Education

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.

Emery-Kate Swing enjoys a crisp fall day at Battlefield Elementary School. 

From left: senior candidate Aubrey Ford, senior Candidate Emma Queen, sophomore representative Shaylee Hester, freshman representative Anna Roy, junior representative Sydney Cantrell, senior candidate Abby Roach. Not pictured: senior candidates Maggie Reed and Oraya Harris. The homecoming ce…

Georgia public school officials have released a plan calling for the number of year-end tests required for the state’s K-12 students to be drastically reduced and replaced with assessments and coursework tailored more to individual students.

According to the school system’s website, here’s how past ESPLOST funds were used.

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe freshmen (Class of 2024) recently won the Spirit Competition for their homecoming float. Contributed

Georgia Sen. Jeff Mullis visited West Side Elementary School during Pre-Kindergarten Week. Here he is shown in a pre-kindergarten classroom with Laura Briggs and Emily Parker. Mullis, who lives in Chickamauga, represents Senate District 53, which includes Catoosa, Dade, and Walker counties a…

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will host a Free Application Week, Oct. 26-30, to help those who are seeking to enroll in spring semester.

Ashlyn Neathery of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School was selected as the Dancer of the Week. Come support the dance team at LFO’s home games.

Kent McCrary, principal at Battlefield Elementary School, gives a reading reward to fourth-grader Rylie Reed.

Jessica Lin, Lizbeth Santillan and Mia Langston enjoy the sunshine on a fall day at Battlefield Elementary School.

Battlefield Elementary School welcomed Jaime Pennington to the STEAM lab. Steam is “Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.” Pennington was selected as Battlefield Elementary’s “Educator of the Month.”

The annual Walker County 4-H Chicken Show and Sale will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Walker County Ag Center in Rock Spring. Chickens will be auctioned in pens of three with the proceeds going directly to the 4-H’ers. If you are interested in purchasing chickens, you must b…

Heritage High School’s 2020 homecoming queen is Edy Atwell, daughter of Billy Atwell and Natalie Atwell.

As COVID-19 continues to impact lives across the state, the Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation is working to help residents of the northwest Georgia region by launching a fundraising campaign, which will run from Oct. 1 to Dec. 1.

Carrie Sutton, Camila Robles, Matthew Culpepper and Dash Victor of West Side Elementary School are proud Braves.

Ringgold City Council, during a meeting Monday, Sept. 28, passed a proclamation honoring Ringgold High School cheerleader Sydney Logan for earning a spot on the Georgia All-State Cheerleading team.

Since classes resumed last month, educators in the Walker County and Chickamauga school systems have been working to make sure students learning from home are getting the same quality of instruction as those attending traditional school.

Heritage High School’s homecoming ceremony will be held Friday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., prior to the football game with Darlington, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

Recently, Gov. Brian Kemp signed House Bill 86, sponsored by Rep. Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson, and carried in the Senate by Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga. H.B. 86 requires a policy to be created for teachers to appeal performance ratings notated in teacher personnel evaluations.

Nicole Perry of Cloud Springs Elementary School was voted the school’s Teacher of the Year for 2020.

Walker County educators are using social distancing, frequent cleaning and common sense practices to combat the challenges COVID-19 poses for schools.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is proud to announce the students on the president’s and dean’s lists for the 2020 summer 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…

Seventh-graders Emma Watson, Lorelai Canady and Hannah Daniel cheer on the Heritage Generals football team.

ATLANTA - Several groups are pressing Gov. Brian Kemp to start divvying out small federal grant funds aimed at helping families pay for school supplies, child care and other expenses while their children are taking online classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Evonne Hackett, a technology guru at Lakeview Middle School, was selected as the 2020-21 Teacher of the Year.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently announced plans to help make a difference during the upcoming academic year with the award of more than $145,000 in literacy grants in Georgia, including $3,000 for the LIFT Youth Center Inc. in Ringgold.

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation awarded $10,900 in scholarships to 26 students. Scholarships between $250 and $500 were awarded to students to assist in paying for fall semester at GNTC.

Isabel Shrader, a fifth-grader at Battlefield Elementary School, is part of the flag corp. Shrader is proud the put up and take down her state flag.

Congratulations to Briley Shaw, a recent Heritage High School Generals graduate. Shaw will dance and perform at the University of Tennesee-Chattanooga’s college basketball games this fall.

Third-grader Austin Summers shoots a lay-up at Battlefield Elementary School.

In an effort to bring accessible internet to students, Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is expanding wireless internet coverage in order to assist students who may have unreliable internet access at home.