“Empowering All Through Educational Opportunities”

Events

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

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

2020-2021 Calendar Approved

December 4, 2019 dasbury
The Board of Education approved the school calendar for 2020-2021. 2020-2021 School Calendar

Holiday Events and Activities

December 2, 2019 dasbury
Holiday Events and Activities Schedule

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

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.

Fall Activities Calendar

September 27, 2019 dasbury
Fall Activities Calendar

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  

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.

School Lunch Application

July 2, 2019 wgoodwin
School Lunch App is the online free and reduced lunch application. The process is quick, easy and FREE, and in a few short steps you’ll be done! Since the information you’re providing is electronic we’ll be able to review your application faster than ever before. When you’re ready to apply simply click the START button to begin. The online application

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

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.

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

Welcome New Board Member Carol Brackett

October 24, 2018 dasbury
Welcome new Board Member, Carol Brackett.

*NEW* GCHS Morning Traffic Flow Map

October 9, 2018 dasbury
Begins Wednesday, October 17.   Please look at the attached map of the school campus.  Beginning on Wednesday, October 17th, we will be implementing this NEW traffic flow plan for morning drop-off traffic.  There are five points of drop-off marked in YELLOW.  One at the courtyard area and the other is beside the gym that

Veteran's Day Program Schedule

October 2, 2018 dasbury
Veterans Day Program Schedule

Digital Literacy and Computer Science Course of Study Resources

October 4, 2018 wgoodwin
The Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards will enable students to employ cognitive and technical skills to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information via existing and emerging technologies. The standards introduce the study of computers and algorithmic processes, including computer science principles, hardware and software designs, applications, networks, and societal impact, and lay the groundwork

GCHS Students & Parents / Absences

September 27, 2018 dasbury
Message to Gadsden City High School students and parents: If you are aware of an upcoming surgical/medical procedure, court or legal appointment or official college visit you will be able to be counted present if you complete the required documentation prior to the event and electronically check in with each of your teachers each day

National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists

September 14, 2018 dasbury
CONGRATULATIONS to  Mustafa Enver Joshua Kelley Anne Roberts Linton Roberts

Fall Sports Schedules

August 24, 2018 dasbury
Fall Sports Schedule

4-H Newsletters & Competitions

August 9, 2018 dasbury
4-H September Newsletter 4-H 2018 Photography Contest Flyer 4-H 2018 Chick Chair Flyer 4-H 2018 Club Officer Postcard Competition Registration Packet – Fall 2018 ONLY

School Open House Schedule

August 9, 2018 dasbury
Gadsden City Schools Open House Dates   GCHS – Thursday, Sept 6 @ 6:00 p.m.   Middle Schools Gadsden Middle – Tuesday, August 28th @ 5:00 p.m. Emma Sansom – Monday, August 20th @ 6:00 p.m. Litchfield – Tuesday, August 21st @ 6:00 p.m.   Elementary Schools Adams – Monday, August 20th @ 5:00 P.M.

South 11th Street Detour

August 18, 2018 dasbury
Repaving beginning on Monday, August 20 will cause drivers to detour on South 11th Street. Allow extra time if this is on your school route.  

Officials Welcome Donehoo Students

August 8, 2018 dasbury
Gadsden Times Article

Titan Fest 2018

September 6, 2018 dasbury
Titan Fest 2018

Free-Reduced Application Site Available

July 24, 2018 dasbury
  2018-2019 Free/Reduced Meal                               Application now available online QUICK PROCESSING TIME STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS THAT ARE EASY TO UNDERSTAND NO NEED TO SUBMIT A PAPER APPLICATION PEACE OF MIND KNOWING YOU’VE COMPLETED YOUR APPLICATION EVEN BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL Visit www.schoollunchapp.com to submit your application today!

First Responder Drills

July 11, 2018 dasbury
First responders conduct drills at Gadsden City Schools.

Big Lots Donation

May 18, 2018 dasbury
Thanks to Big Lots for their Grand Opening donation to Eura Brown Elementary School.

PBIS Model Demonstration Schools

May 21, 2018 wgoodwin
  Congratulations Oscar Adams Elementary and Walnut Park Elementary for being named PBIS Model Demonstration schools.

Congratulations Kristy Johnson

April 27, 2018 dasbury
FROM JSU I am pleased to inform you that GCHS’s own Kristy Johnson has been chosen as Jacksonville State University’s Instructional Technology Student of the Year! This annual award is in alignment with the other graduate programs in the School of Education in which the faculty collaboratively select a student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in his/her

In Service Schedule 2018

July 19, 2018 dasbury
*UPDATED* Inservice Schedule August 2018

Retirement Tea

May 16, 2018 dasbury
Congratulations to all of our 2018 Retirees. Thank you for your service to our community, district and our students. Pictures posted on our Facebook page.  

Gadsden City High Orientation Information

July 10, 2018 dasbury
GCHS 2018-2019 Orientations Flyer

Congratulations Hunter Robinson

May 9, 2018 dasbury
DECA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE RECIPIENTS Hunter Robinson (GCHS) received the “Award of Excellence” certificate at the 2018 DECA International Career Development Conference in recognition of achieving all standards of performance in their competitive event fields.  (Faculty Sponsors: Anita Kinsey and Kristy Johnson)

Kindergarten Registration Is Now Open

April 12, 2018 dasbury
Kindergarten Registration Dates have been set for May 1 – 4

R.A. Mitchell ACTE Region and State Fair Winners

April 24, 2018 wgoodwin
The East Central Region of the Alabama Council for Technology in Education was held April 4th in Oxford, Alabama. The top two individual winners and top two group winners, in each category, qualify to advance to the state competition. Congratulations to these Mitchell students! Chloe Hayes – 1st Place, Level 2, Individual, Productivity Design Bailey Edwards –

NAMM Music Recognition for GCHS

April 19, 2018 dasbury
CONGRATULATIONS GCHS Support Music 2018 Merit Award

2017-2018 Teachers of the Year

April 11, 2018 dasbury
Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Teachers of the Year recognized at the Awards Recognition Board of Education Meeting. (L to R)  Latera Woods (Thompson), Alison Correll (Walnut Park), Cody Carlton (GCHS), Katie Goodwin (Donehoo), Miles Mason (Mitchell), Claire Hearn (GMS), David Williams (LMS), and Constance Keeling (Striplin).    Not Pictured – Elaine Gray (Adams), Emily Barber

Special Olympics 2018

April 6, 2018 dasbury
A special day with some great students.  

Teachers Credit Union Donation

April 3, 2018 dasbury
Thanks to Alabama Teachers Credit Union for their “Read Across America” $300 donation to the Gadsden City Schools.  (Dr. Ed Miller and Mr. Joseph Wood)

Board Work Session

April 5, 2018 dasbury
A Board of Education Work Session is scheduled for Friday, April 6, 2018, 3:30 PM, at the Central Office.

Called Board Meeting

April 19, 2018 dasbury
Gadsden City Board of Education will hold a Called Board Meeting on Thursday, April 26th @ 5:00 p.m. at the Gadsden City High School Library.

Teacher In-Service Schedule for April 2

March 20, 2018 dasbury
Inservice Schedule for April 2, 2018

Middle & High School Orientations

June 7, 2018 dasbury
2018-2019 Middle and High School Orientation Dates

Education & Training Academy Students

March 9, 2018 dasbury
Gadsden City High School Education and Training Academy students are regularly assisting teachers and students at Walnut Park Elementary School.  Students are reading to various classrooms on February 28th and March 1st during the celebration of “Read Across America Day”. This week they began working in specific classrooms to tutor students in math and reading.

4 DECA State Winners

February 28, 2018 dasbury
Congratulations to our four DECA state winners who will be headed to DECA National Competition in April to represent Gadsden City Schools. (L to R) Dillon Boatwright (3rd place, Automotive Services Marketing Series), Hunter Robinson (3rd Place, Entrepreneurship Series), Jaliyah Byers (3rd Place, Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series), and Stacey Mae (2nd Place, Human Resources

AdvancEd Survey Results

March 13, 2018 dasbury
Thanks to all who participated in our recent surveys for AdvancEd Accreditation. Here are the summary reports. Climate and Culture Survey Middle and High Student 2017 Climate and Culture Survey Parent Culture and Climate Elementary Survey 2017 Gadsden Systemwide Parent Surveys 2017 Middle and High Student Surveys 2017 Teacher Inventory Survey 2017

Florida School Shooting Discussions

February 19, 2018 dasbury
As we are saddened by the school shooting last week in Florida, here is a great resource for discussions with students from the National Association of School Psychologists. NOTE: Upon clicking this link, you are leaving the Gadsden City Schools website.  The Gadsden City Schools are not responsible for the format or content of the following

2018-19 Pre-K Early Registration OPEN

January 22, 2018 dasbury
2018-2019 Pre-K Early Registration is still OPEN   Pre-Registration Flyer 2018-2019 Pre-Registration Flyer 2018-2019 Spanish

CONGRATULATIONS Clark Lipscomb

January 26, 2018 dasbury
Look who won FIRST place in the State Superintendent’s Visual Arts Contest for Division 7-8!!! Clark Lipscomb (Gadsden Middle School) ~ Carol Hill, Instructor, Gadsden City Schools. Superintendent’s Winners for 2018

Spring Sports Schedule

February 1, 2018 dasbury
Spring Sports Schedule 2018

Black History Month Activities

January 19, 2018 dasbury
Black History Month Activities for 2018

Flu Season Update

January 12, 2018 dasbury
The School district is monitoring student flu absences closely. Currently, district wide, we are running about 90% present.  Schools are proactively working to take preventive steps such as frequently wiping down/disinfecting common surfaces. Parents are doing a great job of helping with this by keeping students at home who exhibit flu-like symptoms. Currently, there are

Alabama Workforce Council Survey

January 12, 2018 dasbury
Subject Line:  Alabama Parent | We need your thoughts on education beyond high school! This message is sent at the request of the Alabama Workforce Council.    As we begin 2018, the State of Alabama is working to identify how best to empower current and future members of Alabama’s workforce to complete post-secondary degrees and

Spelling Bee Winners

January 10, 2018 dasbury
Congratulations to all of our 2018 Spelling Bee contestants. Winners: 1st Place – Zakiya Mims (Emma Sansom Middle School) – Center 2nd Place – Fatima Barrow (Litchfield Middle School) – Left 3rd Place – Nikitha Tummala  (Eura Brown Elementary School) – Right  

Pre-Engineering Academy Luncheon

November 3, 2017 dasbury
          Gadsden State Community College sponsored a luncheon today for the Gadsden City High School Pre-Engineering Academy students.  Manufacturing business partners attended the luncheon to support the students and encourage them to continue in this lucrative field of study.  Collin Miller did a great job address the group. Pre Engineering Luncheon

*NEW* Career Guides

October 31, 2017 dasbury
New Career Success Guides from Alabama Works  

Veterans Day Programs

October 27, 2017 dasbury
Veterans Day Programs

BEST Robotics Competition

October 24, 2017 dasbury
The Gadsden City High School Robotics Team competed at the recent BEST Robotics Competition at Ft. McClellan.  Although not placing this year (No. 6 out of 19), they learned a great deal which will position them to be even more competitive next year. Thanks to these great competitors and their sponsor, Mr. Garmon. 

Student Leadership Team

October 24, 2017 dasbury
The Student Leadership Team for the Gadsden City Schools met today at the Board of Education. Great group of students and a great speaker (Elijah Campbell, Senior, GCHS)

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,

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  

Dyslexia Awareness Training

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

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  

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

Football Pep Rally Schedules

August 25, 2017 dasbury
Football Pep Rally Schedules

GCHS 2017 Scholarships

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

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

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.