“Empowering All Through Educational Opportunities”


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


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              

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.