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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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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


Middle Ridge named National Blue Ribbon School

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that Middle Ridge Elementary School is a National Blue Ribbon School. Middle Ridge Elementary is one of only 286 schools in the nation designated a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. Only nine Georgia schools-eight public and one private earned the special designation. Secretary Duncan made this year's announcement live via the U.S. Department of Education's USTREAM channel, viewed by recognized principals, teachers, and students assembled across the country.

September 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Study says learning programs working

An evaluation shows that Newton County Schools' 21st Century Community Learning Centers After School Academic Programs (ASAP) have met the needs of students who attend.

September 19, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Parents urged to complete survey

The Newton County School System is asking parents/guardians of its students to complete an online survey from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The purpose is to find out parents'/guardians' opinions about their children's schools.

September 17, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


NCCA creates job paths

While many American youths struggle to find success in an increasingly complex world, some Newton County high school students already have a short, clear path to a potentially long-lasting career.

September 14, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Top 3 named in Teacher of the Year

Three teachers were named finalists Friday for the 2014 Newton County School System Teacher of the Year award.

September 14, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


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