CONYERS — On Feb. 18, Congressman Hank Johnson announced his office nominated 20 students to attend a U.S. Service Academy: Military Academy (West Point), Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy and the ROTC Congressional Scholarship Initiative.
COVINGTON — Twelve Newton County high school students have been named semi-finalists for the 2020 Governor’s Honors Program.
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.
COVINGTON — The seniors in Catherine Sikes’ anatomy and physiology class at Piedmont Academy have been working on a Hematology/Blood unit and students got to test their blood types using field blood typing kits.
CONYERS — Reinhardt University announced the students who earned recognition of being placed on the Fall 2019 Dean’s and President’s Lists.
COVINGTON — Reinhardt University recently announced the students who earned recognition of being placed on the Fall 2019 Dean’s and President’s Lists.
COVINGTON — Art students from Eastside High School, under the guidance of educator Leslie Welborn, created a monumental painting in honor of Black History Month. This 9-foot artwork was unveiled during Eastside High School’s annual Black History Month production Thursday, Feb. 13.
COVINGTON — The Newton County School System and the Kiwanis Club of Covington celebrated the 2020 STAR Students and STAR Teachers at a luncheon Thursday afternoon.
COVINGTON —Newton College & Career Academy culinary arts instructor Scott Quinlan was recently named the 2019 Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education’s New Teacher of the Year.
CONYERS — Several student-athletes were celebrated for their individual and team titles earned at the Georgia Special Olympics State Indoor Games at the Rockdale County Board of Education meeting held last Thursday.
CONYERS — The Georgia Public Broadcasting PBS KIDS Writers Contest is open between now and March 20 for all eligible Georgia students.
CONYERS —After serving 12 years on the Rockdale Board of Education, Thursday night was Chairwoman Katrina McCollum-Young’s bittersweet and final BOE meeting.
CONYERS —The ninth annual Empty Bowls Dinner at General Ray Davis Middle School was held Thursday, Feb. 13, in effort to collect funds and canned goods for the Rockdale Emergency Relief Fund.
COVINGTON — Newton County School System students won big at the recent Griffin RESA Regional Science Fair, as 30 students brought home awards from the competition. NCSS students competed against fellow students from Butts, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Pike, Spalding and Upson counties.
CONYERS — For the first time in Rockdale County Schools history, the title of Rockdale County STAR Student was shared by two recipients.
COVINGTON — Newton County Theme School’s math team took home top honors in the Division I (smaller schools) 2020 Regional Middle School Math Contest held at Griffin Regional Educational Service Agency.
CONYERS — The Rockdale County Board of Education plans to adopt a memorandum of understanding with Georgia Military College at its next session Thursday night in order to bring college opportunities directly to Rockdale County.
COVINGTON — Newton County School System high school students fared well at the recent 2020 Regional High School Math Contest held at Griffin Regional Educational Service Agency.
CONYERS — Every student at Flint Hill Elementary School who needs a hot meal will have one thanks to support from Perimeter Roofing as the company’s foundation, Perimeter Cares, recently paid off all of the school’s student lunch debt.
COVINGTON — All three Newton County School System high schools — Alcovy, Eastside and Newton — have been named 2020 Advanced Placement Honor Schools by Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods.
CONYERS — The Rockdale County Board of Education reviewed the possibility of installing emergency panic button systems district-wide at its work session Thursday night.
CONYERS — On Saturday, Feb. 1, students from Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology won the Southern Stingray Bowl, a regional ocean science academic competition that is part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB).
COVINGTON — The Providence Classical Christian School in Oxford recently received a $500 grant from local nonprofit LivelikeAlyssa to plant a garden.
COVINGTON — When Middle Ridge Elementary School fifth-grader Ethan Lee stepped on the stage at Porter Performing Arts Center, he was determined not to let history repeat itself.
CONYERS — Four Rockdale Magnet School seniors will be heading to Los Angeles to participate in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair for the week of May 10-15.
COVINGTON — Do you have a desire to teach? Do you have a teaching degree? Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Newton County School System has the answer.
COVINGTON — The STEM Institute at Newton College & Career Academy and the Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School are both accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.
CONYERS — U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced Tuesday morning the opening of this year’s Congressional Arts Competition for all high school students who reside or attend a school in Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District (Rockdale, Newton, Gwinnett and DeKalb.)
CONYERS — More than 210 student researchers in middle and high school competed with their science and engineering projects in 23 different categories at the Rockdale Regional Science and Engineering Fair, held Jan. 24.
COVINGTON — Eddie Johnson, representative for District 2 on the Newton County Board of Education, announced his candidacy on Friday, hoping to serve on the board for a fourth consecutive term.
CONYERS — The Citizens Progressive Club of Rockdale County is gearing up for an event to preserve and showcase memorabilia from the former J.P. Carr School, which served as the county’s black school from 1955 through 1969 prior to desegregation.
COVINGTON — After winter break, the Piedmont Academy FFA Chapter kicked 2020 off with a chapter meeting at The FFA Camp located in Covington.
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.