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PHOTOS: Salem Graduation 2015

PHOTOS: Salem Graduation 2015

Salem High School's Class of 2015 held its commencement ceremony Saturday, May 23, 8 a.m. at the Ga. International Horse Park.

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PHOTOS: RCHS/Rockdale Magnet School graduation 2015

PHOTOS: RCHS/Rockdale Magnet School graduation 2015

Rockdale County Horse Park and Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology have their commencement ceremony Friday, May 22, at the Ga. International Horse Park.

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Posted: may. 22, 2015 5:32 p.m.
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PHOTOS: Heritage Graduation 2015

PHOTOS: Heritage Graduation 2015

Heritage High School's Class of 2015 walked the stage for commencement on Thursday evening at the Georgia International  Horse Park.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 7:38 p.m.
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Live Stream of high school graduations

Live Stream of high school graduations

Graduation for Rockdale, Heritage and Salem high schools will be live streamed online.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 3:55 p.m.
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Rockdale's Best and Brightest

Rockdale's Best and Brightest

Posted: may. 20, 2015 12:17 a.m.
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RCPS Valedictorians and Salutatorians announced

RCPS Valedictorians and Salutatorians announced

Rockdale County Public Schools high schools announced the following valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2014-2015 graduating class:

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Posted: may. 18, 2015 1:28 p.m.
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Teddy Riley to keynote GPTC commencement

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) announced that internationally renowned recording artist and producer Edward Theodore "Teddy" Riley will be the college's 2015 Spring Commencement Speaker.

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Posted: may. 13, 2015 8:10 p.m. | Updated: may. 14, 2015 8:06 a.m.
Mother's Day plant sale at RCA May 9

Mother's Day plant sale at RCA May 9

Just in time for Mother's Day, the Rockdale Career Academy's Future Farmers of America Club is holding a plant sale to raise funds for student activities.

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Posted: may. 08, 2015 1:26 p.m.
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UPDATE: Student faces charges for firing gun in school

UPDATE: Student faces charges for firing gun in school

UPDATE: The student who brought the gun that accidentally fired in a boys bathroom of Conyers Middle School, putting the school on lockdown Tuesday afternoon, now faces criminal charges.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:13 p.m. | Updated: may. 05, 2015 10:29 p.m.
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Rockdale students nominated for West Point, Air Force Academy

Rockdale students nominated for West Point, Air Force Academy

Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the names of the 21 Fourth District students, including two Rockdale students, who have been nominated to attend a U.S. military service academy - Military Academy (West Point), Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, and Merchant Marine Academy.

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Posted: may. 06, 2015 12:53 a.m.
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GPC's last commencement before merger

Georgia Perimeter College's 50th and final graduation under the GPC banner will take place Friday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. The college expects to become a unit of Georgia State University next January.

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Posted: may. 05, 2015 2:09 a.m.

3 percent pay raise for school employees proposed

With more money coming in from the state and growing student enrollment, Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) is looking at adding more teachers and reinstating resources that were cut during the recession years for next year's budget.

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Posted: apr. 30, 2015 3:25 p.m. | Updated: may. 02, 2015 12:15 a.m.
Rotary honors Top Seniors

Rotary honors Top Seniors

The Rotary Clubs of Conyers and Rockdale honored the top seniors in various subject areas at all three Rockdale County Public Schools high schools on April 23. RCPS Superintendent Richard Autry, Rockdale Rotary President Alan Bouzoubaa and Cheryl Cooper and Conyers Rotary President Thua Barlay and Diane Adoma were present to recognize the seniors.

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 2:41 p.m. | Updated: may. 01, 2015 4:37 p.m.
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Keep Your Head in the Game

Keep Your Head in the Game

Salem High School’s Thespian Troupe 5120 kept its head in the game and pumped up the school spirit with Disney’s “High School Musical,” staged April 23-26 at Salem High School. More photos at http://ezellsstudios.com (Photos courtesy of Ezell’s Studios)

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Posted: may. 01, 2015 2:49 p.m.
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Career Fair at Peachtree Academy

Career professionals and parents were invited to speak to middle school and high school students at Peachtree Academy's career fair in April.

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Posted: apr. 28, 2015 5:39 p.m. | Updated: apr. 29, 2015 11:59 a.m.
Sosby running for school board

Sosby running for school board

Rockdale County resident Ben Sosby is fixated on the money. 

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 12:44 p.m. | Updated: apr. 24, 2015 11:30 p.m.
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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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