Newton County School System parents are invited to get more involved with the education of their children at several educational forums scheduled this fall.
Teachers at East Newton Elementary School recently had 60 seconds to grab as many school supplies as they could as part of a donation from Walmart's Teacher Rewards program.
Fourteen acts competed in Friday night's third annual Eastside's Got Talent show at Eastside High School. Winners were: vocal solo category, Jasmine Green, winner, and Jessica Ugan, first runner-up; vocal group category, Micah Newton, Elise Barksdale and Monica Privette, winners, and Shawna Walker and Danysha Lameidu, first runners-up; instrumental category, Sam Potts, winner, and Solange Lord, first runner-up; and People's Choice, Jessica Ugan.
Friday and Saturday marked a milestone for hundreds of local students when Newton, Eastside, Alcovy and Social Circle high schools held their commencement exercises.
Watch streaming video of high school graduation at http://www.livestream.com/newtoncountyschools. Newton High graduates at 7 p.m. tonight, Eastside High at 10 a.m. Saturday and Alcovy at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Peachtree Academy is scheduled to open a campus in Newton County this fall on U.S. Highway 278.
Already strapped for cash, the Newton County School Board received more bad news this week, learning that the budget would take yet another large cut after the drop in the local tax digest came in at 17 percent, which amounts to more than $300,000. This came on the heels of news from the state, that the position of pre-Kindergarten registration coordinator would no longer be grant funded.
Eastside High School's 2010 valedictorian Katelyn Yeomans and salutatorian Naomi Wills have worked hard for their entire school careers to earn good grades. Although their high school years officially end Saturday, hard work still lies ahead of them as they have both chosen challenging college majors.
Alcovy High School's class of 2010 has been offered over $1.7 million in scholarships this year, according to a press release from the Newton County School System.
Seniors at Alcovy High School have just a few days left before they graduate and excitement is at an all time high at the school, and none are more excited about the prospect of four years of hard work paying off than valedictorian Zach Bowers and salutatorian Elizabeth Darazs.
Sunday was a distinctive milestone for the Class of 2010 and Piedmont Academy. The school held its 40th graduation ceremony with Headmaster Dr. Michael Rossi, the school's Board of Trustees, the school's faculty, junior class ushers and senior class mascots leading the processional to "Largo" by Handel and "Pomp and Circumstance" by Elgar - 26 graduates followed. Newton County graduates included honor graduates Christina Lynne Clark, daughter of Bob and Lisa Clark of Covington, Robyn Courtney ...
Loyola University Benjamin Page Collins of Covington received a Master of Science in nursing from the College of Social Sciences, Loyola University, New Orleans. Piedmont College Tamiko Kenyatta Fears and Elizabeth Nolan, both of Oxford, were among the 465 students receiving degrees from Piedmont College at the recent May commencement ceremonies in Demorest. Fears earned an Education Specialist degree. Nolan earned a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in early childhood education. Joseph Paul ...
For four years Brooke Wilson and Janae' Jackson have worked on a number of things. On getting good grades and scoring well on their tests and on being involved in their schools, and on Friday evening their hard work will pay off when they take the stage as valedictorian and salutatorian of Newton High School's class of 2010.
The Newton County School System paid tribute to 57 retirees Thursday night at the annual retirement dinner, honoring those who have dedicated a combined total of 1,415 years of service to the children of Newton County. Principals had a chance to thank their teachers and staff members following a catered dinner at the Turner Lake Complex. "Thank you for all ...
Social Circle High School's Valedictorian has known her co-salutatorians for years. They take most of the same classes and are in most of the same clubs. The two salutatorians know each other even better. In addition to taking the same classes and participating in the same sports, they're also identical twins.
The Newton County Board of Education unveiled their tentative budget for the Fiscal Year 2011 Tuesday night, adding back some proposed cuts and raising the millage to 20 mills. The numbers are still preliminary, as the board will hold three more budget work sessions before approving the FY11 budget at the June 15 meeting. The board also has yet to see the amount they will receive from both local and state funding and is working with ...
For the last 45 years the Newton County Rotary Club has taken great pride in honoring the top students in the county with their annual Top 10 awards and this year was no exception when the best and brightest Newton County has to offer were celebrated Monday night.
With the Newton County School System in such dire financial straights, any little bit of monetary help has been very much appreciated, and since January 2008, they have managed to apply for and receive more then $5 million in grant money to help fund different projects.