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.
Five Georgia Piedmont Technical College students are among 20 students, from across the U.S., recently awarded the Clifford H. "Ted" Rees Jr. Scholarship from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute - a national organization of industry organizations.
Georgia's 2013 Fire Safety Calendar will feature artwork from three Heard-Mixon Elementary School students. Although students from 65 schools from across the state participated, Heard-Mixon fifth-graders Sarah Kessler, Zachary MacFarlane, and Shernylah Simmons won three of the 13 spots on the Statewide Fire Safety Tips Calendar. The contest is sponsored by the Georgia Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner and the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association.
Monty's Plant Food Company, a Louisville, Ky.-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture industry, is now accepting applications from Georgia students for four $1,000 college scholarships. The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.
Middle Ridge Elementary School Principal Alan Satterfield will move into the position of Director of Special Education the in central office, following the retirement of current director Sarah West. The Newton County Board of Education voted unanimously at their last meeting to approve Satterfield for the position. He will remain at MRES until Jan. 2. Superintendent Gary Mathews said in an email that he hoped the position of principal at MRES would be filled prior ...
An accident in scheduling during high school turned into national honor and recognition for Josie Stamps, a member of the Newton County Future Farmers of America Chapter.
In my last article, I spoke about students assuming ownership of their learning. Research literature calls this "student agency." Even though this is a simple concept, it is difficult for most teachers to implement because it involves giving students a voice over what happens in their class. Traditional classroom practices usually involve the teacher making all the decisions for the student. Whereas, with a student-centered classroom, students are allowed to make some decisions as to ...
The Newton County Board of Education's Christmas tree looks a little brighter after students came over Thursday morning to decorate. Third, fourth and fifth-grade students from Ficquett Theme School helped put ornaments, made from local students, on the BOE's tree. (Above) Star Baker carefully places an ornament on the Christmas tree located in the BOE's waiting area. (Right) Aeneas McLean, Baker and Carllolin Meakins.
All three of Newton County School System's high schools improved their scores and the system topped the state average on the Georgia High School Writing Test in 2012.
Since Newton County School Superintendent Gary Mathews announced his plans to retire June 30, the Newton County Board of Education now has to decide how to move forward in the search for his replacement.
Newton County School Superintendent Gary Mathews announced Wednesday that he plans to retire June 30, 2013 -the end of the school system's fiscal year - after fulfilling his three-year contract with the NCSS.
The holidays are just around the corner. Many of the gifts children in the Covington area will receive are tech-toys. Computers, video games, cell phones - all electronic gadgets are ubiquitous in our lives and the lives of our children, but we should strive to keep them focused on their education, rather than busily distracted.
Editor's Note: The following article is written by Gunner Jackson, an 11-year-old student at Flint Hill Elementary School.
A discussion of an upcoming education Special Local Option Sales Tax referendum turned contentious between Newton County School Board members at a recent work session.
Newton County EMT Michael Spivey spoke to students at the Newton College and Career academy Wednesday about emergency tactics and his own personal experiences.
Two Newton County School System (NCSS) schools will host parent informational meetings this week regarding new Flexible Learning Programs being offered at school. Schools identified by the Georgia Department of Education as Priority, Focus and Alert Schools must implement specific programs and interventions to assist students in improving their academic performance. Both Live Oak Elementary and West Newton Elementary are currently identified as Focus Schools.