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State releases district-level EOCT scores

District-level scores were released by the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) for 2014 End-of-Course Tests (EOCT), showing Newton County School System (NCSS) students outpaced the state pass rate on six out of eight tests and improved pass rates on five of six tests from last year.

July 19, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


BOE wants input on proposed policy

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) is reviewing proposed revisions to two Newton County School System (NCSS) policies and wants the public's input on the changes.

July 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


School counselor wins Educator of Distinction award

An area public high school educator was recently recognized for her work with students and the mark she has left on many graduates' lives, a feat that cannot be disputed as one of her students had to nominate her.

June 13, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Eighth grade CRCT scores improve across state

Georgia eighth graders' scores increased this year, the last year of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, showing an eight percentage point gain in reading. Grade 8 students showed a two percentage point increase in English language arts, a three percentage point increase in mathematics, a three percentage point increase in science, and a two percentage point increase in social studies.

June 12, 2014 | | Education


Education app needs funding

A Covington business owner and single mother of four felt a disconnect between parents and teachers when her children kept bringing home notes covered in mud or not at all, so she took matters into her own hands.

June 07, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Newton County Theme School at Ficquett Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

June 05, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Middle Ridge Elementary School Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

June 05, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Porterdale Elementary School Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

June 05, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Newton High School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

June 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Rocky Plains Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

June 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Oak Hill Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

June 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Flint Hill Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

June 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Heard-Mixon Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

June 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


East Newton Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll

June 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Mansfield Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

June 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


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Science stars

Piedmont Academy is graduating two stellar students ready to take on the science world.

May 22, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Four years perfect: Loganville Christian's val and sal

Two students were ready to graduate and acted well beyond their age as they sat in the front office of their school and discussed past accomplishments and future aspirations.

May 22, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Covington Academy's val and sal

Covington Academy's top-ranked students are ready for the next chapter, but they still have fond memories of their last four years.

May 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


George Walton Academy honors

George Walton Academy announced its 2014 valedictorian as Casey Carrell and its salutatorian as Audrey Hardison.

May 20, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Sign up for band, chorus

Once current Newton County fifth-graders leave elementary school and settle into summer, they'll have to start planning their move to middle school. One option available to all fifth-graders is the opportunity to participate in a middle school band or chorus program.

May 17, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


School admin changes next year

During the past few weeks, Newton County School System Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey announced the following administrative changes that will be seen in effect at the start of next school year:

May 17, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


The healthy eating challenge

Elementary school students were given an incentive this week to eat healthy lunches to promote good eating habits.

May 17, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


School board to raise salaries

Teachers and other Newton County School System (NCSS) employees can expect a salary raise for next year, the first since the 2008-2009 school year.

May 15, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Meet Eastside's val and sal

Eastside High School's two best students have more than their unscathed GPAs and certain extracurricular clubs in common: they're both ready for college.

May 10, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


NCSS employees likely to get raises

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) plans to give back to its teachers some of what it was forced to take away in recent years due to budget cuts. Board members just need to decide in what way.

May 06, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


NCSS's top students honored

In the 2013-14 school year, ten wasn't enough.

May 01, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Education


Farm to provide strawberries to schools

Students are now seeing a new option in their school-provided meals: fresh, locally grown strawberries.

May 01, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Bike to School Day for Theme School

Students and parents from the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett (NCTS) are getting their bicycles ready for an after-school event that will promote a healthy school atmosphere, both for people and the environment.

May 01, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Science CRCT moved to Friday

Newton County Schools are not doing CRCT science testing today, because some students were late to school because of road conditions and power outages related to the high winds, said public relations director Sherri Davis-Viniard.

April 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


New summer elementary learning program

For any parents wondering how their kids will spend their summer, a new opportunity just popped up, and Thursday, May 1 is the only day to get your name down.

April 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


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