Dear Parents and Students:
The third NCSS Educational Summit was held November 9, 2013. There were a lot of informative sessions and I want to thank everyone that attended. Mrs. Fuhrey’s message was inspiring and her vision will lead Newton County School System to Be the Best.
In academic news, we are continuing to make changes and to work on the rigor in the classrooms. We are focusing on technology integration, teacher commentary and Depth of Knowledge (DOK) during our professional development in the next few weeks. We are training our teachers to make PLCs more rigorous and learn how to analyze student work more efficiently. The assistant principals’ duties have been realigned to include more curriculum duties to foster effective lesson planning and improve instructional delivery in the classroom.
The AHS Chorus did a moving concert dedicated to veterans November 12, 2013. The football team has advanced to regional playoffs and we are getting ready to start basketball season November 16, 2013 against Henry County. We had a college visit to Clayton State and we are planning more visits to other colleges soon. We are also getting ready to announce the senior trip and information will be released soon.
I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Holiday.
Thank you again for your support. Go Tigers!
Sandra J. Owens, Ed.D., NBCT