The kindergarten class at Newton County Theme School at Ficquett held its annual Thanksgiving Program Tuesday, Nov. 19. Rows of little ones dressed as turkeys, early settlers and Native Americans performed for a packed house at the school during the Parent Teacher Organization meeting. The kindergartners told the story of Thanksgiving and amused the audience with songs about Thanksgiving dinner.
A Thanksgiving tradition will continue at Newton County Theme School at Ficquett as the Newton County Board of Education approved the use of the building for a local organization's Thanksgiving dinner.
Students at West Newton Elementary School recently completed reading fair projects, part of a "Paws for Literacy" competition.
A group of Newton College and Career Academy students are now business professionals at a marketing firm.
Four teachers now have additional funding for special projects, thanks to Newton Education Foundation/ReImagine Newton - a local, independent nonprofit geared toward supporting public education in Newton County.
A 16-year-old Newton High School student reportedly hit a school bus official during an evacuation drill at the school earlier this week.
Top executives and business leaders traded careers for a day Tuesday as they acted as elementary, middle school and high-school principals in Newton County schools.
Newton County Theme School at Ficquett has new royalty. The theme school named its first king and queen Tuesday night after its first-ever Mr. and Ms. Newton County Theme School Contest. Eleven students were in the running for a crown.
Community leaders stopped by Porterdale Elementary this week to read their favorite books to students in Pre-K through fifth grade as part of the school's Celebrity Readers event, Nov. 11–19. Linda Depkin of Newton Federal Bank read to third-graders Thursday in Mrs. Wagstaff's class.
Georgia Primary & Urgent Care, an affiliate of Rockdale Medical Center, donated 20 sharps containers to nurses at Newton County schools. According to Cheryl Raper, practice manager, the containers are used to dispose of needles and other biohazard materials.
Peachtree Academy homecoming court is, left to right, Julie Ozburn, Carly Argo, Grace Elliot, Karley Johnson, Paige Johnson, Tristan Watson, Dylan Brooks, Dalton Chappelear, Rashad Little, Zani Dembure, Jordan Ozburn and Callie Barnes; (Not pictured): Lawson VanNess, Caulder Smith, Ethan Miller Brandon Wilson; Little princesses Danielle King, Savannah Norris, Imani Michel, Sophia Allard, Madaleine Moye-Lowery, Camdyn Hicks, Julia Rash, Emma Scrivner and Dylan Campbell.
Liberty Middle School, Alcovy High School and Newton High School have been named Reward Schools by the Georgia Department of Education.
The signs of winter are all around us, from the falling leaves to Christmas decorations, and this week Georgians experienced the first freeze of the season.
Twitter has chirped its way into Newton County Schools. With another school year under way, NCSS administrators, teachers and students are becoming more interactive on the social media site Twitter. Created accounts are starting to connect everyone in the school system. NCSS Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey said it's her natural desire and the school system's goal to have Newton County Schools be known as "the best," and with the support of the school system's employees, that ...
The first day of a new school year is always hectic. At the brand-new Newton High School, close to 2,000 students reported to classes Friday in unfamiliar territory .
Georgia has withdrawn from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (a test development consortium), a move that state officials attributed to the costs of administering the standardized tests.
July 31 Elementary Open House 5-7 p.m. High School Open House 6-8 p.m. August 1 Middle School Open House 5-7 p.m. 2 Students report for first day of school September 2 Labor Day holiday 5 Progress Reports issued (secondary) 13 Early Release Day for parent conferences October 4 End of first nine weeks 7 Fall break (Oct. 7-11) 17 Report cards issued 18 Early Release Day for professional learning November 14 Progress Reports issued (secondary) 15 Early Release Day for professional learning 25 Thanksgiving ...
The Newton County Board of Education generally meets twice each month, once in a work session and once in a regularly scheduled meeting.
It's that time of year. It's time to start gearing up for back to school. While elementary, middle and high school students are preparing for a new school year by buying school supplies and maybe a new outfit or two, incoming college freshmen will have plenty of excitement and plenty to do as well. The transition from high school to college is huge and can be very stressful. Not only are students experiencing a new ...
Student registration and open house programs for the upcoming school year are right around the corner for Newton County Schools.
Students will have the chance to meet their teachers and tour their schools before the start of the 2013-14 school year.
The Newton County School System's Pupil Transportation Department is responsible for providing eligible students with transportation to and from school and to other school related activities.
Eclan David said he is an educator who cares about students and is committed to their success. The Griffin-Spalding County middle-school principal is excited to bring his educational philosophy to the high school level as the new principal of Newton High School.
An expected increase in student lunch prices will not take place this upcoming school year, after the Georgia Department of Education gave the Newton County School System approval to maintain its prices.
Physical education programs in Newton County schools will kick into a higher gear this school year through a federal grant that will help to fund new equipment and physical education supplies. The goal is to help students get fit.
Student transportation to Newton's alternative school Ombudsman is set to continue this upcoming school year, but with only one bus stop location and a bus monitor.
Several organizations plan to host school supply drives for the community, just in time for the start of the 2013-14 school year.
A Griffin-Spalding County middle-school principal has been named the new principal of Newton High School.