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.
Officials with Newton County Schools say the school system has seen a slight enrollment increase that may lead to more funding in the future.
Low math scores on recent End-of-Course-Tests (EOCTs) have the Newton County School System considering hiring a consulting firm to train teachers of high school mathematics.
Cousins Middle School held a 9/11 remembrance ceremony Wednesday, featuring the school band, choir, the Covington Fire Honor Guard, a candlelight remembrance and guest speaker Andrea Bishop-Marbury, a professional psychologist.
The Newton County School System has named its 2012–2013 school-level "Teacher of the Year" recipients, who will contend to be the Newton County School System's 2014 Teacher of the Year.
Students will be released early Friday for parent/teacher conferences. Elementary school students, including students at Newton County Theme School, will be released at 11:15 a.m. Friday. High school students will get out at 12:15 p.m., while middle schoolers will be released at 1:15 p.m. Students will be served lunch prior to dismissal, and all bus riders will be transported to their normal bus stops. According to information from the Newton County School System, all parents ...
Defense lawyers representing the Newton County Board of Education have answered a class-action lawsuit filed by the father of two children who were among the 40 people sent to the hospital after a two-bus accident in January. The defense denies allegations in the lawsuit and says the BOE is "not the proper party defendant capable of being sued.''
Despite a school year promoting the use of technology in the classroom and for instruction, Newton County School System students have been told to turn off their cellphones and put them away or hand them over to teachers during standardized testing.
Newton County School System officials, Newton High administrators, students, and members of the community gathered at Newton High School Sunday afternoon to celebrate its new building.
Last week, more than 800 students were evacuated from Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur as a man with an assault rifle and other weapons exchanged gunfire with police at the elementary school.
The Newton County Board of Education renewed several annual contracts at its meeting Tuesday. The BOE approved renewing its annual subscription to Destiny Library Manager and Destiny Asset Manager for $26,569.89 to manage and keep track of its technology assets; a contract with Diversified Solutions for Internet content filter software; and the continuation of a beverage agreement with Coca-Cola Refreshments of Decatur. Destiny managers According to information from the school system, the NCSS technology department ...
The Newton County community will have the opportunity to tour the new Newton High School at a dedication ceremony this weekend.
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 ...