2011 News Releases
Contact: Tim Hensley, APR, Assistant to the Superintendent
by email or 706) 234-1031 ext.7121

December

 Model High’s Timia Reynolds is named a Champion of Character 12-19-11
 Preston Cash is selected to lead football and athletics at Armuchee High 12-16-11
 Pepperell SADD program is awarded a highway safety grant 12-14-11
 Four in Floyd County receive Reader’s Choice Awards 12-07-11
 PHS senior wins state FFA job interview competition 12-05-11
 Children and teachers once again open hearts and pantries to feed the hungry 12-05-11
 Kindergarten registration date is set for next year 12-01-11

November

 Pepperell’s Dakota Ball selected for national All-Star game 11-29-11
 Pepperell High School’s Swedish Connection 11-18-11
 Turning 11 on 11-11-11  11-16-11
 Superintendent Dr. Lynn Plunkett is appointed to the state Charter Advisory Committee 11-15-11
 2012-2013 School Calendar is approved 11-09-11
 Model High Softball Player Shares Area Player of the Year Honors 11-07-11
 Two Floyd County Cafeterias Earn Rare Streak of Perfect Scores on Health Inspections 11-03-11

October

 Coosa High girls cross country team repeats as region champion 10-28-11
 College and Career Academy Hosts Multi-state Career Academy Summit 10-26-11
 AHS Student Named a National Merit Commended Student 10-21-11
 Dr. Lynn Plunkett Re-elected to National Superintendent’s Board 10-21-11
 Pepperell graduate is listed in Georgia Trend’s Top 40 under 40 10-07-11

September

 Pepperell Primary Parent Selected for State Superintendent’s Advisory Council 09-30-11
 College & Career Academy Principal to Serve on Career Education Advisory Council 09-29-11
 Floyd students recognized as AP Scholars 09-26-11
 Alana Ellenburg is named Floyd County Schools Teacher of the Year 09-26-11
 Cave Spring Teacher Named to State Superintendent Advisory Council 09-19-11
 Armuchee Senior is a National Merit Semifinalist 09-15-11
 Lowe’s provides shaded play area for children at Pepperell Elementary 09-01-11

August

 Floyd County selects three finalist for Teacher of the Year 08-24-11
 CHS students and staff rally around injured junior 08-22-11
 College & Career Academy to Host Multi-state Career Academy Summit 08-22-11
 ACT scores for 2011 08-19-11
 PHS student assumes leadership role in state FFA 08-18-11
 New Performance Learning Center celebrates first graduate 08-16-11
 Coosa High Soccer Player Scores a National Championship Title 08-10-11
 Pepperell Primary teacher receives PAGE scholarship 08-05-11
 Armuchee cheerleaders shine at cheerleading camp 08-05-11
 Pepperell FFA excels at Officer Leadership Conference 08-04-11
 Outside extra-curricular activities cancelled due to heat 08-03-11

July

 Free Breakfast for Primary and Elementary Students 07-27-11
 Open House and Back to School Events Released 07-07-11
 David Johnson assumes role of president of Georgia School Boards Association 07-01-11
 Transfer options for students 07-01-11

June

 Floyd students continue to perform well on state tests 06-22-11
 New path to graduation to open this fall in Floyd County Schools 06-21-11
 Teachers to learn new approaches to teaching math and science 06-16-11

May

 Pepperell Senior is the State Beef Production Winner 05-27-11
 Thomas G. Harris Scholarships are awarded at Armuchee High 05-26-11
 Pepperell High students take region title in spring Stock Market Game 05-25-11
 Model Middle Student Earns Georgia Distinguished Student Award 05-24-11
 Registration Date for New Students 05-23-11
 Coosa Student Aces Financial Literacy Challenge  05-23-11
 Floyd County Superintendent Re-elected to National Board 05-23-11
 Pepperell Senior is Recipient of Northwest Georgia Credit Union Scholarship 05-20-11
 PHS Student Wins Digital Film Making Scholarship Prize 05-18-11
 Board Vice-chair is Selected for State Study Committee 05-17-11
 State Superintendent Barge to Speak at PHS Baccalaureate 05-17-11
 Pepperell Middle teacher is one of 30 in United States invited to Southeast Asia workshop 05-16-11
 Wanda Ely takes the title in the 2011 Floyd County Schools Bus Safety Road-e-o 05-13-11
 Armuchee senior is awarded a prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship  05-11-11
 Parent and community candidates needed for Local School Governance Teams 05-04-11
 Pepperell’s Dakota Ball is nominated to play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl  05-03-11

April

 Floyd County Schools will be closed again on Friday 04-28-11
 School system selects Volunteer of the Year 04-27-11
 Floyd County Schools and Shorter form a partnership to improve math and science instruction 04-15-11
 Eight Floyd County Seventh-graders earn Duke TIP Honors 04-12-11
 Oglethorpe Power is Apprenticeship Partner of the Year for Floyd County Schools 04-11-11
 CHS seniors receive Congressional appointments to military academies 04-08-11
 Floyd County school bus technician qualifies for state competition 04-08-11
 Georgia Power named Business Partner of the Year 04-06-11
 CHS student is runner-up at State Literary Meet 04-01-11

March

 Three students are selected for Governor’s Honors 03-31-11
 Floyd County Schools joins online site for the sale of government surplus items 03-31-11
 Pepperell High student advances to state in public speaking 03-29-11
 Kindergarten registration information for Floyd County Schools 03-28-11
 Armuchee Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team places at region 03-24-11
 FBLA Students Excel at State Competition 03-24-11
 Floyd County Schools expands listening commitment with new community survey 03-21-11
 PHS SADD group plans second annual Safe Driving Expo 03-18-11
 Floyd County Seniors Prepared for the Future 03-18-11
 Hope Bettler is 2011 Floyd County STAR Student 03-14-11
 SACS review team recommends accreditation for Floyd County Schools 03-09-11
 AHS junior wins state wrestling title 03-07-11
 Evan Musick is PHS STAR Student 03-03-11
 PHS Academic Decathlon places second in state competition 03-02-11

February

 Floyd County Board Member Appointed to Governor’s Education Advisory Board 02-28-11
 Mary Heida is Model STAR Student 02-28-11
 Hope Bettler is Armuchee STAR Student 02-25-11
 Floyd County Schools receives major grant for Ford PAS designation 02-24-11
 Jared Van Curen named Coosa High’s STAR Student 02-17-11
 Coosa art show lost to snow is rescheduled 02-16-11
 Armuchee senior is selected a Horatio Alger Scholar 02-16-11
 Coosa Middle wins annual Quiz Bowl 02-15-11
 School board members encourage congress to find collaborative solutions to education challenges 02-15-11
 Armuchee Elementary wins the 2011 Elementary Academic Quiz Bowl 02-14-11
 MHS senior violinist wins Kiwanis 02-14-2011
 Coosa and Pepperell earn AP honors 02-09-11
 Model senior’s violin talent to shape his future 02-09-11
 Pepperell Middle seventh-grader wins Floyd County Schools Spelling Bee 02-07-11
 Oglethorpe Power Presents Scholarship Funds To Floyd County College & Career Academy 02-03-11

January

 Model senior experiences newspaper reporting while in school 01-27-11
 Model Middle student wins gifted oratorical contest 01-25-11
 Freshmen at Pepperell High Pledge to Graduate 01-24-11
 Floyd County schools earn Title 1 Distinguished status 01-21-11
 Pepperell High wins Floyd County Academic Decathlon 01-20-11
 Catching-up on what was missed 01-14-11
 Student art show at CHS to benefit organization dedicated to protection of children 01-06-11
 Glenwood Primary earns two State Accountability awards 01-05-11
 Pre-K registration dates set for Floyd County Schools 01-04-11