Category Archives: Education

Georgia Highlands adding Film Studies and Film Production pathways as state’s interest in movie and TV production explodes.

Georgia Highlands adding Film Studies and Film Production pathways as state’s interest in movie and TV production explodes.

    Media release: Students now have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to work in one of the fastest growing film industries in Georgia with a new pathway offered at Georgia Highlands College. Starting this fall, GHC students can choose between a Film Studies or a Film Production track putting them on the… Read more

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Floyd County school resource offices to play bigger role than safety next year, building mentor relationships will also be key.

Floyd County school resource offices to play bigger role than safety next year, building mentor relationships will also be key.

  Media release: Officers walking the halls of our area schools next year will serve a much larger role than safety and security. They will be taking more interest in the lives of children and working to build mentor relationships to help those who are struggling or outcast. The Floyd County Police Department hosted a two-day class… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern’s foundation awards $6,450 in scholarships to 16 students. Rome High: ACT for June 13 canceled.

Education: Georgia Northwestern’s foundation awards $6,450 in scholarships to 16 students. Rome High: ACT for June 13 canceled.

The Foundation at Georgia Northwestern Technical College  awarded $6,450 in scholarships to 16 students, including two Susan Lynne Greene Memorial Scholarship recipients and one recipient of the Thomas Brown Scholarship. Between $250 and $500 were awarded to each student to assist in paying for summer semester at GNTC. “This summer we increased scholarship support to an unprecedented… Read more

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Berry College’s annual Work Week, displaced by coronavirus, becomes a ‘virtual’ success.

Berry College’s annual Work Week, displaced by coronavirus, becomes a ‘virtual’ success.

  Media release: Berry College alumni from around the world wrote more than 1,000 letters and sewed more than 2,200 masks to celebrate the college’s unusual tradition of Work Week typically held in May. Berry has a long practice of alums who return to campus for “Work Week” ever year to do woodworking, historic preservation,… Read more

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Education: Produce box part of some school lunch pickups today. Floyd Schools change transcript procedures. Rome Board of Education sets called meeting for this evening.

Education: Produce box part of some school lunch pickups today. Floyd Schools change transcript procedures. Rome Board of Education sets called meeting for this evening.

Floyd County Schools has a new system for getting high school transcripts to its alumni. The district is now working with Need My Transcript to provide increased access, efficiency, and security to its transcript and education verification process for former students. The service will go live on Monday, June 1. All transcript requests will now… Read more

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Graduates: Coosa High School celebrates the 145 graduates in Class of 2020 with drive-through ceremony.

Graduates: Coosa High School celebrates the 145 graduates in Class of 2020 with drive-through ceremony.

Coosa High School held their drive-through graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Saturday evening. The 145 members of Coosa’s senior class and their families each drove through the school parking lot, getting out of their vehicle to walk down the white carpet and receive their diplomas, then snap a few pictures before getting… Read more

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Graduates: Celebrating 163 graduates of Model High’s Class of 2020. Photo gallery of drive-through graduation.

Graduates: Celebrating 163 graduates of Model High’s Class of 2020. Photo gallery of drive-through graduation.

Model High School held their drive-through graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Saturday afternoon. The 163 members of Model’s senior class and their families each drove through the school parking lot, getting out of their vehicle to walk down the white carpet and receive their diplomas, then snap a few pictures before getting… Read more

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Graduates: Rome High School celebrates Class of 2020 with virtual graduation ceremony. Links to YouTube video, photos from Barron Stadium.

Graduates: Rome High School celebrates Class of 2020 with virtual graduation ceremony. Links to YouTube video, photos from Barron Stadium.

Rome High School’s honored it’s Class of 2020 in a virtual graduation ceremony on Saturday morning. RHS Principal Dr. Eric Holland, Valedictorian Aaron Bartleson and Salutatorian Carson Garrett each gave special speeches. Names and photos of each graduate were displayed. Rome City Schools anticipates social distancing guidelines to allow us to have an in-person graduation… Read more

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Graduates: Pepperell High celebrates Class of 2020 with drive-through ceremony honoring the 190 graduates.

Graduates: Pepperell High celebrates Class of 2020 with drive-through ceremony honoring the 190 graduates.

It was certainly a different kind of graduation ceremony at Pepperell High School on Friday evening. Floyd County School officials decided drive-through ceremonies would be the best way to celebrate the Class of 2020 at the end of the school year given the current pandemic. The 190 members of Pepperell’s senior class and their families… Read more

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Graduates: Celebrating the 130 graduates in Armuchee High’s Class of 2020. Photo gallery and drive-through graduation live stream.

Graduates: Celebrating the 130 graduates in Armuchee High’s Class of 2020. Photo gallery and drive-through graduation live stream.

Armuchee High School held their drive-through graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Saturday morning. The 130 members of Armuchee’s senior class and their families each drove through the school parking lot, getting out of their vehicle to walk down the white carpet and receive their diplomas, then snap a few pictures before getting… Read more

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Education: Watch live now — Pepperell High’s drive-through graduation.

Education: Watch live now — Pepperell High’s drive-through graduation.

Part 2: Today, Saturday: Floyd County high schools’ drive-through graduation ceremonies. The individual high schools will have drive-through graduation ceremonies during the previously scheduled graduation dates and times, with the exception of Pepperell High who will start earlier out of concern for losing daylight with consideration for the size of their graduating class. Graduating seniors will… Read more

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Education: Pepperell High begins county schools’ drive-through graduations this evening; three on Saturday. Rome High’s virtual graduation is Saturday morning. GHC kickstarts  Charger Innovation Challenge.

Education: Pepperell High begins county schools’ drive-through graduations this evening; three on Saturday. Rome High’s virtual graduation is Saturday morning. GHC kickstarts Charger Innovation Challenge.

  Today, Saturday: Floyd County high schools’ drive-through graduation ceremonies. The individual high schools will have drive-through graduation ceremonies during the previously scheduled graduation dates and times, with the exception of Pepperell High who will start earlier out of concern for losing daylight with consideration for the size of their graduating class. Graduating seniors will wear… Read more

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Education: Update on Floyd County Schools transfers. Darlington salutes faculty, staff. GNTC has 8 students in National Leadership Online Experience. Scholarship for RHS’ Beeman.

Education: Update on Floyd County Schools transfers. Darlington salutes faculty, staff. GNTC has 8 students in National Leadership Online Experience. Scholarship for RHS’ Beeman.

From Floyd County Schools: The Intra-District transfer window will open for all students currently attending a Floyd County school to apply for a transfer to a different school within the school system on Monday, June 1 and close on Monday, June 15, at 3 p.m. A parent or guardian may request to have a child… Read more

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Education: Optimist Club honors students. Floyd County School Board work session set June 4. $10,000 for Gordon County Schools. Bartow County high schools set virtual baccalaureate service for Friday.

Education: Optimist Club honors students. Floyd County School Board work session set June 4. $10,000 for Gordon County Schools. Bartow County high schools set virtual baccalaureate service for Friday.

The Noon Optimist Club of Rome announces its Student of the Year Winners for 2020: All Around Winner: Darlington- Joseph ” Frank” Manning- $1,000 Son of: Thomas and Susan Manning Finalist: Model- Brylen Cantrell- $500 Daughter of: Matt & Rhonda Cantrell Finalist: Pepperell- Payton Rhoades- $500 Son of: Bobby & Deb-E Rhoades Community Involvement Winner:… Read more

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Buzz: As gas prices rise, Floyd’s average still under $1.60 a gallon. Hydrant flow testing in the downtown Rome begins Wednesday. Road closure. DOT suspends highway work over holiday.

Buzz: As gas prices rise, Floyd’s average still under $1.60 a gallon. Hydrant flow testing in the downtown Rome begins Wednesday. Road closure. DOT suspends highway work over holiday.

Georgia gas prices  increased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago.  Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.66 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents more than a week ago, 2 cents less than last month, and 99 cents less than this time last year. It now costs motorists $24.90 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $16.20… Read more

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