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.
Students, faculty and members of the community participated in a ceremonial ground-breaking for a new residence hall at Oxford College.
Eastside High School student Samuel Potts and Alcovy High School student William Dobar have been selected as finalists and will represent Newton County Schools in the prestigious Governor's Honors Program - a four-week summer instructional program at Valdosta State University in Valdosta for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors.
Five Newton High School seniors have been awarded up to $500,000 in scholarships to use toward their college education.
Newton High School senior Torri Cofield was just trying to find money for college when she threw her name in for the Horatio Alger Scholarship.
Piedmont Academy High School FFA members recently traveled to Indianapolis, Ind. for the National FFA Convention. The members rode a charter bus with Colquitt County FFA and Cairo FFA. En route to the convention, the students toured the National Corvette Museum and Indianapolis Speedway. While at the convention, members attended workshops and sessions. Their favorite workshop was entitled "10 Things Every Teenager Needs to Know." Students learned tips on dressing, dating, and respecting parents. During ...
The Newton County School System's department of public relations received seven awards for publications, including four silver awards, two gold awards and one best category, at the recent Georgia School Public Relations Association conference in Macon.
Cousins Middle School announces its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year.
Several Newton County Schools were named High Progress Schools by the Georgia Department of Education Wednesday.
Oxford College is offering residents a way to stimulate their brains this fall and it's absolutely free. The series of classes, each with a different topic, will be designed and taught by members of the exclusive college's faculty.
Several students at the Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School had the opportunity to work in a hands-on laboratory, thanks to a recent collaboration between the school and Morehouse School of Medicine.
East Newton Elementary teacher Julie Thompson was just named the 2013 Teacher of the Year for the Newton County School System.
The Newton County Board of Education has given Challenge Charter Academy its blessing to continue for three more years, but it will be 2013 before the State Board of Education makes its final decision.
Piedmont Academy's chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes recognized fall student-athletes who demonstrated the club's core values of integrity, serving, teamwork, and excellence on the varsity and middle school squads, respectively.
The National FFA organization recently selected, from a pool of 660 candidates nationwide, the Newton County FFA chapter of Covington, as a two-star winner in the National FFA Chapter Award program. Chapter members have been invited to attend the 2012 National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 24-27 in Indianapolis where they will be recognized for the honor. The award program is sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College has been nominated for a 2013 Bellwether Award for its STEM One Project, an initiative aimed at introducing girls to nontraditional and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. The award is sponsored by the Community Colleges Futures Assembly.
Piedmont Academy's robotics team finished in ninth place out of 22 teams at Saturday's Georgia BEST Robotics Competition on Oct. 20 at Southern Polytechnic Institute in Marietta.
Cheers rose from dozens of Charter Challenge Academy parents, students and teachers after the Newton County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a three-year contract renewal for the local charter school.
Though 2,900 students were listed as withdrawals from the Newton County School System last year, the numbers are deceiving, according to a report given to the Newton County Board of Education Tuesday.
An attorney for Newton County School Board District 1 representative requested several documents from the BOE last week.