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Kindergarten roundup dates announced

Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round?Up during the week of March 9 -12. Children must be 5-years-old by September 1 (child must have been born on or before September 1, 2004) to register for the 2008?2009 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children. At the time of registration, parents must provide their child's social security card, certified birth certificate, immunization record form #3231, and hearing, vision and dental screening record form #3300. If needed, hearing and vision screening ...

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

Newton County schools announce Pre-K registration dates

Parents wishing to register their children for Newton County School System's Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K program should mark their calendars for the week of February 23 - March 4, 2009. The school

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

Eastside High School named 2008 Georgia School of Excellence

Only 26 of these flags are flying statewide and of those 26, only nine are flying on Georgia high school campuses. It's the flag marking the 2008 Georgia Schools of Excellence. And Eastside High School is one of them!

On January 23, 2009, Eastside High School was officially recognized as a 2008 Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement at the Georgia Department

February 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

Martin Luther King Jr.'s nephew speaks at Newton High

 Newton High School kicked off its Black History Month celebrations by hosting Isaac Newton Farris Jr., the nephew of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

February 04, 2009 | Tisa Smart Washington | Education

Jan. Students of the month

Ficquett Elementary School

February 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

Nov/Dec. Students of the Month


February 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

How to spell C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N

The hush among the crowd parents, teachers and well-wishers was deafening as middle school students Jeremy Walton and Gaby Collantes stood side by side on the stage of Eastside High School to battle it out for the title of countywide spelling bee champion. After correctly spelling both "nubby" – which Walton misspelled – and "orchid," Collantes, a Veterans Memorial seventh grader, nabbed the title of Newton County spelling bee champion.

February 01, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education

College Honors

Central Michigan

February 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

Suspension policy tabled for further discussion

 A proposal to change the Newton County School System's suspension policy was tabled last week so that board members could discuss the recommended changes more thoroughly.

January 30, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education

local graduates

Danielle Latasha Russell of Covington recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film and television. Samford University graduated 265 seniors during fall commencement Dec. 13. Among those graduating was James Whitlow Richardson of Covington with a Bachelor of Science in business administration.

January 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

Registration Open For April 4 ACT Test

The next ACT achievement test will be administered on April 4. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register by Feb. 27. Late registration deadline is available Feb. 28 - March 13 for an extra fee. Students may register online at, or pick up registration forms from high school counseling offices.

January 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

New elementary school named

Newton County's newest elementary school officially has a name - Live Oak Elementary School. The Newton County Board of Education approved Jan. 20 the measure to name elementary school No. 14, which is located on Kirkland Road.

January 22, 2009 | Tisa Smart Washington | Education

Veteran, newcomer sworn in as BOE members

 Newton County Board of Education Chairman Almond Turner and new council member Eddie Johnson were sworn in at the board's Jan. 13 meeting.

January 15, 2009 | Tisa Smart Washington | Education

BOE swears in veteran, newcomer

Newton County Board of Education Chairman Almond Turner and new councilmember Eddie Johnson were sworn in at the board's Jan. 13 meeting.

Turner, who has been a member of the board since 2000, ran unopposed in last year's general election for the Dist. 4 seat. Johnson, a former NCSS bus driver and phone company manager, defeated 12-year veteran Rickie Corley for the Dist. 2 seat in the Nov. 4 election.

January 13, 2009 | Tisa Smart Washington | Education

School Spotlight: NHS Ram Rewards Card

One of Dr. Roderick Sams' first objectives when he took the helms at Newton High School was to

January 13, 2009 | By Sherri Viniard Newton County Schools | Education

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