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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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Superintendent to start cutting next year's budget

On Tuesday night, the Board of Education gave Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley permission to start making cuts to next year's fiscal year budget, including personnel, after he informed them the school was looking at an initial $9.7 million deficit.

April 13, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Aussie ambassador

While most fifth-graders are looking forward to spending their summer vacation sleeping late and hanging out with friends, 11-year-old Natalyn Crockett hopes to learn about how to bridge cultural and political borders and promote peace globally as a student ambassador to Australia. But, she might not make it if she can't raise the funds by May 1.

April 11, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


R.L. Cousins High School alumni host meet and greet

Almost 200 R.L. Cousins High School alumni reflected on the 'Good Ole' Days' at the meet-and-greet held in the school's old cafeteria, a cafeteria not just remembered for lunches served there. It had been where band practice was held after school, where the prom and graduation were held. But March 14 was the day almost 200 R.L. Cousins High School alumni representing all 13 classes would focus on a common vision. This is a vision that focuses on education for the young people and working with the Covington community.

April 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


student of month March

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

March 30, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


BOE chooses new superintendent

Gary Mathews will be the next superintendent of the Newton County School System. The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved hiring Mathews by a 4-0 vote at an 8:30 a.m. special called meeting Thursday.

March 26, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Showing appreciation

The place to be for lunch in Newton County Monday afternoon was the Montessori School of Covington. But not just everyone was invited; the annual luncheon was to honor those people in the community who make a difference, such as medical professionals, firefighters and members of law enforcement.

March 23, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


'Greater Tuna' comes to GPC

"Greater Tuna" the hilarious comedy about a group of citizens in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas comes to the GPC Newton stage Wednesday, March 24 through Sunday, March 28.

Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, "Greater Tuna" is described as a "tour de force" in quick costume changes and romping humor, all delivered by just two actors, GPC student Michael Cave and Newton High School math and film instructor Laramy Wells.

March 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


High school attendance zones amended

For many Newton and Eastside high school students, there will be a major change in the 2010-2011 school year, namely, which high school they will be zoned to attend.

March 19, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


school fall honor rolls 2009

Oak Hill Elementary announces its honor roll for fall semester.

March 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS Spelling Bee champion moves on to state finals

Newton County's super speller, seventh-grader Caitlin Smith of Indian Creek Middle School, has earned a spot in the State Spelling Bee. Smith won the Indian Creek Spelling Bee, the Newton County School System Spelling Bee and was the runner?up in the regional spelling bee at Putnam County Elementary School in February. Her second place finish earned her a trip to the state competition this week at Georgia State University. "Everybody at the bee was a great speller and I just felt like if I won that would be great, but if I didn't it was still great ...

March 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Students prepare for the future by building life skills

"Preparing students to be successful in the workplace is an all encompassing endeavor," proclaimed Dr. Steve Whatley, Superintendent of Schools, last fall, adding "It's more than the classroom. Students need something that will put them over the top; something to make them stand out; something to help assure success as they take their place in society." That statement became an action item for Newton County Schools Work?based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship coordinators and culminated on January 21, with the first Aspiring Young Professionals Evaluation Dinner. Aspiring Young Professionals was a huge success with 120 Work?based Learning and ...

March 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Top students attend LEAD Conference

Nearly 100 outstanding high school seniors recently attended Georgia Southern University's second annual Southern Leadership Excellence Academics and Dedication (LEAD) Conference at its main campus in Statesboro. Throughout the day they attended leadership workshops, as well as toured the campus and residence halls

March 14, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


PASS Club in need of funds

Parents at Newton High School have organized an academic booster club and are hoping to raise money to help students with various academic endeavors.

March 14, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


BOE close to completing facilities plan

The Newton County Board of Education is one step closer to completing its new five-year facilities plan, and with the changes, it could infuse roughly $24 million into its building program from state participation.

March 14, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


3 superintendent candidates remain

The list of 51 applicants has been narrowed down to three in the search for a new superintendent for the Newton County School System.

March 12, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


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