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.
If not for a few troubled kids, Dr. LaQuanda Brown would have become a lawyer, but after an internship where she became involved with children who were facing problems in their lives, she decided that her heart was in a different place – her heart was in teaching.
The 2009 Oxford Institute for Environmental Education (OIEE) concluded was held at the Oxhouse Science Center, science field station of Oxford College. Teachers from across Georgia and north Florida wrapped up an intensive two weeks of professional development. Founded in 1992, OIEE provides an opportunity for teachers in grades K-12 to collaborate with college biology faculty, gaining new science teaching methods and investigative techniques. "My colleagues and I look forward each year to ...
Newton County School System has received school level results on the 2009 Criterion Referenced Competency Tests for the district's elementary and middle schools. The CRCT is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and the Quality Core Curriculum (QCC).
At a called meeting Monday morning, the Newton County Board of Education voted unanimously to hire four principals to fill the seats vacated at area high, middle and elementary schools recently.
Members of the Newton County Board of Education agreed unanimously to hire four new principals for the recently vacated positions at Alcovy and Eastside High Schools, Veterans Memorial Middle School and Middle Ridge Elementary School.
Newton County School System will hold centralized registration for the 2009-2010 school year beginning July 1 , Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Clements Theme School, located at 66 Jack Neely Road. Signs will be posted. Documents needed for student enrollment are as follows:
Funds from the economic stimulus package have trickled down to Newton County and provided Washington Street Community Center with the ability to supply the county with more than 100 teen workers this summer.
Students enrolled in the Criminal Justice class at Newton High School conducted a mock trial as part of their final assignment. The students in this class are part of the Dual Enrollment program offered by DeKalb Technical College to high school students in Newton County. The students prepared and presented witnesses and arguments supporting both the case for the prosecution and that for the defense. DeKalb Tech offered dual enrollment courses in Criminal Justice Fundamentals, ...
Livingston Elementary School announces its students of the month for May. They are Breanna Worman, Larry Stewart, Benjamin Hoggs, Jason Henry, Ciarra Spleen, Brillith Hernandez, Annsleigh Burdette, Kaleb Strickland, Chloe Hale, Shyanna Thurman, Luis Hernandez, Mia Clark, Sky Debiew, Shaundrea Delamar, Vedesh Rajkoomar, Sy Sutton, Mikenzie Wilson-Armstead, Tyrese Peacock, Courtney Sumner, Nakira Wise, Scarlett Grunhard, Takeshia Mingie, Abigail Janson.
COUSINS MIDDLE SCHOOL Cousins Middle School announces its honor roll for spring semester. All A's Grade 6. Jaylen Edwards, Nick Slade, Dylan Hampton, PrinceAnn Wise, Kinsey Barton, Kourtnii Farley, Connor Longbottom, Favour Nwachukwu, Cassie Warthen, Brittany Webb, Sydney Damiani, Jordan Daniel, Kaylah Kennedy, Cory Rogers, Madison Sauls, Hallie Wheeler, Madison Whitsitt, Shelby Kelly-Burnett, Jackson Smith, Kaila Branton, Marisha Butcher, Megan Kelly, Kathryn Eady, Nick Adamczyk, Angelica Betanzo. Grade 7. Kyle Hadaway, Martin Butler, Mishay Allen, ...
Alcovy High School principal David Easterday has announced his retirement effective July 1 and Eastside High School principal Dr. Robert Daria has announced that he will resign his position effective July 1 as well.
Oxford home-schooled student Flannery Peay earned a silver medallion for scoring 93 to 99 percent on the 19th annual National Mythology Exam. The 6th grader joined over 10,000 students in grades 3-9 from the United States, Canada and Australia in completing the test which is sponsored by the American Classical league's standing committee. Flannery is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Austin Peay.
Rules and dress code requirements for the new theme schools at Fairview Elementary and Clements Middle schools were approved unanimously by all board members present at Tuesday night's work session for the Newton County Board of Education, allowing principals to distribute the strict parent contract and dress code for the 2009-2010 school year to parents.
2009 Oxford Institute for Environmental Education (OIEE) began today at Oxhouse Science Center, science field station of Oxford College. Founded in 1992, OIEE provides an opportunity for science teachers in grades K-12 to collaborate with college biology faculty, gaining new science teaching methods and investigative techniques.
Newton High School students Adam Graham, John Parker and DeOndre Robinson won several awards at the CTI State Leadership Conference held April 29-May 2 at Jekyll Island. John Parker competed against 13 students from across the state to place second in public speaking. The judge's score for him was 95, 93 and 92 out of a possible 100. According ...