On Tuesday, Oct. 15, while students were on fall break, the Walker County school district tested a new security system with enhanced technology. It’s the first district in the state to use the setup.
LaFayette High School’s Junior Council will be at the next City Council meeting to voice their thoughts and concerns about the city.
Walker County Schools will conduct a lockdown drill during fall break to review the integration of new technology designed to enhance student safety and improve response times for law enforcement dispatched to schools.
Ringgold Primary School students received a visit from the Catoosa County Fire Department as a part of this year’s Fire Prevention Week celebration.
The Rambler Radio Club of LaFayette Middle School (W4LMS) will be participating in Hamfest Chattanooga 2019 at Camp Jordan Arena Oct. 18-19. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.
The Walker County Sheriff's Office and the GBI are investigating the death of an 8-year-old male in the 100 block of Old Grand Center Road in Chickamauga.
This month’s focus on Fairyland Elementary School takes a culinary, literary and innovative spin with glimpses into a book tasting, beloved annual student Thanksgiving turkey recipes and an invention convention.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) celebrated the completion of a major campus addition with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Whitfield-Murray campus expansion on Friday, Sept. 20.
Tiger Creek Elementary School in Catoosa County hosted its first “Lunch and Learn” Friday afternoon, Sept. 20, with third-grade students, parents, guardians, and teachers. Third-grade parents and guardians feasted on the school’s wonderful TCE lunch and enjoyed time together with classmates.…
Catoosa County has agreed to partner with the school system to help facilitate a recently awarded grant that’ll be used to construct an outdoor agricultural building at Heritage High School.
Ringgold High School’s homecoming festivities include a parade on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 4:30 with the homecoming ceremony at RHS Don Patterson Field beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4, followed by the homecoming game against Sonoraville. There will be different dress-up days during the week of hom…
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe enjoyed an update on the various programs offered and achievements of the students of Georgia Northwestern Technical College by Dr. Heidi Popham, president, at a luncheon meeting held Sept. 6 at Park Place Restaurant.
For 10 years now, every third-grader in Catoosa County Public Schools has received a brand new dictionary from Catoosa Citizens for Learning (CCL), which has given away 8,000 dictionaries to date. Students also receive a special pen with their graduation year imprinted on it.
On Friday, Aug. 23, students at Graysville Elementary School participated in a pep rally to kick off the school-wide behavior program, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). All grade levels filled the gym and excitement grew as students saw cheerleaders, several high school fo…
Friday, Aug. 16, felt akin to the opening of the Olympics for the people who have been working to bring to life a new education option for high school students in Catoosa County.
From HERE to CAREER Academy students entering the program this year are on the “mechatronics” pathway. Mechatronics, according to study.com, is “a complex interdisciplinary field that combines the study of mechanics, electronics, automation and computers.”
This year is the first for the Catoosa From Here to Career Academy. While the joint education program between Catoosa County Public Schools and Georgia Northwestern Technical College (Catoosa Campus) does not yet have their planned building, they decided to proceed with their first class of …
More than 400 school bus drivers, monitors, mechanics, and transportation office staff turned out for Catoosa County Schools‘ bus safety summit on Monday, Aug. 5.
State and local leaders from government and education were among those on hand to help Catoosa County’s first 16 students jump-start their futures during Friday’s (Aug. 16) College and Career Commitment Ceremony held on the Catoosa County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNT…
Georgia Northwestern Technical College has named Selena Magnusson of Chickamauga the new vice president of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success and Lisa Shaw of Chatsworth the new vice president of adult education, according to a press release.
On Friday, Aug. 10, Chickamauga city students, parents and educators suffered the loss of a very special person, according to Melody Day, the city school system’s superintendent.
Children and chocolate are not often parted, but this time it is the children trying to get grown-ups to purchase chocolate for a different reason.
Gilbert Elementary School in Walker County has a new principal, Beth Pelham (but not new to the school, as Pelham was the assistant principal last year). The school has a new assistant principal, too, for the 2019-20 school year: Troy Green. The pair are eager to take on the new year and mak…
Beth Pelham, principal, and Troy Green, assistant principal, of Gilbert Elementary School share their excitement about the upcoming new school year. Pelham, the assistant principal last year, begins the 2019-20 school year as the school’s new principal and Green, previously with a private Ch…
Walker County School Superintendent Damon Raines visits Gilbert Elementary School’s STEM VEX award display with others prior to the new 2019-20 school year. Gilbert is one of a few schools in the nation that have excelled on the competitive stage for robotics achievement.
Gilbert Elementary Principal Beth Pelham and school superintendent Damon Raines discuss the Forestry program at the school that features outdoor learning opportunities for a limited number of students (and age groups) during the academic year.
Gilbert Elementary School Principal Beth Pelham begins her first year as principal for the 2019-20 school year. Pelham served as assistant principal last year at Gilbert. Damon Raines continues to serve as the Walker County school system's superintendent.
While Walker County children, teachers, and parents ready themselves for another school year, others in the community are flinging graduation hats into the air as they celebrate hard-earned achievements — in prison.
It is the dream of every artist to be recognized for their artwork, including Logan Cobb of Walker County. But, while many artists dream of selling their artwork or having someone ask to use it as a book jacket cover as far away as Italy, not everyone’s dream comes true.
The Catoosa Retired Education Association recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student from an area high school, that is entering a degree in education. The scholarship recipient this year was from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School. From left: Andrea Sims, CREA president; …
Dougherty County school leaders are implementing a new security badge that their employees can wear that will — at the push of a button — alert administrators and first responders to a crisis at the school.
A school that is STEM-certified can draw students from far and wide. That is what happened to Gilbert Elementary School after the school suffered a loss of students when the Bluebird plant closed in their LaFayette community, according to Damon Raines, Walker County’s school superintendent.
Walker County School Board of Education member Bobby McNabb was the lone standout on the five-member entity tasked with determining if raising property taxes was the right way to fund the 2019-2020 new operational budget for the local school system.
Catoosa County public schools start back to class on Aug. 12. Parents, grandparents, students, teachers and others will be happy with the new design of system’s website.
As Northwest Georgia’s flooring industry and technology-focused businesses continue to grow, the demand for trained specialists is greater than ever. In an attempt to help give these companies what they need, Georgia Northwestern Technical College is launching three new industry-focused prog…
At the conclusion of the second of three required Walker County Board of Education meetings for a millage rate increase proposal, two school teachers from the system agreed to share their thoughts following the July 15 meeting, the millage rate proposed and the opposition raised by local residents.