Education

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Education is the big winner for students in Rome and Floyd County over the first 19 years of the Georgia lottery. The program has doled out more than 25,600 HOPE scholarships and grants to Floyd County students as well as providing pre-kindergarten classrooms for more than 16,900 toddlers.

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Students in GNTC’s Automotive Technology program will have a once in a lifetime experience when they compete in The Great Race; a rally-style race with vintage vehicles that begins in Buffalo, N.Y. and ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Rising fifth grade students at all six Rome City Schools were able to spend several days team building and practicing their science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills while attending the Young Scholars Camp held at Shorter University this past week.

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Floyd County Board of Education members gave their nod of approval for the preparation of a resolution which would start a months-long process of closing McHenry Primary School at the end of next school year.

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While introducing himself to principals and administrators Tuesday morning after being voted in as the new superintendent for Floyd County Schools, Jeffrey Wilson made it clear to all in the room relationships are the core of everything a school system does.

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Margaret Robert Hyatt and Maureen Kurowsky, Berry Class of '72 are having the time of their lives this week. Roommates at Berry more than 40 years ago, the pair are rooming together again during Berry's annual Alumni Work Week.

For many years a multiple schools, multiple years reunion has been held honoring those  from Armuchee, Everett Springs and Glenwood Schools. This reunion is for anyone who has any past or current connection with any of the three schools whether as a student, teacher, principal and administra…

After conducting an extensive search and completing candidate interviews, the Floyd County Board of Education has named its three superintendent finalists. The top three finalists are April Childers of Rome, Glenn White of Rome and Jeffrey R. Wilson of Cleveland, according to a press release. 

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When Pepperell High senior Caroline Clark starts at the University of Georgia — her dream school — this fall, she will have a clean slate to be the person she wants to be, without her past reaching into the perception others have of her.

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Interviews of candidates to fill two open Rome elementary school principal slots have been held over the last several weeks and a decision on who will be hired could come during tonight’s board of education meeting, according to Superintendent Lou Byars.

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During a college road trip, Darlington senior Stacy Chen remembers telling herself when visiting Duke University to not fall in love with the school, fearing the rigorous acceptance process would leave her deflated if she did not get in.

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Coosa Middle School took home the team title in the 2018 Floyd County Schools Middle School Math Competition. The annual academic competition was held last week at the Rome-Floyd County Library with teams of sixth, seventh and eighth-graders competing from each middle school in the Floyd Cou…

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This afternoon, the Darlington Community gathered at Chris Hunter Stadium to celebrate a special announcement by the athletic department. Darlington has partnered with Adidas as the sole provider of athletic uniforms and gear.

(From left) Rome High’s Air Force JROTC cadets Aaron Loya, Mirsa Nolasco-Vasquez, Deborah Alvardo Barillas and Lamar Lee present arms and the colors during a ceremony recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of cadets during a ceremony held in the RHS Auditorium. Family and friends filled…

Nicholas Mayes began his investment in RMS 17 for 17 by participating in the 17 minutes of silence at Rome Middle School to honor the 17 students who lost their lives in Parkland, Fla. He set a personal goal he has asked the RMS Leadership Team to adopt, which is to meet 17 new people during…

Wells Hernandez picked classmates who he thought could use kind words and developed ways to show them kindness as part of the RMS 17 for 17 efforts. Using text messages, notes placed inside lockers and the school’s Instagram page, Hernandez worked to show kindness to those who he felt needed…

Rome High hosted family members and community leadership for the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education completion ceremony held to recognize students who have completed their CTAE Pathways in 2018. Rome High’s gymnasium filled with students who have completed pathways in Audio/Video T…

Saja Khatib helped to get her classmates involved in 17 for 17 by posting pictures and inspirational quotes to the school’s Instagram page. She also helped with finding 17 quotes about sharing kindness used in Rome Middle’s morning announcements. This project, 17 for 17, is Rome Middle Schoo…

Paige Crabtree helped to decorate a billboard with materials announcing 17 for 17 to students at Rome Middle School. The objective for students with the RMS Leadership Team was to get the word out about 17 for 17 and encourage them to find ways to be kind to each other.

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Every spring students from the Career Technical Instruction program at the Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy attend the CTI Spring Leadership Conference at Rock Eagle in Eatonton. This year around 600 students from across the state met to participate in a variety of activities …

Gracie Benefield served on the quote committee for Rome Middle’s Leadership Team. She helped to find one of 17 quotes read during the morning announcements. All of the quotes are inspirational and meant to spread kindness throughout the school for 17 days. This project, 17 for 17, is Rome Mi…

Cate Mendes helped to find inspirational quotes used on the RMS17for17 Instagram page. She specifically chose quotes that would help her classmates stop and think about being kind to others, and how others may feel when they are being bullied. This project, 17 for 17, is Rome Middle School’s…

If hard work in the classroom pays off, then Jaaie Varshney has just hit the jackpot. After a rigorous application process, she has been named UGA Foundation Fellow which is the highest academic opportunity the university offers.

Cate Mendes helped to find inspirational quotes used on the RMS17for17 Instagram page. She specifically chose quotes that would help her classmates stop and think about being kind to others, and how others may feel when they are being bullied. This project, 17 for 17, is Rome Middle School’s…

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Tales of sea explorations stymied by monsters, dragons stealing away a king and queen and mermaid friends fending off a shark attack on their castle filled Thatcher Hall on the Darlington School campus Thursday for the Fourth-Grade Fantasy Film and Storytelling Festival.

Emma Mendes assisted in the Rome Middle School 17 for 17 efforts by advertising the project and by developing inspirational quotes passed along through the school’s morning announcements. She also helped to design the 17 for 17 Instragram page used for posting kind words and suggesting ways …

Emma Breithaupt worked on the kindness quote committee and the advertising committee of the RMS Leadership Team, and she also helped to decorate the billboard announcing 17 for 17 to RMS students. Her focus, however, was advertising 17 for 17 and making all of her classmates aware of their e…

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The Rome Board of Education will meet in the cafeteria of Rome High School at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday for its regular meeting, in which the high school will be the feature of the Focus on Student Achievement segment.