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GC Schools Weekly Update
Visit links to the latest news from Gaston County Schools, plus reminders about upcoming events. This is our last issue of GCS Monday Morning for the 2016-2017 school year. Thank you for reading, and we hope you enjoy the summer!
Monday, May 22, 2017

Megan Gavel Runs And Swims Toward Success
You might say that Megan Gavel is running and swimming her way to success in life. She is a 17-year-old senior at the Denver campus of Lincoln Charter School. (This is the first in a series of articles about the best and brightest in the Class of 2017 from Lincoln County.)
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
Kathy Fisher who has been making a difference in the lives of her students as a Guidance Counselor at Iron Station Elementary School for eight years. 
Friday, May 19, 2017

Good News From Gaston County Schools, May 2017
The Gaston County Board of Education received the following Good News during its regular meeting on May 15, 2017 which included many awards and recognitions in the school system.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Foard Teacher Sent Back To Jail After Court Appearance
A Fred T. Foard High School teacher has been charged with two sex crimes.  Twenty-eight year old Jeb Bass had his first appearance in district court Tuesday morning in Newton. After his bond was raised, he was sent back to jail, but made the higher bond later in the day Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

GC Schools Weekly Update
Visit links to the latest news from Gaston County Schools, including a slideshow from the Thank You To Our School Partners, plus reminders about upcoming events.
Monday, May 15, 2017

Warren Is Gaston College's First Scholar Of Global Distinction
Warren qualified for this recognition by taking a number of globally-intensive courses, participating in international activities and dialogues, and by dedicating time to a global experience. She also compiled and presented a portfolio documenting all the completed initiative requirements.
Monday, May 15, 2017

Gaston College Graduation
Gaston College held its 52nd graduation ceremony at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte Friday afternoon (May 12th).
Saturday, May 13, 2017

SLCA Names Class Of 2017 Salutatorian & Valedictorian
This week SouthLake Christian Academy announced its Class of 2017 Salutatorian and Valedictorian.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

2017 GC Graduates David & Lisa Wethington Have It All Together
David and Lisa Wethington of Stanley, N.C. entered Gaston College together in January 2014 and will graduate together on May 12 with diplomas in Welding Technology.
Thursday, May 11, 2017

College Was A 'Life Changer' For 2017 Graduate McLean
McLean, now 44-years-old, attended Rock Springs Elementary and East Lincoln Senior High School in Denver, N.C. A series of bad decisions landed him in the Federal Correctional Institution in Coleman, Florida. He will be one of the 906 students graduating from Gaston College on Friday, May 12.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

GC Schools Weekly Update
Visit links to the latest news from Gaston County Schools, watch a slide show of winners during the annual Evening of Excellence ceremony, plus reminders about upcoming events.
Monday, May 08, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
Darrell Knox is part of the transportation department for Lincoln County Schools. As a bus driver for East Lincoln Middle School, he is a valuable link between the school and the home. 
Friday, May 05, 2017

Gaston College Math Club Successfully Competes In Math Tournament
Gaston College was among the top-ranked participants in the 23rd Annual University of North Georgia Math Tournament April 1. Gaston College was ranked fourth in the overall Top School category, and won third place in the team competition.
Thursday, May 04, 2017

GC Schools Weekly Update
Visit links to the latest news from Gaston County Schools, watch a video clip about the finalists for Gaston County Teacher of the Year, plus reminders about upcoming events.
Monday, May 01, 2017

Gaston County Schools To Hold Kindergarten Registration
It’s time for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration in Gaston County Schools. Registration for all elementary schools will take place May 6 and May 8-12 at the Gaston County Schools Student Assignment Office.
Monday, May 01, 2017

Renowned Vocalist Diane Thornton To Appear At Gaston College
Contralto Diane Thornton will perform a program of American art songs on the Dallas Campus of Gaston College on Tuesday, May 2. The program, entitled “A Sampling of American Art Songs with a Little ‘Twist,’” begins at 12:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Local Response Teams Stage Mock Crash Scene For SLCA Students
SouthLake Christian Academy High School students received a lesson in traffic safety from the Huntersville Police Department on Wednesday, April 19.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

WSGE 91.7 FM Honors Hall As The Phenomenal Woman For 2017
In March, WSGE 91.7 FM, the non-commercial public radio station that broadcasts from its studio on the Dallas Campus of Gaston College, chose a local woman for being a phenomenal member in their community in honor of Women’s History Month.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

School Bus Mishap Wasn't Much
The Lincoln Herald received multiple inquiries about a school bus wreck Thursday morning (April 27th).  We checked--and it wasn't much of a wreck.
Friday, April 28, 2017

Gaston College Librarians Attend Annual NCCCLA Conference
Dr. Harry Cooke and Libby Stone represented Gaston College at the annual North Carolina Community College Library Association (NCCCLA) conference as the association celebrated its 50th anniversary in Morehead City, N.C.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

GC Schools Weekly Update
Visit links to the latest news from Gaston County Schools, watch a video clip about the Education Foundation’s 25th anniversary with executive director Jennie Stultz, plus reminders about upcoming events.
Monday, April 24, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
Crystal Beam who is an Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) teacher and 5th grade English Language Arts teacher for Lincoln County Schools.
Friday, April 21, 2017

From Old Gym To Science Center
Lincoln County Commissioners gave tentative approval Monday night (April 17th) to a plan that would turn the old Block Smith Gym into a Science Center.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

GC Schools Weekly Update
Visit links to the latest news from Gaston County Schools, a slideshow of pictures from the recent Star Teachers and Star Students in the Class of 2017, plus reminders about upcoming events.
Monday, April 10, 2017

Adulting 101 Class At Gaston College
Being an adult these days isn’t easy. And Gaston College knows that and is offering “Adulting 101,” a basic life skills class for teens that includes topics ranging from the basics of car maintenance, how to plan a budget and balance a checkbook to self-defense and safety.
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Lincoln County Middle Schools Third Quarter Honor Roll
Lincoln County Schools proudly recognizes the A and A/B honor roll students for the third quarter in the middle schools for the 2016-17 school year.
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
Master Sergeant David Fowler who is an Air Force JROTC Instructor for Lincolnton High School. 
Friday, April 07, 2017

LHS "High-Q" Team Set To Compete In DC
Lincolnton has qualified to compete in the National Academic Championship in Washington, D.C., June 2-4. This will be the first time that Lincolnton has competed at the national level since 2008.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

GC Schools Weekly Update
Visit links to the latest news from Gaston County Schools, a slideshow of pictures from the recent Career and Manufacturing Expo and Students@Work Day, plus reminders about upcoming events.
Monday, April 03, 2017

Gaston College Awards 28 With GED Certificates During March 24 Commencement
The Life Skills Department of Gaston College recently awarded 28 students an adult high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED®) certificate during commencement ceremonies on March 24, 2017, in the Myers Center Multipurpose Auditorium, Dallas Campus.
Sunday, April 02, 2017

GC Schools Weekly Update
Visit links to the latest news from Gaston County Schools, a slideshow of pictures from our recent reading and math competitions and reminders about upcoming events.
Monday, March 27, 2017

Grants Available For Lincoln County Nonprofits
The Lincoln County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible Lincoln County organizations including 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions for its 2017 grant cycle.
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Adult Spelling Bee Is March 28
It’s gonna B-E-E fun! It’s the annual adult spelling bee, sponsored by the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and the Lincoln County Public Education Foundation. And it’s all happening very S-O-O-N.
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Lincoln County School Buses Are Not Fire Hazards
After a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) bus caught fire in January, television station WBTV ran a report Thursday that may have frightened some about the condition of buses in Lincoln County.  Don't worry, says Transportation Director Eric Eaker.
Friday, March 24, 2017

School Board Holds Meeting On New Attendance Lines
If you want to get a lot of people to come to a School Board meeting, make a decision they don't like.  That much became evident at a special meeting to talk about changes in attendance lines held at Kiser School Thursday evening.
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
Josh Ballenger who is a part of the maintenance department for Lincoln County Schools. As courier for the school system, he is a valuable link between all the schools across the county.
Friday, March 24, 2017

Levine Cancer Institute Launches Nation's First Mobile Lung CT Unit
The unit will help improve care for the region’s underserved and rural patients and one of the first stops will be in Lincolnton next month.
Friday, March 24, 2017

Public Hearing Set For Thursday
There has been much talk about a change in attendance lines approved by the Lincoln County School Board at a special meeting in February.  This Thursday evening at 6 PM at Kiser School, the public will have an opportunity to discuss the changes with the School Board.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Flu Bug Hits Hard
The flu season isn't over.  Winter may be gone, but the flu bug is making a last stand.  At Iron Station School, over 90 students were absent Tuesday, prompting a call from the principal to parents.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

GC Schools Weekly Update
Visit links to the latest news from Gaston County Schools and reminders about upcoming events including the Manufacturing and Career Expo on Thursday, and the College Expo April 1.
Monday, March 20, 2017

School Board Won't Spend Bond Money
The Lincoln County Board of Education voted Tuesday night (March 14th) to allow $13.5 million in school construction bonds approved by voters in 2008 to expire.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

GC Schools Weekly Update
Visit links to the latest news from Gaston County Schools and reminders about upcoming events including the RoboGASTON robotics competition.
Monday, March 13, 2017

S. Ray Lowder Special Event Is March 17
It’s the ninth annual Lowder Elementary Spring Spirit Five-Kilometer Run and Walk being held in conjunction with the school's 50th Anniversary Celebration. It all starts March 17, with festivities beginning in the gymnasium at 5 p.m.The public is invited for what’s sure to be a memorable evening.
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
Tara Stancil who has been sharing her passion for art with Lincoln County Schools for twelve years.
Friday, March 10, 2017

GC Schools Weekly Update
Visit links to the latest news from Gaston County Schools and reminders about upcoming events including the Gaston County Spelling Bee!
Monday, March 06, 2017

Gaston College Course Addresses Employability Skills For Current Job Market
Michelle R. Swann, who has been working in her field for over 25 years, credits Continuing Education classes at Gaston College for her success in landing a lucrative new position.
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Ignite Your Future Event For Gaston County Students, March 23
Edge Factor Founder, Jeremy Bout, will host the March 23 presentation about Career and Technical Education. To raise awareness of the event and to encourage registration, a “Fight 4 Donuts” competition among the ten Gaston County high schools begins on Monday, March 6.
Thursday, March 02, 2017

GC Schools Weekly Update
Visit links to the latest news from Gaston County Schools and reminders about upcoming events including high schools staging spring musicals!
Monday, February 27, 2017

Educating The Future With Outstanding Employees Like...
Abbie “Gail” Hunter who is a valuable part of the office staff at Catawba Springs Elementary and has served Lincoln County Schools for 25 years.
Friday, February 24, 2017

Changes Coming In Lincoln County Schools
Some changes are coming in the Lincoln County Schools. The School Board discussed a commissioned study of elementary schools at a special called meeting Wednesday (Feb. 22nd) and gave tentative approval to some big changes over the next two years.
Thursday, February 23, 2017


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