The Newton County School System has released preliminary scores of its elementary and middle schools in the Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Test for the 2012-2013 school year, and according to NCSS officials, the results show positive increases.
The Newton County Board of Education has named Samantha Fuhrey, a current administrator in the Newton County School System, as its next superintendent.
Students, faculty and staff were all smiles as they welcomed State School Superintendent John Barge to the Newton College and Career Academy for the first time Tuesday.
The Newton County Board of Education is expected to choose a new superintendent next week and will also vote on a new director of research, testing and evaluation.
Louise Harwell is packing up her brains, bones and microscopes.
The Newton County School System has released the College and Career Readiness Performance Index score - the state's new accountability score - for the middle-school grades at the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, after an oversight left the school off the initial report.
The Covington Rotary Club recognized 30 students and more than 25 teachers at its 48th annual Top 10 Banquet and Awards ceremony Tuesday night at Alcovy High School.
The Newton County School System is updating its strategic plan and is asking the community for input on a vision statement for the school system.
The Georgia Department of Education has released College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores for schools in the state, and results show that Newton County Schools have made "significant improvement" over the past three academic years, NCSS Superintendent Gary Mathews said.
Fifteen seventh-grade students in the Newton County School System have qualified for State Recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program for their performance on either the SAT or ACT, and several others qualified for the Academy for the Summer Studies program.
Newton County School Superintendent Gary Mathews said schools overseen by the Newton County School System have been improving over the past three years, based on state College and Career Ready Performance Index scores.
Students, faculty and members of the community participated in a ceremonial ground-breaking for a new residence hall at Oxford College.
Eastside High School student Samuel Potts and Alcovy High School student William Dobar have been selected as finalists and will represent Newton County Schools in the prestigious Governor's Honors Program - a four-week summer instructional program at Valdosta State University in Valdosta for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors.
Five Newton High School seniors have been awarded up to $500,000 in scholarships to use toward their college education.
Newton High School senior Torri Cofield was just trying to find money for college when she threw her name in for the Horatio Alger Scholarship.
Newton High School students, faculty and staff will definitely need a map to navigate their way to new classrooms and offices at the start of the 2013-14 school year, as a walk through at the school on Thursday proved to be quite the amazing maze.
The Newton County Board of Education will decide on purchasing select technology for the replacement Newton High School at its board meeting Tuesday.
Snapping Shoals EMC recently awarded $40,000 in scholarships to high school seniors. Twenty students from the Covington-based co-op's territory were chosen to receive the scholarships from among more than 100 applicants.
The Georgia High School Graduation Test is taking place next week for high school juniors, and Newton school officials are informing parents about the test, which will affect eligibility for graduation.
Time is dwindling for Newton County residents to decide whether to approve the continuation of the education SPLOST, which is a special one percent sales tax used annually to help boost the Newton County School System's budget to pay for special projects. A vote on the sales tax is set for Tuesday March 19 with early voting set to end on Friday.
An increase in student lunch prices may soon be on the way as the Newton County Board of Education reviewed a proposed 10-cent increase to lunch prices for all paid students for the 2013-14 fiscal school year, which begins July 1.
Valdosta State University announces its Dean's List for Fall 2012. Students who achieve a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional (GPA of 3.00 or higher are recognized by being placed on the Dean's List.
Newton County residents must soon decide whether to support or oppose renewing a special 1 percent sales tax, known as education SPLOST, which is used annually to help boost the Newton County School System's budget by paying for special projects.
Local charter school Challenge Charter Academy will be closing at the end of the school year after officials were unable to convince the Georgia Department of Education they were worthy of being a separate charter school.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has selected Rockdale County resident Dylan Veneziano of Young American's Christian School as a 2013 Certificate of Merit Finalist.
Several community members attended a forum dedicated to the upcoming education SPLOST vote on March 19, and they voiced their opinions and concerns with the Newton County Board of Education and the Newton County School System Tuesday night.
The Newton County School System was one of 25 Georgia school districts to be recognized with "The Golden Radish Award" for taking Georgia Organics' "5 Million Meals" pledge.
Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up during the week of March 18-21.
More than 100 Indian Creek Middle School choral students packed into the Eastside High School Auditorium Tuesday evening for a dress rehearsal for the production of "Willy Wonka Junior."
Eastside High competed in the Region 8-AAAA Literary Meet on Saturday, at Lumpkin County High School in Dahlonega.