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GNTC offering free GED practice tests

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is offering free practice tests from January 26 to February 28, 2015 to all current or potential adult students at one of the local Adult Education Learning Centers in GNTC’s nine county service area. The free practice test must be taken at a GNTC Learning Center.

  • icon Posted: January 26

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Friday 01/23/2015
GNTC names semi-finalists for GOAL award
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 7:53 pm

Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students have been selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Dione Waddington, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.

Thursday 01/22/2015
GNTC instructors nominated for Rick Perkins award
Posted: January 22, 2015

Instructors at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) have nominated 9 of their peer instructors for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction competition.

Walker County school board increases funding to local libraries
Posted: January 22, 2015

Walker County superintendent of schools Damon Raines presented a check representing an increase of $10,000 in funding for the Cherokee Regional Library System at the school board meeting Jan. 20.

Sunday 01/18/2015
Love for Lambert campaign a huge success at RES
Posted: January 18, 2015

Throughout the month of December, parent volunteer Regina Haney and Ringgold Elementary Staff members spearheaded a fund-raising effort to provide much needed financial assistance to Ringgold Elementary's beloved counselor, Christa Lambert.

Saturday 01/17/2015
Webb Dentistry supports anti-bullying campaign at Ringgold Elementary
Posted: January 17, 2015

In January, Dr. Jason Webb, DDS, donated $187 to sponsor hoodies for Ringgold Elementary School's Stop the Bull leadership team.

Catoosa and Walker college news
Posted: January 17, 2015

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe student receives national scholarship

Friday 01/16/2015
LaFayette High band members named to District Honors Jazz Band
Posted: January 16, 2015

Band members from LaFayette High School were recently congratulated for being named to the Georgia Music Educators Association District Honors Jazz Band. From left: Jacob Swanson, Caleb Booth, DJ Lovett and band teacher Robert Clark. The stu-dents auditioned with representatives from more than 70 schools to earn their spot in the District Honor Jazz Band.

Walker County school board members sworn in
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 10:18 am

The Walker County Board of Education welcomed a new face to the school board at the planning session Jan. 13.

Thursday 01/15/2015
Chickamauga schools on two-hour delay Friday
Posted: January 15, 2015

Chickamauga City Schools will be on a 2-hour delay Friday, Jan. 16, due to inclement weather conditions.

Walker County Schools on two-hour delay Friday
Posted: January 15, 2015

Walker County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Friday, Jan. 16, due to inclement weather conditions.

Catoosa County Schools on two-hour delay Friday
Updated: January 15, 2015 - 10:30 pm

CATOOSA COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL BE ON A TWO-HOUR DELAY TOMORROW, FRIDAY, JAN. 16. Bus rider information: Students should wait inside watching for the bus. The bus will stop at the home, and blow horn if necessary. There may be some delays since buses will be stopping at each home. If you cannot see the bus from your home, students may wait with you in your car at the bus stop.

Ga. Board of Education approves revisions to common core standards in English language arts and math
Posted: January 15, 2015

The State Board of Education has approved revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) in English language arts and math. Those standards were posted for a 60-day public comment period on November 12, 2014.

Wednesday 01/14/2015
Catoosa County school board members sworn in
Posted: January 14, 2015

Three Catoosa County Board of Education election winners were sworn in by new probate court judge Jeff Hullender at the board meeting Jan. 6.

Tuesday 01/13/2015
Catoosa County Board of Education earns state award
Updated: January 13, 2015 - 11:47 am

Catoosa County schools superintendent Denia Reese presented the school board with the Georgia School Board Association (GSBA) 2014 Distinguished Board of Education award at the board meeting Jan. 6.

Sunday 01/11/2015
Higgins memorial scholarship named at Dalton State College
Posted: January 11, 2015

As part of Dalton State College’s homecoming 2015, the Dalton State alumni advisory council's homecoming planning committee launched the Spence Higgins, Jr. memorial scholarship. The Higgins family warmly endorsed this action.

Saturday 01/10/2015
Battlefield Elementary chooses educator of the month for December
Posted: January 10, 2015

Congratulations to Michelle Garcia, Battlefield Elementary's educator of the month. Garcia is a fifth grade teacher at BES and was elected by her colleagues for this honor. They shared in their nominations that Michelle is an “awesome teacher with great rapport with her students.” They also said she works very hard to make things great for her students and spends her personal time exploring new options for her classroom.

Catoosa Citizens for Literacy conducts seventh annual dictionary project
Posted: January 10, 2015

Catoosa Citizens for Literacy recently conducted the seventh annual dictionary project. Catoosa Citizens for Literacy purchases approximately 800 dictionaries each year and distributes them to the third graders at every elementary school in Catoosa County.

Friday 01/09/2015
Catoosa County board of education work session and board meeting dates for 2015
Updated: January 09, 2015 - 3:36 pm

Open board meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the board room at the central office of Catoosa County public schools, 307 Cleveland Street, Ringgold. Public participation is scheduled from 6-6:30 p.m. Special meetings and work sessions are scheduled as necessary. All meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday 01/07/2015
Teen murder suspect from Ringgold has had run-ins with police
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 11:41 am

Cortez LeBron Sims, the 17-year-old from Ringgold who is wanted for murder in connection with a shooting in Chattanooga early this morning that left one woman dead and three others injured, has had run-ins with police.

Walker County school system on two-hour delay Thursday
Posted: January 07, 2015

Due to the anticipated extremely cold temperatures, forecasted wind chill, and possible run-off in the mountain areas, Walker County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Thursday, Jan. 8. Breakfast will be provided.

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