CONYERS — Arriving at Conyers First United Methodist Church before 6 a.m., the Shane’s Rib Shack Conyers team as well as volunteers from United Way, Conyers Rotary, High Priority Plumbing and other community stakeholders started to prepare for their Thursday lunch service.
Rockdale and Newton County high school students continue to show growth! Both districts Class of 2019 topped the state's graduation rate as well as the rates from 2018.
COVINGTON— Newton County School administrators and educational staff couldn’t wait any longer. The top three finalists for NCSS’ 2020 Teacher of the Year received word of their selection early Thursday morning.
TOPSoccer is the Covington Family YMCA’s new program for 6 to 18 year old athletes with physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities.
With suspense building and all the nominees holding their breath, Rockdale County Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts asked for a final drum roll before announcing Beth Withers, a special education instructor at Salem High School as the district-wide 2019 Teacher of the Year.
Sept. 19 — Newton County Schools will host a free SAT and ACT Prep sessions on Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Newton College and Career Academy. ASVAB, Accuplacer and other college preparatory information will be available.
Congratulations to the Newton County 2019-20 school-level Teachers of the Year!
The top three finalist will be picked on Sept. 24 and the winner will be announced on Oct. 3.
Sept. 24 — All three RCPS high schools will perform their 2019 show at the RCPS Marching Band Exhibition. It is free and open to the public. The show will be at Heritage High starting at 7 p.m.
How do you like your stack of pancakes? Butter or syrup?
On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Phi Omicron Zeta Youth Auxiliary invites families to attend their second annual Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's in Conyers.
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Grab a plate this Thursday at Conyers First United Methodist Church to help support Rockdale County's families who suffer form food insecurity. Plates are available to dine-in pick-up or delivery for just $12.
CONYERS — The Rockdale UGA Extension Office held its first Food and Science Festival at Pine Street Elementary Saturday morning.
Rockdale County Public Schools administrators have set the date! Groundbreaking ceremonies for J.H. House Elementary School and the RCPS Central Office Complex will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
COVINGTON — The STEM Extension Project, also known as the STEM Bus, is a project conducted within the STEM Institute at the Newton College and Career Academy.
CONYERS — Over the past week, many community organizations, businesses and schools paid respect to the men and women who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
COVINGTON — The National Beta Club has announced that Porterdale Elementary School is a 2019 National Beta School of Merit.
COVINGTON — On Sept. 11, 2001, more than 400 New York emergency workers sacrificed their lives fighting to save 6,000 others.
Congratulations to General Ray Davis Middle School students Elizabeth Goodloe and Elizabeth Abdulkhader for being in the nation's top 300 in the Broadcom Masters national STEM Competition.
It has been 18 years since the 9/11 attacks in new York and Washington, D.C. To show honor, Rockdale County and Newton County schools will both host special recognitions this week for the local men and women who fight to protect our families everyday.
The first day to apply for need-based college grants through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is October 1...and the sooner students turn in their application, the better.
Newton County School System recently announced that 111 students earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams during the 2018-2019 school year. Congratulations to the students and all their hard work!
Metro Atlanta and surrounding area McDonald's owners and operators are giving local teachers the opportunity to earn an educational grant up to $20,000. Teachers and programmers have until Oct. 25 to apply at www.goldengrants.com
An A+ to all Georgia K-12 students! A report released by Education Week ranked Georgia's K-12 achievement score at No. 13 in the nation.
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The 2019 Arrogressive 5K Run/Walk will be held at the International Horse Park on Oct. 12. Registration is available online for $30 until Sept. 30 All proceeds will benefit Rockdale Emergency Relief and Educational Next Level Funding.
CONYERS — Rockdale County Public Schools will host a learning opportunity for parents, as well as teens ages 11 to 17, on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Rockdale Career Academy.
COVINGTON — The Newton County School System administration has asked for parent and stakeholder input in setting the 2020-21 school year calendar.
CONYERS — In July 2018, the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia (KPGA) funded the Georgia College Advising Corps (GCAC) with a grant of $75,000.
COVINGTON — The Eastside High School FFA chapter was recently recognized by the National FFA Organization as a 2019 2-Star Chapter. The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization.
The Office of Governor Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Education's State Superintendent Richard Woods will organize a Citizen Review Committee as well as allow public access to surveys in regards to Georgia's Standards of Excellence (ELA and Mathematics) going into the fall.
General Ray Davis Middle School students gave back to the community by hosting this month's Great peanut butter and jelly drive. All items collected will be distributed to families at Phoenix Pass and the Rockdale Emergency Relief food pantry.
CONYERS — At Rockdale County’s last Board of Education meeting, members approved Lindsay, Pope, Brayfield, Clifford and Associates Inc. of Lawrenceville as the architect of choice for the Central Office Complex project.
COVINGTON — The Covington Elks Lodge ihas announced competition opportunities available for younger students in the Newton-Rockdale County area.
CONYERS — Zora Duncan, a graduate of Rockdale County High School, was one of 23 total recipients of the Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship.
CONYERS — The Rockdale Youth Leadership program is accepting applications until Sept. 5 from high school sophomores aspiring to lead and share their passion for serving the community.
Dedication, drive and passion! The three finalists for Rockdale County's Teacher of the Year received a surprise visit from RCPS administrators Tuesday morning.
COVINGTON — Teachers and students across the state are invited to explore Georgia’s wildlife and students’ artistic interests through the 30th annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.
CONYERS — Tiptoeing down the hallways, Rockdale County Public Schools administrators and Board of Education members made surprise classroom visits Tuesday morning to the three 2019-20 Teacher of the Year finalists.
COVINGTON — The National Beta Club has announced that Oak Hill Elementary School is a 2019 National Beta School of Merit. The school earned this recognition by offering National Beta to all eligible grades on their campus.
Newton County School district has earned another source of accreditation from the AdvancED Global Commission.
CONYERS — The Rockdale County UGA Cooperative Extension Office will host the first Rockdale County Food and Science Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Pine Street Elementary School, 500 Sigman Road, Conyers.
COVINGTON— Covington Elks Lodge is proud to announce two scholarship opportunities available for students in the Newton-Rockdale County area.
Need to cater an event but don't know where to start? Emory Catering at Oxford College proved its capability at their first Catering Expo Thursday afternoon at Oxford Dining Hall. Guests were able to sample a variety of small plates as well as meet the chefs and vendors.
CONYERS — Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts requested the approval of several school fundraisers for the second semester at last week’s Board of Education work session.
Rockdale County announced their 2019-20 Teachers of the Year last week. A teacher was selected at each Rockdale County School including Open Campus and the Rockdale Career Academy. The teachers will be honored at a special ceremony on Sept. 17.
CONYERS— State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking middle and high school students to serve on his 2019-20 Student Advisory Council. These students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom, along with other issues related to educ…
COVINGTON— Did you have a teacher who continuously exceeded their job expectations and went over and beyond for not just you, but all of his/her students? Isn't it time they earned a little more recognition?
ATLANTA – The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water District) is calling for metro Atlanta students, including Rockdale County students, in grades 6-8 to enter its 18th annual Water Essay Contest.
Aug. 22 — Rockdale County Schools will host its annual elementary school Curriculum Night on Aug. 22. Parents will need to contact their child’s school for Curriculum Night hours. For more information, www.rockdaleschools.org/schools.
COVINGTON— The Newton County School System’s Office of Public Relations has received five national awards for publications from the National School Public Relations Association, including two top Awards of Excellence.