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.
Newton County School Superintendent Gary Mathews said schools overseen by the Newton County School System have been improving over the past three years, based on state College and Career Ready Performance Index scores.
Walking to a better future: More than 200 students at Oxford College of Emory University participated in the commencement ceremony on Saturday that marked their transition from the 2-year college to the second half of their university education at Emory. Visit www.covnews.com for more pictures from the commencement.
The Newton County School System and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that Newton Medical Center has been named the school system's 2009 Cornerstones Partner of the Year for its outstanding partnership program with East Newton Elementary School. The award was presented at the annual Partners in Education/May Coffee Call sponsored by the school district and the chamber. <p style="margin: 0in ...
Georgia Perimeter College will close the Center for Continuing and Corporate Education effective June 30. A limited number of programs will continue through completion for current participants. "Like other colleges and universities across the nation, Georgia Perimeter College is at a point that we must make deeper financial reductions in order to weather this rough economic storm," said GPC President Dr. Anthony Tricoli. "While it is necessary to discontinue some elements of this program, the ...
Oxford College will hold its 163rd commencement exercise on May 8-9. The event will begin with an interfaith service at 5 p.m Friday at Old Church near the historic campus. Approximately 350 students will be graduating from Oxford; having completed their sophomore year, students continue for their junior year on the Atlanta campus of Emory University. Speaker for the commencement ceremony which will be held starting at 10 ...
Candice Denise Ballard will be inducted into the Beta Eta Kappa Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Georgia Perimeter College on May 5. Ballard, majoring in education/teaching, is the daughter of Terry and Angela Ballard of Oxford.
In a recent speech to the Georgia General Assembly, Gov. Sonny Perdue explained how in the 2007-2008 school year, Georgia colleges graduated only one physics teacher, nine chemistry teachers and 140 math teachers. In an effort to provide students with quality teachers, the Newton County School System sent representatives to India earlier this year. Dennis Carpenter, associate superintendent for human resources for the NCSS, said the system has signed an agreement with Global Teachers Research ...
Oxford resident Dr. Nancy Sharpe Strawbridge was recently regonized by the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals as one of 16 chosen through its Georgia Distinguished Principal program.
While the Newton High School student body and faculty gave money in the fight against cancer last Friday, Newton English teacher George Miles contributed his legs.
Oxford College announced today that East Village, its student residential complex completed in 2008, has been awarded a LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating. East Village is Emory University's first newly constructed building to achieve the gold level of certification; in 2005 the Goizueta Business School received a gold-level LEED-EB, which is awarded to existing buildings. <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" ...
In an update, Newton County School System Special Education Director Cathy Stubbs showed Board of Education members just how far behind the county's special education program is compared to state percentages.
The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved uniforms for students attending Sharp Learning Center at Tuesday night's board meeting. Sharp teaches attending the meeting seemed excited about the approval.
A community garden project bringing together more than 50 participants from a cross-section of Covington-area groups will put down roots, literally and figuratively, on Saturday, April 25. The Garden of Hope project will plant seeds and starter plants in two garden locations: the grounds of Turner Lake Recreation Center and another location on Turner Lake Circle. This is step two of the project; beds were cleared and prepared ...
My first book: Haniyah Harris, a South Salem Elementary second-grader, has published her first book, a fictional tale of a little girl's journey starting at a new school. The 8-year-old was inspired to write the book after she moved from West Newton to South Salem Elementary School this year.
EAST NEWTON East Newton Elementary School announces its Citizens of the Month for March. Pre. K. Chloe Foster, Julia Russell. Kindergarten. Warth Haymore, Michael Bolden, Ajah Harmon, Austin King, Laney Heard, Cameron Callaway. Grade 1. Anna Holland, Jaliah Rogers, Derek Cruz, Gracie Ralston, Olivia Oppie. Grade 2. Brook Liebert, Andrea McCallie, Zy'kir Carrol, Ebony Thomason, Ross Thompson. Grade 3. Jackson Gann, Tori Slade, Wells, Kassady, Emily Thompson, Layce Regan. Grade 4. Julia Garner, Savannah Miller, ...
Students in Newton County's elementary and middle schools are preparing to take the annual Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) this week – a test designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the Georgia Performance Standards.