Buzz: Erosion closes part of Heritage Park Trail near Chieftains Museum. Honors for West End Elementary. One Community United small group meetings set.

Buzz: Erosion closes part of Heritage Park Trail near Chieftains Museum. Honors for West End Elementary. One Community United small group meetings set.

 

 

 

Media release: The City of Rome Public Works Department has set up detours on the Heritage Park Trail to ensure public safety concerning erosion damage on the trail. The portion of the trail that has been damaged is behind Chieftains Museum and is closed. Public Works has set up a detour on the trail that redirects people to the side walk that follows Riverside Parkway; the trail is picked up again at the unpaved service road just before Fuddruckers that connects Riverside Parkway to the trail. Public works is currently considering options to both repair the trail and correct the erosion problem.

West End Elementary School in Rome has been nationally recognized by the National Association of Elementary and Secondary Education Act State Program Administrators as a Distinguished School. A project of the association, the National ESEA Distinguished Schools Program recognizes qualifying federally funded schools for the outstanding academic achievements of their students. It highlights the efforts of schools across the country making significant improvements for their students. The program has been in place since 1996, showcasing the success of hundreds of schools in one of three categories:
  • Exceptional student performance for two consecutive years.
  • Closing the achievement gap between student groups.
  • Excellence in serving special populations of students (e.g., homeless, migrant, English learners, etc.)

“I am so proud that our amazing students, families, and faculty and staff are receiving this well-deserved recognition,” said West End’s Principal Dr. Dennis Drummond, who also commended former principal Buffi Murphy and the school system. “I am blessed with the privilege of seeing the outstanding teaching and learning that takes place at West End on a daily basis, and I appreciate all of the extra hours our teachers spend in preparation and professional learning.”

Schools named are invited to participate in a conference in Kansas City running from Jan. 20 through Feb. 2. West End Elementary is invited to send a team of representatives to the conference who will detail their programs to other school in the nation and also hear about efforts other nominees are using across the country to better educate their students.

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Upcoming One Community United meetings. All are welcome:

  • Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Middle Eastern Grill, Broad Street. Terri Morgan and David Guldenschuh, facilitators.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m.,  Troy’s Barbecue, Five Points, Rick Stevenson, facilitator.
  • Dec. 11, 7:30 a.m., Troy’s Barbecue, Five Points, Dr. Jon Hershey, facilitator.
  • For more: Website
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