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.
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.
Newton County students are getting something at school that many do not at home, healthy foods and locally grown produce for lunch.
Piedmont Academy High School FFA members recently traveled to Indianapolis, Ind. for the National FFA Convention. The members rode a charter bus with Colquitt County FFA and Cairo FFA. En route to the convention, the students toured the National Corvette Museum and Indianapolis Speedway. While at the convention, members attended workshops and sessions. Their favorite workshop was entitled "10 Things Every Teenager Needs to Know." Students learned tips on dressing, dating, and respecting parents. During ...
The Newton County School System's department of public relations received seven awards for publications, including four silver awards, two gold awards and one best category, at the recent Georgia School Public Relations Association conference in Macon.
Cousins Middle School announces its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year.
Several Newton County Schools were named High Progress Schools by the Georgia Department of Education Wednesday.
Oxford College is offering residents a way to stimulate their brains this fall and it's absolutely free. The series of classes, each with a different topic, will be designed and taught by members of the exclusive college's faculty.
Several students at the Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School had the opportunity to work in a hands-on laboratory, thanks to a recent collaboration between the school and Morehouse School of Medicine.
East Newton Elementary teacher Julie Thompson was just named the 2013 Teacher of the Year for the Newton County School System.
The Newton County Board of Education has given Challenge Charter Academy its blessing to continue for three more years, but it will be 2013 before the State Board of Education makes its final decision.
Piedmont Academy's chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes recognized fall student-athletes who demonstrated the club's core values of integrity, serving, teamwork, and excellence on the varsity and middle school squads, respectively.
The National FFA organization recently selected, from a pool of 660 candidates nationwide, the Newton County FFA chapter of Covington, as a two-star winner in the National FFA Chapter Award program. Chapter members have been invited to attend the 2012 National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 24-27 in Indianapolis where they will be recognized for the honor. The award program is sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College has been nominated for a 2013 Bellwether Award for its STEM One Project, an initiative aimed at introducing girls to nontraditional and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. The award is sponsored by the Community Colleges Futures Assembly.
Piedmont Academy's robotics team finished in ninth place out of 22 teams at Saturday's Georgia BEST Robotics Competition on Oct. 20 at Southern Polytechnic Institute in Marietta.