Category Archives: Education

Education: Floyd County Schools still finalizing plans on Armuchee High modernization and new Pepperell Middle School but expect projects to be within $48 million budget of education tax funds.

Education: Floyd County Schools still finalizing plans on Armuchee High modernization and new Pepperell Middle School but expect projects to be within $48 million budget of education tax funds.

  Second of two parts on new education tax projects. Click here to read first report on Rome City Schools.  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net While Floyd County School officials continue planning the construction phases for modernization upgrades at Armuchee High School and a new Pepperell Middle School as part of the new Education Special Local Option… Read more

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Floyd County Schools: One confirmed case of Impetigo at Alto Park Elementary School. What to know and what to do.

Floyd County Schools: One confirmed case of Impetigo at Alto Park Elementary School. What to know and what to do.

Another health issue is being confronted by Floyd County Schools, this time…. Media release: Floyd County School District has been made aware of one confirmed case of Impetigo at Alto Park Elementary School. Letters from FCS will be going home to all Alto Park Elementary families with more details today. FCS has taken steps to… Read more

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Local educators meet with Secretary Betsy DeVos during Washington trip. Exchange Club to present A.C.E. Awards to high school students today. Barbara McCoy Lecture on Southern Women Writers returns to Berry March 20.

Local educators meet with Secretary Betsy DeVos during Washington trip. Exchange Club to present A.C.E. Awards to high school students today. Barbara McCoy Lecture on Southern Women Writers returns to Berry March 20.

    Local educators meet with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: Area educators in Washington, D.C., with the annual Rome Floyd Chamber trip to the nation’s capital spent time with the nation’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos, on Thursday. Dr. Tony Daniel, chair of the Floyd County Board of Education, said the group discussed key issues in… Read more

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Buzz: Coosa Middle team wins county and district stock market game. Cyndi Westmoreland joins Synovus. First Baptist Church of Lindale’s annual Beast Feast March 23.

Buzz: Coosa Middle team wins county and district stock market game. Cyndi Westmoreland joins Synovus. First Baptist Church of Lindale’s annual Beast Feast March 23.

  A team of Coosa Middle School students has been named the winning team in the Fall 2018 Georgia Stock Market Game in both Floyd County Schools and the 14th Congressional District. Coosa Middle School students Ethan Spearman, Pablo Vicente-Cruz and Chloe Hardin of Mrs. Tonya Palmer’s seventh-grade Social Studies class swept the competition in the… Read more

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Pepperell High grad Baleigh Nelson, fellow students at Samford on a mission to Romania to share the gift of ‘freedom in the arts.’

Pepperell High grad Baleigh Nelson, fellow students at Samford on a mission to Romania to share the gift of ‘freedom in the arts.’

A 2018 graduate of Pepperell High School is among a group of Samford University School of the Arts students headed to Iasi, Romania, on a 13-day mission with a single goal: “Influence the community and freedom in the arts.” They call themselves We Are Art and have a very active Facebook page that has chronicled… Read more

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Hometown Radio interview with Rome, Floyd County school representatives on the launch ‘Purposity’, connecting students’ needs with potential local donors. Key milestone already reached (more welcome).

Hometown Radio interview with Rome, Floyd County school representatives on the launch ‘Purposity’, connecting students’ needs with potential local donors. Key milestone already reached (more welcome).

  Hear the radio interview: Kaitlyn Wilson, left, and Kirsten Thornante joined us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM Tuesday to talk about the goals and potential impact of Purposity. The program, a joint venture by Rome City and Floyd County schools, lets the community see some of the needs of area students… Read more

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Education: Nearly $8 million to $10 million surge (50-70%) in construction costs for Rome’s college and career academy/indoor athletics facility; SPLOST to pay around $15 million. Groundbreaking planned for April.

Education: Nearly $8 million to $10 million surge (50-70%) in construction costs for Rome’s college and career academy/indoor athletics facility; SPLOST to pay around $15 million. Groundbreaking planned for April.

  First of two parts on new education tax projects. By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Rome City Schools will break ground next month on an addition to Rome High School, that includes a new college and career academy, athletics and extracurricular space, with an anticipated project cost of $24 million, some $8 million to $10 million… Read more

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Floyd Schools: ‘Threat of violence’ received at Pepperell Middle School; extra officers on duty. ‘We plan on a normal and safe day.’

Floyd Schools: ‘Threat of violence’ received at Pepperell Middle School; extra officers on duty. ‘We plan on a normal and safe day.’

  And as if Floyd County Schools hasn’t had enough to deal with this week, a security threat has proven unfounded at Pepperell Middle School. Here’s the notice sent to parents on Friday morning: “Good morning. This is Becky McCoy, principal of Pepperell Middle School. The safety and security of our students and employees is… Read more

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Updated with principal’s letter supporting the cafeteria: Pepperell High quickly removes marinara dipping cups after students report ‘maggots on my mazzorella sauce.’

Updated with principal’s letter supporting the cafeteria: Pepperell High quickly removes marinara dipping cups after students report ‘maggots on my mazzorella sauce.’

THE LATEST Pepperell High Principal Jamey Alcorn has shared a letter with the Pepperell High community regarding Wednesday’s issue with the marinara sauce. Alcorn recounts exactly what steps were taken to contain the issue immediately as well as communications with the food supplier. Alcorn also says this was a first in the 10 years he’s… Read more

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Education: Rome, Floyd schools team up on ‘Purposity’ connecting students, donors. Berry honored as a 2018 Tree Campus USA.

Education: Rome, Floyd schools team up on ‘Purposity’ connecting students, donors. Berry honored as a 2018 Tree Campus USA.

Rome City Schools and Floyd County Schools have the exciting opportunity to collaborate on an initiative for the benefit of all students. Purposity is an online platform that pairs students in need with donors from throughout the community.  This joint endeavor will allow community members of Rome/Floyd County to purchase specific items for students of… Read more

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Georgia Northwestern’s latest SkillsUSA competitors have representatives from all local counties.

Georgia Northwestern’s latest SkillsUSA competitors have representatives from all local counties.

Media release: After taking home a bronze medal and multiple Top-10 finishes in the SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville last summer, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has an entirely new team of collegiate specialists with their eyes on a championship. Chattooga County native Taylor Eagle placed third in the nation last summer at the National Leadership… Read more

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Welding wizard and Georgia Northwestern alum Ryan Fincher of Cedartown ready to take on the world this summer.

Welding wizard and Georgia Northwestern alum Ryan Fincher of Cedartown ready to take on the world this summer.

  Georgia Northwestern Technical College  alumnus and 2017 SkillsUSA welding national champion Ryan Fincher was chosen to be the U.S. representative in an elite international competition against the best welders from around the world. On Thursday, Fincher was selected as the SkillsUSA World Team Welder to represent the nation at the WorldSkills Competition in Kazan,… Read more

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