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How Fairview Elementary observed the eclipse

COVINGTON, Ga. - Fairview Elementary School celebrated the solar eclipse with a variety of activities throughout the school day on Monday, Aug. 21. From start to ...

August 22, 2017 | LaMoyne A. Brunson Principal | Education


Alcovy, Eastside FFA named 2-star chapters for 2017 National Chapter Award by National FFA

COVINGTON, Ga. - Both the Alcovy High School and Eastside High School FFA chapters have been recognized in the 2017 National Chapter Award Program from the ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS learns eclipse glasses ordered are not recommended for use

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County School System (NCSS) has been informed at the eleventh hour that the solar eclipse glasses ordered for all elementary school students ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College kicks off school year with Coke toast

OXFORD, Ga. - Oxford College of Emory University kicked off the start of its academic year with its Coke Toast Friday afternoon. The annual event celebrated ...

August 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


BOE receives 5-year technology proposal

COVINGTON, Ga. - According to Adam Phyall, Newton County School System's (NCSS's) director of technology and media services, 60 percent of NCSS's 15 ...

August 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Piedmont Academy welcomes new students

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy kicked off the 2017-2018 school year with 27 new students Aug. 10.

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Indian Creek Middle School students are reading and riding

COVINGTON, Ga. - Indian Creek Middle School students are reading and riding this school year thanks to media specialist, Lori McGovern, who recently installed an exercise ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Ribbity Ribbitz Embroidery supports Newton County Theme School PTO

COVINGTON, Ga. - Ribbity Ribbitz Embroidery, a longtime partner in education with Newton County Theme School (NCTS), recently presented principal Dr. Naomi Cobb and school PTO ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Students attend summer leadership camp

COVINGTON, Ga. - This summer 44 students from Newton County attended Summer Leadership Camp (SLC) at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, on the banks of ...

August 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County School System to Delay Dismissal on August 21 for Solar Eclipse

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County School System (NCSS) will delay dismissal by 45 minutes on Monday, Aug. 21 due to the expected solar eclipse, and ...

August 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside/NCCA student named 2017 Georgia Northeast Region Work-Based Learning Student of the Year

COVINGTON, Ga. - Eastside High School (EHS) and Newton College & Career Academy (NCCA) senior, Allen Miller, was recently awarded the 2017 Georgia Northeast Region Work-Based Learning ...

August 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Newton BOE extends superintendent’s contract, increases salary

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) has extended Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's contract for an additional year. By unanimous vote, school board ...

July 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS announces 2016-2017 Georgia Milestones Assessment results

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has released Newton County School System's (NCSS) results from the 2015-16 administration of the Georgia Milestones ...

July 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS announces 2017 AP scholars

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce 83 students have earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional ...

July 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Golden State Foods Foundation donates book bags, school supplies for NCSS students

COVINGTON, Ga. - Golden State Foods Foundation has donated backpacks full of school supplies for Newton County School System (NCSS) students. In all, 300 backpacks stuffed ...

July 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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Perimeter can offer bachelor's degrees

Georgia Perimeter College has been reclassified as a state college from a two-year college, a change that will allow Perimeter to offer two bachelor's degree programs.

May 12, 2011 | By Adam Waldorf Special to The News | Education


April Students of the Month

Livingston Elementary School announces its students of the month for April.

May 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Newton to continue full-year pre-k

Newton County will continue to have pre-kindergarten for a full academic career in 2011-12, despite Governor Nathan Deal cutting the program by 20 days in March.

May 11, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Students help statewide effort

Cicada collectors: Third graders at Piedmont Academy participated in a statewide survey by collecting cicada specimens at the request of the University of Georgia Natural History Museum in Athens. The locusts were shipped last week to Athens. Since this a one-time event every 13 years, the university is charting the locations of the insects.

To participate in the survey, collect six to 12 of the insects, date the container, give the address of the collection site, and freeze the specimens overnight. Prior to shipment, wrap the insects individually in tissue. Ship the insects to Dr. Cecil Smith, UGA, 178 Natural ...

May 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


SRG Global rewards two students

Two Covington teens have earned college scholarships from SRG Global, a Guardian company, through the Guardian Industries Educational Foundation.

May 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College class of 2011

Graduation: Oxford College held it's Spring 2011 commencement on Saturday morning. This graduating class was the 166th graduating class.

May 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Farm Bureau names essay winner

Morgan Tillman, an eighth grade student at Piedmont Academy, was recently honored by winning the district essay contest for Georgia Farm Bureau. The middle school essay contest is an opportunity for Georgia Farm Bureau to reach out to young people about the importance of agriculture.

May 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Perimeter College releases documents

Georgia Perimeter College administrators are seeking to resolve complaints filed against its student government association and the school for violation of state open records and meeting requirements.

May 06, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Education


Newton High teacher honored

Kristina Collins of Newton High School has earned the Mary Frazier Equity and Excellence Award from the Georgia Association for Gifted Children.

This award is in honor of Mary Frazier (1938-2005), late past president of National Association for Gifted Children and pioneer for changed laws and procedures that has tripled the inclusion of African-American and quadrupled Hispanic student identification for the gifted program for the state of Georgia alone. Kristina Collins is the third person to ever receive this award, according to a release.

May 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Helping hands

Lessons from the community: Representatives from different helping professions have visited Mansfield Elementary School's pre-k classes recently as part of lessons on community helpers.

May 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Helping hands.

Mansfield Elementary Pre-k classes have been learning about community helpers. They have had different community helpers including: a nurse, a dental hygienist, a K-9 deputy from Newton County Sheriff's Office, and a lineman from Snapping Shoals. On Monday, April 11, Bobby Fincher of Snapping Shoals came to the school and demonstrated the work of a lineman. He discussed the storm and power outages that took place last week. He demonstrated how the bucket truck operates and discussed how linemen help to restore power to the community.

Photo shown was taken by Bobby Fincher of Snapping Shoals. Students shown are ...

May 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Student places third in statewide design contest

Ian Cole, an eighth-grader, saw his artwork presented to more than a thousand Georgia government and business leaders at Thursday's appreciation luncheon.

May 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Local student inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

2007 Eastside High School graduate Caroline Dickey has been inducted into the Alpha Chapter, Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Georgia. She is the daughter of Joyce and Chan Dickey of Covington and has a major in psychology.

May 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Local student to see Europe

Eastside High School sophomore Alexander Solomon is heading to Europe this summer to get some exposure to some art masters, thanks to a $2,500 scholarship.

May 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Fifth grade writing test scores improve

Newton County fifth graders have increased their writing test scores by six points this year, and 11 schools have at least a 3 percent gain in scores.

May 03, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


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