News & Events

Girls Tennis Team Finished Second in the 2AAAAAA Region Tournamentmore

Newton High School Student Wins State Science Fairmore

FBLA Students Participate in the Lap Sit Books Literacy Programmore

NCSS to hold Education Summit at NHS on April 19thmore

Senior Dues, Fines, or Extracurricular Monies Owedmore

Honors Day Program for Underclassmenmore

Key Club Members Visit the Benton Housemore

2014-2015 Cheerleader Application & Tryout Datesmore

Haley Kneece Advances to State Levelmore

Junior Parent Meeting March 27 @ 6:30pmore

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2014 Student Technology Survey

Christopher Lightsey was named the 2014 Newton High School Honor Cadet for MJROTC. The event was held at the Golden Fleece Lodge in Covington, GA. The East Side Scottish Rite Association hosts the Junior ROTC Honor Cadet Awards night annually. The event guest speaker was  Brigadier General Eddie Jackson (U.S. Army). Cadet Lightsey was presented the following: The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Award; Letter of Commendation from Secretary of State, Brian P. Kemp (State of Georgia); Letter of Commendation from Lt. Governor Casey Cagle (State of Georgia); and an East Side Scottish Rite Scholarship. We are extremely proud of Cadet Lightsey and his accomplishments.



Letter of Introduction
John Ellenberg, Interim Principal

It is with gratitude and excitement I enter into the role of Interim Principal of Newton High School. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead at the school where I have served as teacher, department chair and Assistant Principal, for now 13 years. I am excited about the opportunity we have to fulfill the mission statement of the Newton County School System, “To provide educational excellence for all students.”

At Newton High we are focused on motivating students to achieve educational excellence and work to prepare them for success. While our youth today face challenges which distract them from seeing their full potential, I am committed to working with parents and staff as we help these young men and women see past the challenges and to begin to envision the possibilities for their future. 

As Interim Principal I will serve alongside the faculty to ensure our students feel cared for. I am committed to helping each youth recognize they are capable of academic success.  I am also focused on providing a school climate that promotes safety for our students and staff. 

It is an honor to accept this position and to work with a committed and professional group of educators.  I look forward to partnering with you in the upcoming weeks and months as we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of the students enrolled at Newton High.


Mr. John C. Ellenberg
Interim Principal, Newton High School