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Students honored for demonstrating outstanding character

Education The Rome Character Initiative, Inc. recognized nearly two dozen Rome area elementary school students for exhibiting outstanding character during a ceremony at the Board of Education meeting Thursday night. Students who consistently demonstrated outstanding character virtues were selected by their teachers and other school staff, the Rome Character Initiative announced. Event... 4:00pm 02/17/18

Rome district to begin Pre-K registration Feb. 26

Education The Rome school district’s Pre-Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year will be Feb. 26–March 2 from 9 a.m.-noon and from 1-3 p.m. at the former Clough school building, 409 Bell Road, which is one of the district’s pre-K sites. There also will be one evening registration on Feb. 28 from 3-6 p.m. at the 409 Bell Road site, the district said in its registration... 4:00pm 02/17/18

Four eyed to fill RFA football vacancy

Education Interviews of candidates have been completed for the Rome Free Academy varsity football coach position, and a new coach may be appointed at the Board of Education’s March 1 meeting, says school district Superintendent Peter C. Blake. Four candidates from the greater Rome and Mohawk Valley area have been interviewed by a committee headed by district Athletic Director Michael... 4:01pm 02/16/18

Pair of Holland Patent teachers get $500 grants from Rome Teachers Federal Credit Union for programs

Education HOLLAND PATENT — Holland Patent Middle School teachers Kara Kiehn and Stacey Smith each are receiving $500 grants from the Rome Teachers Federal Credit Union (RTFCU) to assist in educational programs, the school district announced. • Kiehn will be using her grant funding to buy Smart Microscope kits to create micro images of organic and inorganic materials, the announcement... 4:00pm 02/16/18

MVCC announces appointments, promotions, and title changes

Education Several new appointments, title changes and promotions were announced by Mohawk Valley Community College, following approvals by the Board of Trustees. • David Bauer was appointed as civil engineering technology instructor in the Department for Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Applied Technologies. He had been an adjunct faculty member at Onondaga Community College since... 4:00pm 02/16/18

Community use, character awards on agenda

Education Adopting a revised policy for community use of school facilities, and annual character initiative awards for students in five of the Rome school district’s grade K-6 schools, were among Board of Education topics for tonight. Among other items before the board were various personnel-related actions including appointing an elementary reading teacher to fill a vacancy. ​The board... 1:00pm 02/15/18