Category Archives: Education

Cedartown native and GNTC alum Ryan Fincher to begin the WorldSkills Welding Competition in Russia this week

Cedartown native and GNTC alum Ryan Fincher to begin the WorldSkills Welding Competition in Russia this week

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) alumnus and SkillsUSA World Team Welder Ryan Fincher of Cedartown will begin the four-day WorldSkills Welding Competition, an elite international competition against the best welders from around the world, on Thursday, Aug. 22, in Kazan, Russia. The 45th WorldSkills Competition is the world championship of skills and is considered the most… Read more

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Education: Floyd County Schools update on early dismissal day coming Aug. 28; plus updates on Dual Enrollment program with 413 students participating this semester.

Education: Floyd County Schools update on early dismissal day coming Aug. 28; plus updates on Dual Enrollment program with 413 students participating this semester.

As we approach our first Early Dismissal/Professional Development Day of the school year (Aug. 28), we want to help put your mind at ease with a list of frequently asked questions for parents and students. Please click here to see answers to questions about dismissal times, after-school care, child nutrition, etc. For more: www.floydboe.net. From Floyd County Schools:… Read more

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Education: Honors for Floyd County Schools and its working with students with disabilities. County School Board meets Monday. Darlington prepares for start of classes Monday.

Education: Honors for Floyd County Schools and its working with students with disabilities. County School Board meets Monday. Darlington prepares for start of classes Monday.

The Georgia Department of Education has recognized and commended Floyd County Schools for having an 86.1% annual event graduation rate for students with disabilities for the FY18 school year. Media release: GADOE will be highlighting the great work of FCS on Georgia’s State Systemic Improvement (SSIP) Interactive Map. It will include initiatives/resources utilized in FCS’… Read more

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Floyd County Schools report data breach with former vendor involving up to 6,400 student and staff names, dates, maybe emails on file between 2008 and 2015. Company offering credit monitoring.

Floyd County Schools report data breach with former vendor involving up to 6,400 student and staff names, dates, maybe emails on file between 2008 and 2015. Company offering credit monitoring.

Media release: A contractor formerly used by Floyd County Schools has notified FCS that it has experienced a data security incident. An older version of Pearson Clinical Assessments program—AIMSweb—is involved in the incident. Students’ first and last names were accessed. In some of the cases, birth dates were also exposed during this incident. A small number… Read more

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Buzz: Quick look at Ford Auditorium updates at Berry.  Job fair for Hays State Prison is Aug. 21 at Rome Career Center; 70 spots open. GHC adds recreation administration courses.

Buzz: Quick look at Ford Auditorium updates at Berry. Job fair for Hays State Prison is Aug. 21 at Rome Career Center; 70 spots open. GHC adds recreation administration courses.

  The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with Hays State Prison to host an upcoming job fair. The event will be held on Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway. Hays State Prison will be looking to fill 70 vacant correctional officer positions. Job seekers interested… Read more

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Education: Two vice presidents appointed at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Education: Two vice presidents appointed at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

  Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College has named Selena Magnusson of Chickamauga the new vice president of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success and Melissa (Lisa) Shaw of Chatsworth the new vice president of Adult Education. Magnusson will fill the role previously held by Dr. Heidi Popham, president of GNTC, and Shaw will fill the position previously… Read more

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Perdue to speak at GOP Rally at Tillman Hangar today. General admission, patron tickets remain for tonight’s Dance Challenge.

Perdue to speak at GOP Rally at Tillman Hangar today. General admission, patron tickets remain for tonight’s Dance Challenge.

Perdue due at GOP Tillman Hangar Rally on Saturday: David Perdue’s bid for a second term in the U.S. Senate will be the focal point of the 2020 election cycle. The state’s junior senator, elected in 2014, is scheduled to be the first speaker at the Floyd County Republican Party’s annual Tillman Hangar Rally beginning… Read more

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Education: False alarm at Pepperell High on Thursday after a report of a student possibly possessing a firearm. Search finds no weapon.

Education: False alarm at Pepperell High on Thursday after a report of a student possibly possessing a firearm. Search finds no weapon.

Media release: Working in partnership with parents to provide open communication and ensure the safety of all students, it is vital that Floyd County Schools (FCS) families are made aware of a situation at Pepperell High School today. On the morning of Thursday, August 8, 2019, information was brought to the attention of school administration regarding… Read more

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Education: Calhoun City Schools open today; Unity on Monday; Darlington on Aug. 19.

Education: Calhoun City Schools open today; Unity on Monday; Darlington on Aug. 19.

  Here’s a rundown of first day of class at area schools for 2019-2020 school year: Floyd Unity Christian School return Monday, Aug. 12. Orientation on Aug. 9. Darlington School returns on Monday, Aug. 19. Gordon Calhoun City Schools return today. Read more

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Education: Students return Wednesday to Cartersville and Bartow County schools; Thursday in Calhoun; and Unity on Monday followed by Darlington on Aug. 19.

Education: Students return Wednesday to Cartersville and Bartow County schools; Thursday in Calhoun; and Unity on Monday followed by Darlington on Aug. 19.

  Here’s a rundown of first day of class at area schools for 2019-2020 school year: Floyd Unity Christian School return Monday, Aug. 12. Orientation on Aug. 9. Darlington School returns on Monday, Aug. 19. Bartow Bartow County Schools return on Wednesday, Aug. 7. . New hours of operation for Bartow County Schools this year: Elementary… Read more

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Education: Saint Mary’s Catholic School returns today; Bartow County and Cartersville on Wednesday;  Calhoun on Thursday.

Education: Saint Mary’s Catholic School returns today; Bartow County and Cartersville on Wednesday; Calhoun on Thursday.

Here’s a rundown of first day of class at remaining area schools for 2019-2020 school year: Floyd Saint Mary’s Catholic School returns today. Unity Christian School return Monday, Aug. 12. Orientation on Aug. 9. s Darlington School returns on Monday, Aug. 19. Bartow Bartow County Schools return on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Open house is Aug. 5 from… Read more

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Education: Bus updates from Rome High. Bartow Schools hosting ribbon cutting Monday at Red Top Middle School. Rundown of when students return to class this week.

Education: Bus updates from Rome High. Bartow Schools hosting ribbon cutting Monday at Red Top Middle School. Rundown of when students return to class this week.

Bus update from Rome High School: Bus Riders and Parents: Please review the link below for finding the correct bus to ride. We have simply split our 26 buses between the High School(13) and the Middle School (13) to provide a safe environment on the bus for your child. https://www.rcs.rome.ga.us/domain/1047 Here’s a rundown of first day… Read more

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Education: ‘Red Carpet Rollout’ at Rome High School. Salvation Army’s #StufftheBus event today. Bartow, Cartersville, Calhoun and Saint Mary’s students return next week.

Education: ‘Red Carpet Rollout’ at Rome High School. Salvation Army’s #StufftheBus event today. Bartow, Cartersville, Calhoun and Saint Mary’s students return next week.

  Collection bins are ready for today’s StuffTheBus event sponsored by The Salvation Army of Rome. From The Salvation Army: Join us on Saturday at Walmart Rome – Cartersville Hwy SE and Walmart Rome – Redmond Circle from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. to donate school supplies for low-income students in Rome City Schools and Floyd County Schools. Here’s a rundown of first… Read more

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Education: Big debut for Main Elementary; Rome City Schools open today; Polk County, too.

Education: Big debut for Main Elementary; Rome City Schools open today; Polk County, too.

Rome City Schools celebrates new Main Street Elementary with a ribbon cutting, speeches and tours, uniting past students and educators with those who will attend classes there later this morning. A Facebook Live video captures some of the afternoon’s activities. Among the guest speakers was Esther Vaughn, a former principal at Main who spent 31… Read more

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Education: Floyd Police with tips on what to expect at Pepperell Middle this morning. County students return Thursday; Rome on Friday.

Education: Floyd Police with tips on what to expect at Pepperell Middle this morning. County students return Thursday; Rome on Friday.

Thursday’s Back-to-School updates: Floyd County Schools return today. Please see the Pepperell traffic note below. Berry Elementary & Middle School returns today.  Gordon County Schools return on Thursday. Details TRAFFIC NOTES Excellent update from the Floyd County Police Department in advance of what is expected during the first days of the new school year at Pepperell… Read more

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Rome City Schools purchases Three Rivers Drive site for $1.15 million to house, maintain new bus fleet.

Rome City Schools purchases Three Rivers Drive site for $1.15 million to house, maintain new bus fleet.

  From a media release: Rome City Schools board members, along with Superintendent Louis Byars and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Dawn Williams, met Wednesday morning to discuss the purchase of a property that will be the site of the new transportation maintenance facility. Board members unanimously approved the purchase of a property on Three Rivers Drive… Read more

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