Education

LaFayette High School SkillsUSA students have taken special steps to recognize local law enforcement in a special event during which they “cook for a cop.”

Lakeview Middle School athletes are becoming Warriors on the court, on the field, in the classroom, and in life. They are being challenged and held accountable by their administration, their coaches, and their teachers to uphold the standards of being a Warrior. These standards are Willing t…

The Ringgold Rotary Club recently recognized Heritage High School's Yoon-Suh “Christy” Song as the system’s STAR student. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the three-part SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students…

The Ringgold Rotary Club recently recognized Ringgold High School's Brian Kim as the STAR student. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the three-part SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based o…

The Dalton State Theater for Young People from Dalton State College, led by Kim Correll, visited Woodstation Elementary School on Friday, Feb. 1. They presented their show “Animalympics” to students in kindergarten, first, and second grades. The show features different animals competing to w…

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Will Odom, a fourth-grade student in Mr. Crosby's class at Woodstation Elementary School in Catoosa County, won the county's Spelling Bee. He had been looking forward to the competition and put in many hours of studying with his parents. Each elementary school in the coun…

Rock Spring Elementary School students helped their classmates share on Valentine's Day. Student Council members provided a Valentine shop for students to purchase goodies, and council member Paige Gaoa provided change to first-grader Bryant Samples. Students from Ms. Douglas' first grade lo…

The Catoosa County Spelling Bee was held on Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. at Tiger Creek Elementary School. Twenty-five contestants, representing 11 schools, participated. The three students who won will represent Catoosa County in the Regional Spelling Bee on March 9 at 1 p.m., at the UTC University Cen…

Jillian Brandenburg was named Gordon Lee High School's STAR student and the Walker County STAR of the year at February’s school board meeting. Jillian chose Janet O'Neal as her STAR teacher, but O’Neal was out of town and couldn't attend the presentation. The award was presented by Glenda Jo…

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is offering a free GED practice test on Thursday, Feb. 28, to all current or potential students who come into one of the local Adult Education Learning Centers in GNTC’s nine-county service area.

4-H Project Achievement is a cornerstone in the Georgia 4-H program, as well as its premiere public speaking and demonstration contest. The purpose of this event is to provide an out-of-county educational experience and to give recognition for outstanding accomplishments in 4-H work. 4-H'ers…

Winners of the recent school spelling bee at Chattanooga Valley Elementary were Daniel Tillman, first place; Jocelyn Mitchell, second place; and Chloe Cuzzort, third place. 

Many children have few opportunities to engage their artistic abilities and let their creative minds explore, problem-solve, and think innovatively. However, that is not the case at Gilbert Elementary School.

Winners of the Chattanooga Valley Middle School spelling bee are (from left) first place, Rayla Haag; second place, Qaysser Al-Rudhan; third place, Conner White. All will represent CVMS at the countywide spelling bee on Feb. 1. 

Jan. 9 was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School made sure its School Resource Officer (SRO), Stephen Cheatham, knew he was appreciated.

The Graysville Elementary School spelling bee was held Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. Students in fourth and fifth grades competed in the bee. Pictured: Zachary Allen, fifth-grade winner, and Molly Donovan, fourth-grade winner, along with Principal Kerri Sholl and Assistant Principal Shelley Johnson . T…

The Heritage High and Middle School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) recently attended a Leadership Conference at Ringgold City Hall hosted by Ringgold council member and DDA chairman Randall Franks, focusing on leadership, government, and how government impacts business. The studen…

On Dec. 19, the last day of school before Christmas break, Ringgold Elementary student leaders worked as Santa's elves to personally deliver candy canes to every student and staff member at RES. Although a small treat, everyone was surprised and appreciated the thoughtfulness of the RES Lead…

A huge crowd turned out Thursday evening, Jan. 10, for the official grand opening of the new Graysville Elementary School, including students and former students, the principal and former principals, parents, and all the officials one might expect. The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce was …

LaFayette High School seniors Alyssa Kiser and Alex Kelehear leave it all on the field and become school winners in the Wendy’s high school Heisman scholarship competition.

R. J. Sievers, a senior at LaFayette High School, has been named a Josiah Penfield Scholar for Mercer University. This honor is accompanied by $23,000 a year for four years. / Contributed

During the recent Thanksgiving holiday break, students of Walker County enjoyed a week off from school to spend time with their families. Sadly, over the course of that break, several items were stolen from the outdoor forest classrooms of Gilbert Elementary School. As students and staff ret…

Christmas is definitely the season for celebrating, and CHAMPS students from Naomi, Gilbert and North LaFayette elementary school did exactly that in December as they received recognition and awards for successfully completing their 12-week program.

The West Side Singers, some of Kelly Bomar’s music students from West Side Elementary School, tested their voices and the tenacity of their Christmas spirit on Friday, Dec. 14, as they caroled around town.

This year, four classes from Ringgold Elementary School earned a pizza party for their outstanding participation in the school’s annual PTO Membership Drive.

Winners of the 2018-19 Rock Spring Elementary School spelling bee are (from left) Zoie Cordle, first place; Emma Edgeworth, second place; and Parker Lawrence, third place. / Contributed

Approximately 2,000 people bundled up for freezing temperatures as they headed to Whitfield County, Georgia to honor more than 200 Georgia Northwestern Technical College graduates who walked the stage at the college’s Fall 2018 Commencement Ceremony at the Dalton Convention Center Tuesday, Dec. 11.

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, five students from Ringgold Elementary School competed in the Catoosa County Tech Fair.

Nothing spreads the joy of Christmas faster than the voices of children singing holiday carols! The students of Gilbert Elementary School were in the spotlight at the GES Christmas Chorus Sing-along Program. The gymnasium was a packed house, as students from all grade levels sang classic hol…

Santa dropped in on the All Pro Dads’ meeting Thursday, Dec. 6, at Rock Spring Elementary School to listen to Principal Kandy Gilstrap read “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” and to take last-minute gift requests from Jesse and Jade Forester (with their dad, Jeremy) and from Fischer and Hunt…

Boynton Elementary School's PTO invited Santa to come to the school to visit each child. Children were able to meet with Santa and have their pictures made with him. Also, PTO sponsored a Santa Shop where students were allowed to purchase gifts for their families. Many volunteers worked for …

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