Category Archives: Education

Amid tensions over youth football, documents show Rome Schools offered $30,000, other resources to Boys and Girls Club to assist with ‘Project Learn.’

Amid tensions over youth football, documents show Rome Schools offered $30,000, other resources to Boys and Girls Club to assist with ‘Project Learn.’

  As we enter the first fall with divided youth football organizations in Rome/Floyd County, there’s been a few surprise developments involving some of the main players. What started as an appeal from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia to the Rome City Schools system to assist with a nationally recognized “year-round educational… Read more

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Georgia Highland’s economic impact was $149.2 million in 2016, up $30 million from the 2013 report.

Georgia Highland’s economic impact was $149.2 million in 2016, up $30 million from the 2013 report.

Media release: The University System of Georgia recently released the USG’s total economic impact on the state of Georgia. Of the more than $16 billion reported by the USG as a whole, Georgia Highlands College’s contribution was more than $149 million. The USG report is for Fiscal Year 2016 and is conducted by the Selig… Read more

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Georgia Highlands announces summer president’s, dean’s lists.

Georgia Highlands announces summer president’s, dean’s lists.

Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the 2017 summer President’s List and Dean’s List. To achieve President’s List status, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and attain a minimum of nine semester hours of credit. To make Dean’s List students must complete a minimum of nine semester hours and achieve at… Read more

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Over 150 students, parents and community members come together to ‘clear the path’ at Armuchee High School

Over 150 students, parents and community members come together to ‘clear the path’ at Armuchee High School

Over 150 students, parents and community members came together early Saturday for the Armuchee-Glenwood Education Foundation’s Walking Path Work Day at Armuchee High School. Several community businesses donated machinery, equipment and supplies for the project. “It was overwhelming to say the least,” says Buster Young, president of the AGEF. “We had a huge turnout of… Read more

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Education: Floyd County high schools and CCA awarded grants through Kellogg Company Fund to deliver ‘grab and go’ breakfast options.

Education: Floyd County high schools and CCA awarded grants through Kellogg Company Fund to deliver ‘grab and go’ breakfast options.

Media release: Floyd County Schools proudly announces Armuchee High, Coosa High, Model High, Pepperell High, and Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy as the recipients of grants from the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), funded by Kellogg Company Fund. Floyd County Child Nutrition will use the grants to purchase carts and equipment to deliver… Read more

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Fox 5 in Atlanta picks up on the Rome High dress code/skirt length controversy in Wednesday night broadcast.

Fox 5 in Atlanta picks up on the Rome High dress code/skirt length controversy in Wednesday night broadcast.

  The Rome High dress code saga has attracted the first television crew from Atlanta as the report was broadcast around midway through Wednesday’s Fox News at 10 on Channel 5. Reporter Denise Dillon and crew spent part of the day on campus and late afternoon-evening on Broad Street collecting comments on the policy announced… Read more

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Skirt length debate: Comparing Rome High’s knee-length requirement to local private, public schools.

Skirt length debate: Comparing Rome High’s knee-length requirement to local private, public schools.

  Rome High’s new dress code, complete with mandated knee-length skirts and shorts, is the toughest in our area. Prior to the start of this school year, Rome permitted skirts that were no more than four inches above the knew. This year, it is knee length, period. (Previous story) The specific guidelines posted on Rome… Read more

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Updated: Rome High’s dress code ruffling more than skirts, parents divided over new rules. Also: ‘Full enforcement’ due today; nearly 800 sign petition protesting the dress code.

Updated: Rome High’s dress code ruffling more than skirts, parents divided over new rules. Also: ‘Full enforcement’ due today; nearly 800 sign petition protesting the dress code.

NEW TODAY Petition signed by nearly 800 opposes dress code changes. It reads: “We the undersigned oppose the current dress code in effect for Rome High School. It imposes standards that are unattainable for the majority of the school’s demographic, and is privy to one gender and body type over others. Furthermore, the way in… Read more

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Back to school: Floyd County, Cartersville City students return today; three more on Thursday.

Back to school: Floyd County, Cartersville City students return today; three more on Thursday.

Look for extra traffic this morning as two more school systems return to class — Floyd County and Cartersville City Schools. By next Tuesday, all area schools will be open with the exception of Darlington, which reports on Aug. 21. BACK TO SCHOOL CALENDAR Today: Floyd County Schools (what to know). Click here for orientations, open… Read more

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Updated: 84 Rome High students named to AP Scholar list. Also: Awards for Floyd Schools, Darlington.

Updated: 84 Rome High students named to AP Scholar list. Also: Awards for Floyd Schools, Darlington.

Rome City Schools media release: Eighty-four Rome High students were named to the AP School Scholar Roster recently released by The College Board. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides students with the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school, as well as earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful… Read more

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Back to School: 17 Floyd nurses at Rome, Floyd schools, treating everything from a ‘stomach ache to administering an EpiPen in situations where a student had an allergic reaction.’

Back to School: 17 Floyd nurses at Rome, Floyd schools, treating everything from a ‘stomach ache to administering an EpiPen in situations where a student had an allergic reaction.’

Media release: As Rome and Floyd County students return to class, a special group of people are tasked to help meet their health needs during the school day. Floyd Corporate Health, part of the Floyd health care system, provides school nurses to both the Floyd and Rome school systems. Chris Butler, Director of Floyd Corporate… Read more

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Model High atrium named for Dr. Nevin and Joan Jones in appreciation of their 70-plus years of service.

Model High atrium named for Dr. Nevin and Joan Jones in appreciation of their 70-plus years of service.

  Media release: School leaders, family, and members of the community gathered Monday to dedicate the atrium of Model High School  in honor of Dr. Nevin Jones and the late Mrs. Joan Jones. Model School alumnus Jack Dickey spoke of the importance of naming the heart of the school after a couple who has left… Read more

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Rome Board of Education: Profiles, Q&As on education tax, school system’s direction with candidates Byington, Jackson, McDowell, Roach and Uldrick (last of three parts).

Rome Board of Education: Profiles, Q&As on education tax, school system’s direction with candidates Byington, Jackson, McDowell, Roach and Uldrick (last of three parts).

Among the items on the ballot on Nov. 7 will be all seven seats for the Rome City Board of Education. Continuing through Friday, Hometown Headlines will post interviews with the record 15 candidates on the ballot. We’re posting five per day and then all 15 in a joint posting on Friday. Interviews and profiles were complied… Read more

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Rome Board of Education: Profiles, Q&As on education tax, school system’s direction with candidates Beeman, Davis, Howard, O’Hara and Swann (two of three parts).

Rome Board of Education: Profiles, Q&As on education tax, school system’s direction with candidates Beeman, Davis, Howard, O’Hara and Swann (two of three parts).

Among the items on the ballot on Nov. 7 will be all seven seats for the Rome City Board of Education. Now through Friday, Hometown Headlines will post interviews with the record 15 candidates on the ballot. We’re posting five per day and then all 15 in a joint posting on Friday. Interviews and profiles were complied… Read more

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