*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
Level 1 Website Creation – Angelica Nail – 3rd place Level 1 Video Production – Bailey Womack – 1st place Level 2 Video Production – Zackeus Kynard – 3rd place Level 1 Computer Programming – Carter Womack – 3rd place Level 1 Multimedia Apps – Anna Kate Fells – 1st place Level 1 General Applications
Our Choral Programs represented us well yesterday in State Competition with everyone earning overall Superior Ratings. GCHS – Concert Choir 1 1 1 1 Titan Chorale 1 1 1 2(Sight-Reading) Chamber 1 1 1 1 ESMS – 6th Grade 1 1 1 1 7th / 8th Advanced 1 1 1 1
CONGRATULATIONS to “Gadsden City High School’s Economics Bowl team” for winning 3rd place in the STATE Championship at UAB. Laura Minton, Jacob Dowdy, Grant Waits, and Holden Rowe. Teacher sponsors~ Mr. Daniel Sigler and Mr. Ryan McRae.
2015-2016 Teacher of the Year and Student Recognitions Program 2016
The winners of the GCHS Tech Fair 2016 are: Multimedia 1st Adrian Cox 2nd Jamaya Walker 3rd Devon Ragland 4th Chandler Williams Other 1st Aaron Bailey 2nd Tyron Brown 3rd Zach Holdbrooks 4th Jacob Pascuales 5th Brashun Smitherman-Ransaw Group Project 1st Charles McCrickard and Devon Higgins 2nd Zack Holdbrooks, Mary Grace Keck, Will Burns 3rd
GCHS Special Olympics basketball team wins the gold medal at STATE Games in Dothan today. We are so excited and proud of these young men for their dedication, commitment and athleticism! Way to go Titans! More Info and pictures
The Public is invited to view the projects from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, in the school library.
Wednesday, March 9 will find the Career Technical Education Advisory Council for the Gadsden City Schools sponsoring the Industry Showcase. Local Businesses will team up with Career Technical Program instructors to highlight career and training opportunities in our area. All Freshmen will tour the Career Technical Facility and have a chance to visit a couple
Several 5th Grade students from Donehoo Elementary shared their Black History Wax Museum presentations at the March meeting of the Gadsden City Board of Education. Thanks to these students for sharing with us and to Donehoo Elementary for hosting the meeting.
Caroline Knowles, a freshman at GCHS, has been accepted to Columbia University’s Summer Program for High School Students where she will study Creative Writing. The program is a three-week immersive academic experience on the Columbia campus in New York City. At this program, students deeply engage their favorite subjects while living alongside high-achieving peers from
A few pictures from Donehoo’s first Black History Wax Museum. Students and Staff did a GREAT job!
Congratulations to Kaelyn Harris (8th Grade, Emma Sansom Middle School), who recently was chosen from about 350 North Alabama students at the Junior United Nations Assembly for the Erin McPherson Award. This award commemorates a former JUNA participant, Erin McPherson from many years ago. The winner is selected based on teacher nominations and interviews.
Congratulations to the Emma Sansom Middle School Girls Basketball team who went undefeated this season.
One of our FCCLA members has received the ALABAMA ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY, CAREER AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OF AMERICA (FCCLA) FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP. There are only two awarded annually in the state of Alabama. Hannah Murray will receive a scholarship of $1,000.00, renewed annually for four years (total value of $4,000.00) to pursue a career associated with
Congratulations Catherine Haynes! (Gadsden Middle School) She received a second place award at the State Superintendent ‘s Visual Art Competition in Montgomery today.
Congratulations to Ade Akisanya (Gadsden Middle School) who won 3rd place in the Etowah County Spelling Bee held today (2-10-16) at Gadsden City High School. Jacob Kelley (Westbrook Elementary) won 2nd Place and John Kelley (Westbrook Middle) won 1st Place. Some additional pictures from the Spelling Bee
Congratulations to the students and staff of Litchfield Middle School. The school is no longer included on the Alabama Accountability Act list of ‘failing’ schools. Gadsden Times Article
Black History Month Activities 2016 *Activities are listed in order by date. School Date Program Time Place Striplin Elementary Feb 4, 5, 9 Black History Wax Museum 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Striplin Gym Gadsden Middle Feb 5 Black History Program 9:00 a.m. GMS Gym Striplin Elementary Feb 11 Birmingham Civil Rights Speaker 9:00
Striplin Black History Wax Museum Program is up and running. Gadsden Times Article
Congratulations to Catherine Haynes from Gadsden Middle School who won 2nd place in the State Superintendent’s Art Show and to Carol Hill, her instructor! She and Carol will be honored at a luncheon given by Dr. Bice at the State Department of Ed in February. Great Job!!!
Congratulations Jonathan Kilgo … a perfect 300 game in the state bowling tournament. AL.Com Article
January, 2016 issue of the Alabama State Department of Education newsletter.
CONGRATULATIONS ~ Laura Minton and Savannah New for being selected as the “Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Scholars”. They will represent Gadsden City Schools this week in Huntsville at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center for the Rotary Youth Leadership program from Jan. 28-30th. Laura was elected as Gadsden City High School President and Savannah as Treasurer of the Interact (Rotary) Club.They
James Spann talks air pressure with G. W. Floyd 2nd -5th grade students.
Congratulations to our Gadsden City Schools Spelling Bee Winners. 1st Place – Ade Akisanya (Gadsden Middle) 2nd Place – Immad Tariq (Eura Brown) 3rd Place – Jai Patel (Walnut Park) Proud of all of our school winners. They will all compete again in the Etowah County Spelling Bee on February 10 at the Gadsden City
Some Floyd Elementary School students received a special Christmas Present today from Academy Sports. Students with the most improved scores on their STAR Reading and Math tests first semester received special gifts. Many of the lower elementary grade students received bicycles from Academy Sports. Additional students received entertainment packages or other valuable prizes. Congratulations to
Jamahl Jelks has been named to the TV24 Pigskin All-Star Football Team. Congratulations Jamahl!
Congratulations to Draven Jackson, Aspen Battles, Markavier Bothwell, and Dazha Jelks for earning a SUPERIOR ranking at the state theatre festival this weekend at Troy University. Draven Jackson was also selected as an alternate for the ACT theatre scholarship! We are very proud! ALSO: The GCHS Theatre Department will host a night of scenes and monologues
Laura Minton and Gavin Reid received Letters of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship program. These are in addition to the record-setting Seven National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists at Gadsden City High School. Well done Laura and Gavin. National Merit Scholarship Program Information
Erin Snow is a senior at Gadsden City High School and is the daughter of Marv and Ginger Snow. She is the Co-Captain on the Danceline of the Titan Band in which she has been a member of for 4 years. She is also member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Key Club, DECA,
Congratulations to Jacob Dowdy for winning the Alabama Vocal Association District 4 Music Education Scholarship and Gavin Reid for being chosen as the District 4 Outstanding Male Choral Student. Both of these young men will go on to represent Gadsden City High School and the entire district in the state competition.
CONGRATULATIONS to the GCHS Competitive Cheer Team for winning 1ST Place against 2 other great teams in their first ever appearance at the Rockin Cheer Classic on Sunday, November 8. Team Members are: Front Row L-R Sarah Grace Whitt, Allie Johnson, Ayshiah Morgan, Robin Williams, Madelyn Mills Back Row L-R Ashley James, Shae Frazier, Sydney
Congratulations to our Titan Theatre group. Saturday at the District 1 Trubauer Theatre Festival, Draven Jackson, Aspen Battles, Markavier Bothwell, and Dazha Jelks all qualified for state competition! Well Done Titans, we are proud of you!
Interact Club Ceremony. Interact is the student chapter of the Gadsden Rotary Club. Interact was created to develop leadership skills and citizenship through community service projects.
From Power to Play (Sponsored by Alabama Power) Congratulations! You have advanced to the next round of the Power To Play application process. You are one step closer to receiving $2,500 to support your athletic program through Power To Play. Beginning today, your school will be featured among our finalists on the Power To Play
Floyd Elementary School – The 6th Annual Pink Out fundraiser was a huge success. Thank you to SGA, Beta Club members and their sponsors. A special thanks to Mrs. Wilson and her committee and all of the donation items that were sold. The school will be sending a check to the Susan G. Komen Cancer
Arnold and DeRamus continue pursuit of the national Wendy’s High School Heisman in latest results. Well done Lindsey Arnold and Ahmad DeRamus.
Congratulations to Mrs. La Gray and Mrs. Joan Hightower for being awarded the Gadsden City Schools “Pillars of Education” award this past Friday night (Oct. 23, 2015).
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR SEMIFINALISTS (Pictured from Left to Right) Zachary Holdbrooks Josiah Perry Justin Kelley Krisha Amin Taylor Bowley Harry Hager Anshuman Sinha
Honors students scoring at least a “3” on at least one AP Exam were recently recognized at a reception at Gadsden City High School. Gadsden Times Article
Thanks to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) for performing today for our Music Department students at Gadsden City High School.
Gadsden City Board of Education receiving Presidents’ Award for training from the Alabama School Board Association! Congratulations!!! Pictured: Frank Cylar, Deborah Howard, Kelly Cochran, Kent Henslee and Nancy Stewart.
Five members of the Gadsden City Board of Education received Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) recognition at last night’s board meeting. Kelly Cochran, Frank Cyler, Deborah Howard, Ralph Lane, and Lynn Taylor received leveled awards for Boardsmanship Training. We appreciate all of our board members and their commitment to excellence.
Click to read the GCHS One to One Information Letter from the Superintendent.