Category Archives: Education

Season for Giving: Bankers for Blankets project nets 60 donations, exactly amount needed to help Salvation Army. Rome Middle donates $2,000 worth of toys to Toys for Tots.

Season for Giving: Bankers for Blankets project nets 60 donations, exactly amount needed to help Salvation Army. Rome Middle donates $2,000 worth of toys to Toys for Tots.

You may call it a coincidence, but we like to think it’s more of a Christmas miracle. All throughout the month of November, Heritage First Bank locations on Broad Street, on Shorter Avenue in West Rome and on Martha Berry Highway in Armuchee, have been collecting blankets and quilts for the Salvation Army of Rome. We… Read more

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Buzz: GHC offering bachelor’s in criminal justice — entirely online. Rome budget hearing part of Monday’s City Commission meeting. Habitat seeks applications for East Rome home.

Buzz: GHC offering bachelor’s in criminal justice — entirely online. Rome budget hearing part of Monday’s City Commission meeting. Habitat seeks applications for East Rome home.

    Students at Georgia Highlands College are now able to earn a bachelor’s in criminal justice entirely online. The new Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice comes from a partnership between GHC, Dalton State College and Georgia Southwestern State University. Applications are currently being accepted with classes beginning in January. The new area of study… Read more

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Education: Students from 28 area high schools compete in SkillsUSA qualifying hosted by Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Education: Students from 28 area high schools compete in SkillsUSA qualifying hosted by Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Twenty-eight high schools from across Northwest Georgia competed in the SkillsUSA Region 1 Qualifying Competition hosted by Georgia Northwestern Technical College Nov. 30. Hundreds of competitors represented their schools hoping to qualify for SkillsUSA Georgia being held in Atlanta next March. Contestants placing first or second in their respective categories at the regional event earned… Read more

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Education: Pepperell High receives $6,500 Students Against Destructive Decisions grant from state. Georgia Highland’s impact: $168 million. Cherokee Masonic Lodge No. 66 helps Cave Spring Elementary. Berry students honored.

Education: Pepperell High receives $6,500 Students Against Destructive Decisions grant from state. Georgia Highland’s impact: $168 million. Cherokee Masonic Lodge No. 66 helps Cave Spring Elementary. Berry students honored.

  In an effort to involve Georgia students in reducing traffic crashes, injuries and deaths of teen drivers, Pepperell High School announces its receipt of a $6,500 Students Against Destructive Decisions grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The grant will enhance PHS’ existing SADD chapter with the idea that student input into the… Read more

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Education: Four elementary schools in Northwest Georgia — East Central, West End, Trion and White — named to Title I Distinguished Schools list. 

Education: Four elementary schools in Northwest Georgia — East Central, West End, Trion and White — named to Title I Distinguished Schools list. 

  Rome City Schools has two elementaries, East Central and West End, that have earned the designation of Title I Distinguished Schools list. Distinguished Schools are among the top five percent of all Title I schools in Georgia, when ranked according to their most recent CCRPI score. In the state of Georgia, only 84 schools… Read more

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Cartersville City Schools to observe half-day of school on Dec. 12 for state football championship. Primary, Elementary to release at 11:30 a.m. Middle, High to release at 12:30 p.m.

Cartersville City Schools to observe half-day of school on Dec. 12 for state football championship. Primary, Elementary to release at 11:30 a.m. Middle, High to release at 12:30 p.m.

From Cartersville City Schools: We are excited to announce the Canes Football team will play for the Class 4A state championship title for the third time in four seasons. Due to Atlanta United’s recent success and their appearance in the Major League Soccer Cup, the Georgia High School Association had to reschedule all football state championship… Read more

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No class for Polk School District on Dec. 12 as Rockmart High School heads to state championship at The Benz, 1 p.m. game.

No class for Polk School District on Dec. 12 as Rockmart High School heads to state championship at The Benz, 1 p.m. game.

Polk School District has canceled all classes on Wednesday, Dec. 12 for the Class 2A state high school championship game between Rockmart High School and Heard County. The game will be at 1 p.m. at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Tickets information: Rockmart will pre-sale tickets for the BENZ starting Monday, Dec. 3. Pre-sale tickets will… Read more

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Education: Rotary honors Rome Middle students. Plus: The story behind the naming of Betty Anne Rouse Bell Recital Hall at Berry College.

Education: Rotary honors Rome Middle students. Plus: The story behind the naming of Betty Anne Rouse Bell Recital Hall at Berry College.

On Thursday, four Rome Middle School were honored as Rome Rotary Club’s Terrific Students for the Month of November. Jamiyus Ahanotu, LaShawn McKay, Lauren Rogers and Sergio Gaspar-Francisco were nominated by their teachers for being excellent students and going above and beyond in everything they do. Accompanying the students were RMS Teacher of the Year,… Read more

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Harley Chastain of Gordon County to represent Georgia Northwestern Technical College in statewide EAGLE competition.

Harley Chastain of Gordon County to represent Georgia Northwestern Technical College in statewide EAGLE competition.

Media release: Harley Chastain of Gordon County was chosen to represent Georgia Northwestern Technical College at the statewide EAGLE Leadership Institute March 11-13 at the Atlanta Waverly Hotel. The Leadership Institute recognizes and honors those students who have demonstrated superior achievement in adult education classes and programs. A resident of Calhoun, Chastain is currently enrolled in… Read more

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Updated with audio interview: For Abby Matthews, a clarinet player for Woodland High, the trip to march in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade just got even sweeter — thanks to Bob and Dolores Hope.

Updated with audio interview: For Abby Matthews, a clarinet player for Woodland High, the trip to march in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade just got even sweeter — thanks to Bob and Dolores Hope.

    Hometown Podcast: Abby Matthews spent more than five minutes talking about the Hope honor and trip to New York with Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM Wednesday morning. She talks about her winning essay, her first flight — and whether her buddies are buying her meals in appreciation for also earning… Read more

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Education: A new look for Berry College coming soon as new branding campaign begins in December, incorporating a new logo design

Education: A new look for Berry College coming soon as new branding campaign begins in December, incorporating a new logo design

  Berry College is launching a new branding campaign with a new logo design that will roll out this December, according to a report in Berry’s Campus Carrier newspaper and Viking Fusion. According to the report, “the new branding, designed to make Berry stand out in an increasingly competitive market, is set to replace the… Read more

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Education: Woodland High Marching Band participating in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Honors for Berry communications students and Viking Fusion.

Education: Woodland High Marching Band participating in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Honors for Berry communications students and Viking Fusion.

From Bartow County Schools: The Woodland High School Marching Band will be participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Sunday marks the Wildcat’s last rehearsal before they leave for the BIG APPLE! 257 Students, staff, and chaperones are making the once-in-a-lifetime trip! You can catch the big performance on Thanksgiving Day on NBC between 11:25-11:45! They… Read more

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