Category Archives: Education

Health: St. Mary’s Catholic School students take top honors in statewide Tar Wars poster contest.

Health: St. Mary’s Catholic School students take top honors in statewide Tar Wars poster contest.

Media release: St. Mary’s Catholic School sixth graders Bella Whitehead and Soren Chapman along with fourth grader Noah Self from Yargo Elementary School in Winder were recently recognized for their outstanding poster submissions to the Tar Wars tobacco and vaping prevention program 2021 Georgia poster contest. The Tar Wars program utilizes innovative and interactive classroom activities to… Read more

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Education: Georgia Highlands (while still Floyd College) helped April and Robert Cummings grow into the educators they are today.

Education: Georgia Highlands (while still Floyd College) helped April and Robert Cummings grow into the educators they are today.

  Media release: Education duo. Husband and wife. Georgia Highlands College alumni. Assistant Principal. Teacher. And the list goes on and on for Robert and April Cummings. The path to becoming stand out members of the Floyd County community all started at Georgia Highlands College (then Floyd College) where both Robert and April found their… Read more

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Education: Rome City Schools awarded $250,000 grant to be used at Anna K. Davie. Floyd Board of Education meets Oct. 18.

Education: Rome City Schools awarded $250,000 grant to be used at Anna K. Davie. Floyd Board of Education meets Oct. 18.

Rome City Schools has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to assist with student achievement at Anna K. Davie Elementary School. The SUCCESS grant will fund the addition of seven intervention specialists to focus on interventions for academic support for all students identified as at-risk based on multiple criteria. The… Read more

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Education: Berry awarded $750,000 grant to assist low-income, academically talented students in mathematics/computer science, physics, biology, biochemistry and chemistry.

Education: Berry awarded $750,000 grant to assist low-income, academically talented students in mathematics/computer science, physics, biology, biochemistry and chemistry.

Berry College has been awarded a $750,000 grant to assist low-income, academically talented students in mathematics/computer science, physics, biology, biochemistry and chemistry. The LEGION S-STEM Track One project coordinators at Berry will select 21 undergraduates to receive scholarships over the course of six years. The program will make use of modern educational methods to increase success and features… Read more

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Education: Rome High’s Ava Fortenberry named a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Coosa High junior Shania McConnell earns academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs.

Education: Rome High’s Ava Fortenberry named a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Coosa High junior Shania McConnell earns academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs.

Rome High’s Ava Fortenberry, has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Fortenberry will be presented with a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), who conducts the program, by Rome High School Principal, Dr. Eric Holland. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation awards a record 57 scholarships valued at $25,750. West End Elementary welcomes Assistant Principal Lisa Strack.

Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation awards a record 57 scholarships valued at $25,750. West End Elementary welcomes Assistant Principal Lisa Strack.

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation awarded students a record 57 scholarships valued at $25,750 for the 2021 fall semester. Between $250 and $1,000 were awarded to each student to assist in paying for the fall semester at GNTC. This is the largest amount of funding and largest number of students receiving scholarship awards… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern announces President’s, Dean’s Lists for the summer semester.

Education: Georgia Northwestern announces President’s, Dean’s Lists for the summer semester.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2021 summer semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, the… Read more

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Updated with Rome: Area school systems reporting latest SAT scores.

Updated with Rome: Area school systems reporting latest SAT scores.

From the state: For the fourth year in a row, Georgia public-school students outperformed their counterparts in the nation’s public schools on the SAT, recording a mean score of 1077 — 39 points higher than the national average for public-school students. Georgia’s public-school class of 2021 also recorded significant increases in scores compared to the… Read more

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60% of all virus outbreaks in the state are taking place in schools, per Public Health. What’s the toll on local students, faculty, staff?

60% of all virus outbreaks in the state are taking place in schools, per Public Health. What’s the toll on local students, faculty, staff?

  There’s a Facebook video on a Rome funeral home’s page that shows friends paying their respects to a woman, in her mid 40s, who died from COVID. All of the guests who file by the open casket are wearing masks but are separated from any direct contact by an attendant. Black, white, Latino —… Read more

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Education: Talk about a hot MIC — Georgia Highlands opens Media Innovation Center for student media, learning center.

Education: Talk about a hot MIC — Georgia Highlands opens Media Innovation Center for student media, learning center.

  Media release: Georgia Highlands College recently opened the college’s new Media Innovation Center or “the MIC” on the Floyd campus. The new area houses space for the student newspaper the Six Mile Post (SMP), the newspaper’s Student Spin Podcast, the Old Red Kimono (ORK) literary magazine and the Floyd Campus’ Writing Center. The MIC also has a… Read more

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Celebration of life for Shorter’s Ryan Dupree set for Saturday in Madison, Ala.

Celebration of life for Shorter’s Ryan Dupree set for Saturday in Madison, Ala.

  From Legacy Chapel Funeral Home, Madison, Ala. Services for Ryan Anthony Dupree, the fallen Shorter assistant men’s basketball coach are set for Saturday, Sept. 11, at CrossPointe Church in Madison, Ala. Calling hours are from 2 to 3 p.m. with the celebration of life to follow.  All times central. OBITUARY Ryan Anthony Dupree, 24, of… Read more

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Ahead of the headlines: Speed zone enforcement starts near Rome High, Middle schools. Floyd Board of Education meets.

Ahead of the headlines: Speed zone enforcement starts near Rome High, Middle schools. Floyd Board of Education meets.

  TUESDAY ‘School Zone’ enforcement begins — even through Rome City Schools will be using ‘distance learning’ on Tuesday. The Floyd County Board of Education will have a called board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. Agenda: Personnel changes, discussing facilities, education extra-penny tax update and approving the vaccine incentive for employees. NOTES… Read more

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