Newton County School System parents are invited to get more involved with the education of their children at several educational forums scheduled this fall.
Teachers at East Newton Elementary School recently had 60 seconds to grab as many school supplies as they could as part of a donation from Walmart's Teacher Rewards program.
Fourteen acts competed in Friday night's third annual Eastside's Got Talent show at Eastside High School. Winners were: vocal solo category, Jasmine Green, winner, and Jessica Ugan, first runner-up; vocal group category, Micah Newton, Elise Barksdale and Monica Privette, winners, and Shawna Walker and Danysha Lameidu, first runners-up; instrumental category, Sam Potts, winner, and Solange Lord, first runner-up; and People's Choice, Jessica Ugan.
Teachers at Middle Ridge and West Newton Elementary Schools were recently awarded grants valued at $5,000 each from Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grants program. The grants provide funds for projects to be developed by the schools with help from their PTO's and other community volunteers, including Store Manager Kevin Cole and employees from the Lowe's Home Improvement Store in Conyers. The major goal of the Middle Ridge project is to provide students with a wide ...
Leaha A. Wynn of Eastside High School and Andrew K. Kabue and Toni-Jhay N. Tucker of Newton High School have been named as semifinalists in the 2009 National Achievement Program.
The following students from Newton County were named to the Athens Christian School first quarter honor roll.
The Newton County Board of Education is accepting applications for the two new theme schools slated to open this fall. A maximum of 725 slots are available at the elementary school, which will be located at Fairview Elementary. A maximum of 850 slots are available at the new middle school, which will be located at Clements Middle. The application deadline is Feb. 6.
The year 2008 will go down in history as a year full of highs and lows for the Newton County School System. Although faced with the challenge this year of bringing several schools up to standards after failing Adequate Yearly Progress as a district, NCSS still has much to celebrate, from being named a 'quality school system' by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) to approving ...
Newton County School System is pleased to announce that seven schools-West Newton Elementary, Ficquett Elementary, Heard?Mixon Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Palmer?Stone Elementary, Rocky Plains Elementary, and Cousins Middle, have been recognized as Georgia Title I Distinguished Schools. "We are very proud for these schools for the significant increase in test scores for students who are
Despite the current economic woes, Newton County School System employees continue to show their generosity and support for our local community by pledging over $150,000 in donations to the United Way in 2009. Although individual schools and employees support many local charitable organizations, for many years the school system has chosen the United Way as its one system?wide cause for fundraising purposes as all donations stay within Newton County.
The Newton County Board of Education approved the 2009?2010 school calendar at the December 9, 2008, combined work session/monthly meeting. The school district will continue to use a balanced calendar in 2009?2010. The school system sought public input on the school calendar and provided four possible calendar options for review, including a balanced calendar, a calendar with a
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Burny Drumheller's third grade classroom at Ficquett Elementary School. Winter holiday books line shelves and everywhere you look, children are diligently working on assignments involving reindeer and Santa. Yet contrary to what an average observer may gather, it's not all about fun and games.
Newton County students in elementary and middle school will now have a theme school option beginning next year. The Board of Education approved during its Dec. 9 meeting Superintendent R. Steven Whatley's recommendations for the creation of two new theme schools. "The recommendation to the board is that an elementary and middle theme school be established and that the elementary and middle school attendance zones and sites be set for 2009-2010..." Whatley said.
Newton County's newest elementary school will officially get a name next month. BOE members are pouring over seven pages of suggested names for elementary school No. 14, which is located on Kirkland Road and will make their final decision at the Jan. 20 meeting. "We would ask that board members narrow their selection from this list and others to six names and on the 20th, the board will take action in naming the new elementary school," said Superintendent R. Steven Whatley.
The Newton County School Board presented its legislative issues to State Sen. John Douglas and State Rep. Doug Holt at its Dec. 9 meeting.
Media specialist Kimberly Ramsey has spent the past several years diligently collaborating with teachers at Oak Hill Elementary to ensure that the library there is an extension of each classroom.
The Newton County School System is pleased to announce that the district's 11th grade first time test takers ncreased the pass percentage over last year's totals on the Georgia High School Writing Test
The Junior Garden Club at Sharp Learning Center is spreading a little Christmas cheer this year. The group decorated 69 mini stockings for mental health patients at Georgia Regional Hospital in Decatur.