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.
Newton County Board of Education members will hold a combined work session and board meeting June 25 at which they're expected to approve the final budget for the 2013-14 school year and honor outgoing superintendent Gary Mathews.
The Newton County School System has announced parents' options to transfer students for the 2013-2014 school year.
Two plus two doesn't equal four anymore. At least that's what Susan Hale, a nontraditional college student, believes now that she has gone back to school to finish her college degree with hopes of becoming a dental hygienist.
You can help three of Newton County's schools win up to $20,000 by voting for their video entries in the Big Lots "Lots2Give" program, or by donating money while shopping at Big Lots.
Second Semester Fourth grade All A's: Esther Adewumi, Sydney Brown, Jonathon Custer, Jordan Green, Leianice Heron, Kayla Jenkins, Autumn Milford, Katelyn Milligan, Charlie Nelson, Brennen Reilly, Rafael Soria, Shelby Stallings and Allison Stamatellos. Fourth grade All A/B's: Nichole Beaver, Tyler Blake, Emmaley Brown, Abigail Chavez, Katelyn Costanza, Trista Crumbley, Zaria Curry, William Day, Scott Escatel, Abbie Farino, Stohnii George, Clark Hanson, TJ Hardley, Jevonte Henry, Megan Hinzman, McKenzie Hollingshed, Jaydon Hudson, Daylan ...
Fourth grade All A's: Ally Arp, Jada Harrison, Ray Holt, Chapman Jordan, Dylan Kearney, Kadie Methvin, Lillian Oftedal, Jett Rawls, Mya Thomas and Josie Volkart. Fourth grade All A/B's: Anna Bates, Hailee Bell, Raven Branch, Cameron Callaway, Zack Cason, David Castillo, Jonathan Dennard, Madison DeRosa, Kaila Gatt, Erek Graham, Aryanna Mays, Otto McConico, Rebekah Mull, Layla Musgrove, Jayden Oats, Chase Osborn, Austin Plunkett, Halei Reid, Cole Rowland, Mynek Royalston, Chyanne Smith, Alexus Stevenson and Carlie ...
The following students were named to the Honor Roll at Livingston Elementary School for the spring semester:
The following students were named to the Honor Roll at Newton County Theme School at Ficquett:
The following students were named to the Honor Roll at Middle Ridge Elementary School for the 2012-2013 school year:
The following students were named to the Honor Roll at Porterdale Elementary School for the spring 2013 semester:
Several teachers are learning about schoolyard ecology and how to teach their students more about science and all that nature has to offer as they attend a hands-on professional development seminar this week at Oxford College.
Several contracts for physical and occupational therapists were approved by the Newton County Board of Education at its May 21 board meeting.
Recent Eastside High School graduate Narissa Turner has been awarded a Class of 2013 Gates Millennium Scholars good-through-graduation scholarship which can be used to pursue degrees in any undergraduate major at the accredited college or university of her choice. She is one of only 1,000 students in the nation to receive the prestigious scholarship.
Newton College & Career Academy Social Studies Trainer Rachel Jacobson has been selected to participate in Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program trip to Malawi, Africa in June 2013.
Newton County School System has received notification that Eastside High School senior Mary Lathem has been honored as a 2013 Georgia Scholar by the Georgia Department of Education. She plans on attending Mercer University with a double major in English and Music.