Category Archives: Education

‘Hurry, he’s turning blue.’ Bartow school resource officer helps save choking 11-year-old student. Video shows officer’s, others quick actions.

‘Hurry, he’s turning blue.’ Bartow school resource officer helps save choking 11-year-old student. Video shows officer’s, others quick actions.

Media release: Through the static of a two-way radio, Red Top Middle School administrators heard four life-altering words during lunch Tuesday afternoon: “hurry, he’s turning blue.” Running to the cafeteria, they found Bartow County School Resource Officer Duane Smith already performing the Heimlich maneuver on 11-year-old Ethan Hamrick in an attempt to dislodge a water bottle cap that… Read more

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Updated: State patrol says car left the road, hit a culvert. Previous: Four Woodland High students at area hospitals following Wednesday morning accident.

Updated: State patrol says car left the road, hit a culvert. Previous: Four Woodland High students at area hospitals following Wednesday morning accident.

Four Woodland High students injured in Wednesday morning accident. From the Georgia State Patrol: This was a single vehicle crash. A Honda Accord was traveling east on Old Alabama Road and went off the roadway, striking a concrete culvert. There were four teenage occupants in the vehicle and all four sustained injuries. Three were taken… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s fall commencement set for 7 p.m. Thursday in Dalton. Meet the honorees.

Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s fall commencement set for 7 p.m. Thursday in Dalton. Meet the honorees.

Media release: Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s nine-county service area will exit the Dalton Convention Center on Thursday, Dec. 5, armed with the technical training needed to kick start their careers. The 2019 Fall Commencement Ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. After students, administrators and faculty march into place during Processional, the Pledge of… Read more

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Education: $15.7 million Animal Science building up next at Berry; work to begin in early 2020.

Education: $15.7 million Animal Science building up next at Berry; work to begin in early 2020.

As Berry College prepares to finish the $6.3 million renovation of the Ford Auditorium by January, news is out the next big project on campus. In a story posted by Berry’s Campus Carrier, written by Journey Pitts and Shelby Sims,  (full story here), the college plans to begin construction of a new Animal Science building in… Read more

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Chef Greg Paulson’s ‘Labor of Love:’ A gingerbread replica of Georgia Northwestern Technical College famed Woodlee Building.

Chef Greg Paulson’s ‘Labor of Love:’ A gingerbread replica of Georgia Northwestern Technical College famed Woodlee Building.

Media release: After 90 hours of carefully constructing his 15th gingerbread display, Chef Greg Paulson, Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s director and instructor of the Culinary Arts program, put the final touches on his gingerbread replica of the Woodlee Building before moving it to its final destination on the Floyd County Campus. “It has truly been a… Read more

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Education: Schools in Calhoun, Polk County and Chattooga County among those identified as those in need of additional support, improvement.

Education: Schools in Calhoun, Polk County and Chattooga County among those identified as those in need of additional support, improvement.

Media release: The Georgia Department of Education has released the 2019-20 lists of Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) schools, along with the list of schools who made the improvements needed to exit CSI or TSI status. From 2018 to 2019, 47 schools made the necessary improvements to exit CSI-lowest 5… Read more

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Polk School District: ‘Individual’ believed responses for two days of threats has been identified; the case has been turned over to law enforcement.

Polk School District: ‘Individual’ believed responses for two days of threats has been identified; the case has been turned over to law enforcement.

  For two days this week, students at Cedartown High School were placed under a “code blue” alert because threats received by Polk School District officials. On Thursday, the second day, those threats included Rockmart High. The school system will be on scheduled fall break all next week, returning to classes Dec. 2. The school posted… Read more

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Education: Georgia Tech junior Ramsey Cook (RHS grad) profiled in Grand Challenges feature. Coosa High’s Judson Wilson organizes Blood Assurance drive Saturday in Cave Spring.

Education: Georgia Tech junior Ramsey Cook (RHS grad) profiled in Grand Challenges feature. Coosa High’s Judson Wilson organizes Blood Assurance drive Saturday in Cave Spring.

She’s identified as Georgia Tech Grand Challenges‘ sustainability expert/student assistant Ramsey Cook but you probably know her better as a noted Rome High graduate/student athlete. Ramsey is highlighted in the above interview for her passions and as a self-avowed “tree hugger.” She is the daughter of Joe Cook and Monica Sheppard of Rome and stepmother… Read more

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Rome City Schools closes deal to purchase 34 acres at Three Rivers Drive for base for new buses. Price: $1.15 million.

Rome City Schools closes deal to purchase 34 acres at Three Rivers Drive for base for new buses. Price: $1.15 million.

    Rome City Schools closes on purchase of transportation maintenance campus: As Rome City Schools prepares to launch its new student bus system, some of the basics have been moving on a parallel course such as where to maintain the fleet. On Wednesday, the city’s deal to purchase land off Three Rivers Drive across… Read more

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Education: Armuchee leads Floyd County Schools Middle School Math Competition.

Education: Armuchee leads Floyd County Schools Middle School Math Competition.

  Media release: Armuchee Middle School is currently leading in the 2020 Floyd County Schools Middle School Math Competition. Part one of the annual academic competition was held on Wednesday, November 6 at the Rome-Floyd County Library with teams of sixth, seventh, and eighth-graders competing from each middle school in the Floyd County school system.… Read more

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Education: 10 Rome High students nominated for the Governor’s Honors Program.

Education: 10 Rome High students nominated for the Governor’s Honors Program.

  Media release: Rome High School’s nominees for the Governor’s Honors Program were announced this week and 10 Wolves will now begin the process to hopefully attend the residential summer program reserved for the winners. The students and their chosen concentrations are: Emma Breithaupt (Communicative Arts) Adan Escutia Cruz (Communicative Arts) Anna Harper (Mechanical and… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College receives $22,000 gift from Gene Haas Foundation for student scholarships.

Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College receives $22,000 gift from Gene Haas Foundation for student scholarships.

  Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Precision Machining and Manufacturing program on the Floyd County Campus and Whitfield Murray Campus was presented with a cumulative gift of $22,000 from the Gene Haas Foundation to be used for student scholarships. “We are very fortunate to be a partner of the Haas Technical Education centers and a recipient of the Gene… Read more

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Education: Calhoun’s Brandon Dyer, who battled back from injuries sustained in an accident involving a distracted driver, chosen as Georgia Northwestern’s EAGLE winner.

Education: Calhoun’s Brandon Dyer, who battled back from injuries sustained in an accident involving a distracted driver, chosen as Georgia Northwestern’s EAGLE winner.

Media release: Calhoun resident Brandon Dyer told judges of a car accident caused by a distracted driver that left him severely injured but put him on the path to obtaining his General Education Development diploma, and now his Marketing Management degree, through Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Dyer’s story, as well as his recommendation from his… Read more

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Education: 100-plus students take part in Berry College Mathematics Contest; Rome Middle places second.

Education: 100-plus students take part in Berry College Mathematics Contest; Rome Middle places second.

More than 100 seventh and eighth grade students from Georgia schools recently competed in the Berry College Mathematics Contest. Heritage Middle School in Catoosa County took first place; Rome Middle School in Rome earned second; and Tattnall Square Academy in Macon earned third place. Emily Lin of Heritage Middle, was the first place individual winner;  Brendan Strickland of Rome Middle took secondand Anna… Read more

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Education: Berry College named to The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges. ACT scores for Darlington students above national average. Honors for Darlington’s Literary magazine. East Central students raise over $13,000.

Education: Berry College named to The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges. ACT scores for Darlington students above national average. Honors for Darlington’s Literary magazine. East Central students raise over $13,000.

Berry College is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review®. The education services company features Berry in its just-published free resource, The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition. Released on Oct. 22, the guide can be accessed at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide. The Princeton Review chose the 413 schools profiled in the guide based on… Read more

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Education: Sixteen students from Floyd County Schools advancing in the Governor’s Honors Program selection process to state interviews.

Education: Sixteen students from Floyd County Schools advancing in the Governor’s Honors Program selection process to state interviews.

  Media release: Dedicated students competed recently for the opportunity to go to school during the summer. Sixteen (16) of Floyd County Schools’ (FCS) top students were selected to advance in the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) selection process and will interview at the state level for an opportunity to participate in the program. GHP is a… Read more

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Education: Armuchee High School leads area ACT scores, followed closely by Rome High, Model and Pepperell.

Education: Armuchee High School leads area ACT scores, followed closely by Rome High, Model and Pepperell.

ACT scores for the Graduating Class of 2019 in Floyd County Schools (FCS) and Rome City Schools were competitive with the state and national averages in a report released by ACT. According to information on the ACT website, “the ACT test is the nation’s most popular college entrance exam accepted and valued by all universities… Read more

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