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Rockdale County High School kicked off Spirit Week leading to the bonfire on Thursday and Homecoming Game Friday and Homecoming Dance on Saturday, Oct. 25, with Twins Day on Monday.

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Baxter Educational Summit outlines skills, education needed in upcoming jobs

Education leaders, stakeholders and officials from Newton, Rockdale and surrounding counties got an exciting peek at upcoming jobs in lucrative medical and science fields from medical manufacturing giant Baxter International, Inc. at an Education Summit hosted this past week at Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 3:12 p.m.

Dual enrollment meetings Oct. 18, 29

Parents and high school juniors and seniors interested in signing up for dual enrollment with local two-year colleges will want to attend upcoming meetings Oct. 29, starting 6 p.m. at the Rockdale Career Academ, and Oct. 18, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 5:55 a.m.
Heritage's Homecoming Royalty

Heritage's Homecoming Royalty

Heritage High celebrated Spirit Week leading up to Friday's Homecoming game against Lanier High with Pajama Day Monday, Character Day Tuesday, Twin Day Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, and Patriotic Friday.

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Posted: oct. 17, 2014 9:56 p.m.
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Rockdale SAT scores follow state, national dip

After increasing for two years, Rockdale SAT scores followed the state-wide and national trends in high schools' SAT scores with a significant dip for last year's graduating class.

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Posted: oct. 07, 2014 2:32 p.m.
Ullo named Teacher of the Year for Rockdale public schools

Ullo named Teacher of the Year for Rockdale public schools

IN BRIEF: Cherie Ullo, English teacher at the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, was named the 2014 Rockdale County Teacher of the Year in a ceremony Thursday night at Rockdale Career Academy.

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Posted: oct. 02, 2014 6:20 p.m.
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GPC Newton Open House Oct. 18

Potential college students hoping to explore a new career path, learn about classes for their major, or find out about student clubs and organizations, can attend the Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus open house Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 12:29 p.m.
Feeding the hungry with RCA, Jim N' Nicks and United Way

Feeding the hungry with RCA, Jim N' Nicks and United Way

Dozens of Rockdale Career Academy culinary arts students, under the supervision of Jim N' Nicks employees, chefs and cooks, helped prepare hundreds of plates of mouthwatering barbecue for the annual fundraiser for United Way and, new this year, Family Promise, the interdenominational hospitality network for homeless families. 

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Posted: sep. 25, 2014 11:35 a.m.
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Teachers with Bright Ideas win grant money

Teachers with Bright Ideas win grant money

Fifteen Rockdale County Public School teachers have been awarded grant money that will help them create an interactive experience with their lessons.

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Posted: sep. 24, 2014 4:34 p.m.
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RCPS bringing Enrichment Camp back for fall break

Rockdale County students can spend the upcoming fall break learning about the Native Americans or exploring various art forms during the annual Enrichment Camp.

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Posted: sep. 24, 2014 3:22 p.m.
In Jordan's Honor: Family to start grants for sports, RCHS donates to lupus research

In Jordan's Honor: Family to start grants for sports, RCHS donates to lupus research

It was a bittersweet moment for Claire Henry in the media center of Rockdale County High School Friday morning.

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Posted: sep. 23, 2014 8:21 a.m.
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Parent Academy free classes, Sept. 20

If you've ever wanted to learn a new skill or topic but didn't have the time, Saturday morning is the perfect opportunity. Rockdale County Public Schools will host its next Parent Academy on Sept. 20, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Rockdale Career Academy.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 4:10 a.m. | Updated: sep. 19, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Company's contract bid, contributions to school system questioned

The  Rockdale County school board approved a $371,224 warranty covering the school system's new tablets but not before the relationship between the contracted company - Lexicon Technologies, owned by a former school board member - and the school system was called into question by a resident Thursday night.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 3:41 a.m.
New culture: PBIS system aims to change behavior from the ground up in Rockdale schools

New culture: PBIS system aims to change behavior from the ground up in Rockdale schools

Eric Landers has been overhauling student behavior in public schools for well over a decade.

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Posted: sep. 16, 2014 6:02 p.m.
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Remembering 9/11 at Honey Creek Elementary

Remembering 9/11 at Honey Creek Elementary

How do you present an event as tragic and history-changing as September 11, 2001 to students who weren't even born when it happened?

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 4:42 p.m.
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MMS STEM student named 3M/Discovery 'Young Scientist'

MMS STEM student named 3M/Discovery 'Young Scientist'

Noah Crafts, a student at Memorial Middle School's STEM Academy, was named by Discovery Education and 3M as one of 36 state merit winners in the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8. 

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Posted: sep. 08, 2014 10:38 p.m. | Updated: sep. 10, 2014 10:46 a.m.
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RCPS Teacher of the Year finalists announced

RCPS Teacher of the Year finalists announced

Rockdale County Public Schools announced its top three finalists for Teacher of the Year with surprise visits Tuesday to the classrooms of CJ Hicks Elementary's Breana Vinings Brown, Rockdale Magnet School's Cherie Ullo and Davis Middle's Kim Kammerer.

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Posted: sep. 09, 2014 12:18 p.m.
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Rockdale Youth Leadership seeks nominees

Rockdale Youth Leadership is looking for sophomore nominees for this leadership development program.

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Posted: sep. 04, 2014 4:50 p.m.

Search for suspect causes RCHS lockdown

IN BRIEF: Rockdale County High School was put under a lockdown at the end of the school day due to the possible presence of criminal suspect in the area, according to a message by school officials to parents.

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Posted: sep. 04, 2014 3:49 p.m.
HTE douses Superintendent for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

HTE douses Superintendent for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Richard Autry was challenged by several people in the community to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In turn, he put down the gauntlet to RCPS schools; whichever principal's school came up with the largest donation in a 48 hour period would be the one to pour ice water on him.

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Posted: sep. 04, 2014 2:58 p.m.
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GPC marks 50th anniversary

Georgia Perimeter College celebrates the 50th anniversary with events beginning this week.

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Posted: sep. 03, 2014 11:52 p.m.

Lorraine Elementary lockdown ends after sweep due to possible bomb threat

A lockdown on Lorraine Elementary after a possible bomb threat was lifted shortly after noon Friday after a security sweep found the campus to be clear.

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 12:42 p.m.
Advisor of the Year: RCA Broadcast Video instructor James Dinsmoor honored by SkillsUSA

Advisor of the Year: RCA Broadcast Video instructor James Dinsmoor honored by SkillsUSA

Rockdale Career Academy’s Broadcast Video instructor and maestro James  Dinsmoor  was honored for the second year in a row with the prestigious SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year award for the Georgia region. The award honors dedicated career and technical education instructors who serve as SkillsUSA advisors.  

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Posted: aug. 29, 2014 12:30 a.m.
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GPTC hosts healthy choices fair

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) recently hosted a series of events targeting health and wellness on its DeKalb and Newton campuses. As a part of its “Be ACTive” initiative to encourage faculty, staff and students to engage in healthy choices that will nourish the mind, body and spirit, GPTC held a “Healthy Choices Fair” in the Conference Center on the college’s DeKalb Campus.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 6:46 p.m.

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