Category Archives: Education

Floyd Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson on Hometown Radio Monday: No future school closings have been discussed; says the board and school administrators will study future trends to decide next options.

Floyd Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson on Hometown Radio Monday: No future school closings have been discussed; says the board and school administrators will study future trends to decide next options.

  FROM RADIO: Monday morning, Floyd County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson and School Board Chairman Chip Hood joined us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to discuss the school system’s current enrollment and future trends. You can listen to both parts of the interview by clicking the above SoundCloud post. Wilson… Read more

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Education: Local school systems moving quickly on E-SPLOST projects with Rome High’s new practice field opening in two weeks and construction on Armuchee High’s new gym to start in October

Education: Local school systems moving quickly on E-SPLOST projects with Rome High’s new practice field opening in two weeks and construction on Armuchee High’s new gym to start in October

It’s been a busy summer for local schools as work continues on several projects funded through the 2017 Education Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). Within the next two weeks, Rome High’s football team should be able to use their new practice field. “It is pretty much done, but we have some fine-tuning to finish… Read more

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Education: Back to school on Monday for Unity Christian Schools. Montessori of Rome and Excel Christian Academy return Thursday. Darlington next week.

Education: Back to school on Monday for Unity Christian Schools. Montessori of Rome and Excel Christian Academy return Thursday. Darlington next week.

What to know: Three more schools head back to class this week: Monday, Aug. 13 Unity Christian School: What you need to know Thursday, Aug. 16 Montessori School of Rome: School calendar Excel Christian Academy: School calendar / School supply lists Monday, Aug. 20 Darlington School: School calendar   Read more

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Education: Rome High School announces 95 students earning AP Scholar Awards, plus three National AP Scholars

Education: Rome High School announces 95 students earning AP Scholar Awards, plus three National AP Scholars

Media release: The College Board has released the AP School Scholar Roster and it includes 95 Rome High students earning AP scholar awards with an average score of 3.64. In addition, three have been named National AP Scholars, which is a major advancement to previous years results per Rome High AP Coordinator, Amber Garlin. “You… Read more

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Education: Three long-time educators have new roles at Central Office with Rome City Schools

Education: Three long-time educators have new roles at Central Office with Rome City Schools

Three long-time educators have new roles with Rome City Schools. Buffi Murphy is the new Professional Learning Specialist working with all the district principals and their school improvement plans. In her new role, she will be looking at collaborative ways to derive professional learning plans for the teachers to increase student achievement, parent and family engagement,… Read more

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Education: Berry College featured in Princeton Review book “The Best 384 Colleges”

Education: Berry College featured in Princeton Review book “The Best 384 Colleges”

Media release:  Berry College is featured in the new 2019 edition of the Princeton Review book, “The Best 384 Colleges.” Berry is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which… Read more

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Education: GNTC graduates earns bronze medal in China International Welding Competition. GHC accreditation reaffirmed by SACS Commission on Colleges. Honors for Rome Middle FFA.

Education: GNTC graduates earns bronze medal in China International Welding Competition. GHC accreditation reaffirmed by SACS Commission on Colleges. Honors for Rome Middle FFA.

Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) alumnus Ryan Fincher of Cedartown won the bronze medal in the China International Welding Competition 2018 in Beijing, China. The competition took place July 22-31. Fincher was selected to be the American representative at the competition in China by the American Welding Society (AWS). There were representatives from… Read more

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Education: Floyd County Schools announces 54 students earning AP Scholar Awards

Education: Floyd County Schools announces 54 students earning AP Scholar Awards

Media release: The College Board has released the AP School Scholar Roster and it includes 54 Floyd County Schools (FCS) students earning AP Scholar Awards. These teens were recognized for their exceptional achievement on AP Exams for 2018. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to… Read more

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Education: Floyd County Schools provided more than 100,600 summer meals across 70 locations this summer

Floyd County Schools more than exceeded their goal of providing 100,000 free meals during this summer’s feeding program. The official numbers are in and a total of 100,636 summer meals were provided this year according to Donna Carver, Child Nutrition director with Floyd Schools. The meals were provided at close to 70 different sites across Rome… Read more

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Education: Water main break closes Georgia Northwestern’s Rome campus today.

Education: Water main break closes Georgia Northwestern’s Rome campus today.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Floyd County Campus is closing due to a water main break in our area.  The Floyd County Campus will re-open Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. The college phone number, website, social media, as well as all other campuses will remain operational. We are checking with local water departments to see if others… Read more

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Buzz: Floyd County School Board meets Tuesday evening. Floyd County Republican Women lunch meeting is Tuesday.

Buzz: Floyd County School Board meets Tuesday evening. Floyd County Republican Women lunch meeting is Tuesday.

  The Floyd County Board of Education meets Tuesday, Aug. 7. Caucus begins at 5 p.m. in the superintendent’s office and the board meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the board room.  Prior to caucus, the board will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the superintendent’s office for a closed meeting to discuss property and litigation… Read more

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Education: Honors for area 4-Hers at state Congress. New admissions director at Georgia Highlands.

Education: Honors for area 4-Hers at state Congress. New admissions director at Georgia Highlands.

The 76th Annual Georgia 4-H Congress is an annual event celebrating the success and achievements of 4-H’ers in Georgia. Congress includes recognition of scholarships, special events, leadership and project winners; competition in 4-H Project Achievement & Leadership in Action as well as tours, donor visits and lots of activities. From scholarships to project competition, youth and… Read more

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Buzz: Next Walk With a Doc set for Aug. 18. $50,000 grant for Georgia Northwestern’s aviation program from Delta Foundation.

Buzz: Next Walk With a Doc set for Aug. 18. $50,000 grant for Georgia Northwestern’s aviation program from Delta Foundation.

    The next edition of Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, and will feature Harbin Clinic Cardiologist Dr. Himanshu Patel and ENT Dr. Brandon Miller. They’ll give a quick health chat at Bridgepoint Plaza followed by a two-mile walk along Kingfisher Trail. “At Walk with a… Read more

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Education: New Floyd Police video answers ‘When do you stop for a school bus?’. French police officers visit GNTC Law Enforcement Academy.

Education: New Floyd Police video answers ‘When do you stop for a school bus?’. French police officers visit GNTC Law Enforcement Academy.

With school starting next week for several school systems around Northwest Georgia, the Floyd County Police Department has produced a video about key safety concerns and steps when it comes to students and their buses. Please see the video above which helps answer this question:  “When do I stop for a bus?” — ‘We hope… Read more

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Education: Garden Lakes goes door-to-door to welcome kids back, hand out books. GNTC Foundation awards scholarships. Donation to help Glenwood Primary’s Innovation Lab and Makerspace Initiative. Digitization grant for Berry.

Education: Garden Lakes goes door-to-door to welcome kids back, hand out books. GNTC Foundation awards scholarships. Donation to help Glenwood Primary’s Innovation Lab and Makerspace Initiative. Digitization grant for Berry.

Garden Lakes Elementary hits the neighborhood to welcome students back. Here’s something we’ve never seen before — faculty and staff from a school flooding the community days before that first bell to welcome the kids back. From Facebook: “Today, we went out into our community to give out some books and tell our students how… Read more

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