Rome City Schools will hold a recruitment event Jan. 27, with the aim of recruiting teachers and paraprofessionals, said Gina Byars, the human resources coordinator.
More than 2,000 students were named to the President's and Dean's Lists at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, for their outstanding academic performance during the Fall 2017 semester. Honorees include (listed alphabetically by first name):
With the recent announcement of Alto Park Elementary School Principal Angela Brock planning to retire this spring, Floyd County Schools will need to find principal replacements at four schools over the coming months.
Longtime Rome Board of Education member Faith Collins will continue to serve at least another year as chairwoman and newcomer Jill Fisher will be her vice chairwoman.
A final draft of a new promotion/retention policy for Floyd County Schools could go before board members as soon as March, setting it up for approval and adoption by April.
How many Georgia high schools make headlines because young drivers die at the wheel, plunging entire student populations into sudden periods of grief and disbelief?
SkillsUSA Region 1 competitions were held on December 1 at the Georgia Northwestern Technical College--Rock Springs campus. SkillsUSA offers its members many opportunities for growth through competition. Some 275 students from across Northwest GA showcased skills acquired in their career tec…
The Georgia CTI Fall Leadership Conference was held Nov. 16-17, 2017, at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort--Stone Mountain Park. The conference theme, “Together We Stand,” provided the focus for high quality interactive leadership skills building activities.
Sixteen Shorter University students were inducted into the university’s chapter of the Alpha Chi national honor society during the fall semester. All of the inductees ranked within the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes.
Lucas Lester’s college journey didn’t start like most. He wasn’t eagerly waiting for an acceptance letter. He wasn’t researching what degree he wanted to get or planning what career he might pursue. His future began with a decision—a decision to turn his life around...
Former governor of New Jersey Christine Todd Whitman will speak at 7 p.m., Jan. 25, 2018, as part of the Berry College Cecil B. Wright III Integrity in Leadership lecture series.
The Georgia Independent College Association and The Association of Private Colleges and Universities of Puerto Rico have partnered to assist in the placement of college students temporarily displaced in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria.
Shorter University’s Ben and Ollie Brady School of Nursing has been ranked No. 6 on a list of the 10 Best Colleges for Nursing Majors in Georgia, according to a list compiled by Zippia.
Floyd County Schools is looking at bringing back nine media specialist positions that the system cut during the 2013 reduction in force.
Five Shorter University students are among the 120 up-and-coming poets whose work will appear in the forthcoming anthology, Georgia’s Best Emerging Poets. Compiled by Z Publishing, the work covers “a wide array of topics ranging from love and heartbreak, family and friendship, the inherent b…
Georgia Highlands College’s new bachelor’s in business administration (BBA) students brought their first semester to a close with a service learning project aimed to help the homeless this holiday season.
A resolution to phase out Pepperell Middle School, paving the way to maximizing state funding for building a new school, will go before the Floyd County Board of Education tonight.
The Horticulture program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College will hold a Christmas poinsettia sale at the greenhouses and Building L located across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome through Wednesday, Dec. 6.
On Friday, Dec. 1, Shorter University will name its student health clinic in honor of longtime Director of Student Health Services Mary Shotwell Smith. A ceremony will be held in the Fitton Student Union at 10:30 a.m. with a reception following until noon. Friends of Nurse Mary are invited t…
To maximize state funding for the construction of a new Pepperell Middle, Floyd County Schools is looking to initiate a phase out of the current school property along with removing classrooms from the system’s classroom inventory of its middle schools, according to Director of Facilities Dav…
Floyd County Schools is proud to announce the formation of the FCS Marching Band. The four band directors and 120 students from Armuchee, Coosa, Model and Pepperell High Schools’ bands are joining together to perform in the Children’s Christmas Parade in Midtown Atlanta.
All but one school each for the Rome and Floyd County school systems received an above average or excellent climate star rating, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education.
The College and Career Ready Performance Index could experience a number of changes if the U.S. Department of Education approves the state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act submitted by the Georgia DOE on Sept. 18.
Elm Street Elementary School Principal JoAnn Moss and Tricia Steele, president of Makervillage, will be presenters this week at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston.
Floyd County Schools ranked above the state average on the 2017 College and Career Ready Performance Index scores released on November 2, 2017, by the Georgia Department of Education. FCS scores exceeded last year’s averages on elementary, middle and high school levels. All public schools in…
SEARCY, Ark.— Kathi Vosevich, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Provost at Shorter University, has been elected as Vice President of the National Council of Alpha Chi through 2019. The vice president, who is a member of the Council’s executive committee, has primary duti…
“Chibi kart racing is a noncontact sport,” Zane Cochran, a Berry College creative technologies instructor, reminded students before their custom-built electric race karts hit the floor of Makervillage Wednesday evening.
Georgia Highlands College has launched a new robotics program for middle school students called Charger Robotics. Students from fifth grade through eighth grade were formed together into teams, and will compete in the upcoming 100 Scholars First Lego League Regional competition on December 1…
A Rome High senior has taken what he learned in class, coupled with independent research, to help spread the word about technology’s impact on our eyes, brain and subsequently our health.
Oct. 31, 2017, marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, celebrating the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church at Wittenburg. That day in 1517 marked a monumental shift in Christian thinking, which started the Protestant movement, according to Jared Linebach,…
Early voting on an extension of the 1-cent education local option sales tax, which would fund the $80 million package of ELOST projects for the Rome and Floyd County school systems, has already gotten underway before the Nov. 7 election date.
If voters approve an extension of the 1-cent education local option sales tax on Nov. 7, a new Pepperell Middle School would be one of two main projects for Floyd County Schools that would be funded by it.
When West End Elementary School fifth-grader Nuluu Johnson saw her family walk into the lunchroom Friday morning, she was a tad bit confused. But confusion quickly turned into sheer surprise, as the tears began to well up in her eyes, knowing her wish had been granted.
Floyd County school system students will get a jump on their fall break today, as a teacher planning session gives kids an additional day off before schools close for all of next week.
In the second year of fully implementing the PBIS approach across the Rome school system, the number of disciplinary incidents in the district have been chopped in half when compared to the years before it was put in place, according to Robbie Vincent, the PBIS district coordinator.
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 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.