Education

Brylen Cantrell, a graduating senior at Model High School, has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2020.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is proud to announce the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2019 fall semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hour…

Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the fall 2019 President’s List and Dean’s List. To achieve President’s List status, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and attain a minimum of nine semester hours of credit. To make Dean’s List, students must complete a mini…

Georgia Department of Education officials visited Anna K. Davie Elementary on Wednesday to perform a school assessment in regard to the district plan of support.

The Rome City school board will have a four-hour work session on Tuesday to discuss several topics — including a likely change to how they evaluate the school system’s superintendent.

Fifth grade students at Alto Park Elementary got to see their World War II education come to life on Friday when they got a visit from three members of the American Rosie the Riveter Association.

In an effort to get full participation in the 2020 census here in Floyd County, many subcommittees have been formed under the county’s Complete Count Committee. One of those subcommittees focuses on school efforts to make sure families are informed about the 2020 count.

Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College students have been selected as the college’s semifinalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, according to Trish Wiggins, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.

Romans have a rare chance to see two local, award-winning show choirs perform before they begin the 2020 competition season. On Monday, Jan. 27, at the Rome City Auditorium, the Rome High School and Rome Middle School show choirs will take the stage and preview their shows for the 2020 season.

Kerri Hammond, wife of the executive director of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, will be the featured speaker at Shorter University’s fourth annual Little Black Dress Tea on Saturday, Feb. 22.

The Rome City Schools board of education unanimously elected to keep Chair Faith Collins in her role for another year at the monthly meeting Tuesday. Collins has served on the board since 2001 and has been the chair since 2016.

The Rome City School Board is set to elect board officers at the next school board meeting which will take place at the RCS Central office at 508 E. Second St. on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

MAP testing is set to begin for Floyd County Schools next week and Superintendent Jeff Wilson says the best thing students can do to prepare is get a good night’s rest and eat a decent breakfast in the morning.

“I tried to prepare for our spelling bee by practicing my vocabulary words and practicing a list of words we were given before the competition. I practiced at least once every day,” Jones said. “I wanted to try and keep the words fresh in my mind, and I knew the practice would help. I also r…

As a new year gets underway at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, two new administrators have come aboard to oversee Academic Affairs at the college as well as its Foundation.

Floyd County Schools just completed the construction of the new gym at Armuchee High School, a $10 million project according to Superintendent Jeff Wilson. While members of the Armuchee community are excited about the new gym, he said, the work is far from over.

While his fellow graduates were walking across the stage in December, Dusty Powell was driving through Oklahoma on his way to the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, where he would begin work the following week.

The Floyd County College and Career Academy’s On The Job Training class is selling flip-top benches. The money will go back to the academy for student resources and field trips. The hope is to get the orders ready by Spring, but orders can be made now.