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Memorial service set for former Paulding school superintendent Ragsdale
A memorial gathering and visitation are set for Friday at Clark Funeral Home in Hiram for former Paulding schools superintendent Larry Ragsdale, who died Jan. 15. Ragsdale, 64, of Rockmart, served ...
January 22, 2015 09:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding's New Hope school earns funds for expansion of alternative education program
Two years ago, the New Hope Education Center did not even exist. Now, it is being recognized and awarded state funding to expand. The center was created a year and a half ago when the Paulding Coun...
January 20, 2015 02:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding PE teacher named regional winner in national competition
P.B. Ritch Middle School’s physical education teacher Dave Senecal recently was named the Society of Health and Physical Education’s middle school physical education teacher of the year for the Sou...
December 16, 2014 02:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding alternative high school among winners of state Innovation Fund award
Paulding County’s alternative high school was named one of 18 award winners in a state government program designed to advance student achievement in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday. The ...
December 16, 2014 02:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blood drive set for East Paulding High School Friday
The Air Force JROTC at East Paulding High School is scheduled to host a blood drive for the American Red Cross for Paulding County and surrounding areas Friday, Dec. 12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Eas...
December 11, 2014 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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1,500 attend inaugural Extreme Family Field Day
More than 1,500 people traveled to Taylor Farm Park in Powder Springs recently as Paulding Education Foundation hosted its inaugural Extreme Family Field Day, presented by Children’s Healthcare of ...
November 18, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding Education Foundation hosts race, obstacle course
Local children and adults are invited to run, climb and play this weekend, all while giving back to schools and students. The Paulding Education Foundation is hosting its third annual benefit 5K ra...
November 04, 2014 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding schools working to increase graduation rate
Paulding County schools officials continually focus on increasing the district’s graduation rate, a spokeswoman said. The district has initiatives designed to help and encourage students to graduat...
November 04, 2014 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding graduation rate dips slightly, still well above statewide count
Paulding County’s high school graduation rate dipped slightly in 2014 compared to the previous year, the Georgia Department of Education reported last week. The county school system’s rate was 77.6...
October 30, 2014 04:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author to visit after Paulding school wins Scholastic contest for fifth time
Sammy McClure Middle School students are set to meet Maggie Stiefvater, author of the best-selling “Shiver” trilogy and “The Raven Cycle” series, Wednesday during a special schoolwide event after M...
October 28, 2014 02:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 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 | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding color guard member named to Army All-American Marching Band
Kevin Tran said he did not mean to break the mold; he was just trying something new. The 17-year-old East Paulding High School senior decided to try out for the color guard for the Raider Brigade B...
October 22, 2014 10:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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State physical education group names Paulding's Senecal top middle school teacher
P.B. Ritch Middle School teacher Dave Senecal recently received the middle school physical education teacher of the year award from the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreatio...
October 22, 2014 10:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anonymous gun threat reported on wall at East Paulding High
The Paulding County School District and East Paulding High School administrators are working with the county sheriff’s office on an anonymous threat written on a school restroom wall that indicated...
October 17, 2014 07:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding students increase SAT scores
Paulding County School District officials credit teacher training and more rigorous coursework for higher SAT scores in 2014 compared to 2013 systemwide, a spokeswoman said. District spokeswoman Su...
October 14, 2014 03:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding schools focusing on all subject areas to prepare for tests
Scores for the math and writing parts of the SAT did not rise as dramatically as reading scores for seniors in Paulding County’s five high schools in 2014, according to results released last week. ...
October 14, 2014 02:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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