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    Gates County Public Schools
    205 Main Street/P.O. Box 125
    Gatesville, NC  27938
    Phone:  (252) 357-1113
    Fax:      (252) 357-0207
     Office Hours


    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.




    The Gates County Board of Education announces

    a PUBLIC FORUM meeting at the

    Gates County Historic Courthouse in Gatesville, N.C.

    on Monday, December 6, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    If you would like to be included in the public comment section,

    please email

    by 3 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2021.







     Nov 11th


    In honor of Veterans Day, we would like to express our appreciation to the veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much for our country and county. Veterans and their families have dedicated their lives to protect our country and our freedom. The late General Colin Powell gave remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day, November 11, 1989, which best expresses how much our veterans’ service means to us:

    The nation owes a great debt to its veterans, whose service to the nation spans every decade, every year, every day of our country's existence. Through untold courage and sacrifice, America’s veterans have secured the liberty which the founding fathers sought to establish here in the new world. Whenever and wherever the nation has called -- in times of darkness and danger as well as in times of peace and prosperity -- America's veterans have been there. Veterans have proudly carried the torch of liberty for all to see.

    Through the centuries, America has been a symbol to the world -- a symbol of a higher ideal. Millions of people around the globe still look to America for the hope and promise of something better. And, just as this nation has depended on its veterans in the past to fulfill that hope and secure that sacred promise, we shall surely depend on them as we move into the challenging but bright future which awaits us.

    General Colin L. Powell, remarks (in part) at Arlington National Cemetery - November 11, 1989.





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     The new NNDCC cadets at Gates County High School.




     See below for news concerning the use of face masks

    and the 2021-2022 school year:

    GCS 2021-2022 Opening



     Dr Williams


    Dr. Williams was recently honored to receive the Dr. Dwayne Stallings Leadership Award from the North Carolina School Superintendents' Association.

    The award is presented in honor and recognition of a superintendent who has demonstrated a strong dedication to public education,

    commitment to academic excellence, and a continual focus on professional growth and student learning.

    Jake Hoke, Director of NCSSA presented the award.



    Honored at the June 16, 2021 Board Meeting, held at Gatesville Elementary School


    Teachers of the Year

    TOY winners

    Pictured left to right, back row: Dr. Williams, Jacob Harrell (District Teacher of the Year, GCHS), Dr. Boone.

    Second row: Amy Hall (BES), Christina Hutchinson (CMS), Lovie Roscoe (TSC), Jennifer Hobbs (GES).


     Support Staff of the Year


    Pictured left to right, back row: Dr. Williams, Kay Wiggins (District Support Staff of the Year, GES), Dr. Boone.

    Second row: Barbara Austin (CMS), Rebecca Davis (BES), Susan StaMaria (TSC).

    Not pictured: Sharon Hayer (GCHS).


     Volunteers of the Year


    Pictured left to right: Dr. Williams, Elaine Vaughn (BES), Kay Barker (District Volunteer of the Year, GCHS), Dr. Boone.

    Not pictured: Jennifer Jones (CMS) and Tracy Carr (GES).


    Principal of the Year


    Pictured left to right: Dr. Williams, Dr. Wilson (Principal of the Year, GES), Dr. Boone.




    2021 Retirees

    Pictured left to right: Dr. Williams, Cathy Riddick (14 yrs), Lulu Eure (34 yrs), Earl Ralph (28 yrs), Dr. Boone.

    Back row: Ray Felton, Chairman of the Board of Education.

    Not pictured: Elaine Vann-Simpson (12 yrs with GCS) and Kirby-Lynn Parker (12 yrs.), and Mary E. Riddick (59 yrs).




    Summer School 2021

    June 14, 2021 - July 30, 2021












    Plan A for Elementary Schools


    Plan A for Middle and High Schools



     NC Broadband Survey