August 5, 2020

Sunday School News: Heard County prepares for First Day back

(Franklin, GA) -- Students will return to Heard County schools this Wednesday, August 5 for the first face-to-face instruction since March 13, 2020. When in-person classes shut down for the first day on Monday, March 16, the impending pandemic was but a blip on the radar for any in the West Georgia area as there were only two confirmed cases in Coweta … [Read more...]

2020 Hehian Yearbook dedicated to Wylene Spearman

(Franklin, GA) -- The 2020 Heard County High School 'Hehian' Yearbook was dedicated to Ms. Wylene Spearman. The presentation was made at this week's Heard County Board of Education meeting at Heard High. She was honored for her service to Heard County students by helping them to be their best and prepared for their next steps in life. Ms. Spearman was … [Read more...]

BettyJean Covington receives DAR Good Citizen Award and Scholarship

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce that BettyJean Covington has received the DAR Good Citizen Award and Scholarship for the Senior Class of 2020. The DAR Good Citizen Program has been in existence since 1934 and recognizes outstanding young people that exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools … [Read more...]

Free breakfast program for Heard County students

(Franklin, GA) -- For the third year in a row Heard County School System students will receive free breakfast. The Heard County School Nutrition Department has worked hard to procure this for students. All students are encouraged to participate in the program. Save yourself some time in the mornings, save yourself some money on your grocery bill, and … [Read more...]

School Nutrition Program served children over 69,000 meals during shutdown

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School Nutrition Program really stepped up during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nutrition Director Melissa Van Norden reports that since the school shutdown in mid-March, a total of 69,768 'To Go Meal Packages' have been served to between an estimated 350-450 children. Of those meals, a total of 49,454 … [Read more...]

Valedictorian Michael Payton to lead Class of 2020 during Saturday ceremony

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School's live graduation ceremony will take place 64 days later than anticipated when the Class of 2020 finally comes together for the commencement ceremony at Staples Stadium Saturday morning. The 9:00 AM event will look a lot different than in years past with social distancing guidelines in place but one thing that will … [Read more...]

GHSA pushes back start date for high school football season

(Franklin, GA) -- Due to COVID-19, the Georgia High School Association Board of Trustees voted Monday to delay the start of the high school football season by two weeks. The vote was unanimous (12-0) for a new start date of Sept. 4, which would allow districts more time to make sure their teams are able to prepare. All 10 games of the regular season will … [Read more...]

DAR announces American History essay opportunity for Heard County students

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce and invite all Heard County students in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8, to participate in their National American History Contest. Participants can be from public, private, or parochial school, or those who are home schooled are eligible. This contest is conducted without regard to race, … [Read more...]

Important Update from the Heard County School System

Brave Nation: I hope this letter finds you enjoying the last few weeks of your summer! In my letter on Monday, July 6th, I promised that things would change as we approach the beginning of the school year. As was stated in our video message, we did not see any good virtual learning options out there for our K-5 children. We have continued to look and we … [Read more...]

‘Back To School Bash’ planned as a drive-thru event

(Franklin, GA) -- The annual Back to School Bash event hosted by Heard County Community Partnership will have a new format for 2020. In the interest of community health and safety, the Bash will be a drive-thru event held at Heard County High School. The Bash will be Saturday, August 1st from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, or while supplies last. Student enrollment in … [Read more...]