Category Archives: Education

Education: South Rome Redevelopment hosts GOAL update, learning center tour on Friday. Berry names director for the Center for Student Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development.

Education: South Rome Redevelopment hosts GOAL update, learning center tour on Friday. Berry names director for the Center for Student Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development.

South Rome Redevelopment is hosting an information session about the Georgia GOAL tax credit program at the South Rome Early Learning Center this Friday morning. The Learning Center is at Anna K. Davie Elementary School at 24 E. Main St. The session will begin in the parking lot at the corner of East Main and… Read more

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Education: Groundbreaking held for Pepperell Middle School at midday Monday.

Education: Groundbreaking held for Pepperell Middle School at midday Monday.

Over the summer, most of the former Pepperell Middle School came down with plans in hand to replace almost all of it by January 2021. The detatched gym was spared but the rest of the school is being replaced by a $20 million structure approved by voters in the November 2017 education special tax. School… Read more

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Health: Gordon County Schools begins tougher enforcement of vaping with new ‘consequences for violations’ for students in sixth through 12 grades.

Health: Gordon County Schools begins tougher enforcement of vaping with new ‘consequences for violations’ for students in sixth through 12 grades.

  Today, Gordon County Schools begins tougher enforcement of on-campus vaping. In an Facebook reminder to parents and students Sunday afternoon, the school system sent this reminder: “Effective Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 — new vaping code of conduct and consequences for violations. Visit gcbe.org/vaping for information.” We’ve added the details below: “Out of concern for the health… Read more

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Education: Rome City Schools names Ashley Hamby teacher of the year, Luis Goya as runner-up. Support person of the year: Roderick Ware.

Education: Rome City Schools names Ashley Hamby teacher of the year, Luis Goya as runner-up. Support person of the year: Roderick Ware.

Rome City Schools’ Teacher of the Year for 2019 is Ashley Hamby, agriculture teacher at Rome Middle School. Hamby got her start by teaching special education, and because of her time spent farming with her grandfather, she has found a passion in creating a thriving FFA program at the middle school. She credits her success… Read more

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Education: First Floyd County Schools start new Visitor Management System on Monday. What it means and how it works.

Education: First Floyd County Schools start new Visitor Management System on Monday. What it means and how it works.

  Floyd County Schools will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System to improve campus safety for students and faculty starting Monday, Oct. 14. This is a hi-tech replacement to what used to be an old-school visitor sign-in sheet. The new ID card scanning system provides practically instant screening of visitors, contractors, and volunteers for… Read more

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Mountain Day 2019: Thousands come to celebrate Martha Berry’s 154th birthday and college’s homecoming.

Mountain Day 2019: Thousands come to celebrate Martha Berry’s 154th birthday and college’s homecoming.

  Thousands of Berry Alumni came home this weekend for the 105th annual Mountain Day Festivities. The Mountain Day weekend, a celebration of Martha Berry’s birthday (her 154th) and the college’s homecoming, is celebrated on the first Saturday in October to honor the college’s founder. The tradition brings students, faculty and staff, alumni, friends and… Read more

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Education: Darlington names 1972 grad William G. “Bill” Smith Jr. as the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award.  

Education: Darlington names 1972 grad William G. “Bill” Smith Jr. as the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award.  

  Media release: As Darlington kicks off its Alumni Weekend celebration on Friday, the Alumni Office is pleased to announce that William G. “Bill” Smith Jr. (’72) is the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award. “From the first day as a freshman boarding student, through graduation, and for the last 47 years as an… Read more

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Education: Berry names Marc Hunsaker as dean to lead the newly formed Center for Personal and Professional Development. 

Education: Berry names Marc Hunsaker as dean to lead the newly formed Center for Personal and Professional Development. 

Berry College has hired Marc Hunsaker to lead the newly formed Center for Personal and Professional Development. Hunsaker, who is the Purpose and Career Design Consultant for Michigan State University’s Career Services Network, will begin at Berry in late October. As dean, he will create and oversee the  four-year planning and goal-setting process for all… Read more

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Education: Dr. Vondell Ringer named Floyd Schools’ Support Services Specialist; Joseph Pethel named interim Coosa Middle School. Berry presents ‘A Walk on the Shadow Side of Leadership’ lecture on Oct. 3.

Education: Dr. Vondell Ringer named Floyd Schools’ Support Services Specialist; Joseph Pethel named interim Coosa Middle School. Berry presents ‘A Walk on the Shadow Side of Leadership’ lecture on Oct. 3.

Dr. Vondell Ringer has accepted the position of Support Services Specialist with Floyd County Schools.  Ringer currently serves as the principal of Coosa Middle School. She officially takes on her new position at the central office on Monday, Oct. 14. As the Support Services Specialist, she will serve as district liaison for Communities in Schools,… Read more

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Rome City Schools announcing Teachers of the Year. Among those honored: Gina Loveman, McKensey Wheeler, Helen “Lisa” Peck.

Rome City Schools announcing Teachers of the Year. Among those honored: Gina Loveman, McKensey Wheeler, Helen “Lisa” Peck.

  Rome City Schools is announcing its teacher of the year candidates this week. You’ll find the first three below. For each of these and for the additional teachers, please visit the school system’s Facebook page by clicking RCS Facebook. Our final update will include a list of all the nominees as well as the… Read more

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Georgia Northwestern hosts ribbon cutting for Whitfield/Murray expansion.  New system to help remind people of municipal court dates. Tyson Foundation grant helping Y feed kids year-round.

Georgia Northwestern hosts ribbon cutting for Whitfield/Murray expansion. New system to help remind people of municipal court dates. Tyson Foundation grant helping Y feed kids year-round.

  Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College celebrated the completion of a major campus addition with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Whitfield Murray Campus Expansion on Friday. Gov. Brian P. Kemp was the keynote speaker for the ceremony that took place in the lobby of the 80,000-square-foot facility. City, county and state leaders also… Read more

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2019 graduation rates from across Northwest Georgia. Calhoun on top with 98.1%

2019 graduation rates from across Northwest Georgia. Calhoun on top with 98.1%

  Below please find a look at 2019 graduation rates from area school systems as well as state updates. Edited copies of the media releases accompanying the results appear after the scores. Graduations rates by school system; narrative below Armuchee: 95.7% Coosa: 90.1% Model: 92.7% Pepperell: 95.4% System average: 93.3% Rome High: 93.3% Adairsville: 91.7%… Read more

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Unity Christian School celebrates God’s provision in making school debt free since its founding in 1998 with ceremonial burning of the mortgage.

Unity Christian School celebrates God’s provision in making school debt free since its founding in 1998 with ceremonial burning of the mortgage.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net It’s been 22 years in the making, but parents, teachers, students and supporters of Unity Christian School gathered together Saturday evening to celebrate and rejoice in God’s provision in making the school completely debt free for the first time since it was founded in 1998. “We are here to celebrate… Read more

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Education: Pepperell High’s SADD Chapter featured in national newsletter for outreach efforts. 800 regional high schools students participate in GNTC Industrial Career Day.

Education: Pepperell High’s SADD Chapter featured in national newsletter for outreach efforts. 800 regional high schools students participate in GNTC Industrial Career Day.

  Pepperell High School’s Students Against Destructive Decision/Teens in Drivers Seat (SADD/TDS) are featured in the National Teens in the Driver Seat newsletter for September for all their work to make our community safer to drive.  The article highlights their efforts to plan and conduct the annual Safe Driving Expo for the last nine years,… Read more

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Education: 71 students from Adairsville, Cass, Woodland high schools earn AP Scholar awards.

Education: 71 students from Adairsville, Cass, Woodland high schools earn AP Scholar awards.

Media release: Seventy-one Bartow County students earn prestigious AP Scholar Awards after demonstrating exemplary college-level achievement on Advanced Placement exams administered in May. The College Board recognizes four levels of achievement based on student performance and AP exams. The highest level of academic distinction is National AP Scholar, followed by AP Scholar with Distinction, AP Scholar with Honor,… Read more

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Education: Preview of ‘Country Music’ on PBS set for GHC library in Cartersville Sept. 9. Berry College’s annual First-Year Service Day.

Education: Preview of ‘Country Music’ on PBS set for GHC library in Cartersville Sept. 9. Berry College’s annual First-Year Service Day.

  Georgia Highlands College’s Cartersville library has partnered with Georgia Public Broadcasting to give visitors a sneak peek at “Country Music,” a new documentary series from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns before it premieres on television. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch an abridged one-hour episode from the series on Sept. 9 at 2:30 p.m.… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern announces summer President’s, Dean’s lists.

Education: Georgia Northwestern announces summer President’s, Dean’s lists.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College  announce sthe students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2019 summer semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s List,… Read more

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