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Classes at St. Mary’s Catholic School back in session

Classes started Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic School and students made the best of their time.

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Thursday 05/01/2014
Robots, test labs wow 4th-graders touring Floyd County College and Career Academy
Posted: May 01, 2014

Fourth-graders get excited about robots, and building things, and amazing ways to cut metal, and watching someone get hauled up in a harness. However, these things usually don’t happen in their classroom.

Monday 04/28/2014
4 friends in perfect harmony: Rome High quartet creates music, reputation for winning
Posted: April 28, 2014

Making music seems to be second nature to the four juniors who make up Rome High’s Boys’ Quartet. Winning also seems to be becoming a habit.

Tuesday 04/22/2014
Young Romans looks at combined chorus, Washington, D.C., trip
Posted: April 22, 2014

Coming in Wednesday’s Young Romans, we see how a county-wide collaboration can pay off.

Tuesday 04/15/2014
Young Romans features Main Elementary, Armuchee High School
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Coming in Wednesday’s Young Romans, we visit Main Elementary School and spend a morning with students learning about “The Great Fire” in Amanda Mayo’s sixth-grade class and get some math tutoring from Mrs. Whitaker’s fourth-grade class.

Tuesday 04/08/2014
Garden Lakes Elementary celebration featured in Young Romans
Posted: April 08, 2014

Students at Garden Lakes Elementary had a lot of fun in the sun as they celebrated at the end-of-year SCANA Energy Homework Center event. The sunny, warm weather was perfect as kids played tug-of-war, ran relays, took silly pictures and slid down an inflatable slide. The Shorter University baseball team helped out and the mascot was there to cheer on the kids. After the fun, students could cool off with frozen yogurt.

Saturday 04/05/2014
‘I do’ to friendship: Kindergarten Wedding becomes a shared memory for students
Posted: April 05, 2014

The bride wore the traditional white gown with a train and the church was filled with friends and family, as well as those who remembered their time walking down the aisle.

Tuesday 04/01/2014
March 2014 Young Artists
Posted: April 01, 2014

Every day, a different young artist's artwork is featured on the front page of the Rome News-Tribune. Here is a gallery of young artist images from March's front pages.

Wednesday 03/26/2014
Pepperell students get mill-life history lesson
Updated: June 29, 2014 - 8:58 pm

Students at Pepperell Elementary School were treated to a history lesson Tuesday that was very close to home with a journey through the history of Lindale and Pepperell schools.

Monday 03/24/2014
The show must go on: Model’s musical performance triumphs over busy schedule
Posted: March 24, 2014

The cast of “The Fantasticks” at Model High has faced many ups and downs in getting their production of the musical going.

Sunday 03/23/2014
Model High band marches at Walt Disney World in Orlando
Posted: March 23, 2014

Members of the Model High Band, under the direction of Tim Burton and Brandi Crider, entertained visitors to Walt Disney World in Orlando recently.

Saturday 03/22/2014
Regular spring turkey season begins today
Posted: March 22, 2014

The loud noises from the woods this morning may well have been the sound of a shotgun as turkey hunters headed out at sunrise to mark the start of the regular spring turkey season.

Unity Christian students take part in science fair at Shorter
Posted: March 22, 2014

A gasp composed of part disgust and part surprise was heard as Beth Loomis looked under the microscope.

Friday 03/07/2014
Historic figures come to life in Darlington ‘wax museum’
Posted: March 07, 2014

Watching the father of the Internet and one of the founders of Apple play on an iPad together is an unusual experience, but if you’d stepped into the Huffman Athletic Center at Darlington Thursday, you would have seen it.

Thursday 03/06/2014
Innovative math program at Southeast Elementary makes difference in student class improvement
Posted: March 06, 2014

Southeast Elementary School is a busy place to be right now, and it is all because of one of the core components of every child’s education: Math.

Wednesday 03/05/2014
Model senior earns $1,000 Comcast scholarship
Updated: March 06, 2014 - 2:25 am

Laura Graben, a senior at Model High School, has earned a $1,000 2014 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship. Graben can use the money next school year at a college or university.
Graben has a 4.0 GPA as a student in the Honors Preparatory program at Model High. She has earned many academic honors including course awards in Honors Biology, Spanish III, Honors American Literature, Honors World History, Honors Chemistry, AP Calculus and AP World History.  She won the excellence in Anatomy and Physiology award and has been inducted into the National Honor Society. Graben was selected for the Governor's Honors program in math at the local and state level as a sophomore and junior.  She is in the Model SAT/ACT 1700 Club, represents the school on the Student Advisory Board, served as Key Club vice-president as a junior and president as a senior, and was selected as the Optimist Student of the Month for September, 2013.  
Graben is also active in the sports program at Model.  She is on the girl's soccer team, cross country team, and the volleyball team.

Accomplishments inside the classroom and in extracurricular activities have earned Graben early admission status at the University of Georgia.

Family, educators gather for Optimists’ annual Terrific Kid Awards Banquet
Posted: March 05, 2014

Words of encouragement and appreciation flowed freely Tuesday night as students who make a difference in the lives of educators got their recognition.

Tuesday 03/04/2014
Model Middle School places first at quiz bowl
Updated: March 05, 2014 - 3:29 am

If you want to see the quietest, yet obviously jubilant, celebrations ever, look no further than the second-floor hallway at the Sheffield-Thompson Building at Shorter University during quiz bowl competition.
Students, their families and teachers paused to check out the sheets of paper posted on the wall that kept track of team scores for the day.
Seventh-graders from Coosa Middle School immediately tried to shout, but when shushed by parents because of competition still going on, began to whisper “yesssssss” and perform the world’s most silent high fives. Parents joined in with the hushed happiness, taking photos of the scores and smiling.
Coosa’s seventh grade placed first for their grade level with a score of 585 at the 12th annual Academic Quiz Bowl for Floyd County Schools. Students in the Kaleidoscope gifted program from the four county middle schools gathered at Shorter University to face each other through nine rounds of tough questions.
Model Middle School’s sixth grade won their grade level with 605, and Armuchee Middle School’s eighth grade won theirs with 830.
Overall, Model Middle School took home the first-place trophy with a total score of 1,700, Armuchee Middle’s team came in second with 1,645, Pepperell Middle School placed third with 1,470 and Coosa Middle School was fourth with 1,455.
“I think the best thing about the quiz bowl is that it is very challenging and fun,” said Brinley Smith, from Coosa Middle’s sixth grade team.
“And you get to meet new people,” chimed in her teammate Kara Middleton.
“This is so important, because it gives the kids an opportunity to be exposed to a college environment,” said Allison Espy, who works with the gifted program at Floyd County School’s central office and also teaches at Garden Lakes Elementary. “They also get to really experience teamwork and competition.”
Other teachers helping with the event agree that the whole day is a great experience for their students.
“One of the kids on the team came up to me saying, ‘Yes! I got a sports question right!’,” laughed Crissy Arrington, gifted teacher at Pepperell Elementary. “He was just so happy. Another student told me he was so excited he couldn’t even sleep last night.”
“It is really good to see them so excited about academics,” agreed Apryl Hawkins, who oversees all the high school gifted programs at Floyd County Schools and also is in charge of the intern program.
Many of Hawkins’ interns, high school students in Floyd County, were helping out at the quiz bowl, keeping score and turning in score sheets to the command center so the teachers could post the scores. Several of them made comments about the stiff competition between the middle school teams.
Parents also enjoyed the event.
“It is an honor to see them,” said Jonathan Bartleson, whose son, Aaron, was on the Model sixth grade team. “My wife was here this morning watching and I came for the afternoon. We had so much fun preparing for this. You just cannot believe the amount of anticipation it builds.”
One heartfelt statement from a retired gifted teacher who came to the quiz bowl to read questions for the day, may sum it up best.
“Every time I worry about the future of the nation, I think about quiz bowl,” said Kay New. “When I am here, I thoroughly enjoy the day. To look out at these faces and see the sportsmanship and how they work together, it is a wonderful thing.”

Battle of the brains: Alto Park Elementary takes 1st place in annual Quiz Bowl
Updated: March 04, 2014 - 8:02 am

Students and their families scurried through the hallways between rounds of questions Monday, and then secluded themselves in classrooms where the sound of buzzers indicated the competition had commenced.

Sunday 03/02/2014
Business partnerships help High School 101 students get head start on job market
Posted: March 02, 2014

In an age where technology is changing more rapidly than ever before, the importance of developing a workforce capable of meeting the needs of business and industry is also greater than ever.

February 2014 Young Artists
Posted: March 02, 2014

Every day, a different young artist's artwork is featured on the front page of the Rome News-Tribune. Here is a gallery of young artist images from February's front pages.