Floyd County Schools is proud to announce the formation of the FCS Marching Band. The four band directors and 120 students from Armuchee, Coosa, Model and Pepperell High Schools’ bands are joining together to perform in the Children’s Christmas Parade in Midtown Atlanta.
Rome police are investigating the Shorter University director of campus safety’s complaint of sexual harassment and ongoing harassment by her supervisor after she reported the behavior to the school at least twice.
All but one school each for the Rome and Floyd County school systems received an above average or excellent climate star rating, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education.
The College and Career Ready Performance Index could experience a number of changes if the U.S. Department of Education approves the state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act submitted by the Georgia DOE on Sept. 18.
Elm Street Elementary School Principal JoAnn Moss and Tricia Steele, president of Makervillage, will be presenters this week at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston.
Floyd County Schools ranked above the state average on the 2017 College and Career Ready Performance Index scores released on November 2, 2017, by the Georgia Department of Education. FCS scores exceeded last year’s averages on elementary, middle and high school levels. All public schools in…
SEARCY, Ark.— Kathi Vosevich, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Provost at Shorter University, has been elected as Vice President of the National Council of Alpha Chi through 2019. The vice president, who is a member of the Council’s executive committee, has primary duti…
“Chibi kart racing is a noncontact sport,” Zane Cochran, a Berry College creative technologies instructor, reminded students before their custom-built electric race karts hit the floor of Makervillage Wednesday evening.
Georgia Highlands College has launched a new robotics program for middle school students called Charger Robotics. Students from fifth grade through eighth grade were formed together into teams, and will compete in the upcoming 100 Scholars First Lego League Regional competition on December 1…
A Rome High senior has taken what he learned in class, coupled with independent research, to help spread the word about technology’s impact on our eyes, brain and subsequently our health.
Oct. 31, 2017, marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, celebrating the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church at Wittenburg. That day in 1517 marked a monumental shift in Christian thinking, which started the Protestant movement, according to Jared Linebach,…
Early voting on an extension of the 1-cent education local option sales tax, which would fund the $80 million package of ELOST projects for the Rome and Floyd County school systems, has already gotten underway before the Nov. 7 election date.
If voters approve an extension of the 1-cent education local option sales tax on Nov. 7, a new Pepperell Middle School would be one of two main projects for Floyd County Schools that would be funded by it.
When West End Elementary School fifth-grader Nuluu Johnson saw her family walk into the lunchroom Friday morning, she was a tad bit confused. But confusion quickly turned into sheer surprise, as the tears began to well up in her eyes, knowing her wish had been granted.
Floyd County school system students will get a jump on their fall break today, as a teacher planning session gives kids an additional day off before schools close for all of next week.
In the second year of fully implementing the PBIS approach across the Rome school system, the number of disciplinary incidents in the district have been chopped in half when compared to the years before it was put in place, according to Robbie Vincent, the PBIS district coordinator.
Floyd County Schools hit a testing milestone last school year by earning an average ACT composite score that exceeded the national average for the first time, based upon available records, since 2010.
Cave Spring Elementary Principal Trina Self and Glenwood Primary Principal Jill Shepherd will both see the end to their decades-long careers in education as they plan to retire during this school year, according to a newsletter from Superintendent John Jackson.
The sale of 3.443 acres of property where the old Midway Primary School stands to the Georgia Department of Transportation will generate approximately $1.77 million for Floyd County Schools, to be put toward the cost of replacing the HVAC system at Pepperell High School, according to Superin…
The first-grade hall at Elm Street Elementary School was as busy as an ancient bazaar on Friday, as the Lemonade War took hold between five classrooms, each with a recipe they felt worthy of each taster’s approval.
The University System of Georgia had a total economic impact on the state in Fiscal Year 2016 of more than $16 billion, $149,423,968 of which was contributed by Georgia Highlands College, according to a recently released report.
The Chiaha Guild of Arts and Crafts announces the return of the Arts Education Mini-Grant Program, now in its seventh year. The application is available for K-12 public and private schools and nonprofit organizations in Floyd County. Up to $4000 in grant money will be awarded for projects th…
This school year, over 30 students at Rome High are being exposed to the ins and outs of the working world, building a foundation for the careers they may one day be a part of under a revitalized program for work-based learning.
Through seven days of school, attendance at Rome High is reflecting an inflation of 225 students, jumping to 1,785 from 1,560 last year at this time. And Rome City Schools Superintendent Lou Byars said this year’s growth of the student body isn’t likely to be done just yet.
If the Rome Board of Education approves purchasing 600 Chromebooks for second-graders this evening, then the school system would be one step closer to achieving a goal of equipping each student with their own device.
Destiny Independence USA hopes to increase the access financially challenged students from East and South Rome have to educational resources provided by the Rome Sylvan Learning Center.
Georgia Highlands College Assistant Professor of History David Hensley has been selected to join the University System of Georgia’s European Council Summer Study Abroad Program in Berlin for 2018.
The bus fleet for Floyd County Schools will once again hit the roads with the start of the system’s school year this morning, adding to the number of things drivers need to be cognizant of on the roads.
When walking into William Carvajal’s classroom at Model Middle School, an observer won’t find students hunched over Spanish textbooks, flipping to a page number shouted out by the teacher to begin the drudgery of another unit.
Getting a free snow cone on any day is good, but getting a free snow cone on the first day of school is even better.
If there is even one student struggling in a class, then a teacher’s job is not yet finished, as they must push and fight to ensure that student has every opportunity to overcome their challenges with their biggest supporter at their side, said Casey Bethel, the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Y…
The teachers and students of Rome City Schools will embark on a new school year this morning, once again filling the halls of their respective schools. But with the extra traffic brought on by the first day of school, Rome police want to make sure everyone arrives safely and without incident.
The plan by Rome City Schools to make North Heights Elementary into a sixth-grade academy does not just impact those who would go there, but would affect each elementary school as well by opening up classrooms formerly occupied by sixth-graders, said Superintendent Lou Byars.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College is one of the most affordable community colleges offering online degrees in the U.S., according to a report by affordableschools.net, an independent college search and rankings site.
Shannon Pollitz left her assistant principal role at Cass High School after a year to return to teaching teens at Pepperell Middle for one basic reason — working with kids is her calling, she said.
It’s always exciting starting a new school year, as teachers and students return after a summer of recharging themselves for a fresh start, said Michelle Arp, a business teacher at Armuchee High School.
The new teachers for Rome City Schools who gathered for an orientation filled with ice breakers and socializing on Friday at Rome High all came with different back stories as to how they got there.
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.