Category Archives: Education

Graduation 2019: Huge weekend of commencement ceremonies starts Thursday night; forecast: Mid 90s, sunny skies.

Graduation 2019: Huge weekend of commencement ceremonies starts Thursday night; forecast: Mid 90s, sunny skies.

Below please find a county-by-county list of this year’s remaining high school commencement ceremonies. One bit of advice: Please dress comfortably for any outdoor ceremony. The current forecast through Saturday calls for highs in the mid 90s under sunny skies. We’ll have updates on downtown Rome parking throughout the week. FLOYD Model High School: Graduation:… Read more

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Class of 2019: Photos, video from Saturday’s commencement at Darlington and Unity Christian School. Busy week of high school graduations continue Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Class of 2019: Photos, video from Saturday’s commencement at Darlington and Unity Christian School. Busy week of high school graduations continue Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

  A busy high school graduation season kicked off Saturday at Darlington and Unity Christian School. There were 125 students graduating from Darlington and 20 students graduating from Unity Christian School. Graduations continue this Thursday with Gordon Central High School, followed by all other schools in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Polk on either Friday or… Read more

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High school graduations begin today with Darlington, Unity Christian. A county-by-county schedule.

High school graduations begin today with Darlington, Unity Christian. A county-by-county schedule.

  High school graduation season begins this Saturday at Darlington and Unity Christian School. Below please find a county-by-county list of this year’s high school commencement ceremonies. FLOYD Darlington School: Commencement will begin Saturday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m. on the Chapel Lawn. In the event of rain, Commencement will be held at 10:30 a.m. in… Read more

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The latest Floyd County Schools’ signings.

The latest Floyd County Schools’ signings.

Congratulations to Coosa High Senior Olivia Parker who will continue her education and musical theatre career at Brenau University. Front row L to R: Olivia and Chris (father, CHS One Act and literary coach) Back row L to R: Stacy Dean (CHS choral director), Sherry Childs (FCS Fine Arts Coordinator), LaDonna Turrentine (CHS principal), Adam… Read more

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#downtownshowdown: As Floyd Schools lease deck to ease some graduation parking headaches, city rolls out new lease/permitting system for existing, new customers.

#downtownshowdown: As Floyd Schools lease deck to ease some graduation parking headaches, city rolls out new lease/permitting system for existing, new customers.

 TODAY’S PARKING HEADLINES Floyd County Schools leasing Third Avenue deck.  ‘We believe a graduation ceremony is a joyous occasion.’ More changes to downtown parking regarding permits, scanners and leasing. No implementation delays on new parking enforcement as of this morning. Questions about downtown Rome parking: We’ve received several emails and texts about parking in… Read more

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Education: Kiwanis Club of Rome awards $9,500 in scholarships. Floyd sets intra school district transfer dates.  North Heights Elementary plans special open house. Berry student earns Goldwater Scholarship.

Education: Kiwanis Club of Rome awards $9,500 in scholarships. Floyd sets intra school district transfer dates. North Heights Elementary plans special open house. Berry student earns Goldwater Scholarship.

  The Kiwanis Club of Rome awarded $9,300.00 in scholarship money this past Tuesday, May 7, during the club’s annual scholarship awards banquet. Kiwanis presented scholarships in the areas of Key Club, Art and Music. Key Club winners were:Anna Kathryn Fitzpatrick$1,000, Armuchee High School; Hieu Ton Vu, $1,000, Rome High School; Margaret Elizabeth Bagwell, $1,000, Pepperell… Read more

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All clear at PHS: The emergency drill/full evacuation of Pepperell High is over; normal day resumes.

All clear at PHS: The emergency drill/full evacuation of Pepperell High is over; normal day resumes.

THE LATEST All clear at Pepperell High School. From Dr. Jeff Wilson, superintendent: “The Emergency Drill at Pepperell High is now completed. All school activities are back to normal.” From PHS Principal Jamey Alcorn: “Great evacuation drill today! Normal activities resumed at 9:30. Super proud of our faculty, staff andstudents for an excellent response. @Pepperell_Pulse… Read more

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Pepperell High, students honored by Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for continuing efforts to keep all safe on Georgia’s roads.

Pepperell High, students honored by Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for continuing efforts to keep all safe on Georgia’s roads.

  Pepperell High School’s  Students Against Destructive Decision was recognized for their proclamation and work during the month of April to educate Floyd County on Teen Safe Driving. Four PHS students were recognized for being on the Teens Advisory Board and Teens in the Driver Seat. Coach Alana Ellenburg coordinates the SADD chapter. Read more

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Georgia Highlands celebrates nearly 1,000 graduates on Saturday (video). Next: County-by-county high school schedule.

Georgia Highlands celebrates nearly 1,000 graduates on Saturday (video). Next: County-by-county high school schedule.

  Georgia Highlands College celebrates nearly 1,000 graduates: Commencement was held on Saturday at The Forum River Center in downtown Rome at 10 a.m. GHC had up to 973 students receiving diplomas.The nursing pinning ceremony was held at 6 p.m. on May 10 at West Rome Baptist Church. HIGH SCHOOLS FLOYD Darlington School: Commencement will begin Saturday, May 18,… Read more

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Education: Rome City Schools break ground on new college and career academy/indoor athletics center at Rome High School

Education: Rome City Schools break ground on new college and career academy/indoor athletics center at Rome High School

Rome High School hosted its official groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for its new College and Career Academy (CCA) and indoor athletics facility. Members of the Rome-Floyd Chamber, Rome City Schools Board of Education, Rome City Commission, local business partners as well as teachers and future College and Career Academy students were all in attendance. Louis… Read more

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College celebrates spring 2019 graduation. Included: List of those honored Thursday evening.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College celebrates spring 2019 graduation. Included: List of those honored Thursday evening.

  Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College students donned their caps and gowns as family and friends gathered at the Forum River Center in Rome for GNTC’s Spring Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 9. The college awarded graduates with associate degrees, diplomas and certificates during the ceremony and recognized students from GNTC’s nine-county service area.… Read more

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Remembering Belen Dizon Nora, who launched and guided the nursing program that continues today at Georgia Highlands.

Remembering Belen Dizon Nora, who launched and guided the nursing program that continues today at Georgia Highlands.

Family and friends — including the tight Georgia Highlands’ nursing community — are mourning the passing Wednesday of Belen Dizon Nora, 84, who served as the director of nursing at then-Floyd Junior College and Floyd College. In 1971, she was contracted to start a nursing program at the college. After 28 years of building the program, she… Read more

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