Kaija Rolin Barrett, a 2014 graduate Eastside High School, was named to the Academic Dean's list at St. John's University in Queens, New York.
Georgia College recognized some of Newton County's own high achievers this week, awarding five degrees to local residents and honoring over two dozen students for their scholastic aptitude and hard work.
Karen Morris, a resident of Covington, made the Fall 2014 Academic Achievement List at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 468 students recognized for scholastic achievement.
The school year is in full swing, and parents of school-aged kids have no doubt been involved in at least one fundraiser already. Fundraisers help schools raise money for supplies or special activities that may not have been included in the budgets established by the local school district.
The Georgia Department of Education announced on Dec. 18 that West Newton Elementary School has been removed from the list of State Focus Schools after successfully decreasing the number of students not proficient by 18 percent. Overall, 38 schools were named from either the Priority or Focus Schools lists.
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The Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests will be administered to all students in grades three through eight April 22-May 1.
Choirs from two Newton County schools traveled over 400 miles to perform at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., becoming the stars of their own Disney show on April 5.
Officials with Ombudsman Education Services, the Newton County School System's alternative education provider for at-risk students, made their pitch to get their contract renewed for the next year, and potentially next three years.
The Newton County School System announced a day for parents and community members to come together to participate in education workshops aimed at increasing student success in the classroom.
Only two high-schoolers in Newton County made the cut to participate in the Georgia All State Chorus, and they are both Eastside High students.
Seven Newton County students were recently selected to participate in the State of Georgia All State Bands, according to a press release from NCSS.
The Newton County School System is on its way to being reaccredited for another five years.
Alcovy High School media specialist May Xiong was chosen as the Newton County School System's 2014 Media Specialist of the Year.
Newton County public schools will release students early Friday so teachers can participate in professional development training.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) will select a mascot for the first time in the college's history, with students, faculty and staff voting on the choices.
Theme School students give back The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett has been providing its students with service learning opportunities while giving back to the community this school year.
Parents of students with special needs are invited to attend a workshop to hear how to better interact with their children who have physical or mental disabilities.
The Newton County Board of Education heard a recommendation for a student lunch price increase of 10 cents for all paid students for the 2015-15 school year at its Tuesday work session.
Eastside High School named its top 10 students for the Class of 2014 in February. Eastside High's valedictorian is Jasper Narvil, who plans to attend the University of Georgia, and its salutatorian is Faith Bartello, who also plans to attend UGA.
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