ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Nearly 30 eighth graders bend over laptops during Karen Farnsworth's Thursday morning math class, raising their hands for help as the teacher moves around pointing to their screens or providing video links. In the second row, 13-year-old Yocelin Rodriguez glances at a question about finding the height of a shape before grabbing her pencil and making calculations on a sheet of paper.
Catoosa Citizens for Literacy held its 15th annual appreciation luncheon at the Learning Center in Ringgold. Shirley Smith, executive director, recognized and thanked the community leaders, corporate and individual sponsors, collaborative partners, staff and volunteers for their support of literacy efforts in Catoosa County.
Casper inducted into honor society at University of North Georgia
The Georgia department of education released the high school graduation rate. The state’s average graduation rate increased from 71.8 to 72.5 percent.
One hundred percent of Catoosa County Public Schools’ cafeterias received a perfect 100 score on the health report for the second year in a row. Superintendent Denia Reese said she was very pleased with the score.
Veterans from all branches of the armed forces gathered in the Boynton Elementary School halls to celebrate Veteran’s Day. Students and staff at Boynton wanted to honor veterans for their service to our country.
When RMS principal Mike Sholl asked Laura Kirk to come to the media center to appear on the morning news, she had no idea superintendent Denia Reese was going to be waiting for her. She was shocked when Reese announced she was selected as Catoosa public schools’ Teacher of the Year.
LaFayette High School horticulture classes spent Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 12-13, planting bulbs and spreading mulch at Naomi Elementary School. Led by the agriculture department’s Brandon Ray, students from each grade who attend horticulture classes wanted to help Naomi Elementary beautify the school’s front yard. The students spent a total of 2½ hours working at the school.
A 16-year-old Ringgold High School student was the talk of the town Monday, Nov. 17, as the school, the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department, and Angel EMS took time to honor him for saving the life of a fellow student earlier this month.
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School’s RESPECT group is helping paint Catoosa County Habitat for Humanity’s most recent house.
The Catoosa County school system saw an increase in the graduation rate from 2013 to 2014.
Georgia Northwestern’s Department of Adult Education has secured $8,700 in grants to help pay GED testing fees and transportation costs for many adult learners across Northwest Georgia.
Catoosa County school board members paid tribute to the late Billy Joe McDaniel during their recent meeting Nov. 4.
Walker County Farm Bureau was recognized during the Georgia Farm Bureau first district annual meeting for its outstanding member programs. Mike Bunn is the WCFB president.
A Walker County high school is under heightened security today in the wake of a posting on social media warning of a possible mass shooting at the school.
Rossville student meets President Jimmy Carter for first-year readers program
The Gospel Music Express Awards honored Boynton Elementary chorus by awarding them with the Video of the Year for the YouTube video, “Lean on Me.” Boynton Elementary chorus is directed by Sheri Thrower, who also received the Excellence in Music Education award. Both awards are the first gospel music awards given to a public education group.
David Yun, a student at Heritage High School in Ringgold, was selected for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Yun will join an elite group of marching band members who will perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
In a show of civic commitment and community involvement, Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties came together again to host the Teen Maze to educate tenth grade students on life choices.
Military experience provides individuals with in-depth technical experience and an aptitude for detail and consequently the Machine Tool Technology program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is seeing more veterans enroll into the program.
LaFayette High School marching band mates prove you can’t sideline teamwork and motivation.