Category Archives: Education

Education: Georgia Northwestern announces President’s, Dean’s Lists for the summer semester.

Education: Georgia Northwestern announces President’s, Dean’s Lists for the summer semester.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2021 summer semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, the… Read more

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Updated with Rome: Area school systems reporting latest SAT scores.

Updated with Rome: Area school systems reporting latest SAT scores.

From the state: For the fourth year in a row, Georgia public-school students outperformed their counterparts in the nation’s public schools on the SAT, recording a mean score of 1077 — 39 points higher than the national average for public-school students. Georgia’s public-school class of 2021 also recorded significant increases in scores compared to the… Read more

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60% of all virus outbreaks in the state are taking place in schools, per Public Health. What’s the toll on local students, faculty, staff?

60% of all virus outbreaks in the state are taking place in schools, per Public Health. What’s the toll on local students, faculty, staff?

  There’s a Facebook video on a Rome funeral home’s page that shows friends paying their respects to a woman, in her mid 40s, who died from COVID. All of the guests who file by the open casket are wearing masks but are separated from any direct contact by an attendant. Black, white, Latino —… Read more

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Education: Talk about a hot MIC — Georgia Highlands opens Media Innovation Center for student media, learning center.

Education: Talk about a hot MIC — Georgia Highlands opens Media Innovation Center for student media, learning center.

  Media release: Georgia Highlands College recently opened the college’s new Media Innovation Center or “the MIC” on the Floyd campus. The new area houses space for the student newspaper the Six Mile Post (SMP), the newspaper’s Student Spin Podcast, the Old Red Kimono (ORK) literary magazine and the Floyd Campus’ Writing Center. The MIC also has a… Read more

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Celebration of life for Shorter’s Ryan Dupree set for Saturday in Madison, Ala.

Celebration of life for Shorter’s Ryan Dupree set for Saturday in Madison, Ala.

  From Legacy Chapel Funeral Home, Madison, Ala. Services for Ryan Anthony Dupree, the fallen Shorter assistant men’s basketball coach are set for Saturday, Sept. 11, at CrossPointe Church in Madison, Ala. Calling hours are from 2 to 3 p.m. with the celebration of life to follow.  All times central. OBITUARY Ryan Anthony Dupree, 24, of… Read more

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Ahead of the headlines: Speed zone enforcement starts near Rome High, Middle schools. Floyd Board of Education meets.

Ahead of the headlines: Speed zone enforcement starts near Rome High, Middle schools. Floyd Board of Education meets.

  TUESDAY ‘School Zone’ enforcement begins — even through Rome City Schools will be using ‘distance learning’ on Tuesday. The Floyd County Board of Education will have a called board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. Agenda: Personnel changes, discussing facilities, education extra-penny tax update and approving the vaccine incentive for employees. NOTES… Read more

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Education: Highlands, UGA’s Griffin campus establish science track relationship. Darlington’s Pollard selected for business officer boards. Rome Middle names Amanda Malcom athletic director.

Education: Highlands, UGA’s Griffin campus establish science track relationship. Darlington’s Pollard selected for business officer boards. Rome Middle names Amanda Malcom athletic director.

  Thanks to an exclusive articulation agreement between Georgia Highlands College (GHC) and the University of Georgia (UGA), GHC students who complete their associate degree in biology while taking specific courses in the biology pathway will be admitted into UGA’s Bachelor of Science in Microbiology program on their Griffin Campus, easing the transition toward obtaining… Read more

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Education: Floyd School Board sets called meeting for Tuesday. Berry showcases changes around campus.

Education: Floyd School Board sets called meeting for Tuesday. Berry showcases changes around campus.

  The Floyd County Board of Education will have a called board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. Agenda: Personnel changes, discussing facilities and approving the vaccine incentive for employees. Read more

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Education: 15 Floyd students earn AP Capstone Diploma, 30 awarded AP Seminar and Research Certificate. GHC offers  Entrepreneur Speaker Series.

Education: 15 Floyd students earn AP Capstone Diploma, 30 awarded AP Seminar and Research Certificate. GHC offers Entrepreneur Speaker Series.

Media release: At Floyd County Schools, 15 students have earned the AP Capstone Diploma™ and 30 have earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™ during the 2020-21 school year. The AP Capstone Diploma program helps students to develop critical thinking, research, collaboration, and presentation skills that are critical to academic success. “We proudly recognize the… Read more

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Well into his ninth season directing Berry’s incredibly successful football program, Coach Tony Kunczewski firmly fixes his gaze on today — and what happens to his players tomorrow.

Well into his ninth season directing Berry’s incredibly successful football program, Coach Tony Kunczewski firmly fixes his gaze on today — and what happens to his players tomorrow.

In context: Tony Kunczewski was hired in April 2012 to build Berry College’s first football program. The first game was in the fall of 2013 and it was a tough start. But then came the first win, then the first of a string of conference championships and also competing in the post season. That’s a lot of… Read more

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Model High freshman charged with bringing a loaded 9mm pistol and a hunting knife on campus Wednesday morning.

Model High freshman charged with bringing a loaded 9mm pistol and a hunting knife on campus Wednesday morning.

A Model High student is in custody after administrators received reports of a student possibly having a weapon on campus, says Sgt. Chris Fincher of the Floyd County Police Department. Parents shared an update they received Wednesday morning: Statement from Floyd County Police: A Model High School freshman has been charged with weapon violations after administrators… Read more

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Education: Georgia Highlands adds video studio at Cartersville campus.

Education: Georgia Highlands adds video studio at Cartersville campus.

Media release: Through the collaboration of multiple departments, Georgia Highlands College (GHC) has recently unveiled its new Video Recording Studio (VRS) to allow faculty to easily record lectures and supplemental content for their classes. Dean of Libraries and College Testing Julius Fleschner said the VRS, which is located at the Cartersville site, will have several benefits to… Read more

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Education: Floyd Schools to meet with Armuchee community Thursday night; called board meeting on Friday.

Education: Floyd Schools to meet with Armuchee community Thursday night; called board meeting on Friday.

From Floyd County Schools. There will be an Armuchee Community meeting on Thursday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Armuchee High Auditorium to discuss the ongoing and upcoming modernization projects at AHS. (A reminder that Armuchee High is one of the schools under a mask mandate).  Called Board meeting/work session is scheduled for 8… Read more

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Education: Georgia Highlands announces summer president’s, dean’s lists.

Education: Georgia Highlands announces summer president’s, dean’s lists.

Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the summer 2021 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… Read more

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Education: Take a 90-second tour of Berry’s $15.7 million Animal Science addition as classes start today.

Education: Take a 90-second tour of Berry’s $15.7 million Animal Science addition as classes start today.

As classes start today at Berry College, one of the newest additions is getting a closer look: the $15.7 million animal sciences building. You can take a 90-second tour on YouTube courtesy of a post from the college. What’s new: “…  A 23,000-square-foot classroom and laboratory building … adjacent to the existing McAllister Hall science center. This $15.7 million… Read more

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