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.
Promoted: Cadet promotions and advancements were awarded Nov. 17 at Riverside Military Academy. Newton County native and Covington resident Zack Anderson, a senior, was promoted to Captain and appointed Company Commander of Bravo company in the Corps of Cadets.
The Newton County School System and DeKalb Technical College have been awarded $3 million in state grant funds from the Technical College System of Georgia for the school district's proposed Newton College and Career Academy.
Today, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle announced $3 million in Career Academy funding for the Newton College and Career Academy, a partnership between the Newton County school system and DeKalb Technical College. This award was made official today after approval by the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia. These funds will be matched with local funding commitments. The Career Academy initiative was spearheaded by Cagle in 2007. Check Friday's edition of The Covington News for more on ...
Great-ful: Peachtree Academy Private School in Conyers held their first Give Thanks Day on Nov. 20. The student body and families participated in numerous community service projects. The school set a record for donations to the Rockdale Emergency Relief by contributing 7,650 non-perishable items. Mrs. Osborne 's third grade class collected 4,129 items and delivered the items to the facility. Other activities at the school included tie dying scarves for cancer patients at ...
Turkeys run a relay: The Cousins Middle School Relay for Life team had a "Teacher Turkey" contest for a Thanksgiving fundraiser. Teachers and students purchased more than 1,000 paper turkeys for Assistant Principal Kendrick Britford. With 1,780 turkeys sold for 25 cents each, this particular fundraiser brought in $445 for cancer research. Staff members could pose for a picture with Britford for $5 and students for $1. This money also went toward ...
For the month of October, which consisted of 14 school days, Mindy Brown's four math classes have been participating in a Can Food Drive in order to help feed citizens in need in the Newton County area. They began the project by setting goals based upon the four different class sizes so that the winning class was not based upon the number of cans brought in, but by the percentage of the ...
La'Kisha Dickerson, Xavier Hicks and RJ Whitney from Newton High School spent two days learning how to be good leaders at the Career and Technical Instruction (CTI) Program Fall Leadership Conference Thursday Nov. 12 and Friday Nov. 13. More than 800 students participated in this year's conference.
The Newton County School Board has closed on a purchase of 80.97 acres of land that will be home of the school's fifteenth elementary school.
"Each year in the past we have had our legislators in and have made a presentation of the items the board has seen fit to adopt as priorities but this year, we've decided to do things a little differently," said Newton County School System Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley, with a smirk at Tuesday night's Board of Education work session.
The Newton County Board of Education has selected the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) to conduct the search for the school district's new superintendent. Current school superintendent, Dr. Steve Whatley recently announced his plans to retire effective June 30, 2010. The Newton County Board of Education has also asked for the community's input on the qualifications most desired for the school system's next school superintendent. "Community input is very ...
Andy Irwin, popular local storyteller and performer, will appear at Oxford College today, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in Tarbutton Performing Arts Center on the Oxford campus. Irwin was Oxford's artist-in-residence in theater from 1991 to 2007. His music, humor and storytelling have made his concerts widely popular, and his fan base includes enthusiasts from his native Newton County as well as regional, national and international fans. Irwin's recognition includes his ...
Anticipating more furlough days in the near future, the Newton County Board of Education has voted to revise the 2010 school calendar to allow for those days to be taken if required by the state.
The Newton County School System held their annual Teacher of the Year reception Thursday evening and announced that Heard-Mixon Elementary School fourth grade teacher Melanie Sheets has been chosen as Newton County's TOTY for 2010.
A grant received by Newton High School to improve student interest and achievement in math and sciences over the summer is being put to good use at the of the school's new wetland project. The groundbreaking and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new science lab was last Thursday.
Seventh grade students at Cousins Middle School had the opportunity to experience a little PhUn Thursday afternoon when they were treated to a guest and an interesting science lesson during Physiology Understanding Week.