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.
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.
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 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.
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.
In January, Dr. Jason Webb, DDS, donated $187 to sponsor hoodies for Ringgold Elementary School's Stop the Bull leadership team.
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe student receives national scholarship
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.
The Walker County Board of Education welcomed a new face to the school board at the planning session Jan. 13.
Chickamauga City Schools will be on a 2-hour delay Friday, Jan. 16, due to inclement weather conditions.
Walker County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Friday, Jan. 16, due to inclement weather conditions.
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.
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.
Three Catoosa County Board of Education election winners were sworn in by new probate court judge Jeff Hullender at the board meeting Jan. 6.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.