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.
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.
Five Georgia Piedmont Technical College students are among 20 students, from across the U.S., recently awarded the Clifford H. "Ted" Rees Jr. Scholarship from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute - a national organization of industry organizations.
Georgia's 2013 Fire Safety Calendar will feature artwork from three Heard-Mixon Elementary School students. Although students from 65 schools from across the state participated, Heard-Mixon fifth-graders Sarah Kessler, Zachary MacFarlane, and Shernylah Simmons won three of the 13 spots on the Statewide Fire Safety Tips Calendar. The contest is sponsored by the Georgia Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner and the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association.
Monty's Plant Food Company, a Louisville, Ky.-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture industry, is now accepting applications from Georgia students for four $1,000 college scholarships. The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.
Middle Ridge Elementary School Principal Alan Satterfield will move into the position of Director of Special Education the in central office, following the retirement of current director Sarah West. The Newton County Board of Education voted unanimously at their last meeting to approve Satterfield for the position. He will remain at MRES until Jan. 2. Superintendent Gary Mathews said in an email that he hoped the position of principal at MRES would be filled prior ...
An accident in scheduling during high school turned into national honor and recognition for Josie Stamps, a member of the Newton County Future Farmers of America Chapter.
In my last article, I spoke about students assuming ownership of their learning. Research literature calls this "student agency." Even though this is a simple concept, it is difficult for most teachers to implement because it involves giving students a voice over what happens in their class. Traditional classroom practices usually involve the teacher making all the decisions for the student. Whereas, with a student-centered classroom, students are allowed to make some decisions as to ...
The Newton County Board of Education's Christmas tree looks a little brighter after students came over Thursday morning to decorate. Third, fourth and fifth-grade students from Ficquett Theme School helped put ornaments, made from local students, on the BOE's tree. (Above) Star Baker carefully places an ornament on the Christmas tree located in the BOE's waiting area. (Right) Aeneas McLean, Baker and Carllolin Meakins.
All three of Newton County School System's high schools improved their scores and the system topped the state average on the Georgia High School Writing Test in 2012.
Since Newton County School Superintendent Gary Mathews announced his plans to retire June 30, the Newton County Board of Education now has to decide how to move forward in the search for his replacement.
Newton County School Superintendent Gary Mathews announced Wednesday that he plans to retire June 30, 2013 -the end of the school system's fiscal year - after fulfilling his three-year contract with the NCSS.
The holidays are just around the corner. Many of the gifts children in the Covington area will receive are tech-toys. Computers, video games, cell phones - all electronic gadgets are ubiquitous in our lives and the lives of our children, but we should strive to keep them focused on their education, rather than busily distracted.
Editor's Note: The following article is written by Gunner Jackson, an 11-year-old student at Flint Hill Elementary School.
A discussion of an upcoming education Special Local Option Sales Tax referendum turned contentious between Newton County School Board members at a recent work session.
Newton County EMT Michael Spivey spoke to students at the Newton College and Career academy Wednesday about emergency tactics and his own personal experiences.
Two Newton County School System (NCSS) schools will host parent informational meetings this week regarding new Flexible Learning Programs being offered at school. Schools identified by the Georgia Department of Education as Priority, Focus and Alert Schools must implement specific programs and interventions to assist students in improving their academic performance. Both Live Oak Elementary and West Newton Elementary are currently identified as Focus Schools.