Phone: (770) 787-1330 Fax: (770) 784-2950 Email: info@newton.k12.ga.us

Extra Curricular Activities

Extra-curricular activities are important parts of the middle and high school programs. A variety of clubs and activities are available at each school and vary slightly from school to school.

Most schools have a Student Council, FFA, FHA, 4-H Club, Beta or Jr. Beta Club, Pep Club, newspaper staff, yearbook staff and other groups which may include clubs for art, drama, music, and foreign language. Other clubs for high school students include Career Awareness Club, Close-Up, DECA, FBLA, Future Teachers, Interact Club, Junior Classical League, Key Club, Academic Team, VICA, VOCA, NV-THS, Y Club and others. Clubs are added as areas of student interest grow. Literary events provide additional opportunities for student participation.

Athletics are also an important aspect of the high and middle school programs. Participation in athletics increases leadership and social skills in participants and helps them learn to work in harmony with others. Athletics also create greater school spirit among the members of the student body and faculty. Many of our middle and high school teams have achieved Area and State Championships over the past five years. A number of our graduates have also been recruited to collegiate teams and professional organizations.

High school sports include baseball, basketball, soccer, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, fast-pitch softball, tennis, track, and wrestling. In middle school, both intramural and interscholastic sports programs are available. Sports programs include football, softball, basketball, cheerleading, and track and field.

All students in grades 6-12 are offered an opportunity to participate in band and/or chorus. On the high school level, award-winning band groups include marching band, concert band and symphonic band. Choral instruction begins in elementary school and is enhanced in middle and high school with the opportunity to participate in performance groups. Students who plan a career in music are often aided in acquiring scholarships through the music department of each high school. Students who are interested in performance and technical aspects of staging are encouraged to participate in the drama program at the high school level. A collective partnership with the Newton County Concert Association also provides students with a large number of cultural and fine arts programs that compliment the K-12 school curriculum.

Contacts:

Mr. Benjamin Roundtree
Director of Elementary Education
770-787-1330 ext. 1258

Ms. Shannon Buff
Director of Secondary Education
770-787-1330 ext. 1224