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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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Graduation - Hornibrook

Dr. Melanie Lynn Hornibrook recently graduated from Medical College of Georgia.

September 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


DECA gears up

Making plans: On Tuesday, Sept. 21, Ms. Morrow and the DECA Officers of Newton High School held their Official Officer Training. While conducting their training, DECA Officers planned out their yearly activities, including what they have planned for National DECA Week on October 1016. Some of the activities include a Community Service Projects with Porterdale, a "PINK Out" supporting Breast Cancer, Teacher Appreciation Day, DECA Spirit Day, Dress for Success and DECA Career Day.

September 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Ficquett Fall Festival returns

It's back! Fall is the best time of year for family gatherings. The Ficquett Fall Festival is the major fundraising effort for the school. It will be fun-filled day to enjoy time with family, friends and the community. The profits support the continuing education of our children. Last year had over 300 people attend the festival.

The school is looking for businesses to purchase spaces and promote their goods and services. Space consists of two parking spaces or a 10x10 area. Please provide your own tent, table, chairs and/or generators. No electrical outlets are available due to safety ...

September 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


EHS Homecoming Queen

Hail to the queen: Nancy East was escorted to the field by her brother, Micah East, before she was crowned homecoming queen of Eastside High School for 2010.

September 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Movers and shakers

The children at First Presbyterian Learning Center turned into builders and architects on Friday.

Cardboard boxes were the building material of choice, and the children crafted skyscrapers, buildings and tunnels before getting to the really fun part, the demolition, according to Deana Graham, program director.

September 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


School Lunch Menus

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September 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


New principal named for NHS

Newton High School's new principal, Craig Lockhart, is set to assume duties at the school on Oct. 18.

September 24, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Whirled Peace

Veterans Memorial Middle School students aren't yet old enough to vote, but they are making their voices heard through the Pinwheels for Peace project.

September 22, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


College campus visits offered to local high school seniors

The Eastside High School counseling department has partnered with Covington First United Methodist Church to provide eight field trips for seniors to Georgia colleges.

September 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


College fair comes to Stonecrest

High School juniors and seniors can speak with representatives from 103 colleges and universities at the PROBE College Fair, 6-9 p.m. on Monday at The Mall at Stonecrest.

September 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Homecoming court is now in session

Fifteen lovely ladies: Come cheer on the Eastside Eagles this Friday when they take on Spalding for their homecoming game at Sharp Stadium.

September 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


New Newton High principal named

The Newton County Board of Education announced Tuesday that Dr. Craig Lockhart will be the next principal of Newton High School and will start Oct. 18. Lockhart is currently with the Bibb County School System as an associate superintendent of support services.

September 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


summer graduate

Amy Chambers of Covington received her Master of Education from Western Governors University. The online-non-profit university awarded over 200 graduate degrees at its semi-annual commencement ceremony held in Salt Lake City July 17.

September 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Newton Royalty

September 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


BOE seeks $29 million in state money for new Newton High

The Newton County Board of Education is expected to approve a recommendation at their Tuesday meeting to apply for more than $29 million from the state to assist in the construction of a replacement high school for Newton High.

September 19, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


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