“Empowering All Through Educational Opportunities”

Events

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

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.

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

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)  

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              

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

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. 

Congratulations Micah Boring

April 24, 2017 dasbury
Congratulations to Micah Boring. Alabama Skills USA State Competition – 3rd Place – Industrial Motor Control.

GCHS Theatre presents "Legally Blonde"

April 12, 2017 dasbury
GCHS Theatre Website

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

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

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.  

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

Kindergarten Registration Dates Set

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

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

Congratulations Jakasha Bush

March 14, 2017 dasbury
Carson Scholarship Winner!!! Gadsden Times Article Carson Scholars Website

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. To make an appointment, or for additional information: American Behavioral Website

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

State Kudos to Rainbow Catering

March 10, 2017 dasbury
Continued state recognition for Rainbow Catering See Pages 12 & 13   ALSDE Deputy State Superintendent Telegram

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. 

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

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!

Beautiful Rainbow Catering ABC 33/40

February 4, 2017 dasbury
Beautiful Rainbow Catering Segment on ABC 33/40 from February 3, 2017

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

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

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.

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

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