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Sunday 12/14/2014
Rossville resident honored for over 60 years of service by educators society
Posted: December 14, 2014

Audrey Herod, of Rossville, was recognized for 62 years of service and membership in the Georgia Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Outstanding Women Educators.

Saturday 12/13/2014
Heritage High School band students chosen for All-State Jazz Band
Updated: December 13, 2014 - 4:17 pm

The Heritage High School band, under the direction of Blair Callaway, boasts marching grand championships, GMEA's Exemplary Performance Award and several All-state band members. This year, for the first time in school history, three students were chosen through audition for the Georgia All-State Jazz Band. The ensemble is reportedly one of the hardest ones to make in the state of Georgia. With only one person to a part, these three students are the top jazz band musicians in the state. The All-State Jazz Band rehearses and performs at the Georgia Music Educators Association conference held at the end of January in Savannah, Ga. 

Friday 12/12/2014
Walker County student is GNTC's EAGLE representative
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Christian Harrington of Walker County has been chosen to represent Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) at the EAGLE Leadership Institute March 16-18, 2015, in Atlanta.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College breaks ground on Catoosa County campus
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 3:41 pm

A crowd of about 75 people gathered in Ringgold Thursday afternoon, Dec. 11, to take part in a special groundbreaking at the site of the new Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) campus.

Thursday 12/11/2014
Cloud Springs Elementary provides lessons on careers
Updated: December 11, 2014 - 9:30 am

When students at Cloud Springs Elementary School are asked about their future profession, they may have some unique answers, following career lessons hosted at the school in early December.

Sunday 12/07/2014
Georgia Northwestern Technical College will break ground this week on Catoosa County campus
Posted: December 07, 2014

State and local leaders in education and government will break ground Thursday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at the site of the future Catoosa County campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Walker schools placed on College Board’s district honor roll
Posted: December 07, 2014

Walker County Schools is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the fifth annual AP (Advanced Placement) and district honor roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of three or higher on AP exams.

Wednesday 12/03/2014
Georgia Northwestern secures grants for adult education
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Georgia Northwestern’s department of adult education secured $8,700 in grants to help pay GED testing fees and transportation costs for many adult learners across Northwest Georgia.

BPS Primary School celebrates opening of new Cub House in media center
Posted: December 03, 2014

Battlefield Primary celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony and official opening of the new Cub House, an addition to the school media center. The Cub House will be an inviting and comfortable place for students to read.

Monday 11/24/2014
Ga. lawmaker wants schools to go digital by 2020
Posted: November 24, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Nearly 30 eighth graders bend over laptops during Karen Farnsworth's Thursday morning math class, raising their hands for help as the teacher moves around pointing to their screens or providing video links. In the second row, 13-year-old Yocelin Rodriguez glances at a question about finding the height of a shape before grabbing her pencil and making calculations on a sheet of paper.

North LaFayette Elementary hosts crime scene presentation for science
Posted: November 24, 2014

Criminal investigations spark interest in science as gifted students witness a presentation into the science of crime scene forensics.

Sunday 11/23/2014
Funds for LaFayette Shop with a Cop program
Posted: November 23, 2014

The CBE (community-based education) special needs class at Gilbert Elementary School raised $160 in donations for LaFayette Police Department’s Shop with a Cop program, which buys Christmas gifts for needy children. The class raised the money by making “Grateful Grams” and selling them for 50 cents each to students and teachers. Back row, from left: Gilbert Elementary principal Matt Harris, CBE teachers Charity Burnette and Amy Hall, students Brandon Blackman, Jack Hawkins, police sergeant Billy Mullis, police captain Stacey Meeks and police chief Bengie Clift. Front row: Chaggy Bradley, C.J. Green, Luke Knight, Madison Ruiz and Victoria Greddig. (Messenger photo/Josh O’Bryant)

Saturday 11/22/2014
Heritage High’s General Journal takes on internet
Posted: November 22, 2014

Starting this past September, Heritage High School’s student journalism staff took on the assignment of running an online newspaper along with its monthly print paper. The idea of a site formed the fall of last year.

Walker schools partnering with UGA agriculture department
Posted: November 22, 2014

Walker County high schools and middle schools are in the early stages of partnering with the University of Georgia’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Catoosa Citizens for Literacy hosts annual appreciation luncheon
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 1:14 pm

Catoosa Citizens for Literacy held its 15th annual appreciation luncheon at the Learning Center in Ringgold. Shirley Smith, executive director, recognized and thanked the community leaders, corporate and individual sponsors, collaborative partners, staff and volunteers for their support of literacy efforts in Catoosa County.

Catoosa and Walker County college news
Posted: November 19, 2014

Casper inducted into honor society at University of North Georgia

Catoosa County reports graduation rate increase
Posted: November 19, 2014

The Georgia department of education released the high school graduation rate. The state’s average graduation rate increased from 71.8 to 72.5 percent.

Catoosa County public school cafeterias receive perfect health report score
Posted: November 19, 2014

One hundred percent of Catoosa County Public Schools’ cafeterias received a perfect 100 score on the health report for the second year in a row. Superintendent Denia Reese said she was very pleased with the score.

Boynton Elementary School honors veterans
Posted: November 19, 2014

Veterans from all branches of the armed forces gathered in the Boynton Elementary School halls to celebrate Veteran’s Day. Students and staff at Boynton wanted to honor veterans for their service to our country.

Ringgold Middle School’s Laura Kirk named Catoosa County Teacher of the Year
Posted: November 19, 2014

When RMS principal Mike Sholl asked Laura Kirk to come to the media center to appear on the morning news, she had no idea superintendent Denia Reese was going to be waiting for her. She was shocked when Reese announced she was selected as Catoosa public schools’ Teacher of the Year.

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