A Newton High School freshman will soon travel to the nation's capital for an honors-only program that will focus on teaching aspiring medical professionals more about medical science and honor some of America's highest-achieving high school students.
Graduation rates reported for Newton High School and the Newton County School System have increased after an adjustment made by the Georgia Department of Education.
Newton County Schools are closed tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 7), school spokesperson Sherri Davis-Viniard said in an email at 2:54 p.m.
The following students were named to the Honor Roll at Livingston Elementary School for the spring semester:
The following students were named to the Honor Roll at Newton County Theme School at Ficquett:
The following students were named to the Honor Roll at Middle Ridge Elementary School for the 2012-2013 school year:
The following students were named to the Honor Roll at Porterdale Elementary School for the spring 2013 semester:
Several teachers are learning about schoolyard ecology and how to teach their students more about science and all that nature has to offer as they attend a hands-on professional development seminar this week at Oxford College.
Several contracts for physical and occupational therapists were approved by the Newton County Board of Education at its May 21 board meeting.
Recent Eastside High School graduate Narissa Turner has been awarded a Class of 2013 Gates Millennium Scholars good-through-graduation scholarship which can be used to pursue degrees in any undergraduate major at the accredited college or university of her choice. She is one of only 1,000 students in the nation to receive the prestigious scholarship.
Newton College & Career Academy Social Studies Trainer Rachel Jacobson has been selected to participate in Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program trip to Malawi, Africa in June 2013.
Newton County School System has received notification that Eastside High School senior Mary Lathem has been honored as a 2013 Georgia Scholar by the Georgia Department of Education. She plans on attending Mercer University with a double major in English and Music.
In August 1973, Newton High opened its doors to students in the Newton County area. Those doors closed on Friday, because a new Newton High School has been built and will open this August.
The last day at Newton High School might have seemed like chaos, but it was organized chaos, creating cherished memories for students as they attended classes at the school building for the last time. It was a bittersweet time for many, including alumni like myself. The school building will be remembered for its years of Ram pride.
Members of the Newton County Board of Education approved a tentative budget for the 2013-14 school year, but did not vote to eliminate Ombudsman transportation, leaving that decision on the table.
Newton High School assistant principal Sandra Owens has been named principal of Alcovy High School, and the educator said she is honored to be named the school's new leader.
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A $1.2 million HVAC/roofing project for Fairview Elementary School has been approved, and Newton County Schools' contract with its natural gas supplier has been renewed.