COVINGTON — Newton County school board members broke ground Tuesday afternoon on the site for the new high school to replace the current Eastside High School. The property is located on Ga. Highway 142 near the intersection of U.S. Highway 278.
COVINGTON — Loucy Hay, Newton Education Foundation chairperson, announced the hiring of Pamela Byrd Consuegra as the Newton Education Foundation’s first director.
COVINGTON — By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education reappointed Shakila Henderson-Baker as chair and Abigail Coggin as vice-chair for 2020. They will continue to serve in that capacity through the school board’s January 2021 meetings.
CONYERS — Every year, the Georgia Department of Education releases an online survey allowing parents and guardians to offer critical feedback in regards to their child’s School Climate Star Rating.
CONYERS — The Rockdale County Branch NAACP and the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce hosted the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast bright and early Monday morning at the Rockdale Career Academy.
COVINGTON — The Newton County Chamber of Commerce hosted an informal panel Monday afternoon allowing elected officials, including the Board of Education and the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, to present their concerns to local legislators.
CONYERS — As General Ray Davis Middle School art students prepare for the ninth annual Empty Bowls Dinner, the school also extends an invitation to community residents to come make their own bowl.
COVINGTON — A group of student leaders at Oxford College is ready to help continue a program that in its inaugural year has already had an important impact on leadership education at Oxford.
CONYERS — A total of 270 students and three from the east metro area, completed the requirements for graduation from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College at the end of the 2019 fall semester.
COVINGTON — The Newton County School System will hold registration for the district’s Georgia lottery funded pre-kindergarten program during the week of Feb. 3. Parents should register their children at the elementary school they are zoned to attend next year.
COVINGTON — Fairview Elementary has been named a 2019-2020 Reward School by the Georgia Department of Education.
COVINGTON — South Salem Elementary school students and staff bade a fond farewell to Terran Newman before leaving for winter break in December as the principal announced that she would be retiring after serving more than 30 years in education.
COVINGTON — With capes and masks in hand, Fairview Elementary School teachers and administrators held an assembly Tuesday morning welcoming their little superheroes back to school after the long holiday break.
COVINGTON — Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the 2019 fall semester were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
CONYERS — As the 2019-20 school year is nearing an end, Rockdale County and Newton County seniors are making the decisions that will shape their futures. For those planning to attend a traditional four-year college or university, students and their parents are likely most concerned with cost…
CONYERS — Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in Rockdale County will have the chance to learn more about upgrading their academic futures on Jan. 16 at the Rockdale County Public Schools Advanced Academics information session.
COVINGTON — The Newton County Board of Education lost beloved long-term board member Almond Turner to a fatal shooting in late November. Now, the remaining members are responsible for appointing a new representative before the next school year.
COVINGTON — The Newton County School System is reviewing materials for an upcoming middle and high school language arts textbook adoption and would like stakeholder input.
COVINGTON — Professors, students and community stakeholders can now get a get a good look at the Oxford College lifestyle, philanthropic efforts and accomplishments as the institution reflects on 2019.
COVINGTON — The Covington Family YMCA exists “for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.” But that would be an empty promise if its services were not available to everyone in the community.
COVINGTON — The Newton County School System announced the winners of the 2019 District Literacy Days Recitation, Drama, Read Aloud and Ready Writing competitions earlier this month.
COVINGTON — Under a new partnership with The Conservation Fund, Emory University and Oxford College have made big strides toward their sustainability goals: to break down land ownership barriers through an innovative collaboration designed to support next-generation farmers across metro Atla…
COVINGTON — Despite a little chill, the Covington Police Department found time away from their busy schedules to hand out candy canes to more than 150 elementary school students at Newton County Theme School on Wednesday morning.
COVINGTON — The Rotary Club of Covington filled hundreds of stockings for local children last Saturday with its annual Empty Stocking Fund gift donation event.
CONYERS — Rockdale County Public Schools’ Title I budget and allocations for the fiscal year 2020 were presented at the Rockdale Board of Education’s monthly work session last Thursday.
COVINGTON — The honors keep coming for Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey. Recently named Georgia’s 2020 Superintendent of the Year, The School Superintendent’s Association (AASA), announced Tuesday that Fuhrey is one of four finalists for the 2020 National Superintendent of…
CONYERS — The Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families is soliciting applications for the annual John K. Morgan Community Service Scholarship and the F. William Hughey Community Service Award now until Jan. 31, 2020.
CONYERS — With Christmas just a few short days away, the Early Learning Center at the Rockdale Career Academy has provided kids with Christmas-themed activities and crafts all month long and are now celebrating with their very own Christmas Spirit Week.
COVINGTON — On Dec. 11, 295 students were admitted to Oxford College, while an additional 145 were admitted to both Oxford and Emory College, allowing the student to decide between the two campuses.
CONYERS — The Rockdale County Board of Education approved the proposed system-wide legislative priorities for 2020 at its last meeting of 2019 on Thursday, Dec. 19.
CONYERS —The Rockdale County Board of Education was recently honored by the Georgia School Boards Association with the inaugural Leading Edge Award, which highlights school districts that are leading the way in ensuring students are competitive in an ever-changing global market.
Graduation ceremonies for Newton High School's Class of 2020 will take place in Lithonia, based on a plan presented to Board of Education members Tuesday night.
The Newton County Board of Education approved a contract bid of $59 million from RA-LIN and Associates Inc. for construction of the new Eastside High School off Ga. Highway 142.
COVINGTON — The Newton County Board of Education and central office employees give a special shout out to the students from Newton County Theme School who stopped by recently to decorate the Board of Education Christmas tree. Camryn Demery, Ryan Oglesby, Brick Baker, Lawson Green and Gracie …
COVINGTON — Students at Mainstay Academy-GNETS will soon have new Chromebooks to enhance their literacy skills thanks to a $3,000 grant from Dollar General.
COVINGTON — The Newton County Board of Education met early Monday morning to discuss the final resolution for honoring late board member Almond Turner.
COVINGTON — Jarrett Mobley, a senior agricultural communication major and Ava Jane Teasely, a freshman agricultural communication major both from Covington have been selected to participate in one of the most prestigious organizations on the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College campus, the A…
CONYERS — Rockdale County Public Schools middle school students demonstrated the power of persuasive speech in the annual Middle School Oratorical Competition, founded by the Rockdale County Clerk of Superior and State Courts Ruth A. Wilson and hosted at Rockdale Career Academy on Nov. 18.
NEWTON — With so many outstanding submissions to choose from it was impossible for Newton County School System Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey to pick just one piece of artwork to feature on her official 2019 holiday card. In fact, she couldn’t even pick just two or three. Instead, 34 picture…
CONYERS — The Georgia Department of Education has released the 2019-20 Title I Distinguished Schools list, which includes General Ray Davis Middle School.
CONYERS —Rockdale County native Ambrielle August set a goal for her college experience at Kennesaw State to be fulfilling and memorable, and she has accomplished that by making a difference in many ways on and off campus.
COVINGTON — The Georgia Department of Education released the 2019-20 lists of Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) schools, along with the list of schools that made the improvements needed to exit CSI or TSI status Monday morning.
COVINGTON —More than 100 Georgia 4-H students from across the state participated in the Georgia 4-H Food Showcase on Nov. 9 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.
CONYERS — The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded a $15,146 grant to Rockdale Career Academy to enhance the mobile makerspace “Innovation Station” at RCA.
COVINGTON — The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Georgia Council for the Arts announced the recipients of the Vibrant Communities Grant and the new Cultural Facilities Grant Monday morning. Seventy-nine entities in 58 counties received more than $570,000 in funding, including Cou…
CONYERS — With a new budding partnership between Sprint and the 1Million Project Foundation, eligible Rockdale County and other metro area students can now receive free internet service and free mobile devices.