“Empowering All Through Educational Opportunities”



April 17, 2021 dasbury
21st Century Summer Camp Registration Page

Congratulations Maria Diego (GCHS)

April 15, 2021 dasbury
Congratulations to Maria Diego on her achievements.  Maria is a third year student of the GCHS Marketing program.  During this time she has been an active member who regularly participated in community service, fundraising, leadership activities, and competitions.  For the 2020-21 school year, Maria has served as DECA President and placed 2nd at the State Career

GCHS Food Drive

April 9, 2021 dasbury

Mask Policy

April 9, 2021 dasbury
The current policy for students and staff regarding mask wearing remains in place and has not been changed.

Middle School Football Meeting

April 9, 2021 dasbury
Parent meeting for Middle School Football Wednesday April 14th, 6:00 PM Gadsden City Football Fieldhouse Anyone wishing to play football for the middle school MUST have a parent represented.   Covid Protocols will be in effect Meeting Flyer


April 7, 2021 dasbury
Watch the “We Dream Bigger” Video

Kindergarten Registration

March 22, 2021 dasbury
Kindergarten Registration is open at all Gadsden City Schools. Link to on-line registration form.

Etowah County 4-H News

March 23, 0202 dasbury
Latest 4-H Newsletter:    March 2021

Alabama Literacy Act Brochure (ALSDE)

March 4, 2021 dasbury
Alabama Literacy Act Brochure

2021-2022 Calendar Approved

March 3, 2021 dasbury
The Yearly Calendar for the 2021-2022 school year has been approved by the Board of Education. (NOTE: COVID-related changes could be made at a later date.) 2021-2022 Yearly Calendar  The Calendar is also available at the “Gadsden City Schools” drop down menu at the top of the GCS website homepage.

THANKS to Gadsden Regional

February 22, 2021 dasbury
A huge THANKS to Gadsden Regional Medical Center for getting all of our Teachers and School Staff (who wanted it) vaccinated for COVID last Friday. 

Congrats to Mary Carleton Gilbert

February 17, 2021 dasbury
Congratulations to Mary Carleton Gilbert for winning second place in the Alabama statewide DAR Essay Contest. Mary Carleton is a sixth grader at Gadsden Middle School. She is the daughter of Melissa and Josh Gilbert. Pictured with Mary Carleton are local DAR Treasurer Gennie  Arledge and Chapter Regent Valerie Reynolds. 

2-Hour Delay for Wed., Feb. 17

February 16, 2021 dasbury
ALL Gadsden City Schools are on a 2-hour delay for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17.

All Schools Closed Tuesday, Feb. 16

February 15, 2021 dasbury
Due to the threat of hazardous road conditions, all Gadsden City Schools will be closed Tuesday, February 16.

Black History Month Programs

February 5, 2021 dasbury
Black History Month Activities 2021

Middle School Football Sign-Up 2021-2022

February 4, 2021 dasbury
Sign-up is underway for Gadsden City School’s Middle School Football program for the 2021-2022 school year. To sign up, CLICK HERE.  

Teachers of the Year

February 1, 2021 dasbury
Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Teachers of the Year Systemwide Winners:  Elementary – Valerie Johnson (Floyd Elementary)  Secondary – America Jayroe (Emma Sansom Middle School)  Adams Elementary – Emily Ford Eura Brown Elementary – Chris Weaver  Donehoo Elementary – Terri Dickson Floyd Elementary – Valerie Johnson Mitchell Elementary – Vanessa Roberts Striplin Elementary – Shereka Wright

Spring Sports Schedule

January 26, 2021 dasbury
Spring Sports Schedule

*NEW* After School Programs for Adams and Walnut Park

January 14, 2021 dasbury
After School Programs are open for registration for Adams and Walnut Park Elementary Schools Click HERE for the 21st Century / Community Education Page with Flyers and Registration Forms.

OSR Pre-K Pre-Registration

January 14, 2021 dasbury
Registration for the 2021-2022 OSR Pre-K programs. Gadsden City Pre-K flyer 2020-21 Gadsden City Pre-K flyer 2020-21 Spanish

School Board Recognition Month

January 11, 2021 dasbury
  January is School Board Member Recognition Month During the most complicated school year in history, let’s take a moment to say thank you to our school board members for their extraordinary service to our students and our community.   

Meals During Virtual Instruction

December 14, 2020 dasbury
During the two weeks of virtual instruction, families may pick up meals for the week (5 days worth) on Tuesday, December 15, and Tuesday, January 5 from 12:30 to 1:00 at each Gadsden City School.

Parent Academy and Videos for Families

April 8, 2020 wgoodwin
GCS Parent Academy Remote Learning Quick Guide for Families Video Tutorials Speech Therapy at Home Information for Parents Accessing Counseling Services from Home At Home Clever and IXL Information for Parents       Informacion para los padres de Clever e IXL en casa. At Home Clever and USATest Prep Information for Parents    

Teacher Appreciation Week

November 16, 2020 dasbury
Thanks to all of our teachers for the great work they are doing for our students every day!

Students Going Virtual Dec. 14 - Jan. 11

December 10, 2020 dasbury
All Gadsden City School Students will be on Virtual Learning for the time period from Dec. 14 to Jan. 11. NOTE: Christmas Break is from December 21 through January 1.  Virtual Instruction resumes January 4. Virtual Instruction December 14 – 18 and January 4 – 8.  (10 days)

Congratulations Terri Jenkins (GCHS)

November 9, 2020 dasbury
Congratulations to Terri Jenkins (GCHS) who was recently selected as the ALACTE 2020 Family and Consumer Science Teacher of the Year for Alabama.  

Winter Sports Schedules - UPDATED

October 6, 2020 dasbury
Systemwide Winter Sports Schedule Updated

Face to Face Classes / FAQs

September 15, 2020 dasbury
Face to Face Classes for the Gadsden City Schools resumed September 28, 2020. Frequently Asked Questions  Check back here often for updates. Continued Remote Virtual Instruction Information Sheet Additional individual School Plans and Information are available on individual school websites.  

Free Internet for Qualifying Families

August 3, 2020 dasbury
Free Internet for Qualifying Families Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students Vouchers VOUCHER LETTERS WILL START ARRIVING AS EARLY AS MONDAY, AUGUST 24. BE WATCHING YOUR MAIL.  MAILING TO THE ADDRESS ON FILE WITH YOUR SCHOOL. Poster_English        Poster_Spanish Letter will look like this…   On Friday, July 31, Governor Kay Ivey announced $100 million in


October 5, 2020 dasbury
CONGRATULATIONS to Hunter Enders Gadsden City High School Junior. He was awarded The Chamber’s Exceptional K-12 Student Award.

CONGRATULATIONS Tomasina Smitherman (Adams)

October 1, 2020 dasbury
CONGRATULATIONS!!! To Tomasina Smitherman (Adams Elementary) for winning the Excellence in Education Award for Excellence in Administration from The Chamber.

Pre K Spots Still Available

September 1, 2020 dasbury
Gadsden City Pre-K Flyer 2020-21

Meal Distribution for Virtual Students

September 25, 2020 dasbury
Meal Distribution Dates for Virtual Students 12:30 to 1:00 on the following days… Monday, Sept. 28 Wednesday, Sept. 30 Friday, October 2 Monday, Oct. 5 Wednesday, Oct. 7 Friday, Oct. 9 Tuesday, October 13 Tuesday, October 20 Tuesday, October 27          

21st Century After School Registration On-Site

September 16, 2020 dasbury
Afterschool Informational Flyer    (Spanish Version)   Registration Forms (English & Spanish) Gadsden City High School Emma Sansom Middle School Gadsden Middle School Donehoo Elementary Eura Brown Elementary Mitchell Elementary Striplin Elementary Thompson Elementary  

Application to Remain Virtual/Remote

September 22, 2020 dasbury
Face to Face Classes for the Gadsden City Schools resumed beginning September 28, 2020. Continued Remote Virtual Instruction Information Sheet Any parent wishing their student to continue remain in a virtual/remote learning setting will need to complete an application.  Late deciders may still complete an application here TO REMAIN VIRTUAL…  Link to Application  Those returning for

Online Lunch Application

August 6, 2020 wgoodwin
Apply For School Meal Benefits The Easy Way Applying online allows your school to process your application for meal benefits faster than ever before. Your information is protected using the highest security standards in the industry. MySchoolApps walks you through the entire application process, ensuring it’s complete and ready to submit. Click the link below to apply.

Lunch Pickup Request

August 6, 2020 wgoodwin
**PLEASE ONLY MAKE ONE REQUEST FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK** Complete the form below to request school lunches for students beginning Monday, August 31st at each school location. Requesting lunch pickup will provide lunches for the entire week. Lunches will be picked up every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:30-1 pm. (*Please note the time change for

Farmers Federation Donation

August 31, 2020 dasbury
A big thank you to the Etowah County Farmers Federation for assisting the students of Gadsden City Schools.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Budget Hearing #1

August 24, 2020 dasbury
Budget Hearing #1 – September 1, 2020, 5:00 PM  (Virtual Meeting)    Meeting Link:   Unapproved Budget Hearing Packet FY 2021 2021 BudgetHearing92_ResponseForm

String of Pearls Recognition

August 10, 2020 dasbury
Superintendent Reddick recognizes his maintenance staff for their outstanding job of preparing schools for reopening with his annual String of Pearls award (Individuals pictured held their breath for 30 seconds while unmasked).

4-H Grows Project Registration Form

September 17, 2020 dasbury
4-H Grows Registration Form – Fall 2020

Schools Reopening Q&A

July 22, 2020 dasbury
Schools Reopening Q and A (Updated 7-27-2020) NOTE: Check back often.  Additions will be made to this document frequently.

Latest Superintendent Reopening Update

July 6, 2020 dasbury
Informational Video – July 19, 2020

In-Service Schedule

August 4, 2020 dasbury
In-Service with Links to Sessions (Updated 8-10-2020, 8:20AM) Video Recording of Opening Session with Superintendent Reddick  

21st Century Virtual Summer Camp Registration

May 22, 2020 dasbury
21st Century VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS Available for Grades 1-12   INFORMATIONAL FLYERS Gadsden City High School      Spanish Version Middle Schools      Spanish Version Elementary Schools      Spanish Version   REGISTRATION FORMS High School      Spanish Version Middle School     Spanish Version  Elementary School      Spanish Version

Graduation Ceremony Plans Announced

May 14, 2020 dasbury
Class of 2020 Graduation Letter

Celebrating our Seniors (Class of 2020)

May 12, 2020 dasbury
Facebook GCS College and Career Ready Link Class of 2020 Graduation Letter Gadsden City High School, students, parents, faculty, and staff, attached above is a document outlining our plan for the 2020 Commencement Ceremony.   A lot of thought, planning and many conversations led to making this plan come to fruition. While, we all realize that this plan is

C.A.R.E.S. Distribution @ Striplin

May 7, 2020 dasbury
Thank you C.A.R.E.S. Program!!!

Teacher Appreciation - Mr. Reddick

May 5, 2020 dasbury
To my awesome instructional staff: We are all teachers in our own right, but you are a particularly special group of people. What you contribute to the lives of our children is immeasurable. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. I especially appreciate how you have adjusted to this sudden change, and how you seem

Parents as Teachers Affiliate Program

May 6, 2020 dasbury
New Grant-based Resource for Gadsden City School parents. Parents as Teachers Affiliate  

GCHS Senior Drive-Through Recognition

May 7, 2020 dasbury

Census 2020 Reminder

May 5, 2020 dasbury
Please complete and submit your 2020 Census.  Accurate information in the Census is critical to Federal funds for our schools and students.

Etowah C.A.R.E.S. Distribution at Floyd

May 4, 2020 dasbury
Thanks to the C.A.R.E.S. program.

Tyson Foods Donation

April 28, 2020 dasbury
Great community partner, Tyson Foods, donated chicken to supplement the student feeding program.  

Superintendent Update Video with Link to PBS Article

April 18, 2020 dasbury
Posted Update from Superintendent Reddick with Link to PBS Article   https://www.facebook.com/tony.reddick.33/videos/10207216520727241/?t=19 Referenced PBS Article

Title I Parent Surveys

April 8, 2020 dasbury
Title I Parent survey sites Title I Parent survey sites Spanish

Food Distribution Vehicle Maps

April 5, 2020 dasbury
Traffic Flow Maps for Food Distribution LOCATION: Gadsden City High School Litchfield Middle School Thompson Elementary School Emma Sansom Middle School

Instructional Packet Pick-Up

April 13, 2020 dasbury
For parents who requested an instructional work packet for your child through the online google document or by contacting your child’s school or teacher…the pre-ordered packets will be available for pickup at each school campus on Thursday, April 16th from noon till 2pm. Any packets not picked up on Thursday will not be available for

Update Video From Superintendent Reddick

March 30, 2020 dasbury
A video status update and Q&A from Superintendent Tony Reddick is available on our Gadsden City Schools Facebook Page. Part 1  (LINK) Part 2  (LINK)

State Testing Message from Superintendent Reddick

March 21, 2020 dasbury
Message from Superintendent Reddick regarding postponement of State testing By now, many of you have received word about the ALSDE announcement that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has approved a waiver of standardized testing and related accountability reporting for this school year. This is great news for us, as we have all felt some

Instructional Packet Request Form

April 2, 2020 wgoodwin
Complete this form to request a grade level packet ONLY if you DO NOT have internet access to complete the coursework online. Requests must be submitted by Monday, April 6th. Information for packet delivery/pickup will be posted here at a later date. Packet Request Form  

Clever Portal

March 18, 2020 wgoodwin
The Clever portal is an easy way for students to access all the learning applications they use at school in a single location. Maintaining a schedule of instruction without a break in services is important for learning and growth. Various modes of instruction will be delivered to students in order to provide a continuous opportunity

Superintendent Message on School Closure

March 15, 2020 dasbury
           March 15, 2020 In light of recent news regarding the coronavirus, and its impact on school closure, this letter is to update you on procedures the Gadsden City School System will be following in accordance with instructions given to us by the Governor’s Office and the Alabama State Department of

April Board of Education Meeting Location Changed

March 13, 2020 dasbury
The April 7 meeting of the Gadsden Board of Education will be held at the Board of Education.  

Coronavirus / COVID19

March 12, 2020 dasbury
  GADSDEN CITY SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED BEGINNING TUESDAY, MARCH 17. With the declared State of Emergency by the Governor, these days will NOT have to be made up at a later time.   The Gadsden City Schools are continuing to closely monitor news about Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19).  We will continue to work closely with

Congratulations Jayden Jackson

March 11, 2020 dasbury
Well done Jayden Jackson! District Bronze Winner in District Skills Competition in Cosmetology … On to State!  


May 5, 2020 dasbury
Please complete and submit your 2020 Census.  Accurate information in the Census is critical to Federal funds for our schools and students.

DECA Winners

February 21, 2020 dasbury
Congratulations to our three State First-Place DECA Winners!   (Left to Right: Jake Nolen, William Birchmore, and Kara Livesay) Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team (Jake and William) and Quick Service Food Management (Kara).

Alabama Power Grant/Donation

February 19, 2020 dasbury
Thanks to Alabama Power for their recent $2,000 Grant/Donation to our Career-Technical Programs. (Pictured L to R)  Brent Morgan, Spencer Williams (Alabama Power), Tony Reddick, and David Asbury.

Spring Sports Schedules

February 12, 2020 dasbury
Spring Sports Schedule

Black History Month Activities

January 21, 2020 dasbury
Black History Month Activities for 2020

GCS Spelling Bee Winners

January 7, 2020 dasbury
CONGRATULATIONS Left / Fatima Barrow – 3rd Place (Litchfield)    Center / Keerthana Tummala – 1st Place (Gadsden Middle)    Right / Latika Prasadh – 2nd Place  (Eura Brown)   SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES Left to Right:  Willany Sayles (Adams), Logan Sexton (Emma Sansom), Essence Jordan (Donehoo), Olivia Avery (Thompson), Fatima Barrow (Litchfield), Christopher Macias (Striplin), Keerthana Tummala

January 3 In-Service Schedule

December 16, 2019 dasbury
January 3, 2020 Inservice Agenda

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

OSR Pre-K Registration

January 15, 2020 dasbury
REGISTRATION FLYERS AND FORMS 2020-2021 Gadsden City Pre-K flyer 2020-21  


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

Fall Activities Calendar

September 27, 2019 dasbury
Fall Activities Calendar

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.

Holiday Events and Activities

December 2, 2019 dasbury
Holiday Events and Activities Schedule

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.

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


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