Walker County Farm Bureau held an educator workshop and farm tour Thursday, May 5, at the Agriculture Center in Rock Spring, Ga. President Mike Bunn opened the event by welcoming the 29 Walker school teachers and giving an overview of the day’s activities.
Juniors from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (LFO) High School in Catoosa County had the honor of being the first to tour the brand new Catoosa County Campus (CCC) of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Thursday, May 19.
One teacher and nine students huddle around a table in a Ringgold coffee shop discussing — India. Several months later, the group flies 3,500 miles to Anchorage, Alaska, to test their knowledge and skills against hundreds of students from around the country and the world.
Congratulations to Ashley Blackwell, kindergarten teacher at West Side Elementary School in Rossville, for being selected as WDEF News Channel 12 Golden Apple Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016. Pictured with Mrs. Blackwell is assistant principal, Robert Mountjoy.
Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program opened its six-week stay at the 6th Cavalry Museum Saturday, May 7. The exhibition is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), Georgia Humanities.
Ringgold Elementary’s fifth grade teacher, Melissa McKown, was selected by the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to be trained at the 2016 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J. She received her letter of award from Amy and Phil Mickelson in late April.
Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Club and other students are rallying around one of their own. Cafeteria manager, Debbie Walthour, is in need of a liver transplant and the students are committed to her fundraising goals.
The Heritage High School book club and writing club had the honor of meeting local author, Janie Dempsey Watts. She spoke to students about what inspires her to write and also read excerpts from her latest novel, “Return to Taylor’s Ridge.”
Georgia State Rep. Tom Weldon spoke to the Heritage Middle School chapters of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and the FFA. Rep. Weldon explained to the students how the decisions the state legislature makes affect business and agriculture in Georgia. Rep. Weldon answered student questions and also invited the students to visit the State Capitol when the legislature is in session.
Jade Rhudy is celebrating her 10th year with Catoosa County schools at Ringgold Primary. She also serves the community in many ways. She serves on the board of the school council for Ringgold High School and runs marathons for fundraisers, one of which will be next week from Chattanooga to Nashville to support the Caroline Previdi Foundation.
With two children, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, 73-year-old Veronica Longwith has made the decision to take to the open road as she pursues a commercial truck driving career at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
Ringgold Elementary students and families enjoyed a night of learning, fellowship and fun at the annual Literacy Night. Teachers were asked to participate in a door-decorating contest, displaying a favorite book.
LaFayette High School senior Ben Ownby was awarded North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation’s (NGEMC) 2016 Howard Baker Memorial Scholarship for Walker County. Ownby, who will attend University of Georgia, is one of seven Baker Scholarship recipients.
Heritage High School senior Hannah Mathis was awarded North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation’s (NGEMC) 2016 Howard Baker Memorial Scholarship for Catoosa County. Mathis, who will attend University of Tennessee-Knoxville, is one of seven Baker Scholarship recipients.
Melinda McNish, lovingly known as “Miss Mac,” was named a Hometown Hero by Modern Woodman for 38 years of service to the children of Catoosa County. Miss Mac retired after 29 years teaching Math at Ringgold High School. She came to Woodstation Elementary as a parapro and spends her day helping teachers and loving on students.
On Thursday, April 21, the TEPS leadership organization at McCallie inducted 19 students for membership in the sophomore leadership organization for the 2016-17 school year during an induction ceremony in the chapel.
More than 300 gathered at the Walker County Civic Center on April 13 to honor three public school system superintendents, the Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe’s distinguished service award winners for 2016.
Nerves of steel and ice-water veins. That’s what it takes to invest in equity markets when the price of oil is tanking, the Middle East is in chaos, a presidential race is heating up and the Chinese economy is cooling down. Or does it?
Andrew Johnson, of Chickamauga, Ga., will lead a team of six from Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) into national competition June 24-27 in Atlanta. The students qualified for the honor after placing on the state level in Georgia’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) professional skills competition April 8–9.
This school year has been an exciting and meaningful one for Pam Craft’s first grade at Graysville Elementary School. The students, along with local Cub Scout Pack #7131, have been corresponding with their teacher’s cousin, Dustin Brackley, a Blackhawk helicopter crew chief with the U. S. Army.
Adam Whitsett, a senior at Gordon Lee High School was named the 2016 STAR student. The Professional Association of Georgia Educators STAR program honors Georgia’s highest achieving high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development.
The Open Studio art program, now in its 10th year at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, invites the public to attend its Spring Art Show Thursday, April 21, from 5-8 p.m. Admission is free, refreshments will be served and the artwork will be available for purchase. All proceeds go toward supplies for the students.
The Walker County Board of Education will meet Monday, April 18, at the school system’s central office building. The board will hold a planning session tonight (Tuesday, April 12) at the Advanced Education Center. Both meetings are open to the public and begin at 6 p.m.
Derek Waugh, the first full-time athletic director at Dalton State College, has accepted a position to serve as president and CEO of a state-wide organization in athletics. The new position is effective July 1; Waugh and his family plan to remain in Dalton.
Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Neuromuscular Therapy program participated in an Oncology Massage Therapy Clinic to provide safe, effective treatment to cancer patients and people with cancer histories.
The March 2016 Walker County Historical Society meeting was Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m. in coordination with the annual reception-fundraiser for the Clayton Bell Scholarship Fund which supports student interns who work at the Marsh House for 50 hours during their senior year of high school.
Classmates from the former Rossville High School in Rossville, Ga., will celebrate the golden anniversary of their 1966 graduation on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The “Reunion on the River” event will be at SpringHill Suites, downtown at Cameron Harbor in Chattanooga, Tenn., from 6-10 p.m.
The Clayton Bell Scholarship Foundation, named for the late Clayton E. Bell, a noted community leader in volunteerism and historical preservation, is accepting applicants from Walker County students who exhibit scholastic excellence as well as a selfless desire to preserve historic heritage through volunteerism.
Becca Burchard (left) and Alex Jones, sixth graders at Heritage Middle School, served as pages for the Georgia State Senate Thursday, March 10. They were sponsored by Sen. Jeff Mullis, Republican of Chickamauga.
Journey to the African savannah and visit Pride Rock as the Ringgold Middle School chorus performs the classic coming-of-age tale “The Lion King Jr. Performances are Tuesday and Thursday, March 22 and 24, at 7 p.m. at the Ringgold High School auditorium.