Kaija Rolin Barrett, a 2014 graduate Eastside High School, was named to the Academic Dean's list at St. John's University in Queens, New York.
Georgia College recognized some of Newton County's own high achievers this week, awarding five degrees to local residents and honoring over two dozen students for their scholastic aptitude and hard work.
Karen Morris, a resident of Covington, made the Fall 2014 Academic Achievement List at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 468 students recognized for scholastic achievement.
The school year is in full swing, and parents of school-aged kids have no doubt been involved in at least one fundraiser already. Fundraisers help schools raise money for supplies or special activities that may not have been included in the budgets established by the local school district.
The Georgia Department of Education announced on Dec. 18 that West Newton Elementary School has been removed from the list of State Focus Schools after successfully decreasing the number of students not proficient by 18 percent. Overall, 38 schools were named from either the Priority or Focus Schools lists.
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Eastside High School's two best students have more than their unscathed GPAs and certain extracurricular clubs in common: they're both ready for college.
The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) plans to give back to its teachers some of what it was forced to take away in recent years due to budget cuts. Board members just need to decide in what way.
Students are now seeing a new option in their school-provided meals: fresh, locally grown strawberries.
In the 2013-14 school year, ten wasn't enough.
Students and parents from the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett (NCTS) are getting their bicycles ready for an after-school event that will promote a healthy school atmosphere, both for people and the environment.
Newton County Schools are not doing CRCT science testing today, because some students were late to school because of road conditions and power outages related to the high winds, said public relations director Sherri Davis-Viniard.
For any parents wondering how their kids will spend their summer, a new opportunity just popped up, and Thursday, May 1 is the only day to get your name down.
Newton County is home to the best scoring middle school in the state in 2013, according to the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) the Georgia Department of Education released earlier this week.
The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's recommendation from the April 15 work session to renew its contract with Ombudsman Educational Services, Newton's alternative and special education and behavioral therapy program, during the April 22 meeting.
When children read their favorite childhood books, they may often imagine what those stories would look like if they popped out of the book in front of them.
Newton High School officially has a new head honcho, and everyone wanted their turn to tell John Ellenberg congratulations.
It's the school's turn to get graded.
Teachers, students and faculty in Newton County schools will soon be safer from potential carbon monoxide leaks at a cost of thousands of dollars cheaper than originally expected.
Officials with Ombudsman Education Services, the Newton County School System's alternative education provider for at-risk students, made their pitch to get their contract renewed for the next year, and potentially next three years.
Georgia Perimeter College is one of 27 University System of Georgia institutions that will see only a 2.5 percent increase in tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year, a smaller percentage than average increases throughout the state.