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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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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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Rockdale schools hit with flu wave

Rockdale County Public Schools have been hit with a wave students and staff succumbing to influenza and other sicknesses, particularly in its elementary schools, in the last week before students and staff go on their two-week winter break.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 12:13 p.m.

Rockdale school system scores higher than state on CCRPI

Rockdale public schools scored higher than the state as a system on the newly released Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index, which measures schools and school districts on a 100 point scale. Rockdale's middle schools averaged slightly lower than the state and high schools averaged lower than the state average. The CCRPI is the new accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement in Georgia. The U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia's waiver from NCLB on Feb. 9, 2012.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 6:47 p.m.

Ga. Int'l Horse Park named as graduation site for RCPS

Rockdale County Public Schools announced its high school graduation ceremonies will be held at the Georgia International Horse Park this year as the three high school stadiums have their grass replaced with artificial turf.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 3:23 p.m.

Specialty program Open House for CMS, EMS, SE, SHS coming up

Open Houses continue for Rockdale County Public Schools' specialty programs with seats for students outside the school's zone.

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Posted: dec. 11, 2014 3:37 p.m.

Rockdale students excel on statewide writing test

Rockdale County Public Schools high school students continued their trend of setting high marks on the Georgia High School Writing Test this year.

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Posted: dec. 10, 2014 8:56 p.m. | Updated: dec. 11, 2014 7:58 a.m.

Board of Distinction status for Rockdale school board

The Rockdale County Board of Education was named a 2014 Board of Distinction by the Georgia School Boards Association on  Friday. 

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Posted: dec. 09, 2014 8:04 p.m.

Salem High, Hightower Trail Elementary teachers named Ga. Power grant winners

Two Rockdale teachers were among the 42 recipients named to receive Georgia Power's annual New Teacher Assistance Grants. Tishida Smith of Salem High School and Betsy Mitchell Hightower Trail Elementary will each receive $1,000 to help start their classroom careers.

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Posted: dec. 05, 2014 7:39 p.m. | Updated: dec. 08, 2014 8:31 a.m.

High school students excel on statewide writing test

Rockdale County Public Schools high school students continued their trend of setting high marks on the Georgia High School Writing Test this year. 

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Posted: dec. 05, 2014 11:21 a.m.

Young named to Governor's Education Advisory Board

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the new members who will serve on his Education Advisory Boards. The four boards are comprised of school superintendents, principals, teachers and local school board members from each congressional district who will meet with the governor and his staff over the next year to provide input on education policy issues facing the state.

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Posted: dec. 03, 2014 4:46 a.m.

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