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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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BOE discusses theme school, but decision to dissolve stands

The Newton County Board of Education met Wednesday to discuss their decision to dissolve Clements Theme School earlier this month, and although all board members expressed hope that a theme school concept for middle school students would one day happen in the county, the decision to dissolve remained the same.

May 30, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


8th District Winner

Spectacular sketch: Aaron Cole, 9th grade student at Newton High School, received a first place award in the 8th District of the Congressional Art Competition with a work called "Aristotle." His art teacher is Kandi Manning. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. More than 650,000 students have been involved with the nationwide competition. The winner of this year's competition is eligible for a $5,000 scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design. The students work will ...

May 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Pomp and Circumstance

Friday and Saturday marked a milestone for hundreds of local students when Newton, Eastside, Alcovy and Social Circle high schools held their commencement exercises.

May 29, 2010 | Amber Pittman, Lee Sandow and Brittany Thomas news@covnews.com | Education


Watch streaming video of high school graduation

Watch streaming video of high school graduation at http://www.livestream.com/newtoncountyschools. Newton High graduates at 7 p.m. tonight, Eastside High at 10 a.m. Saturday and Alcovy at 4 p.m. Saturday.

May 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Peachtree Academy to open in the fall

Peachtree Academy is scheduled to open a campus in Newton County this fall on U.S. Highway 278.

May 28, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


NCSS budget drops by another $300,000 plus

Already strapped for cash, the Newton County School Board received more bad news this week, learning that the budget would take yet another large cut after the drop in the local tax digest came in at 17 percent, which amounts to more than $300,000. This came on the heels of news from the state, that the position of pre-Kindergarten registration coordinator would no longer be grant funded.

May 28, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Spreading their wings

Eastside High School's 2010 valedictorian Katelyn Yeomans and salutatorian Naomi Wills have worked hard for their entire school careers to earn good grades. Although their high school years officially end Saturday, hard work still lies ahead of them as they have both chosen challenging college majors.

May 28, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Education


Alcovy High School’s class of 2010 has been offered over $1.7 million in scholarships

Alcovy High School's class of 2010 has been offered over $1.7 million in scholarships this year, according to a press release from the Newton County School System.

May 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


AHS val & sal: By the book

Seniors at Alcovy High School have just a few days left before they graduate and excitement is at an all time high at the school, and none are more excited about the prospect of four years of hard work paying off than valedictorian Zach Bowers and salutatorian Elizabeth Darazs.

May 26, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Piedmont Academy graduates 26 seniors

Sunday was a distinctive milestone for the Class of 2010 and Piedmont Academy. The school held its 40th graduation ceremony with Headmaster Dr. Michael Rossi, the school's Board of Trustees, the school's faculty, junior class ushers and senior class mascots leading the processional to "Largo" by Handel and "Pomp and Circumstance" by Elgar - 26 graduates followed.
Newton County graduates included honor graduates Christina Lynne Clark, daughter of Bob and Lisa Clark of Covington, Robyn Courtney Estes, daughter of John and Carolyn Estes of Covington, Rachel Elizabeth Marks, daughter of Wayne and Angie Marks of Covington, Austin Coy Nash ...

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


spring college graduates

Loyola University

May 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Top of their class

For four years Brooke Wilson and Janae' Jackson have worked on a number of things. On getting good grades and scoring well on their tests and on being involved in their schools, and on Friday evening their hard work will pay off when they take the stage as valedictorian and salutatorian of Newton High School's class of 2010.

May 23, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Newton County School System honors 57 retirees

The Newton County School System paid tribute to 57 retirees Thursday night at the annual retirement dinner, honoring those who have dedicated a combined total of 1,415 years of service to the children of Newton County.

Principals had a chance to thank their teachers and staff members following a catered dinner at the Turner Lake Complex.

May 21, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Social Circle's val & sal: Straight shootin'

Social Circle High School's Valedictorian has known her co-salutatorians for years. They take most of the same classes and are in most of the same clubs. The two salutatorians know each other even better. In addition to taking the same classes and participating in the same sports, they're also identical twins.

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Tentative budget set, Clements parents speak out

The Newton County Board of Education unveiled their tentative budget for the Fiscal Year 2011 Tuesday night, adding back some proposed cuts and raising the millage to 20 mills.
The numbers are still preliminary, as the board will hold three more budget work sessions before approving the FY11 budget at the June 15 meeting. The board also has yet to see the amount they will receive from both local and state funding and is working with anticipated figures.
The NCSS proposed budget shows an estimated beginning fund balance of $5.8 million, less than $4 million then it was last ...

May 21, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


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