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Cat in the Hat dances onto EHS stage

When children read their favorite childhood books, they may often imagine what those stories would look like if they popped out of the book in front of them.

April 22, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


New principal appointed to Newton High

Newton High School officially has a new head honcho, and everyone wanted their turn to tell John Ellenberg congratulations.

April 22, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Schools earn C’s, D's on GA report card

It's the school's turn to get graded.

April 21, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


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


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NCCA a Ford Next Generation Learning Community

Local businesses and educational partners came together Tuesday morning at the Newton College and Career Academy to celebrate as the academy was named a Ford Next Generation Learning Community.

October 15, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCCA named Ford Next Generation Learning Community

The Newton College and Career Academy has been named a Ford Next Generation Learning Community - one of more than 15 communities in the nation, by the Ford Motor Company Fund, and the community is invited to celebrate the honor.

October 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS hosts education summits

Newton County School System parents are invited to get more involved with the education of their children at several educational forums scheduled this fall.

October 12, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Walmart donates to East Newton

Teachers at East Newton Elementary School recently had 60 seconds to grab as many school supplies as they could as part of a donation from Walmart's Teacher Rewards program.

October 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Eastside High School’s top talent

Fourteen acts competed in Friday night's third annual Eastside's Got Talent show at Eastside High School. Winners were: vocal solo category, Jasmine Green, winner, and Jessica Ugan, first runner-up; vocal group category, Micah Newton, Elise Barksdale and Monica Privette, winners, and Shawna Walker and Danysha Lameidu, first runners-up; instrumental category, Sam Potts, winner, and Solange Lord, first runner-up; and People's Choice, Jessica Ugan.

October 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Schools celebrate local foods

Throughout October, signs in NCSS cafeterias will highlight locally grown fruits and vegetables that are offered to students at various times during the school year.

October 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Rally to highlight after-school program

Children, parents, and business and community leaders will join together to celebrate after-school programing at an upcoming rally.

October 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Porterdale's free concert in gym

The city of Porterdale is looking to attract visitors to its downtown area with a concert in its newly renovated historic gym.

October 05, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS students' Fall Break is next week

All Newton County Schools will be closed for Fall Break from Monday, Oct. 7, through Friday, Oct. 11.

October 03, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Grants fund teachers' 'Bright Ideas'

Snapping Shoals EMC awarded approximately $15,000 in grants to a number of Newton County School teachers through the co-op's Bright Ideas program.

October 03, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Mansfield man seeks BOE District 1 seat

A Mansfield man has announced that he will run for the District 1 seat of the Newton County Board of Education in 2014.

October 01, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Kayla Aaron crowned Miss NHS

The Miss Newton High School pageant has returned to Newton High School, and a new Miss NHS was crowned at Wednesday night's pageant ceremony.

September 28, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


EHS' Rickard named Teacher of Year

The new Newton High School auditorium burst into applause Thursday night as Eastside High School teacher Ashley Rickard was named the 2014 Teacher of the Year for Newton County schools.

September 26, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


SAT results for the Senior Class of 2013

The Newton County School System has received the 2013 SAT results released by the College Board. The school system's 2013 average scores decreased four points in critical reading, seven points in math, and five points in writing compared to 2012 test-takers. Georgia's average scores increased two points in reading, decreased two points in math and remained the same on the writing test in 2013. National averages remained unchanged in 2013.

September 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Minor bus accident at Alcovy reported Monday

Two school buses were in a minor fender bender at Alcovy High School Monday.

September 25, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


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