134 Laurel Street

Bakersville, NC 28705


Principal: Colby Calhoun

Welcome to Gouge Elementary!

Our Mission:

“To provide a safe and nurturing environment, where students develop positive self-concepts, empathy, respect, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. To inspire students to produce quality performances and products by incorporating basic skills, technology, and the arts, thus empowering students to contribute positively within our global society.”

Bowman Middle School is excited to announce our Duke Energy Science Night on April 19, at 6:00-7:30 p.m.! Join us in exploring science, technology, engineering and mathematics through engaging hands-on activities such as Magnetic Painting, Bost Builders, and Air Power. We welcome students and families for a night of science and fun! For more information or to volunteer call Veronica Pitman@ 766-3386.

Duke Energy Nights are an initiative of the North Carolina Science Festival. The North Carolina Science Festival is now a month-long celebration of science that occurs every April. For the complete calendar of events, visit www.ncsciencefestival.org.

It's BOGO time!!!!

Our Buy One Get One Free book fair will be Monday, April 30th - Friday, May 4th. The fair will be open from 8:00 - 3:00 each day! Cash or credit cards ONLY!

GES Boxtops Collection

GES families don't forget to send in those boxtops to help our school earn cash!!

The homeroom that collects the most will receive a pizza party!!!!


Gouge Eagles S.O.A.R

S - Success

O - Outstanding Effort

A - A Positive Attitude

R - Respect

Mitchell County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you have questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of the website or if you are unable to access a page or document on the website, you may contact the Technology Department via email at cjohnson@mhslive.net or by phone at 828-766-3444.