Education

  • By Tamara Wolk, correspondent
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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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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.

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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.

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"The Walker County School System will be closed on Thursday, February 9 and Friday, February 10 due to the elevated number of absences among students and adults due to sickness. We are experiencing difficulties finding coverage for our classroom teachers as well as our bus drivers and attend…

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In 2011, Shane Simerley’s cousin, who was also his best friend, put a gun to his head and killed himself, snuffing out his own young life and rocking the world of his family and friends.

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A room at Ringgold High School looked like Santa’s workshop the afternoon of Dec. 13. Two dozen RHS elves worked with their teacher, Rosanne Hendricks, on a gift project that started the month before with thousands of paper turkey feathers.

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