COVINGTON — Newton County principals at almost all 24 campuses received special visitors Tuesday morning. The Newton County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Newton County School district asked community stakeholders if they would like to act as “Principal for a Day” in order to ga…
CONYERS — Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, 19 Rockdale County Public School stakeholders participated in a Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training course.
COVINGTON — Snapping Shoals EMC recently awarded $18,000 in grants to Newton County School System teachers through the co-op’s Bright Ideas program. The grants are designed to help teachers who wish to extend educational opportunities and activities for students by developing student interes…
COVINGTON — At Newton County Board of Education's next work session, board members have few but very important topics on the agenda.
CONYERS — The graduation rate for students involved in Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs has risen to 96.54 percent in Georgia. This rate – which applies to students who complete a Career Pathway – exceeds the statewide graduation rate by 14.54 percentage points.
Two Rockdale County Public Schools eighth-grade students embarked on a life-changing journey as the district’s newest cohort of REACH Georgia Scholars – Estephanie Guzman of Memorial Middle School and Saidah Hoyte of Edwards Middle School.
COVINGTON — Georgia students’ scores on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) were on par with the national average and stayed steady compared to 2017, the last time the assessment was administered.
CONYERS — Rockdale Soil and Water Conservation District Chairman Kenny Johnson recently secured garden beds for the “Magnet Green Team” at Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.
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 less fortunate. During the school system’s annual Can-A-Thon, a total of 18,556 items of food were collected.
COVINGTON —Heard-Mixon Elementary School fourth-graders Chase Cowan and Emmanuel Rangel know a thing or two about fire safety — and they put their tips in the form of artwork and submitted them to the statewide Fire Safety Tips Calendar Poster Contest sponsored by the Georgia Insurance and S…
COVINGTON — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office has identified and charged a juvenile suspect with making terroristic threats and giving false information after a threat was made on social media against Liberty Middle School on Oct. 28-29.
CONYERS — The number of students who took the ACT as well as the district averages in Rockdale and Newton counties declined slightly, according to scores released by the Georgia Department of Education Wednesday morning.
MONTICELLO — Piedmont Academy celebrated their present and past Homecoming courts on Friday as they challenged the Wildcats of Flint River Academy.
Shoal Creek Elementary School students returned to school Tuesday morning after the campus closed Monday due to a recommendation by the Rockdale County Health Department.
MONTICELLO — The Piedmont Academy Robotics team finished in first place in the robotics game portion of the Georgia BEST Robotics Competition held on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Clarkston campus of Georgia State University.
CONYERS — Heritage High School students celebrated Homecoming 2019 observing Spirit Week Oct. 21-25, presentation of the Homecoming Court and announcement of Homecoming Royalty during the football game on Oct. 25 and Homecoming Dance with the theme “Golden Gala” on Oct. 26.
COVINGTON —The Covington Elks Lodge donated red ribbons to each Newton County elementary school to celebrate national Red Ribbon Week and to promote drug awareness in the Covington community.
CONYERS — This year General Ray Davis social studies teacher Sheila Hamler collaborated with art instructor Katy King as part of her community outreach project for the 2019-20 school year. This conjunction has resulted in a school-wide blanket collection and class participation to benefit th…
COVINGTON —Pre-kindergarten students at East Newton Elementary School received a special treat recently when Dave Belton, District 112 representative for the Georgia House of Representatives, stopped by to spend some time with the students.
COVINGTON — To recognize the National School Lunch Program, serving 30 million children each day, the Newton County School System celebrated National School Lunch Week from Oct. 14-18.
Machinists are the foundation in building strong manufacturing and that there is a need to bring awareness about the career opportunities available for skilled machinists.
CONYERS — Rockdale County Public Schools educators were recently named winners in the 13th annual Snapping Shoals EMC Bright Ideas Mini-Grants for their projects enriching student learning.
COVINGTON — The Covington chapter of Phi Omicron Zeta will host a free scholarship essay writing seminar for high school juniors and seniors on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Newton High School.
Every year, the Conyers Civic League donates a student dictionary to every Rockdale County third-grader as part of their philanthropic mission.
CONYERS — Four Rockdale County Public Schools students are among the top performers recognized this year in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Parents and students are invited to learn more about Dual Enrollment opportunities and eligibility at the Rockdale County Public Schools Dual Enrollment information session on October 24 at the Rockdale Career Academy.
The first information session will take place 6-6:30 p.m. with a repeated session at 7–7:30 p.m.
CONYERS — Jackson Charitable Foundation, the charitable-giving arm of Jackson National Life Insurance Company, recently made a $1 million contribution to Ramsey Education to sponsor their “Foundations in Personal Finance” curriculum in 500 high schools across the country for the 2019-20 scho…
CONYERS — Over the fall break, General Ray Davis Middle School had five students place in the annual Jimmy Carter Plains Peanut Festival Postcard Contest. Four of the five students journeyed down to Plains last weekend to receive their medals, certificates and photos with former President Ji…
COVINGTON – When compared to results from 2018-19, the state of Georgia, Newton County and Rockdale County schools saw a general decrease this year in composite as well as individual math and evidence-based reading and writing SAT scores.
Flint Hill Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Dr. Shannon Price is Newton County School System’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.
CONYERS — The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners held its annual Student Shadow Day at various departments throughout the county on Thursday.
COVINGTON — Peachtree Academy’s Eco Club and Volunteer Oxford at Oxford College were two out of 25 total organizations to participate in Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful’s annual Rivers Alive event held this past Saturday.
CONYERS — Rockdale County Public Schools will hold important Open House nights during October and November for the 2020-21 School Specialty and Choice programs.
COVINGTON — Manny Collins, a senior at Newton County High School, spent five weeks this summer discovering the responsibilities and benefits that come with being employed.
COVINGTON — For the third consecutive year, Newton County School System Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey is one of four finalists for Georgia Superintendent of the Year.
CONYERS —Rockdale County Public Schools School Nutrition was recently awarded a Golden Radish Award for its involvement in farm to school programming.
CONYERS — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta recently announced its 2019-20 Youth of the Year winners from local clubs throughout the metro area.
CONYERS — Rockdale County Public Schools administrators, staff, elected officials and community stakeholders held a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday evening for the soon to be RCPS Central Office Campus.
CONYERS — ”Our current campus will always have a special place in my heart; however, I must admit I am very excited to see how our school will evolve into something extraordinary as Pine Street Elementary did,” said Kim Melly, principal of J.H. House Elementary at Tuesday’s groundbreaking ce…
Newton County Schools have been serving delicious and nutritious meals to our students for as long as we can remember, but 2019 marks the sixth consecutive year of earning the Golden Radish Award from Georgia Organics.
COVINGTON — With a cool breeze and anticipation in the air, the Eastside Homecoming court made its grand entrance at Homer Sharp Stadium Friday night during the Eastside and North Clayton football game.
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.