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.
LaFayette High School has established a new scholarship. The award will be in memory of Jenny Vowell, who was a counselor at LHS before her death in December.
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.
Georgia public schools are set to receive about $1.7 billion in federal COVID-19 aid as part of a second round of relief spending Congress passed in December.
By the end of December 2020, the Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation raised approximately $250,000 in support of students from private donations, corporate gifts, grants, planned giving and establishment of an endowed fund.
ATLANTA — University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley Tuesday, Jan. 12, announced plans to retire on July 1 after 36 years in public service.
West Side Elementary School in Catoosa County announced Tuesday, Jan. 5, the school has been certified and named as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by FranklinCovey Education.
The LaFayette High School Junior Council celebrated its first accomplishment with renovations to the LaFayette Recreation Center.
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…
Georgia K-12 public schools have the option not to count year-end tests toward students’ final grades this year due to schooling hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic following a vote Monday, Dec. 21, by the state Board of Education.
Georgia children and their families are set to benefit from a boost in funding for daycare centers and scholarships for struggling parents to cover child-care costs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Catoosa County’s secondary school students will continue their hybrid schedule — two in-person days and three virtual digital days each week — after the Christmas break.
The Georgia Youth Shooting Sports Foundation (GYSSF) has awarded the Ridgeland High School Rifle Team a donation totaling $12,170 and the LaFayette team, $3,079.
The fall issue of the Georgia School Board Association magazine highlights Walker County Public Schools’ out-of-the-box approach to learning during the pandemic. The article features LaFayette Middle School special education teacher Amy Millican.
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.
Catoosa County’s secondary school students have returned from Thanksgiving break to a hybrid schedule — two in-person days and three virtual digital days each week.
Catoosa County’s secondary school students are returning to a hybrid schedule — two in-person days and three virtual digital days each week — after the Thanksgiving break.
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%.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) fall commencement ceremony will be held in Dalton at the Whitfield Murray Campus as a drive-thru ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m.
LaFayette High School educators believe a new dental science program will give students something to chew on when considering their career paths.
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.
ATLANTA — Supporters say the first legislation pre-filed in advance of the 2021 General Assembly session would strike a blow for free speech on Georgia college campuses.
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.
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.
Seated in the office of Heidi Popham, president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), Gary and Diane McConnell established a Public Safety Scholarship through the GNTC Foundation.
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.
A Catoosa County bus driver was fired Wednesday morning, Oct. 28, due to suspicion of being impaired, the school system said in a news release.
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.