Category Archives: Education

Education: Model, Pepperell grads earn Gate Scholarships at Berry. Busy month ahead for Floyd Board of Education.

Education: Model, Pepperell grads earn Gate Scholarships at Berry. Busy month ahead for Floyd Board of Education.

Two local students have received the prestigious Berry College Gate of Opportunity Scholarship. William Hulsey, a Model High School graduate, and Marquedon “TJ” Watkins, a Pepperell High School graduate, begin their college career at Berry this summer. The Gate of Opportunity Scholarship is a highly competitive, four-year, residential, year-around scholarship that keeps students working at a… Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey R. Wilson named superintendent of Floyd County Schools — and already is making the rounds.

ON RADIO: Dr. Jeffrey Wilson will join us at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm The incoming superintendent of the Floyd County School System wasted no time in jumping. Just hours after his official hiring — start date around July 1 — Dr. Jeffrey R.… Read more

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Education:  Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2018 spring semester.

Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2018 spring semester.

  Georgia Northwestern Technical College  announcea the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2018 spring semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s… Read more

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Mission begins to ensure 7,000 area children are fed during the summer months away from school.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net With a goal of providing 100,000 free meals to the estimated 7,000 children in Floyd County living below the poverty line, the YMCA of Rome-Floyd County, Floyd County Schools and Rome City Schools are ready for a big Summer Feeding Program this year. City and county sites open Tuesday and the… Read more

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Pepperell High School Class of 2018. Photo gallery.

Pepperell High School’s Class of 2018 graduated at The Forum River Center on Saturday night. Valedictorian is Stacey Aragon and Salutatorian is Grace Hufford. According to Floyd County Schools, Pepperell’s Class of 2018 included 188 graduates with 26% headed to a 4-year college; 25% headed to a 2-year college; 10% to technical school; 1% to trade… Read more

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Coosa High School Class of 2018. Photo gallery.

Coosa High School’s Class of 2018 graduated at The Forum River Center on Saturday. Valedictorian is Kasana Page and Salutatorian is Victoria Driggers. According to Floyd County Schools, Coosa’s Class of 2018 included 157 graduates with 21% headed to a 4-year college; 34% headed to a 2-year college; 26% to technical school; 3% to military;… Read more

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Model High School Class of 2018. Photo gallery.

Model High School’s Class of 2018 graduated at The Forum River Center on Saturday. Valedictorian is Candice Peeler and Salutatorian is Kelsey Binnion. According to Floyd County Schools, Model’s Class of 2018 included 164 graduates with 34% headed to a 4-year college; 26% headed to a 2-year college; 23% to technical school; 7% to trade… Read more

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Armuchee High School Class of 2018. Photo gallery.

Armuchee High School’s Class of 2018 graduated at The Forum River Center on Friday night. Armuchee’s Valedictorian is Harrison Walker and Salutatorian is Addie Grace Trejo. According to Floyd County Schools, Armuchee’s Class of 2018 included 128 graduates with 35% headed to a 4-year college; 36% headed to a 2-year college; 6% to technical school; 5%… Read more

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Class of 2018: Busy weekend of graduations under way. Downtown Rome will be packed today with Coosa, Model and Pepperell events.

Class of 2018: Busy weekend of graduations under way. Downtown Rome will be packed today with Coosa, Model and Pepperell events.

THE LATEST Downtown Rome will be backed throughout the day as the Floyd County high schools hold commencement ceremonies at The Forum. Also, Cedartown High School graduates this morning. The schedule: FLOYD COUNTY Coosa High School – Graduation – Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Model High School – Graduation – Saturday at 10 a.m. Pepperell High School -graduation – Saturday… Read more

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Education:  Rome High’s Thrash of the Junior ROTC program honored. New Chief of Staff and VP of Student Affairs/Dean of Students at Berry College.

Education: Rome High’s Thrash of the Junior ROTC program honored. New Chief of Staff and VP of Student Affairs/Dean of Students at Berry College.

On Friday, May 25, MSgt Keith Thrash of Rome High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps was selected as one of the 2018 Air Force JROTC Outstanding Instructors. This award honors the exemplary contributions and the impact that Thrash has had on the cadets at RHS, as well as the impact that he has made throughout… Read more

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Education: U.S. News puts three high schools in state rankings — Cartersville (47), Calhoun (51) and Rome (54). Bronze medals for two others.

Education: U.S. News puts three high schools in state rankings — Cartersville (47), Calhoun (51) and Rome (54). Bronze medals for two others.

    The annual Best High Schools assessment by U.S. News & World Report and three area public schools are ranked both statewide and nationally. Two other schools also earned bronze medals in the annual review.  According to the publication: Georgia high school students must earn at least 23 credits in various subjects to graduate.… Read more

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Education:  Unity Christian’s preschool earns full accreditation. Rome Schools seeks feedback on Saturday’s graduation.

Education: Unity Christian’s preschool earns full accreditation. Rome Schools seeks feedback on Saturday’s graduation.

Unity Christian School’s Preschool (PK3-PK4) has earned full accreditation from Association of Christian Schools International and AdvancED/SACS. The K5-12th grade has been dually accredited since 2009. Now the entire school, PK3-12th grade, meets the high standards of national accreditation. AdvancED provides nationally recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance and… Read more

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