Say no to drugs: All Piedmont Academy fifth graders graduated from the CHAMPS program on December 2. Certificates were given to the participants. Mikayla Rigsby received recognition for the first place essay, Lauren Mosley was second, and Andrew Chapko was honored for third.Deputy Pat Kennedy provided an overview of the 10-week course and Sheriff Charles Roper challenged the students to always be mindful of the importance of abstention of illegal drugs and making good decisions. The sheriff commended the students for their achievement in successfully meeting the requirements for graduation.
Time at the museum: Fourth and fifth graders from Piedmont Academy recently visited Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta. The classes completed a scavenger hunt of the museum to find interesting facts about Georgia, water, and their environment. The students also learned about the Nile River in an IMAX movie.
Opportunity: Eric Cuevas, regional recruiter for Georgia Perimeter College, and Jeff Meadors, board of education member elect, spoke to Kelly Musgrove's "Tools for Successful Learning" and "SAT Prep Class" about Dual Enrollment at GPC.
Meet the team: The Cousins Middle School Competition Cheerleading squad placed first at the NewRock League Championship on Nov. 5. The squad won both the Newton County and NewRock competitions. Top Row, Left to Right: Coach Trista Hooten-Young, Katherine Daily, Haileey Patillo, McKinlee Daraich, Madison Sauls, Rachel Bates, Jami Owenby, Autumn Aaron, and Lindsey Baker. Bottom Row: Alyssa Miller, Emily Fulmer, Emily Kessler, Delani Kitchens, Cori Rogers, Kristin Dunn, Madison Fortt, and Kailey Swinson. Not pictured: mascot, Cotton Young.
The Newton County Board of Education is taking steps to prepare for massive cuts expected for the 2011-2012 school year budget by setting a timeline for discussions leading up to the unveiling of the initial proposed budget in April.
The little court: McIntosh Trail ECDC would like to present the 2010-2011 King and Queen and their court. Sitting L-R Kaderrius Hutchings (King), Carmen Ruiz and Jamaya Anderson (Queen). Standing L-R Trinarion Griffin, Ceclia Burgess and Dalio Enriquez. The children raised a total of $1,305.30.
Parents of elementary school students have been wondering how proposed rezoning of Newton County elementary schools will affect their students. School system officials have released the boundary descriptions to let them know just that. Here are the proposed boundaries: