July 24, 2021

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...]

Heard County BOE Called Meeting

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Education will hold a called meeting on Monday May 31, 2021 at 7:00 pm at the Central Office in Franklin. The purpose of the meeting is to consider superintendent recommendations for the remaining personnel vacancies for the 2021-2022 school year. … [Read more...]

NEW Student Registration at HCHS

Heard County High School NEW Student Registration Thursday, July 22 & Friday, July 23, 2021 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY These days are only for NEW students transferring to HCHS (not for students entering 9th grade coming from HCMS). Please bring the following to register your student on either July 22nd or 23rd: Withdrawal form from previous … [Read more...]

Heard County school system announces 2020-21 retirees

(Franklin, GA) -- Every year, the Heard County School System loses high quality employees to retirement. The 2020-2021 school year was no exception as several longtime faculty and staff members call it a career. “Make no mistake, our school system’s success is merely a reflection of the high quality of our dedicated personnel,” stated Heard County School … [Read more...]

Heard County 4-H summer activities being offered June 15-18

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Extension Office is taking registration for 4-H Summer Camp. There are four day camp opportunities being offered June 15-18. 4-H camps are offered to all students in the county. Camp Sign-Up has begun but there are spots available. Register for camps at the Heard County Extension Office located at the Old Recreation … [Read more...]

Ken Wiggins named next CES Principal

(Franklin, GA) -- On May 11, the Heard County Board of Education selected Ken Wiggins as the new principal at Centralhatchee Elementary School beginning with the 2021-2022 school year. The position of principal at Centralhatchee Elementary opened when current principal Dawn Bennett was selected to serve as Heard County’s instructional leadership coach for … [Read more...]