Education

Incumbent Dale Wilson and political newcomer Lindsay Bradford qualified as Republicans to run for the Walker County Board of Education Post 4 seat. The election will be Tuesday, May 19. To help voters learn more about themselves, the candidates have answered a series of questions submit by t…

Battlefield Elementary School third-grader Lily Walls and Heritage Middle School sixth-grader Logan Walls complete online assignments at home. The Catoosa County school system has one-to-one computing, sometimes abbreviated as “1:1” technology. It refers to academic institutions, such as sch…

Rock Spring Elementary School fifth grade participated in its annual 3-on-3 tournament. The winners are girls Trinity Letson, Blakely Pemberton, Kayona Pierce and Gracie Acuff, and boys Reed Watkins, Eli Pearson, Grey Snyder, Traye Stahl and Harrison Gilstrap. Both teams played the Best 3 Pe…

Many area daycare facilities plan to remain open while schools are closed in precaution during the coronavirus outbreak. Parents can contact for prices and hours:

Catoosa County Public Schools will be closed from March 16 through March 27. Students will return to school on April 6 after spring break. The district is taking this action in an abundance of caution to reduce the opportunity for the spread of COVID-19 among our teachers and students.

Woodstation Elementary School has been awarded a Ben Carson Reading Room sponsored by the Holland Family Foundation. The project includes a dedicated space with thematically accentuated décor and a required number of new books for students to read. The project is on track to be completed by …

Catoosa County Farm Bureau has awarded $50 and a certificate to Natalia Celis, winner of the 2020 Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Middle School Essay Contest at the county level. Celis is a student of the Georgia Cyber Academy and is the daughter of Christine and Hiram Celis. The topic of this yea…

Many of the first-graders at Graysville Elementary School transformed themselves into 100-year-old people to celebrate the 100th day of school. Students had gray hair, glasses, canes, elderly clothes and hairstyles. The students always enjoy participating in this annual tradition, and this y…

Rock Spring Elementary students celebrate Read Across America Day. Also known as Dr. Seuss Day, it is a annual event established by the National Education Association and held on the school day closest to March 2, the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, who is known for writing and illustratin…

Gilbert Elementary School celebrates Read Across America. Students and staff enjoyed participating in dress-up themes, special guest readers, Dr. Seuss activities and projects each day during the week of March 2. 

ATLANTA — A popular program allowing dual enrollment in high school and college classes in Georgia would get new restrictions under legislation that gained final passage in the General Assembly Tuesday, March 3.

Ringgold Rotary Club, at its weekly luncheon, recognized Heritage High School's Kori Moore as the HHS and school system STAR student and Ringgold High School's William David Murdoch as the RHS STAR student. To obtain the STAR nomination, high school seniors must have the highest score on a s…

Naomi Elementary School, on Feb. 7, held its second annual daughter dance, which featured a winter wonderland theme. Parents were able to bring their daughters for a wonderful evening making memories with dancing, refreshments and pictures. Amanda Shirley, Naomi's teacher of the gifted, was …

The Catoosa County Spelling Bee was held Feb. 4 at 6 p.m., at Tiger Creek Elementary School. Twenty-five contestants, representing 11 schools, participated. The three students who won will represent Catoosa County in the Regional Spelling Bee on March 7 at 1 p.m. at the UTC University Center…

On Jan. 25, sixteen fifth-graders from Ringgold Elementary traveled to Rome, Ga., to participate in the annual 4-H DPA Competition. Hundreds of other students from the district competed in numerous categories. Students were required to select a topic of interest, create a poster, and conduct…

Naomi Elementary School had a wonderful turn out for its annual grandparent event the week of Jan. 27. Grandparents were able to visit classrooms to pick up their gift of an art piece made by their grandchild, have refreshments, make a craft with their grandchild, visit the book fair and hav…

Students and staff had a busy week at Rock Spring Elementary School. The school had its monthly Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, incentive party where the theme was "Be a HERO!" Students could spend the rocket bucks that they earned to attend this party. Students lear…

Anna Parker and Cindy Parsons’ fifth-grade Horizon class at Graysville Elementary School have been working on a homeless project for several weeks. The students have researched and learned all about homelessness, and completed assignments in class. As part of the project they held a drive to…

On Dec. 10, the annual Spelling Bee was held at Graysville Elementary School. Students in fourth and fifth grades compete for the titles. It is always an exciting time for the classroom winners to compete against each other. This year’s winners were Lyla Watson representing fifth grade and L…

Georgia Northwestern Technical College has announced the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2019 fall 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 hours. To b…

Lamar Brown accepted a check for $4,762.41 on behalf of the Catoosa County Children’s Fund from Heritage High School’s Student Government Association on Friday, Jan. 17. HHS’s SGA raised money throughout the fall from two separate fundraisers: Emperor of the Taj during homecoming week and a …

Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk (left) attended Battlefield Elementary School’s CHAMPS graduation. Also pictured (from left) are Kent McCrary, principal; Lauren Smith, assistant principal; and Officer Tommy Frye. CHAMPS is sponsored by the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office.

During the research stages of Catoosa County Public Schools’ {span style=”text-decoration: underline;”}From HERE to CAREER Academy, Schools Superintendent Denia Reese says a lot of effort was put into learning what industry and business leaders felt was needed.