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Deal’s panel saves BOE thousands

Teachers, students and faculty in Newton County schools will soon be safer from potential carbon monoxide leaks at a cost of thousands of dollars cheaper than originally expected.

April 19, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Alternative education program contract up for renewal

Officials with Ombudsman Education Services, the Newton County School System's alternative education provider for at-risk students, made their pitch to get their contract renewed for the next year, and potentially next three years.

April 19, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Student choirs take Disney trip

Choirs from two Newton County schools traveled over 400 miles to perform at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., becoming the stars of their own Disney show on April 5.

April 19, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


CRCT testing begins next week

The Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests will be administered to all students in grades three through eight April 22-May 1.

April 19, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


GPC tuition to increase

Georgia Perimeter College is one of 27 University System of Georgia institutions that will see only a 2.5 percent increase in tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year, a smaller percentage than average increases throughout the state.

April 19, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Alternative ed program contract up for renewal

Officials with Ombudsman Education Services, the Newton County School System's alternative education provider for at-risk students, made their pitch to get their contract renewed for the next year, and potentially next three years.

April 17, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


EHS students named All-State Chorus

Only two high-schoolers in Newton County made the cut to participate in the Georgia All State Chorus, and they are both Eastside High students.

April 10, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


NCSS to host spring education summit

The Newton County School System announced a day for parents and community members to come together to participate in education workshops aimed at increasing student success in the classroom.

April 10, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Students participate in All-State band

Seven Newton County students were recently selected to participate in the State of Georgia All State Bands, according to a press release from NCSS.

March 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS recommended to reaccreditated

The Newton County School System is on its way to being reaccredited for another five years.

March 26, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


NCSS tabs Xiong media specialist of year

Alcovy High School media specialist May Xiong was chosen as the Newton County School System's 2014 Media Specialist of the Year.

March 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Early release day for schools Friday

Newton County public schools will release students early Friday so teachers can participate in professional development training.

March 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia Piedmont Tech picking mascot

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) will select a mascot for the first time in the college's history, with students, faculty and staff voting on the choices.

March 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Theme School students give back

Theme School students give back The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett has been providing its students with service learning opportunities while giving back to the community this school year.

March 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Special needs parent workshop planned

Parents of students with special needs are invited to attend a workshop to hear how to better interact with their children who have physical or mental disabilities.

March 15, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


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For bus drivers, it's safety first

Recent snowstorms in the area have forced businesses, schools and other establishments to close their doors and people to nestle indoors for safety. And for one Newton County Schools bus driver, the recent storms were all about keeping children safe.

February 15, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Theme School team dances to victories

Newton County Theme School's new dance team has been making strides in its first season.

February 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Liberty Middle named National Beta Club School of Distinction

Liberty Middle School's has been named a National Beta School of Distinction.

February 15, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Theme school student wins spelling bee

Ralph Brown, an eighth grader at Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, picked up a trophy and the title as the 2014 Newton County Spelling Bee Champion after competing in the county-wide spelling completion held at Newton High School Friday.

February 07, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NHS Academy of Liberal Arts opens registration

The Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School (ALANHS) is now holding registration for the 2014-15 school year.

February 06, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NHS STAR students named

Three of Newton County's highest-achieving students were recognized at the Kiwanis Club of Covington's Thursday meeting for their high scores on the SAT, the national college entrance exam.

February 06, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Pre-K registration set for end of the month

Pre-kindergarten registration will soon be open in Newton County, for parents and guardians eager to register their little ones for school.

February 04, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Piedmont Academy competes at Reading Bowl

Three teams from Piedmont Academy competed in the regional Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl at Warner Robbins High School Saturday.

February 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Interim principal excited to move NHS forward

Newton High School's former principal decided to resign from the county's namesake institution, but that doesn't mean the school has no leader to motivate and guide its students through the remainder of the school year.

February 01, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Local residents graduate, named to deans' lists

Tennessee State University names local residents to Dean's List, 3.0 GPA or higher

January 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


NHS Principal David resigns

Newton High School principal Eclan David has resigned and an assistant principal has been named as acting principal at the high school for the remainder of the school year.

January 28, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Students compete in reading bowl

Buzzers sounded quickly as elementary, middle and high-school students fielded questions in a reading bowl competition Saturday.

January 25, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


Dean's List/Honor Roll

DEAN'S LIST

January 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


BOE sets 2014 legislative priorities

The Newton County Board of Education approved its 2014 list of legislative priorities at its Tuesday meeting. The list of priorities is set to be distributed to local legislators during the 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly. The hope is for legislators to consider the boards' wishes as they vote.

January 23, 2014 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS schools to compete in Reading Bowl

Parents, teachers, and communityresidents are invited to attend the sixth annual Newton County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Newton High School, 1 Ram Way. Twenty-two schools from the county will compete.

January 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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