Education

The drivers weren’t really going that fast, in fact some of the Rome High School students didn’t even have to activate their brakes after they crossed the finish line on Wolf Drive Friday morning during the school’s first ever Soap Box Derby.

Fantastical elements combined with creative prop making were tools Darlington fourth grade students used for their stories which were on display during this weeks 2019 Fourth Grade Fantastical Storytelling Festival.

Some internal restructuring, policy updates and general information were the main topics covered in the Floyd County Schools caucus and board of education meeting Monday night hosted by Model High School.

Floyd County Schools will be unveiling the blueprints for the new Pepperell Middle School at tonight’s board meeting which will be held at 6 p.m. in the Media Center at Model High School. The caucus begins at 5 p.m.

If the light rain Saturday morning impacted the crowd at the Berry Spring Market you couldn’t tell by the steady line of traffic heading from U.S. 27 to the Clara Bowl. Umbrellas brushing umbrellas as the crowd milled up and down the rows of vendors near the historic Ford buildings on the Be…

“You can’t teach any kid a standard if you don’t know when his birthday is, if you don’t know his first name is, if you don’t know where he comes from. The standard isn’t important to them,” Principal Eric Holland told the Rome City Schools board during a recent meeting.

Kenny Tribble (Above, Right) was named as a 2019 Substitute Teacher of the Year. He was nominated by Elm Street Principal Laura Walley and the staff at the school. “Kenny has demonstrated an ALL-IN attitude since his first day at Elm Street. He stepped in as a long-term substitute for a para…

The Floyd County Police Department and other emergency personnel will be assisting with simulated disaster training at the Heritage Hall campus of Georgia Highlands College on Wednesday. The exercise is a planned training event to provide life-like scenarios to students for the college of nursing.

Rome City Schools Board of Education will meet tonight at 5:45 p.m. in the commons at Rome High School. This meeting and caucus is free and open to the public.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College will host a job fair on April 17 for students, prospective students and anyone else in the community.

Recently several members of the community arrived at West End Elementary School prepared to conduct a security walk-through in order to talk about safety improvements that can be made in order to keep all of Rome City Schools safe.

The Georgia Educational Scholarship Act — a measure that would divert public school funds to scholarships for private school students under certain conditions — has found new life through House Bill 68 which has been restructured to included the entire once dead Senate Bill 173.

After meeting in closed session Thursday afternoon the Rome City School board unanimously voted to approve the promotion and reassignment of four staff members to central office and principal positions.

Every week for four years a local church has visited the students of Main Elementary, and now North Heights Elementary, where they try and meet as many of the school’s needs as they can.

Out of 25 schools in Region 1, Kayla Hutcherson, a senior at Armuchee High School, was named the 2019 Professional Association of Georgia Educators STAR Student Region Winner along with her STAR teacher Seth Bates.

Floyd County Schools Board of Education tabled a school facilities policy Monday night to discuss if language should be changed to clarify how the policy will affect feeder programs and if religious groups should be excluded from renting school facilities.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College received a $2.1 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education called the Strengthening Institutions Program to improve academic quality, institutional management and fiscal responsibility, according to a press release.

The Floyd County Schools Board of Education settled into its new schedule of meeting on the third Monday of the month Monday night with officials giving recognition and updates to the community.

Floyd County Schools will meet tonight for its monthly board meeting and will meet on the third Monday of each month going forward, a departure from the system’s previous schedule of Tuesday meetings.

Seated in conference rooms around the Berry College Krannert Center, teams made up of Floyd County Schools’ gifted fifth-grade students competed for the first-place Quiz Bowl trophy.

Student recognition was one of the main features of the Rome City Schools board of education meeting Tuesday night in the crowded lunchroom of Rome Middle School.

The Rome City Schools board of education will meet tonight at 5:54 p.m. in the cafeteria of Rome Middle School and will recognize student achievement at the school as well as showcase how the system celebrated Black History month.

A change in how state public school funds are handled has been discussed by the state Senate and has attracted criticism from local school officials who fear that the bill will create more problems than it solves.

Award-winning former CNN journalist and news executive Parisa Khosravi will speak at 7 p.m. March 25, as part of the Berry College Cecil B. Wright III Integrity in Leadership lecture series.

Floyd County Schools’ superintendent and board members pose with the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (center). Chip Hood (from left), Jay Shell, Madalyn Shell, DeVos, Jeff Wilson, Tony Daniel and Stephanie Scearce, vice president of Economic Development at Georgia Northwestern Techni…

Runners will report to the starting line Saturday morning at 8 a.m. where the annual Berry College Half Marathon will kick off, sending runners and walkers through the college’s 27,000-acre campus.

Some of Rome's future entrepreneurs put their talent to the test at Darlington School on Tuesday. Fourth graders participated in an Invention Convention, complete with a Shark Tank like pitch to teachers and staff to generate interest in their project.