Teach For America announced Kelsey Blackwell, from Ringgold, was accepted into the organization’s 2014 teaching corps. Teach For America is a national nonprofit working to expand educational opportunity for low-income students.
Catoosa County public schools' special education department archives and stores special education student records for a limited time according to the Georgia education retention schedules.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) welding student James Dees is the winner of the 2014-15 Grainger Tools For Tomorrow® scholarship. Dees was chosen for his academic performance within the college’s welding program.
For the first time ever, Walmart is offering teachers across the country 10 percent savings on classroom supplies. The retailer announced the teacher-exclusive savings event as data shows 53 percent of teachers received less in funding last year. Walmart has donated more than $20 million to U.S. educators in the last five years.
News release from Walmart
Catoosa Citizens for Literacy awarded two GED recipients with $500 scholarships to the college of their choice. Shirley Smith, executive director for Catoosa Citizens for Literacy, presented Doris White and Kim Riddle with the scholarships at the GED graduation held at the Colonnade on June 12.
Do you know of any children in the Catoosa County public school district with physical, mental or emotional problems who are not receiving educational services? No matter what their problem or severity, they are entitled to an education. It’s the law.
LearningRx Chattanooga Brain Training Center will host a Back to School open house for families and educators on Saturday, August 2, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Chattanooga State announces Walker and Catoosa graduates
Matt Bradford, from Ringgold, a student at Georgia Northwestern Tech College in Rock Spring was awarded a Skill Point certificate in technical drafting at the SkillsUSA national leadership and skills conference.
Heritage High School will host a Dodge booster club fundraiser as part of the band preview night being held in the school parking lot at 3960 Poplar Springs Road on Thursday, July 31.
New for the 2014-15 academic year, Georgia Department of Public Health Rule (511-2-2), requires all students born on or after Jan. 1, 2002, entering or transferring into seventh grade and any “new entrant” entering into 8th-12th grades in Georgia to provide proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination (called “Tdap”) and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination (MCV4).
Local residents and businesses may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in basic school supply items to the Edward Jones branch office during regular business hours through August 11. All items will be divided and delivered to Catoosa County public schools.
The Catoosa County Board of Education will hold a called board meeting on July 24, at 10 a.m. for the purpose of appointing an interim person to serve as a member of the board of education for district one until a newly elected board member is sworn in after the election November 4.
June 12, 2014 – The percentage of Georgia’s 8th graders exceeding standards in all content-area Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) increased this year, including an eight percentage point increase in reading. Grade 8 students showed a two percentage point increase in English language arts, a three percentage point increase in mathematics, a three percentage point increase in science, and a two percentage point increase in social studies.
Walker students awarded scholarships from local McDonald’s
First Volunteer Bank awarded Alexis Bivens from Lakeview Ft Oglethorpe High School with the Walter L Jackson Memorial Scholarship. Alexis will be attending Georgia Southern University for the fall semester. From left: Trish Phillips, vice president and market leader for the Ringgold Branch of FVB, Alexis Bivens and Mary Carpenter, vice president of FVB. First Volunteer Bank is a full service 110-year-old community bank with 24 branches across the state of Tenn. and Ga.
The Bank of LaFayette awarded their annual scholarships to four LaFayette High School students. From left: Clayton Underwood, Dylan Queen and Derrik Chamlee. Presenting the checks is Jane Grinnell loan officer of The Bank of LaFayette. Not pictured is Sarah Turner.
Fort Oglethorpe city council (back row) recognized the LFO High School academic decathlon team in their May 12 meeting. The 2013-14 team competed in 10 events with all nine members participating in every event. The team won the division 11 state championship and the overall state championship in Atlanta in March and went on to compete in the national championship in Honolulu, Hawaii, in April.
A product of January and February joint meetings of all its boards, the city of Ringgold plans to host a career expo July 23 at the Ringgold High School gymnasium.
Ridgeland High School senior Wade Knight was admitted to Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and has been awarded a full four-year QuestBridge National College Match scholarship.