Teachers, classrooms at the ready
Around 150 new teachers join system
Teachers have dusted off their teaching manuals, decorated their classrooms and finalized their lesson plans for the 2013-14 school year. Newton County School System teachers reported to schools Monday and Tuesday this week.
Educators prepared their classrooms for student open house, which will be held tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. for elementary schools and 6 to 8 p.m. for high schools; and tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. for middle schools. The first day of school is Friday, Aug. 2.
New teacher orientation was held last week at the Newton College and Career Academy, where new school teachers and employees new to the NCSS met and mingled with other educators. School officials said 150 new school teachers were hired this year.
Eight newly-hired educators shared their education philosophies, their excitement for the upcoming school year, and also talked about how they personally prepared for school and new students.
Among the Newton County School System’s new teachers are April Davis (left) and William Wells (right), who prepared their classrooms for the start of the school year Tuesday.