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Eastside High School named its top 10 students for the Class of 2014 in February. Eastside High's valedictorian is Jasper Narvil, who plans to attend the University of Georgia, and its salutatorian is Faith Bartello, who also plans to attend UGA.
The Newton County Board of Education heard a recommendation for a student lunch price increase of 10 cents for all paid students for the 2015-15 school year at its Tuesday work session.
Clements Middle School eighth-grader Josiah Webb is now known as one of the elite middle-school singers in Georgia. He is the only student from Newton County Schools to make the pretigious 2014 All-State Middle School Chorus.
Students and teachers at Indian Creek Middle School are not just focused on academics.
Technology servers for the Newton County School System are now stored in a cooler and safer place.
The annual Daffodil Festival will focus on defining the community - from its physical surroundings and history, to those who contribute to its growth and success - March 5-6 at Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus.
The Newton County School System will soon host its Fifth Grade Elementary Honor Chorus concert.
Alcovy High School recently named its top 11 graduates for the Class of 2014.There was a tie for one of the top spots, resulting in 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year at Alcovy.
Eastside High's Academic Team will again compete in WSB Channel 2's HighQ tournament.
Alcovy and Newton High Schools have been named 2014 Advanced Placement Honor Schools.
Newton High School recently named its top 11 students for the Class of 2014. There was a tie for the number nine position, so there are 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year.
Newton County's three high schools will hold graduations on the dates originally scheduled - May 23 and May 24 - now that the State Board of Education has approved a resolution giving local school districts the flexibility to determine if students must make-up missed instructional days due to weather.
Newton County's three high schools will hold graduations on the dates originally scheduled-May 23 and May 24 - now that the State Board of Education has approved a resolution giving local school districts the flexibility to determine if students must make-up missed instructional days due to weather.
Students and parents may now be able to plan their trips and vacations for next school year, as an official calendar for the 2014-15 school year has been approved.
A Mansfield man has announced that he will run for the District 1 seat of the Newton County Board of Education in 2014.
The Miss Newton High School pageant has returned to Newton High School, and a new Miss NHS was crowned at Wednesday night's pageant ceremony.
The new Newton High School auditorium burst into applause Thursday night as Eastside High School teacher Ashley Rickard was named the 2014 Teacher of the Year for Newton County schools.
The Newton County School System has received the 2013 SAT results released by the College Board. The school system's 2013 average scores decreased four points in critical reading, seven points in math, and five points in writing compared to 2012 test-takers. Georgia's average scores increased two points in reading, decreased two points in math and remained the same on the writing test in 2013. National averages remained unchanged in 2013.
Two school buses were in a minor fender bender at Alcovy High School Monday.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that Middle Ridge Elementary School is a National Blue Ribbon School. Middle Ridge Elementary is one of only 286 schools in the nation designated a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. Only nine Georgia schools-eight public and one private earned the special designation. Secretary Duncan made this year's announcement live via the U.S. Department of Education's USTREAM channel, viewed by recognized principals, teachers, and students assembled across the country.
An evaluation shows that Newton County Schools' 21st Century Community Learning Centers After School Academic Programs (ASAP) have met the needs of students who attend.
The Newton County School System is asking parents/guardians of its students to complete an online survey from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The purpose is to find out parents'/guardians' opinions about their children's schools.
While many American youths struggle to find success in an increasingly complex world, some Newton County high school students already have a short, clear path to a potentially long-lasting career.
Three teachers were named finalists Friday for the 2014 Newton County School System Teacher of the Year award.
Officials with Newton County Schools say the school system has seen a slight enrollment increase that may lead to more funding in the future.
Low math scores on recent End-of-Course-Tests (EOCTs) have the Newton County School System considering hiring a consulting firm to train teachers of high school mathematics.
Cousins Middle School held a 9/11 remembrance ceremony Wednesday, featuring the school band, choir, the Covington Fire Honor Guard, a candlelight remembrance and guest speaker Andrea Bishop-Marbury, a professional psychologist.
The Newton County School System has named its 2012–2013 school-level "Teacher of the Year" recipients, who will contend to be the Newton County School System's 2014 Teacher of the Year.
Students will be released early Friday for parent/teacher conferences.