Education

The Foundation at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) awarded scholarships to one qualified student at each of the 27 high schools and five college and career academies in the Northwest Georgia region.

An unidentified body was found earlier today (Tuesday, June 18) about 115 feet off the roadway in the 2900 block of Old Mineral Springs Road, LaFayette, Georgia, according to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson.

Good evening. I would like to thank the superintendent, school board members, administrators, faculty, our families and our friends for supporting us and being here tonight.

On May 6, the Georgia Department of Education announced its choices for Georgia Scholars of the class of 2019 for all high schools in the state, including several from Walker and Catoosa counties.

LaFayette High School graduate Robert James Sievers was awarded North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation’s (NGEMC) 2019 Howard Baker Memorial Scholarship for Walker County. Sievers plans to major in biomedical engineering at Mercer University.

Heritage High School graduate Saulye Nichols was awarded North Georgia Electric Membership Corp.’s 2019 Howard Baker Memorial Scholarship for Catoosa County. Nichols will attend Georgia Institute of Technology this fall.

Anna Grace Rann of Rocky Face, Cory Shields of Rock Spring, and Kaytlin Mitchell of LaFayette have been selected to attend the 54th annual Washington Youth Tour, a once-in-a-lifetime leadership experience sponsored by the electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) in Georgia, including North Ge…

“More than anything else, we have these arts things going on” said Naomi Elementary School Principal Autumn Hentz regarding the school name change brought before the parents at the end of the 2018-19 school year. “We’re good at the arts. We want to be an art school.”

“You work hard for the people you love and you try for the people you love,” said Megan Hulse, who was recently named Walker County Teacher of the Year. “Once the kids see me doing that for them, they begin to care too.”

Those who walked into a PE class at Cherokee Ridge Elementary School this year may have been greeted with an unfamiliar sound in the gym — laughter. That’s because the students were using the recently installed Lu Interactive Playground to learn physical skills and academics, all while runni…

Rock Spring Elementary School students were celebrated for having perfect attendance in the month of April. Mrs. Clawson was joined by friends from Rossville Middle School, including Assistant Principal Massey, cheerleaders and the Rossville bulldog. The students really enjoyed the special g…

The week of May 13-17 was one of celebration at Rock Spring Elementary School, which hosted the last PBIS monthly incentive. Students enjoyed a huge water slide. What a way to close out a year for SOARING behavior. The annual fifth-grade-versus-teacher volley tennis game proved to be a succe…

On Thursday, May 16, more than 200 people gathered at The Colonnade in Ringgold for the annual Catoosa County Public Schools (CCPS) Partnership Luncheon. Volunteers, businesses and organizations that partner to help students and teachers in the school system were recognized with plaques and …

Heritage High School♦ ’s graduation ceremony will be Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. on the Jeff Sims Field at Heritage Stadium.

Ridgeland High School‘s graduation ceremony will be Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga’s McKenzie Arena.

In an effort to raise awareness about the disease osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), Ringgold Elementary School staff and students dressed in yellow on Monday, May 6. RES third-grader, Boyd Dodson was presented to the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, May 7, as they proclaimed …

On Monday, May 6, Rock Spring Elementary School’s kindergarten students presented their “You've Got a Friend in Me at RSE” play. The day included fun songs and skits from the movie “Toy Story.” Students and staff did a great job.

All Pro Dads: Rock Spring Elementary School’s All Pro Dad group poses for an end-of-the-year picture after the group’s final meeting of the year on Tuesday morning, May 7.

Instead of complaining about changes they want to see in their school, the teachers at Stone Creek Elementary have been able to do something about it this year. As a pilot school for the new Teacher Leadership initiative in Georgia, these teachers have worked collaboratively to make those ch…

On Friday, May 3, second-grade students at Graysville Elementary School enjoyed a special day that has become an annual tradition.

On Tuesday, May 7, Republican Sen. Jeff Mullis of Chickamauga welcomed students from West Side Elementary in Catoosa County to the state capitol for a meeting with Gov. Brian Kemp and tour of the capitol grounds. “I was honored to be able to introduce the West Side Elementary students to Gov…

Unit GA-801 at Ridgeland High School has been selected as one of 376 units to receive the 2018-19 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award.

Oakwood Christian Academy♦ ‘s graduation ceremony will be Friday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakwood Baptist Church sanctuary in Chickamauga.

Heritage High School♦ ’s graduation ceremony will be Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. on the Jeff Sims Field at Heritage Stadium.

The “Pennies of Time” Club at North LaFayette Elementary School focuses on creating service projects for members of the community. The club consists of three members: Graycen Brewster, Emily Maanum, and Jaidyn Simpson. It is hosted by fifth-grade teacher Lindsey Beck. They met in January, Fe…