“Empowering All Through Educational Opportunities”


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.

Dr. Miller * Marbury Award Winner

May 1, 2017 dasbury
Chiquita Marbury Technology Innovation Award (Superintendent)   The focus of the Chiquita Marbury Technology Innovation Award is to spotlight K-12 educators, administrators, and support personnel. The award, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Education, honors Chiquita Marbury’s invaluable years of service as a technology innovator in Alabama by recognizing educators who are exemplary models of

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

11th Street Bridge NOW OPEN

October 12, 2016 dasbury
11th Street Bridge Opening Video – Gadsden Times

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