Category Archives: Education

Photo Gallery: Model High School Class of 2019.

Photo Gallery: Model High School Class of 2019.

Model High School’s Class of 2019 graduated at The Forum River Center on Friday night. Valedictorian is Zoe Madison Wheat and Salutatorians are Griffin Davis Burgess and James Alexander Nelson. Click here to see the entire album of 98 photos from Floyd County Schools. Read more

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Graduations: Busy day downtown for high school graduations with Rome, Coosa, Pepperell and Armuchee; watch for the heat — and for parking.

Graduations: Busy day downtown for high school graduations with Rome, Coosa, Pepperell and Armuchee; watch for the heat — and for parking.

Below please find a county-by-county list of this year’s remaining high school commencement ceremonies. One bit of advice: Please dress comfortably for any outdoor ceremony. The current forecast through Saturday calls for highs in the mid 90s under sunny skies. Please note: Please check with your school for the latest instructions before heading to graduation.… Read more

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Education: Bartow County Schools’ Chief of Leadership and Learning, Dr. Kimberly Fraker, named sole finalist for superintendent of Gordon County Schools

Education: Bartow County Schools’ Chief of Leadership and Learning, Dr. Kimberly Fraker, named sole finalist for superintendent of Gordon County Schools

From Gordon County Schools: In a called meeting on May 23, the Gordon County Board of Education introduced Dr. Kimberly M. Fraker, Ed.D to the community as the sole finalist for superintendent of schools. Dr. Fraker has had a stellar career of over 24 years in education. She has held positions in the classroom, as an… Read more

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Education: Nine sign at Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy’s 3rd Annual Georgia Future Educators Signing Day

Education: Nine sign at Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy’s 3rd Annual Georgia Future Educators Signing Day

Media release: Across the state on May 8th, local school systems hosted their own Georgia Future Educators Signing Day. Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy (FCS CCA) was proud to participate in this special event. This initiative provided the opportunity to recognize high school students who have decided to dedicate their service in the… Read more

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Former Rome High principal J. Tygar Evans named principal of Northridge High School is Tuscaloosa.

Former Rome High principal J. Tygar Evans named principal of Northridge High School is Tuscaloosa.

Congratulations to J. Tygar Evans on being named principal of Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa: The former Rome High principal has been on the move since “retiring” in Georgia and moving to Alabama.  He served as principal of Paine Elementary School and later was named Federal Programs director for that Trussville school system. He held that… Read more

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About the 2019-20 school year:  Floyd County Schools sets new registration dates.

About the 2019-20 school year: Floyd County Schools sets new registration dates.

New student registration for the 2019–2020 school year will be held at the Floyd County Schools’ Central Office at 600 Riverside Parkway, NE, Rome. These new registration dates are for students new to the school system or students who have moved to a new attendance area within the system. Students advancing to a new school… Read more

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Berry’s Ford Auditorium getting a $6.3 million renovation; should be done by year’s end.

Berry’s Ford Auditorium getting a $6.3 million renovation; should be done by year’s end.

The historic Ford Auditorium at Berry College is undergoing a $6.3 million renovation to create a first-class performance and recital hall for the music program. On Saturday, generous Berry donors swung the ceremonial sledgehammers to commence the renovation and restoration of Ford Auditorium. Construction is scheduled to finish by the end of the year. The English Gothic… Read more

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Class of 2019: Photos, video from Saturday’s commencement at Darlington and Unity Christian School. Busy week of high school graduations continue Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Class of 2019: Photos, video from Saturday’s commencement at Darlington and Unity Christian School. Busy week of high school graduations continue Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

  A busy high school graduation season kicked off Saturday at Darlington and Unity Christian School. There were 125 students graduating from Darlington and 20 students graduating from Unity Christian School. Graduations continue this Thursday with Gordon Central High School, followed by all other schools in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Polk on either Friday or… Read more

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High school graduations begin today with Darlington, Unity Christian. A county-by-county schedule.

High school graduations begin today with Darlington, Unity Christian. A county-by-county schedule.

  High school graduation season begins this Saturday at Darlington and Unity Christian School. Below please find a county-by-county list of this year’s high school commencement ceremonies. FLOYD Darlington School: Commencement will begin Saturday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m. on the Chapel Lawn. In the event of rain, Commencement will be held at 10:30 a.m. in… Read more

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The latest Floyd County Schools’ signings.

The latest Floyd County Schools’ signings.

Congratulations to Coosa High Senior Olivia Parker who will continue her education and musical theatre career at Brenau University. Front row L to R: Olivia and Chris (father, CHS One Act and literary coach) Back row L to R: Stacy Dean (CHS choral director), Sherry Childs (FCS Fine Arts Coordinator), LaDonna Turrentine (CHS principal), Adam… Read more

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#downtownshowdown: As Floyd Schools lease deck to ease some graduation parking headaches, city rolls out new lease/permitting system for existing, new customers.

#downtownshowdown: As Floyd Schools lease deck to ease some graduation parking headaches, city rolls out new lease/permitting system for existing, new customers.

 TODAY’S PARKING HEADLINES Floyd County Schools leasing Third Avenue deck.  ‘We believe a graduation ceremony is a joyous occasion.’ More changes to downtown parking regarding permits, scanners and leasing. No implementation delays on new parking enforcement as of this morning. Questions about downtown Rome parking: We’ve received several emails and texts about parking in… Read more

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Education: Kiwanis Club of Rome awards $9,500 in scholarships. Floyd sets intra school district transfer dates.  North Heights Elementary plans special open house. Berry student earns Goldwater Scholarship.

Education: Kiwanis Club of Rome awards $9,500 in scholarships. Floyd sets intra school district transfer dates. North Heights Elementary plans special open house. Berry student earns Goldwater Scholarship.

  The Kiwanis Club of Rome awarded $9,300.00 in scholarship money this past Tuesday, May 7, during the club’s annual scholarship awards banquet. Kiwanis presented scholarships in the areas of Key Club, Art and Music. Key Club winners were:Anna Kathryn Fitzpatrick$1,000, Armuchee High School; Hieu Ton Vu, $1,000, Rome High School; Margaret Elizabeth Bagwell, $1,000, Pepperell… Read more

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All clear at PHS: The emergency drill/full evacuation of Pepperell High is over; normal day resumes.

All clear at PHS: The emergency drill/full evacuation of Pepperell High is over; normal day resumes.

THE LATEST All clear at Pepperell High School. From Dr. Jeff Wilson, superintendent: “The Emergency Drill at Pepperell High is now completed. All school activities are back to normal.” From PHS Principal Jamey Alcorn: “Great evacuation drill today! Normal activities resumed at 9:30. Super proud of our faculty, staff andstudents for an excellent response. @Pepperell_Pulse… Read more

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Pepperell High, students honored by Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for continuing efforts to keep all safe on Georgia’s roads.

Pepperell High, students honored by Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for continuing efforts to keep all safe on Georgia’s roads.

  Pepperell High School’s  Students Against Destructive Decision was recognized for their proclamation and work during the month of April to educate Floyd County on Teen Safe Driving. Four PHS students were recognized for being on the Teens Advisory Board and Teens in the Driver Seat. Coach Alana Ellenburg coordinates the SADD chapter. Read more

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Georgia Highlands celebrates nearly 1,000 graduates on Saturday (video). Next: County-by-county high school schedule.

Georgia Highlands celebrates nearly 1,000 graduates on Saturday (video). Next: County-by-county high school schedule.

  Georgia Highlands College celebrates nearly 1,000 graduates: Commencement was held on Saturday at The Forum River Center in downtown Rome at 10 a.m. GHC had up to 973 students receiving diplomas.The nursing pinning ceremony was held at 6 p.m. on May 10 at West Rome Baptist Church. HIGH SCHOOLS FLOYD Darlington School: Commencement will begin Saturday, May 18,… Read more

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Education: Rome City Schools break ground on new college and career academy/indoor athletics center at Rome High School

Education: Rome City Schools break ground on new college and career academy/indoor athletics center at Rome High School

Rome High School hosted its official groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for its new College and Career Academy (CCA) and indoor athletics facility. Members of the Rome-Floyd Chamber, Rome City Schools Board of Education, Rome City Commission, local business partners as well as teachers and future College and Career Academy students were all in attendance. Louis… Read more

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College celebrates spring 2019 graduation. Included: List of those honored Thursday evening.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College celebrates spring 2019 graduation. Included: List of those honored Thursday evening.

  Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College students donned their caps and gowns as family and friends gathered at the Forum River Center in Rome for GNTC’s Spring Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 9. The college awarded graduates with associate degrees, diplomas and certificates during the ceremony and recognized students from GNTC’s nine-county service area.… Read more

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Remembering Belen Dizon Nora, who launched and guided the nursing program that continues today at Georgia Highlands.

Remembering Belen Dizon Nora, who launched and guided the nursing program that continues today at Georgia Highlands.

Family and friends — including the tight Georgia Highlands’ nursing community — are mourning the passing Wednesday of Belen Dizon Nora, 84, who served as the director of nursing at then-Floyd Junior College and Floyd College. In 1971, she was contracted to start a nursing program at the college. After 28 years of building the program, she… Read more

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Education: Model High graduate to receive associate’s degree before high school diploma. Plus: Graduation guide for high schools, colleges.

Education: Model High graduate to receive associate’s degree before high school diploma. Plus: Graduation guide for high schools, colleges.

Media release: Many students who will graduate from Georgia Highlands College this month had long had their high school diplomas in hand but Kilian Chapman hadn’t even seen his yet. Chapman, 18, participated in GHC’s dual-enrollment program and will accept his diploma in computer science during commencement ceremonies May 11 at the Forum River Center… Read more

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