Being both a teacher and a mom, I found myself combining learning opportunities into household commands. Brush your teeth. Take a Bath. Do your homework. Read a book. Though my children love reading, after a while, I began to get grunts from them because of the authoritative way in which they were asked to read. One day while researching online, I stumbled on an article entitled, “10 Ways to Inspire a Love of Learning” by Carri Schneider. After reading the article, I began to ask myself, “Has learning become a chore for my little ones?” I knew that my heart’s desire was to instill a love of life-long learning in my children. Here are Schneider’s helpful tips to building a love of learning:Read More
Rockdale’s sharpest readers went head to head in the Rockdale County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl on January 27, 2018 at Rockdale Career Academy in Conyers, Ga. Lorraine Elementary won first place among 11 elementary school teams. Barksdale Elementary won second place and Shoal Creek Elementary won third place.Read More
Rockdale’s brightest young scientific minds and the research they conducted in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields were in the spotlight at the 2018 Rockdale Regional Science and Engineering Fair (RRSEF) Jan. 26 at Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology. Out of 186 participants, 49 Grand Champions (32 high school students and 17 middle school students) will advance to the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in March. More were chosen to advance to national and international competitions. This year’s RRSEF saw 177 projects submitted in 23 scientific categories evaluated by more than 70 STEM professionals. For the full list of first, second, and third place winners and Specialty Award winners, visit www.rockdaleschools.org/sciencefair2018 or http://rsef.webs.com. Students advancing to state, national and international events are:Read More
Rockdale Career Academy (RCA) invites students and families to learn about the exciting career pathways and opportunities to earn specialized industry-based certifications at the RCA Open House Night Jan. 30, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers.Read More
The Newton County School System (NCSS) is working hard to tackle an issue that affects 70 percent of all NCSS students—poverty. To aid in this endeavor the school system is asking for help from the community and will hold two very important meetings next Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Newton College and Career Academy.Read More
The Academy for Performing and Visual Arts at Heritage High School and Patriot Players International Thespian Troupe 4048 presented “The Wiz,” January 11-14, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances January 13-14 at 2:30 p.m.Read More
The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 District Literacy Days Recitation, Drama, Read Aloud, and Ready Writing competitions. NCSS Elementary and middle schools held poetry competitions at their school and sent their grade level winners to participate in the district’s recitation contest.Read More
Children, as young as six months old, are often able to navigate technological devices, including unlocking and accessing apps. So how can parents compete with the engagement and entertainment that technology provides? It’s a simple fix really, teach your kids to communicate and engage in conversation at an early age.Read More
The Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families is soliciting applications for the annual John K. Morgan Community Service Scholarship and the F. William Hughey Community Service Award. The John K. Morgan Scholarship will be awarded to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding community service in Rockdale County and plans to continue that level of commitment while pursuing post-secondary education.Read More
While many people might starting New Year’s Resolutions to exercise more, students in Barksdale Elementary School’s Marathon in a Month Club are already living a healthier lifestyle. About 40 students met at 7:10 am each morning at the school in Conyers/Rockdale County, Ga. for about a month in October and November 2017 to run at least a mile each day.Read More
The Georgia Department of Education yesterday, December 5th, released the list of schools across the state that have met the Priority and Focus exit criteria. Hightower Trail Elementary School has met all of the requirements and has been removed from the Focus list.Read More
Sunday 02/25 90%
Rain likely. Thunder possible. High 67F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Monday 02/26 90%
Cloudy. Periods of rain early. High 67F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Tuesday 02/27 10%
Sunny along with a few clouds. High 68F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.