Kaija Rolin Barrett, a 2014 graduate Eastside High School, was named to the Academic Dean's list at St. John's University in Queens, New York.
Georgia College recognized some of Newton County's own high achievers this week, awarding five degrees to local residents and honoring over two dozen students for their scholastic aptitude and hard work.
Karen Morris, a resident of Covington, made the Fall 2014 Academic Achievement List at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 468 students recognized for scholastic achievement.
The school year is in full swing, and parents of school-aged kids have no doubt been involved in at least one fundraiser already. Fundraisers help schools raise money for supplies or special activities that may not have been included in the budgets established by the local school district.
The Georgia Department of Education announced on Dec. 18 that West Newton Elementary School has been removed from the list of State Focus Schools after successfully decreasing the number of students not proficient by 18 percent. Overall, 38 schools were named from either the Priority or Focus Schools lists.
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Liberty Middle School's has been named a National Beta School of Distinction.
Ralph Brown, an eighth grader at Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, picked up a trophy and the title as the 2014 Newton County Spelling Bee Champion after competing in the county-wide spelling completion held at Newton High School Friday.
The Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School (ALANHS) is now holding registration for the 2014-15 school year.
Three of Newton County's highest-achieving students were recognized at the Kiwanis Club of Covington's Thursday meeting for their high scores on the SAT, the national college entrance exam.
Pre-kindergarten registration will soon be open in Newton County, for parents and guardians eager to register their little ones for school.
Three teams from Piedmont Academy competed in the regional Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl at Warner Robbins High School Saturday.
Newton High School's former principal decided to resign from the county's namesake institution, but that doesn't mean the school has no leader to motivate and guide its students through the remainder of the school year.
Tennessee State University names local residents to Dean's List, 3.0 GPA or higher
Newton High School principal Eclan David has resigned and an assistant principal has been named as acting principal at the high school for the remainder of the school year.
Buzzers sounded quickly as elementary, middle and high-school students fielded questions in a reading bowl competition Saturday.
The Newton County Board of Education approved its 2014 list of legislative priorities at its Tuesday meeting. The list of priorities is set to be distributed to local legislators during the 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly. The hope is for legislators to consider the boards' wishes as they vote.
Parents, teachers, and communityresidents are invited to attend the sixth annual Newton County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Newton High School, 1 Ram Way. Twenty-two schools from the county will compete.
Four Newton County students were among the 400 who graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University during the Fall 2013 Commencement Ceremony.