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More fundraisers, policy changes for school start

Parents with a child attending a special instructional program may have an easier transportation schedule for any other children.

July 24, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Teaching tech to teachers

July 24, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Education


State releases district-level EOCT scores

District-level scores were released by the Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) for 2014 End-of-Course Tests (EOCT), showing Newton County School System (NCSS) students outpaced the state pass rate on six out of eight tests and improved pass rates on five of six tests from last year.

July 19, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


BOE wants input on proposed policy

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) is reviewing proposed revisions to two Newton County School System (NCSS) policies and wants the public's input on the changes.

July 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


School counselor wins Educator of Distinction award

An area public high school educator was recently recognized for her work with students and the mark she has left on many graduates' lives, a feat that cannot be disputed as one of her students had to nominate her.

June 13, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Eighth grade CRCT scores improve across state

Georgia eighth graders' scores increased this year, the last year of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, showing an eight percentage point gain in reading. Grade 8 students showed a two percentage point increase in English language arts, a three percentage point increase in mathematics, a three percentage point increase in science, and a two percentage point increase in social studies.

June 12, 2014 | | Education


Education app needs funding

A Covington business owner and single mother of four felt a disconnect between parents and teachers when her children kept bringing home notes covered in mud or not at all, so she took matters into her own hands.

June 07, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Newton County Theme School at Ficquett Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

June 05, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Middle Ridge Elementary School Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

June 05, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Porterdale Elementary School Honor Roll

All A Honor Roll

June 05, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Newton High School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

June 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Rocky Plains Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

June 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Oak Hill Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

June 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Flint Hill Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

June 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Heard-Mixon Elementary School Honor Roll

The following students were named to the final 2013-2014 honor roll.

June 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


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Parson to Person: 7 easy steps to God

Last week we began to discuss the importance of having a time of personal daily devotions. Speaking on this subject, D.L. Moody said, "A man can no more take in a supply of grace for the future than he can eat enough for the next six months, or take sufficient air into his lungs at one time to sustain life for a week. We must draw upon God's boundless store of grace from day to day as we need it." That's true.

June 11, 2010 | Dr. John Pearrell | Education


Dollar General awards Newton County READS

Emphasizing their mission statement to support literacy and education skills to all ages, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Newton County READS a $10,000 grant on May 20.

June 11, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Education


Local schools vie for big money from Big Lots contest

As schools across the nation struggle with budget cuts, students find themselves with fewer opportunities than ever. The loss of vital programs like the arts and physical education and the lack of funds for supplies like textbooks and instruments have made it difficult for teachers to perform jobs necessary to educate their students.

June 11, 2010 | Sabastian Wee swee@covnews.com | Education


Cycle of improvement

Bikes for academic improvement: At the Awards Program at Palmer-Stone Elementary School on May 27, the Oxford Lions Club awarded six bicycles to the third, fourth and fifth grade boys and girls who had shown the most improvement during the past academic school year. The Covington Pilot Club provided safety helmets to go along with the bicycles. Both civic organizations are Partners in Education with Palmer-Stone. Other partners, McDonald's and Dr. Pepper, provided a customized bicycle for Ian Kreiger who had shown outstanding progress in the Accelerated Reading Program.

June 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


DeKalb Tech names new chairman

Edward (Ed) Bates, Director of Southeast Operations for PACTIV Corporation, has been named DeKalb Technical College Foundation Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Foundation is a community based nonprofit organization that strives to promote the cause of technical and adult education while expanding education opportunities for the students of DeKalb Technical College.

June 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Shining Star

Very promising:

June 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Woodlee’s Christian Academy graduates

Woodlee's Christian Academy hosted its first ever graduating class Saturday at Christ Cornerstone Church in Covington. Damir Dado Dandic was honored as the class valedictorian and Ryan Anthony Martin was honored as the class salutatorian.

June 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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


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