This week, the Newton County Board of Education announced its top three finalists for the superintendent position and the applications of the three candidates have pages of information stating and showing why they are each qualified to take on the Newton County School System's top role.
Georgia Connections Academy, a fully accredited provider of virtual K-12 schooling, has openings for 1,000 K-12 students for the 2013-2014 school year and invites interested parents and students to learn more about enrolling in the online schooling program.
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.
Last month, President Barack Obama addressed the nation in his second inaugural speech and said, "America's possibilities are limitless." It was not just American citizens who were listening to him; but his words resonated with the rest of the world as well. People of different backgrounds, cultures, and countries all tuned in to see what President Obama had to say about the next four years. One of those spectators that day was Oxford College sophomore Won Chung.
Local school administrators Dennis and LaQuanda Carpenter will be paid nearly $70,000 following the Newton County Board of Education's unanimous decision to release the couple from their contracts early.
Details of the settlement between the Newton County School System and outgoing employees Dennis and LaQuanda Carpenter were released by the school system Monday afternoon, and the result is that the school system will pay the couple a total of $68,508.98.
The Newton County School System is cancelling all after-school activities today because of the inclement weather warnings.
The Newton County School System will host the 2013 system spelling bee on Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Newton High School. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will send its school spelling bee champion to participate in the county competition. Students in grades four through eight were eligible to participate in the school competitions. In addition to the champion, each school will send its runner up in the school spelling bee as ...
Oxford College sophomore Alex Day began school in the United States long before he started his college career, but his true roots lie across the pond in England. "I am British to the blood. I love America! It has done so much for me since it's 'the land of dreams,' but I am English all the way."
Challenge Charter Academy 2nd Quarter Honor Roll. Symone Ballatt, Isabella Cockrell, Brantley Sapp, Tzadeek Yehudah, Brittany Brookshire, Ivana Bugg, Monica Cattlett, Evan Cockrell, Savon Ballatt, Deja Lewis, Jeffrey Lundy, Ahmad Yehudah, Jermorris Russell, DaChrista Rowser. Fairview Elementary announces its first semester honor roll All A. Aiyana Cooper. A and B Honor roll. Seth Martin, Taylor Richardson, Zane Brown,D'Shanti Kemp, Natalie Smith, Kelvin Sutherland, Zoe Taylor,Michael Thacker, Justin Atunzu, Audrey Everson, SuHaila Ash, Julian Crockett,Aulora ...
Deadlines for Snapping Shoals EMC scholarships are quickly approaching. Full details and applications can be found at www.ssemc.com. The deadline is February 8. Members may also call 770-385-2888 to have applications mailed to them.
Students at the Newton College and Career Academy are continuing to impress with their entrepreneurial skills, presenting their newest design - a lounge and coffee shop on campus - designed and run by students.
The Newton County School System will hold registration for the district's Georgia lottery funded Pre-Kindergarten program on Feb. 25 through March 1. Parents should register their children at the elementary school they are zoned to attend this year.
The Newton County Board of Education approved its list of legislative priorities for 2013 last week. The list will be distributed to local legislators in the hopes they will consider the board's wishes throughout the year as they vote.
The Newton County Board of Education unanimously voted on its chairman and vice-chairman for the next year at Tuesday night's meeting.
Despite bleak projections for the 2014-15 school year, the Newton County Board of Education voted to eliminate two furlough days from its 2013-14 calendar, reducing their upcoming budget by about $1 million in order to give teachers back two days with pay that were taken away this year.
The Newton County Board of Education is expected to approve the 2012-13 Title I budget at its meeting Tuesday, which will allow the system to receive federal funds for 22 of the schools in the county.
In the short time that the Newton College and Career Academy has been open, it has exceeded the expectations initially set forth, from enrollment to community support.