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Denver HS-First of the Year Reading Assignment

High School Families:

Click below for information regarding reading assignments for 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and AP Literature students.

 

First of the Year Reading Assignment Information

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05.21.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Upcoming LCS Events
May 22:  Kindergarten Promotion, 9:00 am
May 22:  Elementary Promotion, 12:00 pm
May 22:  MS Promotion, 7:00 pm
May 23:  Class of 2019 GRADs (invite only)
May 24:  Last Day of School, Early Dismissal – 11:30 am
May 25:  Class of 2019 Commencement, 10:00 am (ticket required)

Yearbooks
If your child ordered a yearbook, please make sure they have picked it up by this Friday, May 24. All unclaimed yearbooks will be sent back to the printer after this date.

Extra yearbooks are currently available for purchase on My Payments Plus. Please make purchases by Friday, May 24.

Academics
School Board
Congratulations to Cara Dowling and Chris Wrenn – both have been elected as parent representatives to the School Board!  Cara and Chris will start their two-year terms in July 2019. The next step in Board elections is for staff members to elect one member.  This process will wrap up by the end of May.    

Math EOG/EOC/NCEXTEND1
The new mathematics North Carolina Standard Course of Study and Extended Content Standards adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) in 2016 and 2017 have been implemented this school year in elementary, middle school and in high school math courses. As such, new End-of-Grade (EOG) & End-of-Course (EOC)/NCEXTEND1) summative tests aligned to these standards will be administered at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

The first priority when implementing new tests is to ensure the results of the test scores are valid and reliable. When new tests are administered for the first time, student scores are delayed while the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) processes the test data and completes all necessary analyses. These processes and analyses will take place during summer 2019. Due to the necessity of this critical process, in 2018–19 students will not receive their test scores at the completion of the test administration. Instead, the scores for these tests will be delayed until August 2019. For high school EOC courses (Math 1 and Math 3), students’ final report card grade will be based on their grades for the school year – they will not receive a final exam grade.  Elementary and middle school year grades will be calculated as they are normally calculated. Once the SBE has approved the scores (achievement levels) in August 2019, schools will provide parents with each student’s score and Individual Student Report.

We appreciate your understanding as we move into this next generation of tests and work toward providing the most accurate information possible concerning student performance on (EOG/EOC/NCEXTEND1) tests. If you have questions or concerns about the delay of test scores or the assignment of grades, please contact your building administrator or Danielle Derwich, LCS Testing Coordinator.

Parent Survey
We need your input on our annual parent survey.  Our admin team and staff review these results each year.  This helps us to evaluate our service to our community. Please take the time to complete this survey – your response will help us grow and improve!  You can access this survey here – Parent Survey.

Summer Office Hours
Lincoln Charter summer office hours will begin the week of June 3rd through July 26th.  The front office of the lower building will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. Lincoln Charter is closed the week of July 1st. Regular office hours will resume the week of July 29th.  

LCS Required Signatures 2019-2020
All students returning for the 2019-2020 school year will need to have a completed Required Signatures form on file.  Get ahead of things by completing your student(s) form now! This will help us ensure all of our records are current. A form needs to be completed for each LCS student.
LCS Require Signatures 2019-2020 – Lincolnton Campus

Athletics
Booster Wear
Booster Wear is now available – Jackets, fleece, t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, tanks, towels, blankets, hats and more. Booster Wear can be purchased through this link or by going to the LCS website under Athletics/Boosters/LCS Booster Wear.

Engaged Eagles
Thank You to each and every Engaged Eagle who has offered your time and talent to the students of Lincoln Charter!  Volunteering at Lincoln Charter is fun and fulfilling when you are engaged in your favorite activities. I have had the privilege of serving and leading parents, guardians, and grandparents this year and I look forward to an even larger group of Engaged Eagles for the 2019-2020 school.

So far this year we have had 3,237 volunteer hours logged for this school year!  If you still need to log your volunteer time, please complete it before the last day of school.  We begin logging time for the new school year on June 28th. If you are ready to get a jump start on the 30 Hour Challenge over the summer, contact brenda.deyoe@lincolncharter.org. The Ambassadors are hosting two “Meet & Greet” events this summer and we are still looking for families who have the gift of hospitality to welcome & assist new families as they transition into Lincoln Charter.

Congratulation to the families who have reached the 30+ volunteered hours!  Doster, Powell, Plonk, McCurry, Weatherly, Williams, Morel, Jefferies, White, Adkins, Greene, Helsel, Smith, Howington, Barrett, Stewart, Banks, Floyd, Roberts, Taylor, Livengood, Anderson, Griffin, Haney, Drusin, Falvey, Warner, Berg, Weaver, and Craft families. Click Here for the list of all families who participated.

The Junior class has traditionally helped with the GRAD’s dinner each year.  After the ceremony there will be tables and chairs to fold and stack. Volunteer here Thursday, May 23rd.

PTO
Just a reminder!! Don’t forget to start working on those Sponsors for our 2019 Track Attack! Sponsors can be family, local businesses, or company where you work.  Information for sponsors is on the forms.

The date of the Track Attack is Friday, October 4th. This is the only PTO fundraiser we do for the year.

There will be prizes for teachers, families and classrooms for raising the most money.

We hope you have a safe and fun summer. See you back in August!

Middle School Moments
MS Promotion
Middle School Promotion will be May 22, 2019 at 7:00pm in the MS/HS Gym. Please note that 8th grade students do not return to school on May 23-24.

MS Schedule
As we near the end of this school year the time has come for rising 7th and 8th graders to choose which electives they would like to pursue next year. We are always looking for ways to increase the electives we offer to students and are pleased to announce that we are adding art and chorus to our course offerings moving forward. We have discussed this with rising 7th and 8th grade students and have sent home forms they need to use to choose their elective for next year. If your child has not returned this yet, please remind them to turn it in to homeroom teachers. Copies of the forms are below, along with a copy of the rising 6th grade schedule. Please note that the schedules are subject to change.

Rising 6th Grade Schedule
Rising 7th Grade Schedule and Options
Rising 8th Grade Schedule and Options

Community News
2019 Gaston College Summer Teen Camp Registration is Open!
Gaston College is offering new and exciting summer camps for teens 13-18 years old.
Available camp offerings include Gaming, Laser Tag, Drone Class, Digital photography and much more.  Click here for more details.

 

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05.21.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
May
21 – Kg. – 5th Grade Field Day
21 – GRAD Denver
22 – MS Promotion
23 – Kg. Promotion
23 – Elementary Promotion
24 – Class of 2019 Commencement

Yearbooks
If your child ordered a yearbook, please make sure they have picked it up by this Friday, May 24. All unclaimed yearbooks will be sent back to the printer after this date.

Extra yearbooks are currently available for purchase on My Payments Plus. Please make purchases by Friday, May 24.

Academics
School Board
Congratulations to Cara Dowling and Chris Wrenn – both have been elected as parent representatives to the School Board!  Cara and Chris will start their two-year terms in July 2019. The next step in Board elections is for staff members to elect one member.  This process will wrap up by the end of May.    

Parent Survey
We need your input on our annual parent survey.  Our admin team and staff review these results each year.  This helps us to evaluate our service to our community. Please take the time to complete this survey – your response will help us grow and improve!  You can access this survey here – Parent Survey.

Math EOG/EOC/NCEXTEND1
The new mathematics North Carolina Standard Course of Study and Extended Content Standards adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) in 2016 and 2017 have been implemented this school year in elementary, middle school and in high school math courses. As such, new End-of-Grade (EOG) & End-of-Course (EOC)/NCEXTEND1) summative tests aligned to these standards will be administered at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

The first priority when implementing new tests is to ensure the results of the test scores are valid and reliable. When new tests are administered for the first time, student scores are delayed while the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) processes the test data and completes all necessary analyses. These processes and analyses will take place during summer 2019. Due to the necessity of this critical process, in 2018–19 students will not receive their test scores at the completion of the test administration. Instead, the scores for these tests will be delayed until August 2019. For high school EOC courses (Math 1 and Math 3), students’ final report card grade will be based on their grades for the school year – they will not receive a final exam grade.  Elementary and middle school year grades will be calculated as they are normally calculated. Once the SBE has approved the scores (achievement levels) in August 2019, schools will provide parents with each student’s score and Individual Student Report.

We appreciate your understanding as we move into this next generation of tests and work toward providing the most accurate information possible concerning student performance on (EOG/EOC/NCEXTEND1) tests. If you have questions or concerns about the delay of test scores or the assignment of grades, please contact your building administrator or Danielle Derwich, LCS Testing Coordinator.

Summer Office Hours
Lincoln Charter summer office hours will begin the week of June 3rd through July 26th.  The front office of the lower building will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. Lincoln Charter is closed the week of July 1st. Regular office hours will resume the week of July 29th.  

Athletics
Booster Wear
Booster Wear is now available – Jackets, fleece, t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, tanks, towels, blankets, hats and more. Booster Wear can be purchased through this link or by going to the LCS website under Athletics/Boosters/LCS Booster Wear.

Engaged Eagles
Thank You to each and every Engaged Eagle who has offered your time and talent to the students of Lincoln Charter!  Volunteering at Lincoln Charter is fun and fulfilling when you are engaged in your favorite activities. I have had the privilege of serving and leading parents, guardians, and grandparents this year and I look forward to an even larger group of Engaged Eagles for the 2019-2020 school.

So far this year we have had 3,249 volunteer hours logged for this school year! If you still need to log your volunteer time, please complete it before the last day of school. We begin logging time for the new school year on June 28th. If you are ready to get a jump start on the 30 Hour Challenge over the summer, contact brenda.deyoe@lincolncharter.org. The Ambassadors are hosting two “Meet & Greet” events this summer and we are still looking for families who have the gift of hospitality to welcome & assist new families as they transition into Lincoln Charter.

Congratulation to the families who have reached the 30+ volunteered hours! Law, Wrenn, Gorman, Plemmons, Jasinski, Wessel, Gangopadhyay, Wootton, Lee, Burnham, Rice, Blackwell, Comesky, Cap, Kahle, Zink, Alicea, Beller, Dutton, Sherrill, Houser, Simmer, Pleasant, Stoffel, Marcukaitis, Stoner, Strain, and Disabato families. Click Here for the list of all families who participated.

May Volunteer Opportunities
21 – Kg. – 5th Grade Field Day * Volunteer info
21 – GRAD Denver * Click here for more info
24 – Class of 2019 Commencement *Click here for more info

Thank you to the Lost & Found Managers who volunteered all year long. They will donate all items left on the last day of school to local charities.  Please remind your student to check for missing items.

Middle School Moments
Odyssey of the Mind
Congratulations to our Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team as they head to Michigan State to take on the world.  Our World Championship competition team is Thomas Strain, Andrew Gribbins, Kelbi Pierce, Sophie Davis, Matthew Radin, Madison Workman, and Emma Chaney.  Good Luck!

Middle School Promotion
Wednesday, May 22 – 7:00 pm- Machado Gymnasium. Light refreshments will be served.

Math Placement
Math placement results will be distributed electronically following the submission of final grades.  The letter will cover the parameters and criteria for math placement and inform you of your student’s particular placement.  The letter will not have the specific data points for your student, but those can be received upon request.

High School Happenings
Congratulations to Denver students Michael Coles and Nicholas Womack on their captain-ship of the Success 101 team and for beating out 14,000 other students while securing the State Championship for Lincoln Charter High School in the North Carolina Council on Economic Education’s Stock Market Game. In its 33rd year of competition, the Stock Market Game aims to build a fundamental understanding of investing while providing students with real-world skills and practice in math, English language arts, economics, and social studies.

Community News
2019 Gaston College Summer Teen Camp Registration is Open!
Gaston College is offering new and exciting summer camps for teens 13-18-year-olds.
Camp offerings available include Gaming, Lasar Tag, Drone Class, Digital photography and much more. Click here for more details.

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05.15.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Upcoming LCS Events
May 17: MS and HS Band Night at the Movies Fundraiser
May 20:  Kindergarten Field Trip
May 21:  MS EOY Field Trips
May 21:  Elementary Field Day
May 22:  Kindergarten Promotion, 9:00 am
May 22:  Elementary Promotion, 12:00 pm
May 22:  MS Promotion, 7:00 pm
May 23:  Class of 2019 GRADs (invite only)
May 24:  Last Day of School, Early Dismissal – 11:30 am
May 25:  Class of 2019 Commencement, 10:00 am (ticket required)

Engaged Eagles
EOG week is off to a great start!  Contact Brenda DeYoe or call the front desk if you need to make changes to the schedule.  Also, bring your driver’s license with you to scan yourself in at the front desk.  You will need your identification every time you enter the building.

Volunteer of the month: Shelly Manfredi. Congratulations!  Her son has been an LCS student for 6 years. Shelly helps the TAs in whatever grade her son is in. She also introduces colonial kids’ life and habitats to first grade, and wagon trains to the 4th-5th grades. To see more, click here.

Thank you to the Spring Festival volunteers who helped put on a wonderful family event.  The students really enjoyed the art stations and bounce house. Extra thanks to the gentlemen who packed up and lugged that bounce house to the pick up area.

Please try to log your volunteer hours before the end of the school year.  If you have more than 30 hours, your family name will be posted in the last Charter Chatter on Tuesday, May 21st. Click here to log hours.

Academics
Every year, Lincoln Charter asks for input from our families in several ways.  

First, we ask that you vote in this year’s School Board election. These parent-elected School Board representatives serve our community in many ways.  You can access this year’s ballot here – School Board Ballot.  Voting closes on 5/17.

We also need your input on our annual parent survey.  Our admin team and staff review these results each year.  This helps us to evaluate our service to our community. Please take the time to complete this survey; your response will help us grow and improve!  You can access this survey here – Parent Survey.

LCS Required Signatures 2019-2020
All students returning for the 2019-2020 school year will need to have a completed Required Signatures form on file.  Get ahead of things by completing your student(s) form now! This will help us ensure all of our records are current. A form needs to be completed for each LCS student.
LCS Require Signatures 2019-2020 – Lincolnton Campus

School Board Meeting
The May School Board meeting has been moved to May 28th at 6:30 pm in Lincolnton.

Summer Office Hours
Lincoln Charter Summer Office Hours will begin the week of June 3rd through July 26th.  LCS Offices will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00am-4:00 pm. Both LCS campuses are closed the week of July 1st. Regular office hours will begin the week of July 29th.  

End Of Year Testing Continue
End of year testing began this week.  The schedule can be viewed on the website here.

Athletics
Varsity Baseball, Softball, and Soccer
Congratulations to the baseball, softball and soccer teams for great seasons.  Thank you, seniors, for your contributions to the Lincoln Charter Athletics program and best of luck in your future endeavors.

Lincoln Charter High School Athletics Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony – May 20th – 7:15 Machado Gymnasium
Congratulations to the Inaugural Class:
2017 Men’s Varsity Basketball Team
2017 Men’s Varsity Golf Team
Sarah Kenley Hansley
Sophia Bhalla
Christina Lappin
Josh Williams
Gary Morgan
Dave Machado

Athletics Awards Night – May 20th
MS Sports Awards Night  – All Seasons- 6:00 pm – updated time
HS Spring Sports Awards Night – 8:00 pm

Booster Wear
Booster Wear is now available – Jackets, fleece, t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, tanks, towels, blankets, hats and more. Booster Wear can be purchased through this link or by going to the LCS website under Athletics/Boosters/LCS Booster Wear.

Paws at the Park
Thank you to all who came out for Paws at the Park! We were able to give away lots of food and supplies to the SPCA and HATS.  We had over 40 pets on campus for a great event.

PTO
2019-2020 Track Attack
We have the electronic copy of the 2019-2020 Track Attack Sponsorship Letters now available. Click on this linkHard copies are available in the ES and MS/HS Offices.

2019-2020 PTO Board
Congratulations to:
President – Nikki Hull
Elementary VP – Jessica Doster
Middle School/High School VP – Angela Huffman
Fundraising Chair  – Kelly Calderon
Secretary – Rebecca Powell
Treasurer – Susanne George

Boxtops
Boxtop totals are in and the winners are:
Grades K-1 – Sherry Hull’s class
Grades 2-3 – Katie Bell’s class
Grades 4-5 – Susan Lineberger’s class

Congratulations to these winners, and to everyone who brought in Boxtops to help raise money for our school. The winning classes will receive a pizza party.

Thank You!
LCS Volunteers rocked the house this week. A special thank you to all who made this week extra special for our teachers and staff!

You stepped up and came to help, sent food, drinks and everything in between. An extra big shout out to Amanda Barrett for all her hard work in planning and making sure it all came together!  She did an outstanding job. Thanks to Tom Brooks for volunteering to be our Grill Master! He sure knows how to cook some burgers and hot dogs!

Middle School Moments
EOG Testing May 13-17th
With EOG and EOC testing happening this week, teachers are planning on doing review sessions with students as well as mixing in brain breaks to help ensure that students are not stressed about testing and are able to focus as they take their tests. That being said, there will be times when teachers bring students outside to do their active brain breaks. For this week it would be good to send the following with your child:

  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Possibly a towel to sit on in case they eat lunch outside

MS Promotion
Middle School Promotion will be May 22nd at 7:00pm in the MS/HS Gym. Please note that 8th grade students do not return to school on May 23-24.

MS Schedule
As we near the end of this school year, the time has come for rising 7th and 8th graders to choose which electives they would like to pursue next year. We are always looking for ways to increase the electives we offer to students and are pleased to announce that we are adding art and chorus to our course offerings moving forward. We have discussed this with rising 7th and 8th grade students and have sent home forms they need to use to choose their elective for next year. If your child has not returned this yet, please remind him or her to turn it in to homeroom teachers. Copies of the forms are below, along with a copy of the rising 6th grade schedule. Please note that the schedules are subject to change.

Rising 6th Grade Schedule
Rising 7th Grade Schedule and Options
Rising 8th Grade Schedule and Options

High School Happenings
HS Finals Week Continues
Finals Week started Monday, May 13th.  Please view details here.  If you have any questions about finals week, please contact Ms. Kelly.  

For the campus wide testing schedule click here.

HS Stress Relief Stations
Thank you to all of the parents who sent in items for our HS Stress Relief Stations! The students really appreciated the items and the stations are a hit! Thank you again!

Community News
2019 Gaston College Summer Teen Camp Registration is Open!
Gaston College is offering new and exciting summer camps for teens 13-18 years old.
Available camp offerings include Gaming, Laser Tag, Drone Class, Digital photography and much more.  Click here for more details

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05.14.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
Upcoming Dates
May
15 – HS Testing Begins
15 – MS Powder Puff Game
15 – Psychology Class FT
17 – 4th Grade Field Trip
17 – 8th Grade Class Picnic
20 – Athletic Awards Night MS – All Seasons
20 – Athletic Awards Night HS – Spring Sports
20 – Lincoln Charter Hall of Fame Induction
21 – Kg. – 5th Grade Field Day
21 – GRAD Denver
22 – MS Promotion
23 – Kg. Promotion
23 – Elementary Promotion
24 – Class of 2019 Commencement

Mentor / Mentee Program
Thank you to Mrs. Drake and Mrs. A for guiding, pairing and nurturing our high school mentor program.  This program annually trains approximately 60 high school students to mentor our elementary or middle school students in need of a positive role model for some aspect of support and encouragement.  These students work together for a possible two years, then train a replacement mentor ready to take the reins. Our end of the year pizza party is a culminating activity celebrating the hard work and strengthened relationships among our LCS K-12 community.  Thank you, Mrs. Drake and Mrs. A! Thank you also to all of our high school mentors who believed in us and supported us this year! Photo  

Academics
Every year, Lincoln Charter asks for input from our families in several ways.  

First, we ask that you vote in this year’s School Board election. These parent-elected School Board representatives serve our community in many ways.  You can access this year’s ballot here – School Board Ballot.  Voting closes on 5/17.

We also need your input on our annual parent survey.  Our admin team and staff review these results each year.  This helps us to evaluate our service to our community. Please take the time to complete this survey; your response will help us grow and improve!  You can access the survey here – Parent Survey.

Testing Calendar
Click here for the End of Year Testing Calendar.  Please note that this schedule is specific to the Denver Campus.  AP exams, EOGs, EOCs, and high school class exams are posted with the time and date of each testing session.  As a friendly reminder, EOCs and EOGs are state-mandated exams that students in those respective grades are required to take. Please contact your building administrator if you have questions or concerns.

School Board Meeting
The School Board has changed the meeting time for the May meeting to the 28th at 6:30 at the Lincolnton Campus.

Summer Office Hours
Lincoln Charter summer office hours will begin the week of June 3rd through July 26th.  The front office of the lower building will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. Lincoln Charter is closed the week of July 1st. Regular office hours will resume the week of July 29th.  

Athletics
Varsity Baseball, Softball, and Soccer
Congratulations to the baseball, softball and soccer teams for great seasons.  Thank you, seniors, for your contributions to the Lincoln Charter Athletics program and best of luck in your future endeavors.

Lincoln Charter High School Athletics Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony – May 20th – 7:15 Machado Gymnasium
Congratulations to the Inaugural Class:
2017 Men’s Varsity Basketball Team
2017 Men’s Varsity Golf Team
Sarah Kenley Hansley
Sophia Bhalla
Christina Lappin
Josh Williams
Gary Morgan
Dave Machado

Athletics Awards Night – May 20th
MS Sports Awards Night  – All Seasons- 6:00 pm – updated time
HS Spring Sports Awards Night – 8:00 pm

Booster Wear
Booster Wear is now available – Jackets, fleece, t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, tanks, towels, blankets, hats and more. Booster Wear can be purchased through this link or by going to the LCS website under Athletics/Boosters/LCS Booster Wear.

Paws at the Park
Thank you to all who came out for Paws at the Park! We had over 40 pets on campus for a great event. We were able to give away lots of food and supplies to the SPCA and HATS.  

Engaged Eagles
EOG/EOC testing is off to a great start! Thank you volunteers!  If you need to make changes to the schedule contact Brenda Deyoe or call the front desk immediately.  Please remember to bring your driver’s license with you to scan yourself in at the front desk.  You will need your identification every time you enter the building.

Thank you to the volunteers who made both the Patriotic Program and the MS Semi-Formal Dance look great! Another thank you to the families that helped with the break down.

The Volunteer of the month is Carla Rice. Congratulations!  Carla has both of her children attending LCS and her oldest has been a student here for more than 10 years! To see more, click here.

Please try to log your volunteer hours before the end of the school year.  If you have more than 30 hours, your family name will be posted in the last Charter Chatter on Tuesday, May 21st. Click here to log hours.

The 8th Grade Picnic is Friday, May 17th, at the LN State Park. Click here to help the teachers.

Elementary Field day will be held on Tuesday, May 21st.  If you would like to help, click here.  

Graduations and Grads could use your help setting up and taking down. Click here for more info.

Middle School Moments
Powder Puff Football
Wednesday, May 15th at 12:00 pm. Nest vs Nest.   Kona Ice will be serving sno-cones to our students from 11:00-1:30.

8th Grade Picnic
Friday, May 17th.  Lake Norman State Park.  The trip will be free for all students, and lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Students will be permitted to swim if they have a signed permission slip. Students without a signed form will not be allowed in the water. Please feel free to donate snack items for your student to bring on the trip.

Middle School Promotion
Wednesday, May 22nd – 7:00 pm- Machado Gymnasium. Light refreshments will be served.

Math Placement
Math placement results will be distributed electronically following the EOGs.  The EOGs are one component of math placement and we need to wait until those scores are released.

High School Happenings
Congratulations to Mrs. Jessica Williams.  Mrs. Williams graduated from NC State on Saturday with her Masters degree in digital education.  This is her second Masters and she will be continuing her studies at NC State in pursuit of her pHD.

Community News
2019 Gaston College Summer Teen Camp Registration is Open!
Gaston College is offering new and exciting summer camps for teens 13-18 years old.
Available camp offerings include Gaming, Laser Tag, Drone Class, Digital photography and much more. Click here for more details.

 

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