Report cards have been distributed to Newton County School System students today and students will be released from school early Friday, Oct. 18, for teacher professional learning.
Local businesses and educational partners came together Tuesday morning at the Newton College and Career Academy to celebrate as the academy was named a Ford Next Generation Learning Community.
Newton County School System scores dropped slightly across the board on the 2013 ACT college entrance exam; the district also saw a drop in the number of test takers compared to 2012. The average score for English dropped from 18.3 in 2012 to 17.9 this year while math decreased from 18.3 to 17.8. Reading scores went from 19.4 in 2012 to 19.0 in 2013 and science saw a very slight decrease, going from 18.7 in ...
Newton County high school students are invited to register for a college fair to be held at Alcovy High School in September.
The Newton Education Foundation recognized its Re-Imagine Newton 2012-13 grant recipients and donors at a reception Tuesday.
Enrollment has increased slightly from the last school year in Newton County schools. Newton County School System officials reported at a recent Board of Education work session that 19,333 students were enrolled in county schools as of Aug. 13. In May, 19,056 students were enrolled. At the start of the 2012-13 school year, the school system had 18,984 students enrolled in its schools. According to the Aug. 13 tally, there are 9,538 students are enrolled ...
Piedmont Academy opened up its 2013-14 school year Monday with a total enrollment of 297 students, 45 of whom are new students.
A self-described "lab rat," Gregory A. Jackson, 22, spent the summer tucked away inside his home away from home, the Valdosta State University Hugh C. Bailey Science Center. The senior chemistry major, a 2009 graduate of Newton High School, helped develop a collection of science experiments for an upcoming public school road show and also conducted research into the use of copper to treat tuberculosis and, possibly, cancer.
The parent of an Alcovy High School student said she wants artwork that says, "God is Dead" taken down from the walls of her daughter's classroom.
Twitter has chirped its way into Newton County Schools. With another school year under way, NCSS administrators, teachers and students are becoming more interactive on the social media site Twitter. Created accounts are starting to connect everyone in the school system. NCSS Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey said it's her natural desire and the school system's goal to have Newton County Schools be known as "the best," and with the support of the school system's employees, that ...
The first day of a new school year is always hectic. At the brand-new Newton High School, close to 2,000 students reported to classes Friday in unfamiliar territory .
Georgia has withdrawn from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (a test development consortium), a move that state officials attributed to the costs of administering the standardized tests.
July 31 Elementary Open House 5-7 p.m. High School Open House 6-8 p.m. August 1 Middle School Open House 5-7 p.m. 2 Students report for first day of school September 2 Labor Day holiday 5 Progress Reports issued (secondary) 13 Early Release Day for parent conferences October 4 End of first nine weeks 7 Fall break (Oct. 7-11) 17 Report cards issued 18 Early Release Day for professional learning November 14 Progress Reports issued (secondary) 15 Early Release Day for professional learning 25 Thanksgiving ...
The Newton County Board of Education generally meets twice each month, once in a work session and once in a regularly scheduled meeting.
It's that time of year. It's time to start gearing up for back to school. While elementary, middle and high school students are preparing for a new school year by buying school supplies and maybe a new outfit or two, incoming college freshmen will have plenty of excitement and plenty to do as well. The transition from high school to college is huge and can be very stressful. Not only are students experiencing a new ...
Student registration and open house programs for the upcoming school year are right around the corner for Newton County Schools.
Students will have the chance to meet their teachers and tour their schools before the start of the 2013-14 school year.