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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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CONYERS —Rockdale County Public Schools School Nutrition was recently awarded a Golden Radish Award for its involvement in farm to school programming.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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