Tim Schmitt has been hired as the Newton County School System's new Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Coordinator.
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 ...
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.
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.
The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) is reviewing proposed revisions to two Newton County School System (NCSS) policies and wants the public's input on the changes.
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The Newton County School System will soon host its Fifth Grade Elementary Honor Chorus concert.
Alcovy High School recently named its top 11 graduates for the Class of 2014.There was a tie for one of the top spots, resulting in 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year at Alcovy.
Eastside High's Academic Team will again compete in WSB Channel 2's HighQ tournament.
Alcovy and Newton High Schools have been named 2014 Advanced Placement Honor Schools.
Newton High School recently named its top 11 students for the Class of 2014. There was a tie for the number nine position, so there are 11 top students instead of 10 top graduates this year.
Newton County's three high schools will hold graduations on the dates originally scheduled - May 23 and May 24 - now that the State Board of Education has approved a resolution giving local school districts the flexibility to determine if students must make-up missed instructional days due to weather.
Newton County's three high schools will hold graduations on the dates originally scheduled-May 23 and May 24 - now that the State Board of Education has approved a resolution giving local school districts the flexibility to determine if students must make-up missed instructional days due to weather.
Students and parents may now be able to plan their trips and vacations for next school year, as an official calendar for the 2014-15 school year has been approved.
The Newton County Board of Education has approved a plan for students to make-up three of the seven missed instructional days due to inclement weather.
Recent snowstorms in the area have forced businesses, schools and other establishments to close their doors and people to nestle indoors for safety. And for one Newton County Schools bus driver, the recent storms were all about keeping children safe.
Newton County Theme School's new dance team has been making strides in its first season.
Liberty Middle School's has been named a National Beta School of Distinction.
Ralph Brown, an eighth grader at Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, picked up a trophy and the title as the 2014 Newton County Spelling Bee Champion after competing in the county-wide spelling completion held at Newton High School Friday.
The Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School (ALANHS) is now holding registration for the 2014-15 school year.
Three of Newton County's highest-achieving students were recognized at the Kiwanis Club of Covington's Thursday meeting for their high scores on the SAT, the national college entrance exam.