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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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Invaluable lessons

Funds from the economic stimulus package have trickled down to Newton County and provided Washington Street Community Center with the ability to supply the county with more than 100 teen workers this summer.

June 28, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Newton dual enrollment students stage mock trial

Students enrolled in the Criminal Justice class at Newton High School conducted a mock trial as part of their final assignment. The students in this class are part of the Dual Enrollment program offered by DeKalb Technical College to high school students in Newton County.

The students prepared and presented witnesses and arguments supporting both the case for the prosecution and that for the defense. DeKalb Tech offered dual enrollment courses in Criminal Justice Fundamentals, Homeland Security and Certified Nursing Assistant at Newton County High School during the 2008-09 school year.

June 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Livingston May Students of Month

June 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Spring semester honor rolls

COUSINS MIDDLE SCHOOL

June 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Two principals leave high schools

Alcovy High School principal David Easterday has announced his retirement effective July 1 and Eastside High School principal Dr. Robert Daria has announced that he will resign his position effective July 1 as well.

June 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Home School/out of state high school news

Oxford home-schooled student Flannery Peay earned a silver medallion for scoring 93 to 99 percent on the 19th annual National Mythology Exam. The 6th grader joined over 10,000 students in grades 3-9 from the United States, Canada and Australia in completing the test which is sponsored by the American Classical league's standing committee. Flannery is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Austin Peay.

June 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Theme schools adopt student dress codes

Rules and dress code requirements for the new theme schools at Fairview Elementary and Clements Middle schools were approved unanimously by all board members present at Tuesday night's work session for the Newton County Board of Education, allowing principals to distribute the strict parent contract and dress code for the 2009-2010 school year to parents.

June 14, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Oxford College Institute continues to shape environmental education

2009 Oxford Institute for Environmental Education (OIEE) began today at Oxhouse Science Center, science field station of Oxford College. Founded in 1992, OIEE provides an opportunity for science teachers in grades K-12 to collaborate with college biology faculty, gaining new science teaching methods and investigative techniques.

June 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


NHS students attend state leadership conference at Jekyll Island

Newton High School students Adam Graham, John Parker and DeOndre Robinson won several awards at the CTI State Leadership Conference held April 29-May 2 at Jekyll Island.

John Parker competed against 13 students from across the state to place second in public speaking. The judge's score for him was 95, 93 and 92 out of a possible 100. According to his teacher, John was confident that he would place in the top three and excited when his name was called to come to the stage and accept his trophy.

June 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford Dean creates scholarship fund

Stephen Bowen, dean of Oxford College of Emory University, and his wife, Nancy, have pledged $100,000 to create a new endowed scholarship fund at Oxford. The Bowen Scholarship will provide need-based aid to sophomore students.

June 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


The house that Kenny built

Small house, big prize:

June 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy High School graduates

  • Gregory Keith Allen
  • Oran Isler Allen
  • Nicholas Antonio Allicock
  • Ashley Ann Alvarez
  • Matthew James Anderson
  • Jessica Faye Anglin
  • Justin Matthew Argo
  • Leslie Ann Armistead
  • Tequilla Renae Arnold
  • Parrish Shasonyia Austin
  • Brandon Jamel Avery
  • Kelly Marie Azar
  • Steven Oluwadamilare Badru
  • Arthur Ross Bagley
  • Johnna Rae Bagley
  • Kadarius Dewayne Bailey
  • Darrius Terrell Baker
  • Cody James Bala
  • Jacob Aaron Ball
  • Joseph Brian Bandoo
  • Shana Nicole Barronton
  • Raegan Nicole Barton
  • Jeremy Lee Batson
  • Konstantin Ivanovich Bazelyuk
  • Rahmel Tavon Beaudoin
  • Richard Lee Berhmann
  • Gabrielle LaRae Belcher
  • Tiara Nichole Benford
  • Melissa Leen Bennett
  • Lawrence Chua Bituin
  • Douglas Samuel Blanks, Jr.
  • Angel Marie Boggs
  • Jarrood Henry Bolivar ...

May 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside High School graduates

  • Marty Bagsit Abernathy
  • Tyler Lanier Adams
  • Alexis Anna Adams
  • Jessica Marie Adams
  • Kevyn Reysean Agudo
  • Ashlyn Michelle Aiken
  • Broderick Ethan Alexander
  • Chelsea Leigh Alexander
  • Bre'Anna Miche Allen
  • Kenneth Keaton Anglin
  • Tony Terrell Atwater
  • Autumn Synclare Atwood
  • Anderico Rapheal Bailey
  • Brandon Thomas Bailey
  • Trevor Rucker Bailey
  • Ted Keith Baker
  • Thomas Andrew Barnes, Jr.
  • Erin Natasha Barr
  • Natalia Barreto
  • Cristal Jade Barrett
  • Troy Lauvell Baynes
  • Samuel Garrett Beckworth
  • Melissa Christine Bender
  • Heather Ann Benson
  • Chase Christian Berry
  • Chelsie Linae Bledsoe
  • Matthew Johnston Bohannon
  • Tiffany Charmaine Bond
  • Ryan Edward Boston
  • Jacqueline Nan Bowden
  • James Randall Brewer, Jr.
  • Laura Anne Briscoe
  • Audriana Alisha ...

May 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Newton High School graduates

  • Simone Kelly Adams
  • Tachika Adolphe
  • Broderick Veroy Agnew, Jr.
  • Timarcus Renard Aiken
  • Lacy Maleeah Allen
  • Terrez Dejuan Allen
  • Allan Sapla Amancio
  • Nathifa Nailaha Anderson
  • Sequoia Menyata Shante Andrews
  • Samir Mohamed Asker
  • Brittany Lynn Audette
  • Christine Maris Augusta
  • Covida LaTrice Austin
  • Terry Jamel Austin
  • Marcus Rashad Bailey
  • Mako Shariff Baker
  • Benjamin Paul Balliew
  • Michael Cleo Banks, Jr.
  • Brittany Ann Barnes
  • Marion Christopher Barnes
  • Ti'Yana DaJanequa Barton-Bryan
  • Joshua Ellis Basden
  • Jemar Ryan Bather
  • Lakia Kyana Batton
  • Rommy Imad Bayyoud
  • Shenika Amanda Beckles
  • Malcolm Xavier Bedford
  • Ashton Belot
  • Felisa Nicole Bement
  • Deshanae Unique Benjamin
  • Melissa Faith Bentley
  • Valencia Mystic Benton
  • Kasime Anthony ...

May 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Numbers looking up at Sharp

A presentation given to the Newton County School Board May 19 by Sharp Learning Center Principal Gabriel Burnette showed that things are not nearly as bleak at the alternative school as people often believe.

May 29, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


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