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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


Community model for fighting poverty presented

Donna Beegle grew up, married, and started a family in extreme poverty. In her mid-twenties, she was single mother worried about becoming homeless and losing ...

March 20, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


GPTC board welcomes Mayor Fred Perriman of Madison

Dr. Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), announces the appointment of Fred Perriman, Mayor of Madison, as a member of the college ...

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


BOE recognizes contest winners

At its March 14 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) recognized the Veterans Memorial Middle School mathematics team which won ...

March 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


PHOTO GALLERY: Montessori School students host chili luncheon

The Montessori School of Covington opened its doors Monday morning to local community servants for a chili lunch, specially made by students of the Early ...

March 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Thank you school board members

It's Georgia School Board Appreciation Week. The Covington News appreciates the individual and collective contributions made by all current and past public, private, and ...

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy welcomes new NHS members

The Piedmont Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomes 10 new members on Feb. 23. Seniors Georgia Allen and Grace Roberts, Juniors Brett Bush ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC announces Dean’s List and President’s List for local residents

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is pleased to announce that two Newton County students were named to the institution's prestigious President's List, while ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Legislators ‘working through’ BOE pay raise request

At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) approved a resolution to ask for a salary increase for ...

March 12, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


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Ficquett students decorate tree

Ornaments adorned: Brandon Dennis, a fifth grader at Ficquett Elementary, helped decorate the Christmas tree at the Board of Education Building on Tuesday morning.

November 30, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Education


Piedmont Academy earns top honors in state one-act play competition

Piedmont Academy earned top honors recently in the GISA State AA One-Act Play competition at Darton College in Albany, Ga.

November 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Tending the garden

Keeping the garden looking sharp:

November 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Meet the court

The little court: McIntosh Trail ECDC would like to present the 2010-2011 King and Queen and their court. Sitting L-R Kaderrius Hutchings (King), Carmen Ruiz and Jamaya Anderson (Queen). Standing L-R Trinarion Griffin, Ceclia Burgess and Dalio Enriquez. The children raised a total of $1,305.30.

November 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Students stroll the catwalk

The West Newton Elementary dance program recently held its first Golden Catwalk Fashion Show at Liberty Middle School.

November 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Newton students match state averages in writing test

About 95 percent of Newton County School System students passed the writing portion of state tests on the first try for 2010-2011, which matches the state average.

November 21, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


School system releases proposed elementary rezoning boundaries

Parents of elementary school students have been wondering how proposed rezoning of Newton County elementary schools will affect their students. School system officials have released the boundary descriptions to let them know just that. Here are the proposed boundaries:

November 19, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


College search

Extraordinary searching: Eastside Senior Lincoln Temple completed the college scavenger hunt and returned his form first to win the $25 cash prize as part of Georgia Apply to College Week.

November 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia Perimeter College gets grant for driver safety program

November 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Schools facing budget cuts

Projected revenue losses for next year have the Newton County School System looking to trim $4.6 million to $9 million from its 2011-2012 budget, according to a release from Superintendent Gary Mathews.

November 17, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Superintendent forum to be held Tuesday morning

Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews will be hosting a community forum on public schools tomorrow morning at central office.

November 15, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Troy offers adult education program

For a majority of today's high school students a college degree is becoming expected, but for many from prior generations, a higher education degree remains an elusive pinnacle.

November 14, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Free and reduced meal eligibility is up slightly

Enrollment for Newton County schools has gone up by 322 from this time last year, but according to the Georgia Department of Education, 1,101 more students are eligible to receive free or reduced lunches.

November 14, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Elementary schools to be rezoned

Newton County elementary schools are set to be rezoned before the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year to accommodate the new elementary school and eliminate overcrowding at existing schools.

November 12, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


College kickoff!

Scavenger hunt: Kim Waters, a Joint Enrollment student at GPC Newton and Lenzie Rutledge, Eastside High senior, awarded prizes to students who attended the kick off at Sharp Stadium as part of the 2010 Georgia Apply to College Week. Eastside is the first Newton County school to participate in the program.

November 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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