Alcovy High School principal David Easterday has announced his retirement effective July 1 and Eastside High School principal Dr. Robert Daria has announced that he will resign his position effective July 1 as well.
Oxford home-schooled student Flannery Peay earned a silver medallion for scoring 93 to 99 percent on the 19th annual National Mythology Exam. The 6th grader joined over 10,000 students in grades 3-9 from the United States, Canada and Australia in completing the test which is sponsored by the American Classical league's standing committee. Flannery is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Austin Peay.
Rules and dress code requirements for the new theme schools at Fairview Elementary and Clements Middle schools were approved unanimously by all board members present at Tuesday night's work session for the Newton County Board of Education, allowing principals to distribute the strict parent contract and dress code for the 2009-2010 school year to parents.
2009 Oxford Institute for Environmental Education (OIEE) began today at Oxhouse Science Center, science field station of Oxford College.Founded in 1992, OIEE provides an opportunity for science teachers in grades K-12 to collaborate with college biology faculty, gaining new science teaching methods and investigative techniques.
Newton High School students Adam Graham, John Parker and DeOndre Robinson won several awards at the CTI State Leadership Conference held April 29-May 2 at Jekyll Island.
John Parker competed against 13 students from across the state to place second in public speaking. The judge's score for him was 95, 93 and 92 out of a possible 100. According to his teacher, John was confident that he would place in the top three and excited when his name was called to come to the stage and accept his trophy.
Stephen Bowen, dean of Oxford College of Emory University, and his wife, Nancy, have pledged $100,000 to create a new endowed scholarship fund at Oxford. The Bowen Scholarship will provide need-based aid to sophomore students.
A presentation given to the Newton County School Board May 19 by Sharp Learning Center Principal Gabriel Burnette showed that things are not nearly as bleak at the alternative school as people often believe.
Newton County School System was selected as one of the 25 school systems in the United States to receive a highly competitive 2009 HP Innovations in Education grant. Targeted at school systems serving students in grades six through 12, the grant program is designed to help educators address the need for raising student achievement in math and science and increase student awareness in high-tech college and career opportunities.
To date, 66 out of 282 seniors have been offered 146 scholarships totaling $8,375,800. A total of 58 different colleges and universities from 16 different states and the District of Columbia contributed to this year's class total. Presently, this outstanding class has accepted music, military and merit-based offers. This does not include the HOPE scholarship, which is calculated separately. The class total also includes 45 local scholarships donated through 34 different organizations totaling over $186,000.
Piedmont Academy held its year-end honor's day program on Thursday, May 14.
Dr. Michael Rossi opened the assembly and thanked those in attendance as well as the students being recognized in the program.
Lee Aldhizer with the Georgia Military College EXCEL joint enrollment program presented and stated that several students had earned 33 college credits by taking English 101, 102, World Literature, and Biology.
In high school, the students with the highest academic average or overall GPA were ninth grader Briana Bailey, tenth grader Matthew O'Brien, eleventh grader Trevor Wilson and twelfth grader Kelly King. Students with the ...