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…
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.
Anyone who walks into the over four-decades-old Pepperell Middle School will see the need to build a new school, said David Van Hook, facilities manager for Floyd County Schools.
Rome High School will host its first Back 2 School Extravaganza on July 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., in what Principal Eric Holland hopes will get students excited for the school year that starts July 28.
Jonathan Weaver believes there is a metaphor in the work Greenwood Learning Center students do as they fix up and paint old school furniture to be sent back into classrooms.
Superintendents of the Rome and Floyd County school systems stressed on Thursday they’d like to be talking more about the systems’ other proposed ELOST projects as they met to discuss how to go about sharing a college and career academy.
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.
The Rome Board of Education on Tuesday gave its approval on the filling of nine certified positions and 18 classified positions to close some gaps before the school year starts July 28.
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…
For teachers, sometimes communicating with students today can feel like being in another land — different generations don’t always see eye to eye and it takes new strategies to connect with today’s students.
Chad Moore was one of those nerds who never wanted to leave high school, said the 1999 graduate of Armuchee High who will begin as principal of the community's middle school on Saturday.
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.
From her younger years of eating dinner in her mother’s classroom to her new role as assistant superintendent for Rome City Schools, Brittney Wilson has spent just about her entire life in a school.
Even though they’re only a couple of days into the four-week long Governor’s Honors Program being held at Berry College, local students Elizabeth Burns and Zac Mitchell are already seeing the program’s benefits, both as students and as people.
Though LaDonna Turrentine is leaving the school where she said she spent the best eight years of her life, she is excited for the challenge that comes with taking the lead at Coosa High School.
LaDonna Turrentine, the principal of Johnson Elementary School, will be the new principal of Coosa High School. The move was announced at the Floyd County Board of Education meeting this morning.
Though digital devices can be seen as a means of social interaction for a generation of kids who’ve grown up with them, some from the earliest of ages, when they are inside the classrooms of the Rome and Floyd County school systems, they are instructional tools.
Though the start of classes at Rome High School is still a couple of months out, new Principal Eric Holland is getting started on his “One Rome” vision through the promotion of his self-designed model of “common sense leadership.”
Georgia Highlands College student Rena Couzzart has a few extra skills to help her navigate her college courses. She holds a black belt in two Korean martial arts: Taekwondo and Hapkido.
A Berry College communication professor is one of six faculty members in the U.S. to receive a grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media Program.
Wrayanne Glaze Parker’s story doesn’t start with much promise. She grew up in Polk County, Georgia, spending most of her childhood and young adult life struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. But she knew this was not the life she wanted. So she moved to a long-term treatment program in…
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.
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.
Three Rome Board of Education members have said they plan to seek another four-year term as voters decide on who will fill all seven seats up for election this fall.
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.
Brian Richey, who will graduate from Armuchee High School on Saturday morning, said completing high school “feels like I finally accomplished something.”
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…
Under an advocacy program being implemented at Rome Middle School next school year, system officials are trying to instill in students that it’s not just their teachers and parents who want them to succeed, but their community as well.
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.”
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.
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.
During the May meeting of the Darlington Board of Trustees, Kevin Evans joined the governing body, while Dick Cornwell and John Hunter were named life trustees.
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.
Third-grade teachers at Pepperell Elementary School may notice their students have greater empathy for them today, after the roles were reversed and students took to teaching students for the last two days.
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…
Rome Board of Education members will have their first reading of the upcoming school year’s budget tonight during their called board meeting, starting at 5:45 p.m. at the central office, 508 E. Second St.
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-…
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…
The main concern expressed at a Rome City Schools ELOST meeting Thursday night was the issue of proposing the creation of a college and career academy at Rome High School rather than combining with the academy the Floyd County school system already has.