With major renovations at the elementary school on track, planning for the first day back of the 2022-2023 academic year is keeping Gowanda Central School District employees busy in August.
The final phase of the ongoing Capital Project is taking place at the Aldrich Street school, which houses students in Pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade. Classrooms are getting revamped and the main entrance is getting a safety makeover similar to those completed at the middle and high schools in advance of Tuesday, September 6, 2022, which is when students return to campus.
As faculty and staff prepare to return, several events intended to welcome and acclimate and set up our Panther family for success are scheduled across grade levels.
Things get underway with the annual Drug & Alcohol Parent Forum – which is mandatory for parents/guardians of all fifth-graders and ninth graders and new students – is scheduled Wednesday, August 24, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the district auditorium.
Here are some more upcoming back-to-school events and activities of districtwide and community interest:
Gowanda Elementary School
- School Supply Drop-Off Day is scheduled Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
- Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled Tuesday, September 6, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Pre-Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled Tuesday, September 6, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- GES Open House is scheduled Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- GES Student Picture Day is Tuesday, October 18, 2022, during the school day.
Gowanda Middle School
- Get to Know Your School Day is scheduled Tuesday, August 30, 2022, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. with the Fifth-grade Orientation kicking things off from 12:30-1 p.m. in the auditorium.
- GMS Student Picture Days are scheduled Tuesday, September 13, 2022, and Friday, September 16, 2022, during the school day.
- GMS Open House is scheduled Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Gowanda High School
- Senior Class Formal Photos for members of the Class of 2023 are scheduled Wednesday, August 24, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
- Freshmen Orientation is scheduled Wednesday, August 31, 2022, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the high school.
- GHS Open House is scheduled Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- GHS Student Picture Day is scheduled Tuesday, October 18, 2022, during the school day.
- GHS Fall Sports Pictures is scheduled Wednesday, October 19, 2022.
Events of district & community interest
- Alumni Reunion Weekend via the Gowanda Boosters is scheduled Friday to Sunday, September 23-25, 2022.
- Homecoming Spirit Week is scheduled Tuesday, October 11 to Friday, October 14, 2022
- Community Spirit Parade & Powder Puff Football Game is scheduled Thursday, October 13, 2022
- Homecoming Football Game is scheduled Friday, October 14, 2022, at 7 p.m.
- Homecoming Dance is scheduled October 15, 2022