September 26, 2021

Heard County Schools continues excellence in Academics

(Franklin, GA) -- The 2020-2021 school year was tough on school systems across the nation, as schools were forced to deal with quarantines, social distancing, and virtual education. Heard County Schools were not immune from these issues, and it would have been easy for everyone in the system to lower academic expectations due to the pandemic. This did not … [Read more...]

Fall Festival at Heard Elementary School (October 1)

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Elementary School will be hosting its annual Fall Festival outdoors on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 PM. Activities will include BINGO, cake walk, pick-a-duck, putt putt golf and many others! Heard County FFA will also be providing a hayride! Unlimited activity bracelets can be pre-purchased at  HCES for $10 or $15 … [Read more...]

GACD now accepting 2022 scholarship applications

(Franklin, GA) -- Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) awards an annual scholarship of $1,000 to encourage study and careers in soil and water conservation related fields. Awards will be given to students majoring in, or intending to major in, a soil and water conservation related area. Acceptable areas of study include, but are not limited … [Read more...]

Braves Patrol at CES completes training on Flag Etiquette

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- The Braves Patrol at Centralhatchee Elementary had a couple of visitors on Friday, August 20th. Jane Barker, Chairman of the Flag of the USA Committee for the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, and Georgia State NSDAR Flag Chairman, Pamela Lyle, stopped by the school to review flag etiquette and other topics with the new patrol members … [Read more...]

Heard County Head Start registration now open for the 2021-2022 school year

(Franklin, GA) -- The Community Action for Improvement, Inc. (CAFI) Heard County Head Start program is now registering for the 2021-2022 school year. The program is open to ages six weeks to five years of age. Documents needed for registration include the applicants birth certificate, verification of home address (lease, utility bill, etc), verification of … [Read more...]

DAR announces American History Contest for 2021-22

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County students are invited to participate in our DAR American History Essay Contest. The contest is open to Grades 5 – 8. Title of Essay: “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.” November 11, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Imagine that you had a brother who lost his life on the … [Read more...]

Important information about Heard County’s after school program

HEARD COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM Home of the Braves Below are some frequently asked questions about the After School Program at the elementary schools within the Heard County School System: * What are the days and times of the After School Program (ASP)? Monday through Friday, 3:00pm (following the 2:45 student dismissal) until 6:00pm. Parents/guardians are … [Read more...]

‘Starting in Style’ to help young ladies with back-to-school shopping

(Franklin/Carrollton) -- 'Starting in Style' is a new project that is aimed at giving middle school girls from both Heard and Carroll counties a chance to go back to school shopping with the help of Jules & James Boutique as well as City Station -- located in Carrollton. Middle school can be a tough time for many students but with the right outfit it … [Read more...]

Ephesus student receives DAR Youth Citizenship Award

(Ephesus, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 recipient of the DAR Youth Citizenship Award for Ephesus Elementary School. Sarah Caouette was chosen by the school faculty as the student that best exemplifies the qualities of a good citizen. Those qualities are honor, service, courage, leadership, and … [Read more...]

The Centralhatchee Gym and the Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Written by 2020 HCHS graduate Alannah McQuain (Centralhatchee, GA) -- The Old Centralhatchee Gym has been a staple in the community since it was built in 1935. I remember playing in this gym before there was a new one built. I also remember going to the Fall festivals held by Centralhatchee Elementary in the Old Gym. I even volunteered at those same Fall … [Read more...]