Category Archives: Education

Rome Superintendent Lou Byars: No prom, summer camps canceled through June 30. Meal service continues Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.

Rome Superintendent Lou Byars: No prom, summer camps canceled through June 30. Meal service continues Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.

Rome City Schools Superintendent Lou Byars posted the following update Sunday night about the remainder of the school year and part of the summer as well. In the note, Byars reports: A decision not to hold prom this year. Confirms sports and other activities are canceled for the rest of the school year. Meals will… Read more

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Education: Two Model High juniors named finalists for the 2020 Governor’s Honors Program; Pepperell High student an alternate.

Education: Two Model High juniors named finalists for the 2020 Governor’s Honors Program; Pepperell High student an alternate.

  Pictured: Alexia Fowler and Hayden Robinson. Media release: Two Floyd County high school juniors have been selected to participate in the 2020 Governor’s Honors Program this summer. Floyd County Schools  congratulate Alexia Fowler and Hayden Robinson; both students are juniors at Model High School and will concentrate on Communicative Arts. Pepperell High School junior Carter… Read more

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Education:  Patrick McElhaney, Director of Admissions, named Shorter’s 2020 Staff Member of the Year. Shorter salutes seniors selected to receive awards of distinction in their majors.

Education: Patrick McElhaney, Director of Admissions, named Shorter’s 2020 Staff Member of the Year. Shorter salutes seniors selected to receive awards of distinction in their majors.

Media release: Patrick McElhaney, Director of Admissions, has been recognized as Shorter University’s 2020 Staff Member of the Year. The award, based on nominations from faculty and staff, is given to an employee who has displayed helpfulness and encouragement to students, loyalty to the university, and effectiveness in fulfillment of job responsibilities and cooperation in… Read more

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Updated: Kemp closes K-12 schools for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. The latest: Darlington, Unity to stay with distance learning; still plans graduation.

Updated: Kemp closes K-12 schools for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. The latest: Darlington, Unity to stay with distance learning; still plans graduation.

  Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Brian Kemp announced he was closing K-12 public schools in Georgia for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. We’re posting statements from area school systems below as we receiving them. THE LATEST Darlington to continue distance learning through remainder of school year. Darlington School has made the decision to keep the… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern delays spring graduation to Aug. 11. Shorter to continue distance learning through this semester; May 8 graduation canceled, options studied.

Education: Georgia Northwestern delays spring graduation to Aug. 11. Shorter to continue distance learning through this semester; May 8 graduation canceled, options studied.

GNTC to hold Spring Commencement Ceremony on Aug. 11: Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Spring Commencement Ceremony has been rescheduled to Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Forum River Center in Rome. Both spring and summer semester GNTC graduates will be invited to attend the ceremony. “We want to recognize and celebrate our students’ successes; however,… Read more

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Education: Early look at what Kemp’s decision to postpone reopening of public schools means to Floyd County, Rome districts. GNTC to stay online throughout semester.

Education: Early look at what Kemp’s decision to postpone reopening of public schools means to Floyd County, Rome districts. GNTC to stay online throughout semester.

Gov. Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order 03.26.20.02 closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24. Students may return to school on Monday, April 27.. “I am deeply grateful to State School Superintendent Richard Woods, the Georgia Department of Education, superintendents, and parents for keeping us informed and helping us make the right… Read more

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Huge turnout for pop-up food market at Grizzard Park Wednesday evening. Floyd County Police lend a hand.

Huge turnout for pop-up food market at Grizzard Park Wednesday evening. Floyd County Police lend a hand.

Floyd County Schools and the Atlanta Community Food Bank are hosting a pop-up food market at Grizzard Park Wednesday afteron. More than 500 people preregistered and many were in line at 4:45 p.m. A regular offering from county schools and the food bank, each family goes home with around 50 pounds of food including fresh… Read more

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Changes: Darlington will continue to close campus, use distance learning through April 13. Secretary of State to mail absentee ballots to 6.9 million voters for May 19 primary.

Changes: Darlington will continue to close campus, use distance learning through April 13. Secretary of State to mail absentee ballots to 6.9 million voters for May 19 primary.

  Darlington School has announced that it will extend the closure of campus while facilitating distance learning through at least April 13. “We have continued to closely follow decisions made by the local, state, and federal government in addition to the CDC and WHO,” said Head of School Brent Bell in a letter to the… Read more

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Closed: Rome City, Bartow County schools now scheduled to resume April 13. Recycling center closes; remote sites still accepting cardboard, paper. More banks close lobbies.

Closed: Rome City, Bartow County schools now scheduled to resume April 13. Recycling center closes; remote sites still accepting cardboard, paper. More banks close lobbies.

Rome City Schools will now be closed through Friday, April 10. Currently, classes are scheduled to resume Monday, April 13. Flexible learning will continue to take place after spring break (April 6-10). Grades Kindergarten through 2nd will receive home assignment packets. Additional information regarding the distribution of student packets will be made available within the… Read more

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Education: Distance learning begins today for Darlington, Georgia Northwestern students. Unity Christian extends break until April 13.

Education: Distance learning begins today for Darlington, Georgia Northwestern students. Unity Christian extends break until April 13.

  This update from Unity Christian School: “Unity will be closed through 4/10/20.  At this time, on-campus classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, 4/13/20. Students should check online for assignments.” Rome City Schools accepting donations for medical aupplies to be given to our medical community: Today, from 10 a.m. until noon, at all campuses, RCS will be… Read more

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Buzz: Great showing for college and career academy students. History center coffee is Tuesday. Free legal help March 13; notary training March 19.

Buzz: Great showing for college and career academy students. History center coffee is Tuesday. Free legal help March 13; notary training March 19.

Three Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy students participated in the 2020 Tulsa Welding School’s Annual National Welding Completion in Jacksonville, Florida. Ricky Gilbert, Ethan Perry, and Jacob Vinson competed against 300 contestants representing 15 states across the nation. Jacob Vinson placed 2nd and Ethan Perry placed 3rd. Jacob and Ethan each won nearly… Read more

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Education: Young Authors, Performance honors for Floyd County students. Darlington sets graduation speakers; latest scholarship updates. Gary McConnell joins GNTC board.

Education: Young Authors, Performance honors for Floyd County students. Darlington sets graduation speakers; latest scholarship updates. Gary McConnell joins GNTC board.

  FCS Announces District Winners in Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition Students pictured left to right by grade as listed below. Mdia release: The purpose of the Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing competition is to encourage students to develop enthusiasm for and expertise in their writing, to provide a context to celebrate their writing successes,… Read more

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Buzz: Another big weekend for Floyd County 4-H.  Rome Symphony to perform March 12 at Berry’s Betty Anne Rouse Bell Recital Hall at Ford Auditorium.  Development authority meets March 17.

Buzz: Another big weekend for Floyd County 4-H. Rome Symphony to perform March 12 at Berry’s Betty Anne Rouse Bell Recital Hall at Ford Auditorium.  Development authority meets March 17.

  Media release: More than 500 seventh through 12th grade youth from more than 10 counties gathered at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton for the Northwest District Project Achievement. Floyd County was represented by ten youth in eight project areas. Those participating in DPA are able to refine their leadership, research, and public speaking… Read more

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Education: Floyd County Schools sets Kindergarten Round Up for Thursday, March 19 (open to Pre-K-aged kids as well). 

Education: Floyd County Schools sets Kindergarten Round Up for Thursday, March 19 (open to Pre-K-aged kids as well). 

Media release: In August, Pre K students will begin kindergarten. Floyd County Schools would like to extend an invitation to any Pre K aged child not currently enrolled in FCS Pre K classes to participate in Kindergarten Round Up on Thursday, March 19. Parents will bring their child to the FCS school of their choice… Read more

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Education: Darlington’s DarBots honored at First Tech Challenge. Model junior Hayden Robinson’s ‘Gentrification in Atlanta’ accepted for publication at West Georgia. Big weekend for 4H livestock team.

Education: Darlington’s DarBots honored at First Tech Challenge. Model junior Hayden Robinson’s ‘Gentrification in Atlanta’ accepted for publication at West Georgia. Big weekend for 4H livestock team.

  Darlington’s DarBots robotics team made it to the final round in the FIRST Tech Challenge state competition held at the Cobb Civic Center on Feb. 21-22. Over 180 public and private teams and clubs from across the state gathered for the competition and 48 of those teams made it to the finals. Coached by… Read more

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Shell to seek new term representing Coosa District on the Floyd County Board of Education.

Shell to seek new term representing Coosa District on the Floyd County Board of Education.

      Jay Shell, the District 3/Coosa Community representative on the Floyd County Board of Education, is seeking a new four-year term. In a Twitter post Wednesday night, Shell wrote, “Next week, I’ll qualify to run again for Floyd County School Board. It’s been the honor of my life to serve our kids and… Read more

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