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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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Theme School royalty

Newton County Theme School at Ficquett has new royalty. The theme school named its first king and queen Tuesday night after its first-ever Mr. and Ms. Newton County Theme School Contest. Eleven students were in the running for a crown.

November 19, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Celebrities read to Porterdale Elementary

Community leaders stopped by Porterdale Elementary this week to read their favorite books to students in Pre-K through fifth grade as part of the school's Celebrity Readers event, Nov. 11–19. Linda Depkin of Newton Federal Bank read to third-graders Thursday in Mrs. Wagstaff's class.

November 16, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Georgia Primary & Urgent Care donates to school nurses

Georgia Primary & Urgent Care, an affiliate of Rockdale Medical Center, donated 20 sharps containers to nurses at Newton County schools. According to Cheryl Raper, practice manager, the containers are used to dispose of needles and other biohazard materials.

November 16, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Paige is queen, Tristan is king

Peachtree Academy homecoming court is, left to right, Julie Ozburn, Carly Argo, Grace Elliot, Karley Johnson, Paige Johnson, Tristan Watson, Dylan Brooks, Dalton Chappelear, Rashad Little, Zani Dembure, Jordan Ozburn and Callie Barnes; (Not pictured): Lawson VanNess, Caulder Smith, Ethan Miller Brandon Wilson; Little princesses Danielle King, Savannah Norris, Imani Michel, Sophia Allard, Madaleine Moye-Lowery, Camdyn Hicks, Julia Rash, Emma Scrivner and Dylan Campbell.

November 16, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Three NCSS schools named Georgia Reward Schools

Liberty Middle School, Alcovy High School and Newton High School have been named Reward Schools by the Georgia Department of Education.

November 16, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


WSB meteorologist visits Flint Hill

The signs of winter are all around us, from the falling leaves to Christmas decorations, and this week Georgians experienced the first freeze of the season.

November 14, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | Education


Newton schools meet federal lunch standards

Newton County Schools' school nutrition program is now meeting federal school lunch standards, which means that it is certified to receive a 6-cent reimbursement that will apply retroactively to each meal served since May 1 and to all future meals served.

November 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Students to be released early Friday

Progress reports will be distributed to Newton County School System middle and high school students Thursday.

November 12, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


Parents, community urged to support students

Dozens of parents and other community residents gathered at Newton High School Saturday morning to learn how they can help improve the education of Newton's students.

November 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Middle Ridge celebrates Blue Ribbon

Students, faculty and staff participated Wednesday in a school-wide celebration of Middle Ridge Elementary School's selection as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School.

October 26, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


CMS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Students and teachers at Clements Middle School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month for the first time with a special program Oct. 18.

October 24, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


ViewPath helping teachers, students

ViewPath Systems installed in Newton County's secondary schools are helping the district to improve teacher effectiveness and student behavior, according to school district officials.

October 24, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Builders Club teaches community service

Community service is not just for adults. Just ask 44 middle-schoolers at Newton County Theme School.

October 24, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Middle-schoolers invited to Health Careers Expo

Middle school students have the opportunity to learn about career options in health care at an upcoming event.

October 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS highlights school bus safety

Newton County Schools will recognize School Bus Safety this week.

October 21, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


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