December 7, 2018
During the Dec. 5, 2018, meeting of the Board of Education of the Gowanda Central School District, Superintendent Dr. Robert B. Anderson gave a presentation about later school start times. The BOE approved the formation of a steering committee to … Continued
November 27, 2018
Eligible Voters are Invited to Vote on the Proposed Capital Improvements Project on: Thursday, December 13, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Gowanda Middle School Library Proposition No. 1 – CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT, 2018 Shall the following resolution … Continued
October 19, 2018
Anti-bullying comedian Keith Deltano informed and entertained students at Gowanda Middle School and Gowanda High School on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Learn more about Mr. Deltano here.
School Tax Information can be found on the Business Office page under Departments.
Please visit the Health Office page for up-to-date information on immunization requirements for the 2018-2019 school year.
Our Mission is to engage students in learning through the development and use of communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.
Our Vision is to create a student centered, collaborative environment that prepares all students for the 21st century through an engaging and goal oriented learning environment.
Student life at Gowanda centers around Panther pride. Our boys and girls sports teams draw a crowd of students and community members alike.
Technology is a tool that Gowanda uses to enhance our students’ educational experiences. It aides in personalizing our students’ learning and instruction while providing efficient feedback to students and teachers to increase understanding. Students experience greater independence by having access to content from anywhere to uncover knowledge, but they also gain interdependence by developing understandings through shared activities and collaborative tasks.
The Gowanda Music program offers band and chorus starting at the elementary level. Our students participate in All-state and All-county programs and in musicals, plays, and concerts.
Gowanda's comprehensive K-12 Visual Arts program helps prepare our students to navigate through and create in an increasingly visual society. Students develop creative problem solving skills in collaborative studio environments. Student artwork and design is featured throughout our facilities and the community.
The District is organized along a PK-12 plan with approximately 400 students distributed equally in our PK-4 Elementary School, 5-8 Middle School and 9-12 High School. We maintain two educational campuses and one athletic facility. Our campuses are situated in the Town of Perrysburg and the Village of Gowanda. The District spans portions of the Townships of Collins, North Collins, Hanover, Persia, Perrysburg and Dayton and the Cattaraugus Territory.
Our educational program is comprehensive and includes the core curriculum, performing arts, technology, home & careers, interscholastic athletics, student clubs and extra-curricular activities. Teachers, staff and students utilize up-to-date learning and office technology. Distance learning opportunities are also available to our students via live video broadcasting. The District also operates a public television station that broadcasts public hearings, Board of Education meetings and athletic events.
Vocational and special education services are provided in part by the Erie II-Chautauqua- Cattaraugus Board of Cooperative Educational Services. The District also offers a full-range of special education programs for special needs students in all three buildings.
VOTERS OK TWO-PART CAPITAL PROJECT
The Proposed Two-Part Capital Improvements Project, which will bring more than $30 million in improvements to the Gowanda Central School District, was met with voter APPROVAL Thursday (Dec. 13, 2018). Proposition 1 was approved 610-302. Proposition 2, which was contingent upon the passage of Proposition 1, was approved 509-397. The district is grateful for the community’s engagement in this process and is thankful that so many got involved, participated and exercised their right to vote. The district will keep the community informed as planning continues and the project gets under way.