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Rotary honors STAR students, teachers for 2015

Rotary honors STAR students, teachers for 2015

The Rockdale and Conyers Rotary clubs honored the student in the top 10 percent of their grade with the highest SAT score from each high school and an influential teacher named by each of the students.

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What's in store for the Georgia Milestones

The word "assessment" might make students, parents and even some teachers nervous.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 3:53 p.m. | Updated: feb. 25, 2015 12:54 a.m.

Rockdale, Heritage named AP Honor Schools

Heritage and Rockdale County high schools were named 2015 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools by Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods.

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Posted: feb. 19, 2015 5:17 p.m.
RMSST team wins trip to National Ocean Science Bowl

RMSST team wins trip to National Ocean Science Bowl

Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology competed in the Georgia- South Carolina Southern Stingray National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) Regional at Savannah State on Saturday, Feb. 7.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2015 8:43 p.m.
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RMSST robotics team places third in world competition

RMSST robotics team places third in world competition

The Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology robotics team recently tied for third place in the world at the Zero Robotics Finals. The team traveled to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on January 16th to watch a live feed from the International Space Station (ISS) as their code ran on autonomous robots located on the ISS.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2015 8:35 p.m.
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DMS, SCE students at Capitol Art Exhibit

DMS, SCE students at Capitol Art Exhibit

Davis Middle eighth grade art students Sophie Mosely and Raegan Owen and Shoal Creek Elementary students Alexander Thomas and Chloe Lindo had work displayed at the Georgia State Capital for the annual Capitol Art Exhibit. The Art Exhibit is cosponsored by the Georgia Art Education Association and the Office of the Secretary of State.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2015 8:32 p.m.
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Gov.'s failing-school overhaul bill brings caution

Governor Nathan Deal’s recently proposed “Opportunity District,” where the state would take over failing schools and place them into a new state-wide district under the Governor’s office, drew an apprehensive reception from the Rockdale school board Thursday.

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Posted: feb. 14, 2015 7:53 p.m. | Updated: feb. 15, 2015 7:57 p.m.
Rockdale County Spelling Bee champion crowned

Rockdale County Spelling Bee champion crowned

Memorial Middle School student Brandon Hong won the 2015 Rockdale Count Spelling Bee Friday morning. The winning word he had to spell was "prima donna." Hong will move forward to compete in the District 5 spelling bee competition, organized by the Georgia Association of Educators, on Feb. 28. Winners from that bee will have a chance to go on to the state-wide contest on March 20, 11 a.m. at Georgia State Univerisity.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2015 7:45 p.m.
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RCPS enrichment camp for winter break Feb. 16-19

Rockdale County Public Schools will again hold an Enrichment Camp for students in grades 2-8 at the Rockdale Career Academy during the week of February intercession, Feb. 16 - 19 from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Rockdale County students can spend the week solving crimes with the CSI class or learning about Bavarian culture as they study Germany during the annual Enrichment Camp.

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Posted: feb. 06, 2015 10:30 a.m. | Updated: feb. 06, 2015 10:33 a.m.

Local named GPTC Instructor of the Year

Sherry Lowery

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Posted: feb. 06, 2015 10:05 a.m. | Updated: feb. 06, 2015 10:11 a.m.

GPTC President: Get GED and college degree in two years

The president of the United States made a proposal to offer citizens a free community college education during last month's State of the Union Address.

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Posted: feb. 03, 2015 6:46 p.m.

Heritage student on State Superintendent's Student Advisory Council

State School Superintendent Richard Woods has selected 64 Georgia students - including a Heritage High School student from Conyers - to serve on his 2015 Student Advisory Council.

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Posted: feb. 02, 2015 4:23 p.m.

Financial aid application help at College Goal Sunday, Feb. 8

Financial aid experts will be available to assist college-bound students and their families complete and submit the FAFSA at this year's College Goal Georgia event held Sunday, Feb. 8, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 8:18 p.m. | Updated: jan. 29, 2015 6:19 a.m.
CMS aerospace program shows promise

CMS aerospace program shows promise

A new aerospace engineering program in the Rockdale County Public Schools system could be the launching pad to many future careers in the aviation industry. 

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 5:19 p.m.
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Gastroenteritis at Honey Creek Elementary keeps kids home

Honey Creek Elementary is undergoing a thorough cleaning this weekend after an outbreak of gastroenteritis, along with other flu-like sicknesses, kept students and teachers home this week.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 3:16 p.m.
GPTC President appointed to Ga. Chamber board

GPTC President appointed to Ga. Chamber board

Georgia Piedmont Technical College President Dr. Jabari Simama, President was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

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Posted: jan. 21, 2015 6:51 p.m.
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August start for 2015-16 school calendar proposed

August start for 2015-16 school calendar proposed

Rockdale County Board of Education will vote on a 2015-2016 calendar that starts the school year for students on August 3 and ends May 27, 2016.

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Posted: jan. 09, 2015 10:51 a.m.
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McBrayer renewed as school board chair

McBrayer renewed as school board chair

After a tense and brief discussion at the school board worksession Thursday night, current school board chairman Jim McBrayer was chosen again for the position in a 5-0 vote; members Katrina Young and Sharon Pharr abstained from voting. Members McBrayer, Wales Barksdale, Mandy North and Tony Dowdy voted for McBrayer.

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Posted: jan. 08, 2015 11:06 p.m.
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