Category Archives: Education

COVID on campus: 381 quarantines at Rome City Schools through Thursday, most since classes began in August. Big jumps at Rome High, Anna K. Davie, Main Elementary. At Floyd: 146 students, staff as of Friday.

COVID on campus: 381 quarantines at Rome City Schools through Thursday, most since classes began in August. Big jumps at Rome High, Anna K. Davie, Main Elementary. At Floyd: 146 students, staff as of Friday.

THE LATEST Surge in quarantines among Rome City Schools: As parents had speculated, Rome High was hardest hit followed by Main and Anna K. Davie. As of Thursday, 333 students were in quarantine and 48 faulty and staff. Floyd County Schools reports 146 students, faculty, staff and central office personnel in quarantine as of Friday.… Read more

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Education: Floyd Schools launching virtual homework help desk. Highlands offers ‘Instant Decision’ registration.

Education: Floyd Schools launching virtual homework help desk. Highlands offers ‘Instant Decision’ registration.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 26, Floyd County Schools will open a virtual homework help desk called “Focused Core Support” for all FCS traditional and virtual students with the assistance of real FCS teachers. FCS math specialist Jennifer White brought the concept to FCS director of federal programs, Dr. Laura Timberlake, to secure funding for the program… Read more

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Education: Rick Gilbert named chair of Berry’s Board of Trustees; Bert Clark is vice chair.

Education: Rick Gilbert named chair of Berry’s Board of Trustees; Bert Clark is vice chair.

Berry College alumnus and co-founder of Atlanticus Holdings Corp.  Rick Gilbert has been named the new chairman of the Berry Board of Trustees.   Gilbert, who earned his law degree from John Marshall Law School, is a member of both the Georgia Bar and American Bar Association. He attended Berry College after attending  Jacksonville State University (Ala).  He went to high school in Armuchee.… Read more

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Education: Darlington tops local, state and national ACT averages. Earlier: Pepperell, Model, Cartersville pace area public schools.

Education: Darlington tops local, state and national ACT averages. Earlier: Pepperell, Model, Cartersville pace area public schools.

    ACT scores for students at Darlington School were above the local, state and national averages. Darlington posted an average composite score of 22.6 which is 2 points higher than the national average of 20.6, 1 point higher than the state average of 21.7, 2 points higher than the Floyd County average of 20.6,… Read more

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Education: Darlington Middle School students take fall concert digital. Floyd Board of Education meets Friday.

Education: Darlington Middle School students take fall concert digital. Floyd Board of Education meets Friday.

Watch how the Darlington Middle School students perform fall concert with pandemic in mind. “Given our current protocols for COVID-19, our middle grades orchestra, band and jazz band stepped outside the box and performed their fall concert via Facebook Live.” The Floyd County Board of Education will have a work session this Friday, Oct. 23,… Read more

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Education: Chattahoochee Technical College’s $8.9 million investment in Acworth campus under way. GNTC offers free application week (Oct. 26-30). Honors for West End’s Heather Melillo.

Education: Chattahoochee Technical College’s $8.9 million investment in Acworth campus under way. GNTC offers free application week (Oct. 26-30). Honors for West End’s Heather Melillo.

  From CTC: The 20,001-square-foot Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies will house the college’s Precision Machining and Manufacturing program as well as the Industrial Maintenance and Electrical Technology program. This facility also will feature high-tech labs in emerging technologies and robotics. Non-credit skilled workforce training in industrial maintenance will be available for local… Read more

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Education: Rome High’s Nebrea Askew, Sonoraville’s Elijah Hibberts named to Georgia’s Student Advisory Council.

Education: Rome High’s Nebrea Askew, Sonoraville’s Elijah Hibberts named to Georgia’s Student Advisory Council.

  Rome High School junior Nebrea Askew recently was selected to serve as a member of the State School Superintendent, Richard Woods’ 2020-2021 Student Advisory Council. According to the Georgia Department of Education’s website, it is a group of students in grades 9-12 who discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students… Read more

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Education: Amid pandemic concerns, the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation hopes to raise $20,000 for student scholarship assistance.

Education: Amid pandemic concerns, the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation hopes to raise $20,000 for student scholarship assistance.

Media release: As COVID-19 continues to impact lives across the state, the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation is working to help residents of Northwest Georgia by launching a fundraising campaign, which will run from now through Dec. 1. The campaign’s goal is to raise $20,000 for student scholarship support. GNTC students from the college’s nine-county… Read more

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Education: No more interim for Dr. Glenn White, now superintendent of Floyd County Schools.

Education: No more interim for Dr. Glenn White, now superintendent of Floyd County Schools.

Dr. Glenn White was named superintendent of Floyd County Schools during a called meeting Wednesday of the Board of Education. The vote was unanimous, 5-0, and negates the need for an expanded search. White, the semi-retired director of student services, was named interim superintendent on Aug. 19 after Dr. Jeff Wilson resigned. White is the… Read more

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Education: Darlington’s Purple Tie Raffle includes a $10,000 prize. GHC’s digital way to mark five decades. Berry student from Summerville earns Coast Guard Foundation scholarship.

Education: Darlington’s Purple Tie Raffle includes a $10,000 prize. GHC’s digital way to mark five decades. Berry student from Summerville earns Coast Guard Foundation scholarship.

Darlington’s  Purple Tie Reverse Raffle is under way, where a $100 ticket will buy you a 1 in 300 chance to win $10,000. Anyone can buy a ticket and you don’t have to be present to win.Proceeds support Darlington School’s parent booster clubs (Pre-K to 8 and Upper School Tiger PRIDES, Athletic Booster Club, and Fine… Read more

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Education: Darlington’s SAT scores top local, state, U.S. averages. GNTC’s Christina Bullock first runner-up in GOAL awards. Berry names Dexter, Ngetich as Martindale winners.

Education: Darlington’s SAT scores top local, state, U.S. averages. GNTC’s Christina Bullock first runner-up in GOAL awards. Berry names Dexter, Ngetich as Martindale winners.

SAT scores for students at Darlington School were above the local, state and national averages, according to data released by The College Board. Darlington posted a total mean score of 1138 — 95 points higher than the state average of 1043, 108 points higher than the national average of 1030 and 53 points higher than… Read more

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Education: Superintendent update due from Floyd County Schools this morning. Darlington’s Jonathan Murphy, Steven Yan named Commended Students by National Merit Scholarship Program. Honors for Berry College.

Education: Superintendent update due from Floyd County Schools this morning. Darlington’s Jonathan Murphy, Steven Yan named Commended Students by National Merit Scholarship Program. Honors for Berry College.

The Floyd County Board of Education will have a called meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the board room to provide an update on the superintendent’s position. Dr. Glenn White has served as interim superintendent since the resignation of Dr. Jeff Wilson. Darlington seniors Jonathan Murphy and Steven Yan have been named Commended Students in… Read more

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Education: Rome City Schools to launch new Virtual Online Live Tutoring program for all students on Monday. Two Rome High seniors commended by National Merit Scholarship program.

Education: Rome City Schools to launch new Virtual Online Live Tutoring program for all students on Monday. Two Rome High seniors commended by National Merit Scholarship program.

Media release: Rome City Schools is launching a new 20-week Virtual Online Live Tutoring program (VOLT) that will be available to ALL Rome City Schools students (K-12) starting Monday, Sept. 28th and continuing through March 19th, 2021. In recognition of the specific needs of in-person learning students, virtual students, as well as students who may… Read more

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Johnson Elementary School in Floyd County named a ‘National Blue Ribbon School’ by U.S. Department of Education.

Johnson Elementary School in Floyd County named a ‘National Blue Ribbon School’ by U.S. Department of Education.

Media release: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized Johnson Elementary School (JES) as one of 367 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020 and one of only five public elementary schools in the state of Georgia. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.… Read more

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Education: Floyd BOE called meeting today to discuss personnel. GHC to present virtual speaker series. State Superintendent makes changes to Milestones testing.

Education: Floyd BOE called meeting today to discuss personnel. GHC to present virtual speaker series. State Superintendent makes changes to Milestones testing.

Today: Floyd County Board of Education will have a called board meeting at 3:15 pm. They will approve hiring of school bus drivers and then go into Executive Session to discuss personnel.  No action will be taken. Georgia Highlands College (GHC) will present the virtual “Momentous Tuesday @ GHC Speaker Series,” beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29,… Read more

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Education: Floyd Schools’ Class of 2020 beats state, national SAT averages. Rome High seniors Max Timberlake, Jace Clowdus recognized as National Merit Scholar Semifinalists. Darlington senior Angel Laramie also a semifinalist.

Education: Floyd Schools’ Class of 2020 beats state, national SAT averages. Rome High seniors Max Timberlake, Jace Clowdus recognized as National Merit Scholar Semifinalists. Darlington senior Angel Laramie also a semifinalist.

Floyd County School’s Class of 2020 outscored State and National averages on the SAT, according to results released this week by the College Board. The FCS Class of 2020 earned an average total score of 1069 on the curriculum-based college entrance and placement exam, which exceeds the National public school average by 39 points and… Read more

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