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.
Physical education programs in Newton County schools will kick into a higher gear this school year through a federal grant that will help to fund new equipment and physical education supplies. The goal is to help students get fit.
Student transportation to Newton's alternative school Ombudsman is set to continue this upcoming school year, but with only one bus stop location and a bus monitor.
Several organizations plan to host school supply drives for the community, just in time for the start of the 2013-14 school year.
A Griffin-Spalding County middle-school principal has been named the new principal of Newton High School.
The finishing touches are being put on the new Newton High School, as school administrators and staff work to make sure everything is in place before the start of the 2013-14 school year.
In the story "Local EOCT scores improve; math tough" in the Friday, July 12 edition, results for the math portions of the End-of-Course-Tests released by the Newton County School System read as though they were "averages" of students who passed.
Newton County School System high school students outperformed the state average in three areas on End of Course Tests during the 2012-13 school year, but EOCT results show that math is still a difficult subject for NCSS students, and students throughout the state.
The Newton County Board of Education has approved several annual renewable contracts for the systems' school nutrition program for the 2013-14 school year.
Newton's Board of Education has approved networking equipment for its new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program, which will be housed at the old Newton High School. However, a decision on whether to raze the old high school building is still on the table.
Working with students as a paraprofessional at Porterdale Elementary School in 1974, Debbie Gossage realized she wanted to become a teacher.
Plant lovers are invited to take one last walk around the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia with UGA horticulturalist Allan "Dr. A" Armitage at the garden's annual public open house from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13.
Two top administration positions at Newton High School are vacant after the Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved NHS Principal Craig Lockhart as deputy superintendent of schools, and Assistant Principal Shannon Buff as the director of secondary curriculum, instruction and professional development for the Newton County School System.
The Newton County Board of Education approved its 2013-14 school system budget, but transportation for alternative school Ombudsman remained a topic of discussion at the board's Tuesday meeting.
Newton County School System school officials, employees and members of the community stopped by the Newton County Board of Education building Tuesday to thank outgoing superintendent Gary Mathews for his years of services as an educator and with the NCSS, and the new superintendent of schools was sworn in shortly after.
Mercer University has named Mary Lathem of Covington one of nine Stamps Leadership Scholars. The prestigious Stamps Scholars program is funded by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Inc. "Students selected to be part of the Stamps program are of excellent character and demonstrate the desire to combine research and service learning and to use their gifts and talents to solve many of the world's problems," said Dr. Penny Elkins, senior vice president for enrollment management. ...