Category Archives: Education

Education: Floyd County Schools earns awarded $70,000 to target elementary math. Veteran GHC teacher retiring. Updates on school board meetings next week.

Education: Floyd County Schools earns awarded $70,000 to target elementary math. Veteran GHC teacher retiring. Updates on school board meetings next week.

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, along with the Innovation Fund Foundation, announces that Floyd County Schools as one of four Community Partnership Grant award winners. The competitive grant program provides funding to local education agencies/school districts, traditional public or charter schools, and 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations to further advance student achievement in Georgia. Jennifer White, FCS… Read more

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Education: 580 Chromebooks for younger students in the Rome system. Floyd’s Volunteen program a hit with RHS students.

Education: 580 Chromebooks for younger students in the Rome system. Floyd’s Volunteen program a hit with RHS students.

  Rome City Schools has purchased 580 more Chromebooks for around $220,000 through the ESPLOST IV grant to expand the initial one-to-one initiative into kindergarten through first grade. “We have always wanted to expand this initiative into kindergarten through first grade, but we knew that we wouldn’t necessarily need one Chromebook per student because a… Read more

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Power outage means no classes for Cedartown High, Westside Elementary today.

Power outage means no classes for Cedartown High, Westside Elementary today.

    From Polk School District: “Because of unexpected power outages, school is canceled today for students at Cedartown High School and Westside Elementary School. Students that have already arrived on campus by bus will be transported back home. Car riders will need to be picked up at the schools. We apologize for this inconvenience,… Read more

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Health: Georgia Highlands honors faculty, staff; welcomes new teachers for 2018-19.

Health: Georgia Highlands honors faculty, staff; welcomes new teachers for 2018-19.

Media release: Georgia Highlands College kicked off another academic year by honoring its faculty and staff from each of its locations for the 2017-2018 academic year at its annual in-service meeting. GHC also welcomed 14 new full-time faculty from varying educational experiences and backgrounds. The 2017-2018 awards and recipients were:   Outstanding Administrator Award — Julia Areh: This award is designed for administrators who consistently project… Read more

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Education: Berry College Freshmen participate in First Year Day of Service at locations across the community today

Education: Berry College Freshmen participate in First Year Day of Service at locations across the community today

  From Berry College: Today, our freshmen class, faculty and staff worked in the Rome community for First Year Service Day 2018! These hardworking students worked at a variety of sites performing acts of service in locations such as Brookdale Assisted Living, Arrowhead Environmental Center, PAWS and End Slavery Rome. Thank you to everyone who participated!… Read more

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Education: Four Rome Middle School students recognized as ‘Terrific Kids’ by Rome Rotary

Education: Four Rome Middle School students recognized as ‘Terrific Kids’ by Rome Rotary

  Rome Middle School students were recognized by Rome Rotary this week as part of their Terrific Kid Program. Students who attended lunch with Rotarians were presented with certificates for excellence in academics and behavior at Rome Middle School. Superintendent Louis Byars was also in attendance to show his appreciation for these outstanding students in… Read more

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Education: Georgia Highlands launching Health Careers Training Institute. 

Education: Georgia Highlands launching Health Careers Training Institute. 

Georgia Highlands College Center for Continuing and Professional Education announces the launch of its Health Careers Training Institute.  Beginning spring 2019, GHC will introduce three programs: Clinical Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician and Phlebotomy Technician. The programs are offered in partnership with Career Training Solutions, a Georgia company, which specialize in allied health certificate training. Director of… Read more

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Education: Ed Schrader, who battled to maintain local control of Shorter, retiring as president of Brenau University in Gainesville in 2019.

Education: Ed Schrader, who battled to maintain local control of Shorter, retiring as president of Brenau University in Gainesville in 2019.

    The former president of then Shorter College, a well-respected educator who had battled to keep local control of the school, is retiring from the presidency of his next stop — Brenau University in Gainesville. Ed Schrader said some 15 years ago that he had received a reference call about another candidate for the Brenau… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern announces President’s, Dean’s Lists for summer 2018.

Education: Georgia Northwestern announces President’s, Dean’s Lists for summer 2018.

 Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2018 summer 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 List, the… Read more

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Education: Elm Street first grade teacher Ashley Greenway one of three state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Education: Elm Street first grade teacher Ashley Greenway one of three state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Elm Street Elementary School first grade teacher Ashley Greenway has been selected as one of three state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in the area of science. The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is the nation’s highest honor given by the United States government… Read more

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Education: Georgia Commission on the Holocaust presents Rome Middle with ‘learning trunk.’ Open house this evening at Rome elementary schools, Thursday at RHS.

Education: Georgia Commission on the Holocaust presents Rome Middle with ‘learning trunk.’ Open house this evening at Rome elementary schools, Thursday at RHS.

  Rome Middle School faculty and students were surprised with a special gift from the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust. Mike Weinroth, Exhibition and Speaker Coordinator for the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, and state Rep. Katie Dempsey presented Rome Middle School’s eight grade Georgia Studies teacher, Amy Deese, with a trunk full of educational… Read more

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Education: Gordon County Schools vote to allow ‘an armed employee to be on staff at each of the high schools.’ It was one of several ‘safety’ steps taken by the school system.

Education: Gordon County Schools vote to allow ‘an armed employee to be on staff at each of the high schools.’ It was one of several ‘safety’ steps taken by the school system.

  Six months ago, in the days after the Parkland massacre in South Florida, our headlines were filled with updates from Northwest Georgia school systems about toxic notes found around campus, social media threats of violence and related concerns. Gordon County’s school system was among the first to act, arresting a student on felony charges… Read more

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Education: Berry, Shorter, Darlington start the new school year today.

Education: Berry, Shorter, Darlington start the new school year today.

The school year begins Monday for Berry College and Shorter University (photos below) and also Darlington School.   Read more

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Education: Rome City Schools sees enrollment increase of 182 students this school year, while Floyd County Schools faces opposite situation with declining numbers.

Education: Rome City Schools sees enrollment increase of 182 students this school year, while Floyd County Schools faces opposite situation with declining numbers.

  Rome City Schools is seeing a spike in enrollment numbers this year, an increase of some 182 students across all schools this year over the 2017-18 school year, according to figures released Friday. This is the exact opposite problem facing Floyd County Schools which has seen a decline of some 150-200 students per year… Read more

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Education: 7 RHS students part of High School Leadership this year. Update on Pepperell Middle School set for Aug. 23. Georgia Northwestern plans special guest for Industrial Career Day on Sept. 7.

Education: 7 RHS students part of High School Leadership this year. Update on Pepperell Middle School set for Aug. 23. Georgia Northwestern plans special guest for Industrial Career Day on Sept. 7.

After completing the comprehensive application process, seven Rome High students were selected to participate in the High School Leadership Rome program presented by the Rome-Floyd Chamber. The students are Aaron Bartleson, Nathaniel Fisher, Claire Fortenberry, Abby Murphy, Abigail Payne, Magda Reyes and Annalise Uldrick.  High School Leadership Rome is an eight-month leadership training program for… Read more

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Education: Georgia Highlands announces summer President’s List and Dean’s List (Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk counties).

Education: Georgia Highlands announces summer President’s List and Dean’s List (Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk counties).

Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the 2018 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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