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School system reviews draft 2017-2018 budget

At an April 25 special called meeting, Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) members and administrators reviewed an early draft of the ...

April 26, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


GSU celebrates Earth Day

Georgia State University's Newton Campus celebrated Earth Day April 20 by bringing in vendors and exhibitors from all over Newton County, including a beekeeper ...

April 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Fairview Elementary excited about its Little Free Libraries

"This class believes that time spent reading is time well spent," Jan Hudson, fourth grade teacher for Fairview Elementary School, said.

April 21, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


BOE hires new Indian Creek principal

COVINGTON, Ga - Swade Huff will become Indian Creek Middle School's new principal starting July 10. He will replace Renee Mallard who is leaving at ...

April 13, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Flint Hill Elementary School removed from State Focus School List

The Georgia Department of Education (DOE) has announced that Flint Hill Elementary School (FHES) has met the exit criteria and is no longer on the ...

April 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Local Students on the Dean’s and President's Lists at Presbyterian College

One local student from Covington, Musashi Briem, earned a 3.30 GPA and the honor of the Dean's List at Presbyterian College for the ...

April 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS elementary students win 2017 Young Georgia Authors Regional Writing Competition

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that three NCSS elementary school students won first place at the 2017 Griffin RESA Regional ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford sophomores honor fallen students

The 2017 sophomore class of Oxford College honored two members of the Oxford community by naming a room in Candler Hall after them March 29.

March 31, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Newton High School principal announces resignation

Newton High School principal John Ellenberg has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the school year.

March 24, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


Legislators seek to give BOE authority to set salaries

Newton County's four legislators could not come to a unanimous yes or no decision about the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education ...

March 24, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Ready Mix USA donates Cement-Mixing Truck to GPTC

Ready Mix USA signed over a cement mixing truck to Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) for its Regional Transportation Training Center in Lithonia. The truck ...

March 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC's DeKalb campus back open after power loss

Georgia Piedmont Technical College's (GPTC) DeKalb Campus, on North Indian Creek Drive, is back open Thursday, March 23, after a complete loss of power ...

March 23, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Oxford College holds disaster drill

If you saw fire trucks, police cars and medic units on the campus of Oxford College Tuesday morning, don't be alarmed. It was just ...

March 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


NHS Senior Molly Cady earns full-tuition Posse Scholarship to Brandeis University

Unlike most students, college loans won't be too much of a worry for Newton High School (NHS) senior Molly Cady, who recently learned that ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Critters help promote science at Oxford College

About 200 people came to learn about science as well as to see and touch the animals at Oxford College of Emory University's "critter ...

March 20, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


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Superintendent warns more cuts possible

Although the Newton County Board of Education was able to make the necessary cuts to the 2011-2012 budget during last night's meeting, Superintendent Gary Mathews warned that more cuts could come - possibily as soon as April.

March 09, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Eastside to stage comedy March 17-20

For the past four years the Eastside Drama Players have brought you to tears through laughter every spring with their annual farce. This year is no different with their production of Broadway's smash hit "Lend Me A Tenor," by Ken Ludwig.

March 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Schools contract with Ombudsman, go to seven-period day

The Newton County Board of Education voted 4-1 Tuesday evening to contract with Ombudsman to provide the county's alternative education. The decision will save the system approximately $1.9 million but will also eliminate Sharp Learning Center. Board member Shakila Henderson-Baker abstained.

March 08, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Newton County announces STAR students

The Newton County School System is pleased to announce the district's 2011 STAR Students-the students with the highest SAT scores in one sitting, and their STAR Teachers. The students and the teachers they selected as their STAR teachers were honored at the February 24 meeting of the Covington Kiwanis Club.

February 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


A world of colour

For the seventh year, student artists in Newton County are having their talents showcased at the True Colours Visual Art Exhibit at the Newton County Library.

February 23, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Fairview collects for Operation Sandbox

Students at Fairview Theme School recently collected more than 1,000 letters and items for troops stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq, thanks to Operation Sandbox.

February 22, 2011 | Special to The News | Education


Deans List & Other Honors...

Berry College

February 20, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Peachtree class joins naming celebration

Karie Bland's second grade class from Peachtree Academy in Covington took part in Zoo Atlanta's 100 Day Giant Panda naming celebration Feb. 15.

February 20, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Get connected with Newton schools

Are you connected with Newton County Schools?

February 20, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


School board sets legislative priorities

Local legislators will soon receive a letter from the Newton County Board of Education listing their top priorities for the county. Not only is the letter an annual event, so is the theme, which includes requests to pump more funds into the school system.

February 20, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Career Academy receives $10,000 grant

The Newton College and Career Academy received a $10,000 grant on Thursday from Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in support of the school's efforts to become a Ford PAS Next Generation Learning Community.

February 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Three-tier transportation plan approved

By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education took a $1.5 million cut into the $9 million in budget reductions needed for next school year by agreeing Tuesday to implement a three-tier transportation system.

February 18, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Piedmont Academy attends Tech Fair

Several students from Piedmont Academy participated in the 2011 Oconee RESA Technology Fair held at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville on Jan. 26.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside High adopts laptop initiative

Times have changed, technology has changed and Eastside High School has changed as well to meet the needs of today's learner with its laptop initiative.

February 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Education budget woes plague state

Money remains tight for education from the state, and there's little likelihood that Newton County schools will see any relief from budget cuts for next year, according to Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews.

February 15, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


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