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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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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


NCSS says enrollment up slightly

Officials with Newton County Schools say the school system has seen a slight enrollment increase that may lead to more funding in the future.

September 14, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


BOE may bring in math experts

Low math scores on recent End-of-Course-Tests (EOCTs) have the Newton County School System considering hiring a consulting firm to train teachers of high school mathematics.

September 12, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


PHOTOS: 9/11 ceremony at Cousins

Cousins Middle School held a 9/11 remembrance ceremony Wednesday, featuring the school band, choir, the Covington Fire Honor Guard, a candlelight remembrance and guest speaker Andrea Bishop-Marbury, a professional psychologist.

September 11, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Schools name teachers of the year

The Newton County School System has named its 2012–2013 school-level "Teacher of the Year" recipients, who will contend to be the Newton County School System's 2014 Teacher of the Year.

September 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Early release day for students

Students will be released early Friday for parent/teacher conferences.

September 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Lawyers file answer in bus wreck suit

Defense lawyers representing the Newton County Board of Education have answered a class-action lawsuit filed by the father of two children who were among the 40 people sent to the hospital after a two-bus accident in January. The defense denies allegations in the lawsuit and says the BOE is "not the proper party defendant capable of being sued.''

September 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS says no cellphones during tests

Despite a school year promoting the use of technology in the classroom and for instruction, Newton County School System students have been told to turn off their cellphones and put them away or hand them over to teachers during standardized testing.

September 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Photos: Celebrating the new Newton

Newton County School System officials, Newton High administrators, students, and members of the community gathered at Newton High School Sunday afternoon to celebrate its new building.

August 27, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


School safety: Variety of efforts

Last week, more than 800 students were evacuated from Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur as a man with an assault rifle and other weapons exchanged gunfire with police at the elementary school.

August 27, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


BOE renews contracts

The Newton County Board of Education renewed several annual contracts at its meeting Tuesday.

August 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


New NHS to hold open house Sunday

The Newton County community will have the opportunity to tour the new Newton High School at a dedication ceremony this weekend.

August 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


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