Category Archives: Education

Education: GHC names Julius Fleschner the new dean of Libraries and College Testing

Education: GHC names Julius Fleschner the new dean of Libraries and College Testing

Media release: Georgia Highlands College has appointed Julius Fleschner as the new Dean of Libraries and College Testing. Fleschner will oversee all of GHC’s libraries which are open to students and the public in Cartersville, Douglasville, Paulding and Rome. Between 2015 and 2016, GHC’s libraries had a combined total of over 250,000 visits. And the library… Read more

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Education: Georgia Power’s Cassandra Wheeler joins Georgia Northwestern’s Board of Directors. Honors for Berry communication students.

Education: Georgia Power’s Cassandra Wheeler joins Georgia Northwestern’s Board of Directors. Honors for Berry communication students.

  Cassandra Carter Wheeler, northwest regional director at Georgia Power, was recently sworn in as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s newest Board of Directors member by Pete McDonald, president of GNTC, at a meeting held on the Gordon County Campus in Calhoun. Wheeler has served in leadership positions at Southern Co. subsidiaries for more than 17 years.… Read more

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Education: Veteran local educator Tim Gillespie named principal of Trion Elementary. Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Rob Skelton to speak at Pepperell’s baccalaureate. Food trucks back Friday across from Floyd Schools office. Winners of GHC’s public speaking contest.

Education: Veteran local educator Tim Gillespie named principal of Trion Elementary. Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Rob Skelton to speak at Pepperell’s baccalaureate. Food trucks back Friday across from Floyd Schools office. Winners of GHC’s public speaking contest.

    Rome’s Tim Gillespie named principal at Trion Elementary: Currently serving as assistant principal of Trion High, Gillespie posted this comment following his appointment: “I am thrilled, honored, and humbled to be named principal of Trion Elementary School! I am fortunate to be chosen to lead an amazing staff and wonderful students.” His Facebook… Read more

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Education: No change in tuition rates for all 26 state colleges and universities — including GHC — in 2018-19.

Education: No change in tuition rates for all 26 state colleges and universities — including GHC — in 2018-19.

Media release: University System of Georgia students will pay the same tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year as the current 2017-2018 academic year, after the Board of Regents set annual tuition rates today for all 26 colleges and universities at a zero percent increase. The University System has been able to limit tuition increases to… Read more

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Education: County high schools earn state AP Honors designation. Darlington advisement team presents at New Orleans conference. Honors for career academy students. RHS presents ‘Once Upon a Mattress.’ GHC goes hip-hop.

Education: County high schools earn state AP Honors designation. Darlington advisement team presents at New Orleans conference. Honors for career academy students. RHS presents ‘Once Upon a Mattress.’ GHC goes hip-hop.

All four Floyd County high schools were among a select group of high schools across the state as 2018 Advanced Placement Honor Schools. Armuchee, Coosa, Model and Pepperell high schools made two of the AP honors lists. All were honored as AP Challenge Schools and AP STEM Schools. Armuchee, Model, and Pepperell were also honored… Read more

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Busy prom and graduation season here as local high schools and colleges prepare for the end of the school year.

Busy prom and graduation season here as local high schools and colleges prepare for the end of the school year.

The end of the school year is just weeks away with local high schools gearing up for prom and graduation, while colleges put the final touches on commencement ceremony plans. A few local high schools enjoyed prom events this weekend, but most are scheduled later this month or early May. Local  college graduation events begin… Read more

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Local church opens up doors again for upcoming National Walkout Day, April 20.

Local church opens up doors again for upcoming National Walkout Day, April 20.

Another National School Walkout day is planned for Friday, April 20, the anniversary of the massacre of Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999. The national event, organized by teens, hopes to empower students to continue their momentum in a push for gun reforms.   Rome First United Methodist Church is again opening their doors… Read more

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Education: Rome Middle students honoring Parkland 17 through acts of kindness. RCS offers tips to parents and student for next week’s testing.

Education: Rome Middle students honoring Parkland 17 through acts of kindness. RCS offers tips to parents and student for next week’s testing.

Rome Middle School Leadership Team to honor Parkland 17 through “17 for 17” project. For the next 17 days, students will implement 17 acts of kindness throughout the school. This project, “17 for 17”, is Rome Middle School’s way of honoring the Parkland 17 who lost their lives as a result of school violence and a… Read more

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Education: Special Olympians from local schools compete at Darlington Thursday. National honors for Berry student.

Education: Special Olympians from local schools compete at Darlington Thursday. National honors for Berry student.

  Berry student awarded Goldwater Scholarship: Berry College junior Sarah Cooper is one of 211 students in the nation to receive the 2018 Goldwater Scholarship – one of the most prestigious scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics fields. “Being awarded the Goldwater Scholarship … has shown me that I am capable of achieving my career… Read more

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Education: Rome City Schools adds another central office director as Tashia Twyman named to lead communications and public engagement. 

Education: Rome City Schools adds another central office director as Tashia Twyman named to lead communications and public engagement. 

More changes are under way with Rome City Schools’ Central Office. A day after two veteran educators were named to new posts within the city school system (background), Tashia Twyman has been added as director of communications and public engagement. Her appointment is the latest change in the school system’s community presentation efforts. Eleven months… Read more

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Education: Floyd Schools on start of milestones testing. Make that lucky 13 for GNTC in qualifying for Nationals in Phi Beta Lambda Career Competition. $4,000 gift to GHC.

Education: Floyd Schools on start of milestones testing. Make that lucky 13 for GNTC in qualifying for Nationals in Phi Beta Lambda Career Competition. $4,000 gift to GHC.

  From Floyd County Schools: “This is a friendly reminder that our End of Grades Milestones testing for grades 3-8 will begin next Monday, April 16. Here are some helpful tips for Floyd County families to be “Test Ready” from Director of Advanced Programs and Assessment, Mrs. McCall Govignon: 1. Get a good night’s sleep each… Read more

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Education: Tight deadline in search for new Floyd County Schools superintendent. Principals promoted at Rome City Schools.

Education: Tight deadline in search for new Floyd County Schools superintendent. Principals promoted at Rome City Schools.

  Search begins for new county schools superintendent: “The Floyd County Board of Education is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Superintendent of Schools. Completed applications will be accepted through April 30.  Position start date will be July 1, 2018. All applications and résumés must be submitted directly via mail or email to Brinson… Read more

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Buzz: Robert Smyth sworn in as Exchange Club secretary. Scotty Hancock guest speaker at Toastmasters’ open house. Military day returns to Georgia Highlands.

Buzz: Robert Smyth sworn in as Exchange Club secretary. Scotty Hancock guest speaker at Toastmasters’ open house. Military day returns to Georgia Highlands.

Robert Smyth of Coosa Valley Credit Union recently was elected as the secretary of the Exchange Club of Rome. He was installed by John Paul Cooper, District Director of the Exchange Club, at the April 6 business meeting. The Exchange Club meets Fridays at noon at The Palladium. With an average attendance of over 200 people,… Read more

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Education: Darlington announces baccalaureate, commencement speakers. Rome High sets May 19 graduation at Barron Stadium. Rome City Schools offering ‘transition to kindergarten’ sessions. Plus additional  updates.

Education: Darlington announces baccalaureate, commencement speakers. Rome High sets May 19 graduation at Barron Stadium. Rome City Schools offering ‘transition to kindergarten’ sessions. Plus additional updates.

  Darlington School announces that math teacher Al Shorey will be the keynote speaker at the Baccalaureate Service on May 18, and Chip Bell, author, acclaimed speaker, and consultant in customer loyalty and service innovation, will give the Commencement address. Shorey was selected by the graduating class as the Baccalaureate speaker. He has taught math at the Upper… Read more

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