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Rome City Schools is moving forward in the planning phase for a new Main Elementary School (map) as if the proposed ELOST extension will be approved by voters on Nov. 7, so, if it passes, the system can hit the ground running to open the school by the 2019-2020 school year, according to Supe…

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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.

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.

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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…

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.

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During its meeting this morning, the Floyd County Board of Education is set to finalize the school system’s proposed ELOST projects that will be put on the ballot for voters in the November election, which will decide whether or not a 1-percent sales tax is extended.

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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.

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The recently opened Dewey and Irene Large Science Museum at Berry College’s McAllister Hall “sends a visual message to all who enter the building that Berry is a place where the true beauty of science is revealed to all who wish to partake of it,” said Biology Professor Bruce Conn in an email.

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When Pepperell High School senior Max Rampley started in choir in the fifth-grade, he didn’t know its benefits would help him fight the respiratory disorder he was diagnosed with when he was 18 months old.

When Oasis Farley transferred to Model High School from a school in Flint, Michigan, in August, she didn’t have a transcript and had an academic record guidance counselor Jenny Wear said was “credit deficient” — her chances of graduating this year were just about impossible. But Farley doesn…

There will be two public hearings on next year’s budgets for the Rome and Floyd County school systems this week, and while the tax rate for Rome City Schools is expected to stay the same for another year, Floyd County Schools hasn’t decided on its own yet.

Fernando Guzman, a Coosa High School senior and self-described five-time cancer survivor, has one thing on his mind in the lead-up to Friday’s graduation: “I better walk across that stage.”

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Miette Craig of Rossville had to leave classes at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga early on Thursday in order to go to Rome and make it to Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony to receive her associate degree in Business Management.

When he was younger, Kordell Prevatte would help take care of his great-grandmother, instilling in him a passion for helping older people. And once Prevatte graduates from the Georgia School for the Deaf on Wednesday, he will be one step closer to turning that passion into a career.

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Nutrition directors for both Rome and Floyd County school systems welcome the recent move by President Donald Trump’s Agriculture Department to delay steep cuts in sodium levels in school lunches.

After 14 years at Unity Christian School, senior Abigail Sorrow, who graduates Saturday with 21 of her peers, said it’s “weird that that’s not going to be my life anymore.”

When the announcement came across the intercom Friday that Cave Spring Elementary School is now STEM certified, Principal Trina Self said shouts immediately rang through the hallways.

Tonya Wood will continue as the principal at North Heights Elementary School as it absorbs students and teachers from Main Elementary this fall, according to Rome City Schools Superintendent Lou Byars.

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Mary-Kate Billings will be joining 689 other college graduates at Georgia Highlands College’s Commencement on Saturday, May 13, at The Forum River Center in downtown Rome at 1 p.m. The only difference is Mary-Kate is a high school student who will be walking in a college graduation several w…

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Floyd County Schools intra-district transfer window will open June 1 and close June 15 at 3 p.m. The process is for students currently attending a Floyd County school to apply for a transfer to a different school within the school system. The deadline for submitting an application for intra-…

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Replacing the decades-old animal shelter on Mathis Road with PAWS did more than provide a better environment for abandoned animals and potential pet-adopters.

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The intra-district transfer window will open for students currently attending a Floyd County school to apply for a transfer to a different school within the school system on Thursday, June 1 and close on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 3 p.m  for regular program students. The deadline for submit…

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