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GNTC offering free GED practice tests

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is offering free practice tests from January 26 to February 28, 2015 to all current or potential adult students at one of the local Adult Education Learning Centers in GNTC’s nine county service area. The free practice test must be taken at a GNTC Learning Center.

  • icon Posted: January 26

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Wednesday 01/14/2015
RMS names Students of Month
Posted: January 14, 2015

Students of the month for December have been announced at Rockmart Middle School.

School district leadership makes smooth transition
Posted: January 14, 2015

The leadership change on the Polk School District board went smoothly as Harold McDurmon took over chairmanship from Jane Hamlett.

Tuesday 01/13/2015
College and Career Academy board hears updates
Posted: January 13, 2015

The first full meeting of Polk County’s College and Career Academy board gathered to start off their hard work of putting together the resources needed for the new facility.

Friday 01/09/2015
Tallapoosa Circuit Judge Meng Lim visits schools before holiday break in Rockmart
Posted: January 09, 2015

Newly sworn in Tallapoosa circuit Superior Court Judge Meng Lim made a visit to a local school to speak about the role of government to Eastside Elementary third graders following their work on the subject area before the holiday break.

Thursday 01/08/2015
Polk School District receives Apple Distinguished Program Award
Posted: January 08, 2015

Polk School District is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2014-2016 for its implementation of the Mobile Minds Program. The Instructional Technology Team of Mobile Minds Specialists assist teachers in specific content areas to help create innovative lessons as we transform the delivery of instruction with engaging technology lessons to foster the 21st century classroom learner.

Wednesday 01/07/2015
Polk school officials to allow extra time for bus riders Thursday morning, attendance up following winter break
Posted: January 07, 2015

School officials are keeping an eye on the thermometer during the middle of the week as temperatures well below freezing are expected overnight.

Tuesday 01/06/2015
New commissioner, school board member sworn in by Smith
Updated: January 06, 2015 - 3:39 pm

Judge Linda Smith (left) stands with Marshelle Thaxton, Jennifer Hulsey and Jason Ward before ceremonies swearing them into office for the Polk County Board of Commissions to start new terms this year.

Thursday 12/25/2014
Construction work coming in spring for schools
Posted: December 25, 2014

The Polk School District might have most of the plans in hand they need to start work at Eastside Elementary and Rockmart High School, but it will likely be early spring before any construction starts at either school.

Tuesday 12/23/2014
School board to meet in Rockmart for community session on Jan. 6
Posted: December 23, 2014

An award presentation at the January community input and work session of the Polk County Board of Education is prompting a move of location for the coming meeting.

Sunday 12/21/2014
School board celebrates College and Career grants, board member Susan Berry’s final meeting of term
Posted: December 21, 2014

A celebration of the holidays and of Polk School District’s $3.1 million grant for the new College and Career Academy were center focus at the Board of Education’s final meeting for 2014.

Saturday 12/20/2014
Cedartown Middle students find homeroom enriching
Posted: December 20, 2014

Students at Cedartown Middle School are working to improve themselves in more ways than just on their report cards. Principal Tamra Walker said students are back at work in their homeroom periods for the second year in a row to participate in Student Enrichment Activities.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
Covenant Christian School chorus to appear on Atlanta-area Christmas special
Posted: December 16, 2014

Local schoolkids will be featured on an Atlanta-area Christmas television special later on this week.

Christmas vacation to start early in Polk County because of sickness
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 12:38 am

An outbreak of the flu, or illnesses with flu-like symptoms, is prompting the Polk School District to release students from classes earlier than they expected for the winter break.

Shorter University senior speaks at state education conference
Posted: December 16, 2014

Rome, Ga. — When 300 Georgia educators gathered at the 2014 Professional Standards Commission’s edTPA Technical Assistance Conference to learn about a new teacher certification assessment program, Shorter University senior education major Kaitlynn Cantrell was the one teaching the lesson.

Polk County 6-year-old awarded for saving family from fire
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Students thought they were coming to see slimy snakes and lizards at Young’s Grove Elementary in a late week treat. However before the activities started, administrators at the school had a special award to give out.

Friday 12/12/2014
Walker County student is GNTC's EAGLE representative
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Christian Harrington of Walker County has been chosen to represent Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) at the EAGLE Leadership Institute March 16-18, 2015, in Atlanta.

RMS recognizes students of the month for November
Posted: December 12, 2014

Students of the Month for November at Rockmart Middle School have been announced.

Wednesday 12/10/2014
Cedartown Middle hosting Internet Safety Night Thursday
Posted: December 10, 2014

Cedartown Middle School students and parents who want to learn more about the dangers on the internet will have an opportunity to take part in an educational night at the school Thursday night.

Tuesday 12/09/2014
Trey Kelley visits with local students
Posted: December 09, 2014

State Rep. Trey Kelley made a recent visit with Westside Elementary School fifth graders during a local trip to the school at the beginning of December. He spoke with students about his duties and responsibilities at the state Capitol. 

Friday 12/05/2014
Rockmart High School Wins $25,000 Celebrate My Drive Grant for Teen Driver Safety Efforts
Posted: December 05, 2014

Celebrate My Drive, powered by State Farm®, is pleased to announce Rockmart High School is one of 100 winning high schools, earning a $25,000 grant. They were among 3,283 registered high schools who participated in this year’s program. Students, parents, administrators and the entire community rallied in support of teen drivers, making online safe driving commitments, helping them reach their goal.   This is the second year which Rockmart High School has finished as a grant winner.  

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