Education

Gordon Central’s Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition winners are ninth grader Kaylin Reid, from left, 11th grader Elaina Richardson, 12th grader Holli Kile and 10th grader Alexandria Rampley (not pictured). Winning entries will now move on to the system-level writing contest, and if ch…

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This year’s system level Young Georgia Author Winners for Red Bud Elementary School are first grader Gisele Lewis and third grader Marynell McLendon. Their writing pieces won first place in the system level competition for the Young Georgia Author writing contest. We wish them the best of lu…

Tolbert Elementary’s Avery Wiley was recently named the county level Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition winner for second grade. Avery will now move to the RESA level competition.

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Early voting began Monday for the Special Election that will determine whether the current 1-cent Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for local schools will be extended through June 2027.

Calhoun Elementary School conducted their annual Spelling Bee Wednesday. Jacob Bateman emerged as the Spelling Bee champion and Anthony Alvarez finished in second place. Other participants included Whit Queen, Addie Grace Hoblitzell, Dilan Lopez, Marley Roach, Mallie Reece, Jacob Bateman, Ka…

United Way of Gordon County would like to thank Calhoun High School’s construction trades class for building a new thermometer board for our campaign goal announcement! United Way is currently at 82% of our $750,000 goal. If you would like to make a donation, visit our website at

Bryson Burnette is with Boy Scout Troop 22, sponsored through Calhoun First United Methodist Church. For his Eagle project, Bryson wanted to do something special for the younger students at the Calhoun Primary/Elementary School. He designed sets of Calhoun Yellow Jacket cornhole boards to be…

Red Bud Middle School grade-level Gordon County School System winners of the Young Georgia Authors Competition. Winners are sixth grader Carden Sampson, left, with “The World Wide Pandemic” and seventh grader Morgan Guyton, right, with “The Voyagers.” These exceptional students and their wri…

Calhoun Primary School is proud to recognize our Huddle House “Write to Win” recipients for February. Students whose writing was selected will earn free meals at Huddle House for a month and their writing will be available in the restaurant for patrons to enjoy while dining. Please ask your …

Calhoun High School FBLA attended the Region Leadership Conference virtually this year, with students competing in eight events. Emilee Cornelison, from left, Jolie Jackson, Yetziel Figueroa and Henry Gutierrez all participated. Jackson and Cornelison placed second in Graphic Design, Gutierr…

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Gordon County Schools students will be required to wear protective face masks while riding school buses beginning Thursday, Feb. 18, in accordance with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mask-wearing order that builds upon a federal mask mandate announced Jan. 21 by President Joe Biden.

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Gordon County voters will cast ballots to determine whether to continue the already existing 1-cent Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (eSPLOST) for local schools on March 16. If approved, the tax would be extended through June 2027. If voted down, it would expire in June 2022.

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Red Bud Middle School recently recognized students for the Reaching Beyond Award for second nine weeks. These students were chosen by their teachers for consistently reaching beyond expectations.

Gordon Central High School’s Young Georgia Authors writing competition winners are, from left, ninth grader Kaylin Reid, eleventh grader Elaina Richardson and twelfth grader Holli Kile. Not pictured is tenth grade winner Alexandria Rampley. Winning entries will now move on to the system leve…

Shaw Industries recently donated water bottles to students at Calhoun City Schools. According to the company, Shaw’s continuous involvement with local schools throughout the pandemic strives to protect the area’s educators and future leaders. 

Ashworth Middle School’s school-level winners of the Young Georgia Authors Competition are sixth grader Karys Pickens, seventh grader Seth Kolterman and eighth grader Krystal Marshall. Their writing will proceed to the district level competition.

Calhoun High School 11th grader Shannon Yaeger-Rood is the Calhoun College and Career Academy (CCCA) Student of the Week for Jan. 4-8, 2021. He is an excellent student in the culinary arts pathway. His culinary teacher, Caroline Atkins, nominated him, stating, “I chose Shannon because he has…

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The Gordon County Board of Education unanimously voted Oct. 12, 2020, to name the historic Red Bud Dome the Freda Hunt Gymnasium. During its January 2021 meeting, the board held the official dedication ceremony.

Calhoun City Schools Superintendent Michele Taylor represented the school system at the People’s House Jan. 7 along with other superintendents who serve on Gov. Brian Kemp’s Superintendent Advisory Council. From left are Michael Duncan, superintendent of Pike County Schools; Taylor; Kemp; an…

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During a special joint meeting of the Calhoun City and Gordon County Boards of Education on Monday, Dec. 14, the boards voted to approve a sales and use tax for education resolution that will be put before voters on March 16.

Christmas came early for the 4,200 students in Calhoun City Schools. Shaw Industries Group Inc. donated refillable water bottles for all students in the district to use during the pandemic. The school system appreciates Shaw’s generosity and support during these challenging times. As a Partn…