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.
Throughout October, signs in NCSS cafeterias will highlight locally grown fruits and vegetables that are offered to students at various times during the school year.
Children, parents, and business and community leaders will join together to celebrate after-school programing at an upcoming rally.
You can help three of Newton County's schools win up to $20,000 by voting for their video entries in the Big Lots "Lots2Give" program, or by donating money while shopping at Big Lots.
Second Semester Fourth grade All A's: Esther Adewumi, Sydney Brown, Jonathon Custer, Jordan Green, Leianice Heron, Kayla Jenkins, Autumn Milford, Katelyn Milligan, Charlie Nelson, Brennen Reilly, Rafael Soria, Shelby Stallings and Allison Stamatellos. Fourth grade All A/B's: Nichole Beaver, Tyler Blake, Emmaley Brown, Abigail Chavez, Katelyn Costanza, Trista Crumbley, Zaria Curry, William Day, Scott Escatel, Abbie Farino, Stohnii George, Clark Hanson, TJ Hardley, Jevonte Henry, Megan Hinzman, McKenzie Hollingshed, Jaydon Hudson, Daylan ...
Fourth grade All A's: Ally Arp, Jada Harrison, Ray Holt, Chapman Jordan, Dylan Kearney, Kadie Methvin, Lillian Oftedal, Jett Rawls, Mya Thomas and Josie Volkart. Fourth grade All A/B's: Anna Bates, Hailee Bell, Raven Branch, Cameron Callaway, Zack Cason, David Castillo, Jonathan Dennard, Madison DeRosa, Kaila Gatt, Erek Graham, Aryanna Mays, Otto McConico, Rebekah Mull, Layla Musgrove, Jayden Oats, Chase Osborn, Austin Plunkett, Halei Reid, Cole Rowland, Mynek Royalston, Chyanne Smith, Alexus Stevenson and Carlie ...
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.