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 …
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 …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The 2013 'U.S. News & World Report' Best High Schools ranks CHS as No. 31 in Georgia and No. 1,590 nationally.
Cartersville High School is one of the best across the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report, which analyzed 21,035 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia for its 2013 Best High Schools rankings. The rankings are based on "the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college-bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators," according to U.S. News & World Report. The Best High Schools are determined with a three-part process: the first two parts ensure the schools well serve all their students using state proficiency tests as …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
'Room at the Table: Georgia’s School Governance Experiment' offers the first account of an innovative school governance experiment and includes snapshots from local city schools.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Both the county and city school systems Monday night approved calendars for the upcoming year.
Tuesday, February 12
Cartersville City and Bartow County schools students will start the 2013-2014 academic year on Aug. 7. During Monday night meetings, both local school systems approved 2013-2014 calendars, which list corresponding breaks and start and end dates. The Cartersville school board also approved calendars for the next two years, in addition to other items. Highlights of the 2013-2014 school year for both Cartersville and Bartow students include: Tell us what you think in the comments, share your photos and videos, and don’t miss any of the local news you care about—subscribe to Cartersville Patch's newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Bartow County Tea Party Director Gail Engelhardt and local resident Paul Nally are asking a probate judge to set a warrant hearing for alleged criminal violations by Cartersville City schools employees and board members.
Thursday, January 24
Bartow County Tea Party Director Gail Engelhardt and local resident Paul Nally, the pair who took a Bartow Schools board member to court, have filed another lawsuit, which takes aims at Cartersville City Schools employees and board members. Superintendent Howard Hinesley and employee Lisa Bell, who also serves as foreman of the grand jury, in addition to school board members are named in the filing, which is attached and request a warrant hearing in Bartow County Probate Court. The allegations relate to Engelhardt's request to convene the grand jury to hear evidence of "alleged criminal activities" by the Bartow County school board and other county officials and subsequent happenings, outlined in the attached court document. "We believe in…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Registration for Kids & Company Pre-K is set for one day only from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. at the primary school. Slots will be filled with a lottery.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Three weeks after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, Cartersville City and Bartow County schools students return to school from the holiday break.
As Newtown, CT, officials prepare to open the discussion on the fate of the Sandy Hook Elementary School building where a lone gunman killed 20 students and six adults, local authorities plan to continue their focus on the safety of schools. Cartersville City and Bartow County schools students Tuesday return from the holiday break. They'll go back to a continued police presence in and around local schools. Following the Dec. 14 mass shooting, the Cartersville Police Department and Bartow County Sheriff's Office, along with the Georgia State Patrol, increased patrols in school zones for the week remaining before holiday break. Police will continue their patrols of the city schools and surrounding areas for the remainder of the school year, …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Cartersville City Schools board upheld the termination of Sean McDermott, a math teacher employed by the system since August, who is the subject of a police investigation.
Updated Friday, 2 p.m. CPD Capt. Mark Camp clarified a previous statement on "credible witnesses." He said in this case, the witnesses police interviewed "didn't see anything," referring to the alleged inappropriate touching. Original Report The Cartersville High School teacher accused of inappropriately touching a student has been fired as the police investigation continues. During a called meeting Tuesday, the Cartersville City Schools Board of Education upheld Superintendent Howard Hinesley's recommendation to terminate math teacher Sean McDermott's contract. He had been employed with the system since August. "McDermott had asked for a hearing before the Board of Education following an investigation based upon complaints of students," …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Cartersville and Bartow County schools also are set to review safety plans after the killing of 20 students and six adults at a Newtown, CT, elementary school.
Local authorities are increasing patrols and police presence around schools in Cartersville and Bartow County following Friday's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. A total of 27 people were killed—20 students, ages 6 and 7; six adults at the school, including the principal and a counselor; and the mother of the lone gunman who took his own life, Newtown Patch reports. Bartow County Schools Police Chief Dan Knowles said he's asked staff members to ensure local schools are secure and prepare for emergencies. "The staff members see those building every day," said Knowles. "If there's a door that won't lock, if there's an intercom problem, if they need a new radio, anything along that line, let's start looking at …