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Ringgold Elementary initiates “Stop the Bull” bullying awareness group

Certainly, the days of playground, locker room, and cafeteria bullies still exist, but what about equally lethal cyber bullies? Through numerous social networks and multi-media devices children and teens are subject to ridicule, threats, slander and increasingly serious situations that fall under bullying.

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Thursday 10/16/2014
The Ringgold Tiger Band continues to excel
Posted: October 16, 2014

The Ringgold High School Tiger Band is having an exceptional competition season. The Tigers, led by ddirector Robin L. Christian and assistant director Tracy D. Wright , recently competed in the Wolverine Classic on Sat, Sept. 27 in Cumming, Ga and the Super Bowl of Sound on Saturday, Oct. 4 in Carrollton, Ga.

Wednesday 10/15/2014
Proud patriots remember 9/11 at Ringgold Elementary School
Posted: October 15, 2014

On Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, students and staff at RES donned the nation's colors in memory of the thousands who died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, and in honor of those who will forever be changed because of that event.

Sunday 10/12/2014
Catoosa County's Tiger Creek Elementary earns distinction of “high progress school”
Posted: October 12, 2014

The Catoosa County school board’s Oct. 7 meeting was packed with faculty and staff from Tiger Creek Elementary.

Thursday 10/09/2014
Chickamauga Elementary holds International Walk to School Safe Kids event
Updated: October 09, 2014 - 11:09 am

Safe Kids Walker County held a Walk to School event at Chickamauga Elementary on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Wednesday 10/08/2014
Mountain View Head Start enjoyed a busy September
Posted: October 08, 2014

September was a busy month at Mountain View Head Start. Grandparents were invited to have breakfast with their child.

Ringgold Elementary School recognizes responsible students in September
Posted: October 08, 2014

Each month, teachers vote for students in each homeroom who exemplify a certain character trait. In September, those demonstrating responsibility were awarded the honor of being students of the month.

Meet the candidates for Catoosa County Board of Education, District 1
Posted: October 08, 2014

Gloria Hunt is the interim representative for the District 1 seat on the county school board. She was appointed in late July by the school board to fill the post after the death of longtime school board member Billy Joe McDaniel in June. The election will be Tuesday, Nov. 4. However, early voting is already available. There are three candidates: Tracy A. Bass, Gloria Hunt and Jim Skeen.

Tuesday 10/07/2014
With more high school seniors taking SAT, scores drop slightly statewide - with local scores
Updated: October 08, 2014 - 1:50 am

While the majority of average SAT scores dropped from last year for the five high schools in Rome and Floyd County, local students still beat the state averages which also dropped, according to the Georgia Department of Education.

Sunday 10/05/2014
Berry College scholarship renamed to honor former LaFayette student
Posted: October 05, 2014

One of three scholarships endowed by the Berry College Class of 1958 has been renamed to honor a distinguished Dalton educator.

Saturday 10/04/2014
GNTC program to host free presentation on GED process
Posted: October 04, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Youth Success Academy (YSA) presents, “GED & Beyond; Going Boldly Into The Future.”

Heritage High School announces the 2014 homecoming court
Posted: October 04, 2014

Heritage High School will celebrate their sixth annual homecoming week Monday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 10. The homecoming ceremony will be Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. before the football game against Lafayette at 7:30 p.m. The 2014 homecoming court, front row, from left: Katelyn Burns, Jada Tipton and Makayla Mckibben. Second row: Mollie Johnson, Madison Damron, Brittany Richardson and Jamie McCurry. Third row: Hannah Hale and Breanna Baughman.

Thursday 10/02/2014
Teen Maze helping area students experience, navigate real-life decisions
Posted: October 02, 2014

The Georgia Family Connection of Catoosa, Dade, & Walker Counties will soon open up its tri-county Teen Maze for all 10th-grade students in the area.

Wednesday 10/01/2014
Covenant College presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Oct. 8-11
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 5:50 am

Covenant College invites the public to enjoy their production of one of William Shakespeare’s most renowned shows, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Wednesday, Oct. 8-Saturday, Oct. 11.

Lions Club holding raffle to build memorial playground in Flintstone in honor of local teacher
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 1:05 pm

It’s well known teachers spend much of their time and money on the kids in their classrooms. From purchasing supplies to spending time on lesson plans and tutoring, a teacher’s work is really never done.

Graysville Elementary celebrates Grandparents Day
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 11:54 am

On Friday, Sept. 19, Graysville Elementary was filled with special visitors. Grandparents Day is always a wonderful day for everyone to honor family members.

Sunday 09/28/2014
United Way Read-A-Palooza comes to the park in LaFayette Oct. 4
Posted: September 28, 2014

United Way will host a Read-A-Palooza, Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m – 2 p.m., at Joe Stock Memorial Park, 208-B N. Main St., in LaFayette. This special day of reading fun is focused on education, specifically childhood literacy.

LaFayette Middle School FFA chapter celebrates grand opening
Posted: September 28, 2014

LaFayette Middle School Future Farmers of American (FFA) chapter celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, Sept. 15, at 419 Roadrunner Blvd, LaFayette, Ga. From left, front row: Glenda Jones, Walker County Chamber of Commerce; Megan Torbett, FFA co-sentinels; Amber Campbell, FFA co-treasurer; Amaira sloop, FFA co-treasurer; Bailey Tarvin, FFA vice-president; Rylie Chamlee, FFA president; Brooklyn Potter, FFA co-secretary; Gracie Henton, FFA co-secretary; Lauran Torbett, FFA co-reporter and Alexis Asher, FFA co-reporter. Back row: Karen Hughes, principal, LaFayette Middle School; Damon Raines, Walker County schools superintendent; Karen Stoker, Walker County board of education; Susan Wells, board member, Dale Wilson, board member; Mike Carruth, board member; Wendy Matteson, FFA sponsor; Phyllis Hunter, board member; BeBe Heiskell, Walker County commissioner and John Deffenbaugh, state representative.

Share America supports Catoosa County Teen Maze
Posted: September 28, 2014

The Share America Foundation, Inc. donated $400 to the Catoosa County Teen Maze coming up at the Catoosa Colonnade Monday, Oct. 6 through Thursday, Oct. 9.

Piedmont College to hold overnight event for high school seniors
Posted: September 28, 2014

Area high school seniors are invited to spend a day in the life of a Piedmont College student during a two-day Senior Overnight event at the college in Demorest, Ga., Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23-24.

Saturday 09/27/2014
Catoosa County selected as Early Education Empowerment Zone
Posted: September 27, 2014

Catoosa County, in a zone that also included Fanin, Gordon, Murray and Whitfield, was selected as one of Georgia’s four Early Education Empowerment Zones (E3Zs) and will participate in a community commitment ceremony Friday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. at the Whitfield County-Dalton Day Care Center, 515 South Pentz Street, in Dalton.

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