Gilbert. Pictured with Mary Carleton are local DAR Treasurer Gennie Arledge and Chapter Regent Valerie Reynolds.
ALL Gadsden City Schools are on a 2-hour delay for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17.
Due to the threat of hazardous road conditions, all Gadsden City Schools will be closed Tuesday, February 16.
Sign-up is underway for Gadsden City School’s Middle School Football program for the 2021-2022 school year. To sign up, CLICK HERE.
Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Teachers of the Year Systemwide Winners: Elementary – Valerie Johnson (Floyd Elementary) Secondary – America Jayroe (Emma Sansom Middle School) Adams Elementary – Emily Ford Eura Brown Elementary – Chris Weaver Donehoo Elementary – Terri Dickson Floyd Elementary – Valerie Johnson Mitchell Elementary – Vanessa Roberts Striplin Elementary – Shereka Wright
After School Programs are open for registration for Adams and Walnut Park Elementary Schools Click HERE for the 21st Century / Community Education Page with Flyers and Registration Forms.
Registration for the 2021-2022 OSR Pre-K programs. Gadsden City Pre-K flyer 2020-21 Gadsden City Pre-K flyer 2020-21 Spanish
January is School Board Member Recognition Month During the most complicated school year in history, let’s take a moment to say thank you to our school board members for their extraordinary service to our students and our community.
During the two weeks of virtual instruction, families may pick up meals for the week (5 days worth) on Tuesday, December 15, and Tuesday, January 5 from 12:30 to 1:00 at each Gadsden City School.
Thanks to all of our teachers for the great work they are doing for our students every day!
All Gadsden City School Students will be on Virtual Learning for the time period from Dec. 14 to Jan. 11. NOTE: Christmas Break is from December 21 through January 1. Virtual Instruction resumes January 4. Virtual Instruction December 14 – 18 and January 4 – 8. (10 days)
Congratulations to Terri Jenkins (GCHS) who was recently selected as the ALACTE 2020 Family and Consumer Science Teacher of the Year for Alabama.
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 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
CONGRATULATIONS to Hunter Enders Gadsden City High School Junior. He was awarded The Chamber’s Exceptional K-12 Student Award.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! To Tomasina Smitherman (Adams Elementary) for winning the Excellence in Education Award for Excellence in Administration from The Chamber.
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
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
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
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.
**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
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 – September 1, 2020, 5:00 PM (Virtual Meeting) Meeting Link: Unapproved Budget Hearing Packet FY 2021 2021 BudgetHearing92_ResponseForm
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).
Schools Reopening Q and A (Updated 7-27-2020) NOTE: Check back often. Additions will be made to this document frequently.
In-Service with Links to Sessions (Updated 8-10-2020, 8:20AM) Video Recording of Opening Session with Superintendent Reddick
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
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
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
New Grant-based Resource for Gadsden City School parents. Parents as Teachers Affiliate
Please complete and submit your 2020 Census. Accurate information in the Census is critical to Federal funds for our schools and students.
Great community partner, Tyson Foods, donated chicken to supplement the student feeding program.
Posted Update from Superintendent Reddick with Link to PBS Article https://www.facebook.com/tony.reddick.33/videos/10207216520727241/?t=19 Referenced PBS Article
Traffic Flow Maps for Food Distribution LOCATION: Gadsden City High School Litchfield Middle School Thompson Elementary School Emma Sansom Middle School
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
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)
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
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
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
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
The April 7 meeting of the Gadsden Board of Education will be held at the Board of Education.
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
Well done Jayden Jackson! District Bronze Winner in District Skills Competition in Cosmetology … On to State!
Please complete and submit your 2020 Census. Accurate information in the Census is critical to Federal funds for our schools and students.
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).
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.
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
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
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 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
Veterans Day Parade All Schools dismiss at 12:00 Noon Parade begins at 2:00 PM on Broad Street.
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 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
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.)
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.
Alabama Rethink Career Technical Education Stakeholder Meeting / Gadsden State Community College / 5:30 / September 19, 2019 Introductory Video
THANK YOU!!! Floyd received a donation for school supplies from Team One Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Gadsden.
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
CONGRATULATIONS 2019 JV Division – National Academic Championship – New Orleans Playoffs 1st Place – Gadsden City High School (Sponsor: Col. Davenport)
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.
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.
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.
Representatives the Gadsden Fire Department and Riverview Regional Medical Center presenting “Stop the Bleed” kits to be placed in all schools.
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
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
Benito Matias received Silver in the Alabama State SkillsUSA HVACR Competition. Very proud of him! (Instructor: Mr. Ron Engle)
Welcome to our newly elected Board Members. Affirmation pictures from City Council Meeting (4-16-19)
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.
Litchfield Middle School was the first stop for the GCHS Career-Tech Road Show. Gadsden Times Article/Pictures
Congratulations to Keerthana Tummala (Gadsden Middle School). She won the recent Etowah County Spelling Bee.
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)
The Board of Education has approved the 2019-2020 School Calendar. Yearly Calendar 2019 2020
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
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,