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.
Newton County School Board District 5 representative Dr. C.C. Bates announced Tuesday that she will not fulfill her first term on the school board and will resign her position in June.
On Wednesday, January 27, at 7:30 pm, Oxford College's Office of the Chaplain and Diversity Liaison will sponsor a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Old Church, on Wesley Street just north of Oxford's campus. This is the final event in the observance of the tribute to King that began on January 18 with Oxford students' participation in service projects. The theme for the ecumenical gathering ...
Newton County could soon face more budget cuts and additional furlough days if Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposed budget is approved by legislature.
Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley announced that in the budget presented to legislature by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, the NCSS will see more cuts this year.
The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program has launched its annual search for Georgia's highest SAT-scoring high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic success. The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation, which co-sponsors STAR with the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, has received more than 500 nominations from public and independent high schools across the ...
Folk art today in China is abundant and varied. While most of this art is simpler than that of the high culture of Chinese civilization, it often reflects the same values. The great regional variety in folk art is similar in themes and styles throughout the country. Peasant paintings, puppets, woodblock prints, paper-cuttings and, in northern Shaanxi, even bread is a kind of folk art. Most of these forms have existed for ...
The Newton County Board of Education held their monthly work session Tuesday night. During the meeting board members heard the tentative dates suggested for board meetings in 2010. The school board meets twice a month for a work session and a meeting with the exception of July and December when they have a combined work session and meeting.
The benefits of reading: The Read and Ride Program sponsored by Golden Fleece Lodge No. 6 donated two bikes to second grade students of Mansfield Elementary School. (Left) Caroline Piper stand with her new bike, along with her mother Karen Piper and Principal G.W. Davis. (Right) Cody Hood with his bike, his mother, Sandy Hood and Principal Davis. Two more bikes will be given away at the end of school in May.
Georgia Tech Renee Roesel of Covington earned the distinction of Faculty Honors at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Undergraduate students earning a 4.00 academic average for the semester gain the distinction of Faculty Honors at Georgia Tech. Michigan Technological University Michigan Technological University honored the achievements of nearly 400 graduates Dec. 12 at Midyear Commencement.Among ...
Oxford College, in conjunction with Emory University's WorkLife Resource Center, has established a new support group for those who care for aging or sick family members. Initially set up for Oxford employees, the Community Caregivers Education and Support Group (CCESG) is similar to a group on the Emory Atlanta campus for employees who are caregivers outside their work environment. However, seeing a need for such a group in Covington ...
Enrollment numbers are up at Georgia Perimeter College, and many students have begun to take advantage of the two-year school's dual enrollment program, starting their college career while still finishing high school.
Caring carolers: On Dec. 16 members of the Couture Club of Indian Creek Middle School visited Covington Manor Nursing home and delivered over 75 potpourri sachets to the patients of the manor. Along with the collective hands-on experience of sewing these gifts, they also caroled throughout the hallways and spread cheer as they sang Christmas carols. This was the Couture Club's second year caroling, They enjoyed the experience as much as the patients and the ...
The Newton County School System faced a tough year in 2009. From issues with transportation to teacher furloughs and budget cuts, the NCSS had to tighten their purse strings and may very well have to continue to do so into the New Year. One bright spot was the recent notification that the system had received grant money for the career academy which should get under way in 2010.
The cost of college is formidable, preventing many deserving students from attending at all and leaving many others to graduate with an overwhelming amount of debt. Last year, the average tuition at a private four-year institution rose 5.9 percent, reaching $25,143, and the average cost of attending a public four-year university increased 6.4 percent. The Elks National Foundation's Most Valuable Student Scholarship contest, which launched on Sept. 1, aims to alleviate this financial ...
Mansfield Elementary School announces its students of the month for November. The are Pre-K Trinity Middlebrooks and Carlos Quintero; kindergarten Ben Coody, Holden Hall, Lauren Burnett, Charlie Downs; grade 1 Leah Camp, Griffin Carter, Jackson Stephens, Anna Dial; grade 2 Isabella Houston, Emily Youngblood, Ryan Hurst; grade 3 Justin Daffinson, Caleb Dinn, Cole Howell, Harrison Floyd; grade 4 Danette Thomas, Hannah Fletcher, Kaitlyn Hegwood; grade 5 Logan Hinson, Madison Lawson, Ryan Tanner. Ficquett Elementary School ...