Local businesses and educational partners came together Tuesday morning at the Newton College and Career Academy to celebrate as the academy was named a Ford Next Generation Learning Community.
The Newton College and Career Academy has been named a Ford Next Generation Learning Community - one of more than 15 communities in the nation, by the Ford Motor Company Fund, and the community is invited to celebrate the honor.
Newton County School System parents are invited to get more involved with the education of their children at several educational forums scheduled this fall.
On behalf of the Newton County Board of Education and administrators I extend a sincere "Welcome" to all students, parents, teachers and support staff. We are excited about the opportunities for the education of our students as they anticipate the first day of school on Monday, August 3. The mission of the Newton County Schools is to provide educational excellence for all students. Over the summer we have been preparing to meet the educational challenges ...
Employees of Rocky Plains Elementary School celebrated the school's five-year anniversary on July 24. The school opened its doors for students in 2005. The start of the 2009-2010 school year will mark the school's fifth year and faculty and staff took time to celebrate and reflect on the milestones and accomplishments they have achieved, including making AYP (Adequate Yearly ...
The Newton County School System is reminding parents of the change in transportation for students who have exercised NCLB school choice. Bus transportation is no longer being provided. NCSS will reimburse the parent/guardians of the transportation cost to and from the school of choice. Reimbursements will occur on a quarterly basis. Please call the NCSS central office at (770) 787-1330 to inform them of the school which you choose for your student. This information will ...
President Obama is planning to give a $12 billion boost to two-year colleges, and Georgia Perimeter and DeKalb Technical colleges hope they'll be on the receiving end next year.
The following students from Covington graduated from Mercer University's Tift College of Education during the College's commencement on May 23 on the University's Atlanta campus. Mercer President William D. Underwood conferred the degree. Kelly C. Henson, executive secretary of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, delivered the keynote address to the College's 281 graduates.
Sigma Alpha Lambda is proud to announce that Chelsy Giles of Covington has recently become recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at the University of Georgia. Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development and lifelong professional fulfillment. Congratulations to Chelsy Giles.
Even better in color: River of Words is a national poetry and art competition coordinated in Georgia by the Georgia Center for the Book and Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), a program of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Students in grades 4-12 were invited to create visual art or poetry that shows an understanding and appreciation of their natural environment, and specifically of their own watershed. More than 2000 entries were received in ...
Just two weeks before the start of the 2009-2010 school year, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue announced that school systems were to receive a 3 percent cut to their budget and mandated staff furloughs -leaving Newton County's school board searching for ways to make these things happen before the original start of the year for elementary school teachers.
Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley announced that Governor Sonny Perdue has called on the system to cut 3 percent from their budget and for teachers to take three unpaid furlough days in order to assist in a $900 million hole in the state's budget.
Oxford College announced today that Rev. Lyn Pace has been named chaplain for this historic campus, located on the original site of Emory University. Pace will begin his duties immediately. "Lyn brings a passion for working with students and a commitment to service," said Oxford Dean Stephen Bowen. "We are pleased to welcome him to Oxford, where service, leadership and interfaith community are so much a part of the experience. He will be ...
Nicholas DeCarlo of Covington graduated received a Bachelor of Science from Anderson University in Anderson, S.C., during commencement exercises on May 2.
Several Newton County schools failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2008-2009 school year, putting or keeping many on the Needs Improvement list. When broken down, however, the school test-taking population as a whole passed; the individual school's failures were due solely to subgroups.
The Washington Street Community Center, Main Street Covington and the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a "Back to School Block Party." July 26, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the square. The event is for students in kindergarten through middle school.
The Newton County School System has failed Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2008-2009 school year according to reports released by the Georgia Department of Education.
In a preliminary report of Adequate Yearly Progress, seven of 21 Newton County Schools failed to meet standards set by the state. Failing schools are Ficquett Elementary, Livingston Elementary, Middle Ridge Elementary, Clements Middle, Cousins Middle, Indian Creek Middle and Challenge Charter Academy.