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.”
Georgia’s prescription of more daily physical activity for students has led to improved health results, state officials say.
On Friday, Aug. 22, Graysville Elementary School kicked off the school year with a reading day celebration called “Oh, the Places We’ll Go…With a Book!”
Nick Crawford, of Ringgold, was elected to serve as national southern region vice president of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) student business organization at this year’s national leadership conference in Nashville, June 29-July 2.
Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe announced their 2014 homecoming court. Homecoming festivities begin Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Parade will begin at the Office Depot parking lot, travel up 2A to LFO High School and be followed by a cookout and bonfire. Crowning of the homecoming queen will be Friday, Sept. 19, at 6:45 p.m., before the game against Murray County at 7:30.
Elaine Pell (left) has graciously given of her time the past 17 years to share her personal story and struggles living with multiple sclerosis to the occupational therapy assistant students at Georgia Northwestern Technical College where Lisa Carruth (right) is the program director. Pell provides information to the students that is very valuable and assists them with understanding what disability is like from a personal perspective as a patient. The Multiple Sclerosis Society chose Pell as “Mother of the Year” in 1999, and honored her and her husband, Wayne, with the “Making a Difference” award for making a difference in so many lives. She is writing a book based on her experiences, which will be published soon.
After completing major renovation projects at two of its high schools over the past year, Catoosa County Public Schools is keeping up the progress by also undertaking minor projects to help upgrade smaller areas of need throughout the system.
Georgia Farm Bureau will award a total of $14,250 in scholarships to ten high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, or a related field.
Jacksonville State University announces president’s and dean’s lists
Catoosa County Public Schools’ new strategic plan has been a year in the making.
The Catoosa Retired Educators Association planning committee met to prepare for the new year beginning October 9. From left: Annette Spinks, Sarah Ware, Andrea Sims, Barbara Howard, Carol Shoemaker, Betty Ware, Carolyn Turner and Charles Turner. Not pictured Brenda Hall.
For the past 20 years, community leaders have faithfully contributed time and funds to provide a safe camp for Catoosa youth.
Several local students were named to Chattanooga State’s Global Scholars honors program at the Acceleration Point pinning ceremony, Aug. 19. The program teaches students to invest in community and worldwide citizenship, to think critically and to use their strengths and passions. Students will accompany instructors for a three-week course abroad between the freshman and sophomore year. Partnering with TnCIS (Tennessee Consortium for International Studies), students and instructors will travel to a new country to experience a completely different academic and cultural climate. From Catoosa County: Jan Ball, Henley Schimpf (Student Government Association vice president) and Johnathan Walden. From Walker Co: Austin Babb, Bobbie Carey and Eric Panelle. From Signal Mountain: Kelly Choyce and Emily Holland.
When an intruder comes into a school, the best plan of action is no longer hiding under the desks and waiting.
The Catoosa County Board of Education will meet tonight (Sept. 2), with the public participation portion of the meeting from 6-6:30 p.m.and the regular meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The Catoosa and Walker County Farm Bureaus encourage students in sixth through eighth grade to enter the Georgia Farm Bureau middle school essay contest. Students should address the topic “Make My Career Agriculture.” Each Farm Bureau will award $50 to their contest winner.
August 29, 2014 -- As the 2014-2015 academic year begins, teachers, school leaders, parents and students should be aware that they can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education’s website.
Heritage High School students and families participated in a Dodge Booster Club fundraiser on July 31, and raised $3,060.
Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School is offering art classes for students and community members. Room 310 will be open from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, September through February.
Catoosa County public schools launched the annual coupon book sale with presenting sponsor Weeks & Peters Insurance. The coupon book will be available in every school in the system until September 8.
To honor those who have stepped up in defense of the country, a local band will march down Fifth Avenue in New York City in a fitting tribute to the nation’s fighting forces.