Students and parents should look for revisions in the student handbook as the Newton County Board of Education approved changes to the student manual at its meeting Tuesday.
Newton County students fared well at the recent Georgia Science and Engineer Fair as 11 middle and high school students brought home awards. Ten of the student won either third or fourth place honors while one student won a special award for his project.
Members of Eastside High School's FBLA team won big at the recent FBLA State Leadership Conference in Atlanta, and are now headed to the national competition in Anaheim, CA. this summer. Team members Cason Cantrell, Alana Freeman and Conner Haler all won first place in their competitions and Dustin Gentis took home second place in his event. All first and second place winners are eligible for the national competition.
As part of the ongoing superintendent search process the Newton County Board of Education asked members of the public to weigh in via an online survey on what qualifications and characteristics the next superintendent should have.
The Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) will be administered to all students in grades three through eight, the weeks of April 16-26, 2013. Actual tests and dates are:
The Newton County Board of Education named its top three finalists for the system's superintendent position, including a current administrator in the Newton County School System, a superintendent from Illinois and a deputy superintendent from Athens.
Oak Hill Elementary School media specialist Kimberly Ramsey was named Newton County School System's 2013 Media Specialist of the Year.
Enrollment is now open for the 2013-2014 school year at the Montessori School of Covington, and high school students will now have the opportunity to attend the school as long as they're enrolled in the Georgia Cyber Academy program.
Oak Hill Elementary School Media Specialist Kimberly Ramsey is Newton County School System's 2013 Media Specialist of the Year. Ramsey will now represent Newton County Schools in the South Metro District Library Media Specialist of the Year competition, part of the Georgia Library Media Specialist of the Year program.
Troy University will host a Global Open House and Career Chat on April 16 to assist prospective students in the areas of academic strategy for career development, financial assistance and admissions and credit transfers.
A number of educators in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal turned themselves in to the Fulton County Jail this week, following an indictment filed in the Fulton Superior Court on March 29.
Budget season is around the corner for many organizations and though the Newton County School System has not released its official budget for the 2013-2014 school year, officials are predicting a nearly $3 million deficit for the 2014-2015 school year.
Applications for the next Newton County School System superintendent are under review this week, as the Newton County Board of Education has scheduled three days of executive session in orders to trim down the list of applicants.
Stressing over finances may be linked to health problems.
The Newton County Theme School is going to be accepting applications for students entering the eighth grade next year. Applicants will be accepted during the week of April 8-12. Return completed applications and required documentation to the Newton County Theme School front office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. during the week of April 8-12
The education SPLOST passed Tuesday by 260 votes in a special election that saw a voter turnout of only 3.31 percent.
Newton High School students, faculty and staff will definitely need a map to navigate their way to new classrooms and offices at the start of the 2013-14 school year, as a walk through at the school on Thursday proved to be quite the amazing maze.
The Newton County Board of Education will decide on purchasing select technology for the replacement Newton High School at its board meeting Tuesday.
Snapping Shoals EMC recently awarded $40,000 in scholarships to high school seniors. Twenty students from the Covington-based co-op's territory were chosen to receive the scholarships from among more than 100 applicants.
The Georgia High School Graduation Test is taking place next week for high school juniors, and Newton school officials are informing parents about the test, which will affect eligibility for graduation.
Time is dwindling for Newton County residents to decide whether to approve the continuation of the education SPLOST, which is a special one percent sales tax used annually to help boost the Newton County School System's budget to pay for special projects. A vote on the sales tax is set for Tuesday March 19 with early voting set to end on Friday.
An increase in student lunch prices may soon be on the way as the Newton County Board of Education reviewed a proposed 10-cent increase to lunch prices for all paid students for the 2013-14 fiscal school year, which begins July 1.
Valdosta State University announces its Dean's List for Fall 2012. Students who achieve a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional (GPA of 3.00 or higher are recognized by being placed on the Dean's List.
Newton County residents must soon decide whether to support or oppose renewing a special 1 percent sales tax, known as education SPLOST, which is used annually to help boost the Newton County School System's budget by paying for special projects.
Local charter school Challenge Charter Academy will be closing at the end of the school year after officials were unable to convince the Georgia Department of Education they were worthy of being a separate charter school.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has selected Rockdale County resident Dylan Veneziano of Young American's Christian School as a 2013 Certificate of Merit Finalist.
Several community members attended a forum dedicated to the upcoming education SPLOST vote on March 19, and they voiced their opinions and concerns with the Newton County Board of Education and the Newton County School System Tuesday night.
The Newton County School System was one of 25 Georgia school districts to be recognized with "The Golden Radish Award" for taking Georgia Organics' "5 Million Meals" pledge.
Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up during the week of March 18-21.
More than 100 Indian Creek Middle School choral students packed into the Eastside High School Auditorium Tuesday evening for a dress rehearsal for the production of "Willy Wonka Junior."