Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Georgia has announced that the Newton County School System (NCSS) is one of 19 additional Georgia school systems that will be participating in the program in the 2015-2016 school year. Georgia school systems had the opportunity to apply to participate in REACH Georgia during the application process that was open from December 1 through February 25.
I throw my hands in the air, and do a short, ridiculous dance. "It's Friday!" I exclaim, and I walk out of the office and into my sanctuary. I leave the lights off and sit at my desk, black coffee steaming in front of me.
The word "assessment" might make students, parents and even some teachers nervous.
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George Walton Academy announced its 2014 valedictorian as Casey Carrell and its salutatorian as Audrey Hardison.
Elementary school students were given an incentive this week to eat healthy lunches to promote good eating habits.
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:
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.
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.
Students are now seeing a new option in their school-provided meals: fresh, locally grown strawberries.
In the 2013-14 school year, ten wasn't enough.
Students and parents from the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett (NCTS) are getting their bicycles ready for an after-school event that will promote a healthy school atmosphere, both for people and the environment.
Newton County Schools are not doing CRCT science testing today, because some students were late to school because of road conditions and power outages related to the high winds, said public relations director Sherri Davis-Viniard.
For any parents wondering how their kids will spend their summer, a new opportunity just popped up, and Thursday, May 1 is the only day to get your name down.
Newton County is home to the best scoring middle school in the state in 2013, according to the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) the Georgia Department of Education released earlier this week.
The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's recommendation from the April 15 work session to renew its contract with Ombudsman Educational Services, Newton's alternative and special education and behavioral therapy program, during the April 22 meeting.
When children read their favorite childhood books, they may often imagine what those stories would look like if they popped out of the book in front of them.