Editor’s note: Catoosa County Schools Superintendent Denia Reese posted the following message on Monday, July 27, 2020
Heritage High School’s Class of 2020 held a traditional graduation ceremony Thursday night, July 30, at the school’s football stadium (Jeff Sims Field at Heritage Stadium). Photos from the Ringgold and Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe high school graduation ceremonies will publish in our Aug. 12 edition.
State officials are sending $6 million in federal funds to help Georgia schools boost internet connectivity in areas where access to the web is poor.
Caitlin Nichols (left) and David Camp of the Catoosa Education Association present Kim Erwin of Ringgold Elementary School with infrared thermometers for the 2020-21 school year.
Daniel Ray has worn many hats during his time at Chickamauga's Oakwood Christian Academy, so it only makes sense that the next hat be some sort of crown.
A request to scrap end-of-year tests for Georgia public schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic drew overwhelming support from students, teachers, parents and others during a two-week comment period, state school officials said Thursday, July 23.
For parents looking for new ways to help keep children learning while outside of the classroom this summer, Georgia Power’s education team has created a series of interactive videos that allow students to discover science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through activities at home.
As area public schools ramp up for a COVID-19 reopening, so is Oakwood Christian Academy, a private school in Chickamauga, educating around 300 children.
Chickamauga City Schools will open Aug. 12 for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents will have the option of in-person attendance or online schooling for their children.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Board of Directors has elected a new board chair and vice chair for the 2020-21 academic year.
Walker County public schools plan to open August 13. The system’s website is rich with information to help parents navigate the beginning of this most unusual school year.
Thank you for being patient as we determined our reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Based on data from the Department of Community Health (DPH) and parent responses on our survey, we will reopen school on August 10 with two options: traditional in-person instruction (5 days a week…
ATLANTA - All University System of Georgia (USG) students, faculty, staff and visitors to the system’s 26 college and university campuses will be required to wear masks starting July 15.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) 2020 spring and summer commencement ceremony will now be held at the Floyd County Campus as a drive-thru ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m.
State school officials are asking Georgians to chime in on whether students should have to take year-end tests during the upcoming school year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening over the next few weeks on the Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Catoosa County Campus, employees of four Northwest Georgia industries will be training in the basics of programmable logic controllers (PLC).
Gordon Lee and Ringgold high school officials announced that the students-athletes who were involved in an online video chat that featured the repeated use of a racial slur will not be allowed to take part in athletics or any other extracurricular activities, according to published reports.
The Foundation at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has awarded a $500 scholarship to one qualified student at each of the 26 high schools and five college and career academies in the Northwest Georgia region. Two students at Trion High School received a scholarship of $250 each.
For the past 19 years North LaFayette Elementary School’s art program has provided students the opportunity to learn about various artists and art history, as well as creating and experiencing art all around our community and state.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College is proud to announce the students on the president’s and dean’s lists for the 2020 spring semester. To be eligible for the president’s list, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit ho…
Georgia Northwestern Technical College is removing potential enrollment obstacles for the upcoming fall semester by offering a Free Application Week, offering Open Educational Resources for core classes and waiving the entrance exam.
A pair of West Side Elementary School fourth-graders, Kylee Carden and Michelle Massey, recently represented Catoosa County Public Schools in the statewide Georgia Student Technology Competition and earned first place in the Productivity Design category for grades 3 and 4.
Faith Pennigton was voted Battlefield Elementary School’s Teacher of the Month for May. Pennington teaches Horizon, which is the gifted program. Abby Stephenson, a fourth-grader, thanked Pennington for a wonderful year.
West Side Elementary School teachers voted Suzette Carter (center) as their 2019-20 Teacher of the Year. Pictured with Carter is Principal Robert Mountjoy and Assistant Principal Lori Welborn.
Paige Daniels Goggans was voted 2019-20 Teacher of the Year at Battlefield Elementary School. Goggans’ peers said she was an “incredible team player and effective educator who meets students where they are.”
Lauren Dyer was chosen as Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School’s 2019-20 Teacher of the Year. Dyer teaches environmental science and biology. She completed her fifth year at LFO.
The Foundation at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) awarded $6,450 in scholarships to 16 students, including two Susan Lynne Greene Memorial Scholarship recipients and one recipient of the Thomas Brown Scholarship.
Ringgold High School student and JROTC cadet Cordelia Marie Westbrook Sisemore has been presented with the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame (GMVHOF) JROTC Medal.
As the school year wound down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the faculty and staff at West Side, Cloud Springs, and Battlefield elementary schools braved the rain to hand out report cards and collect computers on Friday, May 22.
Ringgold Elementary School third-grade teacher Mishana Peters dressed up as over 30 characters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of her daily online lessons was taught by a new character to the delight of her students. Catoosa County’s digital learning began mid-March and was completed by mid-May.
To commemorate this school year for Catoosa County students, the transportation department wanted to pay tribute to high school seniors and send best wishes for a happy summer to all students.
In late April, a group of Catoosa County citizens took on the task of trying to put together non-school-sanctioned proms for each of the three high schools in the county after COVID-19-related shutdowns forced all three proms to be canceled.
The Bank of LaFayette and the Community Bankers Association of Georgia announce and congratulate the winners of the annual Julian & Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship, including Bryanna Whitaker, who will attend Mercer University.
The COVID-19 outbreak may have brought about an abrupt end to the 2019-20 school year, but for students in Catoosa County’s HERE To CAREER Academy, it was a way to break new ground while anticipating more groundbreaking in the future.
On May 1, Gov. Brian Kemp announced that because of the impact of COVID-19 all state agencies should begin to prepare for a 14% reduction in funding. That includes K-12 public schools.
Soon-to-be graduates returned to their roots at Cherokee Ridge Elementary School May 12 to catch up with former classmates and reminisce with former teachers, staff and school administrators.
The Walker Retired Educators’ Association (WREA) is an organization of retired educators from the Walker County and Chickamauga City schools and is a chapter of the Georgia Retired Educators’ Association. WREA endeavors to promote public education. Each year, the association awards a scholar…
A Georgia Northwestern Technical College Drafting Technology program student watched as workers installed a reception desk of his own design in the Governor’s Office at the Georgia State Capitol Building.
Students of North LaFayette Elementary School show off some of their recent classwork and projects as distance learning continues in wake of COVID-19. Teachers and administrators continue to look for creative ways to stay connected with students and to keep them engaged in the learning process.
For North LaFayette Elementary School, like other schools in Walker County and the more than 2,000 other schools all over the state, distance learning in the wake of COVID-19 has proved to be a difficult challenge, but not an unconquerable one.