Saturday, May 18, 2013
What would you say about Cartersville Schools Teachers of the Year Paige Robbins, Rachel Phillips, Debbie Justus and Michelle Stone? Tell us about them or leave your words of congratulations in the comments!
After honoring its 2014 Teachers of the Year at Monday's board meeting, Cartersville Schools named its system Teacher of the Year, Paige Robbins, Wednesday at a luncheon at Stonewall Manor, which was sponsored by Renasant Bank. Here's more about the 2014 Teachers of the Year: Cartersville Primary School Teacher of the Year and Cartersville School Teacher of the Year: Paige Robbins Teacher Paige Robbins is in her 16th year in education, the last 13 with Cartersville Schools. She has taught in kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms at CPS. She has an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University, a Masters Degree from Piedmont College, and is currently in a doctorate program in Instructional …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Interested? E-mail me at Liz.Kennedy@patch.com today and learn more about Patch Local Voices.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Students, parents, coaches, boosters are all welcome on Cartersville Patch.
Are you a regular at high school sporting events in Cartersville and Bartow County? Whether you're a high school student, a coach, a parent or just an enthusiastic sports fan who would like to share your local sports knowledge with the community, we'd love to have you as a blogger. If you're interested in blogging about high school sports on Cartersville Patch, I'd love to hear from you! Interested? E-mail me at Liz.Kennedy@patch.com today and learn more about Patch Local Voices.
The Emerson nonprofit has Monday-through-Friday camps set to start June 3 and 24 and July 8. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Tracie and Ebony Banks, Bartow County and students at Medtech College in Marietta, enrolled the same day, though they picked different programs.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Cartersville schools fared well in the College and Career Ready Performance Index, which replaces Adequate Yearly Progress reports, while some Bartow County schools scored below Georgia's average.
The first test of Georgia's alternative to No Child Left Behind has yielded fairly good marks for Cartersville schools and a mixed bag for the Bartow County school system. According to the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), students at the elementary, middle and high school levels of Cartersville's public school system and the elementary level of Bartow's topped the state average on a wide-ranging accountability spectrum. The index grades each school in the state on a 100-point scale, measuring achievement (70 points) and tracking progress points (15 points) and achievement gap points (15 points). The statewide average is 83.4 for elementary schools, 81.4 for middle schools and 72.6 for high schools. Cartersville Schools …
Mary Smith of Cartersville says she's set to graduate from Cass High School in 2013, but needs help selecting the dress she'll wear to the ceremony. Help her decide!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A couple of Cartersville police reports caught our eye, but chronicle alleged crimes and the people involved are assumed innocent until their cases are settled in the courts.
A couple of police reports chronicling alleged criminal incidents in Cartersville and Bartow County in the last day or so caught our eyes at Cartersville Patch. Here are the stories: A Cartersville woman originally pulled over for an inoperable brake light allegedly told police officers they'd have to physically fight her to get a mug shot following her arrest. Stephanie Leigh Gaglione's mug shot, however, was taken at the Bartow County jail, according to Cartersville Patch's crime blotter. A Cartersville Police Department officer spotted the 2008 Nissan Armada driven by Gaglione, 45, of Mission Ridge Drive, on West Avenue about 4 a.m. Sunday, and arrested Gaglione on a DUI charge. Gaglione's vehicle was turned over to her husband, …
Ga. Dept. of Education releases new performance indicator.
Today the Georgia Department of Education released its first Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures elementary, middle and high schools on a 100-point scale. According to a press release, "the CCRPI is the new accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement in Georgia." The department stated that the average score for Georgia’s elementary schools is 83.4, middle schools is 81.4 and high schools is 72.6. Click here to see how Cartersville schools fared on the tests or check out our accompanying PDF. “I am very pleased that we now have a school improvement measure as in-depth as the College and Career Ready Performance Index,” said State School …
Monday, May 6, 2013
A runner’ gesture cost his high school a trip to the state championships. Tell us if you think the ruling on the gesture was right on, or if the disqualification was unwarranted.
A high school’s chance to compete in the state championships was halted last month despite a winning performance from four of its athletes. Columbus High School saw four of its athletes take first in the 4 x 100-meter relay. But the team was disqualified, according to KHOU 11 News, after its final runner, Derrick Hayes, pointed up to the sky as he crossed the finish line. The DQ was levied as the gesture violated a rule that prohibits excessive acts of celebration, and it cost the school an opportunity to make it to the state championships. Hayes’ father said he believes his son made the gesture to give thanks to God. “It was a reaction,” K.C. Hayes said. “I mean you’re brought up your whole life that God gives you good things, you’re …