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Henry County spelling bee champ ready for next level
In her last chance to secure the district crown before her spelling bee career ended, Kathleen Mabutin, an eighth-grade student from Locust Grove Middle School, finally prevailed as the Henry Count...
February 17, 2015 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Individualized learning gains traction in Henry County schools
Henry County students who are receiving personalized, project-based lessons are better able to grasp the material because they themselves connect it to the real world, teachers said last week. At a...
February 13, 2015 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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STAR students, teachers recognized yesterday
Thirteen students from public and private schools across Henry County, along with their chosen teachers, were recognized by the Henry County Chamber of Commerce’s education committee at the annual ...
February 11, 2015 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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First lady visits Stockbridge to help kids get summer meals
This summer, volunteers will make it their mission to feed hungry children healthy meals during the months when school is not in session – and local businesses, summer camps and day cares can help ...
January 28, 2015 11:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry schools beat state CCRPI scores
The Georgia Department of Education released its third round of College and Career Ready Performance Index results last month, based on data from the 2013-14 school year. According to spokesman Mat...
January 21, 2015 04:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life-saving medical equipment donated to Henry County Middle School
Last week, Henry County Middle School in McDonough received an important piece of medical equipment — an automated external defibrillator — that can aid in saving student lives during incidents ste...
November 26, 2014 09:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Luella High art instructor named top county educator
Walking down the halls of Luella High School in Locust Grove, students, teachers and visitors can see the influence of Henry County Schools’ teacher of the year John Wood. That is because student a...
November 11, 2014 05:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barge endorses Democrat for superintendent
Republican state superintendent John Barge is endorsing the Democratic candidate seeking to take his place as the state's top education official. Barge said Thursday that Valarie Wilson will contin...
October 23, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Many colleges re-thinking sexual assault awareness
As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” — a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault. This year is different, tho...
September 11, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Educators: business partners will see return on investment
Henry County Superintendent Rodney Bowler and Locust Grove’s Strong Rock Christian School CEO Pat Stuart said last week there is a direct correlation between current trends in education and the suc...
August 20, 2014 12:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County schools, buses get upgrades
For the 2014-15 school year, students in Eagle’s Landing middle and high schools in McDonough and Henry County-wide school bus riders were greeted with new renovations and upgrades. Eagle’s Landing...
August 12, 2014 02:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry schools earn 100s on final standardized test
Several Henry County schools earned perfect scores on the final Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests taken in April by students in grades three through eight. All Tussahaw Elementary School third-...
July 23, 2014 01:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ola Middle student wins county’s first Harris leadership award
An eighth-grade Ola Middle School student is excelling in her leadership role with the National Beta Club, including winning the title of Georgia’s Junior Beta vice president. Taylor Johnson, 13, d...
July 23, 2014 01:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board to host millage rate hearing; plans no hike
The Henry County Board of Education will host one more meeting next week regarding the adoption of the millage rate for the 2014-15 school year before a final adoption vote is taken. There is no pr...
July 16, 2014 12:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Technical college officially opens Thursday
Henry County residents have a new option for higher education with a new building and expansions at the campus of Southern Crescent Technical College, located off of Ga. 81 and Tomlinson Street at ...
July 15, 2014 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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State end-of-course test results show positive trend; math still lags
UPDATE Aug. 5: System scores in charts; school scores online. Georgia students improved their performances on six out of the eight 2014 end-of-course tests compared to last year, according to data ...
July 15, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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