Education

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s new president stopped by the Gordon County campus on Wednesday to talk shop with the people who work there.

Pope completes Modern Woodmen training

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.

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.