Members of the Newton County Board of Education approved a tentative budget for the 2013-14 school year, but did not vote to eliminate Ombudsman transportation, leaving that decision on the table.
Newton High School assistant principal Sandra Owens has been named principal of Alcovy High School, and the educator said she is honored to be named the school's new leader.
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A $1.2 million HVAC/roofing project for Fairview Elementary School has been approved, and Newton County Schools' contract with its natural gas supplier has been renewed.
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.
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.
Last month, President Barack Obama addressed the nation in his second inaugural speech and said, "America's possibilities are limitless." It was not just American citizens who were listening to him; but his words resonated with the rest of the world as well. People of different backgrounds, cultures, and countries all tuned in to see what President Obama had to say about the next four years. One of those spectators that day was Oxford College sophomore Won Chung.
Local school administrators Dennis and LaQuanda Carpenter will be paid nearly $70,000 following the Newton County Board of Education's unanimous decision to release the couple from their contracts early.
Details of the settlement between the Newton County School System and outgoing employees Dennis and LaQuanda Carpenter were released by the school system Monday afternoon, and the result is that the school system will pay the couple a total of $68,508.98.
The Newton County School System is cancelling all after-school activities today because of the inclement weather warnings.
The Newton County School System will host the 2013 system spelling bee on Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Newton High School. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will send its school spelling bee champion to participate in the county competition. Students in grades four through eight were eligible to participate in the school competitions. In addition to the champion, each school will send its runner up in the school spelling bee as ...
Oxford College sophomore Alex Day began school in the United States long before he started his college career, but his true roots lie across the pond in England. "I am British to the blood. I love America! It has done so much for me since it's 'the land of dreams,' but I am English all the way."
Challenge Charter Academy 2nd Quarter Honor Roll. Symone Ballatt, Isabella Cockrell, Brantley Sapp, Tzadeek Yehudah, Brittany Brookshire, Ivana Bugg, Monica Cattlett, Evan Cockrell, Savon Ballatt, Deja Lewis, Jeffrey Lundy, Ahmad Yehudah, Jermorris Russell, DaChrista Rowser. Fairview Elementary announces its first semester honor roll All A. Aiyana Cooper. A and B Honor roll. Seth Martin, Taylor Richardson, Zane Brown,D'Shanti Kemp, Natalie Smith, Kelvin Sutherland, Zoe Taylor,Michael Thacker, Justin Atunzu, Audrey Everson, SuHaila Ash, Julian Crockett,Aulora ...
Deadlines for Snapping Shoals EMC scholarships are quickly approaching. Full details and applications can be found at www.ssemc.com. The deadline is February 8. Members may also call 770-385-2888 to have applications mailed to them.
Students at the Newton College and Career Academy are continuing to impress with their entrepreneurial skills, presenting their newest design - a lounge and coffee shop on campus - designed and run by students.
The Newton County School System will hold registration for the district's Georgia lottery funded Pre-Kindergarten program on Feb. 25 through March 1. Parents should register their children at the elementary school they are zoned to attend this year.
The Newton County Board of Education approved its list of legislative priorities for 2013 last week. The list will be distributed to local legislators in the hopes they will consider the board's wishes throughout the year as they vote.
The Newton County Board of Education unanimously voted on its chairman and vice-chairman for the next year at Tuesday night's meeting.
Despite bleak projections for the 2014-15 school year, the Newton County Board of Education voted to eliminate two furlough days from its 2013-14 calendar, reducing their upcoming budget by about $1 million in order to give teachers back two days with pay that were taken away this year.