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Charter school to close after this year

Challenge Charter Academy will close at the end of this school year.

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Georgia first lady visits South Salem

First lady Sandra Deal and Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning Commissioner Bobby Cagle visited South Salem Elementary School.

Schools won't be rezoned this year

The Newton County Board of Education is not expected to rezone its schools this year.

Newton County students headed to state science fair

A dozen Newton County science fair projects will compete at the state level next month.

Hightower Elementary School — Honor Roll

Hightower Elementary School — Honor Roll (2012-2013)

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Piedmont students study physical science

Middle school students at Piedmont Academy recently made styrofoam cars to illustrate velocity and momentum.

Newton students to get early release day, winter break

Newton County students will get a break from school beginning Friday and continuing until next week.

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11-year-old finally gets dream locker

Eleven-year-old Jonah Barnett finally got a look inside of his locker at Cousins Middle School this week.

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Cousins student wins county spelling bee for second year

Cousins Middle School seventh-grader Mackenzie Snyder won the county Spelling Bee for the second consecutive year.

Newton Spelling Bee today

The Newton County School System will hold the 2013 System Spelling Bee at 10:30 a.m. today at Newton High School.

Newton school board to pay Carpenters nearly $70K

The Newton County Board of Education will pay a top school official and a high school principal nearly $70,000 as part of a settlement.

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Fight Like Jonah! Elementary student lives dream of going to middle school

Cousins Middle School welcomed Jonah Barnett as its newest student on Friday, 11-year-old Barnett, who is fighting an inoperable brain tumor.

Heard-Mixon Elementary School Honor Roll

Heard-Mixon Elementary School — First Semester Honor Roll

Press attorney questions school board vote

The board won't decide until later this month how to fill a void for a deputy superintendent position and a high school principal position.

Carpenters to leave Newton schools this week

A top school official and a high school principal are leaving the Newton County School System this week.