Education

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…

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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.

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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.

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.

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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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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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…

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College will be hosting Free Application Week, April 5-9, to help those who are seeking to enroll in summer semester.

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…

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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.