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Gowanda Central School District

School News

The Top 10 of the Class of 2019

March 29, 2019

Gowanda Central School District has announced the Top 10 members of its Class of 2019. Congratulations to these outstanding seniors who have succeeded academically and athletically. Valedictorian Samantha Kinnaird. Activities and interests: National Honor Society, AP Art. Her favorite high … Continued

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GHS names Boys’ State reps

February 15, 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 American Legion Boys’ State delegates from Gowanda High School. Nicholas Christopher, Ethan Fort, Everette Golden, Zachery Nash, Alexander Neumeister and William Sylvia will head to the State University of New York College at Morrisville from June … Continued

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Gowanda fetes 2019 NHS inductees

February 15, 2019

Ten new members joined the Gowanda Central School District’s chapter of the National Honor Society during an induction ceremony held in Panther pride in the high school auditorium Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Family, friends and faculty – along with current … Continued

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Ready to Represent Gowanda

January 31, 2019

Congratulations to Empire Girls State 2019 delegate Lily Redeye on being selected to represent Gowanda Central School District in the 2019 session of the American Legion Auxiliary Empire Girls State Program. Congratulations as well to alternate Alyscia Le-Tran. Both girls … Continued

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Keeping Connected

What's happening at GCS?

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.

Mission & Vision

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.

Sports Teams

Student life at Gowanda centers around Panther pride. Our boys and girls sports teams draw a crowd of students and community members alike.

Integrated Technology

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.

Music & Arts

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 1100 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.

 

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