CONYERS – Georgia Milestones test scores for 2020-2021 were released recently for Rockdale County Public Schools and the state. It is important to note these scores should be interpreted in context due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and year-to-year comparisons should not be made for school- and …
CONYERS — Two graduates of Rockdale County high schools are among 15 students from 11 states receiving scholarships totaling $40,000 from the Education Theatre Association (EdTA). The scholarships are available to members of the International Thespian Society, an honor society for high schoo…
COVINGTON — Determination and resilience are the qualities that mark the Alcovy High School Class of 2021, according to Alcovy High Principal Dr. Kristopher Williams.
CONYERS — The Rockdale County High School Class of 2021 has earned the title of “The Most Challenged Class” in the history of the school, according to Principal Dr. Eldridge Powell.
CONYERS — Nine outstanding students pursuing healthcare careers in Rockdale and Newton County schools are recipients of the 2021 Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation (KCAF) Healthcare Scholarship.
Newton County students who have been participating in in-person instruction will not return to the classroom on Jan. 11 as originally planned.
COVINGTON — Newton County School System students and staff have once again stepped up to the plate to help the local community by collecting food for those in need. During the school system’s annual Can-A-Thon, a total of 16,407 items of food was collected.
Georgia’s top school official aims to make year-end standardized tests count “essentially zero” toward students’ final grades in the 2020-21 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A seventh-grade mathematics teacher at Liberty Middle School resigned on Sept. 3 after he was arrested on Aug. 28 and charged with child molestation and computer or electronic pornography.
The awards keep coming for South Salem Elementary School media specialist Meghen Bassel.
Newton County School System elementary students brought home the hardware from the 2020 Georgia College K-5 State Science and Engineering Fair.
CONYERS — Sarah Burkey, a senior at Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, is one of eight First Place winners in the 58th National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, the premier showcase for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) research by high school students.
COVINGTON — The Gwinnett-Newton-Rockdale Health Department notified the Newton County School System on Wednesday that a second employee of the district, who works at Clements Middle School, has tested positive for COVID-19.
COVINGTON — Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order Monday afternoon mandating that all Georgia schools — elementary, secondary and post-secondary — would be closed until March 31 as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, leaving many parents scrambling to find child care services that may not…
CONYERS — With COVID-19 bringing school operations to an unexpected halt, school systems throughout the state are scrambling to find ways to provide meals to students who might go hungry without school-provided breakfast and lunch.
COVINGTON — Starting Monday, March 16, the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia and Metro Atlanta have closed all operating clubs due to the coronavirus outbreak.
CONYERS — Young Americans Christian School in Conyers, Piedmont Academy in Monticello and Peachtree Academy in Covington have announced school closures.
COVINGTON —At the Covington Elk Lodge's annual Youth Night Award ceremony, the Lodge presented the J.W. Rutledge Educational Award to the organization “Gentlemen in the Making," a young mens’ club at Eastside High School.
CONYERS — Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts announced Tuesday that all RCPS schools and offices will remain closed until after Spring Break and will plan to reopen April 13.
COVINGTON -- As a result of the recent confirmation of a COVID-19 diagnosis in the school system, all Newton County Schools will be closed for at least 10 school days.
COVINGTON — Several Newton County School System students won big at the recent Georgia Council for the Social Studies 2020 Regional Fair at the University of North Georgia/Gainesville Campus.
COVINGTON — South Salem Elementary School media specialist Meghen Bassel is Newton County School System’s 2020 Media Specialist of the Year.
CONYERS — The Rockdale County UGA Extension Office, in conjunction with the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners and Rockdale County Public Schools, is hosting the Teen B.E.A.M.S. event at the Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive SW on Thursday, March 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
With the risk of COVID-19 spreading beyond healthcare facilities and entering Georgia’s schools, universities and other young, populated areas, State Superintendent Richard Woods released a statement Tuesday morning after Fulton County Schools decided to shut down all district campuses as a …
COVINGTON — Piedmont Academy’s literary team recently competed at the GISA Region competition held at East Georgia State College in Swainsboro.
CONYERS — For the past year, Rockdale County Public Schools Chief Human Resources Officer Dr. Kim McDermon has made it a top priority to produce a stronger teacher workforce and retention rate, combatting against state and national level data.
CONYERS — Diagrams, presentations, essays and more. Rockdale County elementary school students put their various projects on display Thursday night as part of the district’s Program Challenge quarterly showcase.
CONYERS — The recent resignation of Katrina McCollum-Young, chairwoman of the Rockdale County Board of Education, has created an opening that will be filled by appointment by Rockdale County Chief Superior Court Judge David Irwin.
COVINGTON — Literacy is definitely on the move in Newton County as the Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence was recently awarded a $10,000 Golden Grant from McDonald’s of Greater Atlanta to provide additional support to the Newton County School System’s mobile Book Bus program.
CONYERS — On Thursday, Feb. 27, the Rockdale County Public Schools Fine Arts Department, Conyers Rockdale Council of the Arts, the city of Conyers and Piedmont Rockdale Hospital hosted the fifth annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival Rockdale Student Photography Showcase at the hospital.
COVINGTON — The Newton County School System recently announced that the Dart Foundation awarded approximately $14,000 in grants to three schools — Cousins Middle School, Newton College & Career Academy and RISE Academy.
COVINGTON — Twelve Newton County high school students have been named semi-finalists for the 2020 Governor’s Honors Program.
COVINGTON— After two cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Fulton County and confirmed by Gov. Brian Kemp Monday night, Newton County Public Schools Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey offered reassurance to parents, families and other stakeholders addressing district-wide pandemic…
COVINGTON — Newton County Schools announced the appointment of Lenise Bostic as the new principal of South Salem Elementary School on Friday.
CONYERS — After two cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported in Fulton County and confirmed by Gov. Brian Kemp Monday night, Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts offered reassurance to parents, families and other stakeholders addressing district-wide pandemi…
COVINGTON — Newton County Board of Education Chairwoman Shakila Henderson-Baker announced Tuesday night that the board will not appoint a member to the 4th District seat to succeed the late Almond Turner.
COVINGTON — With the school year creeping to an end, Newton County high schools have announced the Class of 2020 valedictorians and salutorians.
COVINGTON —J’Havel Allen of Veterans Memorial Middle School and James Wilson of Newton College & Career Academy were recently recognized as Newton County School’s 2020 Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Students of the year.
CONYERS — On Feb. 18, Congressman Hank Johnson announced his office nominated 20 students to attend one of four U.S. Service Academies: Military Academy (West Point), Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy and the ROTC Congressional Scholarship Initiative.
COVINGTON — The Newton County School System was well represented at the recent Griffin RESA (Regional Educational Service Agency) 2019 Regional Literacy Days Poetry Recitation, Ready Writing and Drama Competition as 14 students brought home awards.
COVINGTON — Congressman Jody Hice invites all high school students throughout the 10th District to participate in the 2020 Congressional Art Competition.