Category Archives: Education

Education: Berry and Shorter students returning to campus this weekend. Fall classes begin Monday. Also back in class Monday: Darlington School.

Education: Berry and Shorter students returning to campus this weekend. Fall classes begin Monday. Also back in class Monday: Darlington School.

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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Education: 91 Darlington students earned AP Scholar designation by The College Board based on their performance on the college-level Advanced Placement Program exams.

Education: 91 Darlington students earned AP Scholar designation by The College Board based on their performance on the college-level Advanced Placement Program exams.

  Media release: During the 2017-18 school year, 91 Darlington students earned the designation of AP Scholar by The College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams. The College Board’s AP Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and… Read more

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Education: Berry communication adviser, senior lecturer Kevin Kleine honored. Berry named ‘great place to work’ by Chronicle for Higher Education.

Education: Berry communication adviser, senior lecturer Kevin Kleine honored. Berry named ‘great place to work’ by Chronicle for Higher Education.

  Student publications adviser and senior lecturer for Berry College’s Department of Communication Kevin Kleine will receive a 2018 Distinguished 4-Year Multimedia Adviser Award from the College Media Association at the CMA national convention in October. The Distinguished Adviser Award is presented to a CMA member who has had five or more years experience in college student… Read more

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Education: Georgia Highlands sets Oct. 16 ribbon cutting, open house for its new Cartersville academics building focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Education: Georgia Highlands sets Oct. 16 ribbon cutting, open house for its new Cartersville academics building focused on science, technology, engineering, art and math.

  Media release: Georgia Highlands College will be opening its new academic building at the Cartersville location in October during a ribbon cutting and open house event. The event will take place on Oct. 16 from 4-6 p.m. and is open to the public. To R.S.V.P. to the event, please visit: ribboncutting.highlands.edu The 52,000-square foot building… Read more

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Floyd Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson on Hometown Radio Monday: No future school closings have been discussed; says the board and school administrators will study future trends to decide next options.

Floyd Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson on Hometown Radio Monday: No future school closings have been discussed; says the board and school administrators will study future trends to decide next options.

  FROM RADIO: Monday morning, Floyd County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson and School Board Chairman Chip Hood joined us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to discuss the school system’s current enrollment and future trends. You can listen to both parts of the interview by clicking the above SoundCloud post. Wilson… Read more

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Education: Local school systems moving quickly on E-SPLOST projects with Rome High’s new practice field opening in two weeks and construction on Armuchee High’s new gym to start in October

Education: Local school systems moving quickly on E-SPLOST projects with Rome High’s new practice field opening in two weeks and construction on Armuchee High’s new gym to start in October

It’s been a busy summer for local schools as work continues on several projects funded through the 2017 Education Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). Within the next two weeks, Rome High’s football team should be able to use their new practice field. “It is pretty much done, but we have some fine-tuning to finish… Read more

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Education: Back to school on Monday for Unity Christian Schools. Montessori of Rome and Excel Christian Academy return Thursday. Darlington next week.

Education: Back to school on Monday for Unity Christian Schools. Montessori of Rome and Excel Christian Academy return Thursday. Darlington next week.

What to know: Three more schools head back to class this week: Monday, Aug. 13 Unity Christian School: What you need to know Thursday, Aug. 16 Montessori School of Rome: School calendar Excel Christian Academy: School calendar / School supply lists Monday, Aug. 20 Darlington School: School calendar   Read more

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Education: Rome High School announces 95 students earning AP Scholar Awards, plus three National AP Scholars

Education: Rome High School announces 95 students earning AP Scholar Awards, plus three National AP Scholars

Media release: The College Board has released the AP School Scholar Roster and it includes 95 Rome High students earning AP scholar awards with an average score of 3.64. In addition, three have been named National AP Scholars, which is a major advancement to previous years results per Rome High AP Coordinator, Amber Garlin. “You… Read more

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Education: Three long-time educators have new roles at Central Office with Rome City Schools

Education: Three long-time educators have new roles at Central Office with Rome City Schools

Three long-time educators have new roles with Rome City Schools. Buffi Murphy is the new Professional Learning Specialist working with all the district principals and their school improvement plans. In her new role, she will be looking at collaborative ways to derive professional learning plans for the teachers to increase student achievement, parent and family engagement,… Read more

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Education: Berry College featured in Princeton Review book “The Best 384 Colleges”

Education: Berry College featured in Princeton Review book “The Best 384 Colleges”

Media release:  Berry College is featured in the new 2019 edition of the Princeton Review book, “The Best 384 Colleges.” Berry is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which… Read more

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Education: GNTC graduates earns bronze medal in China International Welding Competition. GHC accreditation reaffirmed by SACS Commission on Colleges. Honors for Rome Middle FFA.

Education: GNTC graduates earns bronze medal in China International Welding Competition. GHC accreditation reaffirmed by SACS Commission on Colleges. Honors for Rome Middle FFA.

Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) alumnus Ryan Fincher of Cedartown won the bronze medal in the China International Welding Competition 2018 in Beijing, China. The competition took place July 22-31. Fincher was selected to be the American representative at the competition in China by the American Welding Society (AWS). There were representatives from… Read more

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