Rankin Elementary News

One Town One School One Goal

December, 2019

Rankin is a wonderful place where students experience personal growth and success through the positive support of faculty, parents, and the community.

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Hope 2020 makes all your dreams come true and your wishes be fulfilled. Happy New Year to all Rankin students, staff, and families.


One Town. One School. One Goal. Success.

Principal's Pride

Principal's Pride winners are selected by their teachers based on academic performance. Here are the winners for October:


5th Grade

Cole Baxley

Tahj Whitley

June Beasley

Kingston Curry


4th Grade

Ella Anderson

Ava Horne

Madison Perrigo

Zoe Barthelemy


3rd Grade

Addison Shuler

Kendra Fisher

Holden Leonhardt

Jacob Marks-Chapman

Medlin Acker


2nd Grade

Hannah Mauldin

Lola Sushko

Hannah Coren

Liam Grice

Grady Burton


1st Grade

Alice Loredo

Joshua Cruz

Joshua Moore

Bryson Park


Kindergarten

Sully Grice

Chloe Tinsley-Murray

Abby Wright

Jacob Sanchez

Students of the Month

Students of the month are chosen based on the month's character trait, which was honesty / integrity. These students stood out to their teacher for demonstrating these traits.

5th Grade

Landon Lee

Andrew Coren

Alexander Marroquin

Abbie Crisp


4th Grade

Timothy Smith

Kassia Shusko

Will Norton

Matthew Moss


3rd Grade

Kinzie Whitner

Alijah Hawkins

Chloe Robinson

Andrew Fisher

Isabella Costner


2nd Grade

Nathan Uren

Alton Perkins

Andrew Hyatt

Alexis Arreolacenteno

Abbey Grace Hager


1st Grade

Brenton Clark

Layton Addington

Jacob Stone

Alaya Brown


Kindergarten

Faith Conley

Harrison Hunt

Asher Brown

Joseph Helton

Keagan Johnson

Amazing Teacher Award

Ingles Supermarkets and The Gazette are sponsoring the Amazing Teacher Awards. The nomination process is online. Please consider nominating one of Rankin's amazing teachers. Go to www.gastongazette.com/contests to submit a nomination.

Apply for Free and Reduced Meals Online!

GCS Nutrition would like to promote the use of the online free and reduced meal application. The online application is a more convenient, fast, and secure way of applying for free and reduced meals.


To apply go to www.lunchapplication.com


If you have any questions, call the Free and Reduced Meal Specialist, Tina Franks at 704-836-9110 ext. 1

Rankin's School Improvement Plan

Please use the login below to access the School Improvement Plan for our school.


  • Login: GuestS16291
  • Password: GuestS16291
Address to access INDISTAR: www.indistar.org

Mark Your Calendar!

January 2020:

1/6: First day of school for 2020

1/17 Last day of 2nd Quarter grading period

1/20 Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr.

1/21 & 1/22 - No school for students - Mandated Teacher Workdays

1/23 - Report Cards sent home

1/27 - GCS Science Benchmark (4th & 5th grades)

1/29 - NCDPI Math Check-In (3rd - 5th grades)



February 2020:

2/3 - NCDPI Reading Check-In (4th & 5th grades)

2/6: Rankin Curriculum Night

2/7 1st Grade Community Field Trip (Garden, Create in Us, Queen Bee)

2/14: Box Tops Collection Date

2/14: School Valentine’s Day Classroom Party (Small Snack/No Parents) 1:30pm

2/17: No School fir students - Optional Teacher Workday

2/20 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Discovery Place

2/21: Box Tops Class Winner Reward Party

2/27: Read-A-Thon KICK OFF (Read-A-Thon 2/28-3/5) & Charlotte Hornets Book Bus 1pm

2/27 - 3rd Quarter Interim Reports sent home

Questions or Concerns?

Please contact us.

Address: 301 W Central Ave, Mount Holly, NC,

Email: dskelly@gaston.k12.nc.us

Phone: 704-836-9136

Website: gaston.k12.nc.us/rankin

Twitter: @PrincipalDKelly

Facebook: Ida Rankin PTA