Through the generosity of the Holland Family Foundation, the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) is pleased to announce the opening of Ben Carson Reading Rooms in Catoosa County Schools at West Side Elementary and Tiger Creek Elementary.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College Computer Information Systems Program Director Dwight Watt and Georgia Northwestern Technical College Computer Technology Instructor Jill West spoke to information technology specialists around the globe Oct. 11. It was part of the month-long internation…
Gilbert Elementary School recently honored its school bus drivers, saying “they deliver the most precious cargo to and from school each day.” Bus drivers are indeed among the unsung heroes across Walker County. / Contributed
A new subdivision development is planned for the area of Warren Road in Catoosa County, and officials recently approved the developer’s plans to upgrade the road to the new neighborhood.
In the year 2000, says Catoosa Citizens for Literacy (CCL) Executive Director Shirley Smith, census records showed that Catoosa County had a whopping 36% illiteracy rate. The shock of that number gave birth to CCL, started through the Catoosa Chamber of Commerce and now an independent 501(c)(3).
One of the top representatives of Georgia’s next workforce is a student of Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) construction management programs. The online educational offering is the only one of its kind in the state.
Students and staff at Gilbert Elementary School were thrilled to receive a special visit from Mayor Andy Arnold! Mayor Arnold shared with students the character traits of a good leader, such as honesty, perseverance, and integrity. He also addressed social studies curriculum standards by spe…
Grace Peters tastes a Granny Smith apple during a taste test and Cohen Hughes participates in a graphing activity. Both students are in Wende Wright and Julie Cloud's kindergarten class. / Contributed
On Tuesday, Sept. 25, students and parents filled the gym of Ringgold Elementary to enjoy some family time, while creating, building, design-ing, and experimenting.
The 2018 LHS Homecoming Parade will be held Thursday, Oct. 4. The route will begin and end at the old High School. There will be a Community Pep Rally immediately following the parade at Joe Stock Park. There will also be a Community Bonfire held at the Ross Abney Complex at 8:00 p.m.
According to the Georgia Department of Education, “Each year, nearly one million students and their parents rely on Georgia’s school buses to provide safe and dependable transportation to and from school. State School Superintendent Richard Woods directed his staff to develop an award to hon…
“What would happen if there were no farmers or ranchers?” That’s the question Georgia Farm Bureau is asking middle school students to answer in its annual essay contest.
Walker County high schools graduation rates are well above the state graduation rate, according to a report released Thursday, Sept. 20, by the Georgia Department of Education.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) student Amy McKinnie will represent the college at the Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children (GAEYC) Annual Conference Oct. 5-6. McKinnie is an early childhood care and education major at GNTC.
As the new school year gets into full swing, Walker County Schools Superintendent Damon Raines says the Walker Launch careers pathway program and additional security officers for the schools highlight what’s new and exciting this year.
A Walker County educators group says it will continue challenging the school system’s controversial grading system; the system’s policy for addressing the school board; and why the system is losing 10-15 percent of its teachers yearly.
The LaFayette Middle School FFA chapter won the title, Chapter of the Year, for the second year in a row at their recent region rally. They also won an award for having the most gold emblems. Gold emblems are given at each competition for the students who score the best. They also won an awa…
Chickamauga City School District officials have dedicated the new Gordon Lee Memorial High School and unveiled its cornerstone. The old high school was built in 1930 and served area students for 88 years.
Catoosa County officials are considering the possibility of building a career academy in town following a pitch Schools Superintendent Denia Reese at the Aug. 7 Board of Commissioner’s meeting.
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…
Just in time for buying school supplies and back-to-school clothing, sales tax holidays have been announced for Alabama, Tennessee and Florida for 2018 — but not Georgia.
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.