Newton County Schools' school nutrition program is now meeting federal school lunch standards, which means that it is certified to receive a 6-cent reimbursement that will apply retroactively to each meal served since May 1 and to all future meals served.
Progress reports will be distributed to Newton County School System middle and high school students Thursday.
Dozens of parents and other community residents gathered at Newton High School Saturday morning to learn how they can help improve the education of Newton's students.
Students, faculty and staff participated Wednesday in a school-wide celebration of Middle Ridge Elementary School's selection as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School.
Students and teachers at Clements Middle School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month for the first time with a special program Oct. 18.
ViewPath Systems installed in Newton County's secondary schools are helping the district to improve teacher effectiveness and student behavior, according to school district officials.
Community service is not just for adults. Just ask 44 middle-schoolers at Newton County Theme School.
Middle school students have the opportunity to learn about career options in health care at an upcoming event.
New projectors will be placed in a number of classrooms throughout the Newton County School System.
The community is invited to attend a college course through the Oxford College Community Classroom.
Children, parents and community leaders assembled at Newton High School Thursday night to celebrate afterschool programs.
Report cards have been distributed to Newton County School System students today and students will be released from school early Friday, Oct. 18, for teacher professional learning.
Local businesses and educational partners came together Tuesday morning at the Newton College and Career Academy to celebrate as the academy was named a Ford Next Generation Learning Community.
The Newton College and Career Academy has been named a Ford Next Generation Learning Community - one of more than 15 communities in the nation, by the Ford Motor Company Fund, and the community is invited to celebrate the honor.
The finishing touches are being put on the new Newton High School, as school administrators and staff work to make sure everything is in place before the start of the 2013-14 school year.
In the story "Local EOCT scores improve; math tough" in the Friday, July 12 edition, results for the math portions of the End-of-Course-Tests released by the Newton County School System read as though they were "averages" of students who passed.
Newton County School System high school students outperformed the state average in three areas on End of Course Tests during the 2012-13 school year, but EOCT results show that math is still a difficult subject for NCSS students, and students throughout the state.
The Newton County Board of Education has approved several annual renewable contracts for the systems' school nutrition program for the 2013-14 school year.
Newton's Board of Education has approved networking equipment for its new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program, which will be housed at the old Newton High School. However, a decision on whether to raze the old high school building is still on the table.
Working with students as a paraprofessional at Porterdale Elementary School in 1974, Debbie Gossage realized she wanted to become a teacher.
Plant lovers are invited to take one last walk around the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia with UGA horticulturalist Allan "Dr. A" Armitage at the garden's annual public open house from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13.
Two top administration positions at Newton High School are vacant after the Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved NHS Principal Craig Lockhart as deputy superintendent of schools, and Assistant Principal Shannon Buff as the director of secondary curriculum, instruction and professional development for the Newton County School System.
The Newton County Board of Education approved its 2013-14 school system budget, but transportation for alternative school Ombudsman remained a topic of discussion at the board's Tuesday meeting.
Newton County School System school officials, employees and members of the community stopped by the Newton County Board of Education building Tuesday to thank outgoing superintendent Gary Mathews for his years of services as an educator and with the NCSS, and the new superintendent of schools was sworn in shortly after.
Mercer University has named Mary Lathem of Covington one of nine Stamps Leadership Scholars. The prestigious Stamps Scholars program is funded by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Inc. "Students selected to be part of the Stamps program are of excellent character and demonstrate the desire to combine research and service learning and to use their gifts and talents to solve many of the world's problems," said Dr. Penny Elkins, senior vice president for enrollment management. ...
Officials with the Georgia Department of Education recently announced that they've developed courses for a new education model geared toward helping students find potential career paths, and the framework will require all ninth-graders to choose a "career pathway" as they begin high school.
Newton County Board of Education members will hold a combined work session and board meeting June 25 at which they're expected to approve the final budget for the 2013-14 school year and honor outgoing superintendent Gary Mathews.
The Newton County School System has announced parents' options to transfer students for the 2013-2014 school year.
Two plus two doesn't equal four anymore. At least that's what Susan Hale, a nontraditional college student, believes now that she has gone back to school to finish her college degree with hopes of becoming a dental hygienist.