Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year,
Lynn Custer!  We are so proud of you!

Congratulations to our Rookie Teacher of the Year, Kim Leazer!  We are so proud of you!
Rookie of the Year

Congratulations to our paraprofessional of the year, Brandy Corbin!  We are so proud of you!
Para of the Year

The end of the year is always bittersweet! 

Congratulations to our amazing colleagues who are retiring!!!

coach retiring

Autry Retirement

Watson Retirement

Thank you for all your service, Mrs. Watson!  We will miss you so much!
A. WAtson Retirement

We had an amazing time visiting with author Angela DiTerlizzi this week! 

She shared her new book, The Curious Why. with our first and second graders.  Our students had a blast, asked some great questions, and even got to take a copy of the book home... before it hit the shelves!
Author Angela DiTerlizzi with LVES scholars


Do you have a rising middle schooler?  Check out this event!

On Thursday April 18th, 5th grade students will visit their zoned middle school from 9:30 until 11:30.

Transitioning to middle school

Parent Survey
Please take our very important parent survey!
The links are below!



Annual Stakeholder's Meeting

Your input is very important to us!  Please join us on March 26th in the Media Center at 9am or on Zoom at 6pm to give input on the following items:

Title 1 Schoolwide Plan
Title 1 Parent Engagement Policies (district and school)
School-Parent Compact
Building Staff Capacity
Reservation of Funds
Comprehensive LEA Plan (CLIP)

You may also leave feedback here

Zoom Link

If you have any questions, please call the school at 770-784-2930 or email Mary Custer ([email protected]) or Keitha Watson ([email protected])

Stakeholder's Flywer

Book Fair is Coming!
March 25-29
Captain Underpants Flying to the book fair.

Sign up for an e-wallet here.

Sign up to volunteer here.


Tues., March 26, 7:15 am – 8:45 am
2:30 pm – 3:30

Thurs., March 28,7:15 am – 8:15 am
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Independent Learning Day
March 4 is an independent learning day.  Do not report to school.

Monday March 4th is an independent learning day. 
Students should not report to school. 
Packets were sent home in Wednesday Folders and are also available here.

It's time for Pre-K Registration!

Pre K Registration begins soon!  See information below.

March 18, 20, 21, and 22 from 8:30 AM until 1:00pm
and March 19 from 8:30am until 6:00pm

Packets can be picked up from the school or on the district website and must be completed by the custodial parent or gaurdian.

You may also register online on the district website.

Registration does not guarantee that your child will receive a
spot in the pre-k program. 

Contact the school with any questions.

Pre-K Registration Information English
Pre-K Registration Information Spanish


Sneaker Ball Volunteers Needed!

We're having a sneaker ball on February 13th for our 4th and 5th graders and we need your help!

sneaker ball volunteers needed

Newton County Literacy Extravaganza

Join us on February 3rd at Newton High School for a day filled
with good books, technology, and fun!

Literacy ExtravaganzaLiteracy Extravaganza

Parent Teacher Conference Week
January 29th-February 2nd

Please be on the lookout for information from your child's teacher for conferences!  We are so excited to collaborate with you!

Spring Conference Formspring conference form

Title I Math Night
Join us Tuesday January 30th from 6-7pm. 
We will be exploring math through games and challenges! 
You can count on having a great time!
Math Night January 30 6-7 pm

Free Food Drive Through Event

Dec. 22 from 11:30-1:00
@ New Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Free Food Event

Please Join Us! Winter Celebration Banner ❖ Each student will be alloed to have only 2 guests
You must RSVP by December 8th so we will have an
accurate lunch count.

❖ Do NOT send in any money –
all tickets will be purchased the day of the program.

❖ Students from other grade levels will not be able to join siblings in other grades.
❖ Concessions will be sold during all performances.
Luncheon Sign up Link
❖ If you have multiple students, please complete for each student.

Winter Celebration ScheduleSNPK & Pre-K Winter Luncheon:

Tuesday, December 19th @ 9:30am

K-2 Winter Luncheon: Wednesday, December 20th
Kindergarten @ 9:30 / First Grade @10:15 / Second Grade @ 11:00

AU & 3-5 th Winter Luncheon: Thursday, December 21st
Third Grade @ 9:30 / Fourth Grade @ 10:15 / Fifth Grade & AU @ 11:00

Science Fair is Coming!

3rd, 4th, and 5th graders: we can't wait
to see your projects!

Science Fair is Nov. 10

We hope you'll join us for Movie Night!

Fall Festival is Coming

Welcome to Newton County,
Dr. Bradley!


New Superintendent Announces Community Connection Meetings
Posted on 10/20/2023
Bradley Community Connection Meetings

Dr. Duke Bradley, III, the newly appointed Superintendent of Newton County School System (NCSS), is poised to take office on Tuesday, October 24, at 3:30 PM. The official swearing-in ceremony will be held at the Newton County School System Central Administrative Office in the E. Wendell Clamp Board Room, an event where all are welcome. A brief community reception will follow, underscoring Dr. Bradley's commitment to inclusivity and community engagement.

Dr. Bradley has promptly charted an extensive course of action for his initial week, by announcing a series of public Community Connection meetings across the district. These gatherings will be open to NCSS employees, parents, and community stakeholders, fostering collaborative dialogue and a sense of unity. The schedule for these meetings is as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 25 - Alcovy High School, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 26 - Eastside High School, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Monday, October 30 - Newton High School, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

These events are designed to provide an opportunity for Dr. Bradley to formally introduce himself to the community and to engage in informal dialogue.

Dr. Bradley states, "I am truly excited about the prospect of meeting and engaging with the incredible community that supports Newton County School System. Open communication and transparency are paramount in our mission to provide the best education for our students. I look forward to these meetings as a platform for building strong relationships and collectively working towards a brighter future."

The NCSS community is encouraged to attend these meetings and share their perspectives as they collectively embark on this journey with Dr. Bradley.

For more information, please contact Sherri Partee, Director of Public Relations, at [email protected] or by phone at 770-784-2908.

Monday October 23 is an independent learning day for students.  Students should not report to school.  Independent learning day packets should be completed and returned to school on November 2nd.  Digital copies of learning packets can be found on the tab above.

Independent Learning Day Oct 23

 Red Ribbon Week Banner
We are celebrating Red Ribbon Week!  We pledge to be drug free for a healthier and happier tomorrow! 

We hope you'll participate in spirit week with us!
Red Ribbon Week Schedule

We can't wait to play on Friday!  We will be working on team building skills during this event!  Please be sure to wear play clothes and shoes (and bring a jacket or hoodie!)

Fall Fun Day Oct 20

Celebrate Unity Day with Us!
Unity Day Flyer

Community Event!!

Covington Memorial Day Ad

Science Fair Information!

All students may participate in the science fair, but it is mandatory for grades 3-5.  Check out this video for important information!

We are pleased to celebrate
our littlest cardinals and their amazing teachers during Georgia Pre-K Week!

Georgia Pre K Week

We Are Excited to Announce
Our Annual Can-a-thon!

Please join us as we collect non-expired, non-perishable foods to donate to our local food pantries!  The class who collects the most food will win a party!  All donations should be made by September 22, 2023.

Can-A Thon Flyer

Attention 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders!

The Science Fair is Coming!
Please join us for an informational meeting tomorrow!  Please see remind for the link!
Science Fair Flyer

Calling All Grandparents!
(and those we love like Grandparents!)

Please join us for breakfast on Monday September 11th at 7:15am.

Please click the invitation below to sign up.

Grandparents Day Invitation

Scholastic Book Fair Is Coming!!!

September 11-15

Be on the lookout for wish lists coming home!
Click the picture below to set up your e-wallet!

scholastic book fair van

Are you a bookworm looking for your next literary adventure? Do you love exploring new worlds through the pages of a book? Then get ready to be thrilled because the bookfair is here to ignite your passion for reading!

Picture Day Flyer

picture day flyer

Parent Volunteer Orientation:

 We will host our first virtual orientation on Tuesday, August 15th via Zoom @ 5:30pm-6:00pm. Followed by the Title One Meeting at 6:00pm.

If you’re interested in volunteering at the school, you must attend an orientation. Only parents who have gone through the orientation will be allowed to chaperone field trips and help with classroom events.

To protect our students, we want to ensure that all adults interacting with them understand our school’s expectations and beliefs. If you attended the orientation last year, you do NOT need to attend again this year. We have you on the list. Thank you   

****Both meetings are using the same link. 

Parent Volunteer Orientation + Title One Meeting Zoom Link  

Click the calendars below to access our school calendars!

Calendar Icon Calendar Icon

          English                   Spanish

After School Registration is now open!

$50/Week  Register here! 

Call 770-784-2930 ext. 3128

Afterschool Program Flyer


Congratulations Cardinals!

Teacher of the Year
Kimberly Ralston

Teacher of the Year Kim Ralston

Rookie of the Year
Anastasia Ortiz

(Picture to Come)

Paraprofessional of the Year
Nicole Wheeler

Mrs. Nicole Wheeler

We are so proud of you and all your accomplishments!

What's Happening