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.
All middle and high schools will soon have the new ViewPath technology, a fully integrated audio-video solution that combines Audio Enhancement's audio systems, Security Alert for Education System and classroom and hallway cameras, as the Newton County Board of Education approved purchasing the more than $1.5 million system at its last board meeting due to a discount.
Georgia Perimeter College's tuition increase is one of the lowest in the University System of Georgia, keeping a college education affordable and accessible.
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 (GHP)-a four-week summer instructional program at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors. The 2013 program will be the 50th summer, making it the longest continually running program of its kind in the nation.
In celebration of the second annual "International Bike to School Day," Newton County Theme School (NCTS) and Eastside High School students are invited to ride bicycles or walk the Eastside Trail after school on Wednesday, May 8. The newly constructed 2.5 mile trail connects Ramsey Drive, near the Covington Branch of the Newton County Public Library System, to Eastside High School.
Ralph Brown, a seventh-grader at the Newton County Theme School, was nominated to represent his school and classmates as a member of the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.
More than 700 juniors and seniors at Alcovy High School filed into the school's auditorium on Wednesday afternoon to learn about making good decisions on prom night for their future at a program called "Ghost Out," put on by their peers and administrators at the school.
Several community members attended a forum dedicated to the upcoming education SPLOST vote on March 19, and they voiced their opinions and concerns with the Newton County Board of Education and the Newton County School System Tuesday night.
The Newton County School System was one of 25 Georgia school districts to be recognized with "The Golden Radish Award" for taking Georgia Organics' "5 Million Meals" pledge.
Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up during the week of March 18-21.
More than 100 Indian Creek Middle School choral students packed into the Eastside High School Auditorium Tuesday evening for a dress rehearsal for the production of "Willy Wonka Junior."
Eastside High competed in the Region 8-AAAA Literary Meet on Saturday, at Lumpkin County High School in Dahlonega.
Today, in the U.S., Afghanistan is often portrayed as a poor country that has been a central place of war and conflict for the past decade. However, to Oxford College sophomore Anika Cooper, it is the complete opposite. "It's so beautiful." Cooper said. "Afghanistan is like no other place in the world. It is so full of life."
First Lady Sandra Deal read to children Monday morning at South Salem Elementary School as she kicked off "Read Across Georgia" month.
The Newton County Board of Education voted to approve proposed legislative positions and appointed two delegates to represent the school system for the upcoming Georgia School Boards Association's summer conference.
Want to see the next Pollock, Ansel Adams or Damien Hirst? You might spot an artist as a young child or teenager at the True Colours Youth Art Exhibit between March 1–28 at the Newton County Library.
Six Eastside High School students recently attended the final All-State Chorus held in Savannah. The students went through a rigorous two-step audition process and competed against 8,000 students across Georgia to earn the honor of attending where 1,750 students were selected.
South Salem Elementary students in Ms. Kimberly Malcom's class celebrated the birthday of the beloved children's author Dr. Seuss on Friday morning. The students read the book, "Green Eggs and Ham" and used pictures and words to follow a recipe to create the special treat. Students cracked eggs and added ingredients to make their eggs green and then enjoyed them for a tasty breakfast.
Newton County's top students shined on Thursday as the Newton County School System named its 2013 Student Teacher Achievement Recognition teachers and students at the Kiwanis Club of Covington's meeting on Thursday.
McIntosh Trail Early Childhood Development Council Inc. is accepting applications for Early Head Start, Head Start and Pre-K programs for the 2013-2014 school year.
The Kiwanis Club of Covington honored the Newton County School System's 2013 Student Teacher Achievement Recognition teachers and students at its meeting Thursday.
Residents can learn more about the county's proposed education SPLOST by attending a forum Tuesday, which will discuss pros and cons of renewing the extra 1 percent of sales tax, which is used to boost the Newton County School System's budget.