“Empowering All Through Educational Opportunities”


TEACHERS - National Board Funding Available

January 24, 2017 dasbury
*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

GCS Spelling Bee 2017

January 11, 2017 dasbury
1st Place – Keerthana Tummala – Eura Brown 2nd Place – Brycen Willingham – Mitchell 3rd Place – Elissa Turner – Striplin   ADDITIONAL PICTURES

Black History Month School Activities

January 9, 2017 dasbury
Black History Month School Activities


December 12, 2016 dasbury
Congratulations to David Hodges, Alabama State Special Olympics Athlete of the Year!

GCHS Band/Chorus to Pearl Harbor

December 1, 2016 dasbury
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

Blue Ribbon School - Washington DC

November 10, 2016 dasbury
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

Veteran's Day Programs

October 6, 2016 dasbury
Veterans Day Programs 2016

RFP available for Energy Conservation Program

December 16, 2016 dasbury
Gadsden City Schools Public Notice

Emma Sansom MS Veteran's Day Program

November 4, 2016 dasbury
A few pictures from the Veteran’s Day Program today at Emma Sansom Middle School. Guest Speaker: Mr. Jack Smith  

Striplin Kitchen Smoke Alarm

December 14, 2016 dasbury
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.  

Eura Brown - National Blue Ribbon School

September 28, 2016 jmoon
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 Whitney Hall

October 13, 2016 dasbury
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

October 25, 2016 dasbury
Student Leadership Meeting at the Board of Education with outstanding student leaders from across the district.       

GCHS Student Athletes of the Year

October 17, 2016 dasbury
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.

Alabama Association for Gifted Children Awards

October 17, 2016 wgoodwin
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

Mid-South Band Festival Schedule

September 19, 2016 dasbury
Mid South Band Festival Schedule

Mandatory New Substitute Training

September 13, 2016 dasbury
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

Digital Citizenship Month Training

September 6, 2016 dasbury
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 3D Printing

August 31, 2016 dasbury
Afterschool students at Mitchell Elementary learning to use their 3-D printer.  

Thanks United Way

August 30, 2016 dasbury
Thanks to United Way, a great partner with the Gadsden City Schools. Etowah County United Way Video Etowah County United Way Website  

Titan Tailgate Extravaganza

August 29, 2016 dasbury
Thanks to all who helped and participated in the Titan Tailgate Extravaganza.    

Budget Hearing Notice

August 23, 2016 dasbury
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

Beautiful Rainbow Catering ABC 33/40

August 13, 2016 dasbury
ABC 33/40 Segment – Rainbow Catering

Zero Robotics

August 12, 2016 dasbury
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

Ben V. Pilitary Dedication Ceremony

August 10, 2016 dasbury
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 Construction Zone Plan

August 5, 2016 Michael Ray
Emma Sansom Middle School Transportation Plan – Construction Zone

Liz Huntley - "More Than A Bird"

August 3, 2016 Michael Ray
In-Service speaker Liz Huntley. “More Than A Bird”

Employee In-Service 2016

August 3, 2016 Michael Ray
A few pics from the morning session of In-Service 2016.

GCHS One to One Fee/Form

July 21, 2016 dasbury
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.  

Secondary Orientation Schedule

June 23, 2016 jmoon
Secondary Orientation Schedule

National Championship Scholars Bowl Team

June 8, 2016 dasbury
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.

Retiree Reception Honorees

May 19, 2016 dasbury
Congratulations to our 2016 Retirees.

GCHS 10th Anniversary Gathering

May 5, 2016 dasbury
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

GCHS Students Youth In Gov't. Day

April 19, 2016 dasbury
GCHS students participating in Youth In Government Day.

Donehoo Hosts Family Math Night

April 19, 2016 dasbury
Gadsden Times Article

Siran Stacy at GCHS

April 14, 2016 dasbury
Siran Stacy speaking to the students at Gadsden City High! Video    

Mitchell Student Winners at Regional Tech Fair

April 12, 2016 dasbury
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

GCHS Laptop Return Information

April 12, 2016 dasbury
GCHS Laptop Return Flyer

AVA State Choral Competition

April 8, 2016 dasbury
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

ACT / Student Assessment Resources

April 6, 2016 jmoon
Student Assessment Resources  

Economics Bowl Team - State 3rd Place

April 6, 2016 dasbury
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.

Awards and Recognitions - April Board Meeting

April 5, 2016 dasbury
2015-2016 Teacher of the Year and Student Recognitions Program 2016

Pre-K Registration

April 5, 2016 jmoon
Pre-K Registration Forms – Spanish and English

Congratulations to GCHS Tech Fair Winners

March 23, 2016 dasbury
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 GOLD!

March 11, 2016 dasbury
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

GCHS Tech Fair - March 22

March 11, 2016 dasbury
The Public is invited to view the projects from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, in the school library.

Industry Showcase GCHS

March 4, 2016 dasbury
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

Donehoo Students GCS Board Meeting

March 9, 2016 dasbury
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.

Congratulations Caroline Knowles

March 7, 2016 dasbury
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

Donehoo Black History Wax Museum

February 26, 2016 dasbury
A few pictures from Donehoo’s first Black History Wax Museum.  Students and Staff did a GREAT job!

JUNA Award Winner - Kaelyn Harris

February 22, 2016 dasbury
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.

ESMS Girls Go Undefeated

February 22, 2016 dasbury
Congratulations to the Emma Sansom Middle School Girls Basketball team who went undefeated this season.

Congratulations Hannah Murray

February 17, 2016 dasbury
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)

February 12, 2016 dasbury
Congratulations Catherine Haynes! (Gadsden Middle School) She received a second place award at the State Superintendent ‘s Visual Art Competition in Montgomery today.

Akisanya Brings Home 3rd - Spelling Bee

February 10, 2016 dasbury
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

Litchfield Clears Off "Failing School" List

February 10, 2016 dasbury
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

February 8, 2016 dasbury
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

February 5, 2016 dasbury
Striplin Black History Wax Museum Program is up and running. Gadsden Times Article

High School Grad Rate Continues to Climb

February 5, 2016 dasbury
72% (2013-2014) to 83% (2014-2015) Gadsden Times Article

State Art Show Winner - Catherine Haynes

January 29, 2016 dasbury
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!!!

Jonathan Kilgo - Another STRIKE!

January 29, 2016 dasbury
Congratulations Jonathan Kilgo … a perfect 300 game in the state bowling tournament. AL.Com Article

Ala. St. Dept. of Ed Newsletter - January

January 28, 2016 dasbury
January, 2016 issue of the Alabama State Department of Education newsletter.

Rotary Youth Leadership Award Scholars

January 25, 2016 dasbury
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 @ Floyd Elementary

January 21, 2016 dasbury
James Spann talks air pressure with G. W. Floyd 2nd -5th grade students.

Gadsden City Spelling Bee Winners

January 13, 2016 dasbury
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

Floyd: Academy Sports Presents Bicycles

December 16, 2015 dasbury
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

Congratulations Jamahl Jelks (#63)

December 7, 2015 dasbury
Jamahl Jelks has been named to the TV24 Pigskin All-Star Football Team. Congratulations Jamahl!

Theatre Festival Winners

December 7, 2015 dasbury
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

Congratulations Laura Minton and Gavin Reid

November 13, 2015 dasbury
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

Congratulations Erin Snow - Alabama Miss USA Teen

November 9, 2015 dasbury
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 Jacob Dowdy & Gavin Reid

November 9, 2015 dasbury
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.

GCHS Cheer Team Brings Home 1st Place

November 9, 2015 dasbury
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

Titan Theatre Group News

November 9, 2015 dasbury
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!

Rotary Interact Induction

October 30, 2015 dasbury
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.

*VOTE* GCHS Power to Play SemiFinalist

October 20, 2015 dasbury
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

Veterans Day Programs

October 26, 2015 dasbury
2015 Veterans Day Programs

Floyd Elementary Pink Out Fundraiser

October 28, 2015 dasbury
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 & DeRamus Wendy's Heisman School Winners

October 26, 2015 dasbury
Arnold and DeRamus continue pursuit of the national Wendy’s High School Heisman in latest results. Well done Lindsey Arnold and Ahmad DeRamus.

Gray and Hightower "Pillars of Education"

October 26, 2015 dasbury
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).  

Seven National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

October 7, 2015 dasbury
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR SEMIFINALISTS (Pictured from Left to Right) Zachary Holdbrooks Josiah Perry Justin Kelley Krisha Amin Taylor Bowley Harry Hager Anshuman Sinha

Advanced Placement (AP) Students Recognized

October 7, 2015 dasbury
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

Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO)

October 1, 2015 dasbury
Thanks to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) for performing today for our Music Department students at Gadsden City High School.

Board of Education Recognized

September 11, 2015 dasbury
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.

Board Members Receive Awards

September 9, 2015 dasbury
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.

GCHS One to One Information Letter for Parents

August 17, 2015 Michael Ray
Click to read the GCHS One to One Information Letter from the Superintendent.

One to One Laptop Usage Agreement

August 17, 2015 Michael Ray
Click Here to Download the Laptop Usage Agreement