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 High School kicked off its Black History Month celebrations by hosting Isaac Newton Farris Jr., the nephew of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ficquett Elementary School Ficquett Elementary School announces its students of the month for january. Pre-K. Kevon Smith, Rodrigo Guardardo, Lydia Lee. Kindergarten. Makenzie Grant, Edwin Mendoza Sanchez, Tynneisha Wynn, Seth Martin, Myia Aderhold, Kyli Greer, Alan Enciso, Ethan Pilgrim, Issac Casola. Grade 1. Trinity Hughes, Grant Thomson, Cole Freeman, Joey Kirkland, Macade Dumaine, Madison lane, Wren Horstman. Grade 2. Emilio Padilla, Reese Bales, Killien Glover, Tyana Wyatt, Tymaun Jordan, Brandon Smith. Grade 3. N'Kai ...
COUSINS Cousins Middle School announces its Students of the Month for November/December. Grade 6. Michael Bova, Tiffani Moravek, Ashley Roberts, Andrew Hallford, Cortez Graham, Margaret Holley, Kathryn Eady, Lydia Bohanan, Jamarcus Saffo, Jacob Hill, Eduardo Soto, Brittany Webb, Lindsey Baker, Jamie Whitley.Grade 7. Matt Mitchell, Ajanae Parks, Hannah Green, Quinton Williams,Chloe Simpson, Xavier McNight, ...
The hush among the crowd parents, teachers and well-wishers was deafening as middle school students Jeremy Walton and Gaby Collantes stood side by side on the stage of Eastside High School to battle it out for the title of countywide spelling bee champion. After correctly spelling both "nubby" – which Walton misspelled – and "orchid," Collantes, a Veterans Memorial seventh grader, nabbed the title of Newton County spelling bee champion. The contestants, made ...
Central Michigan  Tiffany Clay and Andreana Holmes of Covington graduated in May from Central Michigan University. Clay received Specialist in Education degree and Holmes received a Master of Arts degree. Georgia Southern  Graduating from Georgia Southern University's fall commencement were Lloyd C. Jones of Covington with a degree is ...
A proposal to change the Newton County School System's suspension policy was tabled last week so that board members could discuss the recommended changes more thoroughly.
Danielle Latasha Russell of Covington recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film and television. Samford University graduated 265 seniors during fall commencement Dec. 13. Among those graduating was James Whitlow Richardson of Covington with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. <p style="margin: 0in 0in ...
The next ACT achievement test will be administered on April 4. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register by Feb. 27. Late registration deadline is available Feb. 28 - March 13 for an extra fee. Students may register online at www.actstudent.org, or pick up registration forms from high school counseling offices. ...
Newton County's newest elementary school officially has a name - Live Oak Elementary School. The Newton County Board of Education approved Jan. 20 the measure to name elementary school No. 14, which is located on Kirkland Road.
Newton County Board of Education Chairman Almond Turner and new council member Eddie Johnson were sworn in at the board's Jan. 13 meeting.
Newton County Board of Education Chairman Almond Turner and new councilmember Eddie Johnson were sworn in at the board's Jan. 13 meeting. Turner, who has been a member of the board since 2000, ran unopposed in last year's general election for the Dist. 4 seat. Johnson, a former NCSS bus driver and phone company manager, defeated 12-year veteran Rickie Corley for the Dist. 2 seat in the Nov. 4 election.
One of Dr. Roderick Sams' first objectives when he took the helms at Newton High School was to
Teachers at Middle Ridge and West Newton Elementary Schools were recently awarded grants valued at $5,000 each from Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grants program. The grants provide funds for projects to be developed by the schools with help from their PTO's and other community volunteers, including Store Manager Kevin Cole and employees from the Lowe's Home Improvement Store in Conyers. The major goal of the Middle Ridge project is to provide students with a wide ...
Leaha A. Wynn of Eastside High School and Andrew K. Kabue and Toni-Jhay N. Tucker of Newton High School have been named as semifinalists in the 2009 National Achievement Program.
The following students from Newton County were named to the Athens Christian School first quarter honor roll.