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COVINGTON — Several Emory departments teamed up for the annual “Don’t Dump It, Donate It” campaign at the end of the academic year, with more than 87 tons of items being collected for resale or donation rather than going to a landfill.

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The Rockdale County Board will host one more public meeting before adopting the proposed millage rate .20 mills less than last year's. 

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COVINGTON — With students expected to head back in just three short weeks, Newton County Schools have announced the days and times when parents may register their student at the school he or she is zoned for.

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CONYERS — Congressman Hank Johnson is inviting both middle and high school students who live or attend a school in the Fourth Congressional District to demonstrate their technology skills by developing a mobile application or game.

COVINGTON — Based on the recommendation of State School Superintendent Richard Woods, the State Board of Education has approved standards for agricultural education courses in kindergarten through fifth grade.

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Rockdale County students will have the opportunity to attend their designated open house and several community school supply drives before heading back to school on Monday, July 29.

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At their last meeting, the Rockdale County Board of Education approved of several purchases and program renewals that had a financial impact of more than $1.7 million dollars.

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After reviewing guidelines provided by the Georgia Department of Education, the Newton County School System has identified four schools as potentially eligible to receive students whose parents wish to transfer their child under the provisions of House Bill 251.

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COVINGTON — Newton County School System is one of only two districts in not only Georgia but also the Southern region to earn the designation as a “No Place For Hate” system by the Anti-Defamation League as each school in the district participates in the program.

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Oxford College students in the Global Connections program spent part of their summer in New York City to immerse themselves in the variety of art culture the city has to offer.

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Georgia State's Perimeter Newton Campus introduced the Academic Community Engagement program in 2018. Since then, students have uncovered statistics and facts including the effect of the local poverty rate and how many families suffer from food instability. 

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Each year Rockdale County will partner with a community organization during the back to school season. This year, they will partner with Salem Christian Church to host a back to school bash for residents. The community event will be held Saturday, July 13.

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COVINGTON— McLeRoy Inc. of Zebulon was unanimously selected as the site contractor for Eastside High School during the Newton County Board of Education's Tuesday work session. 

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CONYERS — Fun in the Sun, Real LIVE Math and Art Around the World are just a few of the summer studies that were offered at the General Ray Davis Middle School’s Enrichment and Exploration Camp.

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No, Ty Pennington won't be moving a bus but the music program at Cousins Middle School will return to a brand-new room in the fall thanks to the School Crashers Program with the Georgia United Credit Union .

CONYERS — The Rockdale County Public Schools Office of Professional Learning will promote and sustain engaging and ongoing research-based practices to foster employee effectiveness, including TKES/LKES training for evaluation purposes.

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CONYERS — Rockdale County Public Schools and Bread of Life Development Ministries have teamed up once again to offer their annual “Be Bright, Eat Right Rockdale” Summer Feeding Program to ensure Rockdale County’s children receive healthy, balanced and delicious meals throughout the summer.

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CONYERS— All Rockdale County students entering grades six-12 for the 2019-20 school year are required to complete a summer reading assignment.

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COVINGTON — Newton High School’s 2019 Class President Carly McBryde affirmed during Saturday’s commencement exercises that her 560-plus fellow graduates are “ready for anything and everything.”

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COVINGTON — Eastside’s Class of 2019 sat together one last time at their graduation ceremony at Springfield Baptist Church Saturday afternoon.

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Newton County Theme School eighth-grader Gracie Bates performed in the Middle School All-State Chorus while Eastside High School sophomore David Castillo and Alcovy High School sophomore, Jayden Simmons both performed in the High School All-State Chorus. 

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A student from Conyers received a $3,000 scholarship from the UPS Educational Endowment Fund for the current academic year.

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As students count down the final days of the 2018-19 school year, the Heritage High School Patriot Players celebrated graduating seniors with a special lunch Wednesday afternoon.

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