May 25, 2020

Heard County PreKindergarten Registration 2020-2021

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN ONLINE! (Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School System is continuing to accept registration online via Google Form at https://forms.gle/npj2MCJVt7P2DfBN7. In order to participate in Pre-Kindergarten during the 2020-2021 school year, your child must be 4 years-old on or before September 1, 2020. To complete the registration process … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Aimee Layson)

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of a student from Heard County Middle School. This week's Student Artist Spotlight is by 6th grader Aimee Layson. Aimee created this watercolor painting as part of her advanced art series on wolves. … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Sarah Hannah)

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of a student from Heard County Middle School. This week's Student Artist Spotlight is by 7th Grader Sarah Hannah. Sarah created this tempera painting beach scene are part of her landscape series for her advanced art class work. … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools release important end of school year information

Brave Nation: As we continue our journey with our new reality we want to keep you as informed as possible. This letter is being written to give you critical end of year information. There have been a myriad of questions and we hope to answer as many as possible with this communication. GRADES:  All students’ grades will be frozen and we will take the … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Audrey Turner)

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of a student from Heard County Middle School. This week's Student Artist Spotlight is by 8th Grader Audrey Turner. Audrey created this finely detailed tempera painting as part of her advanced art class work. … [Read more...]

Letter To The Editor: Time Well Spent

To the Senior students: I can't tell you what it’s like to have my senior prom taken away at the last minute. I can't tell you what it feels like to hear that my graduation has been postponed indefinitely… potentially cancelled altogether. I can, however, tell you what it’s like to face adversity. I can tell you what it’s like to question every single … [Read more...]

Superintendent Kay to HCHS Senior Class: “You’ve Done Enough”

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County students won't get the chance to complete the current school year in a classroom setting. "I will sign an executive order today closing K-12 public schools for the rest of the school year," Gov. Brian Kemp said in a news conference Wednesday. Gov. Kemp said the decision came after recommendations from numerous health … [Read more...]

Georgia extends school closures through remainder of school year

(Atlanta, GA) -- Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced Wednesday afternoon the extension of school closures in Georgia through the remainder of the school year. During a 4:00 PM press conference, Kemp ordered schools to be closed for the rest of the school year and will issue a state-wide shelter in place order starting Thursday to last through April … [Read more...]

Census Day in Heard County (April 1)

(Franklin, GA) -- Census Day is still Wednesday, April 1, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced the U.S. Census Bureau to extend the deadlines for response. The bureau sent out invitations to respond to all of the nation’s households earlier this month. Residents originally had until July 31 to respond to the surveys online, or by phone or mail, but that … [Read more...]

Gov. Kemp closes public schools through April 24

(Atlanta, GA) -- Governor Brian P. Kemp issued an Executive Order Thursday morning closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24, 2020. The order means the earliest Heard County students may return to school would be on Monday, April 27, 2020. "I am deeply grateful to State School Superintendent Richard Woods, … [Read more...]