The 25th annual Georgia Southern University Fall 2016 Commencement Ceremony represented a momentous day as approximately 1,700 of Georgia's best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students received degrees from the University's eight colleges.
The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute's 252nd Commencement exercises on Dec. 16-17, 2016, at the McCamish Pavilion.
On Jan. 27 an accident occurred during a physical education class at Porterdale Elementary School (PES). According to a Feb. 1 statement released by the Newton County School System (NCSS), a student's beaded braids were caught in a volleyball net when she jumped to hit the ball. When she landed, two of her braids were pulled off her head.
Recently, the Piedmont Academy (PAC) FFA Chapter held its first FFA meeting of the new year. This meeting was held at the FFA-FCCLA Camp in Covington. The meeting's theme was "The Time is Right for New Beginnings." Piedmont's officers chose this theme because of the new year.
January 29, 2017|
On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the Newton County School System's (NCSS) Work-Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship programs held the annual Aspiring Young Professionals (AYP) Evaluation Dinner. About 200 students and 40 adult volunteer evaluators attended. The event is a mandatory learning experience for work-based learning and youth apprenticeship students.
Speaking before community leaders Thursday, Jan. 26, Samantha Fuhrey, superintendent for the Newton County School System (NCSS), announced a new initiative aimed at better serving NCSS students impacted by poverty. Just over 70 percent of the NCSS's 19,680 students are considered economically disadvantaged.
Thanks to a grant from the Newton Education Foundation (NEF), 56 fourth and fifth graders from Middle Ridge Elementary School (MRES) have the opportunity to work in an innovative project to build a model city. Part of the project included a trip to an architectural firm in Atlanta.
Songs and words of inspiration filled the air Wednesday night in Oxford as believers in a dream packed the Historic Old Church for the Oxford College annual Celebration of The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.