Category Archives: Education

Education: Cedartown twins translate love of planes into a potential career. Plus: GNTC’s drive-through graduation is Tuesday.

Education: Cedartown twins translate love of planes into a potential career. Plus: GNTC’s drive-through graduation is Tuesday.

  Media release: Side-by-side, Georgia Northwestern Technical College graduates Cade and Carter Shelton carefully disassembled the blades of a turbine engine at GNTC’s Aviation Training Center at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome. The identical twins worked together holding tools, moving parts and poked fun at one another as they practiced on one of the several pieces of… Read more

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Education: 85 Darlington students earn designation of AP Scholar by The College Board.

Education: 85 Darlington students earn designation of AP Scholar by The College Board.

  Media release: During the 2019-20 school year, 85 Darlington students earned the designation of AP Scholar by The College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams. “Darlington is extremely pleased and proud to have such a great number of AP Scholars in an unprecedented school year… Read more

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Floyd County Schools updates the ‘return to school’ guidelines, color codes. New: Superintendent to post weekly status report; frequently asked questions list.

Floyd County Schools updates the ‘return to school’ guidelines, color codes. New: Superintendent to post weekly status report; frequently asked questions list.

    The Floyd County Board of Education has released an updated “return to school” plan with in-person classes still set for Aug. 13. Enrollment into the “virtual academy” continues through Wednesday, Aug. 5. The color code — green, yellow, orange and red — has been reset and is based on the percentage of “individual… Read more

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Rome High band practice canceled until COVID-19 test results return on ‘students.’

Rome High band practice canceled until COVID-19 test results return on ‘students.’

  All weekend, parents have been asking about reports of one or more band members at Rome High either having coronavirus or exhibiting symptoms. On Saturday, Hometown emailed inquiries to Superintendent Lou Byars as well as the communication’s director. There has not been a response. Sunday morning, a parent shared the above note from Chad… Read more

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Georgia Highlands offers in-person, online choices this fall. All staff, students, visitors must wear ‘an appropriate face covering’ inside campus facilities/buildings where six-foot social distancing not always be possible.

Georgia Highlands offers in-person, online choices this fall. All staff, students, visitors must wear ‘an appropriate face covering’ inside campus facilities/buildings where six-foot social distancing not always be possible.

  Media release: Students at Georgia Highlands College will have options to choose from when taking classes during the fall semester, including both online and in-person as well as hybrid formats, depending on the student’s preference. Additionally, GHC has posted new guidelines and taken extra health and safety measures to ensure students and employees can proceed… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern’s drive-through commencement ceremony is Aug. 11. Coosa High, Unity students earn Burger King scholarships.

Education: Georgia Northwestern’s drive-through commencement ceremony is Aug. 11. Coosa High, Unity students earn Burger King scholarships.

Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s nine-county service area will participate in a drive-through commencement ceremony at the Floyd County Campus  Tuesday, Aug. 11, to safely celebrate their success in completing their program of study. The 2020 Spring and Summer Drive-Thru Commencement Ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. with a vehicle procession that will start behind the college… Read more

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Education: Darlington honors Trang Dang and Frank Manning at Saturday’s graduation.

Education: Darlington honors Trang Dang and Frank Manning at Saturday’s graduation.

Trang Dang  and Frank Manning were presented with the Thornwood Bracelet for General Excellence and the Darlington Medal for General Excellence during Darlington’s drive-through Commencement ceremony on Saturday. These special awards are voted on by the faculty and staff of the school and presented by Head of School Brent Bell.  Dang, who was a day… Read more

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Floyd County Schools reopens applications for Virtual Academy. Earlier: School Board votes to return to classes on Aug. 13.

Floyd County Schools reopens applications for Virtual Academy. Earlier: School Board votes to return to classes on Aug. 13.

  Floyd County Schools reopens applications for Virtual Academy: The following post was shared Tuesday mornign by the county school system, a day after the 4-1 vote to begin the 2020-21 year with in-person classes: “For K-12 families interested in joining the FCS Virtual Academy, the application has been reopened. (Click here). The application will… Read more

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Education: More honors for Rome High graduate Alan Viniegra. More student account security upgrades at Georgia Highlands.

Education: More honors for Rome High graduate Alan Viniegra. More student account security upgrades at Georgia Highlands.

  Georgia Highlands Collegewill utilize Duo Security for student accounts starting in August. Duo is a multi-factor authentication service that protects accounts from malicious activities like hacking and identity theft. GHC will require the use of Duo Security for student accounts beginning on Aug 1. “This service will enhance the security of student email, D2L and… Read more

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Education: Darlington celebrates Class of 2020 with drive-through graduation ceremony.

Education: Darlington celebrates Class of 2020 with drive-through graduation ceremony.

Although Darlington‘s Commencement Ceremony didn’t go as originally planned given the rise of COVID-19 cases locally, the school was still able to honor the Class of 2020 with a drive-through ceremony on Saturday. Photos of graduates Graduates and their families lined up in processional of vehicles from the Huffman Athletic Center through the South Game of… Read more

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Education: The other coronavirus debate — when to open local schools. Here’s the latest with more changes expected.

Education: The other coronavirus debate — when to open local schools. Here’s the latest with more changes expected.

  Friday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that “Georgia schools will not be asked to open late despite talks about a mandated delay amid a surging coronavirus pandemic, as some districts plan to open within the next couple of weeks.”  There had been talk of an overall delay until Sept. 8 but no action came from Thursday’s Georgia Board of Education… Read more

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Education: Citing the rise of COVID-19 cases and a new case, Darlington switches stand-up graduation ceremony to drive-through on Saturday.

Education: Citing the rise of COVID-19 cases and a new case, Darlington switches stand-up graduation ceremony to drive-through on Saturday.

Updates: One factor in the decision to change graduation plans is because a member of the Class of 2020 tested positive for COVID-19, according to Darlington’s Facebook page. It adds: “However, we must take seriously the recommendation of the Health Department given the fact that there is an active case of Covid-19 in the class… Read more

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Education: Honors for 2 Georgia Northwestern students at Phi Beta Lambda 2020 National Leadership event.

Education: Honors for 2 Georgia Northwestern students at Phi Beta Lambda 2020 National Leadership event.

After competing virtually in the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) 2020 National Leadership Online Experience, two Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students placed eighth in the Management Analysis and Decision Making competition. Tatiana Edwards, a Logistics and Supply Chain Management major, and Amber Grant, a Business Management major, worked together to complete an objective test and interactive presentation, which… Read more

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Education: GNTC’s Board of Directors name new board chair, vice chair. Rome City Schools on handling COVID cases. Berry professor releases recording project showcasing Appalachian region. 

Education: GNTC’s Board of Directors name new board chair, vice chair. Rome City Schools on handling COVID cases. Berry professor releases recording project showcasing Appalachian region. 

  Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Board of Directors has elected a new board chair and vice chair for the 2020-21 Academic Year. Dr. Michele Taylor of Calhoun was selected as chair out of the 13-person board and Cassandra Wheeler of Rome was selected to serve as vice chair. GNTC’s Board of Directors is comprised up of representatives from… Read more

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