Newton County Elementary School has just received the Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School Award. Thirty schools nationwide were awarded the title at conference in December.
The school has been participating in the Blue Ribbon method of sharing best teaching practices since 2002. Administrators have incorporated various methods of teaching thanks to the program including a focus on highly intensified character learning.
"Our behavior was already good overall, but I think it has improved even more since we've put an emphasis on the character words and the character traits to strive for," said Library Media Specialist Joyce Luke.
Newton co. Elementary is a level five school and has five national board certified teachers.