Floyd County Schools hit a testing milestone last school year by earning an average ACT composite score that exceeded the national average for the first time, based upon available records, since 2010.
Cave Spring Elementary Principal Trina Self and Glenwood Primary Principal Jill Shepherd will both see the end to their decades-long careers in education as they plan to retire during this school year, according to a newsletter from Superintendent John Jackson.
The race for seven open seats on the Rome Board of Education is packed with five incumbents and 10 challengers, all hoping to be one of the top seven vote-getters in the Nov. 7 election.
The sale of 3.443 acres of property where the old Midway Primary School stands to the Georgia Department of Transportation will generate approximately $1.77 million for Floyd County Schools, to be put toward the cost of replacing the HVAC system at Pepperell High School, according to Superin…
The first-grade hall at Elm Street Elementary School was as busy as an ancient bazaar on Friday, as the Lemonade War took hold between five classrooms, each with a recipe they felt worthy of each taster’s approval.
The University System of Georgia had a total economic impact on the state in Fiscal Year 2016 of more than $16 billion, $149,423,968 of which was contributed by Georgia Highlands College, according to a recently released report.
The Chiaha Guild of Arts and Crafts announces the return of the Arts Education Mini-Grant Program, now in its seventh year. The application is available for K-12 public and private schools and nonprofit organizations in Floyd County. Up to $4000 in grant money will be awarded for projects th…
This school year, over 30 students at Rome High are being exposed to the ins and outs of the working world, building a foundation for the careers they may one day be a part of under a revitalized program for work-based learning.
Through seven days of school, attendance at Rome High is reflecting an inflation of 225 students, jumping to 1,785 from 1,560 last year at this time. And Rome City Schools Superintendent Lou Byars said this year’s growth of the student body isn’t likely to be done just yet.
If the Rome Board of Education approves purchasing 600 Chromebooks for second-graders this evening, then the school system would be one step closer to achieving a goal of equipping each student with their own device.
Destiny Independence USA hopes to increase the access financially challenged students from East and South Rome have to educational resources provided by the Rome Sylvan Learning Center.
Georgia Highlands College Assistant Professor of History David Hensley has been selected to join the University System of Georgia’s European Council Summer Study Abroad Program in Berlin for 2018.
The bus fleet for Floyd County Schools will once again hit the roads with the start of the system’s school year this morning, adding to the number of things drivers need to be cognizant of on the roads.
When walking into William Carvajal’s classroom at Model Middle School, an observer won’t find students hunched over Spanish textbooks, flipping to a page number shouted out by the teacher to begin the drudgery of another unit.
Getting a free snow cone on any day is good, but getting a free snow cone on the first day of school is even better.
If there is even one student struggling in a class, then a teacher’s job is not yet finished, as they must push and fight to ensure that student has every opportunity to overcome their challenges with their biggest supporter at their side, said Casey Bethel, the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Y…
The teachers and students of Rome City Schools will embark on a new school year this morning, once again filling the halls of their respective schools. But with the extra traffic brought on by the first day of school, Rome police want to make sure everyone arrives safely and without incident.
The plan by Rome City Schools to make North Heights Elementary into a sixth-grade academy does not just impact those who would go there, but would affect each elementary school as well by opening up classrooms formerly occupied by sixth-graders, said Superintendent Lou Byars.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College is one of the most affordable community colleges offering online degrees in the U.S., according to a report by affordableschools.net, an independent college search and rankings site.
Shannon Pollitz left her assistant principal role at Cass High School after a year to return to teaching teens at Pepperell Middle for one basic reason — working with kids is her calling, she said.
It’s always exciting starting a new school year, as teachers and students return after a summer of recharging themselves for a fresh start, said Michelle Arp, a business teacher at Armuchee High School.
The new teachers for Rome City Schools who gathered for an orientation filled with ice breakers and socializing on Friday at Rome High all came with different back stories as to how they got there.
For the most part, the scores of Rome and Floyd County students reflected increases in the English language arts and mathematics portions of the Georgia Milestones tests, matching up with statewide trends, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education on Thursday.
It was a bit of an unfamiliar experience for new Anna K. Davie Elementary School Principal Clifton Nicholson recently when he was thrown a surprise reception at the school that had top system officials and board of education members in attendance.
Anyone who walks into the over four-decades-old Pepperell Middle School will see the need to build a new school, said David Van Hook, facilities manager for Floyd County Schools.
Rome High School will host its first Back 2 School Extravaganza on July 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., in what Principal Eric Holland hopes will get students excited for the school year that starts July 28.
Jonathan Weaver believes there is a metaphor in the work Greenwood Learning Center students do as they fix up and paint old school furniture to be sent back into classrooms.
Superintendents of the Rome and Floyd County school systems stressed on Thursday they’d like to be talking more about the systems’ other proposed ELOST projects as they met to discuss how to go about sharing a college and career academy.
Despite having 23 years of experience in education under her belt, Brig Larry said she is still a little bit nervous about the start of this school year, when she’ll welcome students back as a first-time principal.
The Rome Board of Education on Tuesday gave its approval on the filling of nine certified positions and 18 classified positions to close some gaps before the school year starts July 28.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College is looking for some young adults who are looking for work. Alisa Kinnebrew-Owens, director of the Work Source Georgia Youth Success Academy at GNTC, said a special one-week class to get young adults certified in welding on the GNTC Rome campus is slated…
For teachers, sometimes communicating with students today can feel like being in another land — different generations don’t always see eye to eye and it takes new strategies to connect with today’s students.
Chad Moore was one of those nerds who never wanted to leave high school, said the 1999 graduate of Armuchee High who will begin as principal of the community's middle school on Saturday.
John Rhodarmer said the idea of being a high school principal in a small community like Armuchee “pulled on my heart strings a little bit” and reminded him of the small northern Alabama town he grew up in.
From her younger years of eating dinner in her mother’s classroom to her new role as assistant superintendent for Rome City Schools, Brittney Wilson has spent just about her entire life in a school.
Even though they’re only a couple of days into the four-week long Governor’s Honors Program being held at Berry College, local students Elizabeth Burns and Zac Mitchell are already seeing the program’s benefits, both as students and as people.
Though LaDonna Turrentine is leaving the school where she said she spent the best eight years of her life, she is excited for the challenge that comes with taking the lead at Coosa High School.
LaDonna Turrentine, the principal of Johnson Elementary School, will be the new principal of Coosa High School. The move was announced at the Floyd County Board of Education meeting this morning.
Though the start of classes at Rome High School is still a couple of months out, new Principal Eric Holland is getting started on his “One Rome” vision through the promotion of his self-designed model of “common sense leadership.”
Georgia Highlands College student Rena Couzzart has a few extra skills to help her navigate her college courses. She holds a black belt in two Korean martial arts: Taekwondo and Hapkido.
A Berry College communication professor is one of six faculty members in the U.S. to receive a grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media Program.
Wrayanne Glaze Parker’s story doesn’t start with much promise. She grew up in Polk County, Georgia, spending most of her childhood and young adult life struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. But she knew this was not the life she wanted. So she moved to a long-term treatment program in…
Pepperell and Rome high schools could potentially have a school-based health center — which would primarily service students, but could extend to staff, families and the community — established sometime around the start of 2018, according to community officials and systems’ superintendents.