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.
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.
Ringgold High School is now the envy of the neighborhood after opening its new state-of-the-art arts wing and completing a school that was heavily damaged during the April 2011 tornado.
The Walker and Catoosa school systems have nearly 20,000 students currently enrolled in the two county systems, which is a little bit down from the end of the last school year.
United Way in Walker, Catoosa and Dade Counties invites the community to donate to the Stuff The Bus school supply drive to equip Catoosa County public school students and teachers for education success.
The Catoosa County Back to School Jam will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (with gates opening at 9 a.m.) at Camp Scott Patterson in Ringgold.
Local residents Theo and Nan Pinkston were honored by the Catoosa County school board of education for their continuous dedicated service to the nutritional needs of Catoosa County children.
The Catoosa County school board filled its vacant seat on Monday, July 28, after it unanimously appointed Gloria Hunt fill the seat of the late Billy Joe McDaniel on an interim basis.
The Catoosa County school board has presented its proposed 2015 budget that, if given the final go-ahead, will provide some property tax relief following last year’s hike.
The Catoosa County Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the board room at the school system’s central office, 307 Cleveland St., Ringgold.
Wells from LaFayette named to Kennesaw University dean’s list
The Georgia Department of Education announced today the 2014-15 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy for free and reduced-price meals for children in Georgia’s schools. The USDA’s school meals programs help ensure all students have access to nutritious meals.
Electronic cigarettes are forcing educators to revisit policies regarding the possession and use of tobacco products on school property.
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.
James Dees, a Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) welding student 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. Dees will receive $1,000 to go towards his program at GNTC for the fall semester this year and the spring semester in 2015. Once Dees successfully completes his program at GNTC, he will also receive a Westward Toolkit to go towards his new career.
Brady and Dalton Green competed in youth livestock shows at the Georgia Agri-Center in Perry, Ga. Green competed in the Georgia beef futurity with his Hereford heifer and Angus steer. He placed ninth in showmanship, first with his Hereford heifer, and ninth with his steer. He also had the privilege of presiding over the opening ceremonies for the event and the Georgia Club Calf Producers’ Association (GCCPA) awards program.
The Fort Oglethorpe City Council recognized the L.F.O. High School academic decathlon team. The 2013-2014 team competed in 10 events with all nine members participating in every event. They won the Div. II state championship and the overall state championship in Atlanta on March and competed in the national championship in Honolulu in April.
University of North Georgia announces president’s honor roll
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.