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.
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.
If not for a few troubled kids, Dr. LaQuanda Brown would have become a lawyer, but after an internship where she became involved with children who were facing problems in their lives, she decided that her heart was in a different place – her heart was in teaching.
The 2009 Oxford Institute for Environmental Education (OIEE) concluded was held at the Oxhouse Science Center, science field station of Oxford College. Teachers from across Georgia and north Florida wrapped up an intensive two weeks of professional development. Founded in 1992, OIEE provides an opportunity for teachers in grades K-12 to collaborate with college biology faculty, gaining new science teaching methods and investigative techniques. "My colleagues and I look forward each year to ...
Newton County School System has received school level results on the 2009 Criterion Referenced Competency Tests for the district's elementary and middle schools. The CRCT is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and the Quality Core Curriculum (QCC).
At a called meeting Monday morning, the Newton County Board of Education voted unanimously to hire four principals to fill the seats vacated at area high, middle and elementary schools recently.
Members of the Newton County Board of Education agreed unanimously to hire four new principals for the recently vacated positions at Alcovy and Eastside High Schools, Veterans Memorial Middle School and Middle Ridge Elementary School.
Newton County School System will hold centralized registration for the 2009-2010 school year beginning July 1 , Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Clements Theme School, located at 66 Jack Neely Road. Signs will be posted. Documents needed for student enrollment are as follows:
Funds from the economic stimulus package have trickled down to Newton County and provided Washington Street Community Center with the ability to supply the county with more than 100 teen workers this summer.
Students enrolled in the Criminal Justice class at Newton High School conducted a mock trial as part of their final assignment. The students in this class are part of the Dual Enrollment program offered by DeKalb Technical College to high school students in Newton County. The students prepared and presented witnesses and arguments supporting both the case for the prosecution and that for the defense. DeKalb Tech offered dual enrollment courses in Criminal Justice Fundamentals, ...
Livingston Elementary School announces its students of the month for May. They are Breanna Worman, Larry Stewart, Benjamin Hoggs, Jason Henry, Ciarra Spleen, Brillith Hernandez, Annsleigh Burdette, Kaleb Strickland, Chloe Hale, Shyanna Thurman, Luis Hernandez, Mia Clark, Sky Debiew, Shaundrea Delamar, Vedesh Rajkoomar, Sy Sutton, Mikenzie Wilson-Armstead, Tyrese Peacock, Courtney Sumner, Nakira Wise, Scarlett Grunhard, Takeshia Mingie, Abigail Janson.
COUSINS MIDDLE SCHOOL Cousins Middle School announces its honor roll for spring semester. All A's Grade 6. Jaylen Edwards, Nick Slade, Dylan Hampton, PrinceAnn Wise, Kinsey Barton, Kourtnii Farley, Connor Longbottom, Favour Nwachukwu, Cassie Warthen, Brittany Webb, Sydney Damiani, Jordan Daniel, Kaylah Kennedy, Cory Rogers, Madison Sauls, Hallie Wheeler, Madison Whitsitt, Shelby Kelly-Burnett, Jackson Smith, Kaila Branton, Marisha Butcher, Megan Kelly, Kathryn Eady, Nick Adamczyk, Angelica Betanzo. Grade 7. Kyle Hadaway, Martin Butler, Mishay Allen, ...
Alcovy High School principal David Easterday has announced his retirement effective July 1 and Eastside High School principal Dr. Robert Daria has announced that he will resign his position effective July 1 as well.
Oxford home-schooled student Flannery Peay earned a silver medallion for scoring 93 to 99 percent on the 19th annual National Mythology Exam. The 6th grader joined over 10,000 students in grades 3-9 from the United States, Canada and Australia in completing the test which is sponsored by the American Classical league's standing committee. Flannery is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Austin Peay.
Rules and dress code requirements for the new theme schools at Fairview Elementary and Clements Middle schools were approved unanimously by all board members present at Tuesday night's work session for the Newton County Board of Education, allowing principals to distribute the strict parent contract and dress code for the 2009-2010 school year to parents.
2009 Oxford Institute for Environmental Education (OIEE) began today at Oxhouse Science Center, science field station of Oxford College. Founded in 1992, OIEE provides an opportunity for science teachers in grades K-12 to collaborate with college biology faculty, gaining new science teaching methods and investigative techniques.
Newton High School students Adam Graham, John Parker and DeOndre Robinson won several awards at the CTI State Leadership Conference held April 29-May 2 at Jekyll Island. John Parker competed against 13 students from across the state to place second in public speaking. The judge's score for him was 95, 93 and 92 out of a possible 100. According ...