Category Archives: Education

Education: Floyd Police with tips on what to expect at Pepperell Middle this morning. County students return Thursday; Rome on Friday.

Education: Floyd Police with tips on what to expect at Pepperell Middle this morning. County students return Thursday; Rome on Friday.

Thursday’s Back-to-School updates: Floyd County Schools return today. Please see the Pepperell traffic note below. Berry Elementary & Middle School returns today.  Gordon County Schools return on Thursday. Details TRAFFIC NOTES Excellent update from the Floyd County Police Department in advance of what is expected during the first days of the new school year at Pepperell… Read more

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Rome City Schools purchases Three Rivers Drive site for $1.15 million to house, maintain new bus fleet.

Rome City Schools purchases Three Rivers Drive site for $1.15 million to house, maintain new bus fleet.

  From a media release: Rome City Schools board members, along with Superintendent Louis Byars and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Dawn Williams, met Wednesday morning to discuss the purchase of a property that will be the site of the new transportation maintenance facility. Board members unanimously approved the purchase of a property on Three Rivers Drive… Read more

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Unity Christian to start the 2019-20 school year debt free and with enrollment gains, new bus service to Rockmart, technology upgrades and other enhancements.

Unity Christian to start the 2019-20 school year debt free and with enrollment gains, new bus service to Rockmart, technology upgrades and other enhancements.

  Media release: “Unity Christian School is rejoicing in God’s provision.”  Opened in 1998 as a not-for-profit school, Unity has been striving for years to operate within its financial means while also steadily decreasing debt accrued when purchasing the present campus (amongst other physical and transportation needs).  On June 27,  board members, Head of School… Read more

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Completed. Back-to-school traffic — some build-up on Ga. 140, Ga. 20 this morning; other key updates.

Completed. Back-to-school traffic — some build-up on Ga. 140, Ga. 20 this morning; other key updates.

  We’re closing this post as school is in session for the day. Hometown Headlines is monitoring local traffic and operations at Floyd County Schools through 8:30 this morning as families and commuters adjust to the start of the new school year. Traffic at 8:10 a.m. Some build-up on Ga. 140 just off U.S. 27 in… Read more

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During the 2018-19 school year, 90 Darlington students earned the designation of AP Scholar by The College Board. The graduating class had 124 students.

During the 2018-19 school year, 90 Darlington students earned the designation of AP Scholar by The College Board. The graduating class had 124 students.

  Media release: During the 2018-19 school year, 90 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 large number of AP Scholars,” said Sam Moss (‘63), dean… Read more

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Floyd County Schools: Our students saw overall gains in latest Georgia Milestones assessments.

Floyd County Schools: Our students saw overall gains in latest Georgia Milestones assessments.

From Floyd County Schools: Floyd County students showed strong gains on the spring 2019 Georgia Milestones assessments. Scores for proficient and distinguished learners increased or held steady in 20 of 24 subject areas – the strongest overall gains recorded in the five years the assessment has been administered. The percentage of students reading on grade level or above… Read more

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Education: Many local students head back to school this week. New Main Elementary School open Thursday, Pepperell Middle now at McHenry.

Education: Many local students head back to school this week. New Main Elementary School open Thursday, Pepperell Middle now at McHenry.

Many local students will head back to class this week including schools in Rome, Floyd, Gordon and Polk counties. Rome City Schools will be opening the new Main Elementary School this Thursday, Aug. 1 with an open house and ribbon cutting event from 4:30-6:30 p.m. ahead of the first day of school on Friday, Aug.… Read more

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Updated Education: Hundreds come together for community back-to-school prayer event. Photo gallery. Here’s when schools are back in session.

Updated Education: Hundreds come together for community back-to-school prayer event. Photo gallery. Here’s when schools are back in session.

More than 200 people in the community came together Friday night for Life Church’s ‘This Could Change Everything’ back-to-school prayer event.The gathering included music from local students, testimony from Josiah Dixon, a junior at Shorter University. The event focused on three areas of prayer including our school campuses led by Kent Howard, FCA Area Director;… Read more

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Education: Tonight: ‘This Could Change Everything’ from Life Church. Summer coming to a quick end in Northwest Georgia. Here’s when schools are back in session.

Education: Tonight: ‘This Could Change Everything’ from Life Church. Summer coming to a quick end in Northwest Georgia. Here’s when schools are back in session.

  Tonight: ‘This Could Change Everything’ from Life Church: As teachers, parents and students prepare for the upcoming school year, Life Church of Rome wants to offer the community an opportunity to cover everything in prayer. A community-wide prayer event is scheduled for Friday, July 26 at Life Church located at 19 John Davenport Drive. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and… Read more

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Education: Junior Service League of Rome donates, delivers $16,000 in supplies to area students. County Commission pledges August parking fine revenue to students in need. Super Showcase is Thursday. Back-to-school schedules.

Education: Junior Service League of Rome donates, delivers $16,000 in supplies to area students. County Commission pledges August parking fine revenue to students in need. Super Showcase is Thursday. Back-to-school schedules.

  The Junior Service League of Rome on Wednesday began delivering up to $16,000 in needed supplies to more than 2,500 students in Rome City and Floyd County primary, elementary and middle schools. It is part of the annual League 4 Learning project, this year chaired by Lauren Sipps. on supplies for over 2500 students… Read more

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Education:  Georgia Northwestern practical nursing students power through setbacks to earn state, national honors.

Education: Georgia Northwestern practical nursing students power through setbacks to earn state, national honors.

    Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Practical Nursing students Kimberlee Autumn Hall and Brittany Square made GNTC history when they won the gold and silver medal at SkillsUSA Georgia and Hall went on to win the bronze medal at SkillsUSA’s National Leadership and Skills Conference. Both students had to overcome many obstacles along the… Read more

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ decision to allow Georgia to take part in ‘creative, new ways’ to access student performance could have big impact on Floyd, Polk, Calhoun and Trion schools.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ decision to allow Georgia to take part in ‘creative, new ways’ to access student performance could have big impact on Floyd, Polk, Calhoun and Trion schools.

  A decision by the U.S. Department of Education to allow Georgia and North Carolina to “to assess student achievement in new, creative ways” will have a major impact on Floyd County Schools as well as students in Polk County, Trion City and Calhoun city schools. According to a media release, “The Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority … Read more

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Rome Schools: ‘Rollin’ with RCS 2020′ targets Jan. 7 startup for student bus operations; some drivers hired; more sought; incentives on the table. Plus: School registration schedule.

Rome Schools: ‘Rollin’ with RCS 2020′ targets Jan. 7 startup for student bus operations; some drivers hired; more sought; incentives on the table. Plus: School registration schedule.

From a media release: The Rome City Schools Board of Education met for a special meeting on Monday to discuss personnel items and information regarding the new transportation program that will begin Jan. 7. The “Rollin’ with RCS 2020” plan already is underway, said Superintendent Lou Byars as he offered the board some of the specific… Read more

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Education: Life Church of Rome hosting community back-to-school prayer event on July 26. Rundown of when students return to class.

Education: Life Church of Rome hosting community back-to-school prayer event on July 26. Rundown of when students return to class.

Many local students will be heading back to school in just a matter of weeks. As teachers, parents and students prepare for the upcoming school year, Life Church of Rome wants to offer the community an opportunity to cover everything in prayer. A community-wide prayer event is scheduled for Friday, July 26 at Life Church… Read more

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Education: Tri for the Kids raises $18,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia. Floyd Medical teen volunteers earn scholarships. North Georgia EMC awards scholarships to two Armuchee High grads, another from Gordon Central. Shaw helping associates’ students.

Education: Tri for the Kids raises $18,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia. Floyd Medical teen volunteers earn scholarships. North Georgia EMC awards scholarships to two Armuchee High grads, another from Gordon Central. Shaw helping associates’ students.

  Tri for the Kids raises $18,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia. Beth Smith, representative of R.A.C.E. Rome, along with several Tri for the Kids triathletes, recently presented J.R. Davis, executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia, a check for $18,000 from the proceeds of the 11th annual… Read more

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Updates: Three Unity Christian School students among those chosen for High School Leadership Rome this year. Earlier: 15 Floyd County students selected.

The following students from Unity Christian School have been selected for the upcoming High School Leadership Rome offered by the Rome Floyd Chamber: Jake Burkhalter Tiffany Creel Mary Holly Post 15 Floyd County students to participate in High School Leadership Rome XXXII: The high school sequence is an eight-month leadership training program organized by the Rome… Read more

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