Category: Education

April 19, 2022

    SNELLVILLE, GA—Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) recently visited Brookwood High School to congratulate 17-year-old Niheer Patel as the winner of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge. Officially launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015, the nationwide challenge allows students to compete against their peers by creating an application (app), or game for mobile […]

April 13, 2022

  CONYERS, GA– This year, three students from Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) have been selected to attend the 2022 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) hosted at Berry College in Rome, Georgia this summer. The students selected are pictured top, left to right: Brooklyn Compton (Heritage High School), Visual Arts Kayla Holland (Rockdale Magnet School for […]

April 12, 2022

  CONYERS, GA– Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) congratulates the valedictorians and Salutatorians of the Class of 2022. The 2022 valedictorians and salutatorians were notified in surprise announcements on March 30 and 31. They will lead their respective senior class in their school’s graduation ceremony. Salem High School’s (SHS) graduation ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, at SHS; Rockdale County High School’s […]

April 6, 2022

  The Chi Tau Omega Chapter Reading Committee in collaboration with Target 4: The Arts! Program Committee hosted its 2022 Virtual Harlem Renaissance Reading Bowl on March 12. This signature event required teams of students to research the contributions of the artists, musicians, performers, writers, and activists of the Period. Teams from two school districts […]

April 1, 2022

    CONYERS, GA– Rockdale County High School has been named a 2022 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School by Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods. The distinction is one that the  Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) has achieved for more than 12 consecutive years. Rockdale County Superintendent Terry Oatts applauded students and staff for the accomplishment. […]

March 30, 2022

  DECATUR – DeKalb County officials today announced a new partnership to assist county residents with applications for the Georgia Rental Assistance Program (RAP). The DeKalb Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is launching the new partnership on Saturday, April 2, in collaboration with the DeKalb County School District, Clerk of the […]

March 28, 2022

  Conyers, GA– All Rockdale County Public School employees will get a $2,000 bonus in April, officials announced. Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed an amended budget for Fiscal Year 2022 that provides a one-time, $2,000 bonus payment to every K-12 public school teacher and other educational support personnel. Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) Superintendent Terry Oatts […]

March 17, 2022

  ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA—Heritage High School Principal LaTonya Richards has named Ryan Andrews as the new head varsity football coach for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Coach Andrews is no stranger to leading a football team.  In 2013, Andrews took over as head coach at Banneker High School. Under his leadership, Banneker made the playoffs […]

March 15, 2022

  CONYERS, GA—Isabella Powell, a junior at Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology (RMSST) in Rockdale County Public Schools, has successfully completed the rigorous NatStuCo Student Leaders Program. Powell has earned certification and  recognition as a National Student Council Distinguished Student Leader. She is one of approximately 800 students in the nation to achieve […]

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