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.
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.
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.
Cheers rose from dozens of Charter Challenge Academy parents, students and teachers after the Newton County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a three-year contract renewal for the local charter school.
Though 2,900 students were listed as withdrawals from the Newton County School System last year, the numbers are deceiving, according to a report given to the Newton County Board of Education Tuesday.
An attorney for Newton County School Board District 1 representative requested several documents from the BOE last week.
Jeff Meadors' involvement in public education has taken an unusual turn over the past seven years.
Members of the Newton County school board and the school system's attorney are adamant about one thing when it comes to discussing the lawsuit filed against board member Jeff Meadors by high school principal LaQuanda Carpenter: The lawsuit doesn't involve the school board, and they don't want to talk about it.
Teachers were surprised and students cheered Thursday as the Newton County School System officials popped into classrooms and named the top three finalists for the 2013 Newton County Teacher of the Year.
Finalists for the 2011-12 Teacher of the Year were announced yesterday at the Newton County School System's central office. The 21 women and one man were selected by their peers and will go on to participate in the county program, with the winner moving forward to the state contest.
Now that football season is here, Newton County School System is resuming the popular Homer Sharp Stadium Brick Program to benefit the Newton County Foundation for Educational Excellence and the three high school athletic programs.
Recently, Piedmont Academy hosted a five-member team of peer educators for the purpose of evaluating the school for SAIS/Advanced Education accreditation. SAIS/Advanced Education member schools historically and traditionally promote quality assurance in education. SAIS began its organizational life in 1903 as the "Mid-South Association of Independent Schools," providing training for teachers in private schools and some early public schools in the Southeastern states. Today, SAIS works to help both established and emerging schools approach various ...
State auditors don't believe fraud was a cause in the massive overspending at Georgia Perimeter College that led to millions in budget cuts and cost 282 employees their jobs, but rather lay the blame on a budgeting process mangled by top executives.
A disgruntled resident from Newton County School System's District 1 scolded board members Tuesday night for a variety of things, including not enforcing their own rules for public participation and for passing a resolution that asked voters to vote no for the charter school amendment.
Katie O'Shea, a fourth- grade teacher at Porterdale Elementary School, was recently awarded a $1,000 New Teacher Assistant Grant from Georgia Power. Georgia Power recognizes outstanding teachers with funds to purchase classroom supplies. Winning public school teachers are all graduates of state-approved teaching programs located at Georgia's public four-year colleges and universities. The winners receive a $1,000 grant, which they can use to purchase materials and supplied for their classrooms. "I plan on buying supplies ...
A look at the 21st Century Grant, that funds after-school programs in Newton County, has shown that participation in the programs benefits the county's at-risk students, improves test scores and increases the chance for graduation and educational confidence.