The Newton County Board of Education will meet next Tuesday at 7 p.m. Scheduled to be discussed at this monthly work session are contracts for computers, the purchase of audio, S.A.F.E. and ViewPath for each school and the approval of handbooks.
Challenge Charter Academy is facing financial woes and owes nearly $165K to state and local organizations.
Alcovy High School has announced its class of 2013 valedictorian, salutatorian and top 10 graduates.
School supporters and officials of Providence Christian Academy, a Christian school in conjunction with Crosspointe Church in Oxford, joined together to celebrate the growth of the school.
A brand new gymnasium, 24,000 square feet of classroom and library space and administrative offices were revealed during a ribbon cutting held by the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce at the Covington Peachtree Academy school campus on Tuesday. The classroom space will be for the school's high school students.
Read the end-of-month notes from Newton County School Superintendent Gary Mathews.
Read about the Newton County Board of Education's budget projections as of this month.
All Newton County public schools will release students early Friday, March 29, for teacher professional learning activities.
Parents of soon-to-be pre-kindergarten students crossed their fingers in hopes their child would be selected during the Newton County School System's Pre-K Lottery. The lottery selected children to attend local elementary schools for the next school year, but some now sit on a waiting list.
The vivid colors of spring were in full bloom at Porterdale Elementary Friday as Mrs. Cox's class presented this year's Cinderella Ball.
The position for Alcovy High School principal has been posted on the Newton County School System's website, and individuals interested in applying have about a week and a half left to put in for the job.
For many of us, the ROTC comes to mind each time we see the color guard at various local events, including parades.
The Y-Club at Piedmont Academy collected handwritten letters for the troops to open on Thanksgiving as a part of The Bert Show's Big Thank You. Every year, the Bert Show, a radio show out of Atlanta, collects handwritten thank you letters for every single service member who is deployed; the service members then get to open the letters on Thanksgiving.
Several Newton County School System employees are already looking ahead to the 2014-15 school year by preparing for an upcoming national test that students will be required to take in the coming years.
Two top officials have announced they will leave the Newton County School System in June, but what do the retirement of Superintendent Gary Mathews and the resignation of Deputy Superintendent of Operations Dennis Carpenter mean for the Newton County School System?
Three Newton County teachers are the recipients of the winter 2012 classroom grant from the Newton Education Foundation, a private organization that raises public funds to benefit the students of Newton County.
Covington woman Kelly Ann King was recognized as a First Honor Graduate during commencement ceremonies at the University of Georgia earlier this month.
Schools are constantly looking for ways to use technology in and outside of the classroom to prepare children for the high-tech world that awaits them, but veteran fifth grade teacher Mary Horton was astounded by the effectiveness of technology on a recent field trip.
Flint Hill Assistant Principal Michael Forehand has been named the new principal of Middle Ridge Elementary, following the promotion of Alan Satterfield who will become Newton County School System's Director of Special Education.
Several classrooms in Newton County are participating in a pilot program for student and teacher safety, and with the recent school shootings in Newtown, the local system is getting a lot of attention for the program.
It's been a week since the massacre of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., struck the nation to its core. Since then, at least four states have proposed arming teachers, and it seems a popular choice among Newton County residents as well based on Facebook comments.
Newton County School Board members voted Tuesday to use the Georgia School Board Association in their search for a new superintendent, with all members voting in favor except District 1 representative Jeff Meadors. Following the announcement by current Superintendent Gary Mathews in late November that he planned to retire June 30, the board had to choose between three options in searching for the new head of the Newton County School System. They could conduct ...
When parents and residents in Newton County heard about the tragic school shooting in Newton, Conn., one of their first reactions was to ask if schools needed to be safer.
The Newton County School System would have to pay an additional $786,793 per year to staff each of the county's 13 elementary school, the Theme School at Fiquett and the Newton College and Career Academy with sheriff's deputies.
The Newton County Board of Education will discuss the process of beginning a search for a new superintendent at Tuesday's combined work session and meeting.
Following his resignation on the heels of Georgia Perimeter College's massive deficit earlier this year, former president Anthony Tricoli feels vindicated after a special audit found that the deficit didn't fall solely on him.
This year has been tough on Georgia Perimeter College, and the latest bad news came this week when the college was sanctioned by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools after an audit found the school was operating with a $25 million budget shortfall caused by chronic overspending and lack of financial oversight.