Education

The Georgia State Board of Education has released the graduation rates for the 2018-2019 school year and both the Rome City Schools and Floyd County Schools graduation rate was a 93.3%.

Floyd County Schools announced during Monday night’s board of education meeting that the system has set a maximum price of the new Pepperell Middle School at $21.5 million with hopes of beginning construction later this month.

Customers can now buy gourmet cheeses along with a Berry College sweatshirt when they visit the college’s bookstore which also houses the new Berry Student Enterprises store.

A Model High School teacher is practicing a nontraditional teaching method by eliminating desks to create what she calls a more communicative environment with better input.

Rome City Schools will meet Tuesday evening for their monthly board meeting where they will discuss budget amendments, set up training plans for board members and conduct a second reading of six board policies.

For the first time this year Pepperell Elementary students gathered around tables in the lunchroom to share a meal with their mentors during the Leading Ladies and Super Hero Breakfast on Wednesday morning.

Ernest Daniel (back) and Ernest Bell (right) grab a tasty treat from Leigh Stallings, a parent volunteer who was helping out at the Main Elementary School during the Donuts with Dads event. School administrators used this time to let dads know how they can help their children succeed in the …

“Congratulations, you just walked into the crazy world of adult life,” Pepperell Middle School math teacher Tyler Thomas told his students at the beginning of class Thursday morning.

Rome Middle School students Chloe North, Christina Tomlin, Shaymaa Jabara and Haley Major were recognized as Rotary Terrific Students for the month of August during the Rome Rotary meeting on Thursday.

Floyd County Schools is continuing progress on facility projects such as demolishing Pepperell Middle School and completing a new gymnasium for Armuchee High School, taking the projects to the next step.

Phyllis Morrison presents to a group of Rome Middle School parents during the school’s open house.

The University System of Georgia recently released the USG’s total economic impact on the state of Georgia. Of the more than $17 billion reported by the USG as a whole, Georgia Highlands College’s contribution was nearly $180 million.

Whether keeping better tabs on sex offenders, having students wear ID badges or guarding against another cyber attack, Floyd County Schools is all about safety and security these days.

Following the Monday’s support from Rome city commissioners concerning the installation of school zone traffic cameras in front of Rome High School, city school board members held their own discussion on the topic during their meeting this week.

The Rome City Schools system is looking to offer more through its career technology and agricultural education pathways thanks to over $200,000 worth of grants from the state and federal government.

Starting this fall, Georgia Highlands College students can pursue an associate degree in recreation administration at GHC which can be completed in two years for less than $8,000 in tuition and fees.

Rome City School board members approved the first reading of their Fiscal Year 2020 strategic plan on Tuesday night which includes goals set by the board such as increasing diversity in programs, maintaining a safe environment for students and retaining staff.

Rome’s Jah’Lia Evans met with (from left) Rep. Eddie Lumsden, R-Armuchee, Gov. Brian Kemp and Sen. Chuck Hufstetler, R-Rome, on Tuesday at the Capitol. The rising Rome High junior topped the competition recently at the USA Track and Field Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships to win …

Georgia Northwestern Technical College has named Selena Magnusson of Chickamauga the new vice president of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success and Lisa Shaw of Chatsworth the new vice president of adult education, according to a press release.