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Sosby running for school board

Sosby running for school board

Rockdale County resident Ben Sosby is fixated on the money. 

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Updated: apr. 24, 2015 11:30 p.m.

New principals of Memorial Middle, Hightower Trail Elementary named

IN BRIEF: Two new principals were approved by the Rockdale County school board Thursday night as the long-time heads of Memorial Middle and Hightower Trail Elementary transition to central office positions next school year.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2015 9:01 p.m.
Peachtree Academy to host Open House at Conyers and Covington campuses

Peachtree Academy to host Open House at Conyers and Covington campuses

Peachtree Academy Early Childhood Education Center and Private Schools invite prospective students and parents to an Open House to be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the main Conyers campus, 1801 Ellington Rd., Conyers, and the Covington campus 14101 Hwy 278, Covington.  

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Posted: apr. 23, 2015 6:14 p.m.
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Heritage Laws of Life winners honored

Heritage Laws of Life winners honored

The Conyers Rotary Club honored local high school participants of the Laws of Life contest and celebrated Heritage High freshman Jamie Gray, who placed third in the statewide Laws of Life Essay Contest. (To read Gray's moving essay, see below or click on PDF of winning essays attached to article.)

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 11:03 p.m.
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GPC tuition increasing 2.5 percent

Georgia Perimeter College tuition will increase 2.5 percent for the upcoming academic year.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2015 5:37 p.m.

Heritage's Laws of Life contest winners celebrated April 16

The Rotary Club of Conyers will host its Annual Laws of Life Essay Contest winners from Heritage High School on Thursday, April 16.

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Posted: apr. 13, 2015 8:24 p.m.

Five Governor's Honors finalists from RCPS named

Five Rockdale County students were named as finalists for the Governor's Honors program, a prestigious residential summer program for gifted and talented high school seniors in Georgia.

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Posted: apr. 12, 2015 8:38 p.m. | Updated: apr. 13, 2015 6:37 a.m.
Nobles wins first Oratorical Contest from Clerk of Courts, RCPS

Nobles wins first Oratorical Contest from Clerk of Courts, RCPS

Conyers Middle School's Joi Nobles was named the winner of the inaugural Oratorical Competition held March 28 by Rockdale County Clerk of Courts Ruth Wilson's Office and Rockdale County Public Schools.

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Posted: apr. 03, 2015 7:39 p.m.
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Schools, nonprofits highlight Child Abuse Prevention Month in April

Schools, nonprofits highlight Child Abuse Prevention Month in April

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and to bring more attention to this critical issue, Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS), Rockdale County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), and Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale (PCAR) are partnering this month to encourage all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Rockdale County a better place for children and families.

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Posted: apr. 03, 2015 10:19 a.m.
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GPTC student named state EAGLE winner

GPTC student named state EAGLE winner

Georgia Piedmont Technical College student Justin Walters was selected by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) as the statewide 2015 EAGLE (Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education) Award winner for demonstrating outstanding achievement in the state's adult education program.

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Posted: apr. 01, 2015 7:01 p.m.
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Magnet School junior wins BioGENEius Challenge in Georgia

Magnet School junior wins BioGENEius Challenge in Georgia

The Georgia Bio and the Georgia BioEd Institute today named Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology (RMSST) junior Molly Niemczyk as the winner of the 2015 Georgia BioGENEius Challenge, the premier competition for high school students that recognizes outstanding research and innovation in the biotechnology field.

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Posted: mar. 31, 2015 2:41 p.m.
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GPC in bloom for Daffodil Festival, March 31-April 1

GPC in bloom for Daffodil Festival, March 31-April 1

Georgia is in bloom, and Georgia Perimeter College is preparing to celebrate spring with a two-day meeting of the minds at its annual Daffodil Festival, March 31-April 1.

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Posted: mar. 30, 2015 2:47 p.m.
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Meeler named new principal of Honey Creek Elementary for 2015-16 year

Hillary Meeler was approved by the Rockdale school board Thursday night to become the next principal of Honey Creek Elementary starting in the 2015-2016 school year.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 5:39 a.m.

High school tablet rollout hits delay with sudden end of My Big Campus software

UPDATED: The parent company that operates the My Big Campus instructional and content management software used by all Rockdale County Public Schools students and teachers is pulling the plug on the program in its current form by the end of the school year, RCPS Superintendent Richard Autry told the school board Thursday. This is likely to delay the rollout of tablets and laptops to high schools students, which was originally scheduled for next school year as part of the multi-year "one-to-one" technology initiative.

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Posted: mar. 20, 2015 5:09 a.m.
First Baptist's Chesney, RCPS's Smith named Barnes Honorary Social Worker awardees

First Baptist's Chesney, RCPS's Smith named Barnes Honorary Social Worker awardees

Vicki Chesney, coordinator of the Conyers First Baptist First Responders program, was named a winner of the Laura H. Barnes Honorary Social Worker award, named after a former school social worker who died suddenly in 2012, for a person in the community who exemplifies the qualities of a school social worker.

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Posted: mar. 19, 2015 11:54 p.m.
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Rockdale school climate and quality ratings released

The Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) recently released the first School Climate Star Rating Report, which aims to give parents a thumbnail look at the quality and culture of a school.

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Posted: mar. 18, 2015 7:38 a.m. | Updated: mar. 18, 2015 3:44 p.m.

Parent Academy free classes March 21

The spring district-wide Parent Academy provided by Rockdale County Public Schools is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 a.m. at Rockdale Career Academy. All caring adults are invited to attend this free event.

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Posted: mar. 17, 2015 8:49 a.m. | Updated: mar. 17, 2015 8:53 a.m.

Clerk of Courts launches speech competition for 8th graders

The Rockdale County Clerk of Courts Office is partnering with Rockdale County Public Schools to provide eighth grade students an opportunity to compete with their oratorical skills and win a cash prize on March 28, 10 a.m. - noon, at Conyers Middle School.

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Posted: mar. 13, 2015 3:10 p.m.
First Lady visits Oak Hill Elementary for Read Across Georgia Month

First Lady visits Oak Hill Elementary for Read Across Georgia Month

Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal visited Oak Hill Elementary in Newton County Wednesday morning as part of the Read Across Georgia Month, a campaign that supports increased childhood literacy in the state.

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Posted: mar. 11, 2015 11:59 a.m.
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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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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 11:28 a.m.
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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.

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