Category Archives: Education

Education: Safety update for Rome City Schools. Georgia Northwestern team ready for nationals.

Education: Safety update for Rome City Schools. Georgia Northwestern team ready for nationals.

  On Tuesday June 19, Rome City Schools’ Superintendent Louis Byars,  School Board Members, Central Office staff, school faculty and members of the community met in the Central Office board room to discuss ways to keep schools safe and secure. The meeting attendees were broken into groups that addressed four key elements of the policies. Facilities,… Read more

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Education: Spotlight on Dr. Jeff Wilson, new superintendent of Floyd County Schools.

Education: Spotlight on Dr. Jeff Wilson, new superintendent of Floyd County Schools.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Dr. Jeffrey Wilson will take the helm of Floyd County Schools on July 1, bringing his 30 years of education that run the gamut from K-12 experiences to college teaching to state level work. “Knew early that I enjoyed working with kids…involved in YMCA Day Camps and coaching and really found… Read more

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Education: Two  Coosa High graduates receive $1,000 scholarships presented by the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League.

Education: Two Coosa High graduates receive $1,000 scholarships presented by the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League.

  Media release: Two recent Coosa High School graduates have received $1,000 scholarships presented by the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League. The Sam and Mae Byrd Scholarship went to Mariah (Cheyenne) Lambert, daughter of Charles and Donna Lambert. The Detachment Scholarship was awarded to Allison Stanley, daughter of Felicia and Larry Stanley Jr. Lambert, granddaughter… Read more

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Education: 660 students due for Governor’s Honors Program at Berry starting Sunday.

Education: 660 students due for Governor’s Honors Program at Berry starting Sunday.

Berry College welcomes 660 talented high school students from across Georgia this Sunday for the prestigious Governor’s Honors Program. More than 1,600 high school students from across the state competed for spots in the residential summer program at Berry for gifted and talented high school students.  The program offers instruction that is significantly different from… Read more

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Education: Shorter’s Alpha Chi Honor Society chapter earns 2018 President’s Cup.

Education: Shorter’s Alpha Chi Honor Society chapter earns 2018 President’s Cup.

  Media release: Shorter University’s chapter of the Alpha Chi Honor Society received the 2018 President’s Cup, the most prestigious award that the national honor society has to offer. “This award is based on our last five years of work and says we are the best Alpha Chi chapter in the country,” said Dr. Kathi… Read more

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Education: Two Berry students interning at Cooperstown this summer. Floyd Board of Education meets this morning. Scholarships for six Berry students. Honors for Viking Fusion staff. GNTC offers special meals.

Education: Two Berry students interning at Cooperstown this summer. Floyd Board of Education meets this morning. Scholarships for six Berry students. Honors for Viking Fusion staff. GNTC offers special meals.

  Cooperstown is usually the place where all-stars finish their careers. But for the young women and men, including Bruno Rosa and Jason Rose of Berry College, who comprise the 2018 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, the start of a new chapter in their professional lives is just beginning at the… Read more

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Education: Rome Board of Education meets Tuesday; what’s on the agenda.

Education: Rome Board of Education meets Tuesday; what’s on the agenda.

  Rome City Schools’ Board of Education meets Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. The agenda follows; for more, click: Opening Prayer Pledge of Allegiance 1. Call to Order and Roll Call – Mrs. Faith Collins 2. Approval of Minutes 3. Approval of Financial and Other Reports 4. Public Recognition 5. Superintendent’s Report and Recommendations: a. Attendance… Read more

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Education: Model’s Kat Hatcher earns Kiwanis honor — but not the one all expected. Calhoun City and Gordon County Schools receive state honors.

Education: Model’s Kat Hatcher earns Kiwanis honor — but not the one all expected. Calhoun City and Gordon County Schools receive state honors.

Kat Hatcher, a 2018 Model High graduate, placed first in the 2018 Kiwanis Club of Rome Art Showcase and will receive $1,000 for furthering her education — but . . .  Kat had made plans to enlist in the Army after graduation, therefore the Kiwanis Club of Rome was now in a dilemma of how… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern honors students who took part in SkillsUSA, Future Business Leaders of America competitions. Shorter names admissions vice president. GHC sets hiring event June 12 in Cartersville.

Education: Georgia Northwestern honors students who took part in SkillsUSA, Future Business Leaders of America competitions. Shorter names admissions vice president. GHC sets hiring event June 12 in Cartersville.

  A special reception was held recently at Georgia Northwestern Technical College  to honor and congratulate students that participated in the SkillsUSA and Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda statewide competitions in 2018 and are eligible to compete at the national level this summer. The program was held at the Gordon County Campus in Calhoun. William Nichols, GNTC’s… Read more

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Education: Isakson salutes 35 Georgia high school seniors accepted into the U.S. military service academies, including Jerry Cable of Rome. Cable also honored by Rome Young Marines. Graves honors additional students.

Education: Isakson salutes 35 Georgia high school seniors accepted into the U.S. military service academies, including Jerry Cable of Rome. Cable also honored by Rome Young Marines. Graves honors additional students.

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., on Sunday held a reception to congratulate 35 high school seniors from across Georgia who were accepted into the U.S. military service academies, including Jerry Cable of Rome who’s attend the U.S. Military Academy. Isakson nominated 27 of the 35 students appointed to the U.S. military service academies. Eight of the… Read more

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Education: Jesse Bishop rises from student in 2002 to dean in 2018. Summer school back in session today for Floyd students.

Education: Jesse Bishop rises from student in 2002 to dean in 2018. Summer school back in session today for Floyd students.

    Georgia Highlands College has appointed Jesse Bishop as the new dean for Planning, Assessment, Accreditation and Research. He will oversee the office that provides services, guidance and facilitation in support of the college’s mission and pursuit of continuous improvement through planning, assessment and institutional research. Bishop graduated from GHC in 2002. He returned… Read more

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State education department releases breakdowns of local schools’ share of funds to enhance on-campus safety.

State education department releases breakdowns of local schools’ share of funds to enhance on-campus safety.

State School Superintendent Richard Woods provided detailed information to school districts regarding $16 million in bond funding available to help schools enhance student safety. The funding was appropriated by the Georgia General Assembly this year. Every local school district will receive a base amount of $25,000, and the remaining $1.5 million will be allocated based on… Read more

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Education: Georgia Highlands announces spring President’s List and Dean’s List.

Education: Georgia Highlands announces spring President’s List and Dean’s List.

Georgia Highlands College announces students named to the spring 2018 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 least a… Read more

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Education: Model, Pepperell grads earn Gate Scholarships at Berry. Busy month ahead for Floyd Board of Education.

Education: Model, Pepperell grads earn Gate Scholarships at Berry. Busy month ahead for Floyd Board of Education.

Two local students have received the prestigious Berry College Gate of Opportunity Scholarship. William Hulsey, a Model High School graduate, and Marquedon “TJ” Watkins, a Pepperell High School graduate, begin their college career at Berry this summer. The Gate of Opportunity Scholarship is a highly competitive, four-year, residential, year-around scholarship that keeps students working at a… Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey R. Wilson named superintendent of Floyd County Schools — and already is making the rounds.

ON RADIO: Dr. Jeffrey Wilson will join us at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm The incoming superintendent of the Floyd County School System wasted no time in jumping. Just hours after his official hiring — start date around July 1 — Dr. Jeffrey R.… Read more

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