ATLANTA — With her children struggling in many classes last spring, Kelli Rivera became so frustrated with how her suburban Atlanta district was handling the coronavirus pandemic that she withdrew them to home-school them. They're back in public school and mostly attending class in person. For now.
Georgia students have the opportunity to turn their dreams into college savings through this year’s “My Life’s Dream” Challenge, sponsored by the state of Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan.
Students and staff of Griffin Christian School recently donated snacks to the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. SCSO Chief Dept. Tony Thomason is pictured with Stella Olsen, Sydney Smith, Haley Books and Jenny Books.
BARNESVILLE — The Gordon State College Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the Regina Lewis-Ward Empowerment Scholarship, which has been established by Georgia House of Representatives member Regina Lewis-Ward.
BARNESVILLE — Dr. Stephen Raynie, a professor of English at Gordon State College, was named president of the Georgia Organization for Student Success (GOSS) during its recent annual conference.
A bill to criminalize hazing on Georgia college and university campuses that comes after the death of a fraternity pledge in Louisiana passed in the state Senate on Friday.
ATLANTA — A trio of bills aimed at separating Georgia school sports teams between children assigned male or female at birth have cropped up in the General Assembly, sparking backlash from LGBTQ advocates who view the measures as discriminatory toward transgender persons.
Teachers, school staff and certain other vulnerable groups in Georgia will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting on March 8, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday.
ATLANTA — More than 4,000 Georgia students could get state money to attend private schools or be home-schooled next year under a measure passed Thursday by the House Education Committee.
ATLANTA — Home-schooled athletes are one step closer to being able to play on their local public school team after the Senate voted 39-15 to pass Senate Bill 51 on Wednesday.
Keith Simmons was sworn as the Griffin-Spalding County School System's new superintendent during a brief ceremony Tuesday by the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education. Spalding County Probate Court Judge Jan Hunt (right) administered the oath, while Simmons wife, Donna (left), accompani…
Sources confirmed Tuesday that Griffin High and former Spalding High and Carver Road Middle coach Bart Pinckney, 53, died Monday at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston.
Dr. Mack Bullard, the former director of strategic talent management for the Griffin-Spalding County School System, has been named the new superintendent of schools of Twiggs County Public Schools.
The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) has started a new program to help schools identify vulnerabilities at their facilities and improve their level of safety.
Georgia lawmakers have revived debate on a measure to let undocumented students pay in-state tuition for Georgia public colleges and universities that stalled in the General Assembly last year.
This month’s School Spotlight featured Carver Road Middle School during the Griffin-Spalding County School Board’s meeting on Feb. 2. Pictured from left are Interim Superintendent Dr. Donald Warren, Carver Road Middle Assistant Principals Dr. Corenza Barnes and Angel Pugh, Board members Barb…
A bill to remove student discipline from factoring into a five-star rating for schools and districts cleared a state Senate committee Wednesday.
ATLANTA — Georgia state senators are agreeing with Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan to encourage more military veterans to become teachers and to change what teachers learn in college.
CHICAGO — Several historically Black colleges and universities will receive more than $650,000 in grants to preserve their campuses as part of a new initiative announced Tuesday.
Spalding High School took second place at the recent Regional One Act Play Competition in Perry. The cast received Best Ensemble for its production of “Our Place” by Terry Gabbard. Janie Parker, a junior, had to step in on the day of competition to learn a role she had not been rehearsing on…
Futral Road Elementary School celebrated 100 days of school on Feb. 5. Students dressed up like they were 100 years old for their Google Meet sessions with their teachers and classmates. Here are some photos from the day.
Due to COVID-19, the SkillsUSA Region 5 competition was conducted online from Jan. 11 to 19. Griffin High School construction student Savannah Cannady tested in Electrical Construction Wiring on Jan. 13 and then won first place in the Electrical Construction Wiring competition. Savannah will…
The Griffin-Spalding County Library — in partnership with the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) — will launch its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program on March 1.
On Friday, Feb. 12 from noon to 1 p.m., the Georgia Archives’ Lunch and Learn live event will be available to the public through Microsoft Teams.
Camelot Theatre Company is presenting “Beauty and the Beast” this weekend. The production’s cast ranges in age from nine to around 50 years old along with five cast members new to Camelot — including new Griffin High School drama teacher Charles Ellerby. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, o…
Proposals to raise the age Georgia children can drop out of school from 16 to 17 and to nix discipline reporting from a required school performance rating were the focus of debate between Georgia Senate lawmakers on Wednesday.
Beginning Thursday, the Griffin-Spalding County School System will deliver free multi-day breakfast and lunch meal packets for all students and children in the community to pick up and take home.
Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled a legislative package Tuesday aimed at recruiting more teachers from the ranks of retired educators and military veterans to boost the quality of Georgia schools.
BARNESVILLE —Gordon State College Athletics has announced 38 student-athletes were honored on the dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester — including 11 women and men on the baseball, softball and women’s soccer teams earning a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the fall 2020 term.
English teachers are deciding which books to skip. History teachers are condensing units. Science teachers are often doing without experiments entirely.
Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education Vice-Chair Sue McDonald (far right) presents Jordan Hill Elementary Principal Dottie English (center) and Assistant Principal Jonathan McGavin (right, center) with the School Spotlight Award during the board’s meeting on Jan. 12. Also pictured, from…
BARNESVILLE — Gordon State College’s nursing department partnered with District 4 Public Health to administer COVID-19 vaccines in Barnesville on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Cronic Chevrolet Buick GMC continues to support youth sports in Griffin and Spalding County — this time with a $1,500 check for the athletic teams at Griffin Christian High School.
ATLANTA — The University System of Georgia will conduct a national search for a successor to retiring Chancellor Steve Wrigley, the system announced Monday.
As a part of a three-year program, 4-H Tech Changemakers challenged 4-H youth leaders to conduct trainings to educate their communities about digital literacy with the goal of increasing the adoption of technology in rural counties in Georgia.
Though many 4-H programs and in-person events have been canceled due to the pandemic throughout 2020, some local 4-Hers persisted and excelled virtually.