Education

Fifth-grade spelling bee winners at Cloud Springs Elementary School were (from left) Braylen Grady, second place; Robert (LJ) Butts, first place; and Adelina Taylor, third place.

Kaity Smith, Lyndsie Gadd, Molly Miller, Jordan Cash, Gage Early, Savana Hagood, Ashlyn Neathery, Makayla Ware, Faith Murray, Jenna Driggers, Christiyana Collins, Bre Whitaker, Stacey Perkinson. Not pictured: Molly Boone and Nevaeh Hoover.

Fifth-graders at Battlefield Elementary School recently competed in a spelling bee. BES Spelling Bee winners were Sunshine Davenport and Wyatt Womack. They will compete in the Catoosa County Spelling Bee in February.

Battlefield Elementary School students Tate Adkins and Aarushi Patel celebrate their good behavior on the bus. Students in Catoosa County receive bus bucks for positive behavior.

Colbie Wilson was selected as Battlefield Elementary School’s Educator of the Month. This award is given monthly by faculty and staff.

Kennady Hindman was the winner of the PS5 at Westside Elementary School for the cookie dough fundraiser. She is pictured with Principal Robert Mountjoy. 

Heritage High School Student Government Association presented the Catoosa County Children’s Fund a check for $13,352 on Friday, Dec. 18. Dr. Lamar Brown accepted the check on behalf of the Children’s Fund. The money was raised during The Emperor of The Taj Competition during Heritage’s Homec…

Ten Georgia Northwestern Technical College students recently graduated from Basic Law Enforcement Training Classes #202001, #202002 and #202003. Seven graduates are employed law enforcement agencies in the Northwest Georgia community.

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation awarded $11,900 in scholarships to 31 qualifying students. Between $250 — $500 was awarded to each student to assist in paying for the upcoming spring semester at GNTC.

We, at LaFayette Middle School (LMS), cannot praise the Cherokee Regional Library System and their faculty enough! They have proven to be dedicated to the overall support of not only the clientele of our community, but to our local students at LaFayette Middle School as well.

Just back from Cape Canaveral, Fla., where he will soon be working as an integration technician for SpaceX, Georgia Northwestern Technical College graduate Palmer Moye dropped in on the GNTC Aviation Training Center for one last visit.

Approximately 80 Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) graduates lined up in their cars outside the Whitfield Murray Campus (WMC) in Dalton on Thursday, Dec. 3, to participate in the second drive-thru commencement ceremony of 2020.

Year-end standardized tests for Georgia public schools are poised to count for zero this school year after state education officials moved Thursday, Nov. 19, to lower the weight those scores have on students’ final grades from 20% to 0.01%.

During the 8th annual Whitfield Education Foundation Celebrity Spelling Bee, Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Vice President of Economic Development Stephanie Scearce placed ninth out of 19 participants, which included community members from the greater Dalton area.

Walker County Schools Superintendent Damon Raines announced Nov. 12 the decision to close schools beginning on Monday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 20, due to an increase in COVID-19 positive cases and the resulting close contact quarantines.

Pulling his brand new tractor-trailer truck into the parking lot of Geogia Northwestern Technical College’s Walker County campus, Jeffery Brown, a commercial truck driving graduate, talked with current students of the program about how it changed his life.

Aubrey Ford is Ringgold High School’s 2020 homecoming queen.

The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture (GFA) is offering $65,000 in scholarships to Georgia students pursuing a degree in agriculture, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences or a related field, Bernard Sims, Catoosa County Farm Bureau president, recently announced.

The Catoosa County school board has nailed down the list of projects it plans to carry out with funds from another round of ESPLOST — or Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax — if voters approve the tax in March.

Naomi Elementary School posted a mock election for pre-K through fifth grade students. Fifth-graders researched the candidates and their campaigns. After conducting their research, the fifth-graders created campaign posters and displayed them around the school campus. They presented their re…

As Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Construction Management student Lexa Hendrix climbed into her program’s new skid-steer loader, she listened to the directions of Zach Walden, machine representative for Yancey Bros. Co.

Catoosa County students Eli Rymer of Battlefield Elementary School and brother Beau of Battlefield Primary School don Harry Potter-themed costumes for trick-or-treating.

Battlefield Elementary School’s Kathy Holland was selected as the Educator of the Month. She has been a staple at Battlefield Elementary for more than 20 years.

Mrs. Carter’s students at West Side Elementary School participate in Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23-31), which is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program.

Cloud Springs Elementary celebrated Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23-31), with students learning how to make healthy choices so they can be drug-free. Fourth-graders Tyler, Ella, and Keyvuanna are finding creative ways to “turn their backs” on drugs.

Ringgold City Council, during a meeting Monday, Oct. 26, passed a proclamation honoring the Ringgold High School marching band, which this year was named grand champion of the 14th annual Lake Lanier Tournament of Bands.

Bre Whitaker, a Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School junior and co-captain, was selected as the Warrior’s “Dancer of the Week.” Congratulations to Bre.