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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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 2 2 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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State end-of-course test results show positive trend; math still lags
Georgia students improved their performances on six out of the eight 2014 end-of-course tests compared to last year, according to data released July 2 by the Georgia Department of Education. One te...
July 15, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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County beats state in final CRCT results
Henry County Schools beat the state in all areas and grades on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test results released last month by the Georgia Department of Education.  “The scores show even mo...
July 09, 2014 10:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. students struggle on algebra, geometry tests
Georgia students continue to struggle with tougher math exams. State education officials released the results on Wednesday. About 65 percent of Georgia students didn't meet state standards for anal...
July 02, 2014 12:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board approves $318M budget
The best news educators in Henry County have heard in the past several years was delivered during the Henry County school board meeting June 9. The five board members voted unanimously to approve a...
June 17, 2014 01:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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School year wraps up for Henry County
Henry County Schools Superintendent Rodney Bowler and spokesman J.D. Hardin said there were both successes and challenges in the 2013-14 school year. The student population broke the 41,000 thresho...
June 03, 2014 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County graduations calendar
Dutchtown Friday 7:30 p.m. Hampton Eagle’s Landing Friday 7 p.m. McDonough Henry County Friday 7 p.m. McDonough Locust Grove Friday 7 p.m. Locust Grove Luella Friday 8:30 p.m. Locust Grove Ola Frid...
May 20, 2014 02:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County valedictorians, salutatorians
Dutchtown: Briana Young,Taylor Moody Eagle’s Landing: Ashley Fleck, Harsh V. Patel Henry County: Dinah B. Gibson, Jessica Idaewor Locust Grove: Skyler Smith, Marissa Fidler Luella: Nicole Yingst, J...
May 20, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woodland valedictorian a high achiever
Woodland High School valedictorian Kyle Haney credits hard work, focus and an interest in a wide array of subjects and activities as factors in his academic success. The 17-year-old Stockbridge res...
May 20, 2014 01:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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2+2=What? Parents rail against Common Core math
An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil." What could be so horrible? Grade-school m...
May 15, 2014 12:34 PM | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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New school superintendent settles in
There was a new face in the office of superintendent of Henry County Schools as of last month, but many students, faculty and staff are already familiar with Rodney Bowler. That’s because Bowler, w...
May 07, 2014 10:20 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County School System scores above state average
While state scores for the second College and Career Ready Performance Index were 77.8 for elementary and 74.6 for middle schools, Henry County Schools’ scores were 78.1 and 79.7, respectively, for...
April 29, 2014 02:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hampton Elementary to become charter school this fall
Henry County will be the home of a second conversion charter school starting in the 2014-15 school year. Hampton Elementary School at 10 Central Avenue recently received word from the state Board o...
April 24, 2014 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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