Education

The current band program at Rome High School can be traced back to the programs inception in March of 1938, when the board of education approved a 65-instrument band for the high school.

The county schools board of education met Monday morning where they recognized retiring personnel, approved the fiscal year 2020 budget and rolled back the county millage rate by .05%.

Floyd County Schools will have their first board meeting of the summer months Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. in the board room of their central office on Riverside Parkway.

The Board of Education for Rome City Schools met Monday evening at 5:30 p.m. to finalize the selling of a single issue bond in order to fund the Rome College and Career Academy which broke ground in May.

Demolition and abatement of Pepperell Middle School began Monday as work crews started clearing the site to prepare for a new facility with construction starting this fall.

There are slots still open for Georgia Highlands College’s Foundation Camp and applications are currently being accepted for the annual camp for boys between the ages of 10 and 14 at GHC. The camp is two weeks and begins on June 24 and ends on July 3.

The Rome City Schools board of education will be meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the superintendent’s office to consider the final contract associated with selling bonds through the Rome Building Authority.

Drones, robots, rockets, improv sketches and stop motion animation were all apart of student activities this week as summer camps on both sides of town engaged kids with educational programs while they are on summer break.

A motion seeking to have all Floyd County Superior Court judges to withdraw from presiding over a case involving the theft of over $6 million from the Floyd County school system has to be heard before the case can move forward.

Just a stone’s throw away from the East Central Elementary playground is a project sixth-grade educators Jessica Hewitt and Joshua Reese have used to give their students a hands-on approach to STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics — lessons.

The Rome-Floyd County Library kicked off its summer reading program Tuesday. It will run through July 20 with activities and prizes geared for youth of all ages.

Rome City Schools’ administrators, board members, community leaders, and those who are part of the North Heights family past and present gathered at the school to say farewell to a building that holds memories for them all.

Four longtime Georgia Highlands College employees, with over 100 years of service between them, will be retiring in 2019. The retirees encompass faculty, staff and administrators, and span four different college divisions and two instructional sites.

As Foundation Camp volunteer Chukwuemeka Nwokike, also known as Dr. Ike, will tell you in addition to all the fun activities and the chance to experience life on a college campus, Foundation Camp gives campers strong role models, support, and encouragement.

Floyd County Schools had a called board meeting Monday morning where members were presented with the color scheme for the new Armuchee High School gym, approved an upgrade for school bus cameras and listened to a second presentation by Mountain Education Charter High School.

For three years Cave Spring Elementary School third through fifth grade students have tested the waters of the spring-fed Rolater Lake in cardboard boats for an annual paddle.

A Southwest Airlines pilot has come to the Johnson Elementary School Kaleidoscope class for three years, through a program which is geared toward fifth-graders to teach them career goals and aviation science.

A driver struck a gas line outside of Pepperell High School Wednesday morning, prompting an evacuation of the school by bus to First Baptist Church of Lindale where students were accounted for by school officials and emergency personnel secured the scene.

Third grade Armuchee Elementary students and their families were in the media center, hallways and classrooms of the school partaking in different math activities Tuesday during the first ever Math Celebration.

Georgia Highlands College has appointed David Mathis as the new Director of Athletics. Former Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Phil Gaffney has accepted a position as head coach for Gulf Coast State College’s men’s basketball team in Panama City, Florida.