Category Archives: Education

Ware Mechanical Weather Impact: Polk County schools set two-hour delayed start for Tuesday. Bartow County Schools open. Gordon County Schools open but buses won’t run on flooded roads; tardy or absences will be waived.

Ware Mechanical Weather Impact: Polk County schools set two-hour delayed start for Tuesday. Bartow County Schools open. Gordon County Schools open but buses won’t run on flooded roads; tardy or absences will be waived.

  From Polk County Schools:  “Polk School District has been monitoring the condition of the roads all afternoon and evening. We have been in constant contact with public works, 911, and the Polk School District Transportation Department, and will continue to do so through the early morning hours. Because of the possibility of the roads… Read more

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Education: Darlington’s SAT scores the highest in the region; also top state, national averages.

Education: Darlington’s SAT scores the highest in the region; also top state, national averages.

    Media release: SAT scores for students at Darlington were above the local, state and national averages on an updated report recently released by The College Board. Darlington posted a total mean score of 1191, 137 points higher than the state average of 1054 and 142 points higher than the national average of 1049. Darlington students… Read more

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Education: Georgia Highlands’ fall enrollment of 6,184 students up 2.8%, leads state in growth. Huddle House fundraiser to benefit Pepperell Elementary Nov. 13.

Education: Georgia Highlands’ fall enrollment of 6,184 students up 2.8%, leads state in growth. Huddle House fundraiser to benefit Pepperell Elementary Nov. 13.

Georgia Highlands College leads the University System of Georgia’s state colleges in enrollment growth for fall 2018 with a 2.8 percent increase. GHC continues to hold the second highest enrollment for state colleges in Georgia. GHC posted 6,184 students for the fall semester, up from 6,013 students a year earlier. Georgia Gwinnett College has 12,508… Read more

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Education:  Pixar cofounder Ed Catmull to speak about creativity at Berry’s Shatto Lecture on Feb. 21.

Education: Pixar cofounder Ed Catmull to speak about creativity at Berry’s Shatto Lecture on Feb. 21.

  With more than 30 Academy Awards and a trove of beloved characters such as Woody and Buzz Lightyear to his name, Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull will speak about creativity on Feb. 21, for the Berry College Shatto Lecture Series. Having revolutionized the world of animation and built one of the most innovative and emulated companies… Read more

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Education: Ground broken for new Armuchee High gym. Lindale Mason Lodge No. 455 helps Pepperell Primary innovation lab. Modern Woodmen lend a hand at West End. Berry alum/artist Al Christopher offers wood-turning demonstration, to discuss his work on Christopher Browning Pavilion at Oak Hill.

Education: Ground broken for new Armuchee High gym. Lindale Mason Lodge No. 455 helps Pepperell Primary innovation lab. Modern Woodmen lend a hand at West End. Berry alum/artist Al Christopher offers wood-turning demonstration, to discuss his work on Christopher Browning Pavilion at Oak Hill.

  Lindale Masonic Lodge #455 presented Pepperell Primary School with a check for $1,260 for their innovation lab/ makerspace project. Pictured left to right: Interim Principal Barbara Smith, Lindale Masonic Lodge #455 Past Masters Ron Pajor and Richard Johnston, Media Specialist Allison Watson, Lindale Masonic Lodge #455 Master Larry Padgett, Chaplain Terry Simmons, Treasurer JD Ayers,… Read more

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Education: Floyd County Schools continue free breakfast for all; lunch costs return in January. What you need to know.

Education: Floyd County Schools continue free breakfast for all; lunch costs return in January. What you need to know.

Media release: At the November Regular Board Meeting, the Floyd County Board of Education voted to return to paid and traditional eligibility for free and reduced student lunches in Floyd County Schools starting Jan. 1. With breakfast being the most important meal of the day, the board has elected to continue serving breakfast at no charge… Read more

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Education: Darlington named Apple Distinguished School. Johnson Elementarypresented with a check from Coosa Masonic Lodge #622 to support Innovation Lab project. 

Education: Darlington named Apple Distinguished School. Johnson Elementarypresented with a check from Coosa Masonic Lodge #622 to support Innovation Lab project. 

Media release: Apple has named Darlington an Apple Distinguished School for 2018–2021, recognizing the school for its commitment to teaching students technology skills to solve real-world problems as an integrated part of its curriculum. Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence that use Apple products to inspire creativity, ​collaboration, and critical thinking.… Read more

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South Rome Early Learning Center joins the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program. Georgia taxpayers can re-direct all or part of their state income taxes to the program.

South Rome Early Learning Center joins the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program. Georgia taxpayers can re-direct all or part of their state income taxes to the program.

  Media release: South Rome Early Learning Center, which holds a Three-Star Rating from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (Bright from the Start), the highest indicator of quality preschool programs in the state, is now partnering with the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program to award scholarships to families with students who wish to enroll in… Read more

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Education: 15 Floyd County Schools’ students to interview for Governor’s Honors Program.

Education: 15 Floyd County Schools’ students to interview for Governor’s Honors Program.

Media release: Fifteen of Floyd County Schools’ top students were selected to advance in the Governor’s Honors Program selection process and will interview at the state level for an opportunity to participate in the program. Governor’s Honors is a four-week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students with… Read more

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Updated: Bartow County Schools says police investigation concludes tainted candy scare was an isolated incident; two students evaluated and released from the hospital.

Updated: Bartow County Schools says police investigation concludes tainted candy scare was an isolated incident; two students evaluated and released from the hospital.

THE LATEST From Bartow County Schools: “Based on the investigation by Bartow County School Police, the school system believes this is an isolated incident that affected two students. Those students have been evaluated at a local hospital and released. We encourage the continual reporting of any suspicious activity as safety remains our number one priority.”… Read more

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Education: Dozen honors for Berry’s Viking Fusion. Alto Park Elementary’s Innovation Lab and Makerspace Initiative gets a boost from Oostanaula Masonic Lodge #113. Groundbreaking for Armuchee High’s new gym is Tuesday.

Education: Dozen honors for Berry’s Viking Fusion. Alto Park Elementary’s Innovation Lab and Makerspace Initiative gets a boost from Oostanaula Masonic Lodge #113. Groundbreaking for Armuchee High’s new gym is Tuesday.

  College Broadcasters Inc.College Media Association and Editor & Publisher’s annual EPPY Awards recently recognized Berry College’s student-run multimedia website, Viking Fusion, and Department of Communication students in four national competitions. CBI’s National Student Production Awards were presented as part of the annual National Student Electronic Media Convention in Seattle during the last week of… Read more

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Education: Berry series to mark the centennial of the armistice that ended fighting in World War I. Floyd County Schools earn grant to train 200 employees to watch for signs of sexual abuse.

Education: Berry series to mark the centennial of the armistice that ended fighting in World War I. Floyd County Schools earn grant to train 200 employees to watch for signs of sexual abuse.

  The Berry College History Department has organized a week of events beginning Nov. 7 to mark the centenary of the armistice that ended fighting in World War I, which was signed on Nov. 11, 1918. “The conflict of World War I lasted more than four years, killed 8-9 million people, wounded 21 million more… Read more

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Education: 2018 College and Career Ready Performance Index scores posted. See how Floyd County, Rome, Cartersville, Bartow, Calhoun and Gordon County schools did vs. state averages.

Education: 2018 College and Career Ready Performance Index scores posted. See how Floyd County, Rome, Cartersville, Bartow, Calhoun and Gordon County schools did vs. state averages.

  State 2018 Elementary Schools 77.8 Middle Schools 76.2 High Schools 75.3 All Schools 76.6   Media release: The Georgia Department of Education on Monday released the 2018 College and Career Ready Performance Index scores. As part of Georgia’s state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – the replacement for No Child Left… Read more

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ACT scores: Floyd County high schools score better than state, national averages; Armuchee High has region-high of 22.7.

ACT scores: Floyd County high schools score better than state, national averages; Armuchee High has region-high of 22.7.

Media release: ACT scores for the Graduating Class of 2018 in Floyd County Schools were well above the state and national averages. Overall, Georgia ranked 24th in the nation on the ACT. The 2018 FCS ACT average composite score of 20.9 is above the national average and slightly below the state average. Below is an… Read more

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Business: Stephanie Scearce joins Georgia Northwestern as economic development vice president amid ongoing changes in how Rome/Floyd County courts new industry.

Business: Stephanie Scearce joins Georgia Northwestern as economic development vice president amid ongoing changes in how Rome/Floyd County courts new industry.

  More economic development changes for the region: A new name is taking on some of the responsibilities associated with Georgia Northwestern Technical College as a player in economic development in Rome/Floyd County as well as the region. Stephanie Scearce joins GNTC as a proposal to move economic development duties from the Rome Floyd Chamber… Read more

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Updated. SAT scores: Armuchee High leads the region with a 1133 average; state was 1054; national, 1049. Rome, Floyd County, Cartersville top both of those. New: Floyd County comments.

Updated. SAT scores: Armuchee High leads the region with a 1133 average; state was 1054; national, 1049. Rome, Floyd County, Cartersville top both of those. New: Floyd County comments.

  Georgia public-school students improved their performance on the SAT in 2018 and outperformed their counterparts in the nation’s public schools, recording a mean score of 1054 compared to the national mean of 1049. Even better: Our first look at local reports shows both Rome and Floyd County students did better than the state and national… Read more

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