Category Archives: Education

Floyd Schools: There’s still time to register for the new year beginning Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Floyd Schools: There’s still time to register for the new year beginning Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Media release: If you missed new student registration held at the central office of Floyd County Schools this summer, you still have another opportunity. The next new student registration will be held at each local school during the following dates and times. County students return to class on Wednesday, Aug. 2:   New student registration… Read more

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Back to School calendar: When classes start for area schools–some return this Friday.

Back to School calendar: When classes start for area schools–some return this Friday.

  When school starts: Summer vacation is in its final hours for local students as Rome City Schools start back to class this Friday. Floyd County resumes classes next Wednesday, Aug. 2. Teachers will be back this week preparing for the new school year and many schools are holding orientation, registration and other preparations for the upcoming year.… Read more

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Buzz: Berry’s Timberlake offers free lecture on eclipse viewing Aug. 15. Georgia Northwestern offering classes in Dade County this fall.

Buzz: Berry’s Timberlake offers free lecture on eclipse viewing Aug. 15. Georgia Northwestern offering classes in Dade County this fall.

  Berry College Physics and Astronomy Professor Todd Timberlake will host a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 for those who want to learn more about the upcoming solar eclipse. The Aug. 21 eclipse will begin around 1 p.m. and end around 4 p.m. with maximum eclipse coverage (97.6% in Rome) occurring about 2:30 p.m.… Read more

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Overview of Georgia Milestones Assessment scores; links to local summaries.

Overview of Georgia Milestones Assessment scores; links to local summaries.

Media release: Student scores for the 2017 administration of the Georgia Milestones Assessment System show increases in many subject areas, including several increases in English Language Arts and mathematics at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Statewide, the percentage of students achieving the Proficient Learner level and above increased or held steady on 18 of 26… Read more

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Georgia Northwestern breaks ground on 80,000-square-foot expansion of its Whitfield-Murray campus.

Georgia Northwestern breaks ground on 80,000-square-foot expansion of its Whitfield-Murray campus.

  “Education should lead to employment,” said Gov. Nathan Deal at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Whitfield Murray Campus  Expansion Groundbreaking Tuesday. “We have accelerated the number of programs whose participants will have a job waiting for them. This is what education should encompass. We’re preparing people for the careers that are already available right here… Read more

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Education: School systems plan to have two separate career academies, but will ‘exchange’ resources

Education: School systems plan to have two separate career academies, but will ‘exchange’ resources

Officials with Floyd County Schools and Rome City Schools did not reach any agreement this week to propose a new joint college and career academy on the list of projects for the proposed extension to the education special local option sales tax (ESPLOST) on the November ballot. The two school systems met late this week to discuss… Read more

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Updated: Three more arrested in connection with Floyd County Schools’ RICO case. Floyd County Police say more arrests expected.

Updated: Three more arrested in connection with Floyd County Schools’ RICO case. Floyd County Police say more arrests expected.

From Floyd County Police: As the Floyd County Board of Education RICO criminal investigations continues, the Floyd County Police made three additional arrest early this morning. The following subjects were arrested: David Gary English – Theft, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization, and bribery. Rodney Don Holder -Theft, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization, and bribery. Charles Raiden… Read more

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Health: Blood donations at low level. Floyd Corporate Health donates defibrillators and storage units to Floyd County and Rome City Schools

Health: Blood donations at low level. Floyd Corporate Health donates defibrillators and storage units to Floyd County and Rome City Schools

From Blood Assurance Rome: Blood donations are critically low for this time of year. The Rome Donor Center at Midtown Crossing on Shorter Ave. will be open today from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. To schedule a blood donation appointment, call 706-235-9853 or text BAGIVE to… Read more

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Floyd BOE approves land purchase for proposed new Pepperell Middle School. City and County school officials to meet today about college and career academy.

Floyd BOE approves land purchase for proposed new Pepperell Middle School. City and County school officials to meet today about college and career academy.

From WRGA: If voters approve an Educational Local Option Sales Tax (E-LOST) referendum in November, Floyd County School System officials have one possible location in mind for a new Pepperell Middle School. A new Pepperell Middle is one of the projects that would be included in the sales tax package that will go to voters… Read more

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Education: GNTC and Roper Corporation partner for new apprenticeship program. Darlington teacher awarded grant from alum nomination.

Education: GNTC and Roper Corporation partner for new apprenticeship program. Darlington teacher awarded grant from alum nomination.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Roper Corporation partner for 3-year Registered Apprenticeship project to train the next era of skilled workforce at the Northwest Georgia manufacturing plant. “We want to push major manufacturing and the jobs that come with it back into the United States,” said Scott Brown, Roper Corporation President. “With this apprenticeship program, we… Read more

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Education: Floyd County Schools announces orientation and open house schedules for upcoming school year

Education: Floyd County Schools announces orientation and open house schedules for upcoming school year

Media release: Floyd County Schools announces the orientation and open house schedules for the 2017-18 school year. Please note that the first day of school for students enrolled in Floyd County Schools is Wednesday, August 2, 2017. School Date Time Event Armuchee Area Glenwood Primary Jul 31 4 – 5:30 p.m. 1st & 2nd grades… Read more

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Floyd School Board, reacting to city’s surprise proposal of a joint special tax-funded career academy, presents expanded plan with enhanced partnerships.

Floyd School Board, reacting to city’s surprise proposal of a joint special tax-funded career academy, presents expanded plan with enhanced partnerships.

  On radio today: Floyd County Schools Superintendent Dr. John Jackson and Chairman Chip Hood will join us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition at 7:40 a.m. Listen at WRGA 98.7 FM or online at wrga.streamon.fm. The presence of a college and career academy on the education special tax package to go before voters Nov. 7… Read more

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