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Bailey named educator of the month at Battlefield Elementary

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.”

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Thursday 09/11/2014
Study: Exercise emphasis making students healthier
Posted: September 11, 2014

Georgia’s prescription of more daily physical activity for students has led to improved health results, state officials say.

Wednesday 09/10/2014
Graysville Elementary School celebrates Reading Day
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 4:26 pm

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!”

Local Ringgold FBLA student elected to serve as national officer
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 2:37 pm

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 announces homecoming court
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 11:46 am

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. 

Local resident shares experiences with multiple sclerosis with Georgia Northwest Technical College therapy students
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 4:13 pm

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.

Monday 09/08/2014
Catoosa County school system working on numerous projects
Posted: September 08, 2014

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.

Saturday 09/06/2014
Georgia Farm Bureau to award 2015 agriculture scholarships
Posted: September 06, 2014

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.

Catoosa and Walker County college news
Posted: September 06, 2014

Jacksonville State University announces president’s and dean’s lists

Thursday 09/04/2014
Catoosa County school board finalizes five-year strategic plan
Posted: September 04, 2014

Catoosa County Public Schools’ new strategic plan has been a year in the making.

Wednesday 09/03/2014
Catoosa Retired Educators Association meets to plan new year
Posted: September 03, 2014

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.

Catoosa Kids Camp celebrates another year of success
Posted: September 03, 2014

For the past 20 years, community leaders have faithfully contributed time and funds to provide a safe camp for Catoosa youth.

Local students named as Global Scholars at Chattanooga State
Posted: September 03, 2014

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.

Emergency safety plan for Catoosa County schools becomes proactive
Updated: September 03, 2014 - 2:13 pm

When an intruder comes into a school, the best plan of action is no longer hiding under the desks and waiting.

Tuesday 09/02/2014
Catoosa County school board meeting tonight
Updated: September 02, 2014 - 1:40 pm

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.

Saturday 08/30/2014
Catoosa and Walker Farm Bureaus seek entries for 2015 essay and art contests
Posted: August 30, 2014

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.

Friday 08/29/2014
Free digital textbooks available through the Georgia Department of Education
Posted: August 29, 2014

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.

Thursday 08/28/2014
Local Dodge dealership raises funds for Heritage High School
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 11:18 am

Heritage High School students and families participated in a Dodge Booster Club fundraiser on July 31, and raised $3,060.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School now offering Tuesday community art classes
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 11:40 am

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.

Tuesday 08/26/2014
Catoosa public schools announces annual coupon book fundraiser and sponsor
Updated: August 26, 2014 - 12:08 pm

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.

Monday 08/25/2014
Ridgeland High School’s band marching toward Vet’s Day performance
Posted: August 25, 2014

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.

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