Category Archives: Education

Back to School today for Rome City and Floyd County Schools. What to know.

Back to School today for Rome City and Floyd County Schools. What to know.

Local students in Floyd County Schools and Rome City Schools return to class today for either in-person instruction or virtual online instruction. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread through the community, extra precautions are in place to keep students and staff as safe as possible. Click here for Floyd County Schools’ Return to Learn… Read more

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Education: GNTC drive-through graduation. 74 Rome High students received AP Scholar honors. Georgia Highlands ranks in three national reviews.

Education: GNTC drive-through graduation. 74 Rome High students received AP Scholar honors. Georgia Highlands ranks in three national reviews.

  (Media release) Rome High School students received recognition for outstanding Advanced Placement (AP) scores this past week. RHS boasts a total of 74 scholars. With 47 of the 74 scholars classified as AP scholars, plus seven AP Scholars with Honors, 17 AP Scholars with Distinction and three National AP Scholars. The Advanced Placement (AP)… Read more

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The College Board: 66 Floyd County Schools students earn 92 AP Scholar Awards.

The College Board: 66 Floyd County Schools students earn 92 AP Scholar Awards.

Media release: The College Board has released the AP School Scholar Roster and it includes 66 Floyd County Schools (FCS) students earning 92 AP Scholar Awards. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. Students can earn… Read more

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As Saint Mary’s Catholic School celebrates 75 years amid a pandemic, the resolve of those who opened the school just days after the end of World War II remains.

As Saint Mary’s Catholic School celebrates 75 years amid a pandemic, the resolve of those who opened the school just days after the end of World War II remains.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net As students return to Saint Mary’s Catholic School in Rome this Wednesday, they will be marking the 75th year the private school has been educating students from across Northwest Georgia. Born from the mission and vision of parishioners from Saint Mary’s Catholic Church and staffed by Dominican nuns, Saint Mary’s opened on… Read more

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Education: Cedartown twins translate love of planes into a potential career. Plus: GNTC’s drive-through graduation is Tuesday.

Education: Cedartown twins translate love of planes into a potential career. Plus: GNTC’s drive-through graduation is Tuesday.

  Media release: Side-by-side, Georgia Northwestern Technical College graduates Cade and Carter Shelton carefully disassembled the blades of a turbine engine at GNTC’s Aviation Training Center at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome. The identical twins worked together holding tools, moving parts and poked fun at one another as they practiced on one of the several pieces of… Read more

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Education: 85 Darlington students earn designation of AP Scholar by The College Board.

Education: 85 Darlington students earn designation of AP Scholar by The College Board.

  Media release: During the 2019-20 school year, 85 Darlington students earned the designation of AP Scholar by The College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams. “Darlington is extremely pleased and proud to have such a great number of AP Scholars in an unprecedented school year… Read more

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Floyd County Schools updates the ‘return to school’ guidelines, color codes. New: Superintendent to post weekly status report; frequently asked questions list.

Floyd County Schools updates the ‘return to school’ guidelines, color codes. New: Superintendent to post weekly status report; frequently asked questions list.

    The Floyd County Board of Education has released an updated “return to school” plan with in-person classes still set for Aug. 13. Enrollment into the “virtual academy” continues through Wednesday, Aug. 5. The color code — green, yellow, orange and red — has been reset and is based on the percentage of “individual… Read more

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Rome High band practice canceled until COVID-19 test results return on ‘students.’

Rome High band practice canceled until COVID-19 test results return on ‘students.’

  All weekend, parents have been asking about reports of one or more band members at Rome High either having coronavirus or exhibiting symptoms. On Saturday, Hometown emailed inquiries to Superintendent Lou Byars as well as the communication’s director. There has not been a response. Sunday morning, a parent shared the above note from Chad… Read more

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Georgia Highlands offers in-person, online choices this fall. All staff, students, visitors must wear ‘an appropriate face covering’ inside campus facilities/buildings where six-foot social distancing not always be possible.

Georgia Highlands offers in-person, online choices this fall. All staff, students, visitors must wear ‘an appropriate face covering’ inside campus facilities/buildings where six-foot social distancing not always be possible.

  Media release: Students at Georgia Highlands College will have options to choose from when taking classes during the fall semester, including both online and in-person as well as hybrid formats, depending on the student’s preference. Additionally, GHC has posted new guidelines and taken extra health and safety measures to ensure students and employees can proceed… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern’s drive-through commencement ceremony is Aug. 11. Coosa High, Unity students earn Burger King scholarships.

Education: Georgia Northwestern’s drive-through commencement ceremony is Aug. 11. Coosa High, Unity students earn Burger King scholarships.

Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s nine-county service area will participate in a drive-through commencement ceremony at the Floyd County Campus  Tuesday, Aug. 11, to safely celebrate their success in completing their program of study. The 2020 Spring and Summer Drive-Thru Commencement Ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. with a vehicle procession that will start behind the college… Read more

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Education: Darlington honors Trang Dang and Frank Manning at Saturday’s graduation.

Education: Darlington honors Trang Dang and Frank Manning at Saturday’s graduation.

Trang Dang  and Frank Manning were presented with the Thornwood Bracelet for General Excellence and the Darlington Medal for General Excellence during Darlington’s drive-through Commencement ceremony on Saturday. These special awards are voted on by the faculty and staff of the school and presented by Head of School Brent Bell.  Dang, who was a day… Read more

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Floyd County Schools reopens applications for Virtual Academy. Earlier: School Board votes to return to classes on Aug. 13.

Floyd County Schools reopens applications for Virtual Academy. Earlier: School Board votes to return to classes on Aug. 13.

  Floyd County Schools reopens applications for Virtual Academy: The following post was shared Tuesday mornign by the county school system, a day after the 4-1 vote to begin the 2020-21 year with in-person classes: “For K-12 families interested in joining the FCS Virtual Academy, the application has been reopened. (Click here). The application will… Read more

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Education: More honors for Rome High graduate Alan Viniegra. More student account security upgrades at Georgia Highlands.

Education: More honors for Rome High graduate Alan Viniegra. More student account security upgrades at Georgia Highlands.

  Georgia Highlands Collegewill utilize Duo Security for student accounts starting in August. Duo is a multi-factor authentication service that protects accounts from malicious activities like hacking and identity theft. GHC will require the use of Duo Security for student accounts beginning on Aug 1. “This service will enhance the security of student email, D2L and… Read more

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Education: Darlington celebrates Class of 2020 with drive-through graduation ceremony.

Education: Darlington celebrates Class of 2020 with drive-through graduation ceremony.

Although Darlington‘s Commencement Ceremony didn’t go as originally planned given the rise of COVID-19 cases locally, the school was still able to honor the Class of 2020 with a drive-through ceremony on Saturday. Photos of graduates Graduates and their families lined up in processional of vehicles from the Huffman Athletic Center through the South Game of… Read more

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Education: The other coronavirus debate — when to open local schools. Here’s the latest with more changes expected.

Education: The other coronavirus debate — when to open local schools. Here’s the latest with more changes expected.

  Friday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that “Georgia schools will not be asked to open late despite talks about a mandated delay amid a surging coronavirus pandemic, as some districts plan to open within the next couple of weeks.”  There had been talk of an overall delay until Sept. 8 but no action came from Thursday’s Georgia Board of Education… Read more

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