Walker County Schools and Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) hosted dozens of Northwest Georgia families for a Launch Academy open house on GNTC’s Walker County Campus Tuesday May 29.
On May 14, a group of 36 students from Ringgold High School boarded a bus for Florida. Destination: Disney World. Purpose: Learn from some of the best in the business how to become good leaders.
In March, Georgia House Resolution 1792 officially congratulated students who won the state’s annual Civil War Commission art and essay contest. There were 150 submissions to the contest that asked students to depict Civil War headstones, cemeteries or monuments dedicated to soldiers who fou…
NHC Healthcare of Fort Oglethorpe recently responded generously when approached by Catoosa County Schools for a donation to help purchase medical supplies for their Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs.
Athletes, families, friends, teachers and volunteers swarmed all over the two gymnasiums at Ringgold High School on May 17 as students competed in the annual Catoosa County Schools Special Olympics Track and Field Events.
On May 10 the Catoosa County Public School Partnership Program hosted a luncheon at the Colonnade in Ringgold to honor businesses that have partnered with area schools by helping with funds, supplies, volunteers, mentors and events.
April 30 was a big day at Cloud Springs Elementary School (CSE). It was dedication day for the school’s new Ben Carson Reading Room funded by the Holland Family Foundation, a local philanthropy run by a family whose members have taught at CSE and whose children have attended the school.
The symbiotic relationship between Walker County's public schools and the local community college will grow stronger during the new school year when the two partner for a new program, Launch Academy, offering dual enrollment to 50 students.
Saddle Ridge Middle School’s Destination Imagination team is looking for donations to send their teams to the global competition in Knoxville, Tenn.
Anyone who has a computer or iPad has probably experienced that "oh no" moment when it wouldn’t work – just when you need a piece of information or need to check your work schedule or your bank balance.
You would have to move at the speed of a New Yorker to do what Heritage Middle School teacher Amy Carter, 55 students and 43 parents and grandparents did recently. And that’s what happened.
April 12 was teachers’ day at the Heritage High School greenhouse run by HHS agriculture teacher and Future Farmers of America advisor Meagan Shearer.
Students at Rossville Middle School had some special visitors as part of their annual book fair. The school’s book fair this year, "Paws for Reading," had an animal theme to it, and media specialist Julie Jackson, who recently adopted a shelter dog, thought it would be great to invite some l…
The Future Farmers of America class at Heritage Middle School recently invited North Georgia Animal Alliance to come to their school to talk about animal rescue.
Heritage High School (HHS) Principal Ronnie Bradford submitted a letter to Catoosa County Schools Superintendent Denia Reese and the Board of Education requesting a loan of $50,000 to purchase new uniforms for the school’s band.
The County Committee of the Catoosa County Republican Party expressed concern at its Feb. 27 meeting about how safe students are in Catoosa County schools.
You have athletes and you have mathletes. Heritage Middle School (HMS) is home to a group of students – true mathletes – who have demonstrated their skills with numbers and equations by taking first place in the regional MATHCOUNTS competition held on Feb. 9 at Georgia Power Company’s headqu…
Ten students from Heritage Middle School made the commitment this year to compete in a rigorous academic competition: the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Academic Bowl.
On Monday, Dec. 18, two days before Christmas break, representatives from Community National Bank, along with Catoosa County school board member Gloria Hunt, visited two local elementary schools to hand out bags of treats.
On November 16, 2017, Catoosa County Public Schools held a "Listening Luncheon" to discuss the possibility of a College and Career Academy. Superintendent Denia Reese said, "As superintendent of schools, I understand that for Catoosa County’s future economic growth it is critical to have a h…
On December 1, 2017, Catoosa County Public Schools hosted the first District Technology Competition for students. This competition is part of the district’s Let’s Get CONNECTed! technology initiative. Superintendent Denia Reese said, "We implemented Let’s Get CONNECTed! to prepare our studen…
Members of Heritage High School's book club were treated to a cool opportunity Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, when young adult author Hannah Rials held a creative writing workshop in the school's Media Center.
Principal Vince Phillips devised a creative plan to surprise Ty Cook with the announcement that he had been chosen as Catoosa County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Mr. Phillips asked Mr. Cook to come to the office for a meeting. While Mr. Cook was in the office, students lined the 7th g…
LaFayette Fire Services wants to bring fire safety awareness in time for Christmas as well as provide a memorable moment for area children.
After Stephanie Wardlaw and Debbie Ingle, pre-kindergarten coordinator for Walker County Schools, recently read the children's book "Pete and P.J." to a group of 4-year-olds from North LaFayette Elementary, Ingle discussed the importance of reading and talking to pre-K children so they would…
Berry College has been holding math contests for Georgia high schools since 1972. In 1997, Berry added middle school competitions – two a year, one semester for sixth graders and one for seventh and eighth graders.
We asked Heritage High School students attending a writing workshop by famed author Jeff Zentner to share their feelings about reading, writing, favorite authors and what inspires them to create. Here are their responses.
By day, Jeff Zentner is a prosecutor for the state of Tennessee. By night – and any other spare moment he can grab – he’s an award-winning author of books for young adults.
As students return to school, the Georgia Department of Education is urging motorists to use caution when approaching a school bus and to brush up on the law regarding passing a bus.
Seven years ago, Catoosa County’s Charles "Chance" Nix graduated from Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) with a plan. He would take his criminal justice degree he earned in 2010 and turn it into a career.
Michaela Wilkins graduated from Gordon Lee Memorial High School this year and was one of four students from area schools and one of 183 students statewide to earn recognition as a Georgia Scholar for her outstanding performance in school and within her community. Here’s our interview with Michaela.
Meghan Trusley graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School this year and was one of four students from area schools and one of 183 students statewide to earn recognition as a Georgia Scholar for her outstanding performance in school and within her community. Here’s our interview with…
Jacob Frogge graduated from Heritage High School this year and was one of four students from area schools and one of 183 students statewide to earn recognition as a Georgia Scholar for his outstanding performance in school and within his community. Here’s our interview with Jacob.
Around 3.5 million students will graduate from high school in the U.S. this year. Of that number, 161 have been recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholars. And of that number, only 20 have been chosen in the category of Career and Technical Education.
Christian Sawyer graduated from Heritage High School this year and was one of four students from area schools and one of 183 students statewide to earn recognition as a Georgia Scholar for his outstanding performance in school and within his community. Here’s our interview with Christian.
Three Catoosa County Public Schools (CCPS) students graduated with a diploma from high school and an associate’s degree from college through Georgia’s new "Move On When Ready" program.
Students at Rock Spring Elementary School recently put their sales skills and their legs to good use by raising a little more than $6,000 for upgrades to the school's playground with their Apex Fun Run fundraiser.
That Mike Culberson will not return as LaFayette High School's principal when the 2017-2018 school year begins was officially announced when the Walker County school board held its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, March 20.
The Walker County school board was met Monday night with a full house of students and parents, who turned out for the board meeting to get answers and show support for LaFayette High School Principal Mike Culberson.
Students at Ringgold High School are learning what it's like to build a storage structure, and will soon be able to see that structure displayed within the city for years to come.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) officially launched a newly redesigned website, mobile app, and virtual tour to provide users with an enriched online experience and a more enhanced way to connect with the college.
Walker County Public Schools saw a spike in the number of sick students and staff, forcing the schools to close their doors for two consecutive days, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9-10.