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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 announces top three finalists for 2010 Teacher of the Year

The top three finalists for Newton County Teacher of the Year were announced this morning. Gail Bemis from Livingston Elementary School, Laurie Carpenter from Fairview Theme School and Melanie Sheets from Heard-Mixon Elementary School have been choosen for the honor.

Check Sunday's edition of The Covington News for more.

October 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


October Students of the Month

Mansfield Elementary School announces its students of the month for October.

October 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


School superintendent announces plans to retire

Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley announced his plans to retire effective June 30, 2010. Whatley's intention was given to the board in the form of a recommendation and it was given this month so there would be plenty of time for the board members to look for potential replacement candidates. "I included and recommended this action now so that the Board of Education can begin a thorough process of defining what it wants as a new superintendent, post the position, interview for the impending vacancy and employ a new superintendent so as to have as smooth as ...

October 30, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Liberal Arts Academy students continue to be challenged academically

The academically rigorous Academy of Liberal Arts at Newton High School is operating in its first year as a school within a school and already students are flourishing according to a presentation to members of the Newton County School System Board of Education that included information provided by students.

October 30, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


NCSS Superintendent announces retirement

Tonight at the Board of Education's monthly meeting, Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2010.

October 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County School System announces 2010 Teachers of the Year

The Newton County School System and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2010 Newton County Teacher of the Year. Each of the 23 nominees was elected as the 2010 Teacher of the Year at his or her school.

October 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


summer college graduates

October 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


October Honor Roll

PIEDMONT ACADEMY HONOR ROLL

October 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County School System receives $283,447 Caring Communities System of Care Grant

The Governor's Office for Children and Families has awarded the Newton County School System a 2009 Caring Communities System of Care grant in the amount of $283,447. The Newton County School System was one of only ten recipients in the state to receive a Caring Communities grant award. The system of care approach is designed to unite and coordinate the efforts of community agencies responsible for serving children and families. Through a community-wide collaboration of agencies focused on improving the welfare of youth in Newton County and support from the Caring Communities grant, the Newton County School System ...

October 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS receives grant for after-school programs

The Newton County School System received good news this week when officials learned they had been awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant from the Georgia Department of Education.

October 11, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Garrison wins scholarship

October 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Grace Baptist Church makes generous donation to Porterdale Elementary School students

Grace Baptist Church in Covington recently made a generous donation of much needed school supplies to students at Porterdale Elementary School. On behalf of his congregation, Pastor Philip Bone personally delivered the supplies to school principal, Ms. Lizzella Dodson. In addition to five book bags filled with the standard school items requested by the first, second, third, fourth and fifth grades, the church collected and donated to the school two cases of notebook paper, one case of pencils, one case of Crayola crayons, one case of rulers, one case of glue sticks, 10 protractors, 12 packs of pens and 12 ...

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS announces winners of bus safety poster contest

Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce that Brian Lopez and Hannah Hinton are the winners of the district's annual School Bus Safety Poster Contest! The theme of this year's contest was "Cross in View, it's the Right Thing to Do!" According to NCSS Assistant Transportation Director Randall Luna, their posters will now represent Newton County Schools in the Georgia competition.

October 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Keeping the faith

"I never lost my faith," said Andre Kessler to a large group of Newton High School freshman. "I am still an observant and very proud Jew."

And although his faith is still strong, it certainly has been tested in the past. Kessler, who was born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1940, is a survivor of the Holocaust, the systematic extermination of approximately six million Jews.

October 06, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


September Students of Month

Ficquett Elementary School announces its students of the month for September.

October 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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