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Sunday 09/28/2014
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.

Communities In Schools program in Catoosa to receive generous donation from AT&T
Posted: September 27, 2014

Meet Travis, an unmotivated, struggling eighth grader with poor grades and low self-esteem. Travis eats lunch alone, keeps to himself, and refuses to engage in conversation with his peers and his teachers.

United Way kicks off 2014 community campaign in Walker, Catoosa and Dade
Posted: September 27, 2014

United Way for Walker, Catoosa and Dade Counties held its 2014 annual campaign kickoff breakfast meeting at the Walker County Civic Center, presided over by the new 2014 campaign chair for this north Georgia region, Walker County Schools superintendent Damon Raines.

Wednesday 09/24/2014
GHC and KSU join to create new degree pathway
Posted: September 24, 2014

Residents living in northwest Georgia have a new opportunity to pursue post-secondary learning. GHC and Kennesaw State University partnered to offer the 2+2 program, which enables students to complete two years and an associates degree with GHC followed by two years at KSU earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting, at GHC’s Paulding campus.

Georgia seeks one-year flexibility from consequences of student growth on teacher and leader evaluation
Posted: September 24, 2014

Georgia will seek flexibility from its Elementary and Secondary Education waiver in order to delay, for one year, the high-stakes consequences related to the use of student growth measures in new teacher and leader evaluation systems, Superintendent Dr. John Barge announced today.

Ringgold Elementary School hosts technology workshops for parents
Updated: September 24, 2014 - 9:43 am

Ringgold Elementary School is leading the way in technology rich education, offering a variety of opportunities for students and parents to communicate and learn using today's latest technology.

GNTC has most dual enrollment students in Ga. for second year in a row
Posted: September 24, 2014

For the second consecutive year, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has the largest number of dual enrollment students out of all of the technical colleges in the state of Georgia according to the 2014 End of Year Enrollment Report issued by the Technical College System of Georgia.

Tiger Creek Elementary School named a high progress school by the Georgia Department of Education
Posted: September 24, 2014

On Sept. 16, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) released the list of Reward Schools as part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Each Reward School is a Title 1 school that falls into one of two categories: Highest Performing School or Highest Progress School.

Saturday 09/20/2014
College news
Posted: September 20, 2014

Georgia Northwest Technical College announces president’s and dean’s list for summer semester

Friday 09/19/2014
Joyland Christian Academy accepting enrollment for Bright Start program
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Joyland Christian Academy, Inc., at 1301 Cross St. in Fort Oglethorpe, has room for students wishing to enroll in Georgia's Pre-K program.

Thursday 09/18/2014
Fava chosen as Ringgold Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year
Posted: September 18, 2014

Tami Fava is Ringgold Elementary’s 2014 Teacher of the Year. She was selected by her peers at the end of last school year to be a part of an elite group of educators in Catoosa County who are recognized as outstanding teachers.

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Three schools in Walker, Catoosa counties recognized for strong academic performance
Posted: September 17, 2014

Three schools in Walker and Catoosa counties are either on Georgia’s “Highest Performing Schools” or “Highest Progress Schools” lists, which were released this week by the state Department of Education.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College offers free GED practice tests Sept. 22 through Oct. 3
Posted: September 17, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is giving away free GED (General Educational Development) practice tests from Sept. 22 to Oct. 3 to all current or potential students who come into one of the local adult education learning centers in GNTC’s nine county service area.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
GNTC to give free GED practice tests September 22 to October 3
Posted: September 16, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is giving away free GED® practice tests from September 22 to October 3 to all current or potential students who come into one of the local Adult Education Learning Centers in GNTC’s nine county service area.

Ringgold High School homecoming Friday
Posted: September 16, 2014

New resource officer named for LaFayette High
Posted: September 16, 2014

The LaFayette Police Department has promoted Robert “Skipper” Dunn to the new position of LaFayette High School's resource officer, replacing recently promoted detective Sgt. Billy Mullis.

Monday 09/15/2014
Bailey named educator of the month at Battlefield Elementary
Posted: September 15, 2014

Jan Bailey, third grade teacher at Battlefield Elementary School was chosen as educator of the month. One colleague said her level of preparation and planning is “exceptional” and “she works with students at their level of need but sets high/achievable expectations.” Another bragged on her for “knowing how to build a solid foundation and for begin such a super person to work with.”

Catoosa County school receives surprise donation from Chattanooga-based hotel group
Posted: September 15, 2014

Graysville Elementary School in Ringgold received a tremendous surprise Friday morning, Sept. 12, when members of 3H Group Hotel showed up for a special assembly and donated $3,000 worth of school supplies, gift cards, and cash to the school.

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