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.
EAST NEWTON East Newton Elementary School announces its students of the month for November. Pre K. Cam'ron Lambert, Hannah Jones. Kindergarten. Anna Bates, Kadie Methvin, Reilly Anderson, Hannah Puckett, Kara Tomlinson, Mekaylee Huffner. Grade 1. Emily Easley, Tori Johnson, Jonathan Farmer, Kendaisja Lackey, Bailey Knorpp. Grade 2. Nathan Juniper, Katlyn Williams, Lahela Reece, Marjanae Watson, Georgia Holmes. Grade 3. Ransom Johnston, Elayna Guerrero, Carleisha Cullins, Camille Hay, Brandon Compton. Grade 4. Evan Gravitt, Michael Reece, ...
Eastside High School teacher Judy Smith realizes chemistry isn't fun for everyone. That's why she takes every possible step to help ensure her students' success in what can be a much dreaded course.
At the Nov. 11 Board of Education work session, Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley accepted an award on behalf of the school district from Brian Burgoyne of the Newton County Relay for Life program for having 100 percent school participation in the 2008 Relay for Life Program. Each school in the district participated in the 2008 Relay for Life and overall, Newton County Schools raised approximately $106,000 in the fight against cancer.
FICQUETT Ficquett Elementary School announces its students of the month for October.
Enrollment at the University System of Georgia's third largest institution set a new record of 22,808 students registered for fall 2008, helping to bring the system closer to its goal of 100,000 new students by the year 2020.
The Center for Digital Education, the National School Boards Association and "Converge Online" magazine recently announced that the Newton County Board of Education is one of the top 10 digitally?advanced school boards in the United States.
It's been an exciting semester for Shannon Buff's students at Newton High School.
The Newton County School System is pleased to announce that 12 teachers have earned $17,494.96 in Bright Ideas Grants from Snapping Shoals EMC to provide innovating educational activities and opportunities in the classroom. According to Terry Clark, Vice?President of Energy Services for Snapping Shoals, the funds were "left over from capital credits that went unclaimed for the last five years."
Newton County School System is pleased to announce that two Newton High School seniors, Toni Jhay Tucker and Andrew Kabue, have been named semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Della Kirkpatrick's fourth grade students at Livingston Elementary literally have an entire curriculum at their fingertips.
The Newton County School System held their annual Teacher of the Year reception Thursday evening and announced that Cousins Middle School music teacher Christine Kraemer has been chosen as Newton County's TOTY for 2009.
Debora Ondracek's fifth grade classroom at Porterdale Elementary School is attractively overflowing with paper maché volcanoes, rocks, test tubes and aquariums.
EAST NEWTON East Newton Elementary School names the following students Students of the Month for October. Pre-K. Rush Johnston, Emma Davenport. Kindergarten. Andy Leonetti, Price Shaw, Hagen Phillips, Josie Volkart, Emily Wheeler, Bekah Mull. Grade 1. Mitchell Witcher, Emily Adams, Kayla Terrell, Branden Callaway, Christian Davis. Grade 2. Thalia Rodriguez, Zoey Brass, Molly Pickrell, Dani Fairey, Kendel McAuliffe. Grade 3. Cole Green, Mattie Allen, Dalton Whitley, Lauren Baulkmon, Madison George. Grade 4. Dalton Draper, Alec ...
In an effort to allow their students to become involved in the electoral process, Heard-Mixon Elementary School organized a Mock Election Thursday. Students of all ages were asked to participate and vote for the candidate they thought would be the best president.
EAST NEWTON East Newton Elementary School announces students of the month for September.