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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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School budget forum Thursday at Alcovy High School

Parents with students in the Newton County School System - or just concerned citizens - are invited to attend a budget forum Thursday evening to hear the budget breakdown from Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews and to ask questions about the possible cuts.

February 02, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


GOAL program committees named at DeKalb Tech

Amanda Taylor-Rodriguez, Dean of Student Affairs and the coordinator for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership program at DeKalb Technical College, has announced members of the screening and selection committees to interview student nominees for the college's annual GOAL title.

February 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


DeKalb Tech considers name change

DeKalb Technical College is launching a re-branding initiative that will likely result in changing the name of the 50- year-old institution.

February 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Newton’s students need adult mentors

Micah Williams teaches children courage, discipline and respect as a karate sensei. Many of the teenagers who need those lessons the most, are the ones who will never enter Williams' studio, which is why he's considering becoming a mentor to a student in the Newton County School System.

January 30, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


NCSS compares other systems

In an effort to make the best choices for Newton County's students, the school system has compared itself to seven other systems in the state while working on potential cuts to next year's budget.

January 30, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Students affected by HOPE cuts

Students at Georgia Perimeter College and other universities across Georgia are bracing for possible cuts to the HOPE scholarship, though many are unsure what those cuts will actually be.

January 30, 2011 | Sabastian Wee | Education


School system defends land purchase

In the wake of much public scrutiny, the Newton County School System is defending its decision to buy 117.77 acres off Crowell Road to build a replacement school for Newton High.

January 28, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Fairview Theme ranks second in country in label collection

Fairview Theme School has reached another milestone, this time coming in second in the country in the SunnyD Book Spree Offer and Sweepstakes, winning hundreds of books for the classrooms.

January 28, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


fall graduates

April Knight of Covington received a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Berry College in commencement ceremonies Dec. 11.

January 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


fall honor roll

PIEDMONT ACADEMY HONOR ROLL

January 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Porter Library now open

The Newton County School System will hold a financial aid meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Newton High School. Parents and seniors from all three high schools are invited to attend. School officials will be on hand to discuss financial aid and help families determine how to pay for college. Additionally, all local scholarship information has been posted at the Newton County School System website, www.newtoncountyschools.org, under both the "student" and "parent" tab. Many of these scholarships have a Feb. 1 deadline.

January 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


The Center gets energy makeover

During a sunny month, The Center for Community Preservation and Planning in downtown Covington can actually sell electricity back to the city of Covington.

January 25, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Five Newton County schools awarded with Title 1 honor

Five Newton County elementary schools were honored recently as 2011 Title 1 Distinguished Schools.

January 25, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


Slimming school year could save money

In an effort to cut at least $9 million, officials with the Newton County School System have proposed several cuts to the 2011-2012 budget. Below is a look at two proposals, possible change to the length of the school day and changes to high school scheduling, that could potentially save a lot of cash, but have the most impact on parents and teachers.

January 25, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


Bus service, alternative school changes on the table

The Newton County Board of Education has several proposals on the table as it seeks to cut some $9 million in its budget for the 2011-2012 school year. Two cuts that could save the largest amount of money are shutting Sharp Learning Center in favor of a different alternative education and moving to a three-tier transportation program.

January 25, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education


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