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Nicholas Mayes began his investment in RMS 17 for 17 by participating in the 17 minutes of silence at Rome Middle School to honor the 17 students who lost their lives in Parkland, Fla. He set a personal goal he has asked the RMS Leadership Team to adopt, which is to meet 17 new people during…

Wells Hernandez picked classmates who he thought could use kind words and developed ways to show them kindness as part of the RMS 17 for 17 efforts. Using text messages, notes placed inside lockers and the school’s Instagram page, Hernandez worked to show kindness to those who he felt needed…

Rome High hosted family members and community leadership for the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education completion ceremony held to recognize students who have completed their CTAE Pathways in 2018. Rome High’s gymnasium filled with students who have completed pathways in Audio/Video T…

Saja Khatib helped to get her classmates involved in 17 for 17 by posting pictures and inspirational quotes to the school’s Instagram page. She also helped with finding 17 quotes about sharing kindness used in Rome Middle’s morning announcements. This project, 17 for 17, is Rome Middle Schoo…

Paige Crabtree helped to decorate a billboard with materials announcing 17 for 17 to students at Rome Middle School. The objective for students with the RMS Leadership Team was to get the word out about 17 for 17 and encourage them to find ways to be kind to each other.

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Every spring students from the Career Technical Instruction program at the Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy attend the CTI Spring Leadership Conference at Rock Eagle in Eatonton. This year around 600 students from across the state met to participate in a variety of activities …

Gracie Benefield served on the quote committee for Rome Middle’s Leadership Team. She helped to find one of 17 quotes read during the morning announcements. All of the quotes are inspirational and meant to spread kindness throughout the school for 17 days. This project, 17 for 17, is Rome Mi…

Cate Mendes helped to find inspirational quotes used on the RMS17for17 Instagram page. She specifically chose quotes that would help her classmates stop and think about being kind to others, and how others may feel when they are being bullied. This project, 17 for 17, is Rome Middle School’s…

If hard work in the classroom pays off, then Jaaie Varshney has just hit the jackpot. After a rigorous application process, she has been named UGA Foundation Fellow which is the highest academic opportunity the university offers.

Cate Mendes helped to find inspirational quotes used on the RMS17for17 Instagram page. She specifically chose quotes that would help her classmates stop and think about being kind to others, and how others may feel when they are being bullied. This project, 17 for 17, is Rome Middle School’s…

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Tales of sea explorations stymied by monsters, dragons stealing away a king and queen and mermaid friends fending off a shark attack on their castle filled Thatcher Hall on the Darlington School campus Thursday for the Fourth-Grade Fantasy Film and Storytelling Festival.

Emma Mendes assisted in the Rome Middle School 17 for 17 efforts by advertising the project and by developing inspirational quotes passed along through the school’s morning announcements. She also helped to design the 17 for 17 Instragram page used for posting kind words and suggesting ways …

Emma Breithaupt worked on the kindness quote committee and the advertising committee of the RMS Leadership Team, and she also helped to decorate the billboard announcing 17 for 17 to RMS students. Her focus, however, was advertising 17 for 17 and making all of her classmates aware of their e…

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The Rome Board of Education will meet in the cafeteria of Rome High School at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday for its regular meeting, in which the high school will be the feature of the Focus on Student Achievement segment.

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Members of the Rome High JROTC took to the skies recently, many of them experiencing their first flight and some even getting a chance to try their hand at the controls.

Unity Christian School hosted its annual fundraising event on April 2 at The Forum. This year’s event was a benefit dinner featuring speaker Ben Watson where nearly 500 guests from Rome and the surrounding areas joined to celebrate the school’s 20-year anniversary and support the mission and…

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From dinosaurs to Shakespeare, the creativity of students at Rome City Schools has been acknowledged by the Young Georgia Authors Association as several of them were awarded first and second place in competition.

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On Thursday Rome Middle School’s tech teacher, Aubrey Thornton, and Rome High School’s, Mike Beavers, were awarded a grant from Educational Sports Entertainment (ESE) Network that gifted a substantial amount of audio/visual equipment to the schools’ tech program.

This project, 17 for 17, is Rome Middle School’s way of honoring the Parkland 17 who lost their lives as a result of school violence and a way to create a healthy culture at RMS. For the next 17 days, students will implement 17 acts of kindness throughout the school. Marin O’Neal designed a …

Emily Self contributed to the 17 for 17 efforts by creating inspirational posters hanging in the hallways of Rome Middle School. She also found kind words of encouragement used for random cards of kindness placed in students’ lockers. This project, 17 for 17, is Rome Middle School’s way of h…

Molly Carpenter, an eighth-grade student who is part of Rome Middle School's Leadership Team, helped to craft kind messages that will be anonymously taped to student's lockers around the school. During zero period, students are encouraged to see members of the RMS Leadership Team for the car…

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Floyd County Schools plans to open an online academy at the start of next school year for students who may not be suited to the standard structure of a school day.

Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps President Jennifer Lopez gives the award for Cadet of the Month to Anthony Frazier during the annual Military Ball which was held on March 10 at the Ford Dining Hall in Berry College. The Military Ball is an annual formal function that is cadet…

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A Pepperell Middle School social studies teacher is heading out Tuesday for a weeklong educational trip to Cyprus, where she aims to gain direct experience of an area covered in sixth-grade standards and develop engaging lessons for her students.

The Floyd County Board of Education will look to approve personnel changes this morning that include the retirement of Superintendent John Jackson and placing media specialists at Glenwood Primary and Alto Park Elementary schools.

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The Rome Board of Education will pick up its discussion on possibly providing funding for the South Rome Early Learning Center, along with potentially taking action on an HVAC project at elementary schools gym and purchasing buses during tonight’s meeting.

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story which ran in Friday's Rome News-Tribune incorrectly stated recovered funds returned to Floyd County Schools Wednesday afternoon were all from the proceeds of an auction of seized and forfeited items in a RICO case. Some of the returned funds did c…