The children at First Presbyterian Learning Center turned into builders and architects on Friday.
Cardboard boxes were the building material of choice, and the children crafted skyscrapers, buildings and tunnels before getting to the really fun part, the demolition, according to Deana Graham, program director.
The Newton County Board of Education announced Tuesday that Dr. Craig Lockhart will be the next principal of Newton High School and will start Oct. 18. Lockhart is currently with the Bibb County School System as an associate superintendent of support services.
Amy Chambers of Covington received her Master of Education from Western Governors University. The online-non-profit university awarded over 200 graduate degrees at its semi-annual commencement ceremony held in Salt Lake City July 17.
The Newton County Board of Education is expected to approve a recommendation at their Tuesday meeting to apply for more than $29 million from the state to assist in the construction of a replacement high school for Newton High.
Several Newton County school's have received thousands of dollars in grant money - and are hoping to receive more - to help with improving instruction, equipment and facilities for career, technical and agriculture (CTAE) programs.
Despite a weakened economy, enrollment is up at Oxford College this year, while the number of students at Georgia Perimeter College's Newton campus has declined this year, as has the number of students attending public school in Newton County since this time last year.