Data released by the Georgia Department of Education Tuesday show that cohort graduation rates have increased across the board for Newton County Schools.
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.
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.
The Newton County Board of Education has agreed to sell a portion of land to the Georgia Department of Transportation to allow for the widening of a small portion of Ga. Highway 81.
Growing up in poverty and in a single-parent household is sometimes used as ia reason to explain why students don't grow up to become influential and isuccessful adults.
Dozens of Newton County students won big at the regional science fair, with 12 projects earning first-place awards and 13 winning third-place awards.
Students interested in attending the Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School have the opportunity to apply now through Feb. 28, to be part of the graduating class of 2017.
If approved by the Newton County Board of Education Tuesday, 15 schools will receive electronic door security systems in an effort to further secure Newton County schools and keep students and faculty safe.
Students, teachers and faculty took a journey through African American history through the arts during a school-wide assembly program put on by the Eastside High School Black History Month committee.
Two teachers at Newton High School have been on a successful journey to lose weight and are now working together to form a nonprofit organization that will educate others about living healthy and the dangers of obesity.
Eastside High School FFA is proud of our Livestock Show Team members. We are fortunate to have some of the top livestock competitors in the state of Georgia. Livestock showing is what most people think about when they think FFA. While it is true there are many students who show livestock, there is more to it than what you see on the surface.
Eastside is fortunate to have several equestrians who are very competitive on the state and national level of horse showing. We have a wide variety of equine enthusiasts from Western Pleasure and English Equitation to Barrel Racing competitors.
GROW is the 2013 theme for the National FFA Organization. At Eastside High School, we take this theme seriously and hope to GROW our FFA chapter and the students' involvement at the school, county, region, state and national level.
Oxford college sophomore Guilherme Laport has taken the campus by storm. Last year, as a freshman, he never dreamt of how important Oxford would become to him. Currently, Laport serves as the student government association's president, is a member of the business club, founded a jiu jitsu club, and created his own business with his friends.
Eastside High School 2013 valedictorian is Joseph Ellwanger (left), who plans to study either biology or chemistry at Georgia Tech, and the school's salutatorian is Marshall Conner Bryan, who plans to double major in Latin and English at the University of Georgia.
Local high school students are getting firsthand knowledge of what it would be like to go before a judge - both as an attorney, witness, victim and suspect - while preparing for Newton County's mock trial regional competition.