May 29, 2015

2015 Summer Music Camps


2014 Summer Music Camps (Director: Nancy Heard) June 1-3: Jazz Band - HCMS Band Room (1:00 pm-4:00 pm) For middle and high school students  interested in playing challenging music in the many styles of American Jazz Music. Students will also learn the beginning skills of improvisation.   June 8-10: Show Choir - HCMS Choir Room (1:00 pm-4:00 … [Read more...]

West Ga. Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest Winners

McKenzie Gray (1st), Chastity Evans(3rd), and Sirus Rowell(2nd) (w/ Debbie Cole)

(Ephesus) -- Three Heard County students were recognized at Ephesus Public Library this week for their outstanding posters in this year's West Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District Poster Contest! Art Teacher, Mrs. Debbie Cole, did a wonderful job enlisting her students from elementary schools across Heard County to show their talent and enter poster … [Read more...]

2015 Little Braves Cheer Camp

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(Franklin) -- Little Girl's Cheer Camp is the Heard County High School Cheerleader's biggest fundraiser of the year. High school cheerleaders and coaches are ready to instruct 3-12 year old girls on the basic fundamentals of cheerleading. All that is left to do at this point is to sign your little girl up. Camp is June 3-5 at the Heard County High School … [Read more...]

Recent UGA graduate juggled more than just schoolwork

(L-R): Amber, Abigail, and recent UGA graduate Drew Keim

(Athens, GA) -- On May 7, Drew Keim became the first person in his family to graduate from college – a feat he managed to accomplish while simultaneously raising his three-year-old daughter. With two part-time jobs and a full course load, Keim quickly learned how to balance his busy academic life with his responsibilities at home. "I came up here, and the … [Read more...]

2015 HCMS Boxtops Grid Winners

These students chose “lucky squares” on the HCMS Boxtops Grid, sponsored by Reeves Supply. From left: Beth Taylor, Justin Barr, Haley Bennett and Jesse Elkins. Not pictured: Ms. Bonnie Vernon and her class, Mrs. Susan Scott, Matt Cole and Mrs. LouAnn Hood.

(Franklin) -- Nine numbers were called out during The Morning Show (live announcements) at Heard County Middle School to award cash prizes for the HCMS Boxtops Grid. This event is sponsored by Reeves Supply. Using a web-based random number generator, Assistant Principal – and soon to be principal -- Brian Hadley called out winning numbers. News team … [Read more...]

HHS Graduates 121 during 2015 Commencement Ceremony

Photos Courtesy of Rodney East

(Franklin) — Heard County High School graduated 121 students Friday evening during the commencement ceremony held at Staples Stadium. An overflow assembly of family, friends, and members of the community were in attendance to usher off the Class of 2015 into the next phase of life. Principal Rodney Kay welcomed those in attendance after the processional … [Read more...]

HCMS Highest Overall Averages


(Franklin) -- Heard County Middle School Highest Overall Average Award winners for 2015 were announced at the Honors Program on May 7 at HCMS. Pictured above are the students with the highest averages in each grade. From the left are Michael Payton (7th grade), Ethan Lawson (6th grade), Jordan Cornelius and Haley Bennett (tie 8th grade). Congrats to these … [Read more...]

HHS Student accepted into TIA Program

Angela Thompson (L) and Jessica Bolling (R)

(Franklin) -- Jessica Bolling, student at Heard County High School, has been accepted into the Tanner Connections program. The Tanner Connections/Teens in Action (TIA) program is a partnership between Tanner Medical Center and local high schools that provides unpaid internship opportunities to high school students. Those high schools which have Career … [Read more...]

Braves Youth Summer Baseball Camp


(Franklin) -- Head coach Trent Bianco and the Braves varsity baseball team will be hosting their annual Summer Baseball Camp from June 2-5 at Heard High School. The camp is open to grades K-6 and will focus on the fundamentals of baseball including hitting, fielding, throwing, and catching. "This summer will mark the second year we've held this camp.  We … [Read more...]

Student wins random prize draw at HCMS Book Fair


(Franklin) -- Alyssa Mills, sixth grade student, won the random prize drawing for the spring book fair at Heard County Middle School. Her prize included books, Subway coupons and other fun items. Using a web-based random number generator, her number (62) was picked Tuesday morning during The Morning Show announcements. Prizes were selected using Scholastic … [Read more...]