Tim Schmitt has been hired as the Newton County School System's new Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Coordinator.
The 2014-2015 school year opened at Piedmont Academy Monday, August 11, and 39 new students walked the halls for the first time, bringing the school's total enrollment to 295. There are 108 students in grades K4 through fifth, 69 students in middle school and 118 students in high school.
Volunteerism can help young people grow into well-rounded, responsible individuals. When volunteering, kids can learn new skills, foster new friendships and contacts, and improve both their social and interpersonal skills. In addition, a 2011 study from researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine found that people are generally happier and healthier when giving back to their communities. The study even recommended that health care professionals recommend volunteering to patients 12 and older, with the belief that helping others provides significant health benefits, including allowing volunteers to escape their stress and anxiety. And, there could even be a few ...
If asked to reflect on their college years, many graduates likely would not recall healthy eating habits. College students are often pressed for time and short on funds, so a nutritious diet is often sacrificed for the sake of convenience and cost.
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Parents with a child attending a special instructional program may have an easier transportation schedule for any other children.
District-level scores were released by the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) for 2014 End-of-Course Tests (EOCT), showing Newton County School System (NCSS) students outpaced the state pass rate on six out of eight tests and improved pass rates on five of six tests from last year.
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Parents of rising seventh-graders in the Newton County School System (NCSS) should take note of changes to the state immunization requirements that go into effect in July.
Piedmont Academy is graduating two stellar students ready to take on the science world.
Two students were ready to graduate and acted well beyond their age as they sat in the front office of their school and discussed past accomplishments and future aspirations.
Covington Academy's top-ranked students are ready for the next chapter, but they still have fond memories of their last four years.
George Walton Academy announced its 2014 valedictorian as Casey Carrell and its salutatorian as Audrey Hardison.
Once current Newton County fifth-graders leave elementary school and settle into summer, they'll have to start planning their move to middle school. One option available to all fifth-graders is the opportunity to participate in a middle school band or chorus program.
During the past few weeks, Newton County School System Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey announced the following administrative changes that will be seen in effect at the start of next school year:
Elementary school students were given an incentive this week to eat healthy lunches to promote good eating habits.
Teachers and other Newton County School System (NCSS) employees can expect a salary raise for next year, the first since the 2008-2009 school year.
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.
In the 2013-14 school year, ten wasn't enough.