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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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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


Elementary schools to be rezoned

The Newton County Board of Education discussed the rezoning of the county's elementary schools at Tuesday's meeting. All schools will be affected in some way, though not all students will necessarily change schools.

November 10, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Board postpones naming of new Airport Road elementary school

The Newton County Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to table the naming of the new elementary school until December, after several Oxford residents ask they leave the name Palmer-Stone Elementary at the Oxford school, which is scheduled to be phased-out.

November 10, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


On Broadway

George M. Cohen's classic musical "Give My Regards to Broadway" will be staged by the Eastside High School Chorus Show Choir at 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the school auditorium.

November 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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