Category Archives: Education

Rome City Schools makes latest appointments for 2019-20 school year.

Rome City Schools makes latest appointments for 2019-20 school year.

Media release: Rome City Schools board members voted Thursday during a special session to fill vacancies for the 2019-2020 school year. Kristin Teems will fill the position of Director of Assessment & Accountability at Central Office.  Teems, has over 26 years of experience and has served as the principal of East Central Elementary since 2015. Before… Read more

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Education: Pepperell High quartet wins the Kiwanis Club of Rome Music Showcase. Get a commemorative brick from Main schools. Armuchee Middle students honored. Rome High’s Karol Viniegra wins Noon Optimist Club Essay Contest.

Education: Pepperell High quartet wins the Kiwanis Club of Rome Music Showcase. Get a commemorative brick from Main schools. Armuchee Middle students honored. Rome High’s Karol Viniegra wins Noon Optimist Club Essay Contest.

Singing a cappella a Steven Porter/Tom Gentry rendition of In the Still of the Night, the quartet of Pepperell High School students Darian Ball (senior) Blake Green(junior), Carter Nelson (sophomore) and Zach Payne (senior) claimed the first-place $1,000 scholarship award at the Kiwanis Club of Rome Music Showcase held at Berry College Ford Auditorium.  With… Read more

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Education: Armuchee High’s Kayla Hutcherson named 2019 PAGE STAR Student Region Winner for PAGE STAR Region 1. STAR teacher: Seth Bates, band, at AHS.

Education: Armuchee High’s Kayla Hutcherson named 2019 PAGE STAR Student Region Winner for PAGE STAR Region 1. STAR teacher: Seth Bates, band, at AHS.

  Kayla Hutcherson, a senior at Armuchee High School, has been named the 2019 PAGE STAR Student Region Winner for PAGE STAR Region 1. The announcement was made Tuesday by David Reynolds, PAGE Professional Learning Director. Hutcherson selected Mr. Seth Bates, band teacher at Armuchee High, as her STAR teacher. ­ The PAGE Student Teacher… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern awarded  $2.1 million federal grant. ‘Strengthening Institutions Program’ targets improved academic quality, institutional management and fiscal responsibility to ‘better serve lower-income students, boost graduation rates.’

Education: Georgia Northwestern awarded $2.1 million federal grant. ‘Strengthening Institutions Program’ targets improved academic quality, institutional management and fiscal responsibility to ‘better serve lower-income students, boost graduation rates.’

Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College received a $2.1 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education called the Strengthening Institutions Program  to improve academic quality, institutional management and fiscal responsibility. The five-year grant is intended assist eligible higher education institutions to become more self-sufficient and expand capabilities to better serve lower-income students and boost… Read more

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Dr. April Childers, deputy superintendent of Floyd County Schools, named sole finalist to lead Rabun County school district.

Dr. April Childers, deputy superintendent of Floyd County Schools, named sole finalist to lead Rabun County school district.

  Dr. April Childers, the deputy superintendent of Floyd County Schools since 2015 and a finalist for the top post last spring, has been recommended to serve as the next superintendent of Rabun County Schools in Northeast Georgia. Rabun County is four-school system based in Tiger in the northeast corner of the state. It features… Read more

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No arrests following drug sweep at Rome High on Wednesday; pill bottle with suspect pot found in parking lot between vehicles.

No arrests following drug sweep at Rome High on Wednesday; pill bottle with suspect pot found in parking lot between vehicles.

UPDATE, Thursday afternoon: From Rome Police report (narrative): No arrests were made during the drug sweep at Rome High on Wednesday morning. Here’s a summary of some of the activity, including the discovery of suspect pot in a pill bottle on the ground between two vehicles: ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13TH 2019 I, OFFICER (JOSH) GLOVER,… Read more

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Education: Personnel updates for Rome City Schools.

Education: Personnel updates for Rome City Schools.

Media release: Rome City School Board has approved the following positions to for the 2019-2020 school year: Stephen McClure, who currently serves as Assistant Principal for North Heights Elementary, will take a position at Rome High School as an Assistant Principal/Behavior Specialist. McClure began his work in Rome City Schools in 2016 as the Assistant… Read more

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Education:  Harley Chastain, Georgia Northwestern’s EAGLE Award winner, a regional finalist for state title. Model High, Armuchee Middle students walked away with top honors in Rome Noon Optimist Club oratorical contest. ‘Broadway at Berry’ set for 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Education: Harley Chastain, Georgia Northwestern’s EAGLE Award winner, a regional finalist for state title. Model High, Armuchee Middle students walked away with top honors in Rome Noon Optimist Club oratorical contest. ‘Broadway at Berry’ set for 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Harley Chastain, winner of the Georgia Northwestern Technical College EAGLE Award for 2019, was chosen as a regional finalist for the State EAGLE Award by the Technical College System of Georgia. The statewide EAGLE Leadership Institute is currently under way at the Atlanta Waverly Hotel. The winner will be announced at a luncheon on Wednesday, March… Read more

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Education: Chad Hannah, director of Rome High’s Sound of the Seven Hills,  newest member of Phi Beta Mu. Floyd County Schools sets Federal Programs Stakeholder Meetings for today, Thursday.

Education: Chad Hannah, director of Rome High’s Sound of the Seven Hills,  newest member of Phi Beta Mu. Floyd County Schools sets Federal Programs Stakeholder Meetings for today, Thursday.

Chad Hannah, director of Rome High School’s Sound of the Seven Hills,  was selected as one of the newest members of Phi Beta Mu. This honor is reserved for school band directors who continually go above and beyond in their profession. Those directors inducted into the fraternity pledge to contribute to the advancement of band… Read more

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Education: Floyd County Schools still finalizing plans on Armuchee High modernization and new Pepperell Middle School but expect projects to be within $48 million budget of education tax funds.

Education: Floyd County Schools still finalizing plans on Armuchee High modernization and new Pepperell Middle School but expect projects to be within $48 million budget of education tax funds.

  Second of two parts on new education tax projects. Click here to read first report on Rome City Schools.  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net While Floyd County School officials continue planning the construction phases for modernization upgrades at Armuchee High School and a new Pepperell Middle School as part of the new Education Special Local Option… Read more

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Floyd County Schools: One confirmed case of Impetigo at Alto Park Elementary School. What to know and what to do.

Floyd County Schools: One confirmed case of Impetigo at Alto Park Elementary School. What to know and what to do.

Another health issue is being confronted by Floyd County Schools, this time…. Media release: Floyd County School District has been made aware of one confirmed case of Impetigo at Alto Park Elementary School. Letters from FCS will be going home to all Alto Park Elementary families with more details today. FCS has taken steps to… Read more

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Local educators meet with Secretary Betsy DeVos during Washington trip. Exchange Club to present A.C.E. Awards to high school students today. Barbara McCoy Lecture on Southern Women Writers returns to Berry March 20.

Local educators meet with Secretary Betsy DeVos during Washington trip. Exchange Club to present A.C.E. Awards to high school students today. Barbara McCoy Lecture on Southern Women Writers returns to Berry March 20.

    Local educators meet with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: Area educators in Washington, D.C., with the annual Rome Floyd Chamber trip to the nation’s capital spent time with the nation’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos, on Thursday. Dr. Tony Daniel, chair of the Floyd County Board of Education, said the group discussed key issues in… Read more

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Buzz: Coosa Middle team wins county and district stock market game. Cyndi Westmoreland joins Synovus. First Baptist Church of Lindale’s annual Beast Feast March 23.

Buzz: Coosa Middle team wins county and district stock market game. Cyndi Westmoreland joins Synovus. First Baptist Church of Lindale’s annual Beast Feast March 23.

  A team of Coosa Middle School students has been named the winning team in the Fall 2018 Georgia Stock Market Game in both Floyd County Schools and the 14th Congressional District. Coosa Middle School students Ethan Spearman, Pablo Vicente-Cruz and Chloe Hardin of Mrs. Tonya Palmer’s seventh-grade Social Studies class swept the competition in the… Read more

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Pepperell High grad Baleigh Nelson, fellow students at Samford on a mission to Romania to share the gift of ‘freedom in the arts.’

Pepperell High grad Baleigh Nelson, fellow students at Samford on a mission to Romania to share the gift of ‘freedom in the arts.’

A 2018 graduate of Pepperell High School is among a group of Samford University School of the Arts students headed to Iasi, Romania, on a 13-day mission with a single goal: “Influence the community and freedom in the arts.” They call themselves We Are Art and have a very active Facebook page that has chronicled… Read more

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Hometown Radio interview with Rome, Floyd County school representatives on the launch ‘Purposity’, connecting students’ needs with potential local donors. Key milestone already reached (more welcome).

Hometown Radio interview with Rome, Floyd County school representatives on the launch ‘Purposity’, connecting students’ needs with potential local donors. Key milestone already reached (more welcome).

  Hear the radio interview: Kaitlyn Wilson, left, and Kirsten Thornante joined us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM Tuesday to talk about the goals and potential impact of Purposity. The program, a joint venture by Rome City and Floyd County schools, lets the community see some of the needs of area students… Read more

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