Gordon County Extension/4-H had a big week at the Northwest Georgia Regional Fair, coordinating four livestock shows and the livestock judging contest.
Gordon County College and Career Academy CEO and system Director of Communications Amy Parker recently completed the Certified Economic Developer program through the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
Calhoun High School announced Tuesday that freshman Catherine Govignon has been selected to be a part of State Superintendent Richard Woods’ Student Advisory Council. More than 1,000 applications were received this year and only 130 middle and high school students were selected to serve on t…
Gordon County Schools was honored at the 2019 Golden Radish Awards at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Gordon County Schools was awarded a Bronze Radish for excellence in Farm to School.
Most of the 41 members of the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce's Youth Leadership Class gathered on Sunday for an orientation session to kick off the current edition of the annual program.
The Gordon County Board of Education publicly announced Bryan “Bo” Bohannon as its first 2nd Mile Award winner of the 2019-2020 school year at its meeting on Sept. 9. Bohannon was told about the nomination last Friday by Gordon County Schools Superintendent Kimberly Fraker and Lee Rushing, T…
Each week, fourth and fifth grade gifted students from across Gordon County gather at Belwood Elementary School to learn and collaborate together on projects related to robotics and math, literature and drama, science and ecology, geography and careers as part of the school system’s G6 gifte…
Calhoun City Schools Superintendent Michele Taylor said late Wednesday night that in an abundance of caution school officials have requested an additional police presence at Calhoun High School on Thursday.
The cafeteria at Belwood Elementary School was filled with visitors on Tuesday that were a little older than the typical elementary school lunch crowd.
The Gordon County Board of Education announced its intention to maintain the current millage rate of 19.172 mills for the 2019-2020 school year. This is not an increased millage; however, it is an increase over the rollback millage rate of 18 mills.
The Gordon County Board of Education implemented a new three-strike policy meant to curb vaping and e-cigarette usage in schools at its meeting on Monday. The policy went through without a first or second reading because, according to Superintendent Kimberly Fraker, it was not a change to th…
Starting in October, Huddle House of Calhoun will feature 16 pieces of student writing from across Calhoun and Gordon County on its tables each month. Student authors will be given the opportunity to eat for free at Huddle House each day during the month that their work is displayed, and res…
The first two of three public hearings regarding the proposed millage rate for property and education taxes in Calhoun drew little interest from the public from Monday.
The Calhoun City Board of Education is requesting the current millage rate for schools of 17.733 mills be continued for the 2019-2020 school year. This is not an increased millage; however, this is a 12.21% increase over the rollback millage rate.
Calhoun City Schools’ chief financial officer, Dee Wrisley, recently received recognition from the Government Finance Officers Association and was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
The Calhoun High School Band will be loud and proud under the Friday night lights in their new bleachers on the north end zone of Hal Lamb Field at Phil Reeve Stadium.
Gordon County Schools are currently searching for community volunteers to serve in mentorship roles with students across the district as part of its Lunch Buddies program. The program, which is just entering into its second year, fosters positive relationships between mentors and students se…
Calhoun City Schools announced the five teachers of the year on Wednesday for each school level after the winners were celebrated Tuesday afternoon at their respective schools.
Leyner Argueta was diagnosed with Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) in 1997. A year later, his wife, Nina, donated one of her kidneys to save his life. Now, the Argueta family is hoping to find a second life-saving donor.
The Calhoun City Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a change to the district’s employee tobacco use policy to include provisions addressing vaping, e-cigarettes, and CBD and THC products at its meeting on Monday.
Calhoun City Schools was recently made aware of a data security incident related to their AIMSweb 1.0 product by an unauthorized third party. The district is one of 13,000 Pearson clients affected by this incident, which occurred in November 2018.
Gordon County Schools was recently notified by Pearson Clinical Assessment that, in March 2019, they became aware that an unauthorized third party gained access to a set of data related to the AIMSweb 1.0 platform, an instructional product that is used by Gordon County Schools.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) alumnus and SkillsUSA World Team Welder Ryan Fincher of Cedartown will begin the four-day WorldSkills Welding Competition, an elite international competition against the best welders from around the world, on Thursday, Aug. 22, in Kazan, Russia.
Calhoun City Schools has been recognized as an exemplary district that is making a positive impact on all students, including students with disabilities in improving graduation rates. Calhoun’s graduation rate for students with disabilities is 95.2%, one of the highest in the state.
Gordon County Schools was recently notified that the Georgia Department of Education plans to highlight the “great work of Gordon County” on Georgia’s State Systemic Improvement Interactive Map.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has named Selena Magnusson of Chickamauga the new vice president of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success and Melissa (Lisa) Shaw of Chatsworth the new vice president of Adult Education.
At least one student at one of the Gordon County high schools was taken by ambulance to a local hospital while experiencing an illness after using a vaping device, Director of Student Services Mike Evelti told members of the Gordon County School Board during their monthly meeting Monday.
Qualifying for the Calhoun Board of Education begins next Monday, but one current school board member has already announced his plans to retire, while another has said he’ll seek reelection.
Both local superintendents pointed out strong gains by their students on the recently released Georgia Milestones test scores for the 2018-2019 school year, and both school chiefs said the data will be used as they continue to focus on growth in student achievement.
Both to ensure compliance with old regulations and to add clarity about how new technologies will be used ahead of the first day of classes, Calhoun City Schools have updated policies related to dress code and the use of school-provided Chromebooks. New bell and final exam schedules will als…
A teacher’s influence can reach well beyond the individual students they see on a daily basis. This was the message delivered by Stanley Leone, keynote speaker during the Calhoun City Schools teacher assembly ahead of the new school year, which begins next Thursday.
A $6,000 grant from the North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (NGEMC) is providing funding for clothing, shoes, coats, school supplies, hygiene items, extracurricular and graduation fees for Gordon County students. The grant, funded through NGEMC’s Operation Round Up program, will be…
Calhoun City Schools welcomed 33 new teachers and support staff members to the Jacket family this week as they prepare to launch the 2019-2020 school year.
Gordon County Schools Superintendent Kim Fraker told the school system’s teachers and staff on Monday that their stories matter, and how they tell those stories matters too.
Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., announced Tuesday that he is hosting a Congressional App Challenge for middle and high school students in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, which includes Calhoun and Gordon County.
Calhoun City Schools Superintendent Michele Taylor attended last week’s legislative advocacy conference held in Washington, D.C., to talk to lawmakers about her concerns regarding the future of public education.
Kimberly Fraker has been named the finalist for the Gordon County Schools superintendent search as of Thursday. Fraker has previously served Bartow County Schools as chief of leadership and learning.
Alex Addington, a sophomore at Gordon Central High, is one of several students who are a part of the “Apple Peer Mentor Program” at the Gordon County College and Career Academy, the only public school in Georgia to offer this program to students.
While Calhoun City Schools has historically excelled in athletics, they also have a different kind of state champion in their midst, as of last month — the school’s literary team won the state title at the Class 3A literary competition on March 16.
Two local students came away with first-place finishes at the Northwest Georgia RESA Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition, earning the right to advance to the state competition later this month.
“Mohawk Presents Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars Gets Schooled!” will put twenty local high school students onstage at the Calhoun Performing Arts Center for a Student Show on May 30 and a Grand Finale on May 31, with the curtain dropping at 7 p.m. both nights.
Despite detrimental weather threatening the timeline of production, Calhoun City School’s construction of the new Central Office building is still on schedule to be completed by the summer, as per the original plan.