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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


Community model for fighting poverty presented

Donna Beegle grew up, married, and started a family in extreme poverty. In her mid-twenties, she was single mother worried about becoming homeless and losing ...

March 20, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


GPTC board welcomes Mayor Fred Perriman of Madison

Dr. Jabari Simama, president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), announces the appointment of Fred Perriman, Mayor of Madison, as a member of the college ...

March 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


BOE recognizes contest winners

At its March 14 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) recognized the Veterans Memorial Middle School mathematics team which won ...

March 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


PHOTO GALLERY: Montessori School students host chili luncheon

The Montessori School of Covington opened its doors Monday morning to local community servants for a chili lunch, specially made by students of the Early ...

March 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Thank you school board members

It's Georgia School Board Appreciation Week. The Covington News appreciates the individual and collective contributions made by all current and past public, private, and ...

March 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy welcomes new NHS members

The Piedmont Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomes 10 new members on Feb. 23. Seniors Georgia Allen and Grace Roberts, Juniors Brett Bush ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC announces Dean’s List and President’s List for local residents

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is pleased to announce that two Newton County students were named to the institution's prestigious President's List, while ...

March 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Legislators ‘working through’ BOE pay raise request

At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) approved a resolution to ask for a salary increase for ...

March 12, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


BOE approves new alternative program, athletic facilities

At its March 7 meeting the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) approved the development of an in-house alternative education and support ...

March 08, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


NCCA receives STEM certification banner

On March 6, the Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Institute received its official Georgia Department of Education STEM ...

March 07, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


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Three Newton County Schools and the District Make AYP After CRCT Summer Retests

After tabulating the scores from summer retests the Newton County School district as a whole and has passed Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2008-2009 school year.

Students were able to take the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests again during the summer break and the Georgia Department of Education announced the results Thursday.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Live Oak students take a “Friendship Adventure” with Ronald McDonald and say “NO” to bullying

The school counseling program at Live Oak Elementary is doing big things toaddress bullying and friendship skills this month. On September 11, the school's counselors, Shainita Heath and Pamela Manigault, invited a special guest to talk to students about bullying and friendship. Who was that guest? Well, it was Ronald McDonald, of course! Ronald McDonald took the students on "A Friendship Adventure." "A Friendship Adventure" is a comprehensive program that focuses onfriendship, cooperation, individual responsibility, anti-bullying, and active play forthe mind and body. This was a culminating event to reinforce what the counselors have been teaching ...

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


BOC supports keeping GPC, DeKalb Tech separate

In April, a high-ranking group of education officials recommended that the state consider creating a comprehensive community college system by merging the technical colleges and two-year colleges, but now five months later, the County Commissioners are saying they believe those colleges should stay separate.

September 30, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Piedmont Homecoming

The 2009 homecoming festivities for Piedmont Academy concluded Friday, Sept. 25 with the crowning of Miss Cougar, Amanda Hauther, and Miss Homecoming Queen, Lana Hiett. Prior to the parade of the court, the school welcomed former homecoming queens and Miss Cougars for their 40th anniversary celebration. With clear weather for the evening, the court paraded the field riding in convertibles.

September 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Mock homecoming

September 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Alcovy High School senior named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist

Alcovy High School senior Eric Ritenour has been named a semifinalist in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program. Over 1.5 million students in about 22,000 high schools in the United States enter the National Merit Scholarship Program each year. Ritenour is one of only 16,000 highest scorers (less than 1 percent of the nation's high school graduating seniors) to qualify as a semi-finalist. He now has the opportunity to advance in the competition for one of the 8,200 Merit Scholarship $2,500 awards.

September 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Infinite Campus available for parent access

The Newton County School System's new student portal, Infinite Campus, is now online and accessible to parents. Infinite Campus has replaced the district's previous online program, Student Track.A Quick Link to Infinite Campus is posted on the Newton County School System website at www.newtoncountyschools.org for easy access. In order to access a student's information, parents will need the child's student identification number and birth date. Parents should contact the child's school if they do not know the student's identification number. At this time, elementary parents may access student attendance and discipline ...

September 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Mobile Discovery Center visits local elementary school

Students at East Newton Elementary School received a hands-on experience with science Thursday by boarding the National Science Center's Mobile Discovery Center - a rolling science class designed by the United States Army.

September 25, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


summer dean's list

September 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Oxford College publishes history of campus architecture

The old wish, "If these walls could only talk," has come almost literally true for Oxford College and Emory University. Oxford announced today that it has published "Cornerstone and Grove," a history of the campus where Emory University, established in 1836, began. Subtitled "A Portrait in Architecture and Landscape of Emory's Birthplace in Oxford, Georgia," the book was written by Erik Oliver, who is a native and current resident of the city of Oxford.

September 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Classes resume for Newton County students tomorrow

Newton County School System officials have decided to reopen the schools Thursday. The decision came after administrators consulted with the Newton County Emergency Management officials.

"Parents should have their children at the bus stop on time in the morning but due the combination of rerouting buses and the heavy traffic on alternative roadways, expect possible delays in both morning pickup and afternoon delivery of students," said Sherri Viniard, NCSS public relations director, in a press release.

September 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Summer re-tests mark CRCT, AYP improvements

Several students took the Criterion Reference Competency Test (CRCT) for a second time over the summer, and the percentage that passed could make a difference in their school and the Newton County School System - possibly even coming off the dreaded "Needs Improvement" list.

September 20, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


Covington resident awarded General Mills scholarship

Andrew Smith, the son of Mike and Dana Smith, is the recipient of a $2,400 General Mills Foundation Post-High School Scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year.

September 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside homecoming court

The ladies of Eastside: Front row: Seniors Nicole Gaither, Amanda Henderson, Michelle Roton, Tyeshia Little, Lacey Wheeler and Natalie Stubbs. Back row: Juniors Chelsea Phillips, Raven Williams, Melissa Dingler; sophomores Kelsey Butler, Holly Croom, Chloe Weaver; freshmen Tyrin Turner, Amina Ibere, Lauren Thomas.

September 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


BOE approves additional cuts

Faced with more reductions to their revenue, the Newton County Board of Education was forced to make more cuts to its budget in an effort to make up for approximately $6,300,000 in expected revenue that the system will not receive.

September 17, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Education


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