Category Archives: Education

Exchange Club of Rome honors Book of Golden Deeds, Accepting the Challenge of Excellence winners.

Exchange Club of Rome honors Book of Golden Deeds, Accepting the Challenge of Excellence winners.

  Media release: Each year, The Exchange Club of Rome announces youth programs for high school seniors. The Book of Golden Deeds award asks students to share their community service activities to local agencies, schools, churches, etc. They are also asked to share why giving back to the community is important and what they have… Read more

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Education: Floyd County high schools will graduate from their respective football fields in May.

Education: Floyd County high schools will graduate from their respective football fields in May.

  Media release: Because the Forum is being turned into a courthouse because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the four Floyd County high schools — Armuchee High, Coosa High, Model High, and Pepperell High — will hold their graduation ceremonies at their respective schools. The ceremonies will be at the high school football fields as follows: Thursday, May… Read more

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Education: Six Floyd County students named $10,000 REACH Georgia Scholarship recipients. RCS accepting applications for intra-district transfers. Calhoun City Schools board member vacating seat.

Education: Six Floyd County students named $10,000 REACH Georgia Scholarship recipients. RCS accepting applications for intra-district transfers. Calhoun City Schools board member vacating seat.

Six Floyd County Schools (FCS) eighth graders and their parents or guardians signed their REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Georgia Scholarships before counselors, school administrators, and FCS administrators to become members of the REACH Scholars Class of 2025. The FCS 2020 REACH Georgia Scholars are: Sadie Alldredge, Armuchee High Daniela Bartolo-Lucas, Coosa High Collin… Read more

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Education: Floyd County Schools announces RESA winners in Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition. Latest Darlington scholarship offers.

Education: Floyd County Schools announces RESA winners in Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition. Latest Darlington scholarship offers.

Professionals from 16 Northwest RESA school districts gathered together to judge writing entries that had already been honored as winners at the classroom, grade, school and/or district levels. Throughout the competition, judges remarked at the elevated level of word-choice, voice and variety of entries represented in this year’s competition. Congratulations to the two Floyd County Schools… Read more

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Education: Premiering today, the Darlington Podcast. Michael Thurmond, DeKalb County CEO, to speak as part of Darlington’s Class of 1953 Lectureship Series April 15. Georgia Highland’s Six Mile Post needs a bigger trophy case.

Education: Premiering today, the Darlington Podcast. Michael Thurmond, DeKalb County CEO, to speak as part of Darlington’s Class of 1953 Lectureship Series April 15. Georgia Highland’s Six Mile Post needs a bigger trophy case.

  DeKalb County CEO Michael L. Thurmond will be the 17th speaker at Darlington’s annual Class of 1953 Lectureship Series on Thursday, April 15. This virtual presentation to the Upper School community will take place during chapel time. “This is an incredible opportunity for our students to connect with someone who has had an incredible career and… Read more

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Education: Three Floyd County students named finalists for the 2021 Governor’s Honors Program.

Education: Three Floyd County students named finalists for the 2021 Governor’s Honors Program.

Media release: Three Floyd County high school students have been selected to participate in the 2021 Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) this summer. Floyd County Schools is proud to congratulate David Lane, Ashton Vincent and Zachary Wright  David Lane is a sophomore at Armuchee High School and will concentrate on Mathematics. Ashton Vincent is a junior at… Read more

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Education: How Georgia public schools’ $3.8 billion in federal stimulus funds will be shared locally. Also: Help for school nurse programs.

Education: How Georgia public schools’ $3.8 billion in federal stimulus funds will be shared locally. Also: Help for school nurse programs.

Georgia public schools will receive $3,824,434,000 in federal stimulus funds under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. The State Board of Education has approved State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ recommendation to begin allocating the funds to districts. (see breakout below).  The federal legislation requires that school districts set aside at least 20 percent of the funds… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern, clubs honor Marketing Management student Stephanie Kuhrt as GOAL winner and Jeremiah Cooper, program director of Welding and Joining Technology, as Rick Perkins top instructor.

Education: Georgia Northwestern, clubs honor Marketing Management student Stephanie Kuhrt as GOAL winner and Jeremiah Cooper, program director of Welding and Joining Technology, as Rick Perkins top instructor.

Media release: Marketing Management student Stephanie Kuhrt was named Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s 2021 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner and Jeremiah Cooper, program director and instructor of Welding and Joining Technology, was selected as the college’s 2021 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year. GNTC named the winners during a luncheon held at Gordon County… Read more

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Education: Interim no more, Jill Thacker named principal at Model Middle School. Pepperell High’s Briley Cordle, Nikki Fosha selected for the Teens in the Driver Seat Teens Advisory Board.

Education: Interim no more, Jill Thacker named principal at Model Middle School. Pepperell High’s Briley Cordle, Nikki Fosha selected for the Teens in the Driver Seat Teens Advisory Board.

Jill Thacker was named the permanent Principal at Model Middle School at the regular Board of Education meeting for March. She has held the position of Interim Principal since the start of the current school year when she replaced Steve Turrentine who retired. Prior to that, Jill served as the Assistant Principal and taught at Armuchee… Read more

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Truist Foundation donates $250,000 toward Berry’s soon-to-open Animal Science building.

Truist Foundation donates $250,000 toward Berry’s soon-to-open Animal Science building.

  Media release: Berry College’s new state-of-the-art animal science building is scheduled to be completed this summer. This building is made possible by generous partners, including the Truist Foundation, which recently gave Berry a $250,000 grant. Housing the college’s largest and most distinctive major, the 23,000-square-foot facility will enhance teaching and research in animal health… Read more

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Floyd Schools: Graduation, proms to go as planned this spring with COVID protocols in place. Several administration changes, Driver’s Education planned for summer and open house for potential buyers at Glenwood this Saturday.

Floyd Schools: Graduation, proms to go as planned this spring with COVID protocols in place. Several administration changes, Driver’s Education planned for summer and open house for potential buyers at Glenwood this Saturday.

  Floyd County Board of Education plans to have all graduations and prom events this spring for all high schools with COVID protocols in place. The announcement was made during the board’s monthly meeting on Monday night. Superintendent Dr. Glenn White says the tentative plan is to have graduations at The Forum River Center, but should that… Read more

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