WEATHER ALERT: Good afternoon, Floyd County families! Due to the threat of severe weather, all after school and extracurricular activities are cancelled for Monday, March 19. After School Care will close promptly at 5 pm. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your day.

Floyd County Schools’ Academic Quiz Bowl Competition

Gifted education students from all schools in Floyd County gathered at Berry College on Tuesday and Wednesday for their annual Academic Quiz Bowl Competition. Area fifth graders competed in the elementary division on Wednesday for first, second, or third place honors while the sixth, seventh and eighth grade students competed on Thursday.

The Academic Quiz Bowl is a county-wide academic competition that was started 16 year...s ago to bring all Floyd County gifted students together to compete in academics. Fifth-grade gifted students in Floyd County Schools participate in the elementary division. The students compete in academic areas of math, science, vocabulary, spelling, trivia, literature, and geography.

After nine rounds of competition Armuchee Elementary took first place honors for the elementary division with Johnson Elementary following with second place and Model Elementary taking third place honors. The Floyd County middle schools will arrive on Wednesday for their competition. Each school brings a team of Kaleidoscope students who have qualified to be on the Quiz Bowl Team to represent their school. The Middle School results were as follows:
6th grade winners- Armuchee Middle School
7th grade winners- Coosa Middle School
8th grade winners- Model Middle School

The Middle School Competition also issues overall winners for all three grade levels. The winners were:
1st- Model Middle School
2nd (Tie) - Armuchee Middle School and Coosa Middle School
3rd - Pepperell Middle School

The quiz bowl competitions promote student academic growth in problem solving, critical thinking, communication skills, and advanced research skills. The activities also promote leadership and provide motivation for students to excel in academics. The quiz bowls are local school system events with no region or state competitions. McCall Govignon, Director of Advanced Academic Programs for Floyd County Schools, considers this type of academic program important for elementary and middle school children.

“Academic competitions, like the quiz bowl, give these children the opportunity to shine and display their talents," Govignon said. "The academic event also better prepares students for participating in academic decathlon competitions at the high school level.”

Mrs. Govignon also thanked Berry College for being a community partner with this endeavor. “Berry continues to be a wonderful community partner and a supporter of our county’s academic endeavors. We appreciate their continued support!”

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(Contributed by Judy Roebuck)

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Watch Pepperell High School's Caps & Grounds presentation LIVE from Confluence Rome!

Off-duty police officers have already begun to monitor the four school zones of the Floyd County school system.

Off-duty police officers have already begun to monitor the four school zones of the Floyd County school system and assessments are in the works to determine how to add “security

Dr. John Jackson announces his retirement.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Floyd County Schools Recovers More than $1.13 Million from Liquidation of Forfeited and Seized RICO Items

Wednesday afternoon, Floyd County Schools (FCS) received two checks totalling $1,138,007.06 of returned funds from the ongoing investigation relating to allegations that include several former employees of FCS accused of violating the Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and other crimes. The investigation opened up in O...ctober 2014, and has led to the arrests of 13 people including the school system’s former maintenance director.

“The RICO case has caused a lot of unneeded dissension in the county and we’re ready to put it to rest and put it behind us,” said Floyd County Police Department (FCPD) Chief Mark Wallace.

The Floyd County Forfeiture Account, held by the FCPD, returned $637,510.08 of funds. The Receiver, appointed by the Floyd County District Attorney’s Office, returned $500,496.98.

“We’re glad this is coming to an end and we’re more than happy to return the funds to the school system,” said FCPD Major Jeff Jones. “From day one, Chief Wallace and I have said it’s important to get the funds back to the kids, communities, and tax payers of Floyd County.”

FCS Superintendent Dr. John Jackson said he can't say enough good things about the FCPD for the professional and honorable manner in which they conducted the investigation and worked with FCS to maximize the amount of funds recovered and returned for the education of the children of Floyd County. “The timing couldn’t be better with the security needs of our system and these funds will help with some of those improvements,” he added. “It’s a good day for our students and all of Floyd County!”

“The silver lining in all of this is learning how hard the men and women of our local law enforcement and district attorney’s office work for our community,” said FCS Deputy Superintendent Dr. April Childers. “These are people most of us do not work with on a daily basis, but when you need them, they are there.”

In addition, earlier this year FCS and Johnson Controls announced that they had reached an agreement resolving all disputes between them. The agreed-upon resolution involved a lump-sum cash payment of $2.3 million by Johnson Controls to FCS, a two-year services contract, a preferred JCI service agreement, and a release of any right to funds held by the Floyd County Police Department -- resulting in a settlement valued at approximately $2.7 million.

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Wanted to congratulate Zoey Tatum on the razor thin margin that separated her HeART from the top spot in the people's choice contest! First and second place were so close!! Well done! #romearts #HeART2018 #redmondregionalmedicalcenter

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Rome Area Council for the Arts (RACA) posted 4 photos.

Congratulations to our 2018 Rome Community HeART Project People's Choice Winner! "Drawn to Life" by Pepperell High School's Calysta Long and Morgan Davis! Way t...o go ladies! Thanks to everyone who participated and of course to Redmond Regional Medical Center for their support! #romearts #HeART2018 #redmondregionalmedicalcenter

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Thank you to Floyd County Sheriff's Office, Floyd County Police Department, Floyd County Emergency Management, and Floyd County E-911 GA for meeting with us this morning to collaborate on how to make our schools safer! Join us at the March Regular Board Meeting next Tuesday at 6 p.m. for an update on our school safety measures.
#FloydCoSchools #blessed

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Please share! Change up tomorrow's lunch plans and try something different! A percentage of the sales will be donated to Floyd County Schools.

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This Saturday!

Model Lady Devils Basketball

Wow,wow,wow!!! The Lady Devils are headed back to the Final Four in Milledgeville!! The Lady Devils will be playing Laney High School at 2pm at Georgia State Co...llege. The greatest fans in the world never cease to amaze us!! Thanks for showing up and showing out!! See you guys in Milledgeville!! #Final4Bound #BBN

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Please join us for our first ever Food Truck Friday! Spartan Smoothies, Runnin Wild BBQ, Sugar Rush & Grill, Speakcheesy, and Fuddruckers will be set up for lunch on Friday, March 2nd from 11 am to 2 pm in the parking lot across from the entrance of the FCBOE building. A percentage of sales will go to benefit the children of Floyd County. Please share this event with everyone!! It is open to the public.

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STAR students named for Floyd County, Rome City schools

Jerry Cable from Armuchee High and Peter Liu of Darlington were honored Friday as the local STAR students for Floyd County and the city of Rome. The teenagers were recognized
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#statehoops: Congratulations to the Model Lady Blue Devils as they move on to the 2A Elite 8 by defeating Callaway 71-25. Next game: Tuesday, Feb. 27, vs. Dodge County. Latest headlines at

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