Education

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The typical 8-year-old boy, if he came into possession of $90, would head straight for the toy store. But that’s not what Robert Shields did.

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The Catoosa County school board will be approving the system’s 2019 budget on Aug. 20. Expenses are up this year and the system is looking at a shortfall of $2,501,019, though that number will probably be lower, says Director of Finance Blake Stansell, because the board overestimates for som…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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