Newton County School System officials have decided to reopen the schools Thursday. The decision came after administrators consulted with the Newton County Emergency Management officials.
"Parents should have their children at the bus stop on time in the morning but due the combination of rerouting buses and the heavy traffic on alternative roadways, expect possible delays in both morning pickup and afternoon delivery of students," said Sherri Viniard, NCSS public relations director, in a press release.
Several students took the Criterion Reference Competency Test (CRCT) for a second time over the summer, and the percentage that passed could make a difference in their school and the Newton County School System - possibly even coming off the dreaded "Needs Improvement" list.
Faced with more reductions to their revenue, the Newton County Board of Education was forced to make more cuts to its budget in an effort to make up for approximately $6,300,000 in expected revenue that the system will not receive.
On Tuesday, August 25, Mansfield Elementary School Pre-K student, Anna Beth Bailey, attended the Reading Under the Stars hosted by First Lady Mary Perdue at the Georgia Governor's Mansion. Purdue read "Bedtime in the Jungle" by John Butler in the mansion gardens. Anna Beth made a tiger puppet to go along with the story, ate ice cream, had her face painted and played on the governor's playground.
South Salem Elementary School student, Michael Webb, his family and Candis Christopher, his teacher, were invited to meet Governor Sunny Perdue in recognition of his participation in the VSA Art Show in Washington D.C. Michael was chosen out of 120 children to represent Georgia in an art show as well as one of 11 nationwide to travel to Washington, D.C. While in Washington he attended a congressional reception at the Rayburn House and met Georgia's senators and congressmen. The invitation to visit our state's capital was an additional honor and privilege.
The DeKalb Technical College Board of Directors recently approved the closing of the Industrial Systems Technology Program at the school's Covington Campus and the merging of the Air Conditioning Technology Program at the Covington Campus with the same program at the Clarkston Campus. The move comes in the wake of current and expected state budget cuts and the consistent low enrollment of the two programs at the Covington Campus. In a memo to Dr. Teresa Resch, executive director of academic affairs for the Technical College System of Georgia, Dr. Robin Hoffman, president of DeKalb Technical College said continuing these ...
All Newton County public schools will release students early on Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18 for elementary and middle school parent conferences and high school professional learning activities.Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. with middle and high school students scheduled to depart at 1:15 p.m. Fairview Theme School will dismiss students at 12:45 p.m. and Clements Theme School students will leave at 1 p.m.
For the eighth consecutive year, the Newton High School MCJROTC program has earned national distinction as a Naval Honor Unit. This award places Newton High in the top 20 per cent of the 225 Marine Corps Junior ROTC programs in the nation.
Interfaith Cooperation in a Time of Uncertainty, a program led by Hind Makki, the outreach education and training associate for the Interfaith Youth Core, will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Tarbutton Performing Arts Center at Oxford College. The program is free and open to the public.
The kindergarten students at Fairview Elementary Theme School participated in an Umbrella Parade Friday morning in celebration of learning about the vowel "U." They each brought an umbrella from home, with decorations like Spider Man, Winnie the Pooh. Dora the Explorer and more.