New projectors will be placed in a number of classrooms throughout the Newton County School System.
The community is invited to attend a college course through the Oxford College Community Classroom.
Although school is out this week for mid-winter break, three high school students were honored at Covington Kiwanis Club luncheon for their stellar school performances.
After losing her job and being evicted from her apartment, Sabrina Ortiz now calls The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter in Covington her home. As part of a DeKalb Technical College cosmetology department project called "From Our Hearts to Yours" she recently received an eyebrow wax, a facial, hair styling and color as well as a manicure and pedicure.
Darton College Kafuba Donzon of Covington made the Deans List at Darton College for the Fall 2009 semester. To qualify for the Deans List, a student must be full time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average. For their academic performances during fall semester 2009, the following students were named to the North Georgia College & State University Dean's List. Students achieving a 3.5 grade point average, with no grade below a ...
Although school is out this week for mid-winter break, three high school students were honored at Covington Kiwanis Club luncheon for their stellar school performances. The STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) program was created in 1958 by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and is sponsored on a local level by organizations such as Kiwanis.
All Newton County schools have been cleared of any wrongdoing after a state analysis of the 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test was done following allegations of cheating in other school systems.
Newton County School System Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley recommended that board members approve the establishment of new high school attendance zones Tuesday night at their monthly work session.
Order in the court: Teams from all three Newton County high schools participated in the Mock Trial Competition, held in Newton County. Alcovy High School, pictured, had members who debated cases in a courtroom setting, as well as holding deliberations. McIntosh High School in Peachtree City won the competition.
Newton County residents who tend their own garden may want to visit the Montessori School of Covington and ask its middle-school students for tips on how to grow the largest, healthiest fruits and vegetables.
The Newton County Board of Education is one step closer to finding a new school superintendent to replace Dr. Steve Whatley, who earlier this school year announced his retirement effective June 30, 2010. Whatley has been superintendent since July 1, 2006. On February 10, members of the Newton County Board ...
Many of the plants that Southerners are most familiar with-think kudzu, English ivy, honeysuckle-are actually non-native plants that were introduced from elsewhere and have now become problems for the ecosystem. There are many species dubbed "invasive plants," and the threat they pose to the native landscape has led to the creation of organizations for concerned horticulturists, biologists, and generally concerned citizens. Connie Gray, president and ecological resource specialist for the Georgia Exotic Pest ...
Newton County Board of Education members voted unanimously to begin a five-year facilities plan that would "phase-out" three local schools – essentially removing the three schools from the State Department of Education's inventory.
Christopher Estes of Covington will compete with 15 other men for the title of Mr. ABAC at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on Feb. 18. The theme for this year's event is ABAC Overboard.
The Newton County Classic Livestock Show will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13 at Newton High School. This is a yearly tradition that has a strong history in Newton County. Many years ago Newton High School did not have the facilities that it has today. A group of influential people in the county got together and decided that ...
Alcovy High School recently added a new wing to benefit the growing student population. However, this addition is not currently in use by the school.
Entries are now being accepted for regional winners in the 18th annual National Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition for American poets age 50 and older, in which the Georgia Senior Poet Laureate is sought. Deadline is June 30.