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BOE receives 5-year technology proposal

COVINGTON, Ga. - According to Adam Phyall, Newton County School System's (NCSS's) director of technology and media services, 60 percent of NCSS's 15 ...

August 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Piedmont Academy welcomes new students

MONTICELLO, Ga. - Piedmont Academy kicked off the 2017-2018 school year with 27 new students Aug. 10.

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Indian Creek Middle School students are reading and riding

COVINGTON, Ga. - Indian Creek Middle School students are reading and riding this school year thanks to media specialist, Lori McGovern, who recently installed an exercise ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Ribbity Ribbitz Embroidery supports Newton County Theme School PTO

COVINGTON, Ga. - Ribbity Ribbitz Embroidery, a longtime partner in education with Newton County Theme School (NCTS), recently presented principal Dr. Naomi Cobb and school PTO ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Students attend summer leadership camp

COVINGTON, Ga. - This summer 44 students from Newton County attended Summer Leadership Camp (SLC) at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, on the banks of ...

August 08, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County School System to Delay Dismissal on August 21 for Solar Eclipse

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County School System (NCSS) will delay dismissal by 45 minutes on Monday, Aug. 21 due to the expected solar eclipse, and ...

August 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside/NCCA student named 2017 Georgia Northeast Region Work-Based Learning Student of the Year

COVINGTON, Ga. - Eastside High School (EHS) and Newton College & Career Academy (NCCA) senior, Allen Miller, was recently awarded the 2017 Georgia Northeast Region Work-Based Learning ...

August 03, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Newton BOE extends superintendent’s contract, increases salary

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) has extended Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's contract for an additional year. By unanimous vote, school board ...

July 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS announces 2016-2017 Georgia Milestones Assessment results

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has released Newton County School System's (NCSS) results from the 2015-16 administration of the Georgia Milestones ...

July 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS announces 2017 AP scholars

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce 83 students have earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional ...

July 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Golden State Foods Foundation donates book bags, school supplies for NCSS students

COVINGTON, Ga. - Golden State Foods Foundation has donated backpacks full of school supplies for Newton County School System (NCSS) students. In all, 300 backpacks stuffed ...

July 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Three Ring Studios announces scholarship exclusively for Newton, Rockdale

COVINGTON, Ga. - Rahim Charania, president of Three Ring Studios (TRS), announced a special scholarship, exclusively for students in Newton and Rockdale County to attend Georgia ...

July 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Summertime is school and college construction time

COVINGTON, Ga. - It happens every year. Summertime, when the students are mostly away, is a time ripe for renovation and construction projects on school and ...

July 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Georgia Piedmont Technical College students awarded medals

Georgia Piedmont Technical College students were big winners during the 53rd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held recently in Louisville, Kentucky. More ...

July 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford’s Robert Hight graduates from Tulane University

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Tulane University awarded degrees to nearly 2,800 graduates on May 20 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Local student, Robert ...

July 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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Scholarship named after Covington teacher

The DeKalb Technical College Foundation announced a new scholarship to be given out yearly.

September 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


DECA Delight

The Newton High School DECA Chapter, under the direction of Quinita Morrow, proved that they are off to a good start. Beginning their first community service project, several DECA members of Newton High School went to Porterdale Elementary on Sept. 2 to assist in their afterschool program. Under the assistance of Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Colbert (Porterdale instructors), 38 DECA students participated in communication skills, enrichment activities and finger painting with the students. Morrow was so pleased with the interaction of her DECA members with the students of Porterdale that they have decided to return to Porterdale on a bi-weekly ...

September 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Loaded gun found at Challenge Charter Academy

Working on an anonymous tip, authorities located a loaded semi-automatic weapon at Challenge Charter Academy Monday afternoon.

September 03, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


After School program at Livingston Elementary canceled today

The after school program at Livingston Elementary School has been canceled today due to a water main break at the school. Parents of students who attend that program will need to make arrangements to pick up their students when school is dismissed today or call the school at (770) 784-2930 to make other arrangements.

September 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Sams resigns as Newton principal

Newton High School Principal Dr. Roderick Sams resigned Wednesday, saying the choice was, "due to a series of issues that are personal in nature."

The popular principal had been at the school since 2008 and shared the news with the NHS faculty and staff in a meeting Wednesday afternoon. When reached by phone, he reiterated that his reasons for leaving the school were of a personal nature and declined to discuss particulars further at this time. According to Sams they were issues he had been dealing with for some time that were beginning to affect his ability to "be the ...

September 02, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Square Dance school supplies

Dancin' donations:

August 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County BOE supports opposition to Georgia Charter School Commission law

During a special called meeting on Tuesday, August 27, the Newton County Board of Education unanimously supported joining an "amicus brief" in support of the Georgia School Boards Association and the Georgia School Superintendents Association's court challenge to the Georgia's Charter School Commission.

August 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS enters articulation agreement with DeKalb Tech.

Newton County School System on Tuesday officially entered into an articulation agreement with DeKalb Technical College that affords students the opportunity to earn 12 college credits upon completion of the Small Business Development Pathway. The agreement with DeKalb Tech also includes students in four other local school districts - Decatur City, DeKalb, Morgan, and Rockdale County school systems.

August 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia wins Race to the Top

Governor Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday that Georgia was selected as a winner by the U.S. Department of Education for the second round of "Race to the Top" grants. The state is projected to receive $400 million over four years to implement its plan.

August 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Welcome to Oxford College

A college collage: Freshmen started to arrive at Oxford College for the 2010-2011 school year on Wednesday. Their six-day orientation had the new scholars move in to their residence halls, participate in team-building and community building activities and to learn the lay of the land. Classes at Oxford College begin on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

August 22, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Education


Supe’s Corner: Schools must build background knowledge

In my "Letter from the Superintendent" (CN, Aug. 15, 2010), I suggested that when all is said and done, instruction itself has the largest influence on achievement. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, instruction is not always as effective as it could be, but could improve swiftly and significantly through ordinary and accessible means.

August 22, 2010 | Dr. Gary Mathews NCSS Superintendent | Education


A head start: Dual enrollment gives high schoolers a taste of college

More high school students in Newton County are learning the benefits of Dual Enrollment (DE) programs offered at Georgia Perimeter College.

GPC's DE numbers are up 76 percent from last year, with 116 students enrolled in the Newton campus, compared to 66 students from last year. There are a total of 813 students attending DE at GPC's five campuses.

August 22, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Education


NCSS sees slight decline in scores as more students take the ACT

More students in Newton County took the ACT college entrance exam in 2010; however, test scores have declined slightly from 2009.

August 20, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


NCSS revamps tribunal procedures

The Newton County Board of Education is revamping its tribunal procedures in order to allow administrators to spend less time in tribunals and more time in their schools.

August 20, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Education


Thanks, Pine Valley!

Ready for school: Dustin Kendall, 14, Brianna Kendall, 13, Faith Kendall, 10, and Elisabeth, 5, are all smiles and ready for school. For the 21st year the Pine Valley Mission has furnished school supplies, book bags, shoes and clothing to children in the High Point/Heard-Mixon area. Two sets of new clothing were given along with other required school items. The items were distributed before the start of school. The mission furnishes these supplies for the entire year, along with winter coats and sweaters. The Pine Valley Mission is located at 12185 Highway 36 and is staffed entirely by volunteers.

August 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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