The Newton County Board of Education held a retirement dinner on Thursday for employees. The event honored the many years of service of 54 retirees, who included teachers, administrators and personnel at a number of schools and departments in the county.
The Montessori School of Covington, which is now enrolling ages 3 through high school, will hold two open house sessions May 21.
Student transportation to Ombudsman, Newton's alternative school, is one of the items being considered as a possible cut from the 2013-14 school budget as Newton County School System officials reviewed the tentative budget.
"Miscommunication and human error" caused 170 students not to complete the coordinate algebra portion of the End Of Course Test - a state test taken by ninth through 12th-graders - at Alcovy High School, and other testing problems were reportedly found when the Newton County School System investigated concerns after receiving an anonymous email.
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.
Eastside High competed in the Region 8-AAAA Literary Meet on Saturday, at Lumpkin County High School in Dahlonega.
Today, in the U.S., Afghanistan is often portrayed as a poor country that has been a central place of war and conflict for the past decade. However, to Oxford College sophomore Anika Cooper, it is the complete opposite. "It's so beautiful." Cooper said. "Afghanistan is like no other place in the world. It is so full of life."
First Lady Sandra Deal read to children Monday morning at South Salem Elementary School as she kicked off "Read Across Georgia" month.
The Newton County Board of Education voted to approve proposed legislative positions and appointed two delegates to represent the school system for the upcoming Georgia School Boards Association's summer conference.
Want to see the next Pollock, Ansel Adams or Damien Hirst? You might spot an artist as a young child or teenager at the True Colours Youth Art Exhibit between March 1–28 at the Newton County Library.
Six Eastside High School students recently attended the final All-State Chorus held in Savannah. The students went through a rigorous two-step audition process and competed against 8,000 students across Georgia to earn the honor of attending where 1,750 students were selected.
South Salem Elementary students in Ms. Kimberly Malcom's class celebrated the birthday of the beloved children's author Dr. Seuss on Friday morning. The students read the book, "Green Eggs and Ham" and used pictures and words to follow a recipe to create the special treat. Students cracked eggs and added ingredients to make their eggs green and then enjoyed them for a tasty breakfast.
Newton County's top students shined on Thursday as the Newton County School System named its 2013 Student Teacher Achievement Recognition teachers and students at the Kiwanis Club of Covington's meeting on Thursday.
McIntosh Trail Early Childhood Development Council Inc. is accepting applications for Early Head Start, Head Start and Pre-K programs for the 2013-2014 school year.
The Kiwanis Club of Covington honored the Newton County School System's 2013 Student Teacher Achievement Recognition teachers and students at its meeting Thursday.
Residents can learn more about the county's proposed education SPLOST by attending a forum Tuesday, which will discuss pros and cons of renewing the extra 1 percent of sales tax, which is used to boost the Newton County School System's budget.
Parents with eligible children will be able to register them for the district's Georgia lottery funded Pre-kindergarten program this week, Feb. 25 through March 1 at the elementary school they are zoned for.
Using information learned from recent local and national school emergencies, Newton County School System (NCSS) is in the process of updating school safety measures across the district. Newton County School System's Safety Committee has been hard at work preparing for and training others to react to a wide variety of potential emergencies including carbon monoxide leaks, severe inclement weather, and building intruders.
Pre-K students from South Salem Elementary School picked a fun way to stay healthy on Valentine's Day this year, getting down at the Healthy Hearts Dance!
Students at the Montessori School of Covington have built their own business to earn their way to an end-of-the-year trip to the 4-H Center on Jekyll Island.