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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


East Newton Elementary School Honor Roll

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

June 03, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Education


Mansfield 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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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


Newton County Schools receive over $20,000 in grant awards from General Mills Foundation

The Newton County School System received a General Mills Foundation grant for the benefit ofelementary students in the Newton and Rockdale County school districts.

March 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


High school students focus on health-related careers through job shadowing

On February 2 and 3 nearly 70 high school students from Alcovy, Eastside and Newton high schools participated in the second annual Healthcare Science Careers Job Shadow Day.

March 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Board of Education revises school calendar due to snow day

The Newton County Board of Education approved Tuesday evening school Superintendent, Dr. Steve Whatley's proposed revisions to the current school calendar to accommodate the makeup of the February 12 snow day.

March 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


No decision made on proposed cuts to education

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue blasted lawmakers Thursday for using what he called "scare tactics" regarding cuts to the university system budget.

March 07, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Kindergarten Round-Up dates announced for March

Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up during the week of March 15 through March 18. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2010 (child must have been born on or before Sept. 1, 2005) to register for the 2010?2011 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children.

March 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Charlie Elliott Astronomy this month: ‘The Sun’

This month, Stephen Ramsden, our organization's solar expert or "SunDawg," discusses our sun's history from nebula to middle-age star and the processes that keep it shining.

March 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


‘Quality Time’ event to celebrate Spring

The Learning Center and Montessori School of Covington are partnering to offer Newton County parents the chance to spend a couple of hours of quality time with their children ages 3 to 12 at an event that's all about the season we've been waiting for - spring!

March 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


feb. students of the month

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

March 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Kiwanis awards STAR students, teachers at Thursday meeting

Although school is out this week for mid-winter break, three high school students were honored at Covington Kiwanis Club luncheon for their stellar school performances.

February 19, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Education


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