Gordon County Schools officials, along with a representative from the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, welcomed educators and community partners to a “lunch and learn” event Tuesday to talk about the future of the school system.
Nine teams from Gordon County Schools, with the help of sponsorship from 4H and Tennessee Valley Robotics, participated in the First Lego League regional robotics competition in Dalton recently.
Gordon County School officials, regional lawmakers, school board members and other guests joined the students and staff of Tolbert Elementary School on Monday morning in celebration of the school’s designation as an Apple Distinguished School.
Bethany Champion, a member of the Sonoraville High School FFA Chapter, was named a national winner in the 2019 National FFA Agriscience Fair at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, recently.
Greater Community Bank’s Donna McEntyre, COO and Calhoun City president, and Jamie Foster, marketing, visited Calhoun High School recently to provide financial literacy to the LeadWorthy Group. This program, led by Lisa Drake and Misty Lewis, prepares students for leadership roles in both th…
The Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) has joined forces with Brasfield & Gorrie and Duffey Southeast Inc. to host construction students from 11-area high schools for the Northwest Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge. The competitions will be held…
Joann Meadows, education chairman for the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 47, recently presented Gordon County Schools’ Superintendent Kimberly Fraker with two baskets of apples in anticipation of National Education Week, which is Nov. 18-22.
Calhoun High School hosted its annual Apply to College Day on Tuesday. Seniors at CHS were provided with the opportunity to meet with college admissions counselors, submit college applications, as well as speak to recruiters from the Armed Services.
Randy Wheat, maintenance director for the Town of Resaca, was honored during the November meeting of the Gordon County Board of Education for his Community Connection to Tolbert Elementary School.
Danny Lowrance, who currently serves as the District Instructional Coordinator of Math and Science, was recently chosen as the new assistant principal for Ashworth Middle School. Mr. Lowrance will replace Marilark Murray, who will retire at the end of the semester.
Two Georgia Northwestern Technical College students were recently chosen by the Jake Puryear Detachment 1020, Rome Marine Corps League to receive grants of $1,000 each based on letters submitted by the students to the league.
The Gordon County Board of Education rejected Monday evening the only bid received to build a new press box at Gordon Central High School’s Ratner Stadium.
The Gordon Central High School theater department won the 2A state title at the Georgia High School Association One Act Play competition this weekend with their performance of “Bright Star.”
Two people were killed in separate car crashes over the weekend — one was a Calhoun resident who was struck in a Whitfield County hit and run and another was a Cumming resident who crashed on the interstate in Calhoun.
Congratulations to the Red Bud Middle School teacher and staff of the month recipients. Pictured, from left, are Violet Lapikas, Rosie Silvers, Principal Amy Stewart, Kristen Matherly and Jennifer Angel. These ladies were chosen by their peers for their hard work and dedication to students f…
The Calhoun Gordon County Retired Educators Association’s annual scholarship auction is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 20, but tickets for the event must be purchased by Friday, Nov. 15, for those looking to attend.
Calhoun Primary and Elementary schools hosted their 10th annual Veterans Day program this morning. A crowd of more than 400 enjoyed breakfast, student performances, the raising of the flag and the veteran’s parade.
Hundreds gathered to salute and pay tribute to veterans at Gordon Central High School on Monday morning. Retired and enlisted military officials and their loved ones were honored with patriotic music, customs and speeches at the Veterans Day ceremony presented by the Gordon Central JROTC.
The Calhoun Middle School debate team had a number of wins at the November tournament for the Atlanta Urban Debate League at Vickery Creek Middle School in Cumming recently. In all, the team won 13 medals.
The Calhoun City and Gordon County school systems are seeking input into next year’s school calendar and have distributed an online survey in the effort.
The Georgia Department of Education announced this week that the graduation rate for students involved in Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs has risen to 96.54% in Georgia. This rate, which applies to students who complete a Career Pathway, exceeds the statewide gr…
The Gordon Central High School FFA wreath sale has begun, and students are offering 18-inch handmade wreaths crafted with fresh, mixed greenery.
Calhoun resident Brandon Dyer told judges of a car accident caused by a distracted driver that left him severely injured but put him on the path to obtaining his General Education Development diploma, and now his marketing management degree, through Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC).
Calhoun City Schools will host its 14th annual technology competition on Thursday, Nov. 21. Winners of that competition will travel to regional competition in January and, possibly, to state in March.
Belwood Elementary School partnered with Calhoun First Baptist Church to host a community Bright Little Minds Mom’s Morning Out on Monday. School officials say great information and resources were provided to support early language and literacy development. Parents were able to ask questions…
During the month of October, one Calhoun Primary and Calhoun Elementary student from each homeroom, grades kindergarten through fifth, were selected by their teacher for demonstrating the character trait “courage.”
Calhoun High School students taking Spanish as a foreign language with Lucila Thompson or Adriana Welborn presented an exhibition of the Spanish language and culture recently.
Calhoun High School is fortunate to offer the GRAD Scholar Program to support high school graduation. The purpose of this new program is to recognize and support those students who are struggling academically, behaviorally, and/or personally but have the desire and capability of graduating f…
Jake Raines climbed into his GRT race car, clicked the steering wheel into place, and fired up the engine, revving it so loud students in nearby buildings poked their heads out to investigate the sound, on Tuesday afternoon at Calhoun High School. His racing partner, Brandon Putnam, held his…
Recently the Gordon County 4-H State Champion Dairy Judging Team was able to compete at the National Dairy Judging Contest in Madison, Wisconsin, representing the state of Georgia in the 4-H division of the contest.
Jennifer Smith, English teacher at Calhoun High School, attended the fall meeting for the Georgia School Superintendent Teacher Advisory Council. This included participating in a teacher listening session presided by State Superintendent Richard Woods, General Assembly-Governor’s Staff and J…
The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) announced this week the appointment of Jim Langford as its new executive director. Langford brings many years of business, public service and nonprofit experience to the organization, most recently as the co-founder and president of…
Local legislators and community and school leaders got a hands-on look at agriculture in Gordon County last Tuesday, Oct. 22, when they took part in the Gordon County Young Farmer’s county-wide agriculture program visit.
The Gordon County Chamber of Commerce Drugs Don’t Work Task Force organized and presented its annual Red Ribbon Week Art Reception recently at the Harris Arts Center.
Members of the Board of Education, School Governance Teams and the Calhoun College and Career Academy Board of Directors met last week to engage in meaningful discussions about school improvement efforts.
Students and staff at Fairmount Elementary will have new pencils, pens, paper and notebooks this week thanks to a donation of more than $3,000 worth of school supplies from Calhoun’s local Office Depot store.
Calhoun City Schools has a mission statement that guides the decisions and focus of the school system in every aspect. That mission is to inspire ALL students to become lifelong learners in the pursuit of excellence.
Gordon County Schools saw an increase in state accountability scores over those of 2018. CCRPI scores were released today by the Georgia Department of Education. The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability measurement as required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Gordon County 4-H’ers had major showings with their livestock during the Georgia National Fair Oct. 3-13. The fair hosted shows including the Georgia Junior National State Market Goat and Market Lamb Show as well as the steer, heifer, market heifer, commercial dairy heifer, breeding ewes, ma…
Gordon Central High School thespians won their fourth consecutive Region One-Act play competition with a performance of “Bright Star” on Thursday, Oct. 24, at Model High School. The performers, led by a team of seniors who have never lost at regionals, will now travel to Thomaston on Nov. 9 …
The goal of Governor Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia initiative is to graduate an additional 250,000 college students by 2020 with relevant postsecondary degrees for an ever-changing workforce. One of the programs created to help achieve that goal is Realizing Educational Achievement …
Several students were awarded for their Drugs Don’t Work poster design contest entries. Pictured from left are Zachary Hill (second place), Isabelle Fantom (first place), Ava Hall (third place) and Red Bud Middle School Principal Amy Stewart.
Student artists from across Calhoun and Gordon County took a visible stand against drugs on Monday evening at the Harris Arts Center, where their Red Ribbon Week posters were on display for parents and community members to admire.
Calhoun City Schools will receive a $153,750 grant from the Department of Justice to address school violence, announced United States Attorney Byung J. Pak of the Northern District of Georgia on Tuesday.
Students were honored at the fourth annual REACH Georgia Scholars signing ceremony for Gordon County Schools on Monday. REACH Georgia is a mentoring and scholarship program providing promising students the support to graduate from high school and achieve post-secondary success.
Dozens of officials past and present gathered at the new Calhoun City Schools central office Monday morning to officially cut the ceremonial ribbon and open the doors for the public.
Four Ashworth Middle School sixth-grade students completed an audition with Mrs. Latimer last week and were selected to participate in Sixth Grade Statewide Honor Chorus.
Sam Thomas, general manager of WJTH Radio Station, is proud to announce, and welcome, Vickie McEntire to the position of media account executive. McEntire is a Calhoun native and received the 2018 Georgia Author of the Year Award for her second children’s book, Little Bird & Myrtle Turtle.