Category Archives: Education

Education: 15 Floyd County Schools’ students advance in Governor’s Honors Program.

Education: 15 Floyd County Schools’ students advance in Governor’s Honors Program.

Media release: Fifteen of Floyd County Schools (FCS) top students were selected to advance in the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) selection process! GHP is a four-week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students with challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. The… Read more

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Updated: Berry cuts the ribbon on state-of-the-art animal science building on Friday. It is part of a $30 million-plus community investment in 2021.

Updated: Berry cuts the ribbon on state-of-the-art animal science building on Friday. It is part of a $30 million-plus community investment in 2021.

    A ribbon cutting was held Friday, Oct. 22, for the new animal science building on the Berry College campus  Pictured from left to right are: Chair of the Berry College Board of Trustees Rick Gilbert; Vice Chair Bert Clark; Trustee Randy Berry; Trustee Fred Tharpe; Berry College President Stephen Briggs; Brenda Briggs; Dean of the School of… Read more

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Education: 2021 graduation rates from area schools mostly top state average. Calhoun High highest at 100%; Chattooga finishes below state average.

Education: 2021 graduation rates from area schools mostly top state average. Calhoun High highest at 100%; Chattooga finishes below state average.

Media release: Georgia’s high-school graduation rate did not change significantly from 2020 to 2021 – the 2021 rate is 83.7 percent, compared to 83.8 percent in 2020. Georgia’s graduation rate has increased by 14 percentage points since 2012. A total of 102 Georgia school districts and 223 schools recorded graduation rates at or above 90 percent. Thirty-seven… Read more

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Education: Rome’s 2021 Teacher of the Year goes to Ashley Anglin. The Support Employee of the Year is Teresa Price.

Education: Rome’s 2021 Teacher of the Year goes to Ashley Anglin. The Support Employee of the Year is Teresa Price.

Media release:  On Oct. 19, after the monthly school board meeting, system leadership set aside some time to announce this year’s Teacher and Support Employee of the Year during a banquet organized in their honor. Rome City Schools Superintendent Louis Byars welcomed those in attendance, including the candidates for Teacher and Support Employee of the… Read more

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Education: Look for Glenwood Primary Principal Carrie Graves to hold that title at Armuchee Elementary next school year.

Education: Look for Glenwood Primary Principal Carrie Graves to hold that title at Armuchee Elementary next school year.

  With Glenwood Primary and Cave Spring Elementary closing after this school year ends, placement of faculty and staff remains a key question. It appears several of those answers are becoming clearer. In the agenda section for Monday evening’s Floyd County Board of Education, several personnel moves were listed, including some under an “information” tab… Read more

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Updated: State schools top national ACT scores with a composite 22.6; Floyd at 21.5; Rome, 21.4; Bartow, 20.9; Cartersville, 21.3; plus regional updates.

Updated: State schools top national ACT scores with a composite 22.6; Floyd at 21.5; Rome, 21.4; Bartow, 20.9; Cartersville, 21.3; plus regional updates.

School-Level Scores | District-Level Scores   Combined media releases: For the fifth year in a row, Georgia students beat the national average on the ACT, with the state’s average score increasing even as the national average dropped. Georgia’s class of 2021 recorded an average composite score of 22.6, compared to the national average of 20.3. Georgia students’ average… Read more

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Education: Model’s Spencer Lawing named Georgia’s 2021 College and Career Academy Student of the Year.

Education: Model’s Spencer Lawing named Georgia’s 2021 College and Career Academy Student of the Year.

Model senior Spencer Lawing has been named Georgia’s 2021 College and Career Academy Student of the Year. Spencer recently was recognized as a finalist and winner at the 14th Annual Business and Education Summit hosted by the Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan  on Oct.  5, in LaGrange. He was awarded a $500 scholarship courtesy of the… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern plans Free Application Week Nov. 8-12. Texas Roadhouse — hiring in Cartersville — offers tuition payback plan.

Education: Georgia Northwestern plans Free Application Week Nov. 8-12. Texas Roadhouse — hiring in Cartersville — offers tuition payback plan.

    Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will host a Free Application Week, Nov. 8-12, to help those who are seeking to enroll in the spring semester. GNTC will waive the $25 application fee for all new applicants. The admissions deadline for the spring semester is Nov. 30. Classes are scheduled to begin on Jan.… Read more

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Education: Dr. Frank D. Stegall Sr. earns Darlington’s 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award.  

Education: Dr. Frank D. Stegall Sr. earns Darlington’s 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award.  

  Dr. Frank D. Stegall Sr. (’62) is the recipient of Darlington’s 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award. “We look for individuals who have dedicated their lives to service both in their professional fields and their community and at Darlington. Dr. Frank Stegall has done just that,” said Robert Hortman (’99, LD ’18), president of the Alumni Council. “As… Read more

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Education: Floyd School Board to hear pitch to turn Cave Spring Elementary into a community center at Monday’s caucus, meeting.

Education: Floyd School Board to hear pitch to turn Cave Spring Elementary into a community center at Monday’s caucus, meeting.

  Media release: The Cave Spring Community Coalition (CSCC) is on a mission to save the Cave Spring Elementary School buildings from being sold by the Floyd County Board of Education. The board will close the school at the completion of the 2021-2022 school year. Members have indicated that the board will make a decision… Read more

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Education: Sam Moss, Darlington’s longtime dean of guidance and a trusted voice in the community, retiring.

Education: Sam Moss, Darlington’s longtime dean of guidance and a trusted voice in the community, retiring.

    In context: Sam Moss is an icon among the Darlington community, having help hundreds of students with college and career choices over four decades. Just as critical, Moss has been a huge contributor to many causes off campus in Rome and Floyd County, especially South Rome.  He continues to be among the region’s… Read more

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Floyd Schools officials, NAACP to meet to discuss last week’s incidents at Coosa High; exact date pending.

Floyd Schools officials, NAACP to meet to discuss last week’s incidents at Coosa High; exact date pending.

The chairman of the Floyd County Board of Education and two members of the NAACP’s Rome Branch have agreed to meet to discuss last week’s developments at Coosa High School as well as a March situation. Board chair Dr. Tony Daniel says he spoke with both Sara Dahlice Malone, NAACP’s local chair, and branch executive Charles Love on… Read more

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