Category Archives: Education

Campus updates: Awaiting regular updates from Floyd, Rome schools. The latest from Polk Schools, Berry College.

Campus updates: Awaiting regular updates from Floyd, Rome schools. The latest from Polk Schools, Berry College.

FROM TUESDAY Floyd County: Alto Park Elementary and Armuchee Elementary under mask requirements this week, All Rome City Schools remain under a mask requirement until further notice. Latest chart below. Bartow County Schools: Adairsville Elementary out of yellow phase; Clear Creek, Cloverleaf remain in yellow.   CAMPUS REPORTS: Weekday reports Rome City Schools. 13 cases on Jan. 21;… Read more

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Education: Call it ‘Brew U.’  Chattahoochee Tech’s Acworth campus to offer brewing/fermentation program starting in August — but there’s homework required next month.

Education: Call it ‘Brew U.’ Chattahoochee Tech’s Acworth campus to offer brewing/fermentation program starting in August — but there’s homework required next month.

We’ve witnessed the rising in home brewing as well as numerous local breweries across Northwest Georgia in recent years. Now comes a program at Chattahoochee Technical College’s Acworth campus that taps (sorry) into those rising interestings. The curriculum for the associates in applied sciences degree includes: “Course work in brewing and fermentation includes production, operations,… Read more

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Education: Georgia Highlands moving to stand-alone campus in Marietta starting in June.

Education: Georgia Highlands moving to stand-alone campus in Marietta starting in June.

  Media release: Starting this summer, Georgia Highlands College brings even greater access to one of the most affordable colleges in the state and country to Marietta. GHC’s newest location will be at 1090 Northchase Parkway. The former GHC Marietta location was a small site opened on the Southern Polytechnic State University campus in 2005 (now… Read more

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Education: Coosa High junior Kenzie Nguyen among students worldwide taking part in Yale University’s Yale Young Global Scholars.

Education: Coosa High junior Kenzie Nguyen among students worldwide taking part in Yale University’s Yale Young Global Scholars.

Coosa High junior Kenzie Nguyen is one of a select group of students worldwide who have been chosen to take part in Yale University’s Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) program this summer! YYGS is one of the most globally diverse, two-week academic summer programs in the world. Serving over 2,000 students from 150-plus countries and… Read more

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Missing Floyd County Jail inmate ‘back in custody.’ Escape led to lockdowns at some Rome, Floyd County schools.

Missing Floyd County Jail inmate ‘back in custody.’ Escape led to lockdowns at some Rome, Floyd County schools.

3:30 p.m. Floyd County Sheriff’s Office says escaped inmate in custody. “Mr Bowman is back in custody at the Floyd County Jail. We’d like to thank all the news agencies for quickly sharing the previous press release and citizens that also helped us spread the word! Thank you to the Fugitive Task Force, Floyd County… Read more

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Education: Rome Board of Education welcomes new member Pascha Burge, elects Jill Fisher chair and Will Byington vice chair, and discusses extra penny tax to fund a new Rome Middle School.

Education: Rome Board of Education welcomes new member Pascha Burge, elects Jill Fisher chair and Will Byington vice chair, and discusses extra penny tax to fund a new Rome Middle School.

  From media releases: The proposed calendar for the next school  year, the key item on the planned May extra-penny education tax proposal and chair elections highlighted Tuesday’s Rome City Schools Board of Education meeting. Superintendent Lou Byars presented the 2022-2023 proposed school calendar, which was approved by the board. View it here. The Board unanimously… Read more

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Education: Search committee named as Georgia Highlands looks for next president.

Education: Search committee named as Georgia Highlands looks for next president.

Media release: The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) has named the two committees to conduct a national search for the next president of Georgia Highlands College (GHC). Dr. Dana Nichols currently serves as interim president. Dr. Don Green resigned to become president at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. “GHC’s next… Read more

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Education: Floyd School Board elects Strickland chair, Shell vice chair; tables social media policy.

Education: Floyd School Board elects Strickland chair, Shell vice chair; tables social media policy.

Floyd County Board of Education meeting summary, Jan. 10. Full agenda can be viewed here. The FCBOE elected a new Board Chair, Dr. Melinda Strickland and Board Vice Chair, Jay Shell for 2022 From the Desk of the Superintendent CONGRATULATIONS TO… Pepperell Middle School sixth-grader Alyssa Alford on winning the FCS District Spelling Bee. The six eighth-graders who… Read more

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Education: Floyd County Schools Pre-K Online application for the next school year open Feb. 1.

Education: Floyd County Schools Pre-K Online application for the next school year open Feb. 1.

. Floyd County Schools Pre-K Online applications for 2022-2023 open Feb. 1. What to know: Pre-K Applications will be available on the district website homepage beginning Tuesday, February 1, 2022. To participate in the lottery drawing for Pre-K, online applications must be completed by Friday, February 11, 2022, at 3 p.m. If accepted in Pre-K,… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation awards scholarships to 34 students for the 2022 spring semester.

Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation awards scholarships to 34 students for the 2022 spring semester.

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation awarded scholarships to 34 qualifying students for the 2022 spring semester.  The GNTC Foundation awarded between $250 and $1,000 to each student to assist in paying for the spring semester at GNTC.  “We applaud these outstanding GNTC students for their excellence and hard work,” Dr. Heidi Popham, president of GNTC said. “They will be great… Read more

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Education: The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation adds two board members. Floyd Board of Education meets Monday evening.

Education: The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation adds two board members. Floyd Board of Education meets Monday evening.

  The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation recently added two new members to the Board of Trustees. Amy L. Jackson, president of the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce, was elected to the board along with Steven M. Henry, chairman of the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners and owner of Steven M. Henry (SMH) Construction, Inc. Jackson… Read more

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Education: New access road to East Central Elementary off Dean Avenue dedicated; new dropoff/pickup lines start Tuesday.

Education: New access road to East Central Elementary off Dean Avenue dedicated; new dropoff/pickup lines start Tuesday.

 A new access road to East Central Elementary off Dean Avenue was dedicated on Monday. It offers a new entrance and exit for parents and caregivers as they arrive at EC for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.   Rome City Schools Superintendent Louis Byars, explained that in the past, cars would back up on Dean… Read more

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Education: Darlington requires face coverings beginning Monday. Rome City Schools requiring all use masks as students, staff return. ‘COVID surge’ discussion on Monday’s Floyd Schools agenda. Berry wants students, staff to test before return.

Education: Darlington requires face coverings beginning Monday. Rome City Schools requiring all use masks as students, staff return. ‘COVID surge’ discussion on Monday’s Floyd Schools agenda. Berry wants students, staff to test before return.

  Darlington requires face coverings beginning Monday. In a long note to students, parents, faculty and staff regarding the COVID surge, Head of School Brent Bell outlines what Darlington plans to do to continue in-person classes. Among the steps is the following: “Beginning Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, Darlington School will require all students, employees and… Read more

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Education: Communities in Schools/Helping Hands Ending Hunger open food pantry at Coosa Middle School.

Education: Communities in Schools/Helping Hands Ending Hunger open food pantry at Coosa Middle School.

  From a media release: Earlier this month, Communities in Schools of Rome-Floyd County Executive Director Gregory Wooten stood in a small room at Coosa Middle School, shoulder to shoulder with a group of community partners. In that room were partners from the school, CIS, Floyd County Schools Central Office and nonprofit Helping Hands Ending… Read more

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