More than 160 community, business and education leaders came together last week to discuss the 2020-2025 Five Year Strategic Plan for Calhoun City Schools.
Calhoun City School congratulated Calhoun High School junior Emma Gallman this week for being selected for Georgia All State Art Symposium for her photograph “Playing with the Sky”.
Faculty and staff at Georgia Northwestern Technical College have nominated seven of their peer instructors for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction competition.
The Gordon County Schools Board of Education approved a new calendar for the 2020-2021 academic year and decided to move forward with work on two potential Education Local Option Sales Tax (ELOST) projects, including the development of a Sonoraville High School baseball field and repaving at…
Calhoun City Schools hosted its first meeting of the year on Tuesday to discuss the system’s 2020-2025 Five Year Strategic Plan, and Superintendent Michele Taylor explained that feedback from the participants of the event will be used to further shape the plan that was discussed.
Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College students have been selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, according to Trish Wiggins, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.
Each month students at Fairmount Elementary School are recognized for displaying positive character traits through the Character Ed Chick-fil-A Core Essentials Program.
Calhoun Elementary recognized the Huddle House “Write to Win” recipients for January this week. Students whose writing was selected will earn free meals at Huddle House for a month and their writing will be on display in the restaurant for patrons to enjoy while dining. School officials said…
Kristi Langham, school nurse at Red Bud Middle School, has been named the GCS 2nd Mile Award winner for the month of December. Langham was nominated by a number of her coworkers at Red Bud Middle School, including her principal, Amy Stewart.
Gordon County Schools' Community Connection Award for January was recently awarded to Rosellen Burns. Burns was nominated by the district's student services staff for her work throughout the community with children in need.
The Gordon County Board of Education named a new director of Human Resources and two new district instructional coordinators during its meeting on Monday, Jan. 13.
The Gordon County School System is currently looking for 24 mentors to work with first grade students on sight words and other literacy efforts as part of its new reading program, GET READING. Literacy Liaison Brooke Stone said three training sessions remain for potential volunteers looking …
A handful of community “celebrities” tried their best to guide a variety of farm animals around the ring at the Gordon County Livestock Pavilion on Friday night after a quick lesson from members of the Gordon County Young Farmers.
Red Bud Middle School hosted its annual spelling bee on Thursday Jan. 9, with 36 participants. In the end, the winner of the spelling bee was seventh-grader Maleigha Cochran.
As a new year gets underway at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), two new administrators have come aboard to oversee Academic Affairs at the college as well as its Foundation.
Calhoun City Schools will be working with Deb Page, president of The Institute for Performance Improvement, to begin its 2020-2025 Five Year Strategic Plan, the school system announced Monday.
After his retirement this last April, Pete McDonald entrusted his second in command at Georgia Northwestern Technical College to take his place.
Calhoun City Schools announced this week that two employees have been named to principal positions and will began those roles in January.
Gordon County Schools released a draft of the proposed 2020-2021 school calendar this week, and the GCS Board of Education will consider the schedule for approval at their January meeting.
The Gordon County Board of Education approved Gordon Central alumnus Tim Watkins as the director of transportation and Heather Hunt as lead nurse for Gordon County Schools this week during a called meeting.
For visitors walking the halls at Calhoun Elementary and Primary schools on Monday, the day may have looked like any other — unless they peeked inside any of the classrooms.
At its meeting on Monday evening, the Calhoun City Schools Board of Education approved a resolution requesting the assistance of the Georgia Department of Education Facilities Section in crafting its new five-year local facilities plan. It must be completed by March 15, 2020.
Fairmount Elementary School students recently participated in the school’s first-ever SHOP WITH A COP event and all involved had a wonderful time.
Ten Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) law enforcement students graduated from Basic Law Enforcement Training Classes #201901 and #201902 on Thursday, Dec. 12, during a ceremony held at the Conference Center on the Gordon County Campus.
Michele Taylor, superintendent of Calhoun City Schools, is one of 12 superintendents currently serving on Gov. Brian Kemp's Superintendents' Advisory Council. Taylor and Calhoun City Schools' Board Chair Eddie Reeves were recently invited to the governor's mansion for a Christmas dinner with…
Nearly 300 graduating seniors at Calhoun High School will be exposed to education and career options local to the Northwest Georgia region as part of Senior Career Day on Friday, Jan. 17. Currently, the high school and event co-sponsor Junior Achievement of Georgia are looking for volunteers…
Red Bud Elementary School was honored at the December Gordon County Board of Education meeting for their designation from the Georgia Department of Education as a Title I Reward school.
Shea Smith was honored by the Gordon County Board of Education and North Georgia National Bank for her work with the school system's community outreach groups in schools throughout the district.
Christy Nicholson was recently named Gordon County Schools' 2nd Mile Award winner for the month of October. Christy is a valued member of the district's nutrition department and works in the cafeteria at Sonoraville Elementary School.
According to enrollment numbers gathered by the Technical College System of Georgia, Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has seen a 15.7% enrollment increase between the fall 2018 and fall 2019 semesters.
Several local high school students will be headed to the state SkillsUSA competition in March after placing at the region event held at Georgia Northwestern Technical College recently.
Calhoun Primary School recognized their Huddle House “Write to Win” recipients for December on Monday. Students whose writing was selected will earn free meals at Huddle House for a month and their writing will be on display in the restaurant for patrons to enjoy while dining.
The Gordon County Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday to reinstate the position of assistant superintendent following a recommendation for the move by Superintendent Kimberly Fraker. The decision also came after an efficiency and effectiveness review conducted by Education Planner…
Youth from the Calhoun High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently participated in a leadership conference held at the FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington.
Calhoun High School Leadworthy students traveled to Marietta to present at the Flip Flippen, Capturing Kids’ Hearts Flagship Event recently. The event audience was comprised of teachers, principals and superintendents from across the state.
Before Thanksgiving break, sixth-grade students at Red Bud Middle School completed a "Snack Tectonics" lab in science class. Students used graham crackers, fruit rollups and frosting to demonstrate the different types of Earth's tectonic plate boundaries and their motions. Afterward, studen…
Another holiday tradition was honored this week as the American Legion Post No. 47 hosted their annual Christmas party for the area’s Special Olympics participants.
The produce section of the Calhoun Walmart doubled as a concert hall on Thursday as the United Way of Gordon County hosted choral groups from each of the local schools during the Singing for Toys event.
The Fairmount City Police Department purchased and donated dozens of coats for students at Fairmount Elementary School recently. "We are so genuinely thankful!" said music teacher Jayme Crowley.
The Calhoun Bowling Center was a bustle of activity on Tuesday as the Gordon County Special Olympics hosted their annual event for about 200 athletes.
During the month of November, one student from each homeroom at Calhoun Primary and Calhoun Elementary schools was selected by their teacher for demonstrating the character trait “honor.”
Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) nine-county service area will exit the Dalton Convention Center on Thursday, Dec. 5, armed with the technical training needed to kick start their careers.
Fourth-graders at Calhoun Elementary School have been learning to embrace the challenges of reading more difficult texts in their current reading unit of study: “Reading the Weather, Reading the World.”
The Georgia Department of Education recognized this week a handful of the top-performing and most improved schools in the state, and Red Bud Elementary School was named a Title I Reward School.
Two Gordon Central High School students placed first in their respective categories and another nabbed third at the 2019 Northwest Skills Challenge in Cedartown recently.
Calhoun City Schools recently announced that Robyn Greeson was selected by her peers to represent the Calhoun Middle and High School campus as their Staff Member of the Year for 2019-2020.
Exactly 100 youth participated at the 2019 Cartersville Area Georgia 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Competition hosted by Georgia 4-H and Georgia Cotton Commission recently at Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville.
The Gordon Central High School automotive engine build team placed 17th at annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas during the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Dual National Championship.