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)
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 –
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
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)
A Board of Education Work Session is scheduled for Friday, April 6, 2018, 3:30 PM, at the Central Office.
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.
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.
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
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
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
2018-2019 Pre-K Early Registration is still OPEN Pre-Registration Flyer 2018-2019 Pre-Registration Flyer 2018-2019 Spanish
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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, 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,
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
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 3:30 – 4:30, Parent Teacher Resource Center, 201 College Street. Information Flyer
Congratulations to Litchfield Middle School. 2017 Active Schools Award Winner 1 of 10 Winners in the state of Alabama. Active Schools Award Announcement
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
Scholarship Offers for 2017 at Gadsden City High School. Totaling over $9 million dollars.
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
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.
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Education and Training Flyer
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)
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
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
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.
Congratulations to Micah Boring. Alabama Skills USA State Competition – 3rd Place – Industrial Motor Control.
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
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
Members of the Gadsden City High School Community welcomed Coach Bart Sessions as their new Varsity Football Coach at a Meet-and-Greet Session.
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
May 1 – 5 are the dates for Kindergarten Registration for all Gadsden City Elementary Schools.
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
Carson Scholarship Winner!!! Gadsden Times Article Carson Scholars Website
*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. To make an appointment, or for additional information: American Behavioral Website
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
Continued state recognition for Rainbow Catering See Pages 12 & 13 ALSDE Deputy State Superintendent Telegram
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.
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
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!
Beautiful Rainbow Catering Segment on ABC 33/40 from February 3, 2017
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
Check out the video on the Career-Technical Education Page. “Success in the New Economy” Career Technical Education 2016-2017 Quick Fact Sheet
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.
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
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
*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
1st Place – Keerthana Tummala – Eura Brown 2nd Place – Brycen Willingham – Mitchell 3rd Place – Elissa Turner – Striplin ADDITIONAL PICTURES
Congratulations to David Hodges, Alabama State Special Olympics Athlete of the Year!
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
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
A few pictures from the Veteran’s Day Program today at Emma Sansom Middle School. Guest Speaker: Mr. Jack Smith
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.
2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools 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 designated as 2016 Blue Ribbon School.
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
Student Leadership Meeting at the Board of Education with outstanding student leaders from across the district.
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.
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
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
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
Afterschool students at Mitchell Elementary learning to use their 3-D printer.
Thanks to United Way, a great partner with the Gadsden City Schools. Etowah County United Way Video Etowah County United Way Website
Thanks to all who helped and participated in the Titan Tailgate Extravaganza.
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
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
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
Emma Sansom Middle School Transportation Plan – Construction Zone
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.
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.
A huge thanks to all who planned and participated in the Gadsden City High School 10th Anniversary Celebration. A special thanks to our guest speaker, Mary School Hunter, our Alabama State Board of Education representative. The Celebration continues with: First Friday (May 6) and “Live on the Lawn” (May 20). Gadsden Times article Channel