Alcovy and Newton High Schools have been named 2014 Advanced Placement Honor Schools.
Students will have the chance to meet their teachers and tour their schools before the start of the 2013-14 school year.
The Newton County School System's Pupil Transportation Department is responsible for providing eligible students with transportation to and from school and to other school related activities.
Eclan David said he is an educator who cares about students and is committed to their success. The Griffin-Spalding County middle-school principal is excited to bring his educational philosophy to the high school level as the new principal of Newton High School.
An expected increase in student lunch prices will not take place this upcoming school year, after the Georgia Department of Education gave the Newton County School System approval to maintain its prices.
Physical education programs in Newton County schools will kick into a higher gear this school year through a federal grant that will help to fund new equipment and physical education supplies. The goal is to help students get fit.
Student transportation to Newton's alternative school Ombudsman is set to continue this upcoming school year, but with only one bus stop location and a bus monitor.
Several organizations plan to host school supply drives for the community, just in time for the start of the 2013-14 school year.
A Griffin-Spalding County middle-school principal has been named the new principal of Newton High School.
The finishing touches are being put on the new Newton High School, as school administrators and staff work to make sure everything is in place before the start of the 2013-14 school year.
In the story "Local EOCT scores improve; math tough" in the Friday, July 12 edition, results for the math portions of the End-of-Course-Tests released by the Newton County School System read as though they were "averages" of students who passed.
Newton County School System high school students outperformed the state average in three areas on End of Course Tests during the 2012-13 school year, but EOCT results show that math is still a difficult subject for NCSS students, and students throughout the state.
The Newton County Board of Education has approved several annual renewable contracts for the systems' school nutrition program for the 2013-14 school year.
Newton's Board of Education has approved networking equipment for its new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program, which will be housed at the old Newton High School. However, a decision on whether to raze the old high school building is still on the table.
Working with students as a paraprofessional at Porterdale Elementary School in 1974, Debbie Gossage realized she wanted to become a teacher.
Plant lovers are invited to take one last walk around the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia with UGA horticulturalist Allan "Dr. A" Armitage at the garden's annual public open house from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13.