Category Archives: Education

Pepperell High sophomores Eva Ellenburg and Kaitlyn Morgan honored for their efforts supporting teen traffic safety.

Pepperell High sophomores Eva Ellenburg and Kaitlyn Morgan honored for their efforts supporting teen traffic safety.

    Media release: Students from Pepperell High School recently were recognized for their work in the area of teen traffic safety within their community. The Georgia Trauma Foundation invited Eva Ellenburg, a Teen Advisory Board member with the nationally recognized peer-to-peer Teens in the Driver Seat program, and Kaitlyn Morgan, both sophomores at Pepperell, to… Read more

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Buzz: Adventure Film Festival Rome returns Feb. 23. Bartow Schools achieve AP Honor status. Annual ‘Night at the Movies’ for Exchange Club Family Resource Center Feb. 26. Audrey Assad performs at Berry on Sunday.

Buzz: Adventure Film Festival Rome returns Feb. 23. Bartow Schools achieve AP Honor status. Annual ‘Night at the Movies’ for Exchange Club Family Resource Center Feb. 26. Audrey Assad performs at Berry on Sunday.

Adventure Film Festival Rome is a one-night film festival, featuring almost three hours of groundbreaking independent films. The event, held at Rome’s Historic DeSoto Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 23, will bring together art and adventure in evening that is certain to entertain and inspire. This year’s collection of films will allow guests to paddle the Inside Passage in… Read more

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Education: Rome High senior Anthony Linatoc earns four-year Army ROTC scholarship to North Georgia. Georgia Northwestern offers free GED practice test Feb. 28.

Education: Rome High senior Anthony Linatoc earns four-year Army ROTC scholarship to North Georgia. Georgia Northwestern offers free GED practice test Feb. 28.

  Rome High School senior and  Air Force Junior ROTC student Anthony Linatoc, center, proudly displays his award of a four-year scholarship to the Army ROTC program at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. Retired Air Force Col. Seaborn Whately (left) and retired Air Force Master Sgt.  Keith Thrash (right) are the lead instructors… Read more

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Education: Rome City Schools names Felisha Jackson principal for Anna K. Davie Elementary School.

Education: Rome City Schools names Felisha Jackson principal for Anna K. Davie Elementary School.

Story line: Felisha Jackson on Wednesday takes on the official title of principal at Anna K. Davie after serving as interim following the surprise resignation of Dr. Clifton Nicholson, hired in June 2017 to serve as the principal. Nicholson replaced Parke Wilkinson who was named principal at Rome Middle School.  The media release follows: Rome City Schools… Read more

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Hometown Radio: Behind the Midway Primary property sale. An interview with Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson, School Board Chair Dr. Tony Daniel.

Hometown Radio: Behind the Midway Primary property sale. An interview with Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson, School Board Chair Dr. Tony Daniel.

The sale of the remaining four acres at the Midway Primary School site by the Floyd County Board of Education to the Evans’ family has raised some questions in the community. Tuesday morning, Dr. Jeff Wilson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools, and Dr. Tony Daniel, chair of the board of education, joined us on the… Read more

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Education: All four Floyd County high schools among select group across the state named 2019 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools.

Education: All four Floyd County high schools among select group across the state named 2019 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools.

Media release: All four Floyd County high schools were among a select group of high schools across the state honored by State School Superintendent Richard Woods last week as he announced the 2019 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools. Armuchee High, Model High and Pepperell High were all honored as AP Challenge Schools, AP STEM Schools,… Read more

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Updated: Berry students awarded $27,000 for entrepreneurial ideas in annual ‘pitch’ competition

Updated: Berry students awarded $27,000 for entrepreneurial ideas in annual ‘pitch’ competition

  From Berry College: Congratulations to senior Ben Umberger for winning the 2019 Pitch Competition! Ben was not only awarded the top prize of $10k Henry & Clara Ford Fund for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, but also an additional $1,000 for the audience pick for the Berry Best Idea. Ben owns Umberger Farms Cattle Company, a… Read more

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Education: Bartow Education Foundation awards $121,000 in teacher grants.

Education: Bartow Education Foundation awards $121,000 in teacher grants.

Media release: The Bartow Education Foundation made 257 dreams come true this year through its unrivaled Teacher Grant Program. Bartow County students will now be able to learn from cow eye dissection and owl pellet kits, graphing calculators, and a library of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) books, just to name a few. Approximately 330 grants… Read more

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Education: Mason Cochran of West End Elementary wins Rome spelling bee; Samuel Metzger of North Heights is runner-up. Meet Rome High’s 2019 Valedictorian, Salutatorian and STAR Students, Teachers. Georgia Northwestern’s Adult Education program seeks students for spring classes.

Education: Mason Cochran of West End Elementary wins Rome spelling bee; Samuel Metzger of North Heights is runner-up. Meet Rome High’s 2019 Valedictorian, Salutatorian and STAR Students, Teachers. Georgia Northwestern’s Adult Education program seeks students for spring classes.

  Rome City Schools’ best spellers joined educators, family and friends gathered at the Central Office on Tuesday to compete in the school system’s spelling bee. Students from all elementary schools and Rome Middle School took turns spelling words until the last one was left standing. Mason Cochran, one of the West End student representatives,… Read more

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Education: Big day at Unity Christian as the iPads roll out. At Rome High, 300 certified in CPR training.

Education: Big day at Unity Christian as the iPads roll out. At Rome High, 300 certified in CPR training.

It was a very big day at Unity Christian School on Friday. Thanks to the second phase of the school’s Technology Initiative this year, eighth through 12th grade students received an iPad for educational purposes.  Sixth- and seventh-grade students will receive individual iPads in a few weeks as well.  The only difference is these students will… Read more

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Buzz: Darlington presents ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ ‘To Kingdom Come’ showcases relationship between GE, Rome. Floyd Chaplain Jack Foley earns certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. 300 RHS students certified in CPR. Legal assistance offered.

Buzz: Darlington presents ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ ‘To Kingdom Come’ showcases relationship between GE, Rome. Floyd Chaplain Jack Foley earns certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. 300 RHS students certified in CPR. Legal assistance offered.

Darlington’s fine arts department will present “Fiddler on the Roof” Feb. 15-17 at the Rome City Auditorium. Doors will open Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., with showtime at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday matinee begins at 2:30 p.m., after doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.darlingtonschool.org/musical, or at the door… Read more

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Education: Brandon Neighbors and Leyner Argueta named GNTC’s 2019 GOAL and Rick Perkins Award winners.

Education: Brandon Neighbors and Leyner Argueta named GNTC’s 2019 GOAL and Rick Perkins Award winners.

  Automotive Technology student Brandon Neighbors was named Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s 2019 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner and Leyner Argueta, program director of Business Management, was selected as the college’s 2019 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year. The winners were named during a reception at GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome on Friday, Feb.… Read more

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Buzz: The 2019 District Spelling Bee Champion is Matthew Campbell of Armuchee Middle. Boy Scouts’ food drive between Saturday with notice; pickup is Feb. 9. Georgia Northwestern to announce winner of Rick Perkins Award this afternoon.

Buzz: The 2019 District Spelling Bee Champion is Matthew Campbell of Armuchee Middle. Boy Scouts’ food drive between Saturday with notice; pickup is Feb. 9. Georgia Northwestern to announce winner of Rick Perkins Award this afternoon.

  The first wave of Scouts could be at your door this Saturday, leaving the above flyer about the annual Scouting for Food campaign. Local Scouts seek your assistance in helping the Salvation Army and  others feed those in need in Northwest Georgia. This Saturday, Scouts will place the flyers in door handles, seeking canned… Read more

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Education: Six Floyd County Schools juniors advance in Governor’s Honors as do four Rome High students. Sixth-grader Sara Grace Abernathy wins Floyd County Schools’ 2019 Gifted Oratorical Contest. Broadway stars of ‘Wicked’ and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ to perform Tuesday at Berry College’s Sisters Theatre.

Education: Six Floyd County Schools juniors advance in Governor’s Honors as do four Rome High students. Sixth-grader Sara Grace Abernathy wins Floyd County Schools’ 2019 Gifted Oratorical Contest. Broadway stars of ‘Wicked’ and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ to perform Tuesday at Berry College’s Sisters Theatre.

      Media release: Six juniors from Floyd County high schools have advanced to the semifinals in the Governor’s Honors Program. The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement indicated that over 3,200 students were nominated to the state level GHP competition and nearly 1,700 of them have been selected as semifinalists for state interviews/auditions. The… Read more

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Education: Four Rome Middle ‘terrific students’ honored. Redmond Regional presents Floyd County students with hospital’s monthly Pulse Award. Rome City Schools’ recruitment fair is Saturday.

Education: Four Rome Middle ‘terrific students’ honored. Redmond Regional presents Floyd County students with hospital’s monthly Pulse Award. Rome City Schools’ recruitment fair is Saturday.

  Four Rome Middle School students were recognized as being Terrific Students for the Month of January by the Rome Rotary Club on Thursday.  Alya Samha, Daysia Watkins, Christian Gonsalves and Yash Patel were nominated by their teachers for being excellent students and going above and beyond in everything they set forth to do. Accompanying… Read more

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State education: Trion City Schools gets highest financial efficiency ratings (88.8%); Chattooga the lowest at 70.6%.

State education: Trion City Schools gets highest financial efficiency ratings (88.8%); Chattooga the lowest at 70.6%.

The Georgia Department of Education has released Financial Efficiency Star Ratings for schools and school districts in Georgia. To view the ratings, click here for school-level and here for district-level, or use the CCRPI reporting tool. The Financial Efficiency Star Rating provides a measure of a district’s per-pupil spending in relation to the academic achievements of its students. Specifically,… Read more

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