February 20, 2012
Heard-Mixon Principal Lee Peck accepts an award for his school being selected as a 2011 Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement for making gains in reading and math scores. He is pictured with, from left, Jeff Meadors, Newton County Board of Education vice chair; Kyla Clark with Georgia Natural Gas; State Superintendent of Schools John Barge; Marquita Wilkins, school assistant principal; and Ken Proctor, director of Elementary Education at the Newton County School System. The school also received a $1,000 check from Georgia Natural Gas.
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State Superintendent of Schools John Barge visited Heard-Mixon Elementary School on Friday morning after the school was named a state school of excellence earlier this school year.