Education

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Where does food come from and how does it make its way to my plate? Today's children don't always know the answer to this question as families have transitioned away from farm life to suburban living. A grant that funds innovation will provide an answer for children at Cave Spring, Garden La…

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Many students and staff will miss the principal with “a heart for middle school,” after Greg Christian — longtime leader of Rome Middle School — retires this year on June 30.

  • Floyd County Schools press release
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Armuchee Elementary avenged a tight second place finish last year to win the 2017 Academic Quiz Bowl. Armuchee finished only five points behind last year's winner Model Elementary but the team put that heartbreaking runner-up finish behind them to pull away and win the 15th annual Academic Q…

  • Floyd County Schools press release
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The Coosa High School team and individual team members scored success at the Georgia Academic Decathlon held recently at Berkmar High School in Gwinnett County. The Coosa team outscored 18 other schools - including several larger high schools - to place second in the Georgia Academic Decathl…

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Rome High has been named an AP Merit school, which means at least 20 percent of the students population at Rome High is taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of those earn a score of 3 or higher on the test.

  • Floyd County Schools press release
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The Kindergarten Screening Day for the Class of 2030 in Floyd County Schools has been scheduled on Thursday, March 16, from noon until 6 p.m. To be a part of this fall's kindergarten class a child must be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2017. A registration packet is available at ea…

Tim Hensley, assistant to the superintendent of Floyd County Schools, said Model and Coosa High School students are back in class after police checked the buildings. Students were evacuated from both schools after a bomb threat made through a recorded voice message around noon.

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Technology managed to bring two cultures together and add to a lesson recently, as a middle school Spanish class not only had the opportunity to work with a native Spanish speaker, but also to learn about Cuba’s traditions and history from a woman living in the country.

Tessa Knowles, a Model Middle School student, won the Floyd County Schools spelling bee this morning, held at the school system's central office. Her final words were "petrifying" and "boulevards." Armuchee Middle's Matthew Campbell was the runner-up. He was stumped on "stratagems."

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UPDATE: A lawsuit filed against Floyd County Schools is asking that an appeals process to an impartial third party be adopted for system educators facing dismissal.According to documents from Craig Goodmark, attorney for the plaintiffs in the case, current Floyd County educator Ronda Ware, t…

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Every school in Rome and Floyd County now ranks either at average or above average as far as providing a safe, positive environment for students, according to the school climate ratings recently released by the Georgia Department of Education.

Legos have been used by children to build a lot of interesting construction projects over the years but a Floyd County teacher is hoping to use the kid's building toy to forge the gulf between the people of the United States and Cuba. The Legos would not form a physical bridge to the island …

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Both the Rome and Floyd County school systems scored lower than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, but several individual schools showed improvement, according to 2015-2016 school year data released by the Georgia Department of Education on Thursday.

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