A woman was airlifted to a Atlanta area hospital following a wreck on Highway 278 in front of the Department of Driver Services near the U.S. Highway 27 bypass, according to Capt. Felix White of the Cedartown Fire Department.
For the first time ever, Walmart is offering teachers across the country 10 percent savings on classroom supplies. The retailer announced the teacher-exclusive savings event as data shows 53 percent of teachers received less in funding last year. Walmart has donated more than $20 million to U.S. educators in the last five years.
A local father and daughter have teamed up to raise money for Lundy Christian Academy with a preserves sale. The duo of Marina and her father Mark Hilbert have been picking wild blackberries and preserving them, selling them for $5 a jar. The nine-year-old set a goal of raising $100, but is looking to surpass it. Those interested in preserves can call or text 706-528-8730.
Polk School District’s nutrition program has received a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant, totaling $155,749.
Polk County students from third to eighth grade all have one thing in common this year, according to CRCT results released earlier in the month for the school level: the kids know their reading and language arts.
Summer school at Northside Elementary has focused on all things natural so far as visits from David Tucker of Coosa River Basin Initiative and social studies teacher Matt Foster’s field trip to Big Spring Park.
Community members and a former teacher are protesting the cancellation of two programs at Cedartown High School, and made their frustrations known to the Board of Education during their monthly meeting.
Tristan Walker, a student at Cedartown High School, was among the winners at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.
Rosa Chumpitaz, a teacher with Tallatoona Head Start in Rome, was presented with the GEDD Award during a recent ceremony held on the Gordon County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC).
June 12, 2014 – The percentage of Georgia’s 8th graders exceeding standards in all content-area Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) increased this year, including an eight percentage point increase in reading. Grade 8 students showed a two percentage point increase in English language arts, a three percentage point increase in mathematics, a three percentage point increase in science, and a two percentage point increase in social studies.
Sheliah Hogg was selected as the first recipient of the David Adam Scholarship to attend Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC). The scholarship was established by the Ronald Adam family in memory of David Wayne Adam (1971-1988) a student at Cedartown High School.
Polk County Schools can still find room for improvement after the state Department of Education released districtwide Criterion Referenced Competency Test scores last week.
Dalton, Georgia’s, Mario Trejo claimed the National Phi Beta Lambda competition title in Justice Administration on June 27. Trejo, a student of Georgia Northwestern’s Whitfield Murray Campus, finished first among competitors from the nation’s largest colleges and universities at the Nashville, Tennessee, contest.
The Polk County Board of Education approved their budget in front of only a couple of witnesses ahead of the beginning of the 2015 fiscal year on July 1, along with a whole slate of new hires for the coming school year.
Youth Summerfest 2014 is celebrating its 16th year on Saturday, July 26.
The Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring is currently recruiting for the upcoming school year.
The percentage of Georgia's 8th graders exceeding standards in all content-area Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) increased this year, including an eight percentage point increase in reading. Grade 8 students showed a two percentage point increase in English language arts, a three percentage point increase in mathematics, a three percentage point increase in science, and a two percentage point increase in social studies.
A group of technical college executives from throughout Georgia have been honored as graduates of the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) Executive Leadership Academy.
The Polk County Board of Education have hired some new employees, including new band directors for Cedartown and Rockmart Middle Schools, as they honored those educators and staff who have retired this year.
Polk County Schools celebrated the retirement of 35 employees at the end of this school year, including Rockmart High School football coach Dan Duff and Westside Elementary principal Ray Hammett.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) saw the first group of its GED graduating class cross the stage Thursday night at the Colonnade in Ringgold, Georgia. The June 12 ceremony was the first of two to take place in Northwest Georgia honoring the 677 GED graduates that have earned their diplomas this past year.