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.
With more than 25 years of education experience, Samuel Light, one of the top three finalists for the superintendent, said he wants to be superintendent of Newton County School System because he would love to work for a district that is doing great things and he wants to build upon that.
Samantha Fuhrey, 43, has worked with the Newton County School System for almost 13 years and said she wants to be the next superintendent for the school system because she has a passion for children, and wants to continue leading the school system on a path of success.
Superintendent finalist Noris Price has earned a number of awards for excelling in education and said her skills and experience are what make her the best candidate for the position of superintendent with the Newton County School System.
This week, the Newton County Board of Education announced its top three finalists for the superintendent position and the applications of the three candidates have pages of information stating and showing why they are each qualified to take on the Newton County School System's top role.
Georgia Connections Academy, a fully accredited provider of virtual K-12 schooling, has openings for 1,000 K-12 students for the 2013-2014 school year and invites interested parents and students to learn more about enrolling in the online schooling program.
Students and parents should look for revisions in the student handbook as the Newton County Board of Education approved changes to the student manual at its meeting Tuesday.
Newton County students fared well at the recent Georgia Science and Engineer Fair as 11 middle and high school students brought home awards. Ten of the student won either third or fourth place honors while one student won a special award for his project.
Members of Eastside High School's FBLA team won big at the recent FBLA State Leadership Conference in Atlanta, and are now headed to the national competition in Anaheim, CA. this summer. Team members Cason Cantrell, Alana Freeman and Conner Haler all won first place in their competitions and Dustin Gentis took home second place in his event. All first and second place winners are eligible for the national competition.
As part of the ongoing superintendent search process the Newton County Board of Education asked members of the public to weigh in via an online survey on what qualifications and characteristics the next superintendent should have.
The Newton County School System is cancelling all after-school activities today because of the inclement weather warnings.
The Newton County School System will host the 2013 system spelling bee on Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Newton High School. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will send its school spelling bee champion to participate in the county competition. Students in grades four through eight were eligible to participate in the school competitions. In addition to the champion, each school will send its runner up in the school spelling bee as ...
Oxford College sophomore Alex Day began school in the United States long before he started his college career, but his true roots lie across the pond in England. "I am British to the blood. I love America! It has done so much for me since it's 'the land of dreams,' but I am English all the way."
Challenge Charter Academy 2nd Quarter Honor Roll. Symone Ballatt, Isabella Cockrell, Brantley Sapp, Tzadeek Yehudah, Brittany Brookshire, Ivana Bugg, Monica Cattlett, Evan Cockrell, Savon Ballatt, Deja Lewis, Jeffrey Lundy, Ahmad Yehudah, Jermorris Russell, DaChrista Rowser. Fairview Elementary announces its first semester honor roll All A. Aiyana Cooper. A and B Honor roll. Seth Martin, Taylor Richardson, Zane Brown,D'Shanti Kemp, Natalie Smith, Kelvin Sutherland, Zoe Taylor,Michael Thacker, Justin Atunzu, Audrey Everson, SuHaila Ash, Julian Crockett,Aulora ...
Deadlines for Snapping Shoals EMC scholarships are quickly approaching. Full details and applications can be found at www.ssemc.com. The deadline is February 8. Members may also call 770-385-2888 to have applications mailed to them.
Students at the Newton College and Career Academy are continuing to impress with their entrepreneurial skills, presenting their newest design - a lounge and coffee shop on campus - designed and run by students.
The Newton County School System will hold registration for the district's Georgia lottery funded Pre-Kindergarten program on Feb. 25 through March 1. Parents should register their children at the elementary school they are zoned to attend this year.
The Newton County Board of Education approved its list of legislative priorities for 2013 last week. The list will be distributed to local legislators in the hopes they will consider the board's wishes throughout the year as they vote.
The Newton County Board of Education unanimously voted on its chairman and vice-chairman for the next year at Tuesday night's meeting.
Despite bleak projections for the 2014-15 school year, the Newton County Board of Education voted to eliminate two furlough days from its 2013-14 calendar, reducing their upcoming budget by about $1 million in order to give teachers back two days with pay that were taken away this year.
The Newton County Board of Education is expected to approve the 2012-13 Title I budget at its meeting Tuesday, which will allow the system to receive federal funds for 22 of the schools in the county.
In the short time that the Newton College and Career Academy has been open, it has exceeded the expectations initially set forth, from enrollment to community support.
The Newton County Board of Education will choose their new chairman and vice-chairman for the year at their monthly meeting Tuesday.
The Newton County School Board is one step closer to its search for a superintendent after the board unanimously approved a list of qualifications and preferences they want in their next top official.
The Y-Club at Piedmont Academy collected handwritten letters for the troops to open on Thanksgiving as a part of The Bert Show's Big Thank You. Every year, the Bert Show, a radio show out of Atlanta, collects handwritten thank you letters for every single service member who is deployed; the service members then get to open the letters on Thanksgiving.