October 22, 2020

Lyndsey Pike selected as DAR Good Citizen for Class of 2021

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce that Lyndsey Elizabeth Pike was selected as the DAR Good Citizen Award recipient by the Heard County High School Class of 2021. The DAR Good Citizen Program has been in existence since 1934 and recognizes outstanding young people that exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in … [Read more...]

Opportunities Amidst the Chaos: BraveLIFE program thriving

(Franklin, GA) -- Even rural Georgia has not been spared the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Heard County School System, however, there has been one program that has risen above the pandemic and has continued to not only educate, but provide incredible opportunities for its students. The mascot of the school system is “Braves” and the … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Destiny Brown)

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- We regularly spotlight the art creations of Heard County students. Today's Student Artist Spotlight was created by Heard County Middle School 8th grader Destiny Brown. In the recent 'Double Vision' 8th Grade drawing project, students selected a portrait by a famous artist and recreated it. Next, the … [Read more...]

Heard County School System announces launch of ‘Baby Braves Academy’ in 2021

(Franklin, GA) -- In any community where poverty exists in a sizable portion of the population, an equally large percentage of students will begin school missing critical academic and social skills. To counteract this reality and to make sure ALL Heard County students have an opportunity to succeed, the Heard County School System along with the Heard County … [Read more...]

2020 Heard County Homecoming Highlights

(Franklin, GA) -- A festive atmosphere took center stage in Heard County last week as the Brave Nation and Heard County High School hosted its annual Homecoming celebration. The celebration of course included the crowning of the 2020 Homecoming Queen during the halftime of Friday night’s football game versus Central. The eager home crowd screamed loudly as … [Read more...]

Heard High presents the 2020 Homecoming Court

(Franklin, GA) -- Pictured above is the full 2020 Heard High School Homecoming Court. All will be featured in Thursday's annual Homecoming Parade through Downtown Franklin beginning at 4:30 PM. The Homecoming King will be announced Thursday afternoon at the school while the Homecoming Queen will be crowned during halftime of Friday's home football game … [Read more...]

Hurricane Sally forces closure of Heard County Schools Thursday

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School System has cancelled in person classes for students Thursday in anticipation of heavy rains and possible high winds associated with Hurricane Sally. Faculty and staff will report to school if travel is safe, but otherwise will work virtually from home. The strong slow moving Category 1 Hurricane made landfall early … [Read more...]

USDA extends free meals for kids through end of 2020

(Franklin, GA) -- All school kids in Heard County and the State of Georgia will now receive free breakfast and lunch from now through December 31st, thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). An announcement extending their summer meal program into fall means free meals for all children. According to a press release from the USDA, this … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools currently reporting 0 confirmed cases of COVID-19

(Franklin, GA) -- According to a district-wide figures released by Heard County Superintendent Rodney Kay, Heard County Schools are currently reporting zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 among students or staff at any of the five local schools. Mr. Kay has released numbers each Friday since school reopened on August 5. Of the 1774 students currently … [Read more...]

Heard County School Superintendent addresses upcoming SPLOST referendum

Brave Nation: We have seen another 136 students graduate from the Brave Nation, and we are gearing up for another great year. I want to take a moment and make you aware of some very exciting things that are going on in our school system. But before I dive into the projects that we have going on I want to take a moment and say THANK YOU. Thank you for … [Read more...]