The Gordon County Schools Board of Education voted to approve the tentative fiscal year 2021-2022 budget at its meeting on Monday evening. No changes were made to the document since it was discussed at the board’s last meeting on April 26.
State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced the finalists for 2022 Georgia Teacher of the Year Thursday, including one Gordon County teacher.
Calhoun High School recently announced that senior Caleb McFarland was named its 2021 PAGE STAR Student, an honor earned through academic achievement and performance on the SAT. McFarland selected Dr. Sean McKenzie, a social studies teacher at Calhoun, as his STAR Teacher.
SHS Army JROTC “Phoenix” Battalion cadet Jaren McMullin, signed a $108,000 scholarship agreement with the University of North Georgia recently. After graduation, he will travel to Fort Benning for cavalry scout training in the Georgia Army National Guard and will be assigned to “Blackfoot” T…
The 2021 PAGE STAR Student for Sonoraville High School is Elijah Hibberts. Each STAR student chooses his or her most influential teacher as the STAR teacher, and Eli has chosen Mrs. Ashley Brookshire, SHS English teacher and Literary coach, as his STAR Teacher.
The Calhoun City Schools’ Board of Education met for their monthly meeting on Monday. Students, staff and community members were recognized by the Board of Education.
The Gordon County Board of Education will host an initial hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 at its meeting on Monday, May 10, following a final discussion about potential changes and considerations held this Monday evening at the College and Career Academy.
Students and faculty from local middle schools will face down mental and physical challenges on Tuesday, May 25, as part of the Red Bud Middle School Athletic Booster Club’s 7th annual Mud at the Bud fundraiser.
Calhoun Middle School held their Induction Ceremony for the National Jr. Beta Club on Tuesday morning, April 20, in the Calhoun Performing Arts Center. Inductees included 8th grade students meeting the academic, attendance and behavior requirements set forth by the organization. Calhoun Midd…
Ashworth Middle School students Hunter Parker and Carolynn Dooley recently won their divisions in FFA Middle School Record Book. Hunter won the Area 1 Crop Production category, and Carolynn won the Area 1 Power Structure and Technical Systems division, and advanced to state competition.
In 2009, Family Savings began offering $1,000 scholarships through the CV Glassco Memorial Scholarship Fund, named for our previous board chairman, CV Glassco who passed away in 2008.
On Saturday, April 17, the Calhoun High School Literary team earned the title of region champions for the third year in a row and their first year in class 5A. They took home first place finishes in seven of twelve events and will send all seven to compete for a state championship in the com…
Gordon County Schools honored students during its April Board of Education meeting who had won at the state and/or national level in their respective school-sponsored competitive events.
Congratulations to Mr. Dwight Craig, sixth grade ELA teacher, for being name Teacher of the Month and Assistant Principal Mr. Jesse Martin for being named Staff Member of the Month at Red Bud Middle School.
Despite major changes to the 2021 SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference, Georgia Northwestern Technical College students received six medals, one for each category entered, during the event.
Gordon County Schools announced during the district’s April Board of Education meeting on Monday that Gordon County Schools has earned system accreditation by Cognia, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers.
Following Board approval at the April Gordon County Board of Education meeting, Rebecca Champion will be promoted to the principalship at Fairmount Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year.
Gordon County Board of Education members participated in a budget planning session last month where they discussed items to benefit staff and students alike for the remainder of the current school year and for FY22.
Veteran Board member David Scoggins, who has served two terms on the Calhoun City Schools’ Board of Education will vacate his seat due to the appointment of his sister, Susan Bennett to the principalship of the new Early Learning Academy, scheduled to open in the fall of 2022.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with North Georgia EMC and Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated (a TVA retiree organization), recently awarded Tolbert Elementary School, $5,000 for a science, technology, engineering, and math education project.
Calhoun Elementary held its annual science fair recently. Third through fifth graders shared their love of science and research by designing research projects and presenting the projects to judges. First place was Caroline Surratt with “What Cleans Pennies the Best?” Second place was Lila Ra…
Pictured are the Calhoun Primary and Elementary School grade level Young Georgia Author winners for the 2020-2021 school year. Second grader Violet Coombe, from left, fifth grader Kathryn Land, third grader Joseph Battles, kindergartener Maeva Maynard. Not pictured is fourth grader Marley Hall.
Marketing Management student Stephanie Kuhrt was named Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s 2021 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership winner and Jeremiah Cooper, program director and instructor of Welding and Joining Technology, was selected as the college’s 2021 Rick Perkins Instruc…
Belwood Elementary School’s Tome Society Reading Bowl members and coaches finished the season placed among the top four schools, qualifying them to compete in the Tome Society Reading Bowl State Championship Thursday and were declared state champions. Mrs. Burnett, Mrs. Johnson, Maddie Angli…
After being evicted from his home two years ago, one Gordon County student tried to keep word of his circumstances private. He wasn’t sure what others would think about the news or how they might react to it. He did not want to be treated differently, and so, he kept up appearances. He did n…
The Gordon County Board of Education voted 6 to 1 to approve a 3-year contract extension for Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Fraker at a special called meeting to discuss budget and personnel matters on Tuesday, March 16. The contract also includes a pay increase of just under $23,000 per year.
Voters in Gordon County are now considering a 1-cent Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax that could generate millions to benefit Gordon County and Calhoun City schools.
Grady Leatherwood, left, Logan Sullivan and Patrick Thomas were just a few of the 6th grade science students at CMS who enjoyed a walk to the City Recreation Department last week to conduct a stream habitat survey. They collected water samples from the local creek to be used for testing. Stu…
Sonoraville High School sophomore Jaden Jernigan recently auditioned for the Georgia All-State Band and was named 5th chair trombone in the 9th and 10th Grade Concert Band.
The Gordon County Christian Ministerial Alliance recently donated to local families in need through the social workers for Calhoun City and Gordon County schools, who will utilize the funds as needed for their students and families under stress from COVID-19.
Read Across America Week went virtual this year at Red Bud Elementary. Pam Woods Treglown and Rosellen Burns, both retired teachers from Tolbert, and a former Social Studies teacher from Calhoun Junior High, Kyle Smith shared their favorite Dr. Seuss book with Ms. Cloer’s first grade class.