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School News

Virtual Town Hall Meetings Set in October & April

August 28, 2023

Gowanda Central School District residents can mark their calendars for two “Town Hall”-style meetings to be held via Facebook Live during the 2023-2024 academic year. Superintendent Dr. Robert B. Anderson is hosting two inclusive, virtual communication opportunities via Facebook LIVE … Continued

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Summer Newsletter Available Electronically

August 7, 2023

  Gowanda Central School District is pleased to offer the Summer 2023 edition of 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗣𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥 𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗦 community newsletter digitally for the convenience of our Panther family via this link: Panther Press Summer 2023 edition  

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Celebrating the Class of 2023

June 26, 2023

Dozens of members of the Class of 2023 at Gowanda High strode to their place of honor – front and center at Hillis Field – for the district’s 139th commencement held Friday, June 23, 2023. Hundreds of loved ones and … Continued

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‘New Kid’ readers welcome beloved author like an old friend

June 14, 2023

Gowanda Central School District welcomed New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Jerry Craft to campus Thursday, June 8, 2023, for a day of discussions with students at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Craft has had an impressive … Continued

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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.

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.

student standing behind a painting from the art department
students on stage performing musical theater

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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