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.
Shundra C. Turner of Covington graduated from Georgia SouthWestern State University, Americus, in summer graduation.
PIEDMONT ACADEMY HONOR ROLL FIRST QUARTER - October 2009 SPECIAL DISTINCTION (95 and above in all classes) 4th grade: Peyton Bowden, Gracie Brittain, Kevin Davis, Ivy English, Alina Jablonski, Mikayla Rigsby, O'Neil Sealy, and Morgan Spivey. 5th grade: Heidi Cashwell, Justin Cline, Michael Edwards, and Ashley Johnston. 7th grade: Cheyenne Galloway and Marissa Mooneyham. 8th grade: Katie Odegaard and Ashley Young. 9th grade: Carley Cain. 12th grade: Trevor Wilson HEADMASTER'S LIST (All A's) 4th grade: ...
The Governor's Office for Children and Families has awarded the Newton County School System a 2009 Caring Communities System of Care grant in the amount of $283,447. The Newton County School System was one of only ten recipients in the state to receive a Caring Communities grant award. The system of care approach is designed to unite ...
The Newton County School System received good news this week when officials learned they had been awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant from the Georgia Department of Education.
Kayla Garrison of Covington has received the Wheatley Academic Scholarship to Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus. Garrison is a graduate of Alcovy High School and is a freshman art major.
Grace Baptist Church in Covington recently made a generous donation of much needed school supplies to students at Porterdale Elementary School. On behalf of his congregation, Pastor Philip Bone personally delivered the supplies to school principal, Ms. Lizzella Dodson. <span style="font-family: Calibri; color: black; ...
Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that Brian Lopez and Hannah Hinton are the winners of the district's annual School Bus Safety Poster Contest! The theme of this year's contest was "Cross in View, it's the Right Thing to Do!" According to NCSS Assistant Transportation Director Randall Luna, their posters will now represent Newton County Schools in the Georgia competition. ...
"I never lost my faith," said Andre Kessler to a large group of Newton High School freshman. "I am still an observant and very proud Jew." And although his faith is still strong, it certainly has been tested in the past. Kessler, who was born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1940, is a survivor of the Holocaust, the systematic extermination of approximately six million Jews.
Ficquett Elementary School announces its students of the month for September. Pre-K: McKenzie Raines, Carrie Anderson and Serenity Freeman; kindergarten: Lyric Simpson, Kelly-Ann Baker, Alexius Clemons, Kerry-Ann Baker, Lexie Zorbaugh, Maritza Rodriquez; first grade: Jamar Frederick, Kyle Rutberg, Jaden Jordan, James Brundage, Jorja Williams, Karina Carillo, Nicholas Campbell; second grade: Mackenzie Barter, Sarah Schuleter, Addi Gilreath, Samuel Coffee, Mia Busby, Miguel Campos Pacheco; third grade Reese Bales, Makayla Lee, Shanquarius Bingham, Hannah Zamudio, Udhamroop Sunner; ...
All Newton County public schools will be closed on Friday, October 9 for a studentholiday/teacher furlough day. The following week, October 12-16, schools will be closed for fall Break. The Newton County School System central office located on Newton Drive will be open during the hours of 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Students will report back to ...
Emily Lucille Wyatt has been selected to receive the Southern States Cooperative Scholarship awarded by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the 2009-2010 academic year. Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences awards approximately $100,000 in scholarships to students studying in any of its 24 majors.
Newton County School System is pleased to announce that both Eastside High School and Newton High School have each been awarded $5,000 Georgia Work Ready training grants. They are two of only 56 high schools in the state to receive the grant that will provide three-year access to skills-gap training software to help students improve their Work Ready Certificate levels. The funding was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. <font ...
After tabulating the scores from summer retests the Newton County School district as a whole and has passed Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2008-2009 school year. Students were able to take the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests again during the summer break and the Georgia Department of Education announced the results Thursday.
The school counseling program at Live Oak Elementary is doing big things toaddress bullying and friendship skills this month. On September 11, the school's counselors, Shainita Heath and Pamela Manigault, invited a special guest to talk to students about bullying and friendship. Who was that guest? Well, it was Ronald McDonald, of course! Ronald McDonald took the students on "A Friendship Adventure." <span ...
In April, a high-ranking group of education officials recommended that the state consider creating a comprehensive community college system by merging the technical colleges and two-year colleges, but now five months later, the County Commissioners are saying they believe those colleges should stay separate.