Category Archives: Education

Education: Honors for area 4-Hers at state Congress. New admissions director at Georgia Highlands.

Education: Honors for area 4-Hers at state Congress. New admissions director at Georgia Highlands.

The 76th Annual Georgia 4-H Congress is an annual event celebrating the success and achievements of 4-H’ers in Georgia. Congress includes recognition of scholarships, special events, leadership and project winners; competition in 4-H Project Achievement & Leadership in Action as well as tours, donor visits and lots of activities. From scholarships to project competition, youth and… Read more

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Buzz: Next Walk With a Doc set for Aug. 18. $50,000 grant for Georgia Northwestern’s aviation program from Delta Foundation.

Buzz: Next Walk With a Doc set for Aug. 18. $50,000 grant for Georgia Northwestern’s aviation program from Delta Foundation.

    The next edition of Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, and will feature Harbin Clinic Cardiologist Dr. Himanshu Patel and ENT Dr. Brandon Miller. They’ll give a quick health chat at Bridgepoint Plaza followed by a two-mile walk along Kingfisher Trail. “At Walk with a… Read more

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Education: New Floyd Police video answers ‘When do you stop for a school bus?’. French police officers visit GNTC Law Enforcement Academy.

Education: New Floyd Police video answers ‘When do you stop for a school bus?’. French police officers visit GNTC Law Enforcement Academy.

With school starting next week for several school systems around Northwest Georgia, the Floyd County Police Department has produced a video about key safety concerns and steps when it comes to students and their buses. Please see the video above which helps answer this question:  “When do I stop for a bus?” — ‘We hope… Read more

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Education: Garden Lakes goes door-to-door to welcome kids back, hand out books. GNTC Foundation awards scholarships. Donation to help Glenwood Primary’s Innovation Lab and Makerspace Initiative. Digitization grant for Berry.

Education: Garden Lakes goes door-to-door to welcome kids back, hand out books. GNTC Foundation awards scholarships. Donation to help Glenwood Primary’s Innovation Lab and Makerspace Initiative. Digitization grant for Berry.

Garden Lakes Elementary hits the neighborhood to welcome students back. Here’s something we’ve never seen before — faculty and staff from a school flooding the community days before that first bell to welcome the kids back. From Facebook: “Today, we went out into our community to give out some books and tell our students how… Read more

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Education: New traffic flow for Armuchee High School, GNTC graduate selected for China welding competition, Ribbon cuttings for Bartow County Schools.

Education: New traffic flow for Armuchee High School, GNTC graduate selected for China welding competition, Ribbon cuttings for Bartow County Schools.

From Armuchee High School: We will utilize a new traffic flow this fall. Buses will drop & pick up in the old cafeteria lot. The front drive is a two way street for buses only. Car riders will drop & pick up at the old bus drop. Students parking in the sophomore lot should enter/exit from… Read more

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Buzz: Rome City Schools shares app to help with bus schedules. New chief engineer for local DOT office. Veterans Service office closed next week for training.

Buzz: Rome City Schools shares app to help with bus schedules. New chief engineer for local DOT office. Veterans Service office closed next week for training.

  From Rome City Schools: The Rome Transit Department has a new app to help Rome City parents and students. The Tripper Web Application displays routes, stop times, schools and school districts. It is accessible from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone. The links on the Rome Transit page allow you to access the… Read more

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Education: Rome City Schools change start, end times for all grade levels starting next month.

Education: Rome City Schools change start, end times for all grade levels starting next month.

Rome City Schools is changing the school start and end times for this coming school year. The new times are as follows:  All elementary schools: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Rome Middle School: 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Rome High School: 8:35 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. “Central Office took a look at the arrival and… Read more

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Education: Local churches, groups helping families in need with school supplies and other items as students prepare to return to class. What you can do, too.

Education: Local churches, groups helping families in need with school supplies and other items as students prepare to return to class. What you can do, too.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net In less than a month, local students will return to the classroom. The start of the school year can be a big expense for families with the purchase of school supplies, backpacks, lunchboxes, new clothes and shoes among the necessities. Locally, there are many families who struggle to purchase school supplies… Read more

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Education: Floyd County Schools to again offer students, breakfast, lunch and after-school snacks at no charge.

Education: Floyd County Schools to again offer students, breakfast, lunch and after-school snacks at no charge.

Media release: Floyd County Schools  has participated in the Community Eligibility Provision for Free Meal Reimbursement since the 2016-17 school year.  Through CEP, a school district, a group of schools or a single school may offer meals at no charge to all students. This eliminates the procedure of distributing and processing meal applications. Floyd offers students… Read more

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Rome Air Force vet rises from horrific motorcycle accident in Cartersville to master the culinary arts at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Rome Air Force vet rises from horrific motorcycle accident in Cartersville to master the culinary arts at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

  Media release: It was in a ditch in Cartersville eight years ago this month when the life of Georgia Northwestern Technical College Culinary Arts student Sedric Floyd would unexpectedly change forever. It was just after midnight when the U.S. Air Force veteran was headed for work at Shaw Industries Plant 15. Another vehicle ran a stop sign and collided with Floyd’s motorcycle,… Read more

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Education: Looking for the back-to-schools sales tax holiday this summer? Head for the borders.

Education: Looking for the back-to-schools sales tax holiday this summer? Head for the borders.

The run on back-to-school supplies is beginning and for good reason. Georgia residents who are waiting for a few days of relief from state and local sales taxes before buying clothes, computers and other basics are out of luck. Georgia skipped the on-again, off-again sales tax holiday in 2017 and a bill introduced by a… Read more

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Education: GNTC students participate in The Great Race, a rally-style race with vintage cars, from Buffalo, NY to Nova Scotia.

Education: GNTC students participate in The Great Race, a rally-style race with vintage cars, from Buffalo, NY to Nova Scotia.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Team DeSoto crossed the finish line of The Great Race, a rally-style race with vintage vehicles that began in Buffalo, N.Y., and ended in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada over the course of nine days. The Great Race was an endurance race with classic cars and all participants drove vintage vehicles.… Read more

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Education: Eight students graduate from GNTC’s Basic Law Enforcement Academy

Education: Eight students graduate from GNTC’s Basic Law Enforcement Academy

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Basic Law Enforcement Academy just graduated eight students from its program designed to train those who wish to pursue careers in criminal justice. Graduates receiving honors at GNTC’s July 2018 Basic Law Enforcement Academy Graduation were Dustin Bruce (Ringgold, GA), Hunter Densmore (Calhoun, GA), Jonathan Martin (Summerville, GA), Joshua Morse… Read more

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Education: Floyd County Schools launches redesigned website. New students registration begins July 9. List of upcoming orientation, open house events for Floyd, Rome City Schools.

Education: Floyd County Schools launches redesigned website. New students registration begins July 9. List of upcoming orientation, open house events for Floyd, Rome City Schools.

Floyd County Schools have launched a newly redesigned website just as educators, parents and students gear up for the 2018-2019 school year. School supply lists and upcoming open house/orientation events for each school are now available. Click here for list of orientation and open house dates. The first day of school for Floyd County Schools is Thursday,… Read more

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