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.
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.
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.
Several Newton County School System employees are already looking ahead to the 2014-15 school year by preparing for an upcoming national test that students will be required to take in the coming years.
Two top officials have announced they will leave the Newton County School System in June, but what do the retirement of Superintendent Gary Mathews and the resignation of Deputy Superintendent of Operations Dennis Carpenter mean for the Newton County School System?
Three Newton County teachers are the recipients of the winter 2012 classroom grant from the Newton Education Foundation, a private organization that raises public funds to benefit the students of Newton County.
Covington woman Kelly Ann King was recognized as a First Honor Graduate during commencement ceremonies at the University of Georgia earlier this month.
Schools are constantly looking for ways to use technology in and outside of the classroom to prepare children for the high-tech world that awaits them, but veteran fifth grade teacher Mary Horton was astounded by the effectiveness of technology on a recent field trip.
Flint Hill Assistant Principal Michael Forehand has been named the new principal of Middle Ridge Elementary, following the promotion of Alan Satterfield who will become Newton County School System's Director of Special Education.
Several classrooms in Newton County are participating in a pilot program for student and teacher safety, and with the recent school shootings in Newtown, the local system is getting a lot of attention for the program.
It's been a week since the massacre of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., struck the nation to its core. Since then, at least four states have proposed arming teachers, and it seems a popular choice among Newton County residents as well based on Facebook comments.
Newton County School Board members voted Tuesday to use the Georgia School Board Association in their search for a new superintendent, with all members voting in favor except District 1 representative Jeff Meadors. Following the announcement by current Superintendent Gary Mathews in late November that he planned to retire June 30, the board had to choose between three options in searching for the new head of the Newton County School System. They could conduct ...
When parents and residents in Newton County heard about the tragic school shooting in Newton, Conn., one of their first reactions was to ask if schools needed to be safer.
The Newton County School System would have to pay an additional $786,793 per year to staff each of the county's 13 elementary school, the Theme School at Fiquett and the Newton College and Career Academy with sheriff's deputies.
The Newton County Board of Education will discuss the process of beginning a search for a new superintendent at Tuesday's combined work session and meeting.