Education

Students at W.L. Swain Elementary School have been practicing their STEAM skills and they recently created projects based on the book “Balloons Over Boadway” by Melissa Sweet, which tells the true story of Tony Sarg, a puppeteer who originally created the giant helium balloons of the Macy’s …

Red Bud Middle School REACH Georgia Scholar Eric Carpenter and Mackenzlee Roach recently signed their pledges to complete the state-wide scholarship program, which would entitle them to $10,000 in college scholarship funds upon graduation of high school.

Year-end standardized tests for Georgia public schools are poised to count for zero this school year after state education officials moved Thursday to lower the weight those scores have on students’ final grades from 20% to 0.01%.

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 60 students from Calhoun Middle and High School had the opportunity to participate in a seminar about overcoming obstacles in life, personal leadership development and preparing for college and career success. The morning session was targeted towards younger students in …

The Calhoun City Schools Board of Education met Monday at the board offices on North Wall Street. Maddie Beth and Nora Kate Gulledge, students at Calhoun Primary and Elementary schools, offered the Pledge of Allegiance and thanked all Veterans for their service to our country.

Graduation rates in Calhoun and Gordon County have continued to increase this year, according to an announcement from the Georgia Department of Education. They mirror an increase in statewide rates, which rose from 82% last year to 83.8% in 2020.

In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, members of the Calhoun Gordon County Retired Educators Association wanted to spotlight school custodians, so they created a treat bag for every custodian in the Calhoun City and Gordon County school systems, 75 custodians in all.

Red Bub Middle School’s FFA program announced this week that Kylie Hurd, now a freshman at Sonoraville High School, won the National FFA Antiscience Fair for her eighth grade project.

Sources of Strength members at Gordon Central High School enjoyed a Chick-fil-A Meet and Greet/Grab and Go recently. Members were able to hear a positive word and discuss ideas for the school year. They also presented Shenna Carroll, who is a battling cancer, with a banner so she knows that …

Calhoun High School senior Nicholas McGill has been named the Calhoun College and Career Academy Student of the Week for Nov. 2-6. According to Helen Hughey, the CCCA Public Safety teacher, “Nicholas has been an outstanding student in the Law & Public Safety pathway for the last three ye…

Ashworth Middle School announced the winners of the 2020 school-level spelling bee this week, and seventh-grader Seth Kolterman, was the overall winner. Lionel Ragsdale, and eighth-grader, was runner up. There were 72 participants in the bee, and it lasted 13 rounds. The winning word was “cocoa."

With 23 4-H’ers showing 122 head of livestock, Gordon County 4-H had an outstanding showing at the Georgia National Fair Livestock Shows in Perry across two weekends in October, said Alexandria Griner, and agent with UGA Extension in Gordon County.

Sara Elise Gallman recently won the Calhoun City Schools Technology Competition Logo Contest. Sara Elise's design will be placed on the tech competition T-shirts that all participants will receive. She also won a $50 gift card and a tech competition T-shirt.

Calhoun City Schools campuses will be closed on Thursday and students will take part in a distance learning day after Tropical Storm Zeta's transformation into Hurricane Zeta brought the threat of severe weather to Calhoun and Gordon County. 

Members of the Calhoun High School Thespian Troupe No. 2940 of the International Thespian Society (ITS), the honor society for high school theater students, collected 335 cans of non-perishables over the weekend that were donated to the Voluntary Action Center as part of Treat So Kids Can Ea…

Calhoun City Schools announced four Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest winners recently. This year's theme is "Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free." The students' posters will be displayed on the 2020 Drugs Don't Work poster and distributed to the schools for Red Ribbon Week.

Georgia public school officials have released a plan calling for the number of year-end tests required for the state’s K-12 students to be drastically reduced and replaced with assessments and coursework tailored more to individual students.

The International Thespian Society (ITS), the Honor Society for high school theater students, announced the participation of Calhoun High School Thespian Troupe No. 2940 in the Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat (TOTS Eat) program.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will be hosting a Free Application Week, Oct. 26-30, to help those who are seeking to enroll in spring semester.

As the world continues to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has stepped up its health and safety measures for the fall semester.

Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Calhoun Mayor Jimmy Palmer, from right, Calhoun-Gordon County Retired Educators Association President Ken Russell, and Gordon County Commission member Kevin Cunningham met recently so that the two local government representatives could sign a joint resolution declaring Nov. 1 as Retired Educ…

The University System of Georgia (USG) delivered an economic impact of $18.5 billion to the Peach State during fiscal 2019 while generating 157,770 jobs, system Chancellor Steve Wrigley reported this week.

Eight months after becoming Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) named Adult Echocardiography student Christina Bullock as the first runner-up for the top technical college stude…

Calhoun City Schools and construction officials, as well as other stakeholders gathered at the site of the new Calhoun City Schools Early Learning Academy on Monday to witness and partake in the groundbreaking ceremony.